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Old 09-30-2021, 10:46 PM
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Default DIY LCD Cable Take II

Doing some digging on the net and then actual experimenting, I discovered that only pins 1 (+) and 3 (-) on the mini 4pin XRL's are necessary for cable hook-up. This makes assembly easier.

The cable is a single run of Morgami 2534 quad star. One white and one blue for each transducer. The mini XLR's are Neutrik Rean and the 1/4 stereo Neutrik. Length is 18 feet. Total cost about $45.

Overall, the sound is a bit more to my liking than the previous. Certainly more comfortable as this single run of four conductors is lighter than the dual run of shielded two conductor.

The shield floats unconnected to the mini XLR's and to the 1/4". I did experiment with connecting the shield to the 1/4" and there was 0 difference in the sound; it now floats, unconnected.

Again, I realize this is not a DIY site; perhaps there are a few folks however that will find this of interest.

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Thanks John - I now have a headphone amp with a balanced output (two actually) so will be building a balanced cable for my LCD 4’s.
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Good post John - I built similar using Mongami 2534 for LCD 3's - I do recommend attaching the shield to the amp end of the cable (one side only) - it won't hurt anything, and may provide some noise reduction if needed (floating, the shield offers no 'shielding' action).
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Tom-

When your cable is completed please post your thoughts. A nice thing about rolling your own is re-termination is No Problem when needed. Eyeing a dedicated balanced HPA myself.

CLPeterson-

Good suggestion on attaching the shield; it certainly won't hurt.

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