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Watch the for sale forums regularly, that's how I got mine.
 

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So does no one else other than jmoney make the headband? Would I be forced to make my own?

Kojaku


 

post #4757 of 5003
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Originally Posted by BossBorot View Post

also the drivers on the 225 are binned to 0.05dB where as the drivers on the 125 are 0.1dB

 

If you are only going for drivers and something to mount them to the alessandro ms1 and the 225i represent the best cost to driver quality in my opinion depending on what you want.


I'm still not quite convinced that the MS1 drivers are quite on par with the 225i.  Marty has essentially said the same thing in an earlier post.

 

By the way, if anyone wants to see Marty's work on the big screen, head to Audiogon.com and look for the SR-325 "Customs".  He's posted a pair of SR-325i that he completely modified for sale with the brass and wood gimbals.  He's posting under: Martin Custom Audio over there.

 

Linked for convenience: http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrfull&1314030556&/Grado-325i-Goldie-Custom-325i'

 


Edited by wje - 6/25/11 at 3:45pm
post #4758 of 5003

Marty is really pushing the envelope here with this #002. This is not modding anymore. It's... art, man! They really look wonderful.

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

4 would be enough, unless you want to keep the same pattern. Honestly I dont see the point in changing to silver but silver cables do look awesome. you would need at least 4 and braid them or hold them into a nylon sleeve or such. as for the tips, I  buy mines in Markertek, good prices and they ship promptly.

 

btw that cable is 29 awg and the grado is 26 I believe? that same seller has a 26 agw in same silver.


Thanks for the input. When I get around to it I'll order some. It doesn't hurt to experiment with something to see if I can improve or change the sound for the better. 

 

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Thanks for the input. When I get around to it I'll order some. It doesn't hurt to experiment with something to see if I can improve or change the sound for the better. 

 


true that. I'm tempted as well, and I know I'll try some of those very same cables in a future. they do look nice in photos, Keat used those, there are some photos of his headphones waaay back in the thread

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I've search, but not located... 

 

has anybody successfully disassembled the "Y" split in the stock Grado cable? I think if I could just fix the annoying twist of the 225i cable... I would be happy with it.

 

Thanks

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I've search, but not located... 

 

has anybody successfully disassembled the "Y" split in the stock Grado cable? I think if I could just fix the annoying twist of the 225i cable... I would be happy with it.

 

Thanks



that is pure plastic or ribber, I manages to cut it but it came out destroyed. what is wrong with your cable? does it have a false contact or is it only the cable sleeve?

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The "Y" is just annoying, always sits funny.

 

It would be nice to get it out of there, just put a piece of heat shrink and clean up the cable a bit (also might make it lighter)   /shrug

 

Heavily considering purchasing a Grado extension cable and using that as a replacement cable. 


Edited by markkr - 6/25/11 at 6:47pm
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can you solder? I did this to my SR80 cable

 

cut it off at the Y split, and detach the cable from the drivers, then cut the cable sleeve at some point and got 2 cables out to each side. reinforced the new Y split with heatshrink and solder the new Left and Right cables at the drivers. I used nylon sleeve on the whole cable and it has memory character. if that annoys you, you could strip the whole cable and use nylon multifilament sleeve, or cotton, But i dont know where to get cotton sleeve.

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

can you solder? I did this to my SR80 cable

 

cut it off at the Y split, and detach the cable from the drivers, then cut the cable sleeve at some point and got 2 cables out to each side. reinforced the new Y split with heatshrink and solder the new Left and Right cables at the drivers. I used nylon sleeve on the whole cable and it has memory character. if that annoys you, you could strip the whole cable and use nylon multifilament sleeve, or cotton, But i dont know where to get cotton sleeve.


I was also wondering about what to do with the Y-split as it's quite unnecessarily large in size (IMO). What you did sounds like a good idea and I shall try that too, I've wanted to shorten the cable anyway. As for cotton sleeves, somebody used shoelaces that came out pretty nice look didn't they?

 

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I haven't bothered to check shipping rates yet, but you can get cotton tubing from partsconnexion.com
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Another vote for Marty here. Just got some of his cups today. Awesome work! The wood is called Figured Asian. It has an absolutely beautiful pattern and sheen in person. I tried to capture it best I could in the pictures.

 

photo 1.JPG

photo 2.JPG

 

edit: can't believe I missed the "t" in MarTy!! Thanks for the catch Nightslayer


Edited by pbandstefanwich - 6/25/11 at 9:27pm
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I was also wondering about what to do with the Y-split as it's quite unnecessarily large in size (IMO). What you did sounds like a good idea and I shall try that too, I've wanted to shorten the cable anyway. As for cotton sleeves, somebody used shoelaces that came out pretty nice look didn't they?

 

 

yes but is a PITA Ive tried. get the cables inside the lace is hard. dunno if cotton sleeve would be easier tho, nylon sleeve can expand so its pretty easy.
 

 

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yes but is a PITA Ive tried. get the cables inside the lace is hard. dunno if cotton sleeve would be easier tho, nylon sleeve can expand so its pretty easy.
 

 

What I did was tape all the connectors together at the end I was pushing it through so it was essentially pushing one big cable instead of four through.. the cable went through like a breeze. I doubt getting nylon multifilament on it would be easier; the nylon expandable you're thinking about is techflex most probably, and THAT is a pain to work with, what with it melting under heat and not sticking to anything but hotglue (it came out of my cable tie, gah.) and being microphonic.
 

@pbstefanwich: Who might this "mary" be, pray tell? biggrin.gif Also, I love the look of the wood, though personally I'd go for shorter shells. (:

 


Edited by Nightslayer - 6/25/11 at 9:09pm
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I haven't bothered to check shipping rates yet, but you can get cotton tubing from partsconnexion.com


yes I found it, thanks for the tip

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/heatshrink_tubing_cotton.html

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