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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

Is this cable good (not bad at less) for magnums on a budget?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321068722500?redirect=mobile
I am having second toughts about taking apart my MS1i just for the cable (not trying to make controversy, sorry).

 

Yeah I don't see why not? He's sure offering a cool service selling those!

 

If you need help doing the install, feel free to PM me. Those solder pads are really tricky because if you lift one, the driver is super dead.

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He'll also put on a smaller jack, and quote for Cardas wire if you email him (I checked him out before going with Chris). I went with Chris because I had heard good things about the cable he uses and the level of service Headphone Lounge gives. Unsolicited promo, done without coercion: I sincerely do not regret my decision.
Edited by fleasbaby - 2/16/13 at 7:36am
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*double post*
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

Yeah I don't see why not? He's sure offering a cool service selling those!

 

If you need help doing the install, feel free to PM me. Those solder pads are really tricky because if you lift one, the driver is super dead.

Thanks Chris,

I am not going to do the solder myself. I saw the installation video, and it didn't look that difficult.

How do you lift the solder pads? too much heat? pulling the cables? I am worried now.confused.gif

 

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By the way, Headphone Lounge/Turbulent have the best service I've seen. 


Edited by orangecr - 2/16/13 at 9:29am
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

 

I love (to try) to educate interested people on this subject :P, I'm happy if all that helped you. What is special about the PS500 (and the HF-2) is that it has all the materials Grado ever used in their headphones in moderate amounts: black ABS plastic (gimbals, rodblocks and drivers), stainless steel (the gimbal rods and headband's arc), aluminum (cups), mahogany (inserts), foam (pads), leather (headband) and a bit of glue. Mash it in a bowl and eat good Grado salad! lol


Thank you you Have helped me so much ......  Amen to  Good food....for your ears ..lol  :-)

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The import tax will be between 100 to 150 GDP ( based on my own experience!).

 GDP??   udo u mean GBP ??   so i will only save a small amount of money it looks like :-(   Can i not have them sent to someone in states ie Martin re upgradin Gam/Rblocks... then if he sends to me... will i still have to pay  I.T  ?? 

post #2437 of 3221
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

Thanks Chris,

I am not going to do the solder myself. I saw the installation video, and it didn't look that difficult.

How do you lift the solder pads? too much heat? pulling the cables? I am worried now.confused.gif

 

Edit:

By the way, Headphone Lounge/Turbulent have the best service I've seen. 

 

It's really awkward when you only know names and e-mail addresses and you meet someone who "knows" you on head-fi lol..

 

Um well solder pads are basically metal tabs that have a bubble of solder on them.. there is the voice coil of the drivers which... make the sound and then it's tucked into that solder blob and held in place via epoxy which also melts. So basically you risk burning that out with too much heat, which is then made even worse by the fact that the solder pad is merely held onto the driver with glue. When you apply too much heat, the glue sizzles and the solder pad moves around.. which is REAL scary considering how thin that voice coil wire is. Trust me, everybody in this thread has done this successfully, but it's not like you would ever want to go into something without knowing the risks right?

 

So just use high heat, be quick about it, and try to solder on the opposite end of the solder tab that you see the voice coil wire feed into and you'll be successful. I swear someone needs a video on how to do this..

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Thanks. I am going to record my friend soldering my drivers; Worst case scenario we end up with a how NOT to do video lol

I think I am going to use the stock cable for now. I'll get in touch with you when I want to (can) upgrade. I am in a really tight audio budget now.
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The second video down is kind of helpful:

http://turbulentlabs.com/film/view/

That said, I still chickened out and sent my drivers to Ted and Chris to solder the cable they made for me to them.
Edited by fleasbaby - 2/16/13 at 4:31pm
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

The second video down is kind of helpful:

http://turbulentlabs.com/film/view/

That said, I still chickened out and sent my drivers to Ted and Chris to solder the cable they made for me to them.

I hear ya, I def won't be doing any soldering myself lol

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This has all inspired though...I have some spare parts lying around now, and kind of want to do a little experimenting now...we'll see if work and parenting leave enough time for it...

Would be fun to re able my 225i drivers, and am still trying to think of the best way to angle into my father-in-laws formidably well-equipped workshop to make some cups.
Edited by fleasbaby - 2/16/13 at 7:30pm
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quick question; sorry if its off topic, PM answers are fine as to not disturb anything... Where is everyone getting their headbands from? There are some great ones here- if you bought your headband somewhere where you can buy more PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know???

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Originally Posted by mrbigsby View Post

quick question; sorry if its off topic, PM answers are fine as to not disturb anything... Where is everyone getting their headbands from? There are some great ones here- if you bought your headband somewhere where you can buy more PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know???

http://turbulentlabs.com/leather-manta-headbands/

 

Very very nice head bands

post #2444 of 3221
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Originally Posted by Vin musicman View Post

 GDP??   udo u mean GBP ??   so i will only save a small amount of money it looks like :-(   Can i not have them sent to someone in states ie Martin re upgradin Gam/Rblocks... then if he sends to me... will i still have to pay  I.T  ?? 

Sorry I meant GBP.

I am not sure if you can avoid the import tax that way. You would still need to pay unless the headphones are repaired items that you sent from UK to US before (you need postal receipt to prove that). 

post #2445 of 3221
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

http://turbulentlabs.com/leather-manta-headbands/

 

Very very nice head bands

Many thanks man. 

 

Yes i have found that one recently in my search. I was hoping to purchase complete headbands, with gimbals (orvsimilar), rods and all.

 

Any suggestions here?

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