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post #10216 of 18558
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

 

 

i thought you were referring to that particular one at 9 bucks! i can't afford fifty dollars atm. oh well 

 

$50 is not cheap but for a handmade wood stand, with good materials and craftmanship, it seems pretty reasonable. and it will last a lifetime i would think

post #10217 of 18558


Necklace/Jewelry stands work fine as well. $25ish on eBay, lots of colors.
post #10218 of 18558


Same type of stand. My wife's "fashion cans". These are felt covered.
post #10219 of 18558
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Same type of stand. My wife's "fashion cans". These are felt covered.

 

ahaha. that's awesome. so very womanly, in a good way. i've tried to encourage my old lady to get into this recently with a present of some custom SR60 woodys that were nicely recorded...  time will tell.. i can hope

post #10220 of 18558
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post

ahaha. that's awesome. so very womanly, in a good way. i've tried to encourage my old lady to get into this recently with a present of some custom SR60 woodys that were nicely recorded...  time will tell.. i can hope

That's a nice present I'd say!
post #10221 of 18558

the modder did a great job, here's some pics

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685764/grado-sr60-wood-cups-and-recabled

 

i auditioned briefly, good clarity but light on bass (none of the driver holes were poked yet)


Edited by austonia - 11/2/13 at 7:46am
post #10222 of 18558
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


Same type of stand. My wife's "fashion cans". These are felt covered.

 

 

You're among friends here.  No need to fib us to let us know that these are your wife's headphones.   Please feel free to be open an honest among us.  :D

 

In all seriousness, the work looks excellent.  I'm sure she loves them.

post #10223 of 18558
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

 

$50 is not cheap but for a handmade wood stand, with good materials and craftmanship, it seems pretty reasonable. and it will last a lifetime i would think

yeah. i wasn't disagreeing with that sentiment 

post #10224 of 18558
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You're among friends here.  No need to fib us to let us know that these are your wife's headphones.   Please feel free to be open an honest among us.  biggrin.gif

Very good! Free therapy at Head-Fi works for me.

Speaking of therapy, I like your picture. Small Change, Blue Valentine, and Rain Dogs have been desert island albums for me for years.

Staying on topic, Tom sounds real on Grados.
post #10225 of 18558
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This was originally posted in the Mad Ear+ Purist appreciation thread, in response to my impressions of the Ear+HD:

 

No, I'm still waiting for the tube to arrive.

Haven't really had the time to listen lately, but the last time that I did the tube was really acting up, lots of crackling through the left driver. It's hard to give any impressions as of now, but I can say one thing is for sure, I listened to the MAD/RS1/Meridian dac, with optical out and MBP, and I had no crackling what so ever, it was dead silent, so I really hope that the tube is the issue. This issue seems to occur when I'm using the Modi/USB port. but did also occur without it plugged into the MAD. Another thing that I definitely noticed when I listened through the Adcom GFP-710/Meridian/MBP, is that the Adcom was dead silent with a much faster, tighter, impactful bass, and a very black background, where as the MAD is definitely less punchy (as far as now), but is musically warmer with a more of a 3-D effect and wider sound-stage. They both sound very different, but I really don't have many hrs on the MAD, but I am hoping that the bass does get tighter than it is, but right now I must first eliminate the problem I am having with the MAD. It does sound beautiful from what I've heard when there is no trouble with it, but I must say at this point I'm not exactly thrilled with this issue. I'm starting to think it may be the Modi with the USB giving me the issue. I was thinking of selling the Magni/Modi, so I can purchase the Bitfrost because of the optical out. My Meridian is next to my couch, and it is not part of my desktop setup, so I don't want to transfer it back and forth. 

Does anybody use the MAD with a MBP/PC and dac with a USB and find that they get interference with this setup? Only asking because like I said, I had no trouble at all with the optical out from the Meridian, so I'm a bit confused with what is going on. Also don't forget, I had this distortion/crackling with no source to the input of the MAD, so I don't know where the issue is. I feel like I'm all over the place with this, but need to start with the new tube, so I'm waiting for it to arrive. Also remember when I first powered up the MAD there was no gain on the volume with either headphone out, I had to turn the volume up all the way to get a mid level volume out of it, but an hour later when I powered it up again it worked fine in that respect, so I really don't know whats going on, but like I said, I'm not too thrilled right now.

Thanks for asking whirlwind, I appreciate your concern, and your wanting to hear my impressions, but this is all I can say as of now, (which isn't much, but complaining), but when I

can give a true impression when everything is good, I'll let you know.

 

I also never mentioned that the left tube socket on the MAD is very loose from day one, so I don't know if this is a problem.


Edited by joseph69 - Today at 3:37 pm


Edited by joseph69 - 11/2/13 at 2:45pm
post #10226 of 18558

A loose socket is a terrible problem! Get it fixed before playing again lest a short puts you out of the game!

post #10227 of 18558

That socket should not be loose.

 

Does yours have any phillips screws there by the sockets.

 

Mine does.

 

Maybe check and make sure one does not need tightened.

post #10228 of 18558

Actually both of the 2x-12B4A sockets are loose, but the left one is very loose, where as the 1x-12AX7 socket is solid as can be.

Yes, there is one on each side of all the tubes. I really didn't want to try to tighten them incase the amp has to go back to MAD, this way they don't think I played around with t, I don't know what to do! 

post #10229 of 18558

sorry to hear of your issues joseph

i'm not very technically inclined, but it does seem to make sense that sockets being loose

could be the problem, if you aren't comfortable tightening the screws if they are loose, i'd be

shooting of an email pretty quick

post #10230 of 18558
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Actually both of the 2x-12B4A sockets are loose, but the left one is very loose, where as the 1x-12AX7 socket is solid as can be.
Yes, there is one on each side of all the tubes. I really didn't want to try to tighten them incase the amp has to go back to MAD, this way they don't think I played around with t, I don't know what to do! 
Not to in any way criticise anybodies craft, but a lesson I learned with all things electronic is, if not right at first, send it back.
Continual tinkering/parts replacement will only lead to added stress and doubt.
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