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post #166 of 5411
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Originally Posted by MoonHawk View Post
Rod locks

pretty much explains it
is that a grub screw?
post #167 of 5411
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Originally Posted by Quaddy View Post
is that a grub screw?
Looks like a pretty standard set screw. I'm not sure what a grub screw is.
post #168 of 5411
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Originally Posted by GrooveWarrior View Post
Looks like a pretty standard set screw. I'm not sure what a grub screw is.
it does? with what appears to be a recess in the end? - a grub screw is like that, with a thread, but with a torx, or allen key end in the recess that you tighten or loosen, it 'burrows' into the item you are securing, sometimes way more than flush, into the surface - hence the name, most used in the vol knobs of headphone amps that are homemade, cmoys and alike - to secure to central rod.

i asked, as i am wanting to do rod locks on my grado sr325i, and wanted the most unobtrusive method. hmmmmm....
post #169 of 5411
Might a well post this here, although i've gone back to stock for now as these make my HF-1s a little too heavy for my liking.



Going to try and cut them down a bit next week so they're lighter.
post #170 of 5411
Yeah, like I said. A set screw. This is one of the first images that comes up with a google search of set screw. Looks just like the ones I use when I make custom guitar knobs.

post #171 of 5411
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Originally Posted by GrooveWarrior View Post
Yeah, like I said. A set screw. This is one of the first images that comes up with a google search of set screw. Looks just like the ones I use when I make custom guitar knobs.

we are on about the same thing, different terminology, my apolgies for not picking up on, when you said 'set' screw i didnt appreciate that that was what you were terming it, i read it as you stating you thought it was a standard screw, i thought set was just a loose term meaning standard scenario/generic screw - mybad.

ahh right so that is the same thing i thought, will attempt it with the set/grub screw then. thanks!
post #172 of 5411
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Originally Posted by Rav View Post
Might a well post this here, although i've gone back to stock for now as these make my HF-1s a little too heavy for my liking.



Going to try and cut them down a bit next week so they're lighter.
you know i would buy a pair of those off you if you sold them, the rod lock blocks/mechanisms i mean. v.nice. i need to do mine soon, but i am struggling where to start.
post #173 of 5411

Beyer pad adapter!

Hello!

Here is my mod, I wanted my Grado's to be zebrafied. So I have made a Beyer pads adapter which consisted of a full piece of zebrawood. My headphones are re-cabled with Moonaudio's Black Dragon. The bass is crazy, much more impact, my impression is that they come close to the DT770 pro impact but with much more control. My Darth's are another story.

They sound really lush and smooth now, I like it VERY VERY much. I had all the tools and I took some time to figure out the measurements so I just had to get the wood. I feel the wood really makes a difference!

For my first time working with wood using a router, I feel I have achieved something! They are not perfect as there is a few burn marks that would not sand away but I have learned something. For obvious reasons I won't give a DIY procedure as I don't want to piss off the sponsor. Here's the pictures.

Charles




post #174 of 5411
Nice peace of craftsmanship!

I had tried this as well with my MS2 and spare Beyerpads (DT770, DT440, DT660) some time ago, but ribbed it off again, as the upper mids got some strange "AT-ish" colorations which I just couldn't stand.
post #175 of 5411
Great work !
I'm not very convinced by the gold/zebrawood combination, but still excellent work !
post #176 of 5411
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Great work !
I'm not very convinced by the gold/zebrawood combination, but still excellent work !
Hello there,

With the flash it rather look bad as the gold looks silverish. :P

I am wondering what are your impression regarding the MS2 with c-pads and the 770 pro in term of bass?

Thanks,

Charles
post #177 of 5411
I have to say that I was pretty amazed when you said that with the sr325i you had the same amount of bass as the dt770 pro...

Actually I didn't notice much change when I went from stock bowls to c-pads. The soundstage improved, that's the most noticeable thing, and the sound became a bit warmer, but nothing compared to my dt770 pro witch is imho really for bassheads. I use the beyer for games and movies only, I listen to music with them only when I don't have my primary headphones.

But I agree with you when you say that the bass is more controlled with the sr325
post #178 of 5411
Needless to say, I too am a big fan of the zebrawood...

HF-1 with my latest cups and black grills installed:


Working with wood is so much fun!
post #179 of 5411
en480c4,

This is really really gorgeous! If you are willing to share the information I am wondering what kind of tools you used to make those cups? Have you found a better depth for the sound signature? I may give it a try sometime with lower end Grado's as a first!

Thanks,

Charles
post #180 of 5411
Yea I am curious how to make cups from woods... obviously not to deter from headphile and their business but I seem to be the type of person who will go the DIY route if at all possible (amps cables etc.)
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