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post #2716 of 5197

how would you know the difference of drivers being wrapped in foam vs direct mount? meaning, if the driver opening is wide enough to accomodate foam, how could it also be small enough to be a tight fit without it? and therefore how could an a/b listen be performed....am i missing something...

post #2717 of 5197
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Contact Jin. He's extremely friendly and helpful. And the padding should face down, onto your head.


So I took your advice & contacted Jin. He was very helpful, entertained all of my concerns, photos etc. until I asked for a replacement... He told me "the headband was fine & all of his headbands are the same"

 

Perhaps for another thread/review but this headband is so crooked and so badly stiched ... I sincerely hope they are not all the same. Anyhoo, for the cost, shipping time and the fact that same vendor deals in high priced drivers and cables I would be very nervous about future purchases but no doubt there are better headbands out there

post #2718 of 5197

Sorry, should have been more specific...the changes were compared to stock 225i, not a direct mount, woody cup.

 

The foam wrap with a woody cup provided these "improvements" (subjective notion, so not sure if I can strictly call them improvements) over a stock 225i.

post #2719 of 5197
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Contact Jin. He's extremely friendly and helpful. And the padding should face down, onto your head.


So I took your advice & contacted Jin. He was very helpful, entertained all of my concerns, photos etc. until I asked for a replacement... He told me "the headband was fine & all of his headbands are the same"

 

Perhaps for another thread/review but this headband is so crooked and so badly stiched ... I sincerely hope they are not all the same. Anyhoo, for the cost, shipping time and the fact that same vendor deals in high priced drivers and cables I would be very nervous about future purchases but no doubt there are better headbands out there

Demand a replacement then, man.

post #2720 of 5197
Pair of cups in working on to replace the oak ones on the Sr-60 cans. Zapote wood. Done with the drill press I got for x-mas.

post #2721 of 5197
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post


They sound great and the wood seems easy to finish, especially with such a small project.
post #2722 of 5197
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Originally Posted by PintoDave View Post

Pair of cups in working on to replace the oak ones on the Sr-60 cans. Zapote wood. Done with the drill press I got for x-mas.

These look great!

What size hole saw's did you use?

 

Are you on O/C.com?

post #2723 of 5197

7keys, I am on the OC Forums! I go by Celeron_Phreak, over there.

 

For the smaller outside diameter I used a 2 1/2" hole saw, and for the the larger outside diameter I used a 2 5/8" hole saw. For the inside diameter, I used a 2 1/8" forstner bit, and for the outer screened hole I used a 1 5/8" forstner bit. Then I cut the "formed" cup off the "base" of the wood, slightly shallower than the depth of the outer screened hole and sanded them to prep for finish.

 

No where near perfect, but they are decent enough to wear. :) One of the cups are slightly off center, the wood burned some from the hole saws, and I didn't install them with the grain the the same direction, but, they sound great! :)

 

I deffinitly prefer the wood lathe process as I used with my SR-80i cups using Padauk wood, and I think I'm going to get a lathe from Harbor Freight when taxes come back. It's easier to get things precise and uniform, so long as the tools remain sharp!

 

I took them into work today and everyone was drooling over them. They haven't seen my SR-80i yet. :)

 

Here they are finished and on the SR-60:

 

 

700

 

 

700

post #2724 of 5197
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Originally Posted by PintoDave View Post

7keys, I am on the OC Forums! I go by Celeron_Phreak, over there.

 

For the smaller outside diameter I used a 2 1/2" hole saw, and for the the larger outside diameter I used a 2 5/8" hole saw. For the inside diameter, I used a 2 1/8" forstner bit, and for the outer screened hole I used a 1 5/8" forstner bit. Then I cut the "formed" cup off the "base" of the wood, slightly shallower than the depth of the outer screened hole and sanded them to prep for finish.

 

No where near perfect, but they are decent enough to wear. :) One of the cups are slightly off center, the wood burned some from the hole saws, and I didn't install them with the grain the the same direction, but, they sound great! :)

 

I deffinitly prefer the wood lathe process as I used with my SR-80i cups using Padauk wood, and I think I'm going to get a lathe from Harbor Freight when taxes come back. It's easier to get things precise and uniform, so long as the tools remain sharp!

 

I took them into work today and everyone was drooling over them. They haven't seen my SR-80i yet. :)

 

Here they are finished and on the SR-60:

 

 

700

 

 

700

What kind of driver fit are you getting with the 2 1/8" forstner bit?


Edited by 7keys - 1/7/13 at 7:17pm
post #2725 of 5197
Perfect fit, snug but not really tight. Still use a spoon to seperate them
post #2726 of 5197

How's the fit of your ear pads? I had to glue little feet on the bottom of the cup so the ear pads wouldn't come off.
 

post #2727 of 5197
Actually the driver cup fit in the inner chamber and it uses the original pad lip. Non-liberated drivers.
post #2728 of 5197

How about the headband?
 

post #2729 of 5197
Exactly what do you mean?
post #2730 of 5197

Hey guys,

 

I have a pair of modded SR-80's:

  1. pleather pads over L-Cush foam pads
  2. Custom Black mesh
  3. 4 holes punctured in felt for better base
  4. removed old cable
  5. added mono jacks to bottom
  6. Litz round braid removable cord
  7. A bit of green paint for a custom look
  8. Felt behind driver and around cup to control treble

 

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Edited by jaimerod - 1/10/13 at 6:13pm
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