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post #23191 of 23474
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

Not impressed, I think they have some peaks and valleys.

I have to check if there is really a ortho driver in there :wink_face:
 

Whoa! I missed the boat on that one.

Still looks good. Maybe a transplant project?

post #23192 of 23474
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

Not impressed, I think they have some peaks and valleys.

I have to check if there is really a ortho driver in there :wink_face:
 


Well yep there is supposed to be, but whether it is any good is up to you. Do let us know what you feel after a bit ( or maybe don't so people don't go crazy on these )


Edited by nick n - 6/11/14 at 8:46pm
post #23193 of 23474
Start bashing vintage orthos, let's bring the prices down.
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Thing is though many times it may be warranted, just because it is vintage iso/ortho doesn't mean it's a guarantee it will be listenable or at it's full potential ( if it even has much potential ) in stock form, personal opinions taken into account of course.

Otherwise this mod thread would be useless from the start. Some of these mods are pretty in depth and excruciatingly frustrating for those involved in pinning them down.

 

I do still feel much of the old stuff is overinflated for what it is being sold for. 

 

Guess I am saying at some of these prices bashing is a welcome thing.

 

Feel free to slam me on this. Water off a duck's back :bigsmile_face:


Edited by nick n - 6/11/14 at 9:54pm
post #23195 of 23474
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

Thing is though many times it may be warranted, just because it is vintage iso/ortho doesn't mean it's a guarantee it will be listenable or at it's full potential ( if it even has much potential ) in stock form, personal opinions taken into account of course.

Otherwise this mod thread would be useless from the start. Some of these mods are pretty in depth and excruciatingly frustrating for those involved in pinning them down.

 

I do still feel much of the old stuff is overinflated for what it is being sold for. 

 

Guess I am saying at some of these prices bashing is a welcome thing.

 

Feel free to slam me on this. Water off a duck's back :bigsmile_face:


Well unless you have some kind of cosmetic love for some of these old orthos there is little else to recommend them.

My personal take is at the 50 buck barrier. Anything over that has me seriously thinking that a new Fostex bought for the drivers to transplant is a better sonic and economic choice. As you mention it takes millennial amounts of time to bring some of these oldies up to snuff and that shies me off toward newFostexDriverLand.:)

post #23196 of 23474

Thinking back on the sheer volume of time I have spent toying with modding  I could easily have mastered Sanskrit ( that course is here somewhere ), transmigration, teleportation, middle management (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy style) and a slew of other things by now.

I can't even think about it without getting anxiety.:ph34r:

Some glorious results yes, but,


Edited by nick n - 6/11/14 at 11:35pm
post #23197 of 23474

Yes, but I would say even FostexT50RP drivers is hard to tune perfectly. Some vintage orthos you like them on your first listen else you have to put lot of efforts to get them right.

I think I will let go TDS-7 too, its a beast and would need lot of time to port or tune them in stock cups and to get right pads.
 

post #23198 of 23474
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

 

I do still feel much of the old stuff is overinflated for what it is being sold for. 

 

Well, that's because the market is flooded with OEM cheapo chinese dynamics with outrageous markups(Fischer Audio made that very clear) and the semi-DIY niche that makes orthos these days keeps releasing +500g headphones that cost a bundle(and it's like they never heard of the Bellini double-headband that balances the weight evenly, it took the HE560 for these ppl to figure it out :rolleyes:).

 

Oppo is kinda showing the way with their high sensitivity dual-sided diaphragm 395g PM1, hopefully the PM2 will be even lighter as it's replacing metal by plastic and its price will drop once the ROI will have been reached(look at the Beyer T1 or Audioquest Dragonfly prices that dropped by 40%, early adopters must be pleased). 


Edited by leeperry - 6/12/14 at 4:05am
post #23199 of 23474

Granted I haven't gone through that many, but I still think one of the best vintage orthos I've heard is the T10.

post #23200 of 23474

Going to start putting aside some money for the Oppo PM-2.  That's the headphone I'll get as introduction to Orthodynamics.  And for me that will be the pinnacle headphone, as the K712 should be enough for me for dynamic.

post #23201 of 23474
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Originally Posted by Bubo View Post
 

 

Waulta suggested that I re-post with a pic. All suggestions, or spare parts, welcome.

 

Thanks!

 

Did you end up repairing the strut or finding a replacement? Mine just snapped. I want to try drilling through the strut, tapping, and anchoring with a screw, but that seems a little risky especially since I have not done this exact repair before. On my YH-100 headband side where the shaft broke it looks like there is a very very small length of a metal pin exposed (not a screw). I'm assuming the pin was supposed to support the strut, but it doesn't span the length of the shaft. Did you see this metal pin with yours? I'm thinking I can push out the pin and replace it, add a little plastic adhesive and seal the deal... but I'm not sure if the pin can be tapped free. Any advice with the repair would be great... to save me time with trial and error.

post #23202 of 23474
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Granted I haven't gone through that many, but I still think one of the best vintage orthos I've heard is the T10.

I agree. T10 and T30 sound best to me. T50v1, not so much...at least for the one I heard. The build quality of all three is excellent.
post #23203 of 23474
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I agree. T10 and T30 sound best to me. T50v1, not so much...at least for the one I heard. The build quality of all three is excellent.

I love my T10 bought on the advice of the vintage HP thread off eBay.

 

I traced the origin, they were rebuilt with T20 parts by no other than Rhythmdevils himself.  

post #23204 of 23474
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

I love my T10 bought on the advice of the vintage HP thread off eBay.

That was me! You're welcome :3

 

T10's do very little wrong, and it's difficult to screw up modding them. 

post #23205 of 23474
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

That was me! You're welcome :3

 

T10's do very little wrong, and it's difficult to screw up modding them. 

I thanked you then and I will thank you again :D

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