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post #16 of 2199
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Originally Posted by BaudlyDamage View Post

Hey guys, can anyone tell me how much thicker the O2 pads are than the stock pads? My ears stick out some so im trying to keep the drivers off of them xD


dont know why i didnt think of this sooner *pulls out measuring tape* 

 

on the thick side the o2 is 1" - which is where your ears stick out more - so probably the side to be concerned with

on the thin side 1/4"

 

again.. if you are actually referring to a pair of thunderpants, im not sure why having your ears touch the material on the inside of the pad would cause alarm

that layer of material is still pretty far from the drivers, at least it is on my pair

oops, just noticed you were talking about stock cans..

 

of course there is a much more elegant solution... send them to smeggy and get some thunder in those pants!!!


Edited by Br777 - 7/16/10 at 10:38pm
post #17 of 2199
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no one has posted their Thunderpants photos besides me!!  c-mon people! show some love!  THUNDERPANTS PHOTOS  engage1.PNG

 

(everything ends in engage now after i read that oatmeal - riding a polar bear comic.)

 

also - lets hear about what gear ya'll are pushin them pants with... amp? dac? etc...

 

im workin on gettin myself a shiny new dac.. hopefully comin through on an  Eastern Electric MiniMax Tube DAC

my cavalli CTH should be coming soon!! yippeeee! cant wait to hear it

 

currently runin a keces 151 mkII and a hifiman ef5... sounds fantastic

 

what has really taken my TP's over the edge is the parametric eq and isone pro.. those two vst's bring these cans into perfect balance, and throw the soundstage across the room!!!  whoOOO!!

 

bye the way just to prod everyone a bit...  if you own thunderpants, then you own cans that are modded out the....pants!  ... so there is no excuse not to try an eq plugin such as electri-q or my personal pick - nyquist.. both free by the way.. to fix those imbalances... its just another mod... and happens to be a heck of an effective one!  best mod ive ever done!!!

post #18 of 2199

subscribing...
 

post #19 of 2199
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well the Cavalli CTH came today, and proceeded to Trounce the hifiman EF5   I've been thoroughly  enjoying it all day and night... and day again.. yikes time to go to bed

 

Smeggy was right.. CTH+THUNDERPANTS is an excellent match.


Edited by Br777 - 7/19/10 at 9:24pm
post #20 of 2199

Subscribing... thinking about building my own... maybe...

post #21 of 2199
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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

well the Cavalli CTH came today, and proceeded to Trounce the hifiman EF5   I've been thoroughly  enjoying it all day and night... and day again.. yikes time to go to bed

 

Smeggy was right.. CTH+THUNDERPANTS is an excellent match.


My only exposure to the EF5 was at the CJ in Chicagoland recently.  I spent maybe half an hour overall listening to it powering to an HE4/HE5 at Fang's table.  He graciously let me listen as long as I did.  There were some nice attributes to the EF5, but overall, the presentation was thin to these ears.  At the time I attributed that to the cans and not the amp.  I just recently borrowed a pair of HE-5LEs to listen to and am enjoying them now.  They exhibit a completely different character being powered by my Asgard than they did from the EF5 or even the stacker that I heard previously.  I'll comment more after I've listened more at length.

post #22 of 2199
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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

well the Cavalli CTH came today, and proceeded to Trounce the hifiman EF5   I've been thoroughly  enjoying it all day and night... and day again.. yikes time to go to bed

 

Smeggy was right.. CTH+THUNDERPANTS is an excellent match.


Excellent!  Glad to hear you went with the CTH instead of the SOHA.  You can step up to an EHHA later if you start getting the urge to get more power. 

post #23 of 2199

Does smeggy do anything to the drivers or does he just make the wood cups out of amboyna burl and upgrade the ear pads? 

post #24 of 2199
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theres all kinds of dampening involved.. its in the ortho roundup thread somewhere... i dont know much about it though...except that its sounds damn good!

post #25 of 2199

hmmn.. Im starting to think this might be a fun DIY project...  Time to go sift through that Ortho roundup thread.

 

How would you rank the Thunderpants against the other closed Can giants (w5000, d7000, L3000)? 

post #26 of 2199
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ive never heard anything except d2000, ath-w1000x, and hd555.   They definately sounded much better than any of those.

 

some people say they are the best closed sounding can period..

post #27 of 2199

Oh my sweet Jesus!!! That friggin thread is 1000 pages long! Maybe I should just go and ask Smeggy lol. 

post #28 of 2199

I asked this question yesterday.. check out page 916 :)  and nearby pages...

post #29 of 2199

Cool! Thanks, I found it. I'm totally doing this! 

post #30 of 2199
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great... the people on the ortho thread willl be very helpful if you need them.  You should let them know what you're up to...

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