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post #1981 of 2071

Will definitely report when it arrives.  Another question, does anyone know where I can get a similar foam pad layer?  (previous owner of my FA-011 was a bit overzealout and cut a pretty big hole in the stock foam cover basically exposing the entire driver).  Was hoping I can find a replacement foam layer to tame down everything and didn't want to risk getting something that would throw of the stock sound off to much.  Any ideas?
 

post #1982 of 2071

Well bad new's I dropped one of the wooden cups on the floor and it took off a small thumb nail sized part of the burgundy red. Have pm'd the FA rep here in the 003-Ti thread about possibly getting some spare cups or I just might have to go sanding down the cup's myself and get it oiled up and then varnished.

post #1983 of 2071
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post

The plastic ring isn't attached to the pad, I believe.  The ring is detachable, and the pad should fit on similar to how the stock pad attaches.  It's very similar to how the Denon pads work.  

 

*Edit. PS, the leather hifi man pads are actually pleather fyi. My guess will be the sound will change, please report back if it's a positive or negative change.

You're right, it's very easy to remove the plastic holder.

 

It's also important to remove the foam ring under the pillow on the pads. This makes the pads a little bit less deep but keeping it really srcew up the sound.

 

I think that the velout pads from Hifiman has a thinner filt (the stock pads are fully open with nothing between the driver and the pads) that should also be favourable. I'm thinking of removing the filt on the leather pads but I'll think I'll wait for the velour pads before I destroy the leather onesbeyersmile.png


Edited by peter123 - 3/25/13 at 5:28am
post #1984 of 2071
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Originally Posted by GaryPham View Post

Will definitely report when it arrives.  Another question, does anyone know where I can get a similar foam pad layer?  (previous owner of my FA-011 was a bit overzealout and cut a pretty big hole in the stock foam cover basically exposing the entire driver).  Was hoping I can find a replacement foam layer to tame down everything and didn't want to risk getting something that would throw of the stock sound off to much.  Any ideas?
 

With the Hifiman pads you get a thin filt (or whatever it's called) on the pads so this should really not be a problem if you use them.

 

I would also guess that you can get the same filt as the original one at any car audio shop if you still need it. Just measure the thickness so you know what you need.

post #1985 of 2071
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Interesting news for FA-011 lovers. I have found out that Fischer Audio are currently working on Limited Editions that will come in 4 different types of rare woods. I am assuming they will be doing something similar to their Jubilate or FA-002 range but I could be wrong as I do not know what woods they will be using.

 

Also, Im told each pair will have its own unique serial number and will be tested and tuned individualy. Regarding price? I would hazard a guess it could be anything up to double of the existing Birch model as we are talking about very very low numbers being produced initially.

 

I just thought I would share this info as Im sure it will pique interests in the FA-011 fan club. Any thoughts anyone?

That is pretty nifty!  How'd you happen upon this bit of news?

post #1986 of 2071

Ok good news, I've managed to acquire some new cups soon to be ordered from FA.

 

Also another update, a limited edition 011 is on the way. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say anymore but I'll leave it at that. From the horses mouth.

post #1987 of 2071

My Hifman velours just came in.  Initial impressions....

 

Sound:smooths things out a bit.  Bass isn't quite so intense (for you bassheads).  Mids come forward slightly though in a warm kind of way.  Soundstage is still there!  Looks like it may be a good move.  Not sure without some intense listening.  I plan to report back after I make a decision.

Comfort:The Hifiman pads are a slightly bigger by a millimeter or two. They are about as dense and not a standard style of velour.  I would say, sofar, these are the closest pad swap to the stock sound.  I wonder if I removed the "acoustically transparent" material on the pad if it would clear things up any.

 

They are a not perfect fit on the bezel in case anyone is curious.  The lip has just a tad bit too much material to fit perfectly.  The seal is only slightly loose, but not enough for the pad to fall off with normal use.  There are no massive differences between the two pads, just enough to relieve some pressure cause by the FA-011 pad (mkii version of course).

post #1988 of 2071
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Ok good news, I've managed to acquire some new cups soon to be ordered from FA.

 

Also another update, a limited edition 011 is on the way. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say anymore but I'll leave it at that. From the horses mouth.

?!?!

 

I enquired as soon as i read it. Tried to preorder 2 different pairs, but they arent in production yet.

post #1989 of 2071
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post

My Hifman velours just came in.  Initial impressions....

 

Sound:smooths things out a bit.  Bass isn't quite so intense (for you bassheads).  Mids come forward slightly though in a warm kind of way.  Soundstage is still there!  Looks like it may be a good move.  Not sure without some intense listening.  I plan to report back after I make a decision.

Comfort:The Hifiman pads are a slightly bigger by a millimeter or two. They are about as dense and not a standard style of velour.  I would say, sofar, these are the closest pad swap to the stock sound.  I wonder if I removed the "acoustically transparent" material on the pad if it would clear things up any.

 

They are a not perfect fit on the bezel in case anyone is curious.  The lip has just a tad bit too much material to fit perfectly.  The seal is only slightly loose, but not enough for the pad to fall off with normal use.  There are no massive differences between the two pads, just enough to relieve some pressure cause by the FA-011 pad (mkii version of course).

Sound interesting. My Hifiman Velours have not arrived yet, I hate waiting!

 

Just to try I put on the Beyer 770 pads the other day and they sound great with these (actually they sound pretty much the may you describe them with the Hifiman velours) BUT they don't stay on so if this is going to be my solution I'll need to find a way to stick them to the cups. 

 

I'll wait for my Hifiman pads before doing something more.

post #1990 of 2071
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Originally Posted by mrbigsby View Post

?!?!

 

I enquired as soon as i read it. Tried to preorder 2 different pairs, but they arent in production yet.

Yep they are prototypes as of now, every pair is serialised, limited only, different types of wood housing, mods to the drivers and filters and almost 2x the price of normal 011

post #1991 of 2071
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Sound interesting. My Hifiman Velours have not arrived yet, I hate waiting!

 

Just to try I put on the Beyer 770 pads the other day and they sound great with these (actually they sound pretty much the may you describe them with the Hifiman velours) BUT they don't stay on so if this is going to be my solution I'll need to find a way to stick them to the cups. 

 

I'll wait for my Hifiman pads before doing something more.

The Hifiman's velours stay on just fine.  The more I listen though, the more I miss that visceral bass.  It comes back at higher volumes, but isn't present down low.  I do enjoy how much the mids pop now though.  Overall I would have to fall back on the overused slogan: YMMV.  I might buy another pair of velours just to see if removing the cloth screen brings back some of the bass impact.   

 

 


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Yep they are prototypes as of now, every pair is serialised, limited only, different types of wood housing, mods to the drivers and filters and almost 2x the price of normal 011

 

Ouch...

post #1992 of 2071
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The Hifiman's velours stay on just fine.  The more I listen though, the more I miss that visceral bass.  It comes back at higher volumes, but isn't present down low.  I do enjoy how much the mids pop now though.  Overall I would have to fall back on the overused slogan: YMMV.  I might buy another pair of velours just to see if removing the cloth screen brings back some of the bass impact.   

 

 


 

Ouch...

The Hifiman velour's turned out to be the perfect solution for me. The pronounced mid bass hump is gone but the sub bass is at least as present as with stock pads. Also bringing out the mids is a big pluss for me.I have a very small head so the comfort is much better to me than with the stock pads since the Hifiman's are much thicker. Better sound and better fit (to my taste), couldn't be happierbeyersmile.png

 

To start with I actually regretted buying these but finding a better matched amp and adding the Hifiman pads has brought them up to one of my favourite cans.

post #1993 of 2071

What's even better about the Hifiman velours is that they are cheap.

post #1994 of 2071
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What's even better about the Hifiman velours is that they are cheap.

Absolutely, I paid only $30 for two pairs shipped to Norway.

post #1995 of 2071
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Absolutely, I paid only $30 for two pairs shipped to Norway.

Where did you buy them? also, how do they fit on the FA-011's?
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