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He also has a LA-5000 for sale for..........$1050 - that's about $915 US. Yes you read that right. Gorgeous cups......

 

And looking at pictures they werent on a stand either paint is scuffed on the sides when i had my  D-5000 done by Lawton headphone price was about  $575.00 +mod+cups+and pads +Furutech jack +shipping both ways came out to $ 1235.00 probably a little more with exchange but retained the same cable he has a Lawton cable add probably $300.00 to $500.00. So finally you have to really like those cups lol. If i would sell mine i would ask probably around $750.00                                                                                                                                                                                                              

post #3347 of 3624
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@Oregonian you should try the Kenwood KH-K1000 if you ever see them for sale, I think you would really enjoy them. Not quite as bass oriented as my D7K, but spectacular midrange and sound stage, they remind me of a cross between the W1000x and the D5K. Alpha pads of course!

 

 

I still want to try the KH K1000... my self...
 
thinking about trying the W5000 as many 5k owners feel it's a step forward to the 1kx sound 
 
that OR I'll SAVE SAVE SAVE and wind up with an LCd XC 
post #3348 of 3624

My friend has the W5000, they were very balanced as compared to the W1000x, but I did not love them as I thought I would (granted, I did not spend much time with them). He said the get scratched if you look at them wrong.

post #3349 of 3624
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My friend has the W5000, they were very balanced as compared to the W1000x, but I did not love them as I thought I would (granted, I did not spend much time with them). He said the get scratched if you look at them wrong.

Exactemundo! 

 

The L3000 Pads and mods are my attempts to balance the W1kx...I really just need to buy a W5 are teh ePads at least Leather 

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Below are some photographs that document my experience of modding the D2000, previously detailed in these posts:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/350721/denon-d2000-d5000-md2000-md5000-appreciation-thread/3105#post_10063200

http://www.head-fi.org/t/350721/denon-d2000-d5000-md2000-md5000-appreciation-thread/3150#post_10095993

 

As explained before, I added D5000 wooden cups and applied the full Lawton Tuning procedure, comprising of adding FatMat to the inside of the cups, as well as to the back of the drivers and to the entire fronts of the plates where they are mounted. Instead of buying new, fatter pads, first I stuffed the original ones so to match the (estimated) thickness of the Angle Pads. Besides having notable sound improvements, I could not get over the added sibiliance.

 

Then, I reverted to another strategy, inspired by the new Fostex headphones (TH-600 and TH-900). I put quite a bit of fiberloft inside the chambers of the D5000 cups (Fig.1) and stuffed the front side of the original earpads with a piece of 2mm foam so to match the thickness of the new Fostex pads (as estimated from photographs) (Fig.2). To dampen a bit the treble frequencies, I inserted sheets of perforated felt between the driver plates and the headphone assembly (Fig.3). I also covered the shinny surface of the FatMat inside the cups with a piece of cotton (Fig.4), although I think that the effects of that on the sound are minimal.

 

After listening to the headphones for some weeks, I am now confident about the initial impressions expressed before. There is no problem with sibilance, and the treble is more refined. Soundstage is as wide as with the thicker pads (although it might not feel as much "out-of-the-head"). And, most importantly, the mids are not recessed anymore. In fact, I think that the forwardness of the mid-frequencies gives detail to leading as well as background instruments, adding depth to the soundstage.

 

Fig.1

 

Fig.2

 

Fig.3

 

Fig.4


Edited by Belenga - 1/30/14 at 9:48am
post #3352 of 3624

How long did it take you to punch in those holes O_O. Way too much patience for me. 

post #3353 of 3624

Just did the partial Lawton mods to the rear of the driver, I was impressed with the increase in clarity across the boards, the bass is much cleaner now, without losing much quantity.  There is better balance overall, and the bass is also punchier now, tighter, and more defined.  I did the full Lawton mods, but found the bass a little too polite with the mods on the front of the driver.  Sooo, I took all the time to make the pieces then pulled it all off.  I'm waiting on my Cocobolo cups from Martin and I think I will be set for a while...until I buy a D7000 again or a TH900...

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Just did the partial Lawton mods to the rear of the driver, I was impressed with the increase in clarity across the boards, the bass is much cleaner now, without losing much quantity.  There is better balance overall, and the bass is also punchier now, tighter, and more defined.  I did the full Lawton mods, but found the bass a little too polite with the mods on the front of the driver.  Sooo, I took all the time to make the pieces then pulled it all off.  I'm waiting on my Cocobolo cups from Martin and I think I will be set for a while...until I buy a D7000 again or a TH900...

ooooh Nice! You just had the mods on the rear driver :D that's pretty cool! 

post #3355 of 3624
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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post
 

Just did the partial Lawton mods to the rear of the driver, I was impressed with the increase in clarity across the boards, the bass is much cleaner now, without losing much quantity.  There is better balance overall, and the bass is also punchier now, tighter, and more defined.  I did the full Lawton mods, but found the bass a little too polite with the mods on the front of the driver.  Sooo, I took all the time to make the pieces then pulled it all off.  I'm waiting on my Cocobolo cups from Martin and I think I will be set for a while...until I buy a D7000 again or a TH900...


keep us posted buddy.  Are you going extra deep on the cups? 

post #3356 of 3624

Yeah, going with the extra deep cups, I used the pics of your MD-2000 as a reference :atsmile:

 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


keep us posted buddy.  Are you going extra deep on the cups? 

post #3357 of 3624
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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post
 

Nice I bet martin will love that! 

post #3358 of 3624
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Nice I bet martin will love that! 

Are your Denons back yet? This thread has died lately..........
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This thread has died lately..........

Yea I noticed that too. And sadly its probably going to continue to die as time passes since these cans are no longer being made.

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No not yet soon I hope
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