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Originally Posted by Ony38 View Post

Do you want to offset the driver in the baffle?

 

That was my idea yes. BTW when I want to make the cups as thin as possible, it's to keep the weight down, as I feel that the modded T50rp that I'm using are rather heavy.
 

post #2162 of 2199
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Originally Posted by burgunder View Post

 

That was my idea yes. BTW when I want to make the cups as thin as possible, it's to keep the weight down, as I feel that the modded T50rp that I'm using are rather heavy.
 


a more efficient way to reduce the weight is to reduce the size of the massive rubber headband - personally it doesn't bother me, but for others, trimming that and attaching a beyer headband might resolve fit, comfort & weight issues.


Edited by geetarman49 - 3/25/13 at 10:06am
post #2163 of 2199
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a more efficient way to reduce the weight is to reduce the size of the massive rubber headband - personally it doesn't bother me, but for others, trimming that and attaching a beyer headband might resolve fit, comfort & weight issues.

Weight hasn't ever bothered me, more the issue of the dreadful headband.  I can see additional weight increasing discomfort though.  I recommend the LFF suspension mod.  It look super silly on the head, but the distribution of weight is enough for me to forget I am even wearing headphones. 

 

This mod is also 100% reversible.

post #2164 of 2199

whew finished the whole thread and boy sure makes you want to play with a set!

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Has anyone here ever re-cabled/re-terminated a set of smeggy's Thunderpants?  I'm considering the ALO RK mk3-B portable amp, which is balanced and uses the mini 4-pin connector.  I would really love to be able to go between 1/4" and mini 4-pin, depending on the amp used.  I've seen that option for cables for Audeze headphones, but I have no idea how to get Thunderpants terminated this way.

 

With smeggy not responding to emails anymore, I don't know where to look next.

 

Thanks for any info to share...

post #2166 of 2199
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

Has anyone here ever re-cabled/re-terminated a set of smeggy's Thunderpants?  I'm considering the ALO RK mk3-B portable amp, which is balanced and uses the mini 4-pin connector.  I would really love to be able to go between 1/4" and mini 4-pin, depending on the amp used.  I've seen that option for cables for Audeze headphones, but I have no idea how to get Thunderpants terminated this way.

 

With smeggy not responding to emails anymore, I don't know where to look next.

 

Thanks for any info to share...


There are 4 unique connectors in the cable so your best option by far would be to re-terminate to a 4-pin then use an adapter for 1/4".

Gary re-cabled mine awhile back and even he doesn't like to do it. The wires are very strongly glued into the cup pretty much requiring you to drill them out and if you goof there goes your nice cup.

This would only be a project for the highly skilled (while I am in that class for electronics I am not for woodworking).

Take the simple approach here

post #2167 of 2199
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post


There are 4 unique connectors in the cable so your best option by far would be to re-terminate to a 4-pin then use an adapter for 1/4".

Gary re-cabled mine awhile back and even he doesn't like to do it. The wires are very strongly glued into the cup pretty much requiring you to drill them out and if you goof there goes your nice cup.

This would only be a project for the highly skilled (while I am in that class for electronics I am not for woodworking).

Take the simple approach here

 

Interesting. 
 

I didn't know there were mini 4-pin to 1/4" adapters.  Thanks.

post #2168 of 2199
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

Interesting. 
 

I didn't know there were mini 4-pin to 1/4" adapters.  Thanks.


If you don't want to make your own:

http://www.q-audio.com/

Very reasonable at $30 for a hand made cable

post #2169 of 2199
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post


If you don't want to make your own:

http://www.q-audio.com/

Very reasonable at $30 for a hand made cable


$30 is the shipping cost!

 

That cable is a tad over $200 for 3.2 feet.

post #2170 of 2199
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post


$30 is the shipping cost!

 

That cable is a tad over $200 for 3.2 feet.

And worth every penny. Excellent cables.

post #2171 of 2199
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$30 is the shipping cost!

 

That cable is a tad over $200 for 3.2 feet.

Nope.

 

I just added it into my cart.

$30 is the international shipping.

The adapter is $30 shipped to my ZIP in Oregon.

If you don't believe me try it for yourself.

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I need mini 4-pin.  I don't think Q lists that option.  But thanks for the link.  I'll email them if a re-cable is a go.  Still looking for someone to balance thunderpants....

post #2173 of 2199
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

I need mini 4-pin.  I don't think Q lists that option.  But thanks for the link.  I'll email them if a re-cable is a go.  Still looking for someone to balance thunderpants....


I see. You are using a mini-4pin and they are using an XLR.

Then you can do this yourself. You will need a mini-4pin male, a mini-4pin female and a 1/4" male.

Reterminate the headphones with the mini-4pin male and make yourself an adapter with the mini-4pin female to 1/4" male.

Anyone who is handy with a soldering iron can do this. Just ask ALO for the part numbers you will need for the mini-4pins.

If you don't want to make the adapter I think this is the correct cable: http://www.aloaudio.com/green-line-adapter-1-4-stereo

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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post


If you don't want to make the adapter I think this is the correct cable: http://www.aloaudio.com/green-line-adapter-1-4-stereo

 

That is part of the cable system I was referring to in a previous post.  Its for an Audeze cable upgrade, where you put one of many multiple ends on depending on your termination needs.  That end is 1/4", but the other end is a connector for the cable system.

post #2175 of 2199
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

That is part of the cable system I was referring to in a previous post.  Its for an Audeze cable upgrade, where you put one of many multiple ends on depending on your termination needs.  That end is 1/4", but the other end is a connector for the cable system.


Then you can buy the male connector to connect to that, reterminate and then buy their (expensive) adapters.

Or do what I suggested to create your own adapter.

Depends on how much soldering you want to do.

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