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post #20731 of 23432
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Originally Posted by Damnegy View Post

For your pleasure, dear fellows : 

 

1000

 

Does that say Elega like i think it does?  That look exactly like a Sawafuji model. Wow.

 

Sawafuji SF-17:

700

Same badge shape, same bumper at top of adjustment bar tops, same rear housing extension shape but black, pads are smaller on yours though ( aftermarket? stock? ), rear mesh instead of holes, no holes in headband but it is still the same stitching and double metal bands inside it..

 

More info herehttp://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/sawafuji/SF-17.html&usg=ALkJrhhsATYMt9E3Pz02iBK1v43ffdrhYA

 

 

Where did you find it?

 

Thanks for this post.


Edited by nick n - 11/5/12 at 5:36pm
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post #20732 of 23432

anyone tried using an ath-EP700 frame for an SFI/YH3/HP3/HP50 driver transplant? the EP700 is open though.

 

post #20733 of 23432

ahh I see you saw that. Might be interesting, but it wouldn't have to stay open if you closed it up from inside you'd never notice.

Check to see if anyones done up an ES7 I think it's the same basic can, one or the other had an improved better quality headband that didn't break as often. That would be something to check on.

 

I think it looks great myself.


Edited by nick n - 3/25/13 at 1:40am
post #20734 of 23432
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Originally Posted by vid View Post

 

Any pair of headphones that comes with a bottle of lube is... creepy.

 

All the better to... insert them with?

 

/got nuthin'

post #20735 of 23432
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

All the better to... insert them with? /got nuthin'

Heh heh. It's [not-so-clearly] marked tape head cleaner, so ya gotta wonder about Vid's, er, equipment...

post #20736 of 23432
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick n View Post

Does that say Elega like i think it does?  That look exactly like a Sawafuji model. Wow.

 

Sawafuji SF-17:

700

Same badge shape, same bumper at top of adjustment bar tops, same rear housing extension shape but black, pads are smaller on yours though ( aftermarket? stock? ), rear mesh instead of holes, no holes in headband but it is still the same stitching and double metal bands inside it..

 

More info herehttp://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/sawafuji/SF-17.html&usg=ALkJrhhsATYMt9E3Pz02iBK1v43ffdrhYA

 

 

Where did you find it?

 

Thanks for this post.

Yeah, you got it all right. I don't know for the pads, I got them like this from a garage sale, but they seem to have the same shape as the one pictured by Kabeer on the wiki, though not as shining.

post #20737 of 23432
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Originally Posted by wualta View Post

Heh heh. It's [not-so-clearly] marked tape head cleaner, so ya gotta wonder about Vid's, er, equipment...

 

Whatever drives yer crank... pun intended?

post #20738 of 23432

It's getting creepy, guys...

post #20739 of 23432
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

ahh I see you saw that. Might be interesting, but it wouldn't have to stay open if you closed it up from inside you'd never notice.

Check to see if anyones done up an ES& I think it's the same basic can, one or the other had an improved better quality headband that didn't break as often. That would be something to check on.

 

I think it looks great myself.

 

i have an ES7 ready, baffles drilled and cutted to fit the SFI driver, small bass port near the place where the cable goes in... but the problem is i lent my headphone (which has the sfi drivers inside it) to a friend and now he is MIA... cant even contact the guy =(

post #20740 of 23432

Roasting bag plastic on the Unipolar 2000 as a replacement for the original moisture cover.

400 400

 

It's attached with duct tape (no glue available) - whether I got an airtight seal I don't know, but I did try. Not stretched too tight so as not to kill the bass, and there is indeed an unintended fold running right through. But the basic idea seems sound, as it measures close to transparent if not quite (I'm sure it could be improved with a more careful approach).

 

The benefit of getting rid of the stock moisture guard is that, at least on my pair, the resulting frequency response is smoother.

post #20741 of 23432

DAMNEGY those are incredibly great looking headphones what a great score. Be sure to check back in after you get used to them with some more sound impressions, the less technical the better bigsmile_face.gif

 Stuff like " They sound like raspberry  cream gelato with a hint of tart lemon peel in the highs, only a minor brainfreeze" is preferrable to " lows are robust with no rolloff and mids recessed and highs sibilant " In my opinion of course.

If you decide to flog them ever then give one of us the chance to possibly pick em up from you before you do.

 

Widsh I could find things like that at garage sales. WOW.

 

IS THERE A MODEL NUMBER?

 

 

VID how long did you mess around with the plastic moisture guard ( if you wanted a crinkled effect..) I think the Stax makers actually used to spend a couple hours hand rubbing the plastic to get it just right ( now it's really getting creepy! )

 

These Unipolars are driving you nuts aren't they I can tell. Good on you  see what they are capable of.

 

Have you tried to decrease the inner pad opening substantially to get bass up a bit? ( if you want that )

 On the Philips 6325/6 models with their huge 70mm electret single ended drivers  the pad openings were tiny, just realized that the ones i had must have ALL been later aftermarket pads. This has to be the stock which will bring up the lower end a bit to their drivers limitations.

700

Now I will have to make some pads to this spec for the Stax-recabled Philips EM-6721 70 mm electrets.

 

Fun toying around with all this sort of thing. Not got the REW software measurement kit running yet will post some graphs when i do.


Edited by nick n - 11/6/12 at 7:31pm
post #20742 of 23432

Man, a tiny hole for a big driver... I'm going to experiment with pads soon. I noticed that the Unipolar measure the most neutral with no baffle at all, so I've been trying to figure out a decent way to get rid of the baffle as much as possible and have the pad open straight to the driver. But since the driver's so big, you'd need some wonky (Fostex) pads to shrink up the hole if you wanted to go that way. I'll look into it.

 

I crinkled the moisture guard for about 10 minutes. There was indeed a post about Stax having some dude massage the covers for 30 hours, but I'm suspicious.

post #20743 of 23432
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vid View Post

It's getting creepy, guys...

It's all good fun until somebody chafes. But if you want to get into something really creepy, study the Philips electrets. They're almost perverse.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by vid View Post

Roasting bag plastic on the Unipolar 2000 as a replacement for the original moisture cover. ...Not stretched too tight so as not to kill the bass. ...

The benefit of getting rid of the stock moisture guard is that, at least on my pair, the resulting frequency response is smoother.

Whatever works. Normally I'd expect to see the tensioned (well, it looks tensioned) guard membrane add a resonance (or subtract one), but if it measures and sounds better with it as it is, and the CSD plots don't show a horrendous hangover somewhere, then heck, why not? Might even be a useful tweak for orthos, which are usually thought of as needing very little additional protection. Well, except for the YH-1000.

 

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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

DAMNEGY those are incredibly great looking headphones what a great score. Be sure to check back in after you get used to them with some more sound impressions...

 

IS THERE A MODEL NUMBER?

That's an elegant looking Elega. I believe the model numba is FR-907C, but there may be variants. Elega was a busy OEMmer.

post #20744 of 23432

Oh no don't bring them up further, them Philipsesees are odd and difficult things.

 

Sure is that Elega Wualta.  Described as a ■ ■ flat diaphragm dynamic model.  Unless one was paying attention that is a vague description, nice to see it's an SFI style driver .( it is isn't it ? )

post #20745 of 23432
Thread Starter 

Pretty sure. After all, the Elega headphone is a known-clone of a Sawafuji model.

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