Beautiful DT48s, lauri.hoefs. Maybe these pics belong in the DT48 thread? More please!
Here's my contribution:
By SV, June 1969?
Edited by MDR30 - 2/5/11 at 4:00pm
Interesting... that headband looks completely different than mine.
If I can make a suggestion, find yourself a pair of DT100 pads and get them on there. They fit perfectly, and you'll be stunned by the difference in sound quality.
As vintage as they get: circa 1940's 2000ohm ( each ) headphones - made in France , it says Pival on the headband(s) . Got them at the flea-market , cleaned them , re-cabled ( I kept the original plug ) I still use them on my crystal radios .
The box. Note the instruments that the Beyer DT480 is particularly suited for: violin, clarinet, trumpet and saxophone.
The AD certainly was aiming for excellence and class - red velvet and diamonds in hazy light.
And for those who might miss the subtle message, spell it out on the inside of the box:
Rather heavy or rather lightweight? Those headbands for a metal Grado or alike would be quite a looker...
I agree! I was looking for a pair of old phones like this to make a custom Fostex enclosure before I got ahold of a grado headband assembly. But all that metal and screws would look great. And I bet the dual headband is comfy as well.
This is a GREAT thread! Am traveling right now so can't post a picture of my Sansui SS-20's which I bought back in the 70's and are still in fine shape - great cans, built like a tank, separate volume and bass/treble wheel controls on the outside of each can, heavy but surprisingly comfortable once you put them on....with surprisingly clean sound. Not punchy or powerful or aggressive - but nicely rounded. Also had a pair of Pioneer se-305's which were positively tiny compared to the SS-20's though they weren't exactly small, ridiculously comfortable cans to wear for long periods of time, I made the mistake of loaning them to a good friend once and....well....never saw them again. But....GREAT THREAD!