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Old 06-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #16
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Found these two threads which answered my wiring color questions....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...13&postcount=8

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442304
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:50 AM   #17
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Sorry I didn't see that thread had come back to life sooner or I would have tried to help you out with the wiring.

Someone asked about letting the jack flap in the wind? I used velcro. Soft around the jack and the scratchy stuff on the back of the helmet.

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Old 07-03-2009, 10:26 AM   #18
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I tuck the jack up between the foam padding and the helmet.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #19
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I just did this mod, and the volume is noticeably quieter than the helmet speakers, even with plugs in.

The original speaks are 8 ohm and almot every earbud is 16 ohm. Does anyone who has done this find it difficult to hear the intercom audio while riding?

I can turn the zune volume up and hear it just fine, I'm concerned about the intercom though.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:44 PM   #20
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I just did this mod, and the volume is noticeably quieter than the helmet speakers, even with plugs in.

The original speaks are 8 ohm and almot every earbud is 16 ohm. Does anyone who has done this find it difficult to hear the intercom audio while riding?

I can turn the zune volume up and hear it just fine, I'm concerned about the intercom though.
If you wire it wrong you will lose significant volume level. DAMHIK. With earbuds, I can run the Q2 at it's lowest volume and it's almost too loud.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:30 PM   #21
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Hmm, wired with the two red wires (noted as -r and -l) joined together at the negative pole of the plug (pinh that contacts the male portion furthest from the tip) the blue and the green that are +L and +R are seperated into the other two contacts.


Do I need to be using a 4 pin connector?
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #22
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Thought I'd revive this older thread and see if anyone has an update with the performance of using Noise Cancelling Earbuds with their Scala units?

This seems like a decent solution... But I have never worn earbuds like the Etymonics , er76i, etc... Can they be worn for long 5 - 8 hour rides daily?

Are they holding up and compatable with the Scala G4?

THanks for any $02 !!!!
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:49 PM   #23
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Just did this mod to the G4 last night. I was a little tired and didn't cut the wires far enough away from the mount to use the housing on the jack, there was no wire to work with. I had noodled it through earlier in the week, just forgot to leave enough wire to work with.

Oh well... saved the day with heat shrink tubing instead of the jack housing and will probably inject silicone seal through the heatshrink, into the connection works, in the near future. Mrs Katoomon's connection upgrade will be better because of this blunder.

As posted by others, lowest volume is almost too loud; I am using Etymotic ER6i's. In the photo below, the helmet speakers are wired to the mini plug as kind of a soldering test and to keep the speakers for now.

I wired in stereo, with the green wires wound together and soldered to the jack and plug housing. The left channel wire is the wire with the white dot on it, the inboard wire. You must tin the wires, you must have patience.

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Old 08-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #24
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Could I commission someone to build this for me? I will pay!
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:03 AM   #25
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Cry Sena SMH10: earbud connector built-in

I did this mod on my Scala G4 and it was a PITA to deal with the tiny wires. I "potted" the connections as best I could with shrink wrap and silicone. I then potted the bundle into my Nolan helmet with more silicone hoping to eliminate any chance of strain on the wires.

Well - it worked perfectly for about 4 months riding several times each week. This weekend, I noticed that the LH bud was cutting out after a few minutes of riding. Wiggling the helmet changed it - so I'm sure it is a sign of my crude solder job coming loose.

Next step: Dump the Scala G4 and buy a Sena SMH10 with the factory-engineered 3.5mm female adapter for just this purpose. No cutting and soldering required.

My congrats to those who have done this successfully - I know it is tricky.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #26
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I did this mod on my Scala G4 and it was a PITA to deal with the tiny wires. I "potted" the connections as best I could with shrink wrap and silicone. I then potted the bundle into my Nolan helmet with more silicone hoping to eliminate any chance of strain on the wires.

Well - it worked perfectly for about 4 months riding several times each week. This weekend, I noticed that the LH bud was cutting out after a few minutes of riding. Wiggling the helmet changed it - so I'm sure it is a sign of my crude solder job coming loose.

Next step: Dump the Scala G4 and buy a Sena SMH10 with the factory-engineered 3.5mm female adapter for just this purpose. No cutting and soldering required.

My congrats to those who have done this successfully - I know it is tricky.
Here is a detailed write up on installing a 3.5 mm jack on the G4... It was really easy and only took about an hour...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=cardo+scala
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:07 AM   #27
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Awesome - thanks

This is the way to go. I just ordered the Philmore socket and will try this in a few days when it arrives.

Thanks for your great step-by-step photos. This is exactly what this site is for!


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Here is a detailed write up on installing a 3.5 mm jack on the G4... It was really easy and only took about an hour...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=cardo+scala
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #28
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Scala Q2 mod update / half helmet kit

Scala now has a "half helmet kit" which I bought because it has a built in jack for the ear speakers and allows me to use ear buds if I want, without doing the "MOD". http://www.cardosystems.com/motorcyc...lmet-audio-kit The kit is meant to allow hanging the unit on the half helmet type straps using a big spring clamp. When I got the unit, I realized this clamp is removable and I can use the system with the standard helmet clamp by removing a couple of screws making it more versatile between helmets. The price is steep for the kit, maybe in the future you will be able to buy just the boom mike assembly, but, it does the job without soldiering those little wires.
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