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holy mother of pearl inlay kopral, nice . I like the design of the cups in general and the moderate size. Any sound impressions? what drivers are inside? Any sound comparisons to stock SR/RS cups? If you can, maybe try and make a set with a wider mouth (where the driver mounts). I've had good results with that either because of the driver liking that extra 'meat' or perhaps because it seals the bowl pads somehow..............

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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.

 

Both braids work. I don't like the round braid just on looks. As far as extra length, it's minimal difference. You should always have enough for 1.5 cables :)

 

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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

 

I recommend buying silver plated copper teflon wire from ebay, it's cheap, works, and is a great conductor. It's used in consumer electronics usually and not audio cables as you'd think, but it's actually fantastic for DIY cables.

 

Use this to learn how to quad braid. I dunno about 5.. I wouldn't recommend it, it would be of higher capacitance, and it would weigh more as well as limit your sheathing options if any.

http://www.chimeralabs.com/diy_braid.html

 

This is the flat braid. It's easy, mistakes are easy to correct with it, and it just feels nicer wrapped around my leg when I'm sitting down. For sleeving, just leave it bare. The teflon around the wire should be thick enough to work. I recommend 26 to 28 awg in that.

post #2748 of 5318
Don't suppose anyone has some spare grado cups lying around, wood or plastic, PM me please. I have SR60 drivers from igrado, headband I can get, I wanted to make wood cups but have no reference...
post #2749 of 5318
There have been some images deep down in either this thread or one of the two sr60 mid threads that have exact dimensions of cups.
post #2750 of 5318
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Originally Posted by kopral 21 View Post

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

 

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

 

 

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Very nice!

 

Here is one I just reworked.

 

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Nice

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I am wondering if anybody is looking for grado drivers for a DIY project. I want to build a pair of magnums and all I need to finish is the headband and gimbals. 


Here is the idea: You buy a pair of SR60i, SR80i, or Alessandro MS1i. Take the drivers, cable and earpads, and send the headband to me. I can even send you my part for you to buy the headphones. After we are done, we can post our grado mods here!


Please, PM me if you are interested. I would prefer if you have been in the forum for a while, and have positive trader feedbak.



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7keys



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



 

@7keys:
 How is that headband working for you? Does it look solid? 
Edited by orangecr - 1/29/13 at 9:14am
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http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/img20130108132659.jpg/

 

hello

 

it'm my grado sr80 mod's

mod's consist :

Recabling whit mogami

jack 3.5mm viablue

splitter viablue

replace cup's in cherry wood

blutak in rear driver and resonance room 

open holes 

modify headband 

coupled cush hd414 and L-coush

 

Sorry for my bad english


Edited by Tix88 - 1/29/13 at 6:26am
post #2754 of 5318

I think house of Marley would have loved this design :)

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http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/img20130108132659.jpg/

 

coupled cush hd414 and L-coush

 

I used to do this mod to the pads also; I think they are the most comfortable Grado pads, even more than the bagels (!). But I don't use them anymore as I realized they strips away too much bass; I used 3M Crystal Clear Scotch taped flat pads now.

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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

Don't suppose anyone has some spare grado cups lying around, wood or plastic, PM me please. I have SR60 drivers from igrado, headband I can get, I wanted to make wood cups but have no reference...

I have a pair of SR80i cups sat in my spares drawer,you can have them if you still need some.Don't think i will ever want them again..

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@7keys:
 How is that headband working for you? Does it look solid? 
Seems Ok, I just paired it with some African Mahogany cups and put them up on eBay.
The Sony headband from the 7506 model is much better.

It can be found for $20 here
http://www.trewaudio.com/store/Sony-7506-Replacement-Headband-and-Cups.html

Edited by 7keys - 1/31/13 at 12:46pm
post #2758 of 5318
Thanks! That's really helpful. If I can't get a Grado headband I will be using the Sony. Do you have to mod the Sony headband somehow to fit the Grado cups? I will be using vibro cups, but they should be similar to the stock Grados, I guess.
Good luck with the auction, by the way.
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Edited by orangecr - 1/31/13 at 1:30pm
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I knew I recognized your cups!

post #2760 of 5318

The pic is of a 325/ I've seen the same drivers in a set of sr80's and ms1. made in taiwan


Edited by thelostMIDrange - 2/1/13 at 7:29pm
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