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Hey folks, I'm in need of someone who can help me mod my cable. It's a Danacables Lazuli: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/danacable-lazuli-for-hd800.934402/

I want to shorten it (in half) and terminated in a 2.5mm trrs. With the remaining half of the cable I want to make it mini xlr's (Audeze, zmf, etc.) to 2.5mm trrs.

Let me know if you are up to the challenge and we can discuss price, details, etc.
I would expect a member in good standing or with some good references for obvious reasons. I'm in the US.
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I would contact @PLUSSOUND
They've done a few re-termination for me and all turned out great.
 
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Triton Audio (David Choy) aka @alpha421 here on headfi.

Very good pricing and turn time. I own no fewer than 4 of his products and can vouch for the workmanship.
 
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Triton Audio (David Choy) aka @alpha421 here on headfi.

Very good pricing and turn time. I own no fewer than 4 of his products and can vouch for the workmanship.
Thanks guys, I got a quote from David and I'm looking to get a couple more quotes from others also.
 
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I would love to help on this, but I do not have any of the cable building gear (connectors, heat shrinks, etc) on hand. I can look into it if you do not find a suitable quote, It will just take a bit longer for turn around.

Good Luck with your project.
 
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Thanks guys, I got a quote from David and I'm looking to get a couple more quotes from others also.
I have dealt with David in the past and the turn around time was very fast.
 
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Ok now pressure has come to my side to whether just ask to buy it right now...
 
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You are dangerously close my friend! :smile: I'm missing the correct jack in my diy box otherwise I was gonna start chopping things up tonight and doing it myself! Lol
 
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2.5mm trrs are fun, I just soldered one on my son's drop th-x00, easiest one I've ever done, got an eidolic connector, they have a spacious barrel that was large enough for me to get the th-x00 cord in with room to spare. If you do it yourself, I will say that usually I pre tin connectors, but with how small the 2.5 trrs are, I tried without and it went right on, I did use a bit of flux though, just the tiniest dab, I have a calligraphy pen (nib) that is perfect for this, though paperclip method works just as well. Good luck
 
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Yes, I was thinking about that same Eidolic spacious barrel jack but was a bit nervous ****ing up the jack considering how small the contacts are on the 2.5mm that I've seen.
I have cardas eutectic solder which apparently already has flux in it and an ok soldering gun with temp control.
Guys any pointers I can get on technique, what temperature to use, etc. would be much appreciated!
 
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That solder is perfect, when not pre-tinning, a little extra flux does not hurt, particular since you want a real hot tip for a near instant solder, like 650 f, pre tin the wire, i did one at a time cut to exact length with the pre tin tip bent 90 degrees so that it wraps the small contact point. Pre tin your smallest flat tip and push and solder 2 seconds each.

Alternatively, you can fan the wire and connect it with the wire held at a 90 angle to the connector with the leads extended past, this gives the advantage of being able to use clamps and weights to hold them tight to the connector easier, and then cut off the excess after soldering, but you have to guess on the lengths. Then bend all the wires parallel to the connector.

Both methods work, both require some thought and care. A clamp can serve as a heat sink if you attach at the male end of the trrs (whichever you are soldering at the time) and can keep the connector from getting too hot inside where the insulation is. Electrical tape can be used to stiffen and to fill space and the shrink wrap on top to make it neat. Make sure to secure the finished product, and make sure when finished that you did not damage the connector, you can prod the tip and rings and they should not wiggle much at all and of course you can use a multimeter to make sure nothing shorted.

Good luck, sorry if some of my tips do not make sense, im not always the best at describing what i mean
 
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