Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › Guide to the Balanced AKG K701 recabling
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Guide to the Balanced AKG K701 recabling - Page 4

post #46 of 56
Mine were wired differently. (black = right-, white = left-). You have to open the left cup to check the wiring. In my case, the black one connects to the headband, and comes out as white in the right cup. Only opening the right cup will fool you, just as I was fooled
post #47 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junliang View Post
And when i open the cups of the k701(that metallic grills), it was different..
and I cant detach the white piece in order to give me space to solder..

You need to undo the screws:




You can pull off the small white part quite easily as it only has very slight tabs on each side, and the top "hands" pop off of the grey part of the headband very easily. I basically gently prised it up from the bottom and removed the "hands" last.






I'm not going to disassemble it all again, so I'll just say that I undid another screw:




did some various desoldering and cutting of wires, and ended up with this:




I really would have thought I'd have posted in this thread before, since I followed it (and the AKG exploded diagram/service manual) for disassembly... hope I'm not breaking any rules with more thumbnailed pics:




Yes, it's not balanced (starquad terminated with TRS), but it shows that balanced rewiring is possible with the "different" K701 earcup assembly
post #48 of 56
Wow !
Nice post man, and thanks for the pm

Thank you very much !

*If only there is some sort of +rep or thank button =/*

thank you !!
post #49 of 56
Man, I just cant seem to pry open the white part !
the left side of my left cup open slightly, but its tedious to open the entire cup >.<


Quote:
Originally Posted by hardnrg View Post
You can pull off the small white part quite easily as it only has very slight tabs on each side, and the top "hands" pop off of the grey part of the headband very easily. I basically gently prised it up from the bottom and removed the "hands" last.

post #50 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junliang View Post

Man, I just cant seem to pry open the white part !
the left side of my left cup open slightly, but its tedious to open the entire cup >.<


Quote:
Originally Posted by hardnrgView Post
You can pull off the small white part quite easily as it only has very slight tabs on each side, and the top "hands" pop off of the grey part of the headband very easily. I basically gently prised it up from the bottom and removed the "hands" last.




Any luck?
post #51 of 56

Search for his user name and post positive feedback. k701smile.gif
EDIT: Oops, I just noticed that his last post was 4-11-10, not 4-11-11redface.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Junliang View Post

Wow !
Nice post man, and thanks for the pm

Thank you very much !

*If only there is some sort of +rep or thank button =/*

thank you !!


 


Edited by jeffreyfranz - 4/10/11 at 8:00pm
post #52 of 56

any online shop recable this to balanced 4 pin xlr ???

 

prefer inside europe instead of the USA

post #53 of 56

Very informative might try these one. props!

post #54 of 56

I got a K701 with Cardas cable which is going to be reterminated to balanced. The stock cable was replaced by the Cardas one from Moon Audio with dual entry. So there is nothing more left to do then to snip off the 1/4 plug and replace it with 2 3-pin XLRs, right?
 

post #55 of 56

Hi there,

 

I would need to recable my K701 as the default cable is too short when i'm sitting in the living room.

 

by thinking of recabling it, other questions came:

do i make one cable by side or just replace the existing one?

do i make the cable(s) detachable?

 

i'm located in France, and wanted to order the cable on the Audiophonics website

which one do you recommend me?

 

thank you in advance for you help!

post #56 of 56

A few months ago I recabled my AKG701 with Moon audio silver dragon straight to the drivers and a Jack plug. It was a real improvement in detail and stage.

But since my Audio-GD NF-6 is a fully balanced head amp i just got around to attach the needed 4pin XLR. My balanced AKG701 sound way better than i expexted. I'm very happy with it and the posts in this topic really helped, thanks for that.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › Guide to the Balanced AKG K701 recabling