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post #16171 of 23553

News from team trial & error: I second RD's findings in respect of open housings. Just fumbled a bit with EddieE's dull HP1, took the systems out and tried them "naked" with some old MS1 comfies.

 

WHAT A SOUND !!!!!  basshead.gif  It's crisp, it's alive, it's detailled, it's musical...and it

 

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May needs some fine tuning with micropore or so to get a bit warmth back, but principally I think these systems desperately need to be Grado'ed!!!!

 

Edit: Covered 80% of the driver's back surface with micropore, took all other damping away and put them back into the housing. A bit bright, but principally works. But house-less sounds better...

post #16172 of 23553

Haha! Great tinkering Nico, looking forward to seeing where this ends up going.

 

I'm trying to imagine the size of the driver in my head - would it actually fit inside a grado shell or is it too big?

post #16173 of 23553

No, definetely needs something a "nothing" of the AD2K sort with wider diameter than the Grado housings. Or maybe dremeled stock housings or so...or some more poor Superluxes are to be slaughtered...the options are many. But it's definetely worth it. A bit treble heavy, but that is solveable with other pads and/or damping on the ear's side of the system.

post #16174 of 23553

Hi there,

 

I need your help. First, I must admit that I don't have the courage to read 1078 pages to found what I am looking for... redface.gif

 

I recently found that thread and I realized that I still have an old pair of YHD-1 that I bought in 86 or 87. After more than 20 years, there are not in very good shape but the drivers are still working very well. The sound is not bad but I am sure it could be improved.

 

Could someone give me some advices as how to mod the YHD-1 to make it sound better ?

 

Thanks

 

Pierre

post #16175 of 23553
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

A bit treble heavy, but that is solveable with other pads and/or damping on the ear's side of the system.


Reduce the pad depth. And/or try and clamp it harder to your head (v.easily tested with your hands). See how that sounds.


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Originally Posted by Petyot View Post

Hi there,

 

I need your help. First, I must admit that I don't have the courage to read 1078 pages to found what I am looking for... redface.gif

 

I recently found that thread and I realized that I still have an old pair of YHD-1 that I bought in 86 or 87. After more than 20 years, there are not in very good shape but the drivers are still working very well. The sound is not bad but I am sure it could be improved.

 

Could someone give me some advices as how to mod the YHD-1 to make it sound better ?

 

Thanks

 

Pierre


Beautiul headphone :). Mine is stock with a teensy bit of cotton wool inside, and it sounds great, but a set of small earpads and a few reflex dots would help it :)

 

Also use the Orthodynamic search tool by ludoo for help, the link is in my signature.

post #16176 of 23553

I use my YHD-1 stock and really like the sound.  My only complaint is comfort.  After an hour or so, they really start to irritate my ear lobes.  One of these days, I'm going to take the thin foam pads off and replace them with thin leather disks.

post #16177 of 23553
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Originally Posted by Kabeer View Post

Beautiul headphone :). Mine is stock with a teensy bit of cotton wool inside, and it sounds great, but a set of small earpads and a few reflex dots would help it :)

 

Also use the Orthodynamic search tool by ludoo for help, the link is in my signature.

 

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Originally Posted by scompton View Post

I use my YHD-1 stock and really like the sound.  My only complaint is comfort.  After an hour or so, they really start to irritate my ear lobes.  One of these days, I'm going to take the thin foam pads off and replace them with thin leather disks.


Thanks. 

post #16178 of 23553
Thread Starter 

There's so little room in the driver enclosures that about all you can do to a YHD-1 is add a damping layer and maybe a reflex dot. But as has already been said, a lot of people like them the way they are. The YHD model that has far more room for modding is the YHD-3 (and its odd variant, the YHE-50S, if you can find one).

 

The YHD drivers are, I maintain humbly, the best Yamaha ever built. They cry out for a transplant into a cup and pad system made just for them.

post #16179 of 23553
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Originally Posted by wualta View Post
 They cry out for a transplant into a cup and pad system made just for them.


Thanks for your answer. And what would be that cup and pad system ? Something completely custom made or just a transplant to an existing headphone ?

 

Pierre

post #16180 of 23553

this kept mine happy..dB

 

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post #16181 of 23553

Those are awesome Don, nice work!

post #16182 of 23553

How do the cups attach to the headband?  I'm looking at mine and I'd be afraid of breaking something trying to figure out how to get it apart.

post #16183 of 23553
Thread Starter 

In many ways, the YHD-3 is the ideal enclosure for the YHD driver. There's room for some modding, it's a mostly-open back with nonparallel walls, and you can either keep the foam-slab "earpads" or try to find an existing earpad that's tiny enough to fit, or you can make your own.

post #16184 of 23553

What modifications to you crave for your YHD1/2 that requires more room that fits in an YHD-1/2 headset?
 

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Originally Posted by wualta View Post

In many ways, the YHD-3 is the ideal enclosure for the YHD driver. There's room for some modding, it's a mostly-open back with nonparallel walls, and you can either keep the foam-slab "earpads" or try to find an existing earpad that's tiny enough to fit, or you can make your own.

post #16185 of 23553

 

 

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biggrin.gif  <-- yeah that's me witha silly grin listenign to these beauties.

Only just got them singing just now. Haven't bothered with even initial placement and stuff..that's for this weekend...and perpetual from then on as it always is with speakers.

 

Optical out from PS3 (network shared streaming) - > Assemblage DAC -> EHHA Rev A (preamp function) -> ML No331 -> Magnepan 1.6QR

 

 The mark levinson is on loan from a local store...while i wait for my plinius SA-100 MK2 to arrive. Man these amps are behemoths.. :P

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