ALO Audio SXC-8 mod. Like a surgeon...

...cuttin for the very first time...

Precision mod with shakey fingers and a beating heart.

First time removing a memory wire.

Wth!? Why.

The ALO Audio SXC-8 cable is quite weighty and I will my lovely pixie ears found it pull out the earphones, or I could not get the memory wire to curl around my upper ear properly and comfortably.

So I did an audio sacrifice.

Head-fier Lookout57 gave instructions on Head-fi and that gave me confidence to try:

Reproduced here with permission from Lookout57:

I've found that it is very easy to remove the memory wire on the CA/ALO cables and improve the comfort. I've removed them from the Litz, Copper Litz, Ref8 and SXC. All you need is a very short pointed knife like an Xacto or razor knife and a pair of small tip angled cutters (what I have are for trimmingcomponent leads on PC boards).

This is how I've done it and take no responsibility if you follow these instructions and damage or destroy your cable.

To remove, take the knife and carefully stick it under the memorywire somewhere in the middle. Make sure you don't go too far in, justenough to get thru the other side without cutting the wires. Then turn the knife upwards so the knife edgeis next to the memory wire and slow draw the blade forward around a 1/2 inch. Once you have enough of thecover exposed you can start pulling the memory wire out. Once it is out you can pull the rest of the cover forthe memory wire off of the cable. Then once it's removed you use theangled cutters to cut the memorywire and cover off at the connectorend. Now you have a cable withouta memory wire.

Hopefully we can get Ken to start selling cables with or without the memory wires to give us flexibility to use with the original CA IEMs or the Comet and Atlas. But in the mean time you can try this.”

Thank you again.


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