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post #1021 of 5003

Nice work those look good, have you gotten a chance to listen to them at all?  Nice I had some T50RPs wish I had kept them they sounded great after some mods.

post #1022 of 5003

I haven't listened to them a ton. First thing I need to do is diagnose my rattle (which hopefully dampening the driver will fix). I am going to let the lacquer cure until Wednesday I think. Then I will get some better pictures of them with the grilles on.

 

The Fostex's are nice headphones too. The bass will just never be what the Grado's can bring to the table. They are definitely my go to headphones for classical and some vocal music. Both headphones have different characteristics I like.

post #1023 of 5003

Hm... I've been meaning to order the SR80i's for a while now, though I really would have preferred the SR225i in terms of performance. Only real problem is that it terminates in a 1/4" plug. I KNOW that I can just mod the wire so that it'd end in a 1/8",  but I've no experience at all with modding anything electronic. My grade in that class was... Not quite up to snuff, to be honest.

 

Any advice from my senior head-fi'ers? And... In the event that I DO get a pair of SR80i's instead, the modding shouldn't be too much different from that of the 60, right?

post #1024 of 5003

Grado = Grado. ;-)

post #1025 of 5003

I did the BilaMods to my SR-80i with great results. 

 

I've got some Cocobolo cups (from Bill) coming my way, can't wait to put the woodies on there. I think this will be my last mod (... or maybe a recable).

 

As far at the 1/4" vs 1/8" goes, why not just get a good quality adapter on the cheap, that will do the trick no?

 

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Originally Posted by ZetsuBozu0012 View Post

Hm... I've been meaning to order the SR80i's for a while now, though I really would have preferred the SR225i in terms of performance. Only real problem is that it terminates in a 1/4" plug. I KNOW that I can just mod the wire so that it'd end in a 1/8",  but I've no experience at all with modding anything electronic. My grade in that class was... Not quite up to snuff, to be honest.

 

Any advice from my senior head-fi'ers? And... In the event that I DO get a pair of SR80i's instead, the modding shouldn't be too much different from that of the 60, right?

post #1026 of 5003
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Originally Posted by ZetsuBozu0012 View Post

Hm... I've been meaning to order the SR80i's for a while now, though I really would have preferred the SR225i in terms of performance. Only real problem is that it terminates in a 1/4" plug. I KNOW that I can just mod the wire so that it'd end in a 1/8",  but I've no experience at all with modding anything electronic. My grade in that class was... Not quite up to snuff, to be honest.

 

Any advice from my senior head-fi'ers? And... In the event that I DO get a pair of SR80i's instead, the modding shouldn't be too much different from that of the 60, right?


Wait, you guy had an electronics class? Lucky bastards... I would make an A in that.

 

Also, the 60is and 80is are almost identical.

post #1027 of 5003

Alrighty, here are pictures of my newly put together, stained, lacquered, and grilled "oakies". This is as far as I am going to take the oak, unless I can't get my hands on some mahogany this weekend.

 

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post #1028 of 5003

They look fantastic!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!o2smile.gif

post #1029 of 5003
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Alrighty, here are pictures of my newly put together, stained, lacquered, and grilled "oakies". This is as far as I am going to take the oak, unless I can't get my hands on some mahogany this weekend.

 

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Absolutely stunning!  You deserve every praise!

post #1030 of 5003
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I haven't been on much lately.  I've recently decided that I need to make two designs.  The cups I have been experimenting with are wide, wide enough that the C-clamps latch onto them like a monkey gripping a banana.  To properly use the gimbals as gimbals, I need to make a larger wooden gimbal to replace the plastic.  This isn't difficult but it's a necessary accessory to the use of the shell size I like.

 

To use the existing gimbal, which may be more to some folks' liking, I have come up with a design change that makes the cup more in conformity with the traditional Grado fit.  I had to experiment with this extensively because it's so easy to end up with shells that are potato-chip thin.  I hate this!  There is no durability in a cup that has walls analogous to the plastic walls of the Prestige series.  The solution I've come up with uses three hole saws, one for the outer shell, one for the inner, and a third to cut a groove between them, to allow a tighter fit between the inner and outer cups while also remaining within the tight tolerances of the existing gimbal.  

 

Guys, I feel like I'm getting my butt kicked.  I'm getting fatter with each slice of humble pie.  Every time I think I'm done, I realize I'm not done.  There's another layer to this learning curve.  I just want the thing to be right.  Weather permitting, I promise to do better.

 

P.S.  I just got a lathe so big, I could put wheels on it and drive it into town.  I'll have more on than when I figure out how to use it without losing a finger.

post #1031 of 5003

I like them, good choice on the stain color. 

post #1032 of 5003
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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

Alrighty, here are pictures of my newly put together, stained, lacquered, and grilled "oakies". This is as far as I am going to take the oak, unless I can't get my hands on some mahogany this weekend.

 

IMGP2126.JPG

 

IMGP2131.JPG


I love the bottom picture.  It's like a boxer with his gloves hung up or an athlete with his Nikes waiting for the next battle.  The records behind it show this guy is an audiophile.  The use of the screwdriver to act as headphone holder, as it sits wedged between the LPs and the turntable above, just says, "Yeah, I built it."

 

Maybe that's the motto worth remembering.  "Yeah, I built it."

post #1033 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

I haven't been on much lately.  I've recently decided that I need to make two designs.  The cups I have been experimenting with are wide, wide enough that the C-clamps latch onto them like a monkey gripping a banana.  To properly use the gimbals as gimbals, I need to make a larger wooden gimbal to replace the plastic.  This isn't difficult but it's a necessary accessory to the use of the shell size I like.

 

To use the existing gimbal, which may be more to some folks' liking, I have come up with a design change that makes the cup more in conformity with the traditional Grado fit.  I had to experiment with this extensively because it's so easy to end up with shells that are potato-chip thin.  I hate this!  There is no durability in a cup that has walls analogous to the plastic walls of the Prestige series.  The solution I've come up with uses three hole saws, one for the outer shell, one for the inner, and a third to cut a groove between them, to allow a tighter fit between the inner and outer cups while also remaining within the tight tolerances of the existing gimbal.  

 

Guys, I feel like I'm getting my butt kicked.  I'm getting fatter with each slice of humble pie.  Every time I think I'm done, I realize I'm not done.  There's another layer to this learning curve.  I just want the thing to be right.  Weather permitting, I promise to do better.

 

P.S.  I just got a lathe so big, I could put wheels on it and drive it into town.  I'll have more on than when I figure out how to use it without losing a finger.


NICE. Wish I had the room for one.

post #1034 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

Maybe that's the motto worth remembering.  "Yeah, I built it."


I like it. biggrin.gif

post #1035 of 5003
Quote:


I love the bottom picture.  It's like a boxer with his gloves hung up or an athlete with his Nikes waiting for the next battle.  The records behind it show this guy is an audiophile.  The use of the screwdriver to act as headphone holder, as it sits wedged between the LPs and the turntable above, just says, "Yeah, I built it."

 

Maybe that's the motto worth remembering.  "Yeah, I built it."


Thanks guys. Was just going for a better shot than my last time and the records seemed to be a great backdrop. Also an excuse to get my DSLR out, its been neglected lately. I usually use spring clamps to hold my headphones (as seen in my earlier pics) but I don't have any suitable to clamp to the Expedit, so the screwdriver was called to duty.

 

Hopefully I can improve upon them on my next trial using proper wood and a more precise drill press, I want them to be more concentric. I am jealous of that lathe though Bila, I need to learn to use one. I am sure I could do wonderful things.

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