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post #2251 of 2418

Great work!

post #2252 of 2418
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Wow, nice one. blink.gif Olive wood?



Yes! Olive wood.

I love the grain of this wood and i love the smell when you work with it even more.

post #2253 of 2418
Thread Starter 

Due to olive wood's oily consistence, it's hardly to be covered with (high gloss) resin lacquering though, you're bound to eco stuff like non glossing waxes & oil treatments. That's why I never touched that wood, I always preffered the high gloss bling effect with my woodies...

post #2254 of 2418

Very beautiful set Jonas. Amazing wood. Did you replace the plastic rod block with wood?
 

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After a long waiting and 13 euro custom duties the jumbo pads finally arrived!

So i was able to finish the ms1000, and i'm very happy with them!

Thanks to all those who shared their experience here, i had not the time to read all the 150 pages but i read a lot of them with pleasure.

Special thanks go to nickchen for the instructions and for the kindly advice.

 

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post #2255 of 2418
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

Due to olive wood's oily consistence, it's hardly to be covered with (high gloss) resin lacquering though, you're bound to eco stuff like non glossing waxes & oil treatments. That's why I never touched that wood, I always preffered the high gloss bling effect with my woodies...

Nickchen you are a hell of a guy! Knowledge everywhere!

You are right i try to use to eco staff where it's possible, the good thing by waxes and oil treatments is that is a very easy and fast process, and in case of scratches it's easy to remedy! But of course with oil and waxes you will never get that high gloss bling.

 



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Very beautiful set Jonas. Amazing wood. Did you replace the plastic rod block with wood?
 



 

 


Yes i replace the plastic with wood, but by doing so i completely destroy the plastic ones.

And after a while the rods became a little lose, probably due to humidity changes or/and usage.

The plastic ones had 2 rubber donuts on each side to avoid that.

So i bend the rods little bit and now it is ok, but for sure that's not the best solution...

 

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post #2256 of 2418

Looks amazing.  I'm (im)patiently waiting for mine...

post #2257 of 2418


Very clever. You can always use small metal collet like I did on my MS-Pro

http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/2e/2efe50d9_MS-Ultimate_4.jpeg 

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Nickchen you are a hell of a guy! Knowledge everywhere!

You are right i try to use to eco staff where it's possible, the good thing by waxes and oil treatments is that is a very easy and fast process, and in case of scratches it's easy to remedy! But of course with oil and waxes you will never get that high gloss bling.

 




Yes i replace the plastic with wood, but by doing so i completely destroy the plastic ones.

And after a while the rods became a little lose, probably due to humidity changes or/and usage.

The plastic ones had 2 rubber donuts on each side to avoid that.

So i bend the rods little bit and now it is ok, but for sure that's not the best solution...

 

DSCN2935.JPG

 



 

 

post #2258 of 2418

Nice! That's for sure a better solution!!! I will go for it. Thanks for the advice!

 

P.S. the image link doesn't work (<Error>AccessDenied), i went to see it on your profile album.

 

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Very clever. You can always use small metal collet like I did on my MS-Pro

http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/2e/2efe50d9_MS-Ultimate_4.jpeg 



 

 


 

 

post #2259 of 2418

I traded my MS1000 for a SR-225 for a couple of days.

 

Technically I feel this SR225 is better than the MS-1 but that was to be expected (after all, the MS1 drivers aren't all that great when it comes to precision and resolution). Also, it is not nearly as aggressive as the SR325 (or SR80 if my memory serves me well) and sounds more warmer than it as well. Actually, there is a nice warmth to the sound and I think that this headphone can be transformed a la the MS1000 recipe just as well as the MS1 can be transformed. Especially with the hole punch mod you can get some more warmth should you want that.

post #2260 of 2418
Thread Starter 

Yep, together with the pad lining and the "v2" distancers with drill holes. Cosmopragm had tried a "SR225000" three years ago and got shocking amounts of sibilance and lifeless mids, but that was the old undrilled v1 distancers...

post #2261 of 2418

do i need to do anything to my

Grado G Cush

to make it fit into my ms1

post #2262 of 2418

Nope, they share the same design.

 

post #2263 of 2418

erm could someone provide me a distancer

i can get the g1000 pad from my local store

 

post #2264 of 2418

sry but can i ask one more question (out of topic)

is the fiio e5 good for ms1 (will be turining it to ms1000 soon) with ipod

how can i change the cable for ms1

i feel like it will broke any moment lol

post #2265 of 2418

The Alessandro (Grado too for that matter), don't require amplification and as such the E5 won't do much for them. Don't think you need an amp for them - they will improve with proper amplification and dito source but the E5 is not that amp. For what it's worth, your MS1000 will sound great with just the iPod. If you do get a small amp for it though make sure you also get a line out dock (LOD) so you can bypass the interal amp of the iPod.


You will have to take the cups off and then desolder the cable and then solder on a new one. It's straightforward but be careful when you solder: it is easy to kill the drivers - unfortunately I know this from personal experience...

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