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Originally Posted by kazzjohnson View Post

What's paracord and what/who is MC?

When I said eBay, I meant FurryLetters, it's recommended in OP as good and cheap alternative to MDPC.

Ah ok Furryletters is good from what I hear. Paracord is a nylon string that has 1 million and 1 uses. It is a little harder to sleeve with as it doesnt expand. But it gives the wires a nice cloth feel and is super dense. MC is MicroCenter, sorry just to lame to type all the way out lol.

Some people dont loike paracord, but I prefer it. Google it and you will find a lot about it.


And to Nomnomnom, yeah you need to melt it to the bottom of the crimp. Sometimes it takes a few tries, but makes sure you get the crimp hot at the same time, which seems to help
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post #8672 of 14333
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking View Post

Ah ok Furryletters is good from what I hear. Paracord is a nylon string that has 1 million and 1 uses. It is a little harder to sleeve with as it doesnt expand. But it gives the wires a nice cloth feel and is super dense. MC is MicroCenter, sorry just to lame to type all the way out lol.

Some people dont loike paracord, but I prefer it. Google it and you will find a lot about it.


And to Nomnomnom, yeah you need to melt it to the bottom of the crimp. Sometimes it takes a few tries, but makes sure you get the crimp hot at the same time, which seems to help

So melt it just where the pin bites into the insulation?
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You want to put it where the wire and the flat part of the connector are. So you have the two "fins" then the flat part, then the wire...of you are in that "flat part" of the connector you should be fine.thumb.gif
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post #8674 of 14333
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Originally Posted by NomNomNom View Post

So melt it just where the pin bites into the insulation?

No past that. You melt it and squeeze/twist at the narrowest point. This way, it holds onto the wire by being smaller than the insulation.

Edit: what audioholic said... smile.gif
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Anyone know the best way to sleeve this? I am going for 8mm cable sleeving..so my goal is to have it look like this...

But it looks like this

(just one of those, so its the cable then the U)
I am doing all custom cables so if I have to do any soldering or cutting I am not concerned thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by audioholic View Post

Anyone know the best way to sleeve this? I am going for 8mm cable sleeving..so my goal is to have it look like this...

But it looks like this

(just one of those, so its the cable then the U)
I am doing all custom cables so if I have to do any soldering or cutting I am not concerned thumb.gif

Best way is going to be cutting off the double wires and splice them in so its a y instead of a u.
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thought so thanks
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They are very snug even with using the tool. I seriously have to wrap the end of the wire around my finger, press my thumb against the connector and pull while holding the extraction tool with my other hand. I have multiple gashes on my thumb due to the two prongs sticking up that are perpendicular to the "wings" in the picture below.


Cant even begin to count the amount of times I have done that lol

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White, Titanium MK1, Color-X.

Great to see you posting here bud.
post #8679 of 14333
Got tired of taping every wire before sleeving it. Picked up some colored 3/32" heat-shrink to use instead. Much easier thumb.gif
    
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Got tired of taping every wire before sleeving it. Picked up some colored 3/32" heat-shrink to use instead. Much easier thumb.gif

Why not just get a roll of this
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