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Originally Posted by slowth View Post

oh so u'll prob just make cables till ur connectors run out? not like con't making them as a service?
That's right, kind of like a connector group buy. If anyone wants the connectors, PM me. They are a pain to terminate but it is possible with normal tools and some ingenuity.

Messaging you now
post #2642 of 3897
you LW owners better jump quick!!!
post #2643 of 3897
Do let us know the impressions of the different cables you're trying! Sounds exciting already!
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Thanks guys, will probably be next weekend before I can decide which wire sounds best, I have a lot of the connectors though don't worry!
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I would DIY one, but i dont think it would be as good, and prolly not the best starting project with these connectors, however i can use an iron, and solder, neatly, but i have never done cables (apart from stick a wire on an LED) or SM.

Put me on the list for a test of the cable, or a test cable. Would shipping be much from Aus to UK, and UK to Aus? No huge insurance needed right, so no more than shipping ER6i's and tips to Aus Airmail (£1.64)?

Matt
post #2646 of 3897
lol And while y'all are going on and on about changing out cables or whatever other mods you want...

... I will continue to listen to my left monitor all alone, waiting for the pleasure that I have been denied...
post #2647 of 3897
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
I want to try painting them with clear nail polish or acrylic or something in certain spots to make them thicker. I saw a post referencing this but no details. Anyone done it?
There is someone on the FreQs thread that did it. They are in Aus also, so they were trying to avoid some shipping costs. I think his plan was/is to get them to fit well, then send them back to FreQ and have them do a "proper" fix.

If I figure out who it was, I'll post his name so you can read his posts.
post #2648 of 3897
stewart? what do you mean your left monitor alone? what happened to the right?!

erm.. I think the 1st person who did it extensively was me? And I live in Singapore ha, just as far from Florida!

name's Johann aka slowth heee

Anyway, i've added 20 odd layers and now they're more or less perfect. They feel snug, they don't break seal whatever I do. =)

From Freq's instructions, I followed it as closely as I can and it's been a success. The main area to apply polish too would be the canal portion as you'd want the canal part thick enough to fill up the canal circumference. I was advised against acrylic because it's more permanent than nail polish and there'd be less margin for error.

Steve, what you can do is to just add very thin layers to to the tip of the canal, all around the circumference- just the last .5cm of the canal would be more than sufficient.
you may also want to add abit to the "junction" where the canal portion meets the body, just below the bottom-most driver of your LW. just about a brush stroke in width and about a cm in length.

Do a very thin coat.. leave it for say half an hour, clean it and then test it. And then repeat the process where necc..

I've tried addin at any ol place where I felt it could use polish but that din help too much and i've had to redo and I've concluded that a systematic application works best.

I'm all about ready to ship it off to Freq within this week. =)
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He had his right sent away for a refit alone i think?

My fit is ok, but i would like it a bit tighter and better isol. so would these same instructions work ok for my application? Also, does it look ok as i have had them months, and dont want to send them back, or have them remade using the "modded" ones as impressions.

Can you post pics please?

Matt
post #2650 of 3897
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stewart? what do you mean your left monitor alone? what happened to the right?!
Name's Tommy. Calling me "Stewart" just reminds me of the character from Spin City. Anyway, I took it back to the Nashville office on Friday and they sent it off for (hopefully) a double-dip. Let's hope it works out! As of now, all I have are the Shures (which have a fun coloration) and the left-LW. Sadness.
post #2651 of 3897
^^Should have made your handle Tommy then.

Sorry to hear about the LW.
post #2652 of 3897
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
^^Should have made your handle Tommy then.

Sorry to hear about the LW.
Hey, it happens. No biggee. I'll just patiently wait in anguish while all of you enjoy your awesome sound! And then, in a couple of weeks, it's going to be awesome!
post #2653 of 3897
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
...My fit is a little loose though, I can break it a bit too easily, especially in the left.

I want to try painting them with clear nail polish or acrylic or something in certain spots to make them thicker. I saw a post referencing this but no details. Anyone done it?

I'm not sure where to do it either. I guess I'll have to think carefully and try to build it up in the required spots.

So far I am very happy with these, highly recommended, everyone should have some!

With my second pair of Livewires, I could break the seal on the right only if I made a huge wide cheshire cat grin. One day I cleaned the skin oils off the right earpiece with alcohol, and then plugged the sound tubes gently with a pair of round toothpicks. I then applied two coatings of Tamiya Clear Gloss Acrylic Paint aprox 4 hours apart, and let it dry for 12 hours overnight.

In the morning it looked like they were made that way, no evidence of having added any extra layers, and the minor fit problem was better. I did apply a third coat later, which now makes it impossible to break the seal (in either ear), although the right is slightly tighter than the left. Since I can't break the seal on the left at the moment, I am not doing anything about the left being slightly looser.

WARNING - using the acrylic gloss clear paint is permanent! You might want to do one layer and test in 12-24 hours, then wipe with alcohol and add another layer if needed.
post #2654 of 3897
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
Ah cool thanks. I'm only doing a cable for these because I have them and want to try different cables. Had to buy a bunch of the connectors so will make some cables to get rid of them.

I didn't know Freqs had a removable cable. I am too busy as it is without making hundreds of cables too! Ill leave the ES/UE cables for others to do.

I'll be happy to work out a deal for one of your cables if it is an improvement.
post #2655 of 3897
HPA, wouldn't it be just better to use clear arcrylic nail polish? That is not permanent and has the same result for improving the seal.

Should have read more carefully.

Steven Kelby, yes I have adjusted the seal of my ue5c using clear acrylic nail polish. I had some members pm me about the process but here is what I did. I just prepped the monitor by cleaning with acetone based nail polish, let dry, then apply thin coats. The nail polish I used (Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails) dries immediately, so I waited for 10 min between each coat to add the next layer. Periodically i would try on the monitor to check the fit. After that if it needed more layers, I wiped the monitor with a wet paper towel and continued the application process. I only added layers to where I felt there was a loose
"hole" or "gap". Sealed up my ue5c so much that it rivals universals (shure se530). Try it out.
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