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post #3496 of 10599

+1 on the TP thread, you beat me to it :D

 

Back in the office with a tape:

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post #3497 of 10599
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Originally Posted by Hennyo View Post

Wait until you see the Rastapants 2. I'm pretty sure we're all going to be impressed. Heading over to check out Kneel Jungs pair. ; )


They need some work.

 

Current configuration is:

 

1) Plasticine in the baffles

2) layer of paxmate in the cup

3) white stock driver felt retained with a layer of tweed fabric

4) stock vent felt removed and replaced with tweed (3 slots covered)

 

Also, I just bought a pair of Smeggy inspired Thunderpants from Schwallman that were made by Marty of Martin Custom Audio. Claro Walnut cups, copper cable, and 02 pads. They sound very nice and dont have the peaky mids of my stock pair. I havent had much of a chance to listen to them yet though, something else is getting some head time right now

 

post #3498 of 10599
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Originally Posted by AnotherN00b View Post

If you're interested in changing the cups you need to check out the Thunderpants! thread. It's based on Smeggy's official Thunderpants mod but populated mostly by DIYers trying all sorts of their own crazy variations using Fostex T50RP (and T40) drivers from PVC caps to paperstone cups. Of course there's plenty discussion of rewiring for dual entry, etc. too. 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/501773/thunderpants

 



That's right. One modder was using a hole saw to cut out his cups. But I don't recall anyone creating anything but circular cups.

post #3499 of 10599
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Originally Posted by KneelJung View Post

They need some work.

 

Current configuration is:

 

1) Plasticine in the baffles

2) layer of paxmate in the cup

3) white stock driver felt retained with a layer of tweed fabric

4) stock vent felt removed and replaced with tweed (3 slots covered)

 

Also, I just bought a pair of Smeggy inspired Thunderpants from Schwallman that were made by Marty of Martin Custom Audio. Claro Walnut cups, copper cable, and 02 pads. They sound very nice and dont have the peaky mids of my stock pair. I havent had much of a chance to listen to them yet though, something else is getting some head time right now

 


Please give us a picture. ; )

 

Hmm, guess we'll just have to see. I'm pretty confident in Mrspeakers work.

 


Edited by Hennyo - 10/5/11 at 5:43pm
post #3500 of 10599

Thanks Hennyo...

 

Down to one last mod to test....  Very, very happy right now.  As I noted earlier, these are already beyond LCD-2, and I have one last idea to take them further.  I plan to have Purrin test them to get them quantified.  Sound is awesome...  I have a ton of experiments rolled in, but essentially there are five updates to the Rastapants, and all of them are on top of what was previously done.  There's no going back on these mods.  Seriously sleep deprived from enjoyment.  

post #3501 of 10599

I'm green with envy biggrin.gif Grats MrsPeakers wink.gif
 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Thanks Hennyo...

 

Down to one last mod to test....  Very, very happy right now.  As I noted earlier, these are already beyond LCD-2, and I have one last idea to take them further.  I plan to have Purrin test them to get them quantified.  Sound is awesome...  I have a ton of experiments rolled in, but essentially there are five updates to the Rastapants, and all of them are on top of what was previously done.  There's no going back on these mods.  Seriously sleep deprived from enjoyment.  



 

post #3502 of 10599

Yes! Can't wait to hear about your results! It's great that someone's willing to put in such monumental effort to share his creations. Massively looking forward to the RP2s.
 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Thanks Hennyo...

 

Down to one last mod to test....  Very, very happy right now.  As I noted earlier, these are already beyond LCD-2, and I have one last idea to take them further.  I plan to have Purrin test them to get them quantified.  Sound is awesome...  I have a ton of experiments rolled in, but essentially there are five updates to the Rastapants, and all of them are on top of what was previously done.  There's no going back on these mods.  Seriously sleep deprived from enjoyment.  



 

post #3503 of 10599

To Fostex and Beyond LCD2! biggrin.gif

post #3504 of 10599

Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post

I don't recall anyone creating anything but circular cups.


sharp angles sound nasty, simple as that.

 

post #3505 of 10599

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Thanks Hennyo...

 

Down to one last mod to test....  Very, very happy right now.  As I noted earlier, these are already beyond LCD-2, and I have one last idea to take them further.  I plan to have Purrin test them to get them quantified.  Sound is awesome...  I have a ton of experiments rolled in, but essentially there are five updates to the Rastapants, and all of them are on top of what was previously done.  There's no going back on these mods.  Seriously sleep deprived from enjoyment.  


Wow, beyond the LCD-2? 

 

post #3506 of 10599

I need to hear what these mods are like and then try them :) I await to hear what these mods are..

post #3507 of 10599

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post #3508 of 10599
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

To Fostex and Beyond LCD2! biggrin.gif



I could believe that, given the stock t50 already has better vocals to my ears.  I look forward to details of these mods!

post #3509 of 10599

I think I'm just going to hold off on any more modding until I can hear what Mrspeakers has to say...  I'm pretty happy with how they are right now.  I keep making small changes every day to tweak the sound since I notice things here and there from day to day as things settle.  Without doing any other permanent mods, I've heard almost all variations of the sound these can produce, and its crazy how much they can be tweaked.

post #3510 of 10599

Interesting to see how they could be improved on how I have them now, but i'm all ears.


Edited by HDMan - 10/6/11 at 2:37am
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