Cable Building

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  1. AllanMarcus

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    Nice! Did you hear shrink between the tips and the Y? How's the flexibility of those two parts of the cable? What heat shrink did you use?
     

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    Heat shrink on each branch of the Y is continued right down to the split, I used some loctite glue to hold everything nice an tight at the Y.

    Heat shrink is LG 3:1, 3/16ths and 3/64ths, it's a perfect fit for 2893, decently flexible but naturally a bit more stiff than the 2893 itself but not overly microphonic.
     
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    Aside from beads and the relatively pricey y-splitters available for cables, has anyone found a good, cheap, made-for-something-else hard Y-splitter? I've been thinking about making a little mold as the simplest solution.

    Also, any advice on the thinnest heat shrink for the twisted pairs up to the phones? What I've been using isn't bad, but one can always get more flexible.

    Here's a 6-strand, the most I've done and probably all I can manage with a bulldog clip as my rig.

    [​IMG]
     
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    My suggestion would be to find a decorative bead with sufficient inner diameter to fit your cable as a guide and use clear heatshrink around it.

    Kinda hard to describe well. Something like this, but with larger ID: https://www.amazon.com/PandaHall-St...TF8&qid=1493681144&sr=8-4&keywords=long+beads

    You may not necessarily need a custom mold if you are able to find something similar in bulk.

    End result looks something like what BTG and Forza does for their split. Super clean looking in my opinion.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I often just use a piece of glue lined heatshrink, and hold the portion above the spilt closed using needle nose pliers to make the crotch of the splitter. Cheap, understated and after enough practice not too ugly. I have also thought of just buying a plug (from manufacturer to match the cord plug) and stealing the barrel and strain relief, then hooking it up so the strain relief is fixed on the single cable side, and the split comes out of the (now) open top. The neutrik mini-xlr comes to mind, the barrel on that is not huge and the strain relief chokes down pretty tight by just screwing into the barrel.
     
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    I believe I stole this from someone here a while ago (apologies for not remembering who) but I sacrifice a cheap pen barrel, and cut it's length to desired size, then just use adhesive heatshrink over it. Ends up looking a lot like the Forza pic above
     

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