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post #3736 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 


I glued a dust cover from Dt 990 pads to the Dynamat to prevent the back wave of high frequency, worked well.

Thanks for the tip! I was thinking about something along those lines, but I'm not sure what I'm going to use. I have some fleece I could glue onto the Dynamat, but that's about it. I'll give it a try.

post #3737 of 4969
I did a partial MarkL mod on my D2K just now, except instead of dynamat in the cups I used paxmate. It really seems to have improved the D2K bass without ruining the treble. So much more impact now!
post #3738 of 4969
Dynamat was used by Mark Lawton in his damping process. He now uses Fatmat which does not have a reflective surface. It's what is in my TH900 cups modded by him.
post #3739 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Dynamat was used by Mark Lawton in his damping process. He now uses Fatmat which does not have a reflective surface. It's what is in my TH900 cups modded by him.

wonder if I got Fat Mat or Dynamat in my D2k.... he modded them like 2 months ago 

post #3740 of 4969
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wonder if I got Fat Mat or Dynamat in my D2k.... he modded them like 2 months ago 

Open them up for a look-see then :)

post #3741 of 4969

to my (limited) knowledge, adding damping to the cups reduces resonance, giving you "faster" bass, i.e, faster decay. are you people saying that if the damping material has a shiny surface, it will have the opposite effect on the higher frequencies, even though it serves to tame and "tighten" the low frequencies?

post #3742 of 4969

Hi guys, I just picked up some D2K today and they are on their way today. Curious to see how these monster cans are different to planars. I was going to go for Fostex TH-600 but after reading up decided to get these puppies from a member on here.

:beerchug:

post #3743 of 4969

Their bass and sub bass will hit so much harder than a planars.

post #3744 of 4969
After having not used my D2000 for a month, the right side is suddenly dead. I tried jiggling the cable and connector, but don't even get static or signal. There is no apparent damage or signs of wear or fraying on the cable or connector. I use the headphones only at home and don't remember driving them very hard or yanking on the cables.
 

What do you guys think it could be? I tried opening the cups but im having great difficulty just removing the ear pads.

 

I have had my headphones for 2-3 years, so it should be out of warranty. Do you guys know of any good online repair service?  I'm thinking of using Headroom's repair service (50 dollars standard fee plus shipping). Anyone have any experience with them?

 

I pray its not a blown driver, because that'd probably mean I'd have to plunk money down on a Denon D600 which im not even sure would be an upgrade or a downgrade.

 

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.


Edited by mkygod - 6/1/14 at 9:31am
post #3745 of 4969

I doubt your problem is a damaged driver.  

 

Have you tried another set of headphones to make sure it is not the connector?  (I know, obvious, but have to ask)

 

If you completely lost sound, it most likely is not the wire, but probably a connection point, either at the plug, the "Y" junction, or at the ear cup itself.  That is potentially a good thing, as a bit of solder could fix the issue without having to re-cable it.

post #3746 of 4969

I have not tried another headphone, but i have tried multiple sources with the same results (receiver, headphone amp, computer, and my phone).

 

Any pointers on how to remove the earpads so I can open up the earcups? I tried pushing in hard on the earpads and twisting counter clockwise, but it wont budge. The earcups just keep slipping round and round.

post #3747 of 4969

I place all 4 fingers and my thumb on the outside of the earcup where the pad connects to the cup.  It is similar to remove a lid from a jar.  

 

This is not the way I do it, but here is a video.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbnTewPxoZU

post #3748 of 4969

Thanks. I tried the method in the video but it didn't work. But I managed to take it off using your removing-a-lid-from-a-jar method. The wire and solder inside looked perfectly fine.

 

After fiddling with the cable some more at the jack, i noticed the Right side started working momentarily, so that's a huge relief that it's not the drivers.

 

I think ill take this opportunity to get my D2000 recabled. Can anyone recommend any recabling services?  Lawton audio looks to be too rich for my blood, however, BTG-audio seems very reasonable. Any Denon owners have any experience with these guys?

 

Also, any recommended cables within a reasonable price ($20/feet and under) would be appreciated.

post #3749 of 4969
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Originally Posted by mkygod View Post
 

Thanks. I tried the method in the video but it didn't work. But I managed to take it off using your removing-a-lid-from-a-jar method. The wire and solder inside looked perfectly fine.

 

After fiddling with the cable some more at the jack, i noticed the Right side started working momentarily, so that's a huge relief that it's not the drivers.

 

I think ill take this opportunity to get my D2000 recabled. Can anyone recommend any recabling services?  Lawton audio looks to be too rich for my blood, however, BTG-audio seems very reasonable. Any Denon owners have any experience with these guys?

 

Also, any recommended cables within a reasonable price ($20/feet and under) would be appreciated.

 

Just for the shake of sharing, you also can consider the Norne Audio, Trevor is just a great person to deal with. Not sure about the pricing on recabling though.

post #3750 of 4969
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Originally Posted by mkygod View Post
 

Thanks. I tried the method in the video but it didn't work. But I managed to take it off using your removing-a-lid-from-a-jar method. The wire and solder inside looked perfectly fine.

 

After fiddling with the cable some more at the jack, i noticed the Right side started working momentarily, so that's a huge relief that it's not the drivers.

 

I think ill take this opportunity to get my D2000 recabled. Can anyone recommend any recabling services?  Lawton audio looks to be too rich for my blood, however, BTG-audio seems very reasonable. Any Denon owners have any experience with these guys?

 

Also, any recommended cables within a reasonable price ($20/feet and under) would be appreciated.


I went with Brian at BTG audio and had him put Q French Silk on my D7000 (have it on my TH900 as well).  Extremely flexible, good looking and had it made to 4' long which is nicer for my purposes. 

 

Pic of the cable.

 

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