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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

you always seem to be popping out clever solutions for mods, are you constantly thinking abour grado mods? sorry to ask, it just seems like it.

Also, how come you are a Head.Supremus and not a contributor? blink.gif

 

I've never had any preoccupation seize my waking thoughts quite like this.  I am constantly bombarded with ideas I feel compelled to explore.  The problem is time: there's never enough of it.  I feel like Kiefer Sutherland in an episode of 24.  It's always a race against the clock.  

 

As for why I'm a "supremus" and not a "contributor," they give you "supremus" once you hit 1,000 posts.  I have no idea how you end up a "contributor."

 
Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

Bill, are you drilling with the c clamp in place or marking the wood then drilling? If in place, do you worry about the bits opening up the c clamp "pilot" holes over time, which might lead to the holes being out of position? The plastic being sort of soft and all...

 

I'm drilling with the C clamp in place but I'm using the smaller bits to establish location points.  When I got back over them with the larger bit, I set the template to the side and let the smaller drill holes serve as my guide.
 

 


Edited by Bilavideo - 4/1/11 at 9:17pm
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

you always seem to be popping out clever solutions for mods, are you constantly thinking abour grado mods? sorry to ask, it just seems like it.

Also, how come you are a Head.Supremus and not a contributor? blink.gif


Contributors are those that donate to Head-Fi. Unless you do, you can't be a contributor, even if you have 10,000 posts.

And I think of new things constantly when I'm here, almost no other times though. My problem is money, and time.

Latest idea, a wooden iGrado, while maintaining the "Street" look. (no plastic anywhere other than the driver itself in the end)
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

you always seem to be popping out clever solutions for mods, are you constantly thinking abour grado mods? sorry to ask, it just seems like it.

Also, how come you are a Head.Supremus and not a contributor? blink.gif




Contributors are those that donate to Head-Fi. Unless you do, you can't be a contributor, even if you have 10,000 posts.

And I think of new things constantly when I'm here, almost no other times though. My problem is money, and time.

Latest idea, a wooden iGrado, while maintaining the "Street" look. (no plastic anywhere other than the driver itself in the end)


I had no idea about "contributors" i thought the tille mean "to contribute with info or tech stiff" not money... 

 

wooden headband too?

 

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No, metal headband. I gutted some old Sony's and the band is the size of the Grados, but has notches in the end instead of holes. Seems more possible to use it for a back band than a vertical band into rod blocks.

But a wooden headband would be interesting if I could figure that out...
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I am thinking about modding the grill (grado's have a button there).I have a stock alessandro/grado plastic shell and plastic grill. Does no grill sound better than a plastic grill?

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We all know that a luthier is a maker of stringed instruments.  What would be the proper term for someone like Bilavideo who performs these headphone modifications with such precision?     confused.gif

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The storm is over.  We lost power.  Some planes got overturned.  Trees were felled.  And I lost a chunk of my fence.  My wife freaked out, with crying and praying and telephonic last wishes but today the sun is out and we are cutting, drilling and mailing.  What doesn't kill you . . . . 


You went through that storm too? I was on I4 when it hit
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They stopped the lion king show at Disney and freaked everyone out by saying there were 40+ mph winds outside. Wasn't as scary inside but going back to the rental we saw a ton of damage throughout Orlando.
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Yeah the winds were terrifyingly bad, a tree in the street behind ours got completely torn from the ground. On I4 visibility was poor to say the least. The storm did gave me an excuse to skip my classes, though :P
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tdn135- Grill em up my new Grado modding madman!!!!  Thats has a nice ring...anyway Biill we need some shellin!!!!! I'm getting rusty and need something to play with...

 Big Bill--I don't know if you've posted anything about this but I still have not received my headband, time to get your buddy to get these done....I can't go any further into the mod I'm starting as it requires the headband be in place sooner than later...he's given you dates and then weeks and still nothing...lightem--UP!!!!  Big BILL!!!!

 

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I am thinking about modding the grill (grado's have a button there).I have a stock alessandro/grado plastic shell and plastic grill. Does no grill sound better than a plastic grill?


 

 

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Yeah the winds were terrifyingly bad, a tree in the street behind ours got completely torn from the ground. On I4 visibility was poor to say the least. The storm did gave me an excuse to skip my classes, though :P

I went to full sail a few years ago and I wanted to drive by while we were in town. It took forever to get there with all the rain. You could barely see i4 when some of the rain was coming down.
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What headband's on the top pic here? Looks similar to what I've asked Big Bill to get me, only I want mine really wide to deal with weight. Black with grey seam to match aluminium cups wink.gif
 

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Originally Posted by tdn135 View Post

I am thinking about modding the grill (grado's have a button there).I have a stock alessandro/grado plastic shell and plastic grill. Does no grill sound better than a plastic grill?


The grill adds nothing good to the sound.  If we were dealing with paper-cone drivers, they might add some protection against perforation but since the back is nothing but hard parts, the grill is just a cosmetic thing.  As such, it's terrific, as long as it doesn't become a source of resonance.  Plastic grills suck because plastic needs thickness for durability.  They're less open than metal.

 

Originally Posted by wje View Post

We all know that a luthier is a maker of stringed instruments.  What would be the proper term for someone like Bilavideo who performs these headphone modifications with such precision?     confused.gif


"Nutcase" works for me.

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 Big Bill--I don't know if you've posted anything about this but I still have not received my headband, time to get your buddy to get these done....I can't go any further into the mod I'm starting as it requires the headband be in place sooner than later...he's given you dates and then weeks and still nothing...lightem--UP!!!!  Big BILL!!!!

 



It has been waiting at the leather shop for me to pick up for over a week now Ed. I haven't had the opportunity to pick it up yet but I hope to on Monday. I'll be sure to drop you a line once I've shipped it.

 

Bill.

 

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I managed to get to a store to audition SR-125's from a Jolida CD player (which I love). I think  my modded 60's walked all over them in everything except maybe the high end. I do agree with what others have said about the 125's having a brighter top end. They also had a pair of Stax SR404's but no Energizer so I couldn't listen. Apparently I missed an RS1 they had for audition by about a week too. I did get to listen to pairs of Totem floorstanders and Dali standmounts through an all Naim front end. I was a little sad that the difference between this system and mine wasn't tiny. I have always held out hope that it wouldn't sound that much better, but it did. My wallets going to be hurting in a few years.....


 

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Hey guys, I'm relatively new to HeadFi, but I've been gradually improving my headphones/rig for a year or two now.  I'm picking up some new SR-325is's and thus leaves my "old" SR-60i's open to be out of commission for a while if need be.  I have access to a lathe and drill press, and I'm sure I could pick up some really cool wood to attempt to make some woodied Grados. I've done quite a bit of reading around regarding people who make their own woodies or old kits that people used to use (MS1000 kit?) and my concern is the dimensions of the new wood cups.

 

I know some people reference "distancer pieces" if you want your cans to sound decent with the big G-Cushions  (something I'd like to shoot for, if I'm gonna go through the bother of making custom cups).  I can't figure out if this is some kind of spacer between the driver and the pads themselves (effectively putting the driver up more into the middle of the air chamber instead of at the bottom), or this is meant to extend the "flute" of the cup, so-to-speak (increase distance from the driver to the grills).  

 

So, here's my question: When designing new wood cups, I know I can get some dimensions from my current cans, but is there some sort of rule of thumb for how the sound will be influenced when a specific length is increased/decreased?  For instance: longer/shorter total air chamber, wider/narrower chamber, thicker/thinner walls of the cups (I know somewhere around like pg 15 the guy said those super thick cups were very bass heavy I think), effect of "lip" at the top of the cups - and then perhaps how thick/thin that might be.  I understand that it might be hard to get any real concrete answers to how those dimensions change the sound, just because someone would presumably have to audition several woodied Grados with the different treatments to compare.  Even some rough advice.. Should I shoot more for a RS-1i, RS-2i, GS-1000 shape? Fatter than GS-1000?  Since I'll have to drive out to my uncle's place to use the lathe, I might end up getting the specs/wood for a couple different shapes and just have an extra set to try out :D

 

Also if I am able to create all the right shapes/lips/etc with one solid piece of wood vs the 2-cup style that Grado uses - would that be preferable? I'm not really sold on the idea yet just because Any thoughts/experiences that you guys have would be great tho.

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