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post #9136 of 19202

That's a really original build. I don't think I've seen them in an all wooden casing before. It looks great.

post #9137 of 19202

wow nice pics. definitely get something besides sharpie marker though wink.gif

post #9138 of 19202
I didn't use marker, it's painted. That was the only cheap alternative I had. But I still take suggestions.
post #9139 of 19202
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Originally Posted by oomi25 View Post

I didn't use marker, it's painted. That was the only cheap alternative I had. But I still take suggestions.

 

I would say if you wanted to take the time to remove the paint and etch it in with a template that you could probably make yourself and then cover the areas not etched and stain the parts etched a darker color? I have no idea how to work with woods so I'm not sure if this is feasible or not.

post #9140 of 19202

I actually like the paint. The font goes along with the wood an imparts more of a warm and inviting feel than a pure nameplate.

post #9141 of 19202

I'll bet there's some place that sells pre-made lettering for cheap. Google, here I come. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #9142 of 19202
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It looks awesome. and then.. permanent marker :C. get some engraved and then stained words for that thing! and iso cones. but it looks awesome congrats! How long did it take?

 

 

Took me about a month. Yes, I had alot of time to spend on that project :)
post #9143 of 19202

How about going to a local trophy shop and getting silver pates engraved that match the dials?  Shouldn't cost more than $30 for all three and would add a nice clean look...

post #9144 of 19202
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How about going to a local trophy shop and getting silver pates engraved that match the dials?  Shouldn't cost more than $30 for all three and would add a nice clean look...

 

Oh man, I never thought about using a trophy shop, but it's brilliant! I'll have to give it a try for my next build. Thanks for the idea. beerchug.gif

post #9145 of 19202

Or etch it in with a woodburning kit... though that's a skill that needs to be learned all its own. It'd look nice though. 

post #9146 of 19202


Haven't listened to one of these in a while... Looks like my Nakamichi BX-2 is still running strong after all these years! smily_headphones1.gif
post #9147 of 19202
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Really nice work. I would sand the lettering off and stain the wood with wood dye, and then varnish with wax. You could have a nice Rosewood or Mahogany colour to match yur LCD2's!

post #9148 of 19202
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This is a very enjoyable setup. I think I prefer Asus Xonar Essence One over Woo Audio WA6-SE and Grace Design m903 with the LCD-3s. More powah!

Nice!

Have you tried the xonar with HD 650?

post #9149 of 19202
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Oh man, I never thought about using a trophy shop, but it's brilliant! I'll have to give it a try for my next build. Thanks for the idea. beerchug.gif

Can't wait to see how it turns out!

post #9150 of 19202
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Nice!

Have you tried the xonar with HD 650?

 

Sure. I have tried it with LCD-2 r1, LCD-3, HD 600, HD 650, D7000, T1 and some others lower end cans, all of which I currently own. Here are some initial impressions of Asus Xonar Essence One. I've not yet started changing the opamps, but sure will. I feel the value of this product is really high, and find it weird that not more head-fiers have it or are talking about it. The biggest downside is that the volume knobs are cheap and there are imbalances on the lowest settings, but you can just turn down the volume in foobar and have a greater range with lower impedance and highly sensitive cans.

 

I'd say HD 650 and Essence One is a very good combo. HD 650 can be a bit too smooth, laidback and lacking in details, but with the stock Essence One it is more up front, controlled and detailed in my ears. I currently own Grace Design m903 and Woo Audio WA6-SE with a ton of tubes, and that's what I'm basing the statements on. It's hard to describe sound unless you have something to compare it with.

 

Here is a pdf file with a step by step tutorial for swapping the opamps, and also some opamp recommendations and sound descriptions.

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