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any help/suggestions with extricating my drivers out of the outer housing? i was able to get the grills out fine by just bending the plastic housing and jiggling the screens til they loosened. trying the same with the driver housings, but instead of rolling out, the plastic is bending and breaking around the driver, but not coming off of the driver portion. hope that's clear. 

 

any way to loosen the adhesive? maybe more blasting with the hair dryer?  

post #4907 of 5746
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

any help/suggestions with extricating my drivers out of the outer housing? i was able to get the grills out fine by just bending the plastic housing and jiggling the screens til they loosened. trying the same with the driver housings, but instead of rolling out, the plastic is bending and breaking around the driver, but not coming off of the driver portion. hope that's clear. 

 

any way to loosen the adhesive? maybe more blasting with the hair dryer?  

 

Unfortunately the glue holding the drivers in the sleeves doesn't give with a hair dryer. There are two options:

 

1. place a block of wood the diameter of the driver over the white linen side, and use a wood clamp to slowly force the driver out the back end of the sleeve. Be sure to use an exacto/scalpel to cut away the little plastic nubs behind the driver on the inner wall of the sleeve before doing this. Do not put the jaw of the clamp that isn't on the wood on the back of the driver. Put it on the wall of the sleeve.

 

2. Use a hacksaw to make a thin cut through the wall of the sleeve, making sure not to cut the driver at all, and then using pliers to carefully pull off the sleeve.

 

I use option 2, as quite frankly I am a big ninny, and option 1 scares me. :o 


Edited by fleasbaby - 5/1/14 at 6:11am
post #4908 of 5746
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

any help/suggestions with extricating my drivers out of the outer housing? i was able to get the grills out fine by just bending the plastic housing and jiggling the screens til they loosened. trying the same with the driver housings, but instead of rolling out, the plastic is bending and breaking around the driver, but not coming off of the driver portion. hope that's clear. 

 

any way to loosen the adhesive? maybe more blasting with the hair dryer?  

 

 

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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post
 

 

2. Use a hacksaw to make a thin cut through the wall of the sleeve, making sure not to cut the driver at all, and then using pliers to carefully pull off the sleeve.

 

 

 

 

I've also used this approach to 'liberate' Grado drivers before.

 

I recommend using masking tape to cover the front / rear of the driver to avoid dust ingress

post #4909 of 5746
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post
 

 

 

 

 

I've also used this approach to 'liberate' Grado drivers before.

 

I recommend using masking tape to cover the front / rear of the driver to avoid dust ingress

 

...my bad, yes...it goes without saying, cover the back of the magnet, and the front, and be sure to blow off any remnants (and there will be :)) afterwards...

post #4910 of 5746
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post
 

 

...my bad, yes...it goes without saying, cover the back of the magnet, and the front, and be sure to blow off any remnants (and there will be :)) afterwards...

 

Sorry - just read back my post which was written hastily while I should've been working :D) and it wasn't supposed to come across quite so rude!

post #4911 of 5746
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post

Sorry - just read back my post which was written hastily while I should've been working biggrin.gif ) and it wasn't supposed to come across quite so rude!

No worries! I saw no rudeness at all! I felt bad for missing something like that! Without covering the holes, you can end up with incurable "Grattle"....
post #4912 of 5746

Hi folks, I have the itch to build another magnum set.  I currently have a magnum v3 in mahogany cups, but also have some wood sleeves, and some SR325i cups lying on the side.

 

My plan is to move the v3s to the 325i cups, and get some magnum X drivers for the mahogany cups.  However, I am thinking of not using wood sleeves, but get some aluminum sleeves instead.

 

Do you know where I can get my hands on some of those?

 

Thanks.

post #4913 of 5746
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Originally Posted by ambchang View Post
 

Hi folks, I have the itch to build another magnum set.  I currently have a magnum v3 in mahogany cups, but also have some wood sleeves, and some SR325i cups lying on the side.

 

My plan is to move the v3s to the 325i cups, and get some magnum X drivers for the mahogany cups.  However, I am thinking of not using wood sleeves, but get some aluminum sleeves instead.

 

Do you know where I can get my hands on some of those?

 

Thanks.

 

i haven't any experience, but i bookmarked these guys a while ago for when i'm ready to play with my sr80

 

http://jaben.net/shopping2/Headphone_parts/

post #4914 of 5746
Oooooh...I have had those in the back of my mind for a while now...would be fun to try. The drivers don't get fully liberated though. They stay in their plastic sleeves, and slip into the aluminum outer cup. You then screw in the inner aluminium sleeve bit...
post #4915 of 5746

Thanks, I looked at them for a while, and like fleasbaby said, the sleeves will still be plastic.

 

I already have the aluminum cups from the 325, I am just looking for some aluminum sleeves.  It's OK if I don't get them, as I have some plastic sleeves and some wooden sleeves, but I just want to put the magnum v3 in their original intended housing.

post #4916 of 5746

Got my "SennGrado" (PX100-II drivers) this week (modded by @JoeDoe) and they sound really awesome. Depending on the music that's playing it is really hard to distinguish between them and the 325is... 


Edited by rodweb - 5/2/14 at 11:38am
post #4917 of 5746
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post
 

Got my "SennGrado" (PX100-II drivers) this week (modded by @JoeDoe) and they sound really awesome. 

 

 

How about a picture?

post #4918 of 5746
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post
 

 

 

How about a picture?

When I'm home :)

post #4919 of 5746
Here it goes.
post #4920 of 5746
Someone try to create diy leather version of grado pads ?
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