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post #16 of 22
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Image, with pads taken off.

post #17 of 22
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I have now replaced the pads, done some changes to the damping inside, and the Dual DK 720 are now my favorite headphones :-)

They are extremely hard to drive though so they are strictly for use with a good strong amp.
post #18 of 22
You mean, another greatly built headphone from Germany? Meastro/DT48 and the DK.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
You mean, another greatly built headphone from Germany? Meastro/DT48 and the DK.
Exactly
Except that they, in my opinion, used the wrong pads on the Dual. The stock pads (well, as stock as I could restore them to), ruined the treble. But that was easy to fix, I just had to put on different pads. I also tweaked damping a bit, but that's because I like more detail.
post #20 of 22
I love Germany.
post #21 of 22
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Yes, the people in old west germany knew how to make a nice magnetostat.

My (current) impression is that these perform best with the thick damping inside replaced with light damping, and with the pads taken off completely.

Pads of fabric let the bass backwave loose, and kill all the low bass.

Leather covered pads instead increase bass some, but muffle the treble.
post #22 of 22

Hello from a recent lurker! I own a pair of these as well as some DK830's, which are basically the same but circumaural, and also, the 720 are closed (there is a thin plastic membrane that covers the screen), albeit not completely sealed.

 

Recently one driver stopped working on my beloved 830's, and since they use the exact same drivers and I much prefer the openness of the 830's I turned the 720 into a (temporary) donor. I would like to revive my 720's and would like to know which would be a good donor for them. Thanks in advance!

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