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post #1576 of 2199

i don't like posting links to smeggy's posts that describe the fostex woody mod anymore cause there have been some in the past whio have not only commercially sold woodied Fostex T50RPs..but also used to sell it under the Thunderpants name. While the former itself is frowned upon, doing the latter as well is strictly not cool.

 


Edited by sachu - 7/22/11 at 12:57pm
post #1577 of 2199

Thanks Sachu

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Originally Posted by sachu View Post

i don't like posting links to smeggy's posts that describe the fostex woody mod anymore cause there have been some in the past whio have not only commercially sold woodied Fostex T50RPs..but also used to sell it under the Thunderpant name. While the former itself is frowned upon, doing the latter as well is strictly not cool.

 



 


Edited by sbradley02 - 7/22/11 at 1:35pm
post #1578 of 2199

Ok, a quick rundown of the process, not necessarily in order off the top of my head.. pretty much described elsewhere in the thread but maybe hard to find. Obviously there are some specific measurements involved for everything to fit but I don't want to go into all that again. Got too much to do but here's the basic list.

 

Make cups and drill holes for hanger fittings, vent eyelets and cable holes.

Glue the above fittings to the cups

Make new baffles and drill holes to screw to cups.

Cut the original driver down to size so it fits in the cups and glue to baffles.

Make new wires and attach to cups.

Desolder old wires from drivers and attach new ones.

Put sleeve, shrink tube and plug on the new wires.

Add damping material in the cups

Add sealer between cup and baffle

Make a headstrap and glue onto headband

Make hanger blocks, drill holes for headband rods and mounting screw and glue in place.

et. etc.

 

As you can see, not as simple as just making some new cups, so it's not a standard 'woody' like most are. It's a rebuild from end to end and the only original parts used are the basic headband assembly, drivers and pads. Only part not modified is the pads.

 

I left out a few things but the above is the general gist of it.

 

Hope that helps

post #1579 of 2199

Players:

 

Thunderpants!keeper:  Played by Smeggy

 

Seeker of The Holy Thunderpants!: Played by 'You' ("Sir Robin.")

 

 

 

Thunderpants!keeper: Stop! Who would cross the Bridge of Thunderpants! must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. 
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, Thunderpants!keeper. I am not afraid. 
Thunderpants!keeper: What... is your name? 
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot. 
Thunderpants!keeper: What... is your quest? 
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Thunderpants!
Thunderpants!keeper: What... is your favourite colour? 
Sir Lancelot: Blue. 
Thunderpants!keeper: Go on. Off you go. 
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you so very much, Smeggy...er...I mean, "Thunderpants!keeper"...wink, wink...nod, nod...know what I mean, know what I mean?"

 
Sir Robin: That's easy! (You say.)

 

 

 

Thunderpants!keeper: Stop! Who would cross the Bridge of Thunderpants! must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. 
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, Thunderpants!keeper. I'm not afraid. 
Thunderpants!keeper: What... is your name? 
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot. 
Thunderpants!keeper: What... is your quest? 
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Thunderpants!
Thunderpants!keeper: What... is the capital of Assyria? 
[pause
Sir Robin: I don't know that. 
[you are thrown over the edge into the volcano
Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh!!!

 

Sure.  Making authentic TP's is easy. "...Even a...monkey could do it."

 

 

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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post

Ok, a quick rundown of the process, not necessarily in order off the top of my head.. pretty much described elsewhere in the thread but maybe hard to find. Obviously there are some specific measurements involved for everything to fit but I don't want to go into all that again. Got too much to do but here's the basic list.

 

Make cups and drill holes for hanger fittings, vent eyelets and cable holes.

Glue the above fittings to the cups

Make new baffles and drill holes to screw to cups.

Cut the original driver down to size so it fits in the cups and glue to baffles.

Make new wires and attach to cups.

Desolder old wires from drivers and attach new ones.

Put sleeve, shrink tube and plug on the new wires.

Add damping material in the cups

Add sealer between cup and baffle

Make a headstrap and glue onto headband

Make hanger blocks, drill holes for headband rods and mounting screw and glue in place.

et. etc.

 

As you can see, not as simple as just making some new cups, so it's not a standard 'woody' like most are. It's a rebuild from end to end and the only original parts used are the basic headband assembly, drivers and pads. Only part not modified is the pads.

 

I left out a few things but the above is the general gist of it.

 

Hope that helps



 


Edited by bluemonkeyflyer - 7/22/11 at 3:36pm
post #1580 of 2199

wow..i just found these and i'm really tempted to buy one... but, has anyone tried to measure the frequency response graph of these headphones?? i'm interested to know..

post #1581 of 2199
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/diy-orthodynamic-headphone-measurements-and-contest-page-2 There are others but this is probably one of the most recent ..dB
post #1582 of 2199

My new, beautiful, thunderous babies. Wenge cups, Fostex pads.   Just wanted to share the latest edition of Smeggy's masterpiece.  These things blow my mind.  The CTH is indeed a great amp pairing as well, but I think I'll be stepping up to a Lyr.  

 

Smeggy my friend, you're a DIY demigod.  Godspeed getting your business going.  I can assure you that you have at the very least 1 VERY happy customer.  

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post #1583 of 2199


They look  fantastic. Let me know if you want to sell the CTH. im looking for one for work.
 

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Originally Posted by dmcs414 View Post

My new, beautiful, thunderous babies. Wenge cups, Fostex pads.   Just wanted to share the latest edition of Smeggy's masterpiece.  These things blow my mind.  The CTH is indeed a great amp pairing as well, but I think I'll be stepping up to a Lyr.  

 

Smeggy my friend, you're a DIY demigod.  Godspeed getting your business going.  I can assure you that you have at the very least 1 VERY happy customer.  

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post #1584 of 2199
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Originally Posted by schwallman View Post


They look  fantastic. Let me know if you want to sell the CTH. im looking for one for work.
 



 


Too funny!  MrSlim told me you were interested in this very CTH before he sold it to me, heh.  To tell the truth, I'm considering going to a Lyr, because the CTH cuts out sometimes at high volumes when I listen to electronic music particularly.  It sounds wonderful at low to medium volumes, but I happen to have the somewhat bad habit of liking to make my ears bleed sometimes.  Let's take this conversation into private, shall we?  (Thanks for the kind comment about my TPs btw) 

 

***

 

Thunderpants owners-  Has anyone has the opportunity to hear them through this amp/DAC made by Fostex-  FOSTEX HP-A7 ?  There's one in the FS threads here- (http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/564046/fostex-hp-a7-32-bit-dac-headphone-amp)  

I currently have a CTH but I'm considering upgrading to an amp with a little more power, just wondering if anyone's had the chance to pair them up.  Plus this one comes with a DAC onboard and my Emu 0404 USB is starting to show its age.   Many thanks!

 


Edited by dmcs414 - 8/1/11 at 8:47am
post #1585 of 2199


Yeah I did talk with him about it. Mine cuts out when I crank up the drum and bass, i just have to dial it down a little though. I guess its good for you in a way.
 

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Originally Posted by dmcs414 View Post




Too funny!  MrSlim told me you were interested in this very CTH before he sold it to me, heh.  To tell the truth, I'm considering going to a Lyr, because the CTH cuts out sometimes at high volumes when I listen to electronic music particularly.  It sounds wonderful at low to medium volumes, but I happen to have the somewhat bad habit of liking to make my ears bleed sometimes.  Let's take this conversation into private, shall we?  (Thanks for the kind comment about my TPs btw) 

 

***

 

Thunderpants owners-  Has anyone has the opportunity to hear them through this amp/DAC made by Fostex-  FOSTEX HP-A7 ?  There's one in the FS threads here- (http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/564046/fostex-hp-a7-32-bit-dac-headphone-amp)  

I currently have a CTH but I'm considering upgrading to an amp with a little more power, just wondering if anyone's had the chance to pair them up.  Plus this one comes with a DAC onboard and my Emu 0404 USB is starting to show its age.   Many thanks!

 



 

post #1586 of 2199

Finally home long enough to open my care package from Smeggy.  

 

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post #1587 of 2199

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post #1588 of 2199
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Originally Posted by vpivinylspinner View Post

Finally home long enough to open my care package from Smeggy.  

 

Thunderpants4-XL.jpg

 

Thunderpants-XL.jpg

 

Thunderpants3-XL.jpg


I think I have to take a trip to New Jersey and do a little B&E, those look fantastic.

 

post #1589 of 2199

those are just... ridiculous. 

post #1590 of 2199



There ok I guess, if you like that sort of thing...

 

 

 

that thing being a bad ass set of headphones

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by vpivinylspinner View Post

Finally home long enough to open my care package from Smeggy.  

 

Thunderpants4-XL.jpg

 

Thunderpants-XL.jpg

 

Thunderpants3-XL.jpg



 

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