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!
Mostly midrange, but if you press the cups (discs) to the ear bass appears. Sealing pads would probably bring out all its inherent qualities, but I prefer to leave it as it is. It's an old man...