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post #196 of 5003

Thanks for all the great info Bilavideo. Punching holes in the fabric behind the driver on my SR-325is put the finishing touch on my mods. I went with 4 holes.

post #197 of 5003
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Originally Posted by nathanv View Post

amazing stufff keep posting billavideo

 

Thanks, man.  I've been away for a few days but I'm going to show you the latest in a project I'm completing.
 

Originally Posted by Joelby View Post

Thanks for all the great info Bilavideo. Punching holes in the fabric behind the driver on my SR-325is put the finishing touch on my mods. I went with 4 holes.

 

That's cool!  I love it when somebody comes back and confirms that the venting mod really works.

 

UPDATE - I started making grills.  I hadn't done this before and was looking for just the right mesh when I ended up using the screen off of one of my windows (I'm in trouble again).

MakingGrills2.jpg

 

My first attempts involved the use of the drill press, which made perfect circles.  The problem was that it also created a hole in the center from the drill bit, which leads out ahead of the hole saw.  This, I suspect, has some connection to Grado's original idea of covering the center with a button.  Why else would anybody put an obstruction in the center of a vent?

 

MakingGrills4.jpg

 

Using decent scissors, I was surprised at how easily the metal grill yielded to cutting by hand.

 

MakingGrills1.jpg

 

I used the center cut-outs from making the shells as molds.  This allowed me to give structure to the screen and give it more body.  Instead of being pasted flat against some flat outer disk, these fit nicely within the shells as they are.  I like the shape.  It's not as bulbous as some I have seen, but it gives the screen a nice body to it.

 

MakingGrills3.jpg

 

With this approach, the screens make a sharp fit to the shells, and without the need of a top-layer desk to hold them in.

 

Grills7.jpg

 

Grills6.jpg

 

In this picture, you can see the additional work I need to do to fix up the shells and spruce up the wiring, but that's fine.  I'll get there.  In the meantime, I've got grills I really like.

 

Grills5.jpg

 

Grills4.jpg

 

Grills2.jpg

 

Grills1.jpg


Edited by Bilavideo - 9/18/10 at 11:07am
post #198 of 5003

Damn, I must admit that's quite an idea in respect of alternative mesh design...
 

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MakingGrills3.jpg

 


post #199 of 5003

Hi Bill, beautiful work, I like the candy enclosure very much. Check your PM, Bill.

 

Have a great weekend !

 

post #200 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

Grills5.jpg

 


Impressive. Are you planning on getting more silver cable for those beauties up there? 

post #201 of 5003
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I modded these for a (very patient) friend who said he didn't want the silver wire, since the 225i comes with the four-connector cable, but on my other projects I'm going to make silver a mainstay.  I can't convince everybody that this is good stuff but I just love it.  I feel like I've walked into a debate between silver fanatics and silver skeptics, with the fanatics giving testimonials over the benefit of their $500 cables and the skeptics laughing at $500 wire.  For $50, I made my own four-braid 99.99% silver cable and it was the best $50 I ever spent.  If it cost me $500, I'd choke and sputter, too, but what's $50 in this hobby?

post #202 of 5003

It's...It's beautiful!!

post #203 of 5003

By gaw those are pretty. They've gone beyond the 'mod' look and are now looking like products you might sell. Sure they're a bit rough around the edges, but it adds to the rustic charm.

 

Dammit, I need some Grados.

post #204 of 5003

I just removed the cloths from the front of the drivers, vented the drivers, and placed non-drying clay all over

the chambers to help with resonant problems... on my SR-80--and i'm AMAZED. I'm listening to Radiohead's

Kid-A right now... bass is amazingly more open, there's more soundstage, and its so much more intimiate.

I looooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #205 of 5003

i just finished reading through this entire thread and i have to say this is amazing work... the progression of your projects, leading up to the most recent 'candied' wood versions + custom mesh grills is incredible.

 

great stuff in this thread, subscribing. keep up the amazing work!

post #206 of 5003

You're totally insane! I love it. When I saw that screen actually still in the window with a big rectangle cut out of it I almost lost it. Lmao! They look great and they're coming along nicely. :)

post #207 of 5003

I can't help but give my own SR60s a dirty look after seeing this. 

 

Really nice!


post #208 of 5003
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Thanks, everybody!

post #209 of 5003

I just killed a driver on my 80i,unsoldered the wires to the driver to install Jaben metal  ps1000 cups resoldered the wires no sound on one driver.

post #210 of 5003
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