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post #1681 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

I've just finished my Magnums. V4 drivers, Cabillas cups, DIY aluminium rods and gimbals, DIY mahogany and leather headband, cardas wire and furutech connector. A few pics:

 

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Hope you like it :)

Yeah, I like it.  How did you make the gimbals - sweet!

post #1682 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

I've just finished my Magnums. V4 drivers, Cabillas cups, DIY aluminium rods and gimbals, DIY mahogany and leather headband, cardas wire and furutech connector. A few pics:

 

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Hope you like it :)

really nice.beerchug.gif

about the sound?

post #1683 of 3165
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Yeah, I like it.  How did you make the gimbals - sweet!

Thanks!!

 

I did a mod to a set of sr60 with the same gimbal/rod set and posted some pictures of the modding process in an Spanish forum, maybe you'll find what you need in that thread: http://www.auriculares.org/foro/index.php?topic=5912.0. It's in spanish but hopefully you can make yourself an idea of the process with the pictures.

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Originally Posted by alota View Post

really nice.beerchug.gif

about the sound?

 

Well... it's a little bit early to really tell (just finished them last night), but I certainly wasn't expecting that much bass. Actually I bought two sets of flats (as I love all my grados with flats) but after a few minutes I had to replace them with bowls. I will leave them playing pink noise for a few days and see if there's any change. It's the first time I use cardas wire, and I wasn't expecting it to be so "dark" maybe it needs some burn in or maybe it's just not a good choice for this drivers/cups combination.... we'll see.

post #1684 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

Well... it's a little bit early to really tell (just finished them last night), but I certainly wasn't expecting that much bass. Actually I bought two sets of flats (as I love all my grados with flats) but after a few minutes I had to replace them with bowls. I will leave them playing pink noise for a few days and see if there's any change. It's the first time I use cardas wire, and I wasn't expecting it to be so "dark" maybe it needs some burn in or maybe it's just not a good choice for this drivers/cups combination.... we'll see.

always i used my magnum with the flat and i loved but mine was the original with alluminuim chamber.

i dpn´t know if a woodied magnum have a big difference

post #1685 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

I've just finished my Magnums. V4 drivers, Cabillas cups, DIY aluminium rods and gimbals, DIY mahogany and leather headband, cardas wire and furutech connector. A few pics:

 

700

 

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Hope you like it :)

Great build!

I love the DIYed gimbals and rods.

 

I'm looking to improve my rodblocks, how did you DIY those?

post #1686 of 3165
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

always i used my magnum with the flat and i loved but mine was the original with alluminuim chamber.

i dpn´t know if a woodied magnum have a big difference


I know we discussed this a lot a while ago. I'm still torn because there are things I love about my Magnums with flats and bowls. At the moment, I'm on bowls, but I definitely understand why you love the flats. I'm not so fond of "warm" signatures, and the flats, while seductive, are a bit warm for me. The Magnums really sound great, you can't go wrong either way, they're just different sounds.

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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

I've just finished my Magnums. V4 drivers, Cabillas cups, DIY aluminium rods and gimbals, DIY mahogany and leather headband, cardas wire and furutech connector. A few pics:

 

700

 

Hope you like it :)

That is one cool headband o.O

post #1688 of 3165

question... i though garados were expensive and already perfectly made from factory.. why is there so much modding of them needed?

post #1689 of 3165
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post


I know we discussed this a lot a while ago. I'm still torn because there are things I love about my Magnums with flats and bowls. At the moment, I'm on bowls, but I definitely understand why you love the flats. I'm not so fond of "warm" signatures, and the flats, while seductive, are a bit warm for me. The Magnums really sound great, you can't go wrong either way, they're just different sounds.

i would not talk about warm signature because mine was simply linear and balanced

post #1690 of 3165
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

i would not talk about warm signature because mine was simply linear and balanced


I guess I rather meant warmer than the bowls.

post #1691 of 3165
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post


I guess I rather meant warmer than the bowls.

i preferred the bowls only for the soudstage.

the flat give more detail but i don´t think a warmer sound.

of course, this is my experience in my house and is a subjective impression


Edited by alota - 7/29/12 at 11:48am
post #1692 of 3165
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

i preferred the bowls only for the soudstage.

the flat give more detail but i don´t think a warmer sound.

of course, this is my experience in my house and is a subjective impression


I find that so interesting, because I found the exact opposite. Not suggesting you are wrong at all, I just find it interesting how subjective this can be. I found the flats to be somewhat more smooth and musical, but at the expense of detail relative to the bowls. You're making me want to go back and compare them again!

post #1693 of 3165

So my V4's have changed I won a set of new cups from headphone Lounge. so here are new pics still waiting for my drivers though....

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post #1694 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

I've just finished my Magnums. V4 drivers, Cabillas cups, DIY aluminium rods and gimbals, DIY mahogany and leather headband, cardas wire and furutech connector. A few pics:

Hope you like it :)

These are beautiful man I hope that they sound as awesome as they look. 

post #1695 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Alcaudon View Post

I've just finished my Magnums. V4 drivers, Cabillas cups, DIY aluminium rods and gimbals, DIY mahogany and leather headband, cardas wire and furutech connector. A few pics:

 

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Hope you like it :)

that wooden headband is absolutely gorgeous 

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