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I wanted to get to the magnet. biggrin.gif

 

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(black stuff is dynamat, I can't get it off)

 

BTW, My new sr60is have a different lettering on the back of the driver. My old pair's lettering (see above) is bigger, and my new pair has a bluish tint and smaller lettering. They sound identical, if I remember correctly (it's been almost half a year since my grados broke.)

 

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It's difficult to learn how to take a driver out without being shown how to do it. I understand how to do it now, but it's still very, very difficult. I absolutely destroyed my housing trying to get the driver out, but I was successful.


Edited by BobSaysHi - 12/18/10 at 10:24pm
post #497 of 5003
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I've got some more headphones coming.  When they get here, I'll make a video of the driver-removal process.


Edited by Bilavideo - 12/18/10 at 10:36pm
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I'm curious, how many drivers do you think you've wrecked in the course of your modding experiments?

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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

I've got some more headphones coming.  When they get here, I'll make a video of the driver-removal process.



Awesome. gs1000.gif

 

I am seriously looking forward to it.

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Was looking at the thread "Dr Strange Mod..." regarding the i-Grados and it looked like they might be a much less work-intensive candidate full a full mod that requries driver removal.

 

They are the same drivers right?

 

I guess harder to find used in the classifieds, but cheaper to buy new...

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I'm curious, how many drivers do you think you've wrecked in the course of your modding experiments?


At least half a dozen.

 

Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

Was looking at the thread "Dr Strange Mod..." regarding the i-Grados and it looked like they might be a much less work-intensive candidate full a full mod that requries driver removal.

 

They are the same drivers right?

 

I guess harder to find used in the classifieds, but cheaper to buy new...


On its website, Grado says the iGrado drivers are the same drivers as the SR60.  Modders probably don't choose them because they don't get the rest of the assembly (headbands, cushions, a decent gauge of wire) but if one were looking specifically for drivers, the iGrado would be a good deal because you get brand-new drivers rather than somebody's used SR60s.

post #502 of 5003

Bill, did you ever have a hack at some iGrados? From the photos on that thread it does look a lot easier to extract them from casing than SR60 driver, but it's a top-down view so might be deceptive.

 

As you say for a "total mod", if it's easier to extract as it looks, it wouldn't be a bad option. I still have plans to see if I can take a Grado driver and make a closed set of headphones. I have some ideas for what might work...

post #503 of 5003

Hey, Bill did you think,when you started this thread,34 pages ago,that you would have people all over the known universe,approaching their Grado's with a glint in their eye's and a craftknife behind their back.very_evil_smiley.gif.I expect that as i speak there is an alien ship's first officer,parked behind the moon,about to use a watchmakers screwdriver as you suggested.

Here's a piccy of my 80i's since listening to you and Nickchen.

Keep it up ....Snap on tools 534.jpg

post #504 of 5003

Wow, that is some gorgeous woodworking there.

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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

Bill, did you ever have a hack at some iGrados? From the photos on that thread it does look a lot easier to extract them from casing than SR60 driver, but it's a top-down view so might be deceptive.

 

As you say for a "total mod", if it's easier to extract as it looks, it wouldn't be a bad option. I still have plans to see if I can take a Grado driver and make a closed set of headphones. I have some ideas for what might work...


I've owned three pairs of iGrados.  The big thing with them is to take a jeweler's screwdriver and unlocked the plastic pieces holding the assembly together.  Otherwise, it's an exercise in frustration.  Once you unscrew the pieces, it's fairly easy to break it all down and extract the drivers, which sound great once you get them out of all that plastic.

 

Originally Posted by wallace View Post

Hey, Bill did you think,when you started this thread,34 pages ago,that you would have people all over the known universe,approaching their Grado's with a glint in their eye's and a craftknife behind their back.very_evil_smiley.gif.I expect that as i speak there is an alien ship's first officer,parked behind the moon,about to use a watchmakers screwdriver as you suggested.

Here's a piccy of my 80i's since listening to you and Nickchen.

Keep it up ....Snap on tools 534.jpg


I had no idea so many people would pick up the ball and run with it.  I knew that those with the coin would always use it to buy the best.  I just wanted those without it to be able to take the headphones they could afford and take them to the limit.  Your pics are a tremendous example of what happens when they do.  Your woodwork is just spectacular, as is that interconnect.  Well done, sir!  YOU are an inspiration!


Edited by Bilavideo - 12/20/10 at 11:04am
post #506 of 5003

a jmoney headband would do those some justice. love the wood cups.

 

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Hey, Bill did you think,when you started this thread,34 pages ago,that you would have people all over the known universe,approaching their Grado's with a glint in their eye's and a craftknife behind their back.very_evil_smiley.gif.I expect that as i speak there is an alien ship's first officer,parked behind the moon,about to use a watchmakers screwdriver as you suggested.

Here's a piccy of my 80i's since listening to you and Nickchen.

Keep it up ....Snap on tools 534.jpg

post #507 of 5003

The cups were some of the first made by Nickchen when he got his lathe,i expect his current work is even better,as long as his better half has not objected to him spending his spare time in the cellar.wink.gif.

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The cups were some of the first made by Nickchen when he got his lathe,i expect his current work is even better,as long as his better half has not objected to him spending his spare time in the cellar.wink.gif.


You expect quite right - there are the cups he recently did for me:

 

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post #509 of 5003

nice. im still waiting on a local guy to finish up some christmas furniture work knocked out. im probably going to just copy the rs1 or 2.

 

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Originally Posted by wallace View Post

The cups were some of the first made by Nickchen when he got his lathe,i expect his current work is even better,as long as his better half has not objected to him spending his spare time in the cellar.wink.gif.


You expect quite right - there are the cups he recently did for me:

 

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post #510 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I'm curious, how many drivers do you think you've wrecked in the course of your modding experiments?


Speaking of wrecked drivers, there's something cool about wrecking a driver.  Obviously, you can hear your wallet cry but once you get beyond that, you have the freedom to get your hands dirty and take another look at what you've just destroyed.

 

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This is the familiar backplate you see, the one we are always talking about damping with Blu Tack or some other substance.  In actuality, it's just this:

 

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It's just an ash tray for a magnet.  I've moved the magnet, which is held in the magnet plate by nothing more than magnetic force but that gap (which is supposed to be even all around) is where the bottom of the voice coil rests.  It's just large enough to allow the voice coil to slide in.

 

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The top of the magnet has a diameter just a little smaller than that of a penny.  The flip side of it has an even smaller diameter.

 

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So, if the magnet plate is about the size of a penny and the magnet inside it is just a little smaller, how much would it cost to get another magnet this size?

 

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The whole magnet is about 1/8" thick (2 pennies deep) and 5/8" in diameter.  I found two magnets online, at the same store, one for 90 cents and the other for $1.25.

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