ugly soldering, but good sounding, the ghetto clou repair pics (large files)
Jun 14, 2003 at 6:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 19

usc goose

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to summarize, right channel started cutting out, opened my cables up, solder of right channel was busted as was return channel, did some quick and dirty soldering, isolated with lots of electrical tape and protected with paper clips.
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sounds great now.

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ugh

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solder return

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bridge gap with bit of speaker cable, after finishing this i wrapped each channel in electrical tape but those pictures didn't really come out that well.

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slide on inner cover, re-wrap in outer

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extra protection

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whoop, there it is.
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Jun 14, 2003 at 6:36 AM Post #2 of 19

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Now that looks like my kind of DIY project
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Messy and covered with tons of electrical tape
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Jun 14, 2003 at 2:44 PM Post #5 of 19

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Quote:

Originally posted by usc goose
to summarize, right channel started cutting out, opened my cables up, solder of right channel was busted as was return channel, did some quick and dirty soldering, isolated with lots of electrical tape and protected with paper clips.
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sounds great now.


Makers of $1000+ interconnects are reaching for their bottles of Mylanta in response!

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Jun 14, 2003 at 2:49 PM Post #6 of 19

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Thing is, if you're going to do this... might as well upgrade the whole cable. That's what I did.
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Jun 14, 2003 at 3:54 PM Post #7 of 19

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Hi,

Man, that is bad. What happened? Did your amp have to protect you from Arnold-gone-Terminator?

I must agree with Lan. It is probably far more easier. What I usually do is that keep the cable and use it for hook up wire.

Current soldering job looks like it's gonna fail sometime soon ...

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Jun 14, 2003 at 10:29 PM Post #8 of 19

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took me 5 minutes and sounds like new. i'm happy. fails again, i'll consider more options. whats teflon tape for? i hate the way it looks.
 
Jun 14, 2003 at 10:58 PM Post #9 of 19

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took me 5 minutes and sounds like new. i'm happy. fails again, i'll consider more options. whats teflon tape for? i hate the way it looks.


You really don't know what teflon tape is used for? Plumbing joints.

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Jun 14, 2003 at 11:40 PM Post #10 of 19

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i guess my question was more, is it really worth it to use teflon? does it get that hot in there or what? or is it a dielectric issue.
 
Jun 16, 2003 at 8:40 PM Post #12 of 19

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well you know "they is some po' folk out in the world." not all of us can cough up for a new cardas every time something bad happens.

where's that team broke application?

on second though. i'm starting team ghetto diy. who's coming with me?
 
Jun 17, 2003 at 12:43 AM Post #13 of 19

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on second though. i'm starting team ghetto diy. who's coming with me?


*shakes head* i did some ghetto stuff but um... it's hidden under the techflex and heatshrink
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. Gotta love the paper "dielectric"
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Jun 17, 2003 at 10:40 PM Post #14 of 19

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on second though. i'm starting team ghetto diy. who's coming with me?


count me in...
when I made my CMOY, I really wanted a wooden enclosure but I couldn't find anything in a store that I wanted to use, so I decided to make it by myself and w/ a friend. ghetto indeed...
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I like to call it the birdhouse.

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Jun 18, 2003 at 3:02 AM Post #15 of 19

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Wow, ghetto indeed!

Once my adapters get here, I'll post pics of the inside of my current project.........."squished" may be a little mild to describe it, tho........hehehe
 

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