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Don't forget about Rhakim and techheromod's for cups. Highly recommended as well.

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Jmoney doesnt make cups anymore. I'd consider Cabillas or Marty. It really depends on what your looking for Cabillas appears to be making very high quality wwod cups and Marty's stuff is more like works of art. As far as the sound goes I've been trying to get a discussion on that started in this thread. Check it out I have a write up on some 225's I just woodied with a comparison to my HF2's and a pair of MS Pro's that another headfier loaned me, and I just linked a Stereophile article of John Grado talking about wood. There is one post from a contibutor in this thread that has a pair of Cabillas cups and a post from another contributor of this thread that has some Marty cups. Marty himself has contributed also. So Cabillas if you would like to drop bt and give your 2 cents, please do.

 

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Hey guys, someone directed me to this forum to ask about how the jmoney wooden cups might affect the sound of my sr225i's. Can anyone help me out with some info about the sq change?

Kojaku


personally, I think they add a lot of oomph. that is the biggest effect they have on the overall sound sig, the lower end comes through a lot more impact without a doubt, to the point where I had to cover up some of the holes i had vented. However, this isn't where it stops. They bring forward this timbre feel to all instruments. The way i described it was.. before i got the wood I felt like i had music playing. with the wood, it was like I had instruments playing music. That is how great and realistic it makes things sound. Its a hard thing to describe, but it just feels right to me. I love the wooden cups.

 



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Quick question about punching holes, here is a picture of my RS2i driver... since the felt is 100% intact, does this mean that NO holes are punched?

 

one more question, would it make ANY difference to remove the clump of dampener on the magnet and replace it with dynamat?

 

yup, poke a hole or two and see what you think.

 

I don't think it would make a difference, but you could try if you wanted to.

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But yes I have a vision for my dream Grados, I take an SR-60, cable them with that exact cable everybody seems to give me complements for (sounds amazing by the way), RS-1 wood cups out of a darker wood, and I want red lettering on the cups in the Grado factory font that says "CHRIS HIMSELF" on the upper part, and then GRADO LABS on the bottom. I'm getting really giddy just thinking about them now... why can't I just have a dream car like anybody else...

 


I'm planning to do just the same thing in fact, just without the avatarname and just a simple THE PRESTIGE SERIES - GRADO LABS using a stencil which I intend to make from my previous plastic shells. Everything's been done so far other than for the wood cups, which should be coming along.. sometime rolleyes.gif

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He's selling them for a very reasonable price actually.

 

And beautiful cable, love the wood. Mind sharing how you made the plug?
 



 



 



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Cabillas, I don't know if you understand toilet humor, but I have a major erection right now.

 

Dammit I don't even want to ask how much those things cost, I had enough of a hard time doing my recable. I'd kill somebody for RS-1 cups to complete the transformation and say goodbye to my Grado upgradeitis.

 

Great job, thank you for what you're doing for the community!

 

Here is my recent SR-60 recable I've posted on other threads. I can make this cable to share with other people too if they're interested. 

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oh my goodness.

 

Is there anyone out there that can help me/recable my sr125i's in silver and add a adapter? I would be willing to pay someone for supplies and effort

 

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Adapter? Anyway PM sent. I'd love to help you out. I freakin love these things.

 

Be sure to get the woodies from Cabilla and let me know how you fared.

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GO BILL!!

 

We're gonna pitch in for a diamond drill bit for you and help you launch your own line of power tools:

 

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Adapter? Anyway PM sent. I'd love to help you out. I freakin love these things.

 

Be sure to get the woodies from Cabilla and let me know how you fared.


already have the cocobolo woodies from Bilavideo. maybe in the future, really want to pick up an LD1+. udac2, or Hifiman EFA2

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Originally Posted by markkr View Post

Quick question about punching holes, here is a picture of my RS2i driver... since the felt is 100% intact, does this mean that NO holes are punched?

 

one more question, would it make ANY difference to remove the clump of dampener on the magnet and replace it with dynamat?

 

IMG_1571.jpg

 

 

Edit: another shot of the felt in question. (sorry just dont want to ruin anything)

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Sorry for quoting pictures but I wanted to get your attention.

 

I would seriously think again about punching holes in the RS2 drivers. In the MS1000 thread Nickchen punched the drivers of his MS Pro and the results were awful (a big mid-fi mess is what he said). Perhaps the wooden Grados are not meant to be punched? I must say that the felt on your drivers is also much more transparent than the felt in my MS-1.

 

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its not too big of a challenge to cover up the holes if you hate what it does. Just something to keep in mind, its not 100% reversible, and you may not be happy with the results. I couldn't let good enough be though, and most other folks can't either.

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In regards to the Cabillas cups coming with mesh - by default, they do not.  However, it appears as if he's offering the option of it now.

 

I did find a craft mesh for modeling - which is a bit thicker than the aluminum screen that I originally purchased.  A 12" x 24" folded sheet costs about $4.75 at Michael's craft store.  It's in the modeling / clay aisle.  I bought some and painted mine black.  I'm quite happy with the results.

 

After re-working my burl cups from techheromods.com this past weekend (I revised the gimbals so they headphones fit better), I'm exstatic with the results.  Hopefully, I can get some pictures up soon.

 

The new job started this week, so I'm tossing in extra time to get caught up on things.  My wife communicated through my daughter on the phone last evening on my way home that "10 hour days were not cool".  Ugh!  I like to work, what can I say?

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The new job started this week, so I'm tossing in extra time to get caught up on things.  My wife communicated through my daughter on the phone last evening on my way home that "10 hour days were not cool".  Ugh!  I like to work, what can I say?


It's always tough at the outset of a new job... hang in there and don't overdo it.

 

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Thanks for the reply apatN.

 

I have been staring at these drivers for hours, and just cant seem to convince myself to punch holes in them... so I think I'll take your advice and leave them well enough alone. ( well...maybe just a recable biggrin.gif )
 

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Sorry for quoting pictures but I wanted to get your attention.

 

I would seriously think again about punching holes in the RS2 drivers. In the MS1000 thread Nickchen punched the drivers of his MS Pro and the results were awful (a big mid-fi mess is what he said). Perhaps the wooden Grados are not meant to be punched? I must say that the felt on your drivers is also much more transparent than the felt in my MS-1.

 



 

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Originally Posted by markkr View Post

Thanks for the reply apatN.

 

I have been staring at these drivers for hours, and just cant seem to convince myself to punch holes in them... so I think I'll take your advice and leave them well enough alone. ( well...maybe just a recable biggrin.gif )
 


Great move!  Fortunately, apatN was able to get the message through to you and I read the reply - otherwise, I was going to post the same thing.  If you want to work with adjusting the effects of opening the holes on a Grado / Alessandro driver, focus on the lower-level line for the mods.  Mods rarely ever result in increasing the value of a headphone when you sell it.  People tend to pay for stock - or, unless the mod has been proven to offer a significant improvement.  Even then, it's hard to get anything above market rate.

 

Given that the RS-2 already have 2 separate wires running to each contact on the driver, it's in line with what Grado is offering on the SR-225i and up models.  Your cable upgrade idea could also be hit or miss.  I've worked with some cable before and Techflex - the cable just felt like a snake laying on my lap when I was listening to the headphones as opposed to the regular rubber coated cable that Grado / Alessandro offers.  Then again, if the cable mod was something that you were not happy with, it would real easy to reverse the mod and return to the stock cable if you didn't like the characteristics that were provided.

 

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Thanks again guys.

 

So am I safe to punch holes in my 325is?

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Originally Posted by wje View Post




Great move!  Fortunately, apatN was able to get the message through to you and I read the reply - otherwise, I was going to post the same thing.  If you want to work with adjusting the effects of opening the holes on a Grado / Alessandro driver, focus on the lower-level line for the mods.  Mods rarely ever result in increasing the value of a headphone when you sell it.  People tend to pay for stock - or, unless the mod has been proven to offer a significant improvement.  Even then, it's hard to get anything above market rate.

 

Given that the RS-2 already have 2 separate wires running to each contact on the driver, it's in line with what Grado is offering on the SR-225i and up models.  Your cable upgrade idea could also be hit or miss.  I've worked with some cable before and Techflex - the cable just felt like a snake laying on my lap when I was listening to the headphones as opposed to the regular rubber coated cable that Grado / Alessandro offers.  Then again, if the cable mod was something that you were not happy with, it would real easy to reverse the mod and return to the stock cable if you didn't like the characteristics that were provided.

 


I agree, as long as you aren't doing it to make your phones more portable, there's really no reason to mess with a 125i and up cable unless you go silver.
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