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Allways wondered what would happen if you shot a paper cone with a good polymer.


They do have that treatment for fullsized speakers do they not, the applique ( to make that sound fancy, sounds better than PAINT -on gunk )

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They do have that treatment for fullsized speakers do they not, the applique ( to make that sound fancy, sounds better than PAINT -on gunk )


Yeah I know. I was thinking more of an epoxy paint.

post #1113 of 1341
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Bucket I am surprised those things are paper-coned, figured they would have at least been mylar. Doesn't leave much to work with in there looking at it now. The metal outer was glued in place?
I was more surprised when I saw how big the drivers were tbh tongue.gif

Yea, the metal cups were supposed to be glued onto the baffle but someone must have taken them apart already as the glue was missing on one side.
post #1114 of 1341

Still enjoying the TDS-5 I hope.  The material stuff did get sent out to you should be there soon.

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Still enjoying the TDS-5 I hope.  The material stuff did get sent out to you should be there soon.
The TDS-257 (what I call the TDS-5 driver transplant) hasn't been getting any ear time recently as I'm waiting for ESW9 pads to arrive before I further tune the sound. I also want to put SFI drivers into the APH-902 but they haven't arrived either. Perfect for waiting for the materials!
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What's the APH-902  have I seen that?

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The headphones I took apart on the previous page with the beautiful machined cups and giant 55mm paper-cone drivers.
post #1118 of 1341

ha right in front of my face just came back to edit my post :)

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Silly wink.gif

I wonder how the SFI drivers will sound in that enclosure...hopefully good!
post #1120 of 1341

Pop over to the Ortho Roundup thread before you start on that for some pointers from people. Especially due to the construction there.

post #1121 of 1341
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Pop over to the Ortho Roundup thread before you start on that for some pointers from people. Especially due to the construction there.

Will do. I cut away the center of the baffles already in preparation.

post #1122 of 1341

Too much text and not enough photos!! :evil:

 

Today I bought two identical NOS headphones. That's right... TWO... I wonder what ever shall I do with the other one?

They're not the 'vintagest' headphones around, but I guess they're probably from mid-late 80's - very early 90's. (the ridiculous 'compact disc digital audio' branding/marketing gives it away)

 

Dero Modell D-500

They sound VERY PortaPro'esque, but less bass and a touch more air and sparkle up top, and high mids are a touch forward too.

Overall not bad at all for an 'el cheapo', but I think has a touch less resolution in the mids than PortaPros, as it feels congested on multi-layered music. 

The earpads could stand to be a bit thinner: if I push them on my ears, the FR evens out very nicely, much like a Grado with 'flats.'

Build quality is like a bad joke - they're so light I don't feel any confidence in them whatsoever, but the clipped-together driver-housing is put together quite nicely and the cable is above average for a cheapo. 

 

(Sorry the photograph isn't up to my usual standard :3 )

 

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As a coincidence, I also bought two of a NOS vintage can - this is the first that arrived.

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As a coincidence, I also bought two of a NOS vintage can - this is the first that arrived.

Whats the other vintage hp you picked up? I'm waiting on a yh-2 that'll be used for another driver transplant in yet another 3d printed hp.

post #1125 of 1341
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

Too much text and not enough photos!! :evil:

 

Today I bought two identical NOS headphones. That's right... TWO... I wonder what ever shall I do with the other one?

They're not the 'vintagest' headphones around, but I guess they're probably from mid-late 80's - very early 90's. (the ridiculous 'compact disc digital audio' branding/marketing gives it away)

 

Dero Modell D-500

They sound VERY PortaPro'esque, but less bass and a touch more air and sparkle up top, and high mids are a touch forward too.

Overall not bad at all for an 'el cheapo', but I think has a touch less resolution in the mids than PortaPros, as it feels congested on multi-layered music. 

The earpads could stand to be a bit thinner: if I push them on my ears, the FR evens out very nicely, much like a Grado with 'flats.'

Build quality is like a bad joke - they're so light I don't feel any confidence in them whatsoever, but the clipped-together driver-housing is put together quite nicely and the cable is above average for a cheapo. 

 

(Sorry the photograph isn't up to my usual standard :3 )

 

That's a beautiful picture

 

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Originally Posted by DefectiveAudioComponent View Post
 

 

As a coincidence, I also bought two of a NOS vintage can - this is the first that arrived.

Very cool, where did you buy the HP from?

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