yeah, but crimping all those tiny connectors is also a PITA haha. You should be able to solder the shielded wire without melting it, perhaps you just need to pre-tin the wire, pre-tin the hole and then solder everything together, it'll be much easier and won't melt.Hey Santiago, thanks a lot for you answer. I don't own any amps you would buy, since I have been building amps since like 15+ years or so.
I started using that Teflon RG174 just a few years ago, because all those years I was unable to find some generic coaxial audio cable, that would NOT get its dielectric or outer insulation melted under my soldering efforts
I even started to make some support for the RG174, because it is quite stiff, and it puts a lot of stress on that thin inner conductor. I bent some silver wire around the outer insulation, folded the shield around it, soldered the little strands to it with a decent dollop of solder, and soldered the end of the wire to the gnd solder pad. This kinda worked, but it's still a lot of work, and still quite some stress on that thin inner conductor.
So I want to try using PCB mount pots on a separate PCB for one of my next builds, and connecting the PCBs using those connectors, and by this, I can go back to some standard audio cable. Plus, I then don't need to solder the many small wires from the pots to the PCB
So again, thanks a lot, I will go and make my homework now
Welcome : I wonder if you can do a direct preamp with two channels two tubes but a third tube which can add output harmonics / OR faux phase inverter type harmonics / padded back down to line level AND mixed back into the two preamp tubes in PARALLEL so add to taste for player - then it goes into Cab IRs and EFX ...The standard two tube pres always seem to have something missing except maybe the CAE3+ old style .Hi all, it is my pleasure to have been invited to have my own thread here in The Gear Forum.
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it could be tested, sure, but my experience is that the phase splitter distortion tends to sound quite fizzy. It is like an amp with post phase inverter master volume set at very low volumes. You'll hear the splitter fizziness rather than the output tube distortion athough the IRs will help smoothing all that out... you got me thinking nowWelcome : I wonder if you can do a direct preamp with two channels two tubes but a third tube which can add output harmonics / OR faux phase inverter type harmonics / padded back down to line level AND mixed back into the two preamp tubes in PARALLEL so add to taste for player - then it goes into Cab IRs and EFX ...The standard two tube pres always seem to have something missing except maybe the CAE3+ old style .
Can you make this work easily ?