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Old 06-08-2018, 09:11 AM
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Default Set up my CTX Waterproof headpones on my new Nox 800

Finally got a NOX 800. Actually ended up with 2. I ordered one for the wife from the K store in February and got tired of waiting. Was told the day before that I was #83 on the list Emailed a few small dealers and found one available. Well within an hour of getting a shipping notification from the small dealer I got another shipping notification from the K store. I told the wife that it was meant to be she looked at me like, sure .
Anyways I ordered the Anderson rod and decided to adapt the CTX headphones that I had already made to the NOX. I drilled a hole for the wire to run inside the shaft to the tail end of the rod. Installed a female CTX connector (had to grind on it a bit) to the end. What I like about it is that you can just leave it attached to the control box and put a dust cap on the end when your not using the waterproof phones. Lowers the chances of getting debris in the control box connector. Also the headphone cord stays behind you and out of the way.
Now all's I have to do is find the time to go to the beach and try it out .
Thanks for looking and HH
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:15 AM
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Really nice work! Thanks for sharing!

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Old 06-08-2018, 09:50 AM
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ha, I did the same for my wife (who never hunts)...she has a 3030 and a PI

Fantastic work brotha', love the idea of rerouting the headphone wire. Might have to steal that for myself.

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Looks really good and clean.

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What connector did you use to connect the EQX to the CTX connector? Would it work to use the CTX GG headphones?

Oh, and that looks awesome btw, great work!

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:55 AM
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Nice job thanks for sharing. I'm looking for ideas myself I just ordered a Equinox 600.

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Old 06-08-2018, 11:39 AM
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Clean, and should easy the stress on the main plug. Very nice work!
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:52 PM
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Nice work....Looks good!

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Old 06-08-2018, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments everyone!

Hey Adam. The connector for the CTX headphones I got from Mouser Electronics. You have to grind the nut edges of to make it fit in the shaft. Only 3 of the 8 pins are used. Not sure why Minelab went with an 8 pin connector for the headphones. Yes it should work with the GG phones and any other phones for the CTX. The connector on the NOX side has to be made by drilling out a male connector and, carfully epoxying a phone jack into it.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DaviDs View post
ha, I did the same for my wife (who never hunts)...she has a 3030 and a PI

Fantastic work brotha', love the idea of rerouting the headphone wire. Might have to steal that for myself.
Does she even know you got them for her

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nice job there

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Fine work, this is a great mod, thanks for sharing.

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Hey buddy. How you been?? Looks like you quit using that fine ML GT you made. Do you still have it? I have mine but nobody wants to buy them now.
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That's a great connector, holds up much better to the saltwater. Same I use on the xcal endcaps.
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Great looking WP connection.

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That's freakin awesome! If you ever decide to make and sell those connectors, i'd be interested in one. Love how you routed it through the CF shaft. Very clean and functional. Should have come that way from the factory.
Just curious, but could you also run the coil wire inside the shaft, just below where the headphone wires passes through?

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Nice bit of work there!

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Old 06-14-2018, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by OBN View post
That's a great connector, holds up much better to the saltwater. Same I use on the xcal endcaps.
Yes it is Joe. I ordered several so that I have some backups
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Great looking WP connection.
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That's freakin awesome! If you ever decide to make and sell those connectors, i'd be interested in one. Love how you routed it through the CF shaft. Very clean and functional. Should have come that way from the factory.
Just curious, but could you also run the coil wire inside the shaft, just below where the headphone wires passes through?
Thanks. The connector has to be soldered, epoxied and assembled after the wire is run through the shaft so it would be difficult to make up a kit.
I thought about the same thing on running the coil cable through the shaft but you would have to eliminate the locking pin along with having to cut and splice the cable because of the connector.

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Nice bit of work there!
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Hey buddy. How you been?? Looks like you quit using that fine ML GT you made. Do you still have it? I have mine but nobody wants to buy them now.
Hey Greg, not doing to bad other than working more than I'd like. Yep I still have my GT I haven't used it much since I got my CTX. Now I'll have to see if I like the NOX more than the CTX

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