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post #1651 of 5003

Eclein, whats going on brother?? Glad to hear your on the mend! Drop me a line when you get a chance?

 

Bill!

post #1652 of 5003

Not sure where in NJ you are, but I understand there are a few around.

 

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?78459-Best-place-to-get-wood-in-nj-or-mail-order

 

last posting in this thread any use - http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?96295-Wood-In-New-Jersey

 

post #1653 of 5003

Thanks for posting that. I will have to keep looking into it. Nothing that is really too close. I go to Philly a lot to visit my girlfriend so some of these places aren't too far out of the way, but going any more than a half hour is really getting crazy for me. The other problem is most of the places aren't open during my traveling hours, only times when I would be working.

post #1654 of 5003

Of course Bill has been busy working on refining the shells and has sent mine today so I should have by whenever I get home...I'm so pumped for this upgrade to my 60's.

The 125's I was given that I did the eclein chamber deal on have been excellent friends of mine during my hospital stay. Very pleased with them and they are now golden

and no further changes will be made (yea right Ed!!).

 I'm back home soon and thank you all  for the kind wishes....lets keep these upgrades going folks, we are getting such nice results, some stunningly good looking cans and sound that

is no match for our other friends who are stuck with what they bought..we play, we play more, we love music!!!!!

Watch out!!!!darthsmile.gif

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Are you talking about with or without the thick sheath it comes in.  My recommendation - which I stole fair and square from Purrin (truly intelligent guy that he is) - is to remove the outer sheath and just resheath it all in something softer and more svelt.  HGA, which now charges double for its wire, sells such sheaths for a few dollars.
 


With and without. The outer jacket is most often simple pvc tubing and the inner wires are stiff, too.

 

I actually do that with Mogami starquad wire. I take off the outer jacket and sheathe it in 3/16 nylon. The flexibility depends on how much nylon you use. I like to use slightly more nylon, about an inch or so.

post #1656 of 5003

I found some cheap good looking hollow laces (60 inches, Black and Brown braid) that are going to look nice with my HP, 25' of CAT5e cable and some heatshrink. All I need now is a couple of plugs and some free time and I can give it a try (4 conductors vs. 8 conductors).

 

On using the 8 conductors, do people just use 2+2 on each side (2 for signal + 2 for ground on left and 2 for signal + 2 for ground on right). Would there be any advantages to split the conductors differently (i.e 3 for signal and 1 for ground on each side)? Would this cause some sort of imbalance or other problems, etc...?

post #1657 of 5003

I feel like I am shouting in the desert when it comes to cables in this thread. redface.gif

post #1658 of 5003

Don't worry apatN. I have steered clear of CAT cable and am going to order some Mogami Mini Quad this week for my recable. Just can't justify the silver on my 60's, which I have already pumped at least what they are worth into (wood for cups, tools for cutting wood, finishing supplies, 2 pairs of Sennheiser pads, and a pair of bowls).

 

I am starting to feel that I should upgrade eventually. However other things have taken priority (Little Dot 1+, Spin Clean Record Cleaner, Musical Fidelity V-LPS).

post #1659 of 5003

Great. I think most head-fiers, myself included, will recommend you to upgrade sources and amps first. Cables, if you are a believer, are kept for last for getting the maximum out of your pair of phones. In your case I would really get another amp first.

 

A good solid state amplifier should power all headphones properly. OTL tube amps have some issues with lower impedance headphones, like Grados, for example. I never really liked what the Little Dot MKIV SE did with my pair of MS-1.

post #1660 of 5003

Hey, we get what you're saying but it's all in the name of experimenting. I'm down about 10$ in this experiment, what's 10$ in this hobby really :-)
 

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I feel like I am shouting in the desert when it comes to cables in this thread. redface.gif

post #1661 of 5003

I was going to build myself a clone of the RA-1 but someone (in another thread) mentionned that the A47 (http://benfeist.com/a47/) might be better suited for my Grados. Do you have experience with these two amps? From looking at both online, it seems the A47 is a bit more involved with a regulated power supply section and that might be a little more than I can handle for my first DIY project.

 

 

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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Great. I think most head-fiers, myself included, will recommend you to upgrade sources and amps first. Cables, if you are a believer, are kept for last for getting the maximum out of your pair of phones. In your case I would really get another amp first.

 

A good solid state amplifier should power all headphones properly. OTL tube amps have some issues with lower impedance headphones, like Grados, for example. I never really liked what the Little Dot MKIV SE did with my pair of MS-1.

post #1662 of 5003

Cables are my next step......

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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Great. I think most head-fiers, myself included, will recommend you to upgrade sources and amps first. Cables, if you are a believer, are kept for last for getting the maximum out of your pair of phones. In your case I would really get another amp first. 

 

My main reason for doing cables first is to give me a more comfortable cable length and dedicated 1/4" plug. Plus, I like making my own cables, its simple and satisfying. After that, the amp is most important in my mind because my other sources aren't that bad right now and my Indeed is super noisy with everything. Down the road (after the Phono Stage) the next upgrade will be a DAC of some sort (then likely a better player).

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Oooh, that looks like it could be a winner. I may have to try to build one, and it seems quite simple and fairly cheap. The only thing it looks like could be changed would be possibly a better quality volume pot.

 

As far as the power supply: I've done no audio DIY products before, but I have done other circuit projects, and I'm not exactly the most talented solderer, but i've still managed to knock out supply circuits like that in half an hour. If i'm building one for an enclosure I find the layout is much simpler if I wire the power supply on its own perf board, and connect it to the main board with a few 22ga wires.
 

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Originally Posted by BizFromQC View Post

I was going to build myself a clone of the RA-1 but someone (in another thread) mentionned that the A47 (http://benfeist.com/a47/) might be better suited for my Grados. Do you have experience with these two amps? From looking at both online, it seems the A47 is a bit more involved with a regulated power supply section and that might be a little more than I can handle for my first DIY project.

 

 

post #1665 of 5003

I like the sound of a seperate board for the PSU. Mine wouldn't have to be portable and would stay on my desk. I would hope to build a nice wooden case for it so space is not an issue. All I need now is to source the parts here in Canada and hopefully avoid crazy shipping charges from US.
 

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Oooh, that looks like it could be a winner. I may have to try to build one, and it seems quite simple and fairly cheap. The only thing it looks like could be changed would be possibly a better quality volume pot.

 

As far as the power supply: I've done no audio DIY products before, but I have done other circuit projects, and I'm not exactly the most talented solderer, but i've still managed to knock out supply circuits like that in half an hour. If i'm building one for an enclosure I find the layout is much simpler if I wire the power supply on its own perf board, and connect it to the main board with a few 22ga wires.
 


 
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