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post #3346 of 3358
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post
 

Guys,

Do any of you guys know a where to get a 325is fully upgraded into a Magnum? I have a 325is lying around, but I don't know much about modding myself so I'm very afraid of wrecking my cans.

 

Thanks,

Le

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grado-SR-325-Mod-using-the-Sennheiser-HD-570-headb/step3/null/

 

I think the best way to do it is:

    1 get the sr325 driver out along with its plastic housing

    2 get some kind of wood housing like the one used in PS500, install magnum driver in it

    3 put the magnum assembly in

That way you will have a pair of undamaged sr325 drivers.

post #3347 of 3358
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Originally Posted by mcluxun View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post
 

Guys,

Do any of you guys know a where to get a 325is fully upgraded into a Magnum? I have a 325is lying around, but I don't know much about modding myself so I'm very afraid of wrecking my cans.

 

Thanks,

Le

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grado-SR-325-Mod-using-the-Sennheiser-HD-570-headb/step3/null/

 

I think the best way to do it is:

    1 get the sr325 driver out along with its plastic housing

    2 get some kind of wood housing like the one used in PS500, install magnum driver in it

    3 put the magnum assembly in

That way you will have a pair of undamaged sr325 drivers.

You used to have to send your 325 to Rhydon in Niagara Falls and he'd upgrade your drivers to magnum drivers and put them in aluminium shells. These days you buy the drivers from Turbulant Labs and buy your own cups

 

The Turbulent Labs driver is the Magnum V5.

post #3348 of 3358
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Originally Posted by mcluxun View Post

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grado-SR-325-Mod-using-the-Sennheiser-HD-570-headb/step3/null/

 

I think the best way to do it is:

    1 get the sr325 driver out along with its plastic housing

    2 get some kind of wood housing like the one used in PS500, install magnum driver in it

    3 put the magnum assembly in

That way you will have a pair of undamaged sr325 drivers.

 




Best way for sure! If you're then satisfied with the magnums you sell the grado drivers otherwise you go back again!
post #3349 of 3358
Quote:
Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post
 

Guys,

Do any of you guys know a where to get a 325is fully upgraded into a Magnum? I have a 325is lying around, but I don't know much about modding myself so I'm very afraid of wrecking my cans.

 

Thanks,

Le

There are a few options ...


If you want to created exactly what Rhydon used to provide, it took me a few years to:

- Hunt down my own Magnum v4 drivers

- Got some SR325is cups (you don't have to do that)

- Hunted down a headband assembly (you don't have to do this)

- Braided my own cables (you don't have to do this either)

- Looked for aluminum inner shells/sleeves that would fit the v4 drivers, eventually gave up, and asked a machining shop to do it for me (see my ad in the signature).

 

Now you have options, as the only things you need are the drivers and the cups.

For drivers, you can either hunt down the v4s, which were intended for aluminum cups (or so I've read), or you can stick with the v5s and have them sent directly to you from Turbulent

For cups, you can

a) Get wooden cups, which are relatively easy to find, or if you have the skills (which I don't), make. 

b) You can keep the SR325is cups and try to keep the plastic sleeves when removing the 325 drivers (extremely hard to do without damaging the drivers).

c) You can keep the SR325is cups and make your own sleeves in plastic, wood or aluminum (or buy a set from me :))

 

The process took me a little over two years, but I wasn't hunting for these things around the clock, so if you are more dedicated, you can get it done much quicker.  But why rush it?  The hunting part was the fun part for me.

post #3350 of 3358
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Originally Posted by speedking View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcluxun View Post
 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grado-SR-325-Mod-using-the-Sennheiser-HD-570-headb/step3/null/

 

I think the best way to do it is:

    1 get the sr325 driver out along with its plastic housing

    2 get some kind of wood housing like the one used in PS500, install magnum driver in it

    3 put the magnum assembly in

That way you will have a pair of undamaged sr325 drivers.

 




Best way for sure! If you're then satisfied with the magnums you sell the grado drivers otherwise you go back again!

I never heard of anyone going back ............but I guess it is possible. 

post #3351 of 3358
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Originally Posted by CABILLAS View Post
 

Hello, nobody have convert the magnum driver in a Gs1000 clone?...

 

The bass are deeper, more defined treble and sound, have one of the greatest scenes I've ever enjoy.

You only need a heavy wood cup and jumbo pads, you can get this from China, then costs around 20€.

Them need open four holes in the drivers like in the original Gs1000, order to obtain the sound.

 

 

Greetings from Chiclana´s summer.

Francisco Cabillas.

except the 4 holes did you also apply dynamat damper on the magnet?  i was just wondering if you already compared with the original GS1000? Whats the difference in sound?

post #3352 of 3358
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Originally Posted by speedking View Post

except the 4 holes did you also apply dynamat damper on the magnet?  i was just wondering if you already compared with the original GS1000? Whats the difference in sound?

A couple of years ago I used a pair of Cabillas GS1000 cups and did this. I didn't punch the holes though. Couldn't bring myself to do it to those drivers. It was a great build...so much so that when I sold it, I regretted it immediately and re-did it with new cups, drivers, headband, etc...
post #3353 of 3358
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post


A couple of years ago I used a pair of Cabillas GS1000 cups and did this. I didn't punch the holes though. Couldn't bring myself to do it to those drivers. It was a great build...so much so that when I sold it, I regretted it immediately and re-did it with new cups, drivers, headband, etc...

something is stopping me on buying these magnum drivers and most of all is the position of the turblent labs itself whos not giving any spec or graph for their drivers.

i guess that if you get 4 holes on a magnum driver will get alot of bass,much more than the GS1000. GS1000 bass is on the limit for my taste btw!

also i do believe it will be much better on rs1 type of headphones!


Edited by speedking - 6/5/15 at 6:21am
post #3354 of 3358


Have you read any of the Senngrado forums? I was also going to guy the Magnum v5 until I started reading about Senngrado. Do yourself a favour and go read about them.


Edited by Reality - 6/5/15 at 11:31pm
post #3355 of 3358

I saw on the turbulent labs site that the V5 drivers are discontinued. Does anybody know why..?

post #3356 of 3358
I must have got lucky, I ordered X drivers about a month ago, showed up Saturday.
Not sure why they discontinued. I am sure glad I got a set though.
My build is Turbulent X drivers and headband from Turbulent Labs. Aluminum gimbals
and blocks from Martin Custom Audio. Claro cups from Vibro Labs. Venus Audio cable.
I put a rubber O ring and washer at the cup connections. It really seemed to improve the
Separation, clarity and soundstage. Overall very impressed with the sound. I like them
Better than my rs2s so far.

post #3357 of 3358

Hi folks,

 

i'm willing to buy a pair of Turbulent X drivers, unfortunately the website shows the product as "discontinued"

 

Would you know where i might get a pair?

 

thanks in advance!

post #3358 of 3358
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Originally Posted by esteboune View Post
 

Hi folks,

 

i'm willing to buy a pair of Turbulent X drivers, unfortunately the website shows the product as "discontinued"

 

Would you know where i might get a pair?

 

thanks in advance!

Maybe if you PM Rhydon he could set you up.

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