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post #136 of 392

alright, will let you know as soon as i get them... I can't wait for them to arrive.. :)

 

It helps to thoroughly clean your ears before taking the impressions.. if your audiologist can help cleaning that will be good.. for me i used hydrogen peroxide to clean mine... 

post #137 of 392

My replacements are coming tomorrow - then ACS will re-make my existing ones to give me 2 sets - can't argue with that! Another tip for those in the London vicinity  if you have any wax or are unsure - I went to the Clear Ear Clinic in Cavendish Square prior to getting my imps taken. They remove every last trace of wax using a camera and microsuction - no drops or syringing needed at all. They charge about £60 but for me it was worth the piece of mind that my imps would be as perfect as possible.

post #138 of 392

My T1 arrived! :D and the fit is perfect so far... no more fiddling around to find the sweet spot..everything is aligned to the center...  the earpiece can hardly move for that matter... so its all good... left ear closed jaw impression and the right which gave me problems for the last 5 months, is open jaw... :D

post #139 of 392
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Originally Posted by jkwanness View Post

My T1 arrived! :D and the fit is perfect so far... no more fiddling around to find the sweet spot..everything is aligned to the center...  the earpiece can hardly move for that matter... so its all good... left ear closed jaw impression and the right which gave me problems for the last 5 months, is open jaw... :D


Same with me - got mine last night - perfect fit now. They said they double dipped mine in laquer to improve the seal and it has solved the problem.

 

post #140 of 392

thats great news isn't it :D ... i'm not sure what's laquer, but good  as long it fits well.. 

 

I'm trying to get used to the warmth of T1.. not sure if its really this warm or i'm too used to my eq7 for the past few months.. 

post #141 of 392
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thats great news isn't it :D ... i'm not sure what's laquer, but good  as long it fits well.. 

 

I'm trying to get used to the warmth of T1.. not sure if its really this warm or i'm too used to my eq7 for the past few months.. 



It's the thin coating they treat the silicone with to give the smooth finish.

post #142 of 392

@phillevy and @jkwanness; Really pleased to know you got your new T1's - and they fit! Thanks for posting the news so soon, it was in time to pass on to the audiologist, so she did open mouth impression this time! 

 

Getting quite excited now - like after the original impressions!

 

Thanks again.

post #143 of 392

No problem... good luck on yours! enjoy the wait... :p

post #144 of 392

I've come to appreciate my T1 a lot more now. I no longer feel a desire to get a UM Merlin or JH16.

post #145 of 392

just ordered mine today! now the month long wait before my set arrives at my local dealer. ):

post #146 of 392

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I've come to appreciate my T1 a lot more now. I no longer feel a desire to get a UM Merlin or JH16.


What do you like best about them and what is your source setup?

post #147 of 392

Well, I had to wait quite a while, but my new T1's finally reached me yesterday - phew! wink.gif

 

For reference, these were made up using a closed-mouth impression for the left ear, and an open-mouth impression (with a block between my teeth) for the right hand side. Despite this difference, both sides fit equally well, neither too tight nor too loose. The audiologist said that the second bend in my ear canals are unusually sharp, so she gave a recommendation for the new T1's to be made slightly longer so that they go fractionally beyond that bend. Now the 'fit' is perfect - I've had them in for about 2 hours right now without the slightest urge to adjust them or touch them at all! Despite eating and drinking in that period the T1's have maintained a perfect seal!

 

It looks and sounds as if ACS used brand new components throughout: they look shiny and new with better alignment of the visible internal wiring. They also sounded dull and lifeless initially. So after getting them home yesterday I hooked them up to my Burson headphone amp and left them playing continuously at a moderate sound level, and it's made a big difference - they are starting to sound like T1's should!

 

Despite the problems I've had to get to this point, I'm happy with the result. Now all I need is a time machine to fast forward me a couple of weeks to when they've fully burned in!

post #148 of 392

I've gotten my ACS T1 in June. However, after a while, I felt that the bass driver was coming on and off intermittently, and if I had to press on the earpiece, it got revived and then died again. This happened in July, less than a month are I've gotten them. I sent it back to ACS for repair, and it came back to me in under a month.

 

However, same thing happened to the left side two months are I've gotten them back. I had to send them back for repair again.

 

Ive just gotten them back a day ago, and I hope that they will stay good for a longer while, the sound is great!

 

Retrospectively, I'm just wondering if my handling has anything to do with the breakdowns. The earpiece fits very snugly into my canals, so much so that I had to squeeze them to get them fit into my ear. I'm just wondering if squeezing too hard contribute to the driver/cable damage.

 

Well, I'm loving them now, certainly a class above the Livewire I had. :)

post #149 of 392
post #150 of 392

emailed acs 2weeks ago due to bad fitting. Sent it back once about a month ago for refitting. No reply  from them. Where's the excellent customer service? oh boy...

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