Rewiring Grado SR60 phones (and some tiny Mics too) - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Everything Else
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd November 2001, 05:41 AM   #1

I need some help on rewiring my Grado SR-60 headphones. The reason I am doing this is because I have some very small "Low-Cost Binaural" microphones from mounted on the poles on the headphones' headband.

I want to combine this mess of bulky wires into just one integrated and compact assembly, leading from only one ear of my headphones to the tiny (mini)DISC recorder.

What kind of wire should I use (for both the headphones and the mics)? I am thinking about using 30g 99.999% silver wire or 6N copper magnet wire for both the mics and headphones, because I have heard a lot of praise from people using this kind of wire for interconnects (and its real cheap). However, Im not sure of what type of wire is normally used with these mics and headphones, or if my choice of wire is good. Recommendations?

(I guess I need something that is durable* and flexible, not prone to damage via kinkingf, maybe rubber coated or something...)

In any event, I hope to end up with headphones and mics that sound at least as good as original, if not better, and no tangly cable mess, so I can be more like James Bond, instead of Gilligan from Gilligan Island.

I need advice on:

a) How to best make the connection between the snipped off lead wires of the mics and headphones to the new wires, for audiophile grade connections? (solder, crimp, etc.?)

b) What types of insulation is traditionally needed to cover microphone and headphone wires? (not the outer jacketing)

c) What type of insulation is necessary between each of the wires (2 for mics and 2 for phones), within the bulk assembly Im making?

c) Should braid the lines?

I appreciate any help, and I'll tell you about how it goes. They are pretty nifty and stealth like this, combined with MD recorder. It looks like Im just wearing headhones when recording, and it offers realtime monitoring of the recording signal. But alas, all this bulky wire is drivng me nuts.

Thank you,
  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how much DC through phones is okay? cuibono Everything Else 2 20th April 2008 12:22 AM
Favorite cordless phones? joe carrow Everything Else 15 18th April 2007 12:00 AM
Tiny, tiny DC-DC converter jackinnj Power Supplies 1 28th June 2006 07:03 PM
any good tiny tiny tweeters? THOR Multi-Way 18 28th June 2004 06:42 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:13 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2