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post #2731 of 5434
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Originally Posted by PintoDave View Post

Exactly what do you mean?

 



Well, I had to use a hairdrier to soften the plastic on my Grado headband so I could open them up a little to fit my DIY cups.

post #2732 of 5434
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Originally Posted by jaimerod View Post

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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Those look nice.

post #2733 of 5434
Where's you get the mono jacks? That's exactly what I want to do to my SR-80i's. (the cord part) also, where did you get the cable?
post #2734 of 5434
Oh you mean the cup yokes? These recent cups fit right in without any plastic forming of the yoke. A bit less room between the cup and the plastic when compared to the stock cups, but they still swivel some.

My Sr-80i padauk cups required some heating and reforming though. I also cut those yokes after the pivot pin.
post #2735 of 5434
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Originally Posted by jaimerod View Post

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

 

20130109img1478.jpg

 

look very nice

post #2736 of 5434

Bits n bobs arrived for my headphones..making new cables for the modification I'm doing. Any last minute tips concerning a recable?

Does one braid have an advantage over another?

post #2737 of 5434

Yes there 'could' be a difference that is because of the Laurentz effect of a current trough a cable or something. I don't really remember.

Whether you'll hear it is a much discussed subject, this is for cables in general, and that's nothing I can say something about yet. 

post #2738 of 5434

Tiny XLR my ass! It's not that tiny...

 

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Originally Posted by HolyCheese View Post

Yes there 'could' be a difference that is because of the Laurentz effect of a current trough a cable or something. I don't really remember.

Whether you'll hear it is a much discussed subject, this is for cables in general, and that's nothing I can say something about yet. 

 

I'll have a dig through the forums :) Thanks

post #2739 of 5434

The litz round braid and flat braid should shield equally well. However, the flat braid is much easier and required less wire.  If you are making a longer cord, do not use the round braid as the extra length may degrade sound--though very minimally. I like the round braid because the sleeving will feel nice and full but it looks great even without it.

 

My cord is about 6 feet braided and took about 30ft of wire. I used 24 gauge copper wire I believe. You can go with a slightly thinner wire with no problem.

 

I got the mono jacks at RadioShack.

post #2740 of 5434
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Originally Posted by jaimerod View Post

The litz round braid and flat braid should shield equally well. However, the flat braid is much easier and required less wire.  If you are making a longer cord, do not use the round braid as the extra length may degrade sound--though very minimally. I like the round braid because the sleeving will feel nice and full but it looks great even without it.

 

My cord is about 6 feet braided and took about 30ft of wire. I used 24 gauge copper wire I believe. You can go with a slightly thinner wire with no problem.

 

I got the mono jacks at RadioShack.

 

 

Had to look up 24 gauge wire. I currently have  .25mm2 wire laying here..it falls just short of 23 gauge.

a single strand is 30ft? Or all 4 wires combined?

 

What would you recommend for a 5-wire braid?

 

Gawd..I'm looking it up, but what a bunch of happy peppy girls on the tutorials for braiding..giddy! :D


Edited by Pointy - 1/16/13 at 3:29pm
post #2741 of 5434

Just received the Konaaudio Ka-Roh-116 headband I bought off eBay............Not bad.

 

 

post #2742 of 5434
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Originally Posted by thelostMIDrange View Post

as long as we're showing our diy cups, here's some i'm working on for a set of old joe grado drivers model d40 if i'm not mistaken that devouring is giving me out of the kindness of his grado heart. Each of these is a little different overall mass than each other. All in limba.

 

 

I call this one the Excelsior XB1000 MKII

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This one is called coltrane stardust

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here's michael schenker love to love circa 1978

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and this set I simply refer to as, the disgruntled carpenter-2013 headfi edition 

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btw, I agree, stain has no affect on sound because it doesn't change the wood's properties, but stain is not 'finish'. Maybe that was the confusion. Finish changes the wood's properties without exception. Bang two raw wood cups together and then do it with the same finished cups. Totally different sounds will be heard.

beautiful cup.. i like this design. what kind wood that use there ?

post #2743 of 5434
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Originally Posted by kopral 21 View Post

beautiful cup.. i like this design. what kind wood that use there ?

 

He had it in his original post - It's Limba :)

 

 

 

@TheLostMidrange

Have you ever made any GS1000 type cups - so you can set driver back further?

post #2744 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

He had it in his original post - It's Limba :)

 

 

 

@TheLostMidrange

Have you ever made any GS1000 type cups - so you can set driver back further?

so sory my english very bad. thanks for the correction.. 

 

this my new batch Mahogany Cup, bamboo and Maple ..

 

 

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Edited by kopral 21 - 1/25/13 at 1:45am
post #2745 of 5434

Beautiful work !

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