i'm running out now to pick up some 28awg silver cables to test... bill's cups should be reaching me soon.. i don't have much time left to make the mono to stereo and balanced cables lol
Just want to point out that this is not true. There is no risk at all in using a DMM to measure the impedance of a driver (or any other delicate component for that matter). A DMM is pretty close to an ideal "infinite resistance" and so the current that flows (whether DC or AC) is negligable. Also, there is nothing wrong with subjecting a driver to DC resistance in general. It just wont do much apart from an initial transient spike.
2nd..... The DVOM is the best tool when diagnosing automotive ECM's, PCM's and such. These devices are way more delicate than a coil of wire in a headphone speaker. The minimal voltage will not short the wire or cause it to come loose from the mylar. I do recommend a good DVOM though.....
Morning Bill. Would it be too much to ask your opinions on these woods and what they will bring to the table?
The mail has come and I'm very excited. Thanks to the world of the internet - which lets us reach out and touch the far side of the planet - I've got wood piling up at my door. So far, this is what I've got:
East Indian Rosewood
This is what's coming:
White Limba a/k/a Korina
My wife may kill me, but at least I'll die with a smile on my face. In the meantime, I'm very pleased that the dremel has resolved the issue with the slip-on grooves. I had to stop what I was doing until I'd fixed that issue. Now, I'm ready to move forward. It rained last night and today but the skies are clear again - and I'm ready to sail!
I was under the impression all the wood Grado's used some form of Mahogany due to the fact it is readily avalible and easy to work with. That is what I would assume the HF driver housings are.
sml1226--make crazy shaped ones, get the essential areas right and then get creative, angles, dents, curvy indentations.....could be my meds kicking in but standard foam pads are just foam pads....can you color them somehow??
It's mahogany. That's the only wood Grado has ever used. They outsource the wooden shells to some other outfit. Regardless of what you see on the outer/secondary/rear shells, the inner shells are identical on the HF1, RS1, RS2, HF2, GS1000 and PS1000. It's all a simple, mahogany inner.