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Just for the record. the 50's are basically a version of the YH-3 converted to mono, are they not? So really once they are recabelled for stereo the same mods should apply for the YH-3.

 

yes and no

 

There was/is both a mono and stereo version of the HP50(a or s) . For some reason the HP50 sounds different to most HP3s. Primarily in that they have more bass at the start and can thus tolerate heavier damping without becoming anemic. 

 

..dB

post #21572 of 23376
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

 

yes and no

 

There was/is both a mono and stereo version of the HP50(a or s) . For some reason the HP50 sounds different to most HP3s. Primarily in that they have more bass at the start and can thus tolerate heavier damping without becoming anemic. 

 

..dB


Funny. The one complaint I had with the YH-3 was its bass coloration in stock form.

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There are 3 YH-5M at japanese Yahoo! Auction now. wow!eek.gif

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There are 3 YH-5M at japanese Yahoo! Auction now. wow!eek.gif

Wooooooow >_<

 

Interested... but I'm afraid of how high the bids will end up.

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You sir, are in for a treat. The headbands seem to be the weak point in the Yamaha ortho fleet.


Well, I fear Yamaha never performed the Sennheiser couch test (would have induced a peculiar sensation) or Peter Grooff's heart-stopping stomp demonstration. HP1's headband is stylish, comfortable and... delicate. See it as a charming flaw that enhances beauty

Mario Bellini could probably never have sneaked in such a compromise in today's market.
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Well, I fear Yamaha never performed the Sennheiser couch test (would have induced a peculiar sensation) or Peter Grooff's heart-stopping stomp demonstration. HP1's headband is stylish, comfortable and... delicate. See it as a charming flaw that enhances beauty

Mario Bellini could probably never have sneaked in such a compromise in today's market.


Isn't the weak point in those particular Yamaha's the hinge--or whatever the name to what connects the headband to the cups?

 

In the time the headband may have replaceable parts; the actual outer headband is pretty tough.

And while the plastic part of the cloth band are certainly one of their weakest link, they still work quite well as long as the cloth does not rupture. A couch test might end up severing the cups, which is a much more terrifying result than an easily user replaceable part.

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You sir, are in for a treat....

 

Thanks.  Between tinkering with them and the quest for the perfect amp, I'm sure it will be quite the adventure!

post #21578 of 23376
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Originally Posted by KANA View Post

There are 3 YH-5M at japanese Yahoo! Auction now. wow!eek.gif

Holy sweet Jesus. If I could get one I would. However I don't know how they handle international buyers... would you happen to know, KANA?


Edited by takato14 - 5/12/13 at 8:49pm
post #21579 of 23376
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Holy sweet Jesus. If I could get one I would. However I don't know how they handle international buyers... would you happen to know, KANA?


I think we need to pool ourselves into some form of consortium to take advantage of these international salesevil_smiley.gif

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Just to say that the one that ended-- a YH-5M in used condition, no box or other documents, not sure if still working (owner lacks equipment to test), went for at least $360.

The two others were already at $300-ish two days ago when I checked, and since it was in pretty good condition, with all box and documentations (AFAIK) we can expect it to go even higher :S

post #21581 of 23376
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

Just to say that the one that ended-- a YH-5M in used condition, no box or other documents, not sure if still working (owner lacks equipment to test), went for at least $360.

The two others were already at $300-ish two days ago when I checked, and since it was in pretty good condition, with all box and documentations (AFAIK) we can expect it to go even higher :S

Yeah, I know... there's no telling how high those could hit. 

post #21582 of 23376
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Yeah, I know... there's no telling how high those could hit. 


Why are they so expensive?

post #21583 of 23376
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Yeah, I know... there's no telling how high those could hit. 


Why are they so expensive?

They're an extremely rare Japan-only orthodynamic from the late 70's... and they're also the only orthodynamic IEM ever made. This makes them very highly sought-after by collectors.

 

The fact that both are mint-in-box definitely doesn't help matters either.


Edited by takato14 - 5/14/13 at 1:20pm
post #21584 of 23376
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

They're an extremely rare Japan-only orthodynamic from the late 70's... and they're also the only orthodynamic IEM ever made. This makes them very highly sought-after by collectors.

 

The fact that both are mint-in-box definitely doesn't help matters either.


They also look like the apparatus my ENT doctor would use to examine my ear canal ph34r.gif

post #21585 of 23376
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

They're an extremely rare Japan-only orthodynamic from the late 70's... and they're also the only orthodynamic IEM ever made. This makes them very highly sought-after by collectors.

 

The fact that both are mint-in-box definitely doesn't help matters either.


They also look like the apparatus my ENT doctor would use to examine my ear canal ph34r.gif

They are a bit odd, but I personally adore the looks. Very industrial-looking and interesting.

 

Unfortunately, good looks aren't enough for me to drop $400+ on it... and thats almost certainly going to be more like $700.


Edited by takato14 - 5/14/13 at 5:24pm
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