Originally Posted by Kunlun
Hmm, I think the clue is the packing material texture, we've all seen that and have a sense of the size of the pattern of the texture--it's not as good as a graduated measure, but these drivers look like they are less than 1 cm. I'll stick with my figure of 6mm (however I got it in my head) and we'll see if that's accurate.
Wow, you seem to have superhuman powers of space measurement estimation from the back of a driver, which is usually smaller than the front. I will see what response I get, but for now I have no estimation and my 10mm response was tongue in cheek.
And the Italian fellow said he is working on tuning the EP-10 Plus with less bass (I hope it is only mid-bass) just for me, but due to demand (his musician clients continue to praise the quality of bass for what they do), he has little time to develop and test. I really hope that if he does do all this work, it turns out sounding good, and I would love to go to Italy and see a performer with the space ship looking custom sticking out of their ears!
Originally Posted by spekkio
I've always been curious - How do the BA drivers stay in place inside the custom shell? Is it stuck on to the shell by glue or something? I can't seem to see anything resembling glue. What is preventing them from moving and rattling when you shake them?
Originally Posted by JackKontney
Great question. Sensaphonics encases the driver(s) in solid silicone, ensuring the drivers stay in position with no unwanted rattling or vibration.
I currently have 4 customs in my hands; 2 of which are hollow acrylic shells. Both appear to hold the drivers in place without any glue, but they do seem like they are placed so they won't move. The Fabs has the crossover, which is in soft tubing between the drivers and shell, and the X3 drivers are next to each other with some part butted up against the shell so there are at least 3 contact points.
Jack, I think you mean rattling/vibration during travel, such as having the monitor in a box in the back of a truck or dropping them, right? I hope my head doesn't have enough unwanted rattling/vibration to change anything within the acrylic shell. I would think if the sound tube is stiff enough, when combined with how they are butted up against the sides, there wouldn't be an issue, at least for the normal head-fier that takes decent care of their equipment. For a traveling musician or head-fier that is rough on their equipment, who knows, but I don't want to speculate.
Others can chime in to see if there is anything to add.