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Balanced my Grados by dropping it in hot water?

post #1 of 7
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So here is the story, i was trying to open them up to do the wire mesh mod on the grados sr60s, was using the boiling water and **** hanger clip thingy trick.

So the tut saids it takes about 15 mins for it to fully open up, i dip both drivers (right before the wire hole) into hot water and ran upstairs to grab a towel, to my horror, in the 15 seconds i was gone it opened, and the drivers completely submerged into the water.

Long story short, i tested it to see if it works (without putting it together, just to see if it played any sound), then went though with the mod, but when i put it all back together, the sound signature changed. kinda sounds like my K701s, without the sound stage

Is there an scientific explanation for this? or am i just tripping out?
post #2 of 7
You probably warped the diaphragms...
post #3 of 7
wait for it to completely dry before using it or you could permanently damage it. leave it to dry for at least a week just to be sure.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
its been about 4 days, if anything i think it sounds better then before, but maybe i am just rationalizing
post #5 of 7
Store in dry rice to dry. At least that's what they say for cell phones.
post #6 of 7
Hindsight may be 20/20 but you got a load of bad advice. The water doesn't need to be boiling, nor do you need to submerge your shells for 15 minutes. You just need water hot enough to steam up and to place your cans in (driver side up) for just long enough to loosen up the glue.

I doubt you warped your drivers, but running wet, they won't sound right.
post #7 of 7
You can also use the silica gel packets that typically come with shoes to dry them out... That is their purpose, after all.
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