DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread
Mar 11, 2022 at 6:19 AM Post #10,261 of 10,315

frank2908

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Hi guys, thanks for your reply, after testing with new Rean mini xlr male and female with proper sized cable ( smaller than 4.5 mm ) and with the blue plastic vise, they do fit propperly. I was my mistake trying with 24 awg 4 strand braided cable that doesn't fit.
On another note, anyone tried this on their cable?
Flexo thin sleeve
Looks like an interesting sleeve with some pros, lightweigh enough that you dont neet to strip out the rubber layer and thin. Although it will not protects the cable from scratch or cuts, at least it will works on lightweight cable to prevent memory curling effect. Not sure about microphonics though.
 
Mar 13, 2022 at 4:53 PM Post #10,262 of 10,315

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Today on vacation so I'm looking for my favorite hobby is assembling headphone cables, so I decided to try to search the old cables in the drawer and found that I found Oyide cables, so I didn't hesitate to find the rest of the equipment, 1 hour after assembling the cable Finished as shown in the picture, now I don't have time to test the sound, tonight I will try to see if the sound is good or not.
 

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Mar 15, 2022 at 6:03 PM Post #10,263 of 10,315

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Practice until proficient
 

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Mar 19, 2022 at 9:55 PM Post #10,264 of 10,315

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Would anyone on this thread mind to make a short 3-pin 3.5mm to dual female RCA cable for me (Y-splitter)? Needing something transparent sounding to pair with my premium Neotech pure silver RCA cable - will be with Mojo 2 as an output. Or any cable maker recommendations would be helpful.
 
Mar 27, 2022 at 8:24 AM Post #10,265 of 10,315

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Does any one have a source for a quality 4.4mm right angle connector like those on Fiio cables?

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Has any one managed to take one of these apart?
 
Mar 27, 2022 at 1:12 PM Post #10,266 of 10,315

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I stopped using them on my builds due to them causing stress/breakage and coming back to me for repair.
My soldering is strong and I also place heatshrink over the terminations to add strength but I find that users accidentally pull on them and they're more susceptible to failure that way. Risk of damage to the socket is also greater than when a straight plug and pulling out force is applied to the cable.
Just a thought.
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 1:48 PM Post #10,267 of 10,315

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I'm building my first custom cable, I picked up some Paracord from Paracord Planet. It has these white strands running through the middle. Do people usually remove these strands when making headphone cables? I assume they're there for strength that a headphone cable doesn't need. My instinct is to tie the strands to the cable I'm going to run through the paracord and use it to pull the cable through. But if I should keep these strands inside for some reason that's not obvious to me, let me know.

Here's a photo of my paracord and the white strands in question
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Mar 29, 2022 at 2:13 PM Post #10,268 of 10,315

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I'm building my first custom cable, I picked up some Paracord from Paracord Planet. It has these white strands running through the middle. Do people usually remove these strands when making headphone cables? I assume they're there for strength that a headphone cable doesn't need. My instinct is to tie the strands to the cable I'm going to run through the paracord and use it to pull the cable through. But if I should keep these strands inside for some reason that's not obvious to me, let me know.

Here's a photo of my paracord and the white strands in question
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Yep, pull them out
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 7:55 PM Post #10,269 of 10,315

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I bought some litz wire, 8 cores, 4 cores are Silver plated OCC Copper, the other 4 cores are 24k Gold plated OCC Copper. How would you wire this onto your drivers? I was thinking split the Gold my left and right signal channels, and then run the Silver to Ground. Am I getting the full benefit of the Gold plating this way? Should I just forget the Silver plated Copper and run one Gold core to each signal and ground?
 
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Is it possible to use two different stranded wires for a balanced cable? E.g. 0,25mm for signal and 0,5mm for ground? Does it have any negative effects?
 
Apr 25, 2022 at 10:43 PM Post #10,271 of 10,315

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God, I hate working with enameled wire.

That is all.
 
Apr 26, 2022 at 11:37 AM Post #10,272 of 10,315

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God, I hate working with enameled wire.

That is all.
It's all in your technique.
I use a 'knife' soldering tip (T12) and heat to 380deg C.
Load the tip with just enough solder and then 'bathe' the stripped and twisted end of your wire in the molten solder until the enamel starts to bubble and burn off, just enough to leave you with a tinned end. Scrape off the hardened enamel with your fingernail or give it a quick rub with a piece of fine sandpaper.
Timing is everything as you don't want to burn the wire and also use something to hold the wire that isn't your fingers.
 
Apr 26, 2022 at 11:43 AM Post #10,275 of 10,315

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I'm building my first custom cable, I picked up some Paracord from Paracord Planet. It has these white strands running through the middle. Do people usually remove these strands when making headphone cables? I assume they're there for strength that a headphone cable doesn't need. My instinct is to tie the strands to the cable I'm going to run through the paracord and use it to pull the cable through. But if I should keep these strands inside for some reason that's not obvious to me, let me know.

Here's a photo of my paracord and the white strands in question
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Yes, use 2 of those white strands to tie to your cable and pull through the paracord as you state. It's bar far the easiest method for threading wire through paracord.
Make sure you use a reef knot for strength and try to keep the knot as small as possible. I usually feed slightly shorter lengths of wire through paracord runs as you will lose more length in the paracord than wire when braiding - saves on chopping off ends of protruding wire after braiding.
You'll find out what I mean....
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