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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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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 03:21:44 AM »
Just to follow up.
I spoke with Darktrain and he was kind to offer his help if I wanted to ship a cable from cdint to him. In the mean time I also spoke with Peter Martin from rfshop.co.uk, who was willing to make a cable.
rfshop is not an audio cable maker, but works with coaxial cables,  so I sent a black Neutrik right angle mini jack (NTP3RC-B) and he made a cable within a couple of days. The cable look great and work as expected.

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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 08:43:10 AM »
Looks perfect.  Glad you got it all worked out.
That female dot 'Y' adapter should be a standard piece of DPA 406x taper gear.
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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 12:57:40 PM »
...and here's the one I got from darktrain. Connectors are from CD Int'l.
Very well built and works like a charm.
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Re: 2x Microdot > 3.5mm (1/8") Y cable?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 12:31:02 AM »
...and here's the one I got from darktrain. Connectors are from CD Int'l.
Very well built and works like a charm.

darktrain hooked me up too!  Quality build as always.

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