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post #1171 of 5003

I think I'm going to go ahead and proceed with a recable on my SR-80is.

 

I think i've narrowed it down to the following components

 

- Neutrik NYS231BG 3.5 Stereo Mini plug Cryo Treated

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- Mogami 2534 Neglex Cryo Treated 

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This is a quick paint image of how I'm planning on recabling the cans.

 

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Although this all sounds good in theory, I've got a couple of questions about this whole plan...

 

 

  1) Is the Mogami 2534 a good cable, maybe better or at least par with Grado stock (4 conductor) cable?
  2) What size of nylon sleeving should I buy to cover the wire between the plug and the Y-connector for a good tight fit (labelled "nylon sleeve #1" on above diagram)
  3) What size of nylon sleeving should I buy to cover the wire between each headphone driver and the Y-connector for a good tight fit (labelled "nylon sleeve #2" on above diagram)
  4) What size of shrink tube should I buy to cover the plug and wire (between Neutrik plug and wire) for a good tight fit (labelled "heatshrink #1" on above diagram)
  5) What size of shrink tube should I buy to cover the Y-Split for a good tight fit (labelled "heatshrink #2" on above diagram)
  6) Better yet, maybe a already-made-ready-to-use Y-Split cover...
  7) Anything else you would recommend, avoid, etc... ?
 
Maybe I should have posted this in the DIY section but I thought I'd ask the Grado crowd before gs1000.gif
 
 
post #1172 of 5003

I love those Neutrik mini-plugs. They're very solid, very nice to work with and so purdy. Just wanted to say that. biggrin.gif

 

Once you've had Neutrik, you never go back to cheap connectors.

post #1173 of 5003

Hello head-fi, as you might know Bill has been working on the new Grado wooden cups.

 

I have received some today from Bill, I will call them the BilaGrado SE-MS1000i's. Included were cocobolo distancers and cups. It is essentially Bill's take on the MS1000 mod. I have to say that I wasn't expecting much, once I got them and assembled them that idea drastically changed. Once the Cups and distancers were installed the soundstage and the bass opened up greatly while having the same Grado sound! More impressions are coming, right now I am listening to

Eskmo-We Got More and it sounds incredible on these headphones. Also when I listened to Gomez- Bring it On I noticed that the soundstage is massive and impressive, the best I have ever heard.

 

BilaGrado SE-Ms1000's:

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post #1174 of 5003

Bilavideo-

Have to ask, do you have a job?

What affords you the immense pleasure and time to take on all this tinkering?

Trust fund baby, married a doctor, insomniac?

Do tell. normal_smile%20.gif

post #1175 of 5003
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Originally Posted by ejs811 View Post

Bilavideo-

Have to ask, do you have a job?

What affords you the immense pleasure and time to take on all this tinkering?

Trust fund baby, married a doctor, insomniac?

Do tell. normal_smile%20.gif

 

Retired maybe?

post #1176 of 5003
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Originally Posted by ejs811 View Post

Bilavideo-

Have to ask, do you have a job?

What affords you the immense pleasure and time to take on all this tinkering?

Trust fund baby, married a doctor, insomniac?

Do tell. normal_smile%20.gif

 

All of the above? biggrin.gif And maybe an inspired modder to add to it...which is also to our benefit. 
 

post #1177 of 5003

He's a teacher.

post #1178 of 5003
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Originally Posted by BizFromQC View Post

Hey Chris, those really look nice.

 

Do you mind telling me (and commenting on the use of) the two different Y-Splits you are using? The one from the 325 and the one from the 60...

 

I'm also trying to find locking collars for the cup posts (attached to the headband) locally but without any luck... Anyone know where I can find some online that will ship to Canada of better yet, willing to sell me a couple :-)

 

Thanks,

Eric

 


 


Hey Now Eric,

 

The SR60 Y-split is adhesive shrink wrap and a simple hand tool, like needle nose pliers. When you heat the tubing up, press the gap between the right and left cords and easy peasy, there you have it a self made Y-split. The other one is from Qables, it snaps apart in half and snaps back on, even easier. 

 

Y-splitter 5mm black

 

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Finest kind,

Chris

post #1179 of 5003
Thread Starter 

 

Originally Posted by ejs811 View Post

Bilavideo-

Have to ask, do you have a job?

What affords you the immense pleasure and time to take on all this tinkering?

Trust fund baby, married a doctor, insomniac?

Do tell. normal_smile%20.gif


This is my solution to a midlife crisis.  It's cheaper than a boat and more fun than stamp collecting.  When I was a lawyer, I never had time to do anything fun.  Becoming a teacher gave me the gift of time.  This is how I stay out of trouble.  Not since skateboarding have I plunged into something with both feet.  Grado renewed my passion for headphones and now I'm getting into all kinds of things I never thought I'd care about, including wood.

post #1180 of 5003

What a great thread. I realy need a second set of grados to get the driver liberated, I was tempted when I made my aluminum cups but didn't want to ruin the only headphones I had. 

 

Here are the cups I made,

 

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I have walnut cups on now, can't wait to get home and try the puncture mod.

 

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post #1181 of 5003

Edd, I love how both those look. Any chance of getting more pictures of the Walnut cups? How did you go about finishing those?

 

I would love to do something like that with the aluminum cups. I absolutely love the way those look.

post #1182 of 5003
Thread Starter 

 

Originally Posted by edd9000 View Post

What a great thread. I realy need a second set of grados to get the driver liberated, I was tempted when I made my aluminum cups but didn't want to ruin the only headphones I had. 

 

Here are the cups I made,

 

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I have walnut cups on now, can't wait to get home and try the puncture mod.

 

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Gorgeous!

post #1183 of 5003
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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

Edd, I love how both those look. Any chance of getting more pictures of the Walnut cups? How did you go about finishing those?

 

I would love to do something like that with the aluminum cups. I absolutely love the way those look.



 I was hoping to take more pictures later, I only made the walnut cups yesterday. The finish CA super glue. I picked it up from pen turning, its pretty easy and results in a crazy shine, not some peoples taste but I like it.

post #1184 of 5003

How exactly did you use superglue to finish? I would like to know, I never heard of that before.

 

I acheived a fairly shiny finish with 4 layers of lacquer over Mahogany, but I feel superglue would be dangerous. Everytime I work with it, I lose fingerprints for several days, or glue plastic bits to my hands. It is one of my least favorite things to work with.

post #1185 of 5003



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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

How exactly did you use superglue to finish? I would like to know, I never heard of that before.

 

I acheived a fairly shiny finish with 4 layers of lacquer over Mahogany, but I feel superglue would be dangerous. Everytime I work with it, I lose fingerprints for several days, or glue plastic bits to my hands. It is one of my least favorite things to work with.


It is applied with the cup spinning on the lathe, using a few drops at a time on paper towl. To speed the process up I use a spray accelerator between layers. I then sand with 800 grit untill smooth, and buff on a buffer with white compound. I got more glue on my hands gluing the mesh in. Without the lathe I would probably just use spray lacquer.
 

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