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Hacking around the sr-60.(pictures warning)

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
(not for the weak of heart only for the fool hardy)

Once I got inside the sr-60 it seemed like a fun thing to
hack around with and I have a habit like many to mod
things a bit. Everyone talks about the rear screen of the
Grado cans and how some models are more open etc.
Well the driver itself is loaded by some fabric that I opened
up by piercing now will have some air flow.

The Sr-60s I have had for a long time and the pads were nasty and
broken down from being tossed in various bags and I replaced
them with some sock modded pads very thin and nice wool
ones.

Looking at the various models of Grados the higher end models
don't use plastic and seem to be concerned with reducing resonance,
blue-tac has been introduced around the inside of the back of the capsule
to dampen resonance. A blob on the back of the driver magnet plate avoiding
the draft holes was added as well.

Looking at the front of the headphone it seemed like a place for resonance to
build with all that plastic in the way. So I cut it open to expose the driver more.
Cutting a screen from a gold coffee filter and having that to protect the driver
instead of the plastic grate.

How does it sound? Good thats all I am going to say I'm
still playing around with the balance of the headphones and
feel like the sock mod may deliver to much low end.
The balance is a bit darker than I may like but I do like where
this is going.

Another thing I attempted was to anneal the driver with heat from
a hairdryer being careful not to melt them and let them cool.
New cables are going to be next and will probably go to bowls for the pads.

Here are the pics.
post #2 of 19
I wish you'd mod your post with some punctuation.
post #3 of 19
Good mods.

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Originally Posted by JadeEast View Post
Well the driver itself is loaded by some fabric that I opened
up by piercing now will have some air flow.
I doubt that made any difference as the fabric is thin and you can see through it.


Taking the back grill off however makes a nice difference.
post #4 of 19
some paragraph breaks wouldn't hurt, tolstoy
post #5 of 19
Great job! looks like lots of fun to me! A lot can be learned from a project like this!

Keep up the good work!

....and I guess I was more concerned with what the words were than where the words were.

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ericj View Post
some paragraph breaks wouldn't hurt, tolstoy
Tolstoy I believe should be capitalized but as this is head-fi
and not creative writing-fi I think we can let it slide.
post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeEast View Post
Tolstoy I believe should be capitalized but as this is head-fi
and not creative writing-fi I think we can let it slide.
fwiw, there are any number of variations on the english language that are specific to particular social contexts, so it could be argued that capitalization is not the norm on web fora.

ignoring that, though, what we could further discuss is whether "tolstoy" here is used as a proper noun or as a pejorative. when used as a pejorative, it is perhaps no longer truly a proper noun.

but what I'm saying, is that, even neatly left-justified with hard line breaks like that, a solid block of text is hard to get through.
post #8 of 19
I think it's supposed to be read like a poem.
Doesn't seem to have a particular style so I guess it's a free verse.
post #9 of 19
Wow ericj. You insult others English skills, yet you don't even capitalize the beginning of your own sentences. Nice going.

Joseph
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ubel View Post
Wow ericj. You insult others English skills, yet you don't even capitalize the beginning of your own sentences. Nice going.

Joseph
in forums, people generally don't capitalize the beginning of their sentences.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ubel View Post
Wow ericj. You insult others English skills, yet you don't even capitalize the beginning of your own sentences. Nice going.

Joseph
I just didn't feel like it.

languge is about communicating. if you produce something that is hard to parse, or hard to understand, you've failed to communicate. That is the only real hard and fast rule in the english language, and most living languages - everything else is up for debate.

I don't use perfect english here, or in most other casual settings, and it would not be appropriate to. Truly powerful languages have enough flexibility to be expressive and to bend to the occasion.

The language i would use to write a business proposal is necessarily different from the language i would use to describe an engine problem to my mechanic, and different from the language I would use to describe a mechanical process.

semantic variation is what keeps languages alive. if you want to kill it, or at least render it stagnant, start making people follow the same rules in all situations.
post #12 of 19
By the way, JadeEast, THANKYOU for reformatting the text.

Do you feel that the annealing process was a success? Did you notice a change in the sound?

That seems like a lot of bluetak, but i have to admit that I don't know what the usual is. I imagine you have to walk a fine line between dampening resonance and reducing the size of the cavity.
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericj View Post
I just didn't feel like it.

languge is about communicating. if you produce something that is hard to parse, or hard to understand, you've failed to communicate. That is the only real hard and fast rule in the english language, and most living languages - everything else is up for debate.

I don't use perfect english here, or in most other casual settings, and it would not be appropriate to. Truly powerful languages have enough flexibility to be expressive and to bend to the occasion.

The language i would use to write a business proposal is necessarily different from the language i would use to describe an engine problem to my mechanic, and different from the language I would use to describe a mechanical process.

semantic variation is what keeps languages alive. if you want to kill it, or at least render it stagnant, start making people follow the same rules in all situations.
I concur with you. But I believe you shouldn't have insulted his English unless you're going to use correct English yourself.

I found his post very easy to read. He had fine paragraphs, they may not have been correct, but it wasn't a " wall of text. " to say.
I mean what about Novels? I've never read a fiction novel that contains even one paragraph, besides the pages.

I don't want a flame war here and I wasn't insulting you. I actually enjoyed your last post.

Joseph
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
ericj my annealing attempts may have stiffened the driver
slightly but mostly it's a success because I didn't destroy them!
Given all the structural changes made how much the annealing
attempt changed the sound by itself.
post #15 of 19
thepurposeoflanguageiscommunication
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