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I have Version 4 Magnum. The left side just went out.  I get music coming in and out but it's distorted.   Going to have to email Rhydon.  :(

 

Edit: No response from Rhydon.  Has anyone gotten in touch with with Rhydon?  Hope he is still responding to questions and problems.


Edited by sling5s - 6/13/12 at 6:40pm

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Originally Posted by pcf View Post

 

Every single pair of HP1000 was finished and tested by Joe Grado. Just like if you send your SR325 to Rhydon for an upgrade, you know he is the one who is doing it. That is what their headphones have in common- hand finished by the makers. Can't say that about John's phones.

Of course this is probably not the ideal way to run a business. Especially in Joe's case. He wouldn't tell a soul about how things were done and he invented many things (including Ping putter; Stereo moving coil phono cartridge etc...). Nothing was documented. When he goes everything goes with him. No one knows how his microphones are made (and he has made a few). I have no doubt that all Joe's creations will increase in value big time when he leaves us.


I've been thinking a bit about this. Well, actually I was before having my cans modded and just never got around to saying anything. I've noticed that there seems to be more people in the mods thread that were less enamored with the drivers than there are over here. It occurs to me that the drivers sent to them were the magnum drivers, with whatever Rhydon does to them done. But, they were not fully assembled and tested. Some said that the drivers were sibilant and not all that different sounding from the originals. That may have been true, and because Rhydon did not fully assemble the can he wasn't able to catch it, if that makes sense. I have a hunch that before my cans came back to me, Rhydon had a bit of a listen, and if there was any sibilance or any issue, that would have been fixed. When he's sending out just the drivers, that's not the case. Ultimately, that's why I let him do it, and didn't do it myself. Perhaps more important than even the specific design (all aluminum) of the Magnum is the personal inspection, which catches imperfection. Something that cannot be done by mailing parts.

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I also think that the V1, V2, V2.5, V3, V3.5, V4 were constructed in the direction of being used in a specific recipe of aluminum alloy, and tested with such.

 

With that being said some people like the timbre of wood, some people like the comfort (lighter weight), the possible customization of their own headphone mod and wooden cups etc. personally I think Joseph Grado, Rhydon, and John Grado chose metal for it's hardness (inertness, neutrality, details) / non-resonant properties, not thinking much about the comfort.

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There is no denying that. But, I noticed, in reading both threads greater variability in descriptions on the other thread.

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Owning both a Rhydon moded pair and having assembled/listened to six sets of drivers I think the greatest variability is in the drivers themselves.

 

However, I have yet to come across a pair that was truly sibilant in the way my 125's were. I think that sometimes people who complain about sibilance with these drivers need to look upstream in their system. If you are listening straight out of an ipod to 128 mp3's you will probably hear sibilance.

 

I am listening to the 3.5 drivers in Mahogany as I type this and while they are brighter than the v4's with a more recessed bass, they are far from sibilant. As well, as thelostmidrange pointed out, the heavy shelacking of the interior of wood cups can also be contributing to the sibilance people are hearing. I don't know about everyone else but my Rhydon moded pair has a tacky paint-like coating on the inside of the aluminium chamber, which I assume is meant to absorb some of the highs, this would be similar to placing felt on the inside of T50'rp's or finishing the inside of wooden cups with oil instead of the glossy finishes some have chosen. Actually that makes me think I should try using some craft store sticky back felt on the inside of my raw aluminum cups.

post #2226 of 2335

Hi everyone,

 

Now, I have PS500. I looking for the new headphone better than PS500. So, I would like to know V4 magnum it's better in quality sound better than my PS500 or not?

 

Please explain to me in detail .. Thanks ^_^

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

I have Version 4 Magnum. The left side just went out.  I get music coming in and out but it's distorted.   Going to have to email Rhydon.  :(

 

Edit: No response from Rhydon.  Has anyone gotten in touch with with Rhydon?  Hope he is still responding to questions and problems.

 

Check your cable. It is a possible a wire has detached. If so, it's nothing a quick soldering job can't fix.

 

In regards to his email, I got a hold of him a week and a half ago. At first he didn't respond for about two weeks. Following the two weeks, I sent him another message and he replied immediately.

___

 

Has anyone messed around with those shaft collars yet?


Edited by NonApplicable - 6/16/12 at 2:46am
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Check your cable. It is a possible a wire has detached. If so, it's nothing a quick soldering job can't fix.

In regards to his email, I got a hold of him a week and a half ago. At first he didn't respond for about two weeks. Following the two weeks, I sent him another message and he replied immediately.
___

Has anyone messed around with those shaft collars yet?

Thanks. That was the first thing I checked. It wasn't Grado grattle either. I did get in touch with Rhydon and he told me he would check it.
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They're formally called shaft collars.

 

Link to some:

http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=16411911

 

Anyone have any idea what size is preferable?  I'm guessing .125" but I'm not at home to messure the shafts.

 

On another semi-related note: my flats came in from ttvj and man, i'm loving them so far!  I do miss some of the highs every once in a while, but for the most part I love the sound they give/plan on keeping them on my mags beyersmile.png

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Anyone have any idea what size is preferable?  I'm guessing .125" but I'm not at home to messure the shafts.

 

 

+1 if anyone knows, give us the 4-11. I'm ready to purchase a pair.

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Originally Posted by NonApplicable View Post

 

+1 if anyone knows, give us the 4-11. I'm ready to purchase a pair.

I use the 1/8 size. however, be warned that if you are retrofitting these onto a set of fully moded Magnums (by Rhydon), his end-caps are permanently fixed to the gimbal rods so you will need to bore out the shaft collars to fit over them. Otherwise they fit perfectly onto the Grado gimbal rods if you take off the end caps.

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I know this is a few pages back, but I just switched back to bowls. I think I'm in love again. Now, I'm confused!

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I'm not sure if it's from being exposed to cold air during shipment (moved from england to italy during the cold months) but mine simply fell off, and i'm not too terribly upset about it (at least enough to bother Rhydon/go without them for the time it would take to send them back) but for the most part, yes i believe they are supposed to be "permanently attached".

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Originally Posted by sluker View Post

I use the 1/8 size. however, be warned that if you are retrofitting these onto a set of fully moded Magnums (by Rhydon), his end-caps are permanently fixed to the gimbal rods so you will need to bore out the shaft collars to fit over them. Otherwise they fit perfectly onto the Grado gimbal rods if you take off the end caps.

Thank you! Unfortunately I did get the full mod, so I guess I won't be using the shaft collars =(

 

BTW, what does "bore out" mean? I've never heard that term before.

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It is a term used to describe the process of widening the inner hole of the shaft collar (or any hole that is slightly small for what you are using it for). The shaft collars are made out of aluminum (which is quite soft) so if you use a drill bit one size bigger than the hole you can "expand the hole" to fit around the rod caps. You just need to make sure that you remove the retaining bolt before you drill. 

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Thank you! Unfortunately I did get the full mod, so I guess I won't be using the shaft collars =(

 

BTW, what does "bore out" mean? I've never heard that term before.

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