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post #6616 of 23449
Damn, I want to try these T50RPs in a solid housing. They're really close to sounding almost like the K1000 at the upper reaches but with less delicacy and openness. I think the key is still to kill the housing. I've been switching between these and the K1k with the cages closed in and, not bad at all.
post #6617 of 23449
Take that, K1000! I'm sure your T50RP drivers will eventually end up in wooden housings and sound really great. It's only a matter of time...
post #6618 of 23449
It's true....

Just for giggles I slapped on a set of SR-X pads to see how the bass really is. Mmmmmm

Different beastie, much more bassy goodness and slam. The treble loses some of it's airiness but it does sound good.

Decisions decisions......
post #6619 of 23449
I think that the 10 I paid for the HOK is more like it. It also appears to get a touch bassier for each layer of lambskin added (so far). As smeggy predicted. (I am adding one more layer right now... more comfortable and more bassy is a winning formula for these) Although the pads get increasingly expensive for each layer, one square feet of the less expensive leather costs 15 euros so I think I am soon spending more on the pads than on the HOK itself. I now have another explanation for the closed-in feeling. If I push them in and then let go, they work like a vacuum pump, pumping out air from inside the pads. (not that I know anything about vacuum pumps of course.)

Although, the Grundig was really expensive, but it was also something ... unopened...

Now, if I only had one of these clamped PMB-driver orthos to work on... I want to see if they can also be made to sing some bass notes.... but perhaps that's truly a lost cause.

I look forward to hear more of the RP driver moving in to it's new house!
post #6620 of 23449
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Originally Posted by Kabeer View Post
Im in a similar situation with a Fostex T30 owner, who wanted roughly $278. No way was I paying that.
Did you say T30?

Edit: Sorry F2D, I couldn't resist!
post #6621 of 23449
That is a beautiful sight *sigh*

I really like the T30.
post #6622 of 23449
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
That is a beautiful sight *sigh*

I really like the T30.
Yes, it really is. How big is that driver again? I know I have seen a Smeggy woody, though IIRC, it was still a supra, right?

The new T50 pads look to have a pretty big hole, much bigger than the t20. Pads look nice though, they may have to be the next orthos I buy.

More dynamic headphones here, a pair of Jecklin Float model 2 showed up two days ago, courtesy of headfi diy.
post #6623 of 23449
Cool stuff Colin.

Yes I think that those new T50RP pads may well enable a very nice circum T30. The driver shoves out enough bass to do the job and the pads are good enough to keep it in place. Could be an awesome headphone. I'll need to get another T30 to try it though if any more show up.

Let us know how the Jecklin is.
post #6624 of 23449
Wait, you say the new T50rp pads are circum? Dang, I may have to buy a pair tonight.

The Jecklin is interesting, though quite different than any ortho I have heard. Mainly not as smooth, and way more soundstage.
post #6625 of 23449
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericj View Post
Did you say T30?

Edit: Sorry F2D, I couldn't resist!
Behuutiful, hopefully one of those pretties will be mine once f2d has his wicked ways with them .
post #6626 of 23449
Hey!!!! I was about to post a somewhat cleaned up and cropped version of that pic



Just to give you an idea what I had to go through to get them:

1) Take subway all the way to the other part of NYC
2) deal with obnoxious doorman of some has been rock star (yeah these belonged to some rock star dude)
3) Drag 25 kilo box until I got fed-up and got a cab.
4) Rescue them from this mess:

post #6627 of 23449
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faust2D View Post
Hey!!!! I was about to post a somewhat cleaned up and cropped version of that pic



Just to give you an idea what I had to go through to get them:

1) Take subway all the way to the other part of NYC
2) deal with obnoxious doorman of some has been rock star (yeah these belonged to some rock star dude)
3) Drag 25 kilo box until I got fed-up and got a cab.
4) Rescue them from this mess:

I am truly grateful, and i owe you some repair work some day.

And yeah, these used to belong to a washed-up guitarist. Probably a lot of the old fostexen we buy did - but this time, we know which one.

One or more of these headphones may have contributed to the "Fame" soundtrack. Or even more chillingly, any number of Diana Ross albums.
post #6628 of 23449
Members of Team Ortho now own pieces of history! Amazing.

Edit: Rachmaninov 2 is played everywhere by everyone, but it still gets me nearly every time with nearly every headphone I have.
post #6629 of 23449
I have to say that is quite a stash. I am as excited about the cables as the headphones though ( yes I am a sad SOB ) ..dB
post #6630 of 23449
I got all these orthos, but I am still ECR500less boooohooo

I know it's a wrong thread, I do, but I really want them
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