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Originally Posted by skyline889 View Post
Yeah I found no problems with boomy bass. The low frequency extension that was present, was tight and controlled however with the open cups, there just wasn't enough of it for me. If I had been in the place where I could have afforded to keep 3 or 4 cans, it definitely would have remained in my stable however, at the time, my student's salary was getting to be very meager and my gf quite expensive so something had to go.
Yes, that must have been a tough choice,hope you made the right one.
Still a lot easier to upgrade phones than female's.
post #92 of 385
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
strangely they have 2 refs for the R10 drivers: SONMDRR10 - Encompass Parts

but not for the CD1K or CD3K, only one:
SONMDRCD1000 - Encompass Parts
SONMDRCD3000 - Encompass Parts

all the parts seem to give "Estimated Ship Date: No Longer Available" anyway, OTOH they say that the same drivers are shared between the CD1K/CD3K and CD1 ?! what's a CD1?
Anyone order from these guys before?
post #93 of 385
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Originally Posted by ford2 View Post
Nothing wrong with building a new pair of phone's.But what is interesting is this: Photo upper left, right: old and new driver unit (left: the new right: the former) seems to be a material change. 磁石の強さも違う(新しい方が強い)。 Also different from the strength of the magnet (the more compelling new).

Makes you wonder if all CD3000's had the same driver's,it appear's that his new one's were not the same as the old one's
well, 15 years later you can't really expect SONY to come up w/ the exact same part as stock...whether the newer drivers would be improved is something we'll prolly never know.

I know my cd1k drivers are golden and got that ugly piece of chewing gum on top...the new ones are silver, anyone's got silver drivers?

it's like the "stereo headphones" Vs "digital reference" written on the cups, it'll have to remain a mystery for now..maybe you could ask SONY: info-cic (AT) sony.co.jp
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Originally Posted by veloaudio View Post
Anyone order from these guys before?
I've asked them about cd1k parts by email, they're all unavailable....if you add them to your basket, that's what it'll say anyway.

maybe you could look up the part# on the Japanese google, and ask pricejapan to import them for you?
post #94 of 385
so I indeed have the "golden" drivers:



the back paper is not totally flat in one corner on the right driver, but it doesn't seem to change anything...a friend's cd3k has the same thing.
post #95 of 385
Anyone familiar with the A-4540-109-A headband part number on this page
post #96 of 385
prolly the same part as audiocubes(that they sell for $99)...but I don't think you're supposed to disassemble it, meaning you'd have to desolder the drivers to install it?

I will try a lambskin mod on the whole headband anytime soon anyway...I want very thin genuine leather as soft as the Manufaktur beyer's, this would be too awesome
post #97 of 385
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Originally Posted by veloaudio View Post
Anyone familiar with the A-4540-109-A headband part number on this page
This is where I got mine.

Audio Cubes II - High Fidelity Audio Products

It is perfect,the only bit of your old ones it needs are the cups.
The wire that connect's the drivers is fitted as well.
You just need to unsolder and resolder the drivers.
The 3 screws that you have to undo on each cup are VERY tight and if you are not careful you will strip or break them.
The only other thing you have to watch is that the cup yokes lock in on a D pivot,you have to rotate them right around once the cups are off to be able to pull the yoke out.

As I stated on a previous thread,it turns an old set of phones into new one's.

It's well worth the money.
post #98 of 385
yeah, it's a great idea if all you crave for is cheap pleather that will turn to mush again in a few years.

a genuine leather mod sounds like a far better option, and far less risky(no soldering required).

I remember someone made a brand new black leather headband on the forum, I'll try to find the link again...it looked so nice!
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post #100 of 385
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
yeah, it's a great idea if all you crave for is cheap pleather that will turn to mush again in a few years.

a genuine leather mod sounds like a far better option, and far less risky(no soldering required).

I remember someone made a brand new black leather headband on the forum, I'll try to find the link again...it looked so nice!
Why not start a CD1000 thread,then you can post in it all day long.
Not to many here seem to want your expertise,which appears to be limited.
post #101 of 385
Just got my CD3000's recabled and balanced by Drew with the latest version of Black Dragon. They are just a stunning headphone now. They do many things as well as, if not better than their big brother the R10's. No, the midrange magic that the R10's are famous for is not bettered by the recabled CD3000's, but the overall balance, to include a terrific bottom end and smooth treble make the recabled CD3000's extremely competitive with anything that has ever been produced (dynamic headphone-wise).
post #102 of 385
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Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
Just got my CD3000's recabled and balanced by Drew with the latest version of Black Dragon.
got pics?
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Originally Posted by ford2 View Post
Why not start a CD1000 thread,then you can post in it all day long.
Not to many here seem to want your expertise,which appears to be limited.
hehehe, as resentful as usual, ever tried Prozac for a change? this would ease your mind I think...but I agree, if I had paid $99+shipping for a piece of plastic+cheap pleather, I would have it bad too

I'm currently expecting a cd3k, and both the cd1k/cd3k will go through the full genuine leather treatment...this thread needs pics badly, and leather is just too great to pass up!
post #103 of 385
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Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
Just got my CD3000's recabled and balanced by Drew with the latest version of Black Dragon. They are just a stunning headphone now.
I've read that the Black Dragon uses 21.5 AWG copper conductors. My silver-plated cable is 22 AWG, and also gives me phenomenal sound. Both are much larger than the stock wire. That tends to reinforce my suspicion that maybe it's not so much the silver, but the gauge of the wire that's important. More bandwidth or something?
post #104 of 385
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Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
Just got my CD3000's recabled and balanced by Drew with the latest version of Black Dragon. They are just a stunning headphone now. They do many things as well as, if not better than their big brother the R10's. No, the midrange magic that the R10's are famous for is not bettered by the recabled CD3000's, but the overall balance, to include a terrific bottom end and smooth treble make the recabled CD3000's extremely competitive with anything that has ever been produced (dynamic headphone-wise).

Agree about the midrange,but overall a phone hard to better.
Are you running tubes or SS,I am looking at upgrading to a balanced amp and reviews vary.
post #105 of 385
[QUOTE=leeperry;6015203]got pics?

if I had paid $99+shipping for a piece of plastic+cheap pleather, I would have it bad too

$99 is nothing,I spend more than that on petrol when I take my Yank Tank for a cruise.

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