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post #3226 of 3235
yes turbulent-x = magnum v5
post #3227 of 3235

yup the x are the v5's . We do have a list of compiled reviews of the magnums at the following link : http://turbulentlabs.com/drivers-reviews/

Cheers,

Jin

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I redid my build tonight with my Magnum X drivers and my first pair of home-made cups...well, not cups, a pair of inner sleeves. Next project, full woody cups....I ran into the same issue with the solder. Pooped my pants thinking I had burned off the pad...not so. A little perseverance, and running my solder from the patch the voice coil runs to (I know, I was scared $h1tl355 I would burn it out too...) and I got everything set.

 

Not the greatest solder job of my life, but it works (that's foam tape around the drivers you see)...

 

 

 

The cups/inserts look good.  Keep in mind, a few blemishes is what we call "character".  It also isn't bad when one has one-of-a-kind cups either.

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Do you recommend any Grado headphones for the Magnums? For example is it any advantage of using SR225 over SR60?

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Do you recommend any Grado headphones for the Magnums? For example is it any advantage of using SR225 over SR60?

You will be replacing the drivers in either of them with the Magnum Drivers. I suggest getting some wood cups and placing the drivers there and using a Sony headband or the Auvio headband. That way, you don't have to "waste" a Grado driver if you bought a Grado headphone

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The cups/inserts look good.  Keep in mind, a few blemishes is what we call "character".  It also isn't bad when one has one-of-a-kind cups either.

Thanks Wje smily_headphones1.gif
post #3232 of 3235
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Anywhere to buy the metal headbands for grado? Seems like such a waste to buy a whole headphone just to use the metal headband out of it!

 

It's my question too. 

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It's my question too. 


Unfortunately there is no place to buy a Grado headband....but there are some others you can use in its place...

 

There are plenty of cheap versions of the Urbanears, plattan headphone around, and that headband works nicely. You can also use the Sony MDR7506's one, and it can be had as a spare part for about $20 from a few online sources...

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Unfortunately there is no place to buy a Grado headband....but there are some others you can use in its place...

 

There are plenty of cheap versions of the Urbanears, plattan headphone around, and that headband works nicely. You can also use the Sony MDR7506's one, and it can be had as a spare part for about $20 from a few online sources...

 

Trew Audio has the Sony 7506 band.

 

http://www.trewaudio.com/store/Sony-7506-Replacement-Headband-and-Cups.html

 

The band is $19.95, plus about $10.00 in shipping.  If you buy 2, the shipping might fall at about $13.00.  The only have a once-yearly sale with free shipping.  Trew Audio is a solid company and if you get the order in earlier, they usually ship the same day.

 

Another good point about the Sony 7506 band.  With this headband, it allows you some flexibility on the axis to tilt the cups.  However, it doesn't permit a full swivel of the gimbals like Grado does.  The big bonus here is that you will never get a twisted and bent up cable like you would with a Grado headband.


Edited by wje - 10/23/14 at 5:51pm
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Trew Audio has the Sony 7506 band.

 

http://www.trewaudio.com/store/Sony-7506-Replacement-Headband-and-Cups.html

 

The band is $19.95, plus about $10.00 in shipping.  If you buy 2, the shipping might fall at about $13.00.  The only have a once-yearly sale with free shipping.  Trew Audio is a solid company and if you get the order in earlier, they usually ship the same day.

 

Another good point about the Sony 7506 band.  With this headband, it allows you some flexibility on the axis to tilt the cups.  However, it doesn't permit a full swivel of the gimbals like Grado does.  The big bonus here is that you will never get a twisted and bent up cable like you would with a Grado headband.

I really like this headband.

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