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post #1021 of 1030
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Originally Posted by sgbwill2 View Post
 

The elastics are fine. I think I just have a small head and they don't fit well haha. If there were headbands out there with screw holes on each of the arms it would be a simple job. But I am unable to find any =/

 

Having had a closer look at my Sextetts I thought of the following - provided that just having the self-adjusting headband shorter than the current minimum position would help you:

 

- as a first step, loosen the screws on the upper plastic knobs on the headband assembly which are limiting the adjustment range (the ones with L and R printed on them) and push them down so the band under the lower knob hits the silver ring and re-tighten in this position. If this helps, fine.

 

- if this doesn't help, unscrew the lower knob and move it from its round hole in the headband to go to the lower end of long slit next to the upper knob.

 

- Fold the piece of headband standing over the lower knob inside and adjust the upper knob so you get a correct fit.

 

This will loose most of the adjustment range but is reversible up to now.

 

If you're sure that the fit is fine for you, you can cut off the folded piece of headband and/or prolong the slit to the top for extra adjustment range - at least on my late production style headband (no holes in headband) there seems to half an inch of space until the metal inlay starts.

 

Joachim, who now has to undo the change on his pair...

post #1022 of 1030

Thanks for the input I think I'm going to try fit a different headband anyway as a little project seen as I am planning on re-cabling them for dual entry anyway. On a side note what cable would people recommend for this re-cabling? There are so many options I am unsure what to choose.

 

Thanks

post #1023 of 1030

Cardas makes decent DIY cable, my sextetts have original cables but my Fostex T10 were re-cabled with DIY Cardas, decent quality vs cost.


Edited by RUMAY408 - 6/24/14 at 6:06pm
post #1024 of 1030
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

Cardas makes decent DYI cable,my sextetts have original cables but my Fostex T10 were recabled with DYI Cardas, decent quality vs cost.

Thanks. Where can I buy cardas cable in the UK? as for DIY cable I can only find speaker and tonearm cable.

 

Edit: found some


Edited by sgbwill2 - 6/24/14 at 4:02am
post #1025 of 1030
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Originally Posted by sgbwill2 View Post
 

Thanks for the input I think I'm going to try fit a different headband anyway as a little project seen as I am planning on re-cabling them for dual entry anyway. On a side note what cable would people recommend for this re-cabling? There are so many options I am unsure what to choose.

 

Thanks

 

Good luck - please share your solution mounting an alternate headband...

 

Joachim

post #1026 of 1030

Received the AKG K240 LP Sextetts and AKG K240 DF couple weeks ago. I actually like the AkG 240DF better, very flat, great instrument seperation, detail and smooth. To be fair the Akg K240 LP need new pads though.

post #1027 of 1030
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Originally Posted by goober-george View Post
 

Received the AKG K240 LP Sextetts and AKG K240 DF couple weeks ago. I actually like the AkG 240DF better, very flat, great instrument seperation, detail and smooth. To be fair the Akg K240 LP need new pads though.

Pads make a huge difference and I can't emphasize this enough they really have to be amped, and amped well.

post #1028 of 1030
Mad ear +hd coming in, odac back running and have new pads on the way. Think I'm ready to really listen to them smily_headphones1.gif.
post #1029 of 1030

I dare say the DF may well need more amping than the Sextett.

post #1030 of 1030
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Originally Posted by vid View Post
 

I dare say the DF may well need more amping than the Sextett.

My only experience is with the LP version.  

 

Several years ago I thought my old LP's were broke, turns out todays HP out on receivers are anemic and all I really needed was a whole lot of juice.

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