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post #91 of 467
I finally have my pair! One thing's for sure, the bass is so well defined on this pair... and I see now why female vocals are so well regarded on the R10s.
post #92 of 467
what's your serial number?
post #93 of 467
#1066, manufactured in 2002
definitely bass heavy
post #94 of 467
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
I understand the later production is said to be bassier...and that each pair came w/ a booklet signed by the engineer who assembled it. but not FR graphs? like the HD800 owners who asked for them and whine because of tiny spikes? OMG I can hear it!!!!
Well, the 1xxx serial number is always going to be a bass heavy version, while anything below 1xxxx number is all depend. I had 764 that is bass light and sound identical to my old pair, 284. While my current and only pair 358 sounds identical to the 996 that I used to own, which is bass heavy.
post #95 of 467
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Well, the 1xxx serial number is always going to be a bass heavy version, while anything below 1xxxx number is all depend. I had 764 that is bass light and sound identical to my old pair, 284. While my current and only pair 358 sounds identical to the 996 that I used to own, which is bass heavy.
purk, I've been going back and forth on recabling the R10, and I guess I am worried about something possibly going wrong. Should I just have them reterminated? I'm getting the 307A in the next week or so, and I've read that balanced makes a big enough difference than staying with 1/4in.

I have to say that I was impressed by the quantity and quality of bass compared to another R10 I listened to years ago, which makes me believe either it was the amplifier used or the possibility that it was bass-light. I was surprised how well the Gilmore Lite was able to drive these phones without much effort!
post #96 of 467
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Originally Posted by trevorlane View Post
purk, I've been going back and forth on recabling the R10, and I guess I am worried about something possibly going wrong. Should I just have them reterminated? I'm getting the 307A in the next week or so, and I've read that balanced makes a big enough difference than staying with 1/4in.

I have to say that I was impressed by the quantity and quality of bass compared to another R10 I listened to years ago, which makes me believe either it was the amplifier used or the possibility that it was bass-light. I was surprised how well the Gilmore Lite was able to drive these phones without much effort!
Congrats on acquiring the R10. The only time I've heard the R10 balanced was when Mikhail brought it down here for a meet together with the SDS-XLR and it was a very impressive system indeed. However, if you own a very powerful SE amp, the difference b/w SE and balance might be less than you think. Awhile back, I thought about building a balanced system for my R10 but I couldn't get over the fact that I have to reterminate my pair so I choose not to. It really is your choice, who do you plan to have reterminate your R10? I wish Alex of apursound is still doing it as he was/is the best candidate.
post #97 of 467
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I wish Alex of apursound is still doing it as he was/is the best candidate.
Alex will reterminate (in fact, my pair is in Texas right now ), just not recable
post #98 of 467
I have contacted moon audio regarding a recable for my PS1 and CD3K, but not for the R10. I will contact Alex based on yours and El_Doug's recommendations, I'm going to have to think about this some more... I'm head over heels for this headphone though, I honestly thought I heard it all sonically through my Hi-Fi adventures until this came along. I believe I have my system complete!
post #99 of 467
Drew is just as competent as Alex - either are terrific to deal with I only chose to use Alex since I wanted to buy some of his modded HD800 connectors, and figured I'd save shipping if they both came from him

No one will recable an R10 anymore

Complete, eh? I promise in a few months, you'll find a way to make it better
post #100 of 467
El_Doug, what are you having done? Have to admit that my heart dropped into my stomach for a minute.
post #101 of 467
I had him remove the cups, and spray paint them electric blue. I then plan on sending them in for a Jena rewire!





....j/k

All I'm having Alex do is reterminate the very end of the cable to a 4-pin XLR. I wouldn't dare do anything close to the working parts of these pristine and sublime headphones
post #102 of 467
I'm not sure if Drew will do it. Drew is very capable but he just didn't want to take all the risk with the R10 when I last talk to him. I know Alex would, and glad that he still do it.
post #103 of 467
R10 used to be "the King of Dynamic Headphones". Maybe the title goes to HD800 now :-)
post #104 of 467
i still take R10 over HD800 anyday of the week. thus, i'm still looking for a pair.
post #105 of 467
I have yet to hear a HD800, now I want to listen to one
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