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    Hello - Have received a number of inquiries about modifications I did to my turntable flight cases, so here's a thread outlining what was done. Fairly simple mods that have proved to have many advantages out in the field:

    Cables aren't wound up and kinked inside case were they can be damaged due to stress

    Power plug and RCA connectors aren't inside cases where they can move around and scratch top of TT's finish during transport

    TT's hardwired cables stay inside, untouched in case's lower interior and external cables can be quickly swapped out in case any got damaged

    Since power, signal, and ground cables no longer drape up and over edge of cases, lids can be quickly clamped on/off at a gig with cramped space, without the need to unplug r move anything should area be needed during another DJ's set (ie: CD decks, controllers, etc.)

    All cable lengths minimized

    Grounding cables eliminated

    Decreased setup time

    Improved aesthetics

    Before I did this mod, I upgraded the factory Technics RCA cables to high-grade cables, shortened length, and used high-grade female terminations instead of male. I chose female so that if I ever found myself in a situation where I had to use the TTs out of their cases or if the custom external cables couldn't be used, I would be able to simply plug on a set of standard RCA cables any length needed and run to a mixer. I also eliminated the pesky external ground wires by internally grounding them.

    Power receptacle: Switchcraft EAC309
    XLR receptacle: Switchcraft C3M

    Inside the case, underneath the TTs, the power and XLR receptacles are each wired with short pigtails that plug into the TTs' cables via appropriate M/F terminations. This way TTs can quickly and easily be unplugged and removed from cases if ever required.

    Lastly, I fabricated a pair of custom XLR-to-RCA cables that are just the right length for plugging into either my mixer or DVS interface.

    Hope this helps for any who may be interested.









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    Latest versions with Neutrik RCA and IEC.














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    Nicely done.
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    I think any tour crew would take this over the Pioneer's TOUR system
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    Looks clean. Great job.
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    Hi love what you did to your case! Any chance you can share some photos of the inside wire job? Would love to be able to see. Also how did you figure out the gauge of the power cord wire?

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    The title of this thread should be changed to "How to RESPECT your gear".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    The title of this thread should be changed to "How to RESPECT your gear".
    +1 Great job. Could be the complement of my Techncis 1200/10 activities
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