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if you want to make life really easy, buy some leaded cardas eutectic solder. it skips a stage changing from liquid to solid and helps avoid cold joints (where the solder makes a physical but not an electrical connection.) that said, any 40 percent lead rosin core solder is very easy to work with if you have a high watt iron or soldering station. I had used an iron once before attempting my crack and had 0 issues with cold joints. a YouTube video or two will teach you everything you need.
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Thanks a lot, skeptic and smallmany. Good to hear that regular lead rosin core solder is sufficient. I am not too familiar with the soldering material, so my initial thought was "do i need to find some silver solder so that it might sound better"...lol

 

I find one YouTube clip from InnerFidelity, where Tyll briefly introduces how to build up the BH Crack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5rWCEux_BI

 

And the article: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/marvelously-addictive-bottlehead-crack-page-2


Edited by cddc - 4/10/14 at 11:36pm
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post
 

But TBH i think the HD650s are still more of a home solution... open cans just aren't ideal for on-the-go... unless you consider portable to be like you're staying at diff places all the time.

I agree. It would be weird to see someone out and about with 650's on. Not to mention people around you would hear your music almost as clearly as you did.

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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post

if you want to make life really easy, buy some leaded cardas eutectic solder. it skips a stage changing from liquid to solid and helps avoid cold joints (where the solder makes a physical but not an electrical connection.) that said, any 40 percent lead rosin core solder is very easy to work with if you have a high watt iron or soldering station. I had used an iron once before attempting my crack and had 0 issues with cold joints. a YouTube video or two will teach you everything you need.


+1 on the cardas eutectic solder its a quality product and easy to use.  One meters worth off of ebay will be plenty for a Crack+Speedball.

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I agree. It would be weird to see someone out and about with 650's on. Not to mention people around you would hear your music almost as clearly as you did.

I've just got back from a three mile morning walk with two dogs, an SGN3/E18 & HD650's. We live in the sticks, literally no-one for miles. The E18 does a fair job of driving these headphones. Volume @ 7, low gain, bass boost - if ya' feel lucky - on. I think I'm really beginning to appreciate how fast these are, they're rhythmic & timing abilities are frankly awesome to my ears.

I only have two negatives...

1. I'd be incredibly self-conscious wearing them in public as portables.

2. I can also hear Emmerdale.
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I hear so much detail & texture now that some of my favourite tunes are actually changing shape smily_headphones1.gif
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Enjoying my coffee this fine morning before work....listening to disc 1 of Joe B.  An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House, Live with my HD650 and Mad Ear....pretty impressive stuff.

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What's a "Mad Ear"?
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An amplifier with lots of power and punch is called 'Mad Ear'...because Mike Tyson.  :bigsmile_face:

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An amplifier with lots of power and punch is called 'Mad Ear'...because Mike Tyson.  bigsmile_face.gif

Ah right. Obvious really smily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gif
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Ah right. Obvious really smily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gif
He might be joking. MAD Ear can refer to a couple amplifiers from Mapletree Audio Design. (Get it "MAD")
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:evil:

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Or a water-cooled E.A.R.
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Tyson and Holyfield are now good friends.

 

Holyfield was in financial difficulties not long ago and tried to market his own BBQ sauce...Tyson came to his aid and in one of the promo's - Tyson said something like "I spat out his ear...but if I had this BBQ sauce...".  I thought that was great...two gladiators that were fierce enemies grow old together as good friends.

 

And of course, the HD650 is a great headphone...

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+1 on the cardas eutectic solder its a quality product and easy to use.  One meters worth off of ebay will be plenty for a Crack+Speedball.

I wouldn't buy Cardas solder off eBay.  No guarantee you are getting the real thing.

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