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Old 3rd January 2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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I know this is sort of an obvious question but ;

Does anyone have recommendations for bulk cable to make a new headphone cable out of. I have some stuff from radio shack that's labeled "microphone cable". That I've been using for things. But i'd like to find some nice cable to make a short cord for my new AKG's ..

ANy thoughts ??

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Old 3rd January 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Go for flexibility and low mass?
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Old 3rd January 2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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Where can I get it though ? What cable ? What vendor .....

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Old 3rd January 2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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Mogami W2893 it's 4.8mm thick which is awesome... maybe.

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Hook up two of the leads to ground on both ends, but leave the shield in the cable and unconnected.

If you want something US/Swiss instead of Japanese, then you can go with Gotham's GAC-4/1. Their Mini looks really attractive. It's thinner and less capacitive.

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Old 3rd January 2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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Oh. My reasons for the selections I presented are as follows:
-Twisted Pair cables are great for interferance rejection
-Two leads for ground decreases resistance and maintains high channel seperation
-Unconnected shield because it's nearly useless at short lengths with twisted pairs, and in an unbalanced setup it adds a lot of capacitance to the ground... which is not good for everything... including your audio source.
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Old 3rd January 2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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Perfect ! Thank you !

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Old 3rd January 2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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An unconnected shield could invite noise and interference. Better to have no shield or a grounded shield.
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An unconnected shield could invite noise and interference. Better to have no shield........
fixed, with headphones the best you can do is create an antennae that doesnt even cover the voice coil. the shield cant be connected at both ends, forget the shield; remove it
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Old 4th January 2012, 01:53 AM   #9
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Please explain:

"fixed, with headphones the best you can do is create an antennae that doesnt even cover the voice coil. the shield cant be connected at both ends, forget the shield; remove it"
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Old 4th January 2012, 04:56 AM   #10
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coach, by 'fixed' qusp means that he modified the quote. The shield does not work in the intended way in this application.
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