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post #1411 of 2194
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Originally Posted by serenith View Post





;-) Have you any idea what is the cause of the low score ? Any modification from the original design of the cup/baffle or is it the dampening scheme ?


 

well i only really kept them around b/c they were the first thing i ever turned they dont really have any dampening. no felt nothing to break up the sound :)

 

 

post #1412 of 2194

Damping makes a really huge difference with orthos, whether a pair is overdamped or underdamped.

post #1413 of 2194
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http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/diy-orthodynamic-headphone-measurements-and-contest

 

they so ugly and their sound matches :)


This kicks ass.  I love the idea of this contest!  May the best DIY ortho win!  Or lose!  Or just look badass! 

 

Man all this really makes me want to start tinkering on my own, but not until I have a pair of Smeggy Thunderpants as a baseline to compare to. 

 

I don't suppose any of you ortho DIYers are in my area?  (Dallaw/Ft Worth, or just Texas in general)

 

 

 

post #1414 of 2194

Go for it, if nothing else it's fun :)

 

Anyway, I'm eliminating myself from the contest as I already have the LCD2 thanks to the generous folks here. I'm looking forward to see who wins.

post #1415 of 2194

Thanks for the reference!

Nice to see the Thunderpants measure as good as they sound.

The square waves are incredible.
 

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Originally Posted by Teejaay View Post

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/diy-orthodynamic-headphone-measurements-and-contest

 

they so ugly and their sound matches :)



 

post #1416 of 2194
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This kicks ass.  I love the idea of this contest!  May the best DIY ortho win!  Or lose!  Or just look badass! 

 

Man all this really makes me want to start tinkering on my own, but not until I have a pair of Smeggy Thunderpants as a baseline to compare to. 

 

I don't suppose any of you ortho DIYers are in my area?  (Dallaw/Ft Worth, or just Texas in general)

 

 

 


im in austin

 

post #1417 of 2194
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post

Go for it, if nothing else it's fun :)

 

Anyway, I'm eliminating myself from the contest as I already have the LCD2 thanks to the generous folks here. I'm looking forward to see who wins.



 

you seemed to have made a typing error, let me help you with that..

 

Anyway, I'm eliminating myself from the contest because if i didnt no one else would stand a chance biggrin.gif

post #1418 of 2194

Pah, I wouldn't bank on it, there are some very clever people here and who knows what they're getting up to!

post #1419 of 2194

cool video, good luck to everyone joining the contest!! I am not skilled enough to participate, Maybe I can make the worst one.  Btw was the first one on the video a smeggy thunderpants? 

post #1420 of 2194

hmmm i suppose this is a contest for modded orthos with changed cups (woodied or otherwise), I really just want to measure the differences between the modded with stock cups and the TPs and woodified ones to see how much difference it makes.

post #1421 of 2194

 

he says he fully disassembled his LCD-2 for an "article", can the pics be seen anywhere?

 

EDIT: nice, http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/how-planar-magnetic-headphones-work-page-3


Edited by leeperry - 5/20/11 at 2:30am
post #1422 of 2194

Wow, thats really cool to see the whole damping scheme used for this high-end orthos. I noticed that the hifiman had a very dense looking sheet and then lots of cottony material. It seemed kind of like a compromise with damping the open orthos without loosing the openness. IIRC the openpants that have been much more conservatively damped than that. There were concerns that packing stuff under the grill would cause them to sound closed and defeat the purpose, but maybe with the right backing it could work? Just speculating.

post #1423 of 2194

Yes they are. I submitted them and was mis-credited with their creation, but they are official TPs from Smeggy.
 

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cool video, good luck to everyone joining the contest!! I am not skilled enough to participate, Maybe I can make the worst one.  Btw was the first one on the video a smeggy thunderpants? 



 

post #1424 of 2194

Question for the people who own the Thunderpants. What do you think is the best amp to make the Thunderpants "shine"? I know there's the Cavalli CTH which I am very interested in and it's in the ~$200-$300 price range that I'm looking for, but I prefer something that has a built-in DAC as well that has coaxial/optical inputs so I can use it with my Pure i20. Would something like the Audio-GD NFB-11/12 or the CKIII/CK^2IIIs work well? Any other suggestions are appreciated too, thanks!

post #1425 of 2194

I see you have the E7/E9 combo...that's all I'm using for my computer-based stuff and the E9 handles the job fine to my ears. I never go past 9 on low gain; my DT880 600ohm are harder to drive. I am however looking forward to trying with a few monoblock speaker amps I have once I recable.
 

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Question for the people who own the Thunderpants. What do you think is the best amp to make the Thunderpants "shine"? I know there's the Cavalli CTH which I am very interested in and it's in the ~$200-$300 price range that I'm looking for, but I prefer something that has a built-in DAC as well that has coaxial/optical inputs so I can use it with my Pure i20. Would something like the Audio-GD NFB-11/12 or the CKIII/CK^2IIIs work well? Any other suggestions are appreciated too, thanks!



 

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