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I definitely need to buy at least 1 set of extra Alpha Pads!!

 

BTW, posted a review of the Dido D901s... :-p

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/perfect-sound-d901b/reviews/10082

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So I can't seem to find a replacement driver for my D2000. One side has a rattle/buzz at really low bass and certain volume levels...but when it's present it's annoying. Grr! I tried contacting Denon...no response. Mark Lawton doesn't have any drivers. I can't seem to source any. 

 

I can however find a refurb'd pair of D600's for $229 at accessories4less...which is where I purchased my Denon AVR-1613...which is an amazing receiver for my PC audio and multimedia needs...I never use my FiiO E9 anymore. I would expect shipping in the $10-15 range tho.

 

Or Amazon has them on sale for $268...with Prime and I'm a student so i have the free 6-month Prime membership I've been using the heck out of.

 

At this price, which is about $70 more than I paid for my well used D2000's years ago I am thinking it might be worth it. It's over budget but I'm really leaning towards doing this. I want good bass and overall sound, comfort and durability. The new Denons don't look as fancy..but fixing that damn D2000 hinge is annoying...but their comfort and sound is amazing...aside from the bass rattle (I've taken the cup apart several times in search of a loose wire, etc...nada).

 

What do you guys think? In the $250-range or so can I find better for my needs?

 

There is a used set of D2000's or was in the B/S/T for $275...But when I can get a new pair. Plus I'm not afraid to EQ where the sound isn't enough or is lacking or is too much.

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You may have a piece of hair or something touching the driver. I know with my headphones, if something like that touches the membrane, it makes the bass sound distorted. So, take them apart and see if you find anything. 

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Ya I did that (I mentioned in my previous post I have several times...) looking for wire, hair, loose piece of anything...but ya know what? I have little to lose with these at this point...so maybe I'll do so again this weekend. Got finals to study for in the evening after work. Cheers!

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Good news, a senior member of head fi, put the Modded D5k on par with a Stock Sig DJ 

 

So orgeian how would you compare the fully modded D2k to a fully modded D5k? are the differances between the two only the cable and Wood Driver houseing? If so then I'm extra excited 

 

though I'll still need to do the dynamat mods on my D2k. Starting with the Driver

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Good news, a senior member of head fi, put the Modded D5k on par with a Stock Sig DJ

 

Where do we read this please?

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Hey, any bassheads on here own an objective 2? I am feeling like i wanna get it, seeing as people are comparing it to the double the price matrix m stage which i have heard is also good for the money...

Sorry oregonian, i really want a vintage amp but i just feel so much safer going with a desktop amp!

Plus i can switch rooms with it! Lol.
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Good news, a senior member of head fi, put the Modded D5k on par with a Stock Sig DJ 

 

So orgeian how would you compare the fully modded D2k to a fully modded D5k? are the differances between the two only the cable and Wood Driver houseing? If so then I'm extra excited 

 

though I'll still need to do the dynamat mods on my D2k. Starting with the Driver


The D5K I had was NOT Lawton modded, only had the aftermarket Martin Custom Audio deep Bolivian Rosewood cups, so it isn't apples to apples.  But.............the D2K, with full Lawton mods, was tighter bass than the D5K to my ears.  There's something to the Lawton mods - if you haven't heard the before and after it left me speechless on my D7K.  So I'd do the mods on your incoming D2K and with the wood cups you'll be loving life. 

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Hey, any bassheads on here own an objective 2? I am feeling like i wanna get it, seeing as people are comparing it to the double the price matrix m stage which i have heard is also good for the money...

Sorry oregonian, i really want a vintage amp but i just feel so much safer going with a desktop amp!

Plus i can switch rooms with it! Lol.


That's cool, bud.  Some day when you are bucks up get one for less than $100 for one of your home systems.  It'll blow your mind.  Sounds like the O2 is a good little amp.  I'd probably try the Emotiva X100 or whatever that number is that's like $169 and can drive a speaker as well as a HE-6 well IF I was not into vintage. 

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The D5K I had was NOT Lawton modded, only had the aftermarket Martin Custom Audio deep Bolivian Rosewood cups, so it isn't apples to apples.  But.............the D2K, with full Lawton mods, was tighter bass than the D5K to my ears.  There's something to the Lawton mods - if you haven't heard the before and after it left me speechless on my D7K.  So I'd do the mods on your incoming D2K and with the wood cups you'll be loving life. 

 

hmm, so you think i definitely should get lawton mod done before sending to Martin for wooden cups?

 

was considering getting wooden cups done first, and see how that goes...but if the Lawton mods make more of a difference, maybe i should get that done first, en route to Martin.

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hmm, so you think i definitely should get lawton mod done before sending to Martin for wooden cups?

was considering getting wooden cups done first, and see how that goes...but if the Lawton mods make more of a difference, maybe i should get that done first, en route to Martin.

Problem is Martin doesn't do modding to the cups as he wrote to me that he didn't feel they need it, so you'll have Lawton mods on the driver and nothing on the cups. Soooooo, are you comfortable taking the phone apart and modding the cups after Martin makes them?

Maybe you should ask Martin again. Or you can send headphone to Mark Lawton and have him do the magic after they come back from Martin. You have options.
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I took my w1000x apart to mod it. SO im plenty comfortable mooding my drivers my self. And the cups if I feel the desire to do so
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That's cool, bud.  Some day when you are bucks up get one for less than $100 for one of your home systems.  It'll blow your mind.  Sounds like the O2 is a good little amp.  I'd probably try the Emotiva X100 or whatever that number is that's like $169 and can drive a speaker as well as a HE-6 well IF I was not into vintage. 

Wow that amp looks awesome, cant believe i havent heard of it.

My biggest concern is a hissing noise... I have no idea how to add a few resistors. And if there is some hiss with an he6 imagine my signature dj.

I'm gonna look around to see if i can find a video or post explaining it though. If its not too hard... That amp looks perfect biggrin.gif
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Problem is Martin doesn't do modding to the cups as he wrote to me that he didn't feel they need it, so you'll have Lawton mods on the driver and nothing on the cups. Soooooo, are you comfortable taking the phone apart and modding the cups after Martin makes them?

Maybe you should ask Martin again. Or you can send headphone to Mark Lawton and have him do the magic after they come back from Martin. You have options.

 

ah yeah, i didn't think about sending it the other way around (to Martin then Mark). interesting.

 

what order were the mods on your denons performed?

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ah yeah, i didn't think about sending it the other way around (to Martin then Mark). interesting.

what order were the mods on your denons performed?

The D2000 came to me Lawton modded, with plastic cups, so I then had Martin make the cups. I put Alpha pads on a few months before the new cups and feel they made the bass improve as well. So it has the damping on the driver only and am thinking about doing the cups.

My D7000 came to me stock 100%, then I sent them to Mark L for the full damping job and put on his angle pads. Came back and blew my mind how good it sounded. Now I put Alpha pads on the phone about a month ago and think I'm staying with this combo. Have the angle pads but doubt I'll put them back on.

I am seriously considering having Mark L do his thing to my TH900, crazy as that sounds. Figure the improvement I heard from his work on my D7000 might hold true. And if so, then I'd be a bit impressed.
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