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Diy lowpro XLRs

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I guess i will chime in on the diy low pro xlr dealio.

I have been making these (see pics) for about 5 years.

I wanted serviceable connectors and have made probably 50 of these.

I guess is helps tha I have a machine shop.

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looks good. are these silver caps/knobs using the remaining thread of the machined shell to screw into place? looks like you're also using the a cut down cable chuck to keep all the internals of the XLR in place? 

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Hi Daniel, yep I leave 3 threads on the shell and the caps are threaded.

Neutrik uses an odd size (M17x1.0mm)

Chuck is cut down and cable entry is slotted and size is cable dependent.

I also envisioned anodizing in colors but never did.

thanks for the comment.

 

Tim

 

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6 hours ago, Tazzaria said:

Hi Daniel, yep I leave 3 threads on the shell and the caps are threaded.

Neutrik uses an odd size (M17x1.0mm)

Chuck is cut down and cable entry is slotted and size is cable dependent.

I also envisioned anodizing in colors but never did.

thanks for the comment.

 

Tim

 

Brilliant.

I was trying to develop something similar with 3d printing but gave up and paid cable man to do his resin filled versions. The issue i wanted to resolve was the exit angle of the cable. I thought i could use the new style neutriks (female threaded shell) to make a serviceable LP connector which would be relatively easy to change the exit angle of the cable (for use with different bits of kit). The problem was making a cap (similar to your own) which didn't screw into the metal shell but clipped over the protruding piece of (the cut down) gland. I think the effectiveness of an interference fit is determined by the tolerances and the characteristics of the materials in play. The hope was to also to have no need for working the metal shell and just use a knife and file to modify the chuck and gland before finishing with the cap. Too much head scratching for an XLR.

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