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Online Homer J Simpson

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"profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:14:44 pm »
I was shopping for a new set of Klipsch  X4i's on EBay and found this.

Got a good laugh out of it. Check out the 4th picture of the cold solder joints. All for just $30.

Looks like the jack is .99 at RS.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klipsch-S4-S4I-S4A-X7-X7i-X10-X10i-X4-X4i-R6-R6i-Headphone-Jack-Repair-/271256564744?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f2826b408[/url]


By the way anyone here using any of the X series ?
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 11:31:27 pm »
Not sure what to say to that.  Since I actually know how to solder wires onto a cheap plug, maybe I could charge triple and be part of the audiophoolery crowd :bullshit:
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 11:38:12 pm »
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Ultra high quality audio grade solder used.
:bullshit:

Check out the 4th picture of the cold solder joints. All for just $30.
That wire seems to be of a very flexible headphone type. It is not designed to be soldered, it is designed to be crimped. Repairman should know that.
Soldering seems only half awful.:-DD What do you expect from $30 in audiophool industry?
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 11:58:20 pm »
That wire seems to be of a very flexible headphone type. It is not designed to be soldered, it is designed to be crimped.
Perhaps that is why he is adding that green snot over his lousy solder connections. 
Attempting to add some modicum of strain relief. Perhaps after having multiple failures of his previous repair jobs.
 


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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 02:08:02 am »
I smell LARGE bullshit  :bullshit: :bullshit: :bullshit:

So much faff and garbage. Audio grade solder? I'm no expert, but I am sure that doesn't exist.

Also I love "First connector will fit into any case" I can make it specifically to not fit that exact one. LOL.

And as the OP said, buy the jack for a dollar, even paying someone to solder it at a computer repair shop would be cheaper. Hell, they might even do that for three bucks. So much bullshit, that was a good laugh.
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 03:45:39 am »
Audio grade solder? I'm no expert, but I am sure that doesn't exist.

Sure it does:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-Audio-Grade-Solder-Wire-5-Silver-/110959603020
http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/audiogradesolder/pg541.html

Doesn't mean it's not all wankery, but there are plenty of places to buy the stuff.  Sadly, the same idiots who rape classic Tektronix scopes for tubes and power transformers usually also grab the little spool of silver solder that Tek provided for repairing their silver ceramic terminal strips.
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 03:48:37 am »
Never heard of such a thing, but I don't get what the hell it would do? Jump out of your player and do a jig?  :palm:
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 07:23:03 am »
If the soldering was good, the price wouldnt be that bad. Ebay/Paypal takes around 15%, all of the packing/shipping/logistics take time. Looks like he pays return shipping too.

Of course, bad work isnt worth much.  :-+
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 10:57:07 am »
Reminds me of the "cat destroyed my Virtual Dynamics power cable" thread on HeadFi from years ago. Unfortunately the image host closed so the pictures have been lost,

Hehe... have a look: http://imgur.com/a/vAwe3
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 01:11:17 pm »
Reminds me of the "cat destroyed my Virtual Dynamics power cable" thread on HeadFi from years ago. Unfortunately the image host closed so the pictures have been lost,

Hehe... have a look: http://imgur.com/a/vAwe3
It is a definitive proof that cat is smarter than owner. It saw crazy stupid cable the owner bought, took it apart and threw that POS away.
This cat has a motto "Don't turn it on, take it apart". O0
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 01:15:47 pm »
Reminds me of the "cat destroyed my Virtual Dynamics power cable" thread on HeadFi from years ago.

ISTR it was also filled with some kind of sand? that made a godawful mess when released.
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 01:18:37 pm »
yeah never like that audio grade bull shit, solders like crap sometimes
http://www.vandenhul.com/products/accessories/quality-solder-and-lead-free-silver-solder

 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2015, 01:41:21 pm »
ISTR it was also filled with some kind of sand? that made a godawful mess when released.

I have seen them filled with sand, most times. But not ordinary sand, it has to be special sand!
This one is filled with iron filings/dust. That "improves" the shielding or something like that.
Everytime i see something like that i am torn....
Should i be impressed by the manufacturer, the 50000% sales margin and the exploitation of stupid people with more money then intelligence.
Or should i take pity on the victims/customers and blame the evil manufacturers.

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2015, 04:33:33 pm »
Cat was probably after the sand to do it's business in....
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2015, 08:52:28 pm »
I thought they used sand to give the cables a good "heft".  If they feel "heavy" then they must be good, right?

Some people here who have gray (or no) hair might recall automobile advertising in the 1950s-60s when they bragged about "road-hugging weight".
I remember when the body shop gave me a loaner-car while they were fixing mine (someone broadsided me in the intersection).
It was a gigantic gray BOP (Buick=Oldsmobile=Pontiac) thing of some kind and it felt like maneuvering around in a battleship compared to my Ford Fiesta.
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2015, 09:17:18 pm »
The original big muscle car, though you needed the muscles to turn the thing. They were not called boats for nothing, as the steering would only vaguely aim it, the rest was chance.

I remember those, mostly as things you poured fuel into at the back and slapped tyres on underneath, seemingly every day. Scary was drum brakes all round, not the best thing to have down a mountain pass..... Especially in a 3 ton plus thing with an automatic transmission with overrun clutch.

Could be worse though, ever drive Leyland trucks?
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 06:34:06 am »
saw this on a audiophool forum. A guy modified his 'audiophile grade' powerboard into a line DC blocker :palm:




 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2015, 09:56:02 am »
The sand is not for weight, it damps the movement of the wires in order to stop the micro-phonics.
Leyland trucks were OK it was the BMC ones that the idiot prime minister Harold Wilson made the absorb that were absolutely terrible, took ten miles to get up to 40 MPH and another 3 miles to stop.  :-DD
 

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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2015, 11:12:12 am »
Toroidal power transformers (such as those used in an audio power amplifier) can hum audibly if there is a small DC component present on the mains. DC-blocking with a big non-polarized electrolytic (or equivalent) capacitor fixes the problem.

« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 11:14:26 am by GK »
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Re: "profesional quality repair with audio grade solder"
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2015, 11:27:47 am »
Hey its a "Dave - cat" he didn't turn it on, he took it apart. ™ Apologies Dave, the cat may have had more sense than the owner.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 


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