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post #46 of 86

Jecklin Foam Pads

Thanks for the help!

I have also mailed Uwe at Westerwelle for a price quote. I'm looking forward to hear if there are more suppliers of the pads though. My cat got to the side panels so i will need some of that material too.



The cat used to like sleeping in the headphones for some reason



I must say that, imho, I have never heard /anything/ (speakers or headphones) that sounds better than the Jecklin Electrostats so i think that thy are well worth some TLC & new pads


/Mike
post #47 of 86
Thread Starter 
They are excellent headphones, and have more potential behind them than the Transformer (even the best one) shows. But the Ergo AMT is better.

I personally prefer the Float to the Lambda.
post #48 of 86
I sold Jecklin Floats in the mid 70s to the early 80's. Robert Allen Walch (not sure about the spelling of the last name) imported them into the US, along with Transcriptors products. He was located in Milwaukee. If someone could track him down (he would be pretty old or dead by now) he might have some spares.
post #49 of 86
Wold a Float electrostat model PS1 with box for $160 be a good idea to buy? (Also considering that it's not clear if it works...)
post #50 of 86
Very good review indeed. Still wouldn't wear them though
post #51 of 86
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Originally Posted by DefectiveAudioComponent View Post
Wold a Float electrostat model PS1 with box for $160 be a good idea to buy? (Also considering that it's not clear if it works...)
If it works then it is an ok deal but otherwise...
post #52 of 86
so, did anyone here on headfi win the float electrostats on ebay.de?
if they turn out to be working its one hell of a deal
post #53 of 86
If it's working, if it's not you got a funny looking helmet
post #54 of 86
They better sound good,because they look aaah, hahahahaha!!P.S. In the same catagory as my avatar!
post #55 of 86
Want: More pics of cat sleeping/chilling in some Jecklin Floats. Just perfect.

Also Want: Jecklin Float Electrostatics.
post #56 of 86
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Originally Posted by mypasswordis View Post
Want: More pics of cat sleeping/chilling in some Jecklin Floats. Just perfect.

Also Want: Jecklin Float Electrostatics.
The latter has been found. Time to make some really huge pads for it.
post #57 of 86
Hi

I have some Jecklin Float Electrostats with PS2 that have lost a channel.
I know about Jecklin Electrostatic Headphones refurbishing / repair but I can't afford to send them off to him currently.

I do have a multimeter though - is there any basic troubleshooting I can do meanwhile, until I get some funds? I have heard that electrostatics typically can involve large voltages so would welcome some advice before I start poking around ...
post #58 of 86
Check the fuses inside the adapter box. Other then that there isn't much to go wrong.
post #59 of 86
It could just be a loose soldering connection on the cable hooked up to the drivers.
post #60 of 86
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post
Check the fuses inside the adapter box. Other then that there isn't much to go wrong.
Thanks for that! I don't know why I missed them - indeed one of the fues has blown. The other is sound but has some resinous-type deposits inside the glass - not sure of the significance of that.

They are marked T1.6/250V with ESKA on the ends, and 20mm in length.

Are generic slow-blow ones suitable? Or do I need 'audiophool' special frozen/plated ones?

Maplin list several different ratings - any ideas which one?
20mm Time Glass Delay (T) : Glass Fuses : Maplin

If a simple replacement fuse works then I might just be able to afford the re-foam refurb!
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