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post #5911 of 23696
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Originally Posted by yoginasser View Post
Great looking pair of cans!
post #5912 of 23696
Ok to take the topic off the last 5 or so posts lol. Do you HAVE to use aluminium solder in the Fostex big drivers?

I have Cardas Quad Eutectic. My Aiwa's dont have the 'Aluminium Only' sticker inside, but I assume they are the same thing as the rest of the Fostex brothers.

The single entry configuration is fine in use, but is a PAIN when changing damping schemes, the first time I did it I spent 25 mins just trying to close the dual entry cup!! The cups are made metal, so making it dual entry (and closing the old holes) might be a bit of a stretch for me....

I am v.slowly approaching good damping, but not there yet unfortunately. I think I am flip-flopping between underdamped/overdamped.

I am V.SUPRISED that just the two mineral biscuits managed to damp the T50V1 enough, I just dont see how it could be done.

As a note, I have the Aiwas on my head at the moment, and with the beta3 stage damping I am on, I keep changing my mind from it being problematic, to it being superb.
post #5913 of 23696
Yeah, stop quoting the same pic over and over again. As if the first pic wasn't enough. But yeah... damn.

About aluminium solder, even my Fostex T20v2 and T40 say to only use that, so that's what I'd go with. I don't think aluminium and lead mix that well, and they have different melting temps anyway so it'd be extremely hard to work with.
post #5914 of 23696
Thank you everyone for your kind comments about the sexy cans
The girl sporting the Pickerbling is my housemate D,she LOVES orthos!
Ludoo:You sir get a "you were correct all along" from me,it took the Pickerbling from being a great HP to an amazing one.
Headphoneaddict:Girl-Fi was a thread I started a while back that featured hot girls wearing headphones (genius) ,Sachu pointed out to me today that the link no longer works so I can only assume that it was taken down by the mods.
post #5915 of 23696
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Originally Posted by yoginasser View Post
Thank you everyone for your kind comments about the sexy cans
The girl sporting the Pickerbling is my housemate D,she LOVES orthos!
Ludoo:You sir get a "you were correct all along" from me,it took the Pickerbling from being a great HP to an amazing one.
Headphoneaddict:Girl-Fi was a thread I started a while back that featured hot girls wearing headphones (genius) ,Sachu pointed out to me today that the link no longer works so I can only assume that it was taken down by the mods.
The link probably simply died with the great head-fi crash of 2007, so the thread may still be out there but with a new URL.
post #5916 of 23696
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
Once I pull these apart to work on them you can have the cups, cable and earpads if you want them.
I missed this post. Thanks a bunch, smeggy! Just tell me how much you want for them. Also, those Wharfedales look really badass, especially after the pad refurb. They definitely look like they were well designed.
post #5917 of 23696
Smeggy - the woodied SFI also work well with the Millett Starving Student - plenty of power there. My son has been using them today with the living room rig and his Millett, instead of his Lambdas with my GES...
post #5918 of 23696
How does the Starving student sound, in terms of warmth and speed and whatnot?
post #5919 of 23696
The Millett SSH sounds just right. These SFI phones need a LOT of power and the starving student has it in spades. The only portable amp I have that can do the SmeggySFI any justice is also a Millett (TTVJ portable Millett Hybrid).

-=Germania=- put together my son's upgraded rds Millett kit for me in a nascar 24 candy tin that we sent her, and she and Sherwood like this amp better than a $399 Head-direct EF1. But at the 11/1 Colorado head-fi meet 4 out of 5 of us liked the EF1 slightly better. At the meet the Millett was a perfect match for Blutarsky's Grado PS-1.

To be honest with you, I have never run a thorough A/B comparison between the two. It is definitely not cold or bright, but is warm and inviting without being dark or slow, and detail is good. What I am least familiar with is the soundstage - I have not had a chance to listen to it for any length of time with several headphones to see how it throws the image. The EF1 I know has a slightly narrower soundstage than my Woo WA6 or Single Power Square Wave XL because I did get time to compare those for my posted EF1 review - so when I compare the MSSH I will have to see which has the best soundstage.
post #5920 of 23696
I'll take your word for it -- I think this might be the amp for me.

Now, I just have to find the money...

EDIT: Realized I should ask what kind of tube this amp takes.
post #5921 of 23696
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Originally Posted by mypasswordis View Post
I missed this post. Thanks a bunch, smeggy! Just tell me how much you want for them. Also, those Wharfedales look really badass, especially after the pad refurb. They definitely look like they were well designed.
Cheers

Send me your addy and I'll post them off to you.
post #5922 of 23696
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Originally Posted by Planar_head View Post
I'll take your word for it -- I think this might be the amp for me.

Now, I just have to find the money...

EDIT: Realized I should ask what kind of tube this amp takes.
2x 19j6 tubes. I just built one last week with upgraded caps (Cerafine and Wima), and its lovely .
post #5923 of 23696
Ok,
Has anyone got a source for a material that would be similar to the T50 biscuits?

I want to try cutting holes in things, but dont want to ruin the original biscuits if they are irreplacable .

As for the aluminium solder, I dont see a reason why Cardas Eutectic woudlnt be better...
Smeggy what did you use?
post #5924 of 23696
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Originally Posted by Kabeer View Post
Ok,
Has anyone got a source for a material that would be similar to the T50 biscuits?

I want to try cutting holes in things, but dont want to ruin the original biscuits if they are irreplacable .

As for the aluminium solder, I dont see a reason why Cardas Eutectic woudlnt be better...
Smeggy what did you use?

I just melted the old aluminum solder off the tabs, cleaned my iron and used standard solder and miniquad wire. Works fine as long as you don't overheat the tabs.
post #5925 of 23696
Just for Walt to stop him foaming until I get the scanner running....

Here's the complete capsule apart, rubber magnets, metal backing plates and ribbon.



Capsule assembly, loads of big holes per inch. Very well vented.



Flat ribbon with anchor holes at either end and very few tracks per inch plus weak magnets. No wonder they're inefficient!

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