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post #1021 of 1042
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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 1042

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 1042

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 1042
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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 1042
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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 1042

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 1042
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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 1042
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 1042

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

post #1030 of 1042
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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.

post #1031 of 1042

A special item of my small headphones collection is my AKG K 240 Sextett Cardan(MP).

This headphones was the reason after years to engage in head phones again.

At this time my primare headphone was the Beyer DT 331. Further I owned DT 75 and Sennheiser HD 33(light on ear Phones for 40 DM - my beginning in head phones in the year 1991).

They are all still here. 

 

In End of the April 2010 I saw in a shop window of a small TV Radio Shop in a next small city a few NOS Articles.

There was a brown-orange box with a AKG K 240 Sextett Cardan priced for 25 €.

And a Store sticker at the bottom proofes it is really NOS Ware(it was from another shop of the owners family, that exist since the 70s).

 

A pair of days later I am going in to the shop and asked the owner for the Sextett and he took him out of the shop window box.

In the headphones box there was the manual and a AKG Guarantee Card, too.

And the phones itself in new condition.

 

One time in month I took the Sextett out of the box and use them and then I take them carefully back in the box.

Since again I buyed DT 990 Pro(EP), MB Quart QP 95 and Sennheiser HD 530 II at favourable opportunities.

 

Some day, when times are better again for buying gadgets- I will perhaps buy the Beyer T 90, that I could test a few days.   

post #1032 of 1042
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

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

I completely agree.  I put new pads on my Sextetts a couple months ago.  It made them sound like new again.  These things absolutely need to be amped well.  

post #1033 of 1042
Hey guys,

I got my sextetts (lp) a while ago now and have been running them off a Bravo v2 tube amp, but I feel this isn't driving them to their full potential. I'm looking at a vali or o2, do you think one of these would be powerful enough? Thanks.
post #1034 of 1042

I wouldn't use an O2 with them. They need much more voltage gain. If you use high gain (5x) they are ok, but not great. I bring out the big guns when I'm using my Sextetts. I like using my Cavalli Compact Tube Hybrid, which has the oomph required to drive them. Maybe a LYR2 or Schiit's Valhalla 2 OTL based amp would work fine.

post #1035 of 1042
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post

I wouldn't use an O2 with them. They need much more voltage gain. If you use high gain (5x) they are ok, but not great. I bring out the big guns when I'm using my Sextetts. I like using my Cavalli Compact Tube Hybrid, which has the oomph required to drive them. Maybe a LYR2 or Schiit's Valhalla 2 OTL based amp would work fine.

Those are a little... Over budget for me. Do you think the vali would be sufficient?
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