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Wanted Turntable headshell wires (only wires)

Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 & 11.2 Speakers

paras0710

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i want wires to connect cartridge to headshell .
 

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paras0710

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This what I am planning to use if cannot found actuall wire connector set.


 

jls001

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paras0710, excellent idea. But that should be a very high quality wire. Thanks.

Yes, excellent idea!

Of course the wires have to be solid core for such winding to hold. Reminds me of how telephone wires used to be wound like that on old telephone tag blocks:) before knife edge Krone tag blocks took over.
 

paras0710

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Better solution is to use the pins from a DB9 type female connector -

9 Pin D Type connector Female [Serial DB9 F] - Price-Rs.7.00 : Ventor-India, Online Electronic component Shop

And litz wire. In the worst case, a cheap headphone cable can
serve as a donor for suitable wire -

Litz Wire - Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters

Make your own plug-in


I tried that connector you are talking about and found it is no? useful as not all connector are of same quality and you cannot guess the quality of pins inside. The one I used looks exactly same as the link provided by you.
 

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BTW, I have used sockets removed from DB9 data connector. The socket hole is smaller than required for cartridge pins, so it needs to be carefully pried open to make the hole bigger. Further, the depth of the socket is less than the length of the cartridge pin. And the two halves of the socket must be carefully bent to grip the cartridge pins, and tightly clamped when connecting. It is possible to make it work quite well, but it can be fiddly to fit it securely.

But please try it as it is cheap to get a DB9 connector and cut it up to harvest the socket. May be you'll find a better way of making it:)

And I can vouch from experience that old headphone wires work very well for tonearm internal wiring. It will work here too.
 

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You can look for other, more suitable, connectors to scavenge the pins from.
Perhaps this kind of female XLR connector ?

 
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