DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread
Feb 23, 2022 at 8:14 AM Post #10,247 of 10,318

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Feb 23, 2022 at 8:17 AM Post #10,248 of 10,318

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The picture is of a 6.35mm but I assume that the 3.5 is the same, get rid if it and use some epoxy glue and you can also cut a small piece off of the mini xlr strain relief too, I always think that there is more chance that they will dig into the wire and cause a short over time anyway
 
Feb 23, 2022 at 10:11 AM Post #10,249 of 10,318

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I tried twisting the rean mini xlr rubber strain relief with rubber glove, it moves inward about 1 mm but the rubber start to tear and separate from the threaded part.
On the angled 3.5 neutrik, I cannot even twist it all the way in without the cable.
 
Feb 23, 2022 at 11:49 AM Post #10,250 of 10,318

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I used to use the barrel when I first started making interconnects but the connector was way too long. Much better to remove the barrel, hot glue the shell together and cut down the boot if needed.

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Feb 25, 2022 at 1:24 PM Post #10,251 of 10,318

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Planning to make a nice, lightweight, flexible balanced cable for my T50 Argon. I'm looking for wire recommendations. I see lots of recs for AliExpress sellers, but I'm hoping to find someone in the US that ships quicker than AE does. Any recs? Thanks!

I suspect most cable retailers in the U.S. probably source their cable stock from China and put a 3000% mark up on it.
I have a LOT of happy clients who ordered my Coffee Cranium cable with cable sourced from AE:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001604140527.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.0.0.21ef1802zcde6Z
Never taken more than 10 days to arrive and always great service. Probably bought 500m of this stuff and it's been great quality every time.
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Feb 25, 2022 at 5:44 PM Post #10,252 of 10,318

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Those came out nicely. I think a lot of the big boys: Cardas, Analysis Plus, Shunyata (minus Venom series), Tara Labs, Nordost, Kimber Kable, etc. are all made in the U.S.A. of U.S. materials. I assume there might not be a financial advantage once shipping is accounted for given the metals are likely similar in cost, but I could be wrong.
 
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Hi all, I would like to make myself a snazzy pure silver cable for my jhaudio which uses their 7 pin connector, I have managed to source the connectors but I'm struggling to find the pinout, does anyone happen to know please, thank you
 
Mar 5, 2022 at 5:23 PM Post #10,255 of 10,318

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Does anyone know how to do this braid please, like the cable pictured, it looks to be 8 wire twisted into pairs and then all 4 pairs twisted together but I don't see
how the wires stay together so well, thanks in advance for any input
 

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Mar 5, 2022 at 5:56 PM Post #10,256 of 10,318

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Does anyone know how to do this braid please, like the cable pictured, it looks to be 8 wire twisted into pairs and then all 4 pairs twisted together but I don't see
how the wires stay together so well, thanks in advance for any input
It's a Kimber/ALO braid. Incredibly difficult to do by hand (not impossible, but most of them are done by machine.)
Be careful - if you do manage to find a tutorial and make them by hand remember to use waaaay more wire than you do with other braids. I think I've seen it mentioned that you need 2.5 times the length of the final cable you need
 
Mar 7, 2022 at 6:19 AM Post #10,259 of 10,318

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It's probably because the plastic piece that goes inside the strain relief that pinches the cables is to tight
I just bought another rean mini xlr. The black plastic piece holding the cable inside the strain relief fits. But for the blue piece to be used with larger cable, the strain relief couldnt be tightened all the way. It seems to me illogical to send 2 pieces of plastic and only 1 fully fit.
Or it can be my techniques is wrong
 
Mar 7, 2022 at 6:42 AM Post #10,260 of 10,318

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Usually they have two strain reliefs to cover different cable diameters. Not sure if it's true of the minis though, I never used them.
 

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