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2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« on: March 03, 2017, 12:11:26 PM »
Looking for a Y cable for my DPA's (2x microdot) to go into a 3.5mm preamp.
Who on TS should I contact?

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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 12:55:08 PM »
You can get CD Int'l to drop-ship a cable (Gutbucket has posted some models on here somewhere) to a cable-maker.  I would ask darktrain; he has indicated in the past that he will make these...

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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 01:48:52 PM »
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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 08:11:35 PM »
The link mentioned by aaronji can get you there.

The link to the cable is in this thread:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=179317.0

Then hit up darktrain.

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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 09:13:05 PM »
Here's the original thread with a direct link to the CDInt cables I used- https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=160895.msg2181334#msg2181334

You only need to order one cable from them, twice the desired length of your 'Y', with female 10-32 microdots connectors on each end.  That cable gets cut in half and both cut ends reterminated to your stereo 3.5 mini plug, mini-XLR or whatever.
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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 03:00:33 AM »
Here's the original thread with a direct link to the CDInt cables I used- https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=160895.msg2181334#msg2181334

I'm currently looking for the same connectors to make the same Y cable. I'm from Europe (France) which makes things a bit harder since microdot is not widely distributed here.

I've found two online resellers so far and I think they are selling the exact same connectors, but there's a huge price gap between them. Actually 10 times the price.

So I wanted you opinion on buying the cheapest one.

http://www.koax24.de/fr/boutique-en-ligne/article/unf-10-32-buchse-gerade-loet-crimp-microdot-fuer-rg174-rg188-rg316.html at €20,55 + €6,55 (tax) = €27,10 = 29,0965 USD

https://www.rfshop.co.uk/index.php/10-32jack-rg316-microdot-compatible-female.html at £2,00 + £0,40 (tax) = £2,40 = €2,76906 = 2,97306 USD
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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 03:46:37 AM »
Here's the original thread with a direct link to the CDInt cables I used- https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=160895.msg2181334#msg2181334

I'm currently looking for the same connectors to make the same Y cable. I'm from Europe (France) which makes things a bit harder since microdot is not widely distributed here.

I've found two online resellers so far and I think they are selling the exact same connectors, but there's a huge price gap between them. Actually 10 times the price.

So I wanted you opinion on buying the cheapest one.

http://www.koax24.de/fr/boutique-en-ligne/article/unf-10-32-buchse-gerade-loet-crimp-microdot-fuer-rg174-rg188-rg316.html at €20,55 + €6,55 (tax) = €27,10 = 29,0965 USD

https://www.rfshop.co.uk/index.php/10-32jack-rg316-microdot-compatible-female.html at £2,00 + £0,40 (tax) = £2,40 = €2,76906 = 2,97306 USD

If memory serves, Audioroot (from Sélestat, 67) also make custom cables. I bought one of my preamps and a couple of accessories from them. Probably worth contacting Antoine Malnati.

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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 11:50:40 AM »
10-32 is correct the microdot size.  Keep in mind that a special crimping tool is needed to install them onto the cable.  That's one reason the option to buy a cable pre-terminated with female dots and cut it in half is attractive.

Alternate sources may be:
1) DPA extension cables (I think DPA now uses female microdot connectors on these.  DPA used to use male microdots and female barrel connectors, which also works but is less ideal)
2) Test lab supply electronics companies (10-32 microdot is a not uncommon small coaxial connector for lab equipment test leads and interconnects)
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"The mix of the Double M/S signals with a large A/B configuration of omnis results in the spacious sound that is often desired. This option also provides decorrelated low-frequency signals." -Helmut Wittek

 

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