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Hey man I'm dead serious you should pm me your phone number so I can explain it to you in detail.

OK, i just did :)

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Hey man I'm dead serious you should pm me your phone number so I can explain it to you inThanks 

Thanks for chatting with me and thanks for all the great advice ! I think it is the best time for me to go Magnum since I am already swapping cups and I have a bit of extra funds for this project. Much appreciated! Thanks for the call and I'll keep u posted on my progress

 

Jeff

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Thanks for chatting with me and thanks for all the great advice ! I think it is the best time for me to go Magnum since I am already swapping cups and I have a bit of extra funds for this project. Much appreciated! Thanks for the call and I'll keep u posted on my progress

Jeff
Any time Jeff! I'm about to build a Magnum V4, myself. I'll either keep them as backup or sell them. Good luck with yours!
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I once built a magnum with wood inserts/sleeves and a set of SR325 Goldies cups, with self braided cables using BTG wire (I think they were stripped canare cables or something).  The sound was phenomenal, but unfortunately for me, it was built for another head-fier after we talked a few times.  The headphones sound great, and I have yet to duplicate that magic since with other headphones.

 

I am building an all aluminum version now though.  Will likely just purchase a Grado cable or something instead of braiding the entire thing.

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I pushed the button on Magnums last night so now I'm waiting for cups and drivers

 

I watched TL cable install video here:

 

http://vimeo.com/52774575

 

I may need a few pointers. When I re-cabled Grados, I already had a base to work with. It looks like the installer on the video first filled in the blank "pads" with solder 

 

Is that about right? 

 

J

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Originally Posted by Thade View Post
 

I pushed the button on Magnums last night so now I'm waiting for cups and drivers

 

I watched TL cable install video here:

 

http://vimeo.com/52774575

 

I may need a few pointers. When I re-cabled Grados, I already had a base to work with. It looks like the installer on the video first filled in the blank "pads" with solder 

 

Is that about right? 

 

J

Yeah there are soldering pads on the back of the drivers where the + and - from the cable go. It's pretty straightforward.

 

Edit: Like you said, you basically just get a dot of solder on each pad, tin the bare wires, then solder them together (the wire to the dot on the pad).


Edited by joeq70 - 1/22/15 at 1:36pm
post #3262 of 3265
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Yeah there are soldering pads on the back of the drivers where the + and - from the cable go. It's pretty straightforward.

 

Edit: Like you said, you basically just get a dot of solder on each pad, tin the bare wires, then solder them together (the wire to the dot on the pad).

Yes... If I hadn't seen the video I probably would have soldered to the existing dot of solder (probably wrong) In the video, the guy builds off the existing small dot to create a larger point on the blank gold pad.... Although it seems self explanatory, I want to make sure I'm interpreting correctly. I'm a bit more nervous about getting it right on the mangnums vs the sr80 & ksc75 cables I've done in the past

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Yes... If I hadn't seen the video I probably would have soldered to the existing dot of solder (probably wrong) In the video, the guy builds off the existing small dot to create a larger point on the blank gold pad.... Although it seems self explanatory, I want to make sure I'm interpreting correctly. I'm a bit more nervous about getting it right on the mangnums vs the sr80 & ksc75 cables I've done in the past

Well, your Grado phones that you recabled did have some solder left behind and in that case you do want to add fresh solder or even remove the old solder first (not 100 percent necessary). When you get your Magnum drivers, there will not be any solder on the pads--it will just be bare, so there is nothing to "build on."

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I have the Magnum V4 "grey" drivers and I can unequivocally say they are better than any Grado I've heard. The Turbulent Labs version is a Magnum V5 I believe.

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I have the Magnum V4 "grey" drivers and I can unequivocally say they are better than any Grado I've heard. The Turbulent Labs version is a Magnum V5 I believe.

Glad I'm not alone!
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