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post #1891 of 3215

Thanks for all your help! They sound great and now I know the background on them. 

 

Steve

post #1892 of 3215
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Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post

Thanks for all your help! They sound great and now I know the background on them. 

 

Steve

 

Steve, we built those. I can't post any pictures but if you have any questions that you'd like to ask, I'm right here. Those were cups from Luke, with cabling by Ted, with Rhydon's Magnums, and I orchestrated the project. Those connectors are Hifiman's SMC connectors so what you're actually using is one of our Hifiman cables we built for that set of cans.

 

I'm glad you enjoy them :)

post #1893 of 3215

Hey Chris!

 

Thanks man! Wow a LOT of work on these baby's! They sound amazing! I've been trying to trace down their background and everyone has been helpful. I know Ted, from here, he's a great guy. Hooked me up with Kaysen for my re-shell's. Wait till I PM and tell him about these! LOL

 

I'm looking to replace the gimbals and maybe go with the nickel plated ones from MCA. I noticed that the headband is also from you guys. Now I have names to the parts...wow..geeky but it's cool. I'm an electrician by trade and an instructor and take great pride in my work...as you gentlemen obviously do. 

 

What do you recommend I do for burning them in? I am using the Senn 414 pads with quarter mod, flipped over and they sound great. I kind of butchered the pad though...my first attempt. LOL

 

Also, how hard is it to take the rod stops off and put the new gimbals on? I don't want to mess up the band..

 

I know every person has their own sound they like with Grado's...I'm not sure whether I like the Senn sound or the bowls...What do you guys recommend?

 

Lastly, what would you recommend to polish and bring out the grain of the wood? I want to bring them to a nice high polish.

 

Again, great work guys, amazing sound and I'm proud to call them my own!

 

Steve from NYC

post #1894 of 3215

I can't name prices here or advertise. Let ted know what you want and he'll pass it onto me to price. 

 

You will want to talk to Luke (Taiden on Head-Fi) about parts. It's pretty cool seeing an unbiased review on them for once, yeah I thought the braided internal wiring was out of this world. I did not build those cans, I just planned them out.

 

Those headphones would sound great with flats though. I used bowls on them for the longest time but I hate aligning my ears to the proper seating with bowls.. since bowls ride on the ear instead of just stuffing your ear into the chamber like 80% of people do from what I've seen. Flats are easy since it's a small hole and you just slap the cans on and it just works.

 

I use comfies without the hole though, it dulls the highs for me since I do listen to cans for 8 hours a day. It sucks because I take headphones for granted since my "listening" sessions are while I'm online chatting or doing homework.. I don't remember the last time I just sat there enjoying an album in it's entirety. Hell I'm just sitting here watching Parks and Recreation through my LCD-2's right now!

 

Thank you, it's not the complements that make me happy, but the fact that you were proud of them before even finding out who built them that impresses me. Enjoy!

post #1895 of 3215
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Ahh the famous reverse hole un-mod...


BTW, how the heck does one do a reverse hole un-mod? I am looking about for drivers for my own project and am battling to find some used and un-poked...am thinking of getting a pair and trying to restore them...

post #1896 of 3215
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BTW, how the heck does one do a reverse hole un-mod? I am looking about for drivers for my own project and am battling to find some used and un-poked...am thinking of getting a pair and trying to restore them...

cut weavers cloth to shape and use some elmers glue and patience.. I used toothpicks to help get the cloth in place. YMMV

post #1897 of 3215
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cut weavers cloth to shape and use some elmers glue and patience.. I used toothpicks to help get the cloth in place. YMMV


Nice...

 

And the Elmers restored them to their former sonic glory? :)

post #1898 of 3215

What does the weavers cloth do? Does it act like a dampener or something?

post #1899 of 3215
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Nice...

 

And the Elmers restored them to their former sonic glory? :)

 

the elmers held down the cloth, which did the job, to my ears. Felt did not work, at all.

 

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Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post

What does the weavers cloth do? Does it act like a dampener or something?

 

yeah, physical dampening. It replaces the cloth that people poke a hole through the back.


*edit* Try to get off all the excess material to have a clean surface to work with before you start trying to glue down fabrics.

post #1900 of 3215

Thanks Chris...as I said, I am battling to find un-poked drivers at a reasonable price. I also need to learn how to solder, so I don't want my first attempt to be on a pair of Symphones fresh out of their box.

 

*edit*

 

I guess I should come out and say it :)...if anyone has drivers they want to ditch, drop me a PM...


Edited by fleasbaby - 10/24/12 at 12:50pm
post #1901 of 3215
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Thanks Chris...as I said, I am battling to find un-poked drivers at a reasonable price. I also need to learn how to solder, so I don't want my first attempt to be on a pair of Symphones fresh out of their box.

 

*edit*

 

I guess I should come out and say it :)...if anyone has drivers they want to ditch, drop me a PM...

soldering isn't as horrific as people make it out to be. It's -mostly- common sense, to be honest.

post #1902 of 3215
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soldering isn't as horrific as people make it out to be. It's -mostly- common sense, to be honest.


+1

 

I practiced an hour or so on an old motherboard I had laying around and had no trouble putting a cable on my Magnums.

post #1903 of 3215
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soldering isn't as horrific as people make it out to be. It's -mostly- common sense, to be honest.


Good to hear! I really want to learn how. This isn't the first time a project has gotten more expensive and been stalled because of my lack of skill.

post #1904 of 3215
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Good to hear! I really want to learn how. This isn't the first time a project has gotten more expensive and been stalled because of my lack of skill.

I think one of the other large suggestions is to use the right tool for the job.  I think too many times people use soldering irons that are two powerful for their uses.  This counts especially for headphone audio projects in general where precision is more important than normal.  Still, shouldn't be too hard to do for your first time if you use your brain.  Just my 2c.

post #1905 of 3215
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

I think one of the other large suggestions is to use the right tool for the job.  I think too many times people use soldering irons that are two powerful for their uses.  This counts especially for headphone audio projects in general where precision is more important than normal.  Still, shouldn't be too hard to do for your first time if you use your brain.  Just my 2c.

And watch a few soldering vids on youtube.

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