These will be going on some HE4XX’s. I believe i’ll “need” (some items optional) the following.
Quad core microphone cable.
(1) 1/4" plug
(2) 1/8" plugs
Y split/strain relief
Paracord or etc. for sleeving
Am i missing anything?
I’m thinking of using:
Mogami W2893 or W2534 cable. Id like nice, flexible cable. Don’t need fancy, just quality, flexible cable.
Neutrik or Amphenol 1/4" TRS.
No idea about the 1/8" plugs… need to figure out what will fit the recess in the HE4XX and match the 1/4" (as best as possible).
I’ve seen loads of cool Y strain splits but have no idea where to get them. Something inexpensive but good looking.
Paracord planet stuff most likely. Though not sure what sizes will fit the full (not disassembling the Mogami wire pre-split) wire. The post-split to 1/8" should be easy to size.
Anyone have any good recommendations for parts (anything better than what i listed - am i even close? lol) or places to order? I know Redco has most of what i’m looking for. Amazon too as far as connectors and even para possibly.
@brux has a bit of a backlog if you don’t mind being patient, but Hart Audio Cables could be an easy solution. You’d buy a singular headphone cable (either the dual 2.5mm or dual 3.5mm dependent on which variant your 4XX has), and two interconnects(whatever single ended and balanced you want). The headphone cable is 4.5’ long and the split can either be done with heatshrink or a hardware split. He uses 550 paracord before the split and 325 paracord after the split, both of which can be done in custom colors. The interconnects come in 3" 1’ and 4’ lengths, and also use 550 paracord that can be done in different colors. He’s using Mogami w2799 for the wire (at least to my knowledge, as when prepping for first round production, that’s what he was finding preferable).
To be clear, I’m not paid for this, and have no stake in the company. I simply find him to be an honest person with fair prices and a good product that I use myself.
Oh nice! Yeah that sounds pretty close to what i plan to do myself. I’ve got 60% of the required parts already so just be doing them myself. I enjoy soldering and DIY projects. Going to be doing some bookshelves and towers early next year as well. I’ve made loads of USB, power supply, speaker, sub/RCA and gamepad cables over the years but never a “nice” headphone cable for an amp.
There any DIY sections here? I looked but couldnt find any.
Ah i remember that guide! I stumbled on that a few months ago when i was initially looking to start this process. Good info in there. I personally dont get the braided cables, but for looks, to each their own! lol
Not on your list: a good soldering iron and a quality electronic parts solder preferably with 4% or higher silver content. The only reason I make my own cables is because I can control the quality of every single item that goes into the build.
I’ve got the soldering and electronics equipment thankfully. I’ll have to check my solder. Pretty sure most of mine is the standard 60/40 rosin core. I’ve never had an issue with it in other electronics (including audio components) personally.
I bought an expensive iron years ago, and I’ve never regretted it.
Analog temperature control, but the big win is how little the temperature drops when you use it on larger connectors or wires and how fast it recovers.
Yeah i hear ya on that. No idea what brand mine is but it’s decent. Can heat up and recovery good enough for electronics work. I’m not trying to solder 0 gauge car amp cable or anything lol. I never do enough soldering (maybe 4 times a year) to make the investment in a good (few $100) station. Maybe one day.