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do I smell vintage ortho takato14?

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe not.


Edited by takato14 - 5/18/13 at 6:30pm
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Sansui SS-100?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Sansui SS-100?

Maybe. Maybe not. 

 

etc

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Found these while cleaning up around the studio, thinking of using them to make a variant on the stratoKOSSter.  I don't have a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter, so my only listening impressions are through the amp for my bass guitar.  They make my bass sound really bright and punchy, which I happen to like, but I'll have to try listening to music through them sometime. 

I get the feeling there were ear cushions for this at some point, seeing as how the only thing covering the drivers is a single layer of cloth, pressing them against my ears in a really painful way.




If someone can find what year these are from, that would be pretty cool.  They don't seem to exist on the internet.
I had these back in the day, it would have been the late 1970's I think. I forgot all about them until I saw this photo. All I can remember is they made my ears hurt (as in they were extremely uncomfortable!) - I think they indeed just had a thin cloth layer, no padding.
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Originally Posted by FNgr8 View Post

Found these while cleaning up around the studio, thinking of using them to make a variant on the stratoKOSSter.  I don't have a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter, so my only listening impressions are through the amp for my bass guitar.  They make my bass sound really bright and punchy, which I happen to like, but I'll have to try listening to music through them sometime. 

I get the feeling there were ear cushions for this at some point, seeing as how the only thing covering the drivers is a single layer of cloth, pressing them against my ears in a really painful way.




If someone can find what year these are from, that would be pretty cool.  They don't seem to exist on the internet.
I had these back in the day, it would have been the late 1970's I think. I forgot all about them until I saw this photo. All I can remember is they made my ears hurt (as in they were extremely uncomfortable!) - I think they indeed just had a thin cloth layer, no padding.

Yeah headphones like that always hurt my ears a lot, one example is the Pickering OA-7.

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This is the Revox RH 310. This seems to be an OEM version (but still quite different) of the Beyerdynamic DT 220. I reviewed them here.

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This is the Revox RH 310. This seems to be an OEM version (but still quite different) of the Beyerdynamic DT 220. I reviewed them here.

Ah, so it was you who grabbed that off eBay. I was somewhat tempted to grab it myself.

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Ah, so it was you who grabbed that off eBay. I was somewhat tempted to grab it myself.

 

Nope, wasn't me. I bought them from Ricardo, a ebay-like website from Switzerland :)

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To tide you over until the surprise (could be a while still) I picked up an ATH-6 electret for absolutely dirt cheap. It may not have the energizer or earpads but its in decent condition. If nothing more I can use it for a DiY project, since its so pretty. For $18 I really couldn't resist, I mean why not?

 

I don't have it just yet but when I get it I'll clean it up and take some good pictures, for now here's the best one from the auction:

 

 

Cheers!


Edited by takato14 - 5/28/13 at 4:28pm
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$18 is good.

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

$18 is good.

Very good, considering the last one went for over $150...

 

Here's another picture.

 


Edited by takato14 - 5/28/13 at 5:54pm
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I disassembled the ATH-6 and cleaned every part, including the sliders and cup pivots. Everything is smooth as butter. The set is actually in far better shape than I initially thought it was. I can't post pictures yet though, that'll have to wait until Tuesday.

 

Now... I was able to fashion a simple adapter from a spare headphone cable. I plugged these into my trusty Dragonfly and they made noise... sort of. At such an incredibly low volume that I couldnt discern anything. After that failure I modified the adapter and connected it to my speaker taps. I got just enough volume to say a bit about it.

 

It seems to be bass-centric, oddly enough. Detailed, relatively flat presentation, not much for treble. My set appears to have a channel imbalance (though it might be the crappy converter) and I can see why it drives people crazy. Is it at all possible to fix a malfunctioning set? 

 

It's an interesting headphone to say the least.

post #854 of 1263

Brush aside your AKG k280's and make way for the PALLADIUM 946/893 !!

 

Now with a built-in 2-Way-System!

Two identical drivers both tuned differently. 

The lower driver has it's own smaller enclosure.

This emphasises higher frequencies, while the upper driver emphasises lower frequencies.

 

The headband is in a rotten state, but the rest is almost perfect.

Now just bask in it's dark-brown plastic and aluminium trimmed excellence... which is basically all this headphone is good for.

post #855 of 1263
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

I disassembled the ATH-6 and cleaned every part, including the sliders and cup pivots. Everything is smooth as butter. The set is actually in far better shape than I initially thought it was. I can't post pictures yet though, that'll have to wait until Tuesday.

 

Now... I was able to fashion a simple adapter from a spare headphone cable. I plugged these into my trusty Dragonfly and they made noise... sort of. At such an incredibly low volume that I couldnt discern anything. After that failure I modified the adapter and connected it to my speaker taps. I got just enough volume to say a bit about it.

 

It seems to be bass-centric, oddly enough. Detailed, relatively flat presentation, not much for treble. My set appears to have a channel imbalance (though it might be the crappy converter) and I can see why it drives people crazy. Is it at all possible to fix a malfunctioning set? 

 

It's an interesting headphone to say the least.

You need a proper energizer adaptor to fix all underlined. As with imbalance hard to tell until you get a matching adaptor fed off a sufficiently power/integrated amplifier.

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