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post #3526 of 5003

Every Grado pad fits every Grado headphone. smile.gif

 

post #3527 of 5003

I think you need the FLAC version :D just kidding yeah all grados are the same size.
 

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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

i do have a question that most of you may know... does the ps1000 pads (g-cush) fit into the sr80i?... or sr225i?....

 

i read a forum where it sayed that i does, but from other specifications on both pads and sr80i it looks too big... i want your opinion and to know if anybody ever done the test....



 

post #3528 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Danthrax View Post

http://www.markertek.com/Cables/Bulk-Wire-Cable/Bulk-Audio-Cable/Mogami-Wire-Cable-Corp/W2534-00-A.xhtml?2534%20WH <-- Mogami is pretty nice. I generally put a plastic zip tie on the wire inside of the shell to give a little extra support to the wire.



Thanks.

 

The plastic zip is a good idea

post #3529 of 5003
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Have you checked any of the on-line woodworker supply stores to see what their bit supply looks like?  I'm sure the typical bits offered by Home Depot and Lowes may not have enough depth for proper cuts.  In any regard, keep us posted.  Take lots of pics to share.  I'm sure what you post will provoke some thoughts and inspiration for me ... leading me to get my router out of storage and start hacking at some wood for new cups, too.

 


I got a 1" straight Vermont American bit (slightly cheaper Bosch) that works pretty well. My ability to keep to the circle is the biggest problem right now, and the hole is barely too big now. The plastic shell slips in with little lopsided gaps around it as it is now: unsanded.

This first one is a failure really. I expected as much, so I'm not worried. Cutting Jatoba is really not as hard as I'd expected it to be. I'll be trying again on a better cut along the lines of my original intentions.

I'm still debating straight walls, the RS styled T shape, or the giant GS style (or maybe a smaller variant of that). The GS could be cut down if I don't like it I guess, but that's a lot of wasted wood.

Any recommendations are welcome.
post #3530 of 5003
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

i do have a question that most of you may know... does the ps1000 pads (g-cush) fit into the sr80i?... or sr225i?....

 

i read a forum where it sayed that i does, but from other specifications on both pads and sr80i it looks too big... i want your opinion and to know if anybody ever done the test....



 

yuuuup.
 

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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

looking to sell my im-590's and get some re0's.. I think i have a buddy that'll give me 50 bucks for them. They are some great sounding headphones just a bit too bassy for my likings. If any of you bass heads want to get them I'll give em to ya for 50. The highs and mids are great too, just a bit too much bump on the end, not bloat, just oomph, ya know?



 

post #3531 of 5003

It seems like you've make some good ground.  The information on the 1" bits seems intriguing - as they are available locally.  I guess the idea of keeping the material straight - as well as the router on track is to build a proper jig.  Building the jig will obviously take longer than cutting the actual cups for the headphones.  However, once such a task is done, you could get into pick up a little side money making cups for others.  Though, I've seem some bench-top drill presses in Craigslist in the range of $75, or so.  In my case, I'm just wondering if this might be a more solid approach - more along the lines of how Bilavideo does his flavor of the cups.  But, in my case, getting another toy ... er, tool into my garage might be a hard task to get passed my wife.  As it now stands, I literally have almost every tool imaginable at my disposition and tend to loan them out to neighbors more than using them myself.  I used to have a home repair business on the side and then finished 1,150 s.f. of my basement, so I needed all the tools to perform the proper framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and trim work.


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Originally Posted by wje View Post




Have you checked any of the on-line woodworker supply stores to see what their bit supply looks like?  I'm sure the typical bits offered by Home Depot and Lowes may not have enough depth for proper cuts.  In any regard, keep us posted.  Take lots of pics to share.  I'm sure what you post will provoke some thoughts and inspiration for me ... leading me to get my router out of storage and start hacking at some wood for new cups, too.

 




I got a 1" straight Vermont American bit (slightly cheaper Bosch) that works pretty well. My ability to keep to the circle is the biggest problem right now, and the hole is barely too big now. The plastic shell slips in with little lopsided gaps around it as it is now: unsanded.

 
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

It seems like you've make some good ground. The information on the 1" bits seems intriguing - as they are available locally. I guess the idea of keeping the material straight - as well as the router on track is to build a proper jig.

I got the bit at Menards. I was actually going to get a 1 1/4" bit, but they were out when I went to pick it up and start this up.

Sanding it round wouldn't be too hard. It's only slightly off now. A jig would simplify things, but seeing how I need a minimum of three cuts, I'd need something adjustable or multiple jigs.
post #3533 of 5003

James,

 

   I havent opened the Mini3 yet. Came with a battery already in it. I'll try to pop it open it in the A.M. and i'll let you know....


Edited by Majestic - 4/30/11 at 10:33pm
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Originally Posted by Danthrax View Post

I agree everyone's tastes are different sometimes in the middle of all of this we seem to forget that Grados aren't the only headphones. I'm just trying to bring us back to reality here :D Grados are good but there are a lot of complex genre's out there that don't mix as well with the Grados right out of the box. And purchasing $50 pads isn't always feasible especially when you can find other cans around the same price that do what you want out of the box. Don't try to sell someone a Grado that is looking for separation without saying that you probably need different earpads to achieve it. And again not everyone likes the Grado signature (not that I don't) it is very in your face with a different focus than many other cans, and I feel that Grados definitely should be demoed before they are purchased more so than a lot of other headphones. Grados are fun to mod, and change but for me they don't get much play time, on my PC I use my k240 Monitors 600ohm and on the go I generally use Monster Turbines. They just don't fit in that well.

 

I cannot fully agree, mine, the more mods they had the more flexible they got. Recabling and it was less in your face without loosing Grado clarity, different shells and soundstage improves, better balance throughout frequency response. It's mostly about how far will you go with modding rather than how much $$ you will put into them.

I too have auditioned akg 240 mkII monitors and even though they were more detailed and balanced back then, everything was veiled and somewhat lifeless. At the moment they wouldn't probably win. So it looks like unless you are not into classical you don't have to go jumbo style, other genres are OK even with QM comfies...

post #3535 of 5003

Has any one had contact with Bill in the last 2 weeks? I'm trying to resolve something via PM but have had no reply.

post #3536 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Majestic View Post

James,

 

   I havent opened the Mini3 yet. Came with a battery already in it. I'll try to pop it open it in the A.M. and i'll let you know....



thanks, if thast the case it proly has a no-brand battery like mine, it did hold charge for more hours when it was new.

 

Its a Lithium battery 250 mAh, i tried with a Li-ion battery 600mAh but the circuit cant take those

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Has any one had contact with Bill in the last 2 weeks? I'm trying to resolve something via PM but have had no reply.


I think he's been really busy, you can tell since he hasn't dropped by on here often lately. I also sent multiple PM's some time ago about something and he hasn't got around to them. But it's fine because I resolved the problem myself. tongue.gif

 

post #3538 of 5003

ok, so if any pads from any grado fits any grado headphone, why not everyone put ps1000 pads into their grado headphones?... i mean they are a way lot better....

post #3539 of 5003
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Has any one had contact with Bill in the last 2 weeks? I'm trying to resolve something via PM but have had no reply.


Not any personal contact.  However, he did pop in here a few days back and made a post.  Apparently, he jammed his leg up - tore some ligaments.  Please keep in mind, such an injury can be very painful - might require surgery and doctors tend not to prescribe opiate-based pain killers (due to issues with potential addiction).  Instead, they prescribe high doses of Ibuprofen - in my case, I was prescribed 2,400mg for each day.  The maximum one can take is 3,200mg.  High doses of Ibuprofen tend to make one sleepy; and, in my case, it really caused some vivid dreams the first few days I was on that high of dose.  I've since cut back to 800mg per day.

 

I'm sure we'll hear from Bill soon.  Let's give him some time.  I'm sure he's following the doctor's orders - and, in doing so, probably getting more rest.  wink.gif

 

post #3540 of 5003

Probably the final version of my carbon prototype. I've shorted them down a bit and gave 'em some sanding. With longer shells bass was slightly dominant and sometimes got carried away on bass heavy tracks. Now they are still well capable of electronica without loosing any clarity in mids and highs, everything in a nice balance, lowest bass preserved.

carbo2 002.jpg

 

Every here and there there are white marks, it's polishing paste I couldnt wash away after giving them final polish.

 

carbo2 004.jpg

 

No massive shells here, these are thin and stiff at the same time

 

carbo2 005.jpg

 

And that's how they compare to stock shells

 

carbo2 007.jpg

 

I'm now only looking for something that I could use as a laquer to give em more professional looks.

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