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Old 25th August 2011, 04:15 AM   #11
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If I was doing it again I would buy a replacement cable and attach the new wire about 1/2" from the connector. Not ideal I know (I know!!) but reliable at least.


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The dog chewed the cable about a cm from the headphone plug
Luckily she likes thin cables and left the phones intact.
The 3106 looks like a good choice but may be difficult to get into the single 1/4" jack.
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Old 27th August 2011, 02:10 PM   #12
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nope, you wont have any problem fitting it, its not that thick, its a good fit actually
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Old 27th August 2011, 02:19 PM   #13
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If you do go the road of needing braiding there's a seller on ebay "furryletters" is the cheapest around with a big variety of sizes colours etc.

I made a set (forked out for the cardas connectors) but the cable broke a few times at the connector. PITA. If I was doing it again I would buy a replacement cable and attach the new wire about 1/2" from the connector. Not ideal I know (I know!!) but reliable at least.


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sorry to say, but it sounds to me like you did something wrong a few times, or used very thick cable with no strain relief. i havent had the problem you describe or had it reported to me and i do this professionally so ive done hundreds of senn cables. on one of my personal portable cables for my hd600 (only 4' long for if i feel like annoying people on the bus) i havent even used any strain relief, or added any hotglue to the connector and its still perfectly fine after using it for over a year.

so basically, make a good solid joint, fill the cup with hotglue or epoxy, add some heatshrink over the top and you wont have any problem.
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or you could just have VERY bad luck
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Old 28th August 2011, 10:21 AM   #15
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I managed to fix the original cable. Ended up cutting the bottom of the plug as well to get enough wire to work with. Stripping the enamel of the small bit of cable was difficult as strands kept breaking. What saved me was buying some liquid insulation tape. Great stuff, wish I had some handy before. A wrap of self amalgamating tape and it works fine and still flexible.

I might go with navships sheathed 4 core after all and will report back. It may be a bit stiff and sound bright but worth a try.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 01:53 PM   #16
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I received the 4 core shielded cable from navships (ebay). eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d?r
Bought the plugs and a connex headphone plug from partsconnexion. I had a bit of trouble soldering the cardas headphone plugs without melting the rubber. I kept having dropouts and it turned out to be the stupid connex plug. Don't ever buy one its complete junk.
Finally bought a very nice Amphenol plug locally which fits the thin wire very well. I used the full 15' for now but plan to use a metre to make a phono cable for my Micro seiki arm.

While I was sorting out the soldering I was a bit worried as it was quite bright with highs accentuated. Through the DAC1 it was an improvement but through the Sapphire it was painfull. I was a bit worried.

Listened through 8 to 10 CD's and records. By the time I got it all sorted it seems to have smoothed out and I now love the improvement. Veils lifted and all that. For the price I am very pleased but would like to compare against a Cardas cable to be sure. Strongly recomended till then. It is a bit stiff but I don't dance around with my phones on so I don't have a problem. I do have to unroll it a bit before I sit down but I do have 15 foot. Unfortunaltely navships hasnt listed any more.
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Old 5th October 2011, 12:42 AM   #17
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>> Stripping the enamel of the small bit of cable was difficult as strands kept breaking. What saved me was buying some liquid insulation tape.

Not sure how liquid insulation did that.

About ayear ago I faced that same insulating material (lacquer like, red & green) and would like to know how to get a good solder connection.

I built the cable qusp recommended. It is stout, but sounds great, all fifty feet of it.

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only 2 ways i know how to do lacquer. a solder pot, or mini torch followed immediately with tinning with good flux. I never got good joints with the scraping method.
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glad you like it Dick, yeah its a bit thicker than stock, but its still very flexible, so i have no qualms recommending it due to ease of use and high quality construction. people often use the mogami quad and thats stiffer and not individually shielded. with 50 foot (wtf?) if it wasnt like that you could end up with some serious crosstalk.
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