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Re: Long-time Explorer user, new to CTX...two questions...
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: November 08, 2017 03:06PM
Steve...im saying put a M12 connector on those phones connecting them as I showed.

Steve I can only tell you.... ive found a LOT of junk earrings with double tones.... in the salt water. Like a pull tab.... dig enough u know um.



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Re: Long-time Explorer user, new to CTX...two questions...
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: November 08, 2017 07:39PM
dewcon --

OH. Now I see what you are saying. You are suggesting chopping off the regular headphone connector, and just putting on an "M12" connector (wasn't familiar with that word, but I now get it, from looking at your diagram).

Problem there is, if I do that, THEN I can't connect those phones to the WM10. So, I'm back to needing to build a "jumper." I COULD build a jumper or patch cord that has the M12 connector on one end, and a regular, stereo, female "headphone" type of connector on the other end, right? Maybe buy a 12" patch cord with stereo female on both ends, cut off one end, and attach the "M12" connector, and "voila?"

Steve



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Re: Long-time Explorer user, new to CTX...two questions...
Posted by: JackalopeZL1
Date: November 08, 2017 11:54PM
I must admit I did not read the whole thread but if your WM10 goes dead you can already just plug directly into the machine. Maybe you guys are talking about something else?


EDIT:: You must be talking about making the external volume shut off when you plug in the headphone? I am laughing at myself right now, With the 1000's of hrs I have run the ctx I can't remember ever running anything other than the WM10 since I hate being attached to my machine. I did have a set of the CTX specific pro golds and loved their sound but hated the separate switch. I always would bump it and find myself having to switch it while detecting so I ran the koss most of the time, I am one of the odd balls who likes the koss headphones and I was too lazy to jump the switch to be permanent.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2017 12:15AM by JackalopeZL1.




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Re: Long-time Explorer user, new to CTX...two questions...
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: November 09, 2017 12:33AM
Yeah, Jackalope, talking about the "speaker shut off" issue. My Pro Golds are not CTX-specific, so I was just trying to rig up some "backup" plan in the even my WM10 failed or batteries went dead while on a hunt. Probably overkill/worrying about nothing, but I like redundancy!

Yes, plugging them in directly would be fine, IF I had CTX-specific Pro Golds. I don't, so I need an "adapter," as I understand. And as I understand, it needs to be male 1/4" mono on one end, and female 1/4" stereo on the other. Then, you are good to go, if I understand. However, some have complained that having that adapter sticking out the back side of the CTX -- and then the headphone jack plugged into that, leaves like a 3-4" long rigid connection sticking straight out of the CTX control box. So, Digger, in thread here several years back, rigged up a "patch cable" where it essentially did the trick, but with a "flexible" option, instead of that rigid male-to-female adapter. I want to either rig one of those "patch cables," or else -- I saw a 90 degree adapter that I THINK would work. I posted links to both the adapter, AND to the parts I THINK I would need to build a "patch cable" like Digger did, I'm just waiting for someone to confirm that I have the right parts here (either the adapter, or the parts to build the "adapter patch cable").

Steve



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