DIY Audio General - stuff you're making, tips, advice sought, etc


#302

Now it’s portable surely the next step is to motorise including remote control.


#303

#304

and in shiny black plastic

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#305

I have an Audio note interconnect that has stopped working and have dismantled it and identified the signal cable had snapped inside its red sheath. I then tried re-terminating and do not have any silver solder -Please can someone help Identify which type of silver silver I need? - Plus I sure I need some flux as well?

Cheers
Andy


#306

Just use ordinary Sn62/Pb36/Ag2 multicore solder.

The issue is that the wires are individually insulated with lacquer, so you need burn that off. You need a hit iron, but too hot and the silver starts to dissolve into the solder.

It’s tricky stuff.


#307

Can you use a fine sandpaper for the lacquer, or are the wires just too fine?


#308

Too fine.

I get a hot iron and a blob of solder, the apply to the wire gently, moving it around until the lacquer burns off.

Then do the joint with fresh solder.


#309

Cheers I will try again - is 330 degrees a suitable temperature?


#310

I normally use closer to 400 for burning the lacquer off.

But start low and work your way up. You’ll know if you’re doing it wrong when the wire dissolves. :smile:


#311

Well I tried but despite the top advice, thanks Pete and Adam, I couldn’t manage soldering this back.
Too tricky for me at the moment.

A solder sucker might help me clean off the original jointing and something I will need for the future.
cheers


#312

Yes, lots of 0.9m interconnects out there that have been reterminated :grinning:


#313

Please can someone help with some wiring advice ? - I have nearly completed re housing my David Wright battery powered pre amp. I am awaiting arrival of some female RCA connectors so that I can finish it off. The original connection from terminals to RCA in and outs was via some very thin Litz type tonearm cable(see photo) - It worked fine however I don’t have enough of to terminate any and I know there are various, what I do have are croc clip wires would these be suitable?

thanks in advance

Otherwise what do you guys suggest?


#314

that “very thin Litz type tonearm cable” looks very much like Audio Note silver cable, is that what is too short and needs replacing?


#315

I am referring to the cable in the photo that looks like this stuff but perhaps even thinner - Is that Audionote as well as the silver interconnect in the photo?


#316

the super thin wire? maybe its AN internal tonearm wire, but I cant be sure as I have never used it.

as for whether crock clip wire is suitable? it can be used to make a link and the amp will work.


#317

Not taking it through an airport security x-ray machine…


#318

It appears the pot in my pre is giving up so one of these is on the way
https://www.hificollective.co.uk/potentiometers/tkd-potentiometer.html
because a) foo b) big tags to assist hamfisted soldering.


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#320

Jeebus Rob :weary:

My eyes get itchy watching that. Welding memories cannot be erased.


#321

I did a bit of welding, never got any flash thankfully.

EYES!