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Old 24th November 2009, 07:50 AM   #21
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Exclamation What is the required pin diameter for a phono cable cartridge clip ?

Hi,

What is the required pin diameter for a phono cable cartridge clip ?

Any DIY clips project available ?

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Old 24th November 2009, 08:14 AM   #22
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Hi,

What is the required pin diameter for a phono cable cartridge clip ?

Any DIY clips project available ?

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boyz at Vinyl Engine gave one good tip - find any D-sub (female ) connector - 9 or 25 oin , dismantle it , and you'll have plenty of cartridge clips .

tip: old printer or mouse or serial port ...... I can't even remember which one is female
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Hi Zen,

Is that of the standard size ? Will that match all the carts ?

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Old 24th November 2009, 11:31 AM   #24
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Hi Zen,

Is that of the standard size ? Will that match all the carts ?

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yup

pic from VE

I tried - works like a charm
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cotton insulated litz wire - scavenged from old RF coils

just find any broken ( even functional is good enough ) Boombox with MW , and pull that coil from ferrite rod
have an ample supply of "litz" 4-34 and 4-36 magnet wire that I'll gladly send a bunch to someone if they want to try it. (technically i think it is just twisted and not a true litz)

I also have to bonded triple #31 which one wire could be removed from to do two discrete runs.

these are just insulated magnet wires and do not have any cotton serving.

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Dave , just wanna say that I had recently pleasure to make one nice attenuator ( for one member of our local forum ), based on pair of your AVC ;
dunno is there another pair in Serbia

that was really a pleasure , both in wiring and listening later .

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Hi,

Some nice cable clips are available from HARWIN. But, I am not sure on the size that needs to be used for a phono cartridge. So, What is the internal diameter required for a cartridge clip ?

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Be forewarned - soldering 36ga stranded wire will drive you to the looney bin. I just finished a set of tonearm wires that went straight from cart clips to ICs to RCA connectors. 7 strand silver plated copper wire totaling 36ga. Teflon insulation. The teflon's melting point was beyond the solder temp, so I couldn't allow the solder to burn it off. Stripping it with fingernails just damaged and broke the strands. Ended up carefully and VERY lightly scoring the insulation with a very sharp razor blade, then gripping the end with fine grit sandpaper between my fingers. That worked well - those times when I didn't slice into the wires with the razor blade.

When I did get to solder, sometimes the temp of the solder melted the wire.

I don't ever want to work with that stuff again. Ugh.
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Default D-sub pins are directly available...

Hi Zen,

I searched a lot on the D-sub (female ) connectors. Found some really promising info on that. The pins are directly available for purchase: CINCH

Is that the one that is really needed ? Please suggest...

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Hi Zen,

I searched a lot on the D-sub (female ) connectors. Found some really promising info on that. The pins are directly available for purchase: CINCH

Is that the one that is really needed ? Please suggest...

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Bins.
maybe is faster to find any old cable with this ( or 25 ) ;

in 25 ones you'll find several unused pins ...... with unused - I mean clean , not soldered .

they all have gold plating
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