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post #211 of 275
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Originally Posted by Mavwong View Post

Thanks Purrin for the idea on the mod.

 

I try it on my LCD2.... result are kind of different. I use a piece of tissue, fold 2 times and cut it into shape and stuff in. This effect is kind of of blocking the opening of the driver, make it closer to a closed can headphone. Made my lcd2 sound darker, extreme high freqs are tame some what, mids are thicker, base has more extension, clearer mid bass, sound quieter as it close up the driver opening so kind of blocking noice from outside. I like it especially on slow rock, rock music.

 

I also try it without any cover, naked, you will see the connection to the + and -... take note do not screw back the metal plate back without the black felt, I suspect it may short circuit the + and - contact. Stage improved but overall sound thinner, good for thick sounding system. Of course you will have to find a way to cover up the + and - contact to prevent short circuit without the black felt.

 

Mav


 



 

 

I like electrostats but to build a proper amplifier for them implies complicated designs almost invariably based on silicon and I prefer tube amps. I can drive my orthos with my speaker amplifier and this gives all the current they need.

 

IMHO the felts on the grills really destroy the LCD2 (my one is R2). They have to be open to play similar to electrostats. Also I think their HF extension is very bad in stock. My latest solution is half the size of the driver of microprous tape on top of the driver felt plus two small squares of same tape stacked over the middle of this. Then I placed 100% wool felt on top of this (the tape is in the middle of the two  felts sandwich). I think the microporous tape has the same role as the TP but I tend to think it is a better alternative.

Then I used thick fish tank filter to fill the cups (practically doesn't reduce volume, doesn't block the back waves but remove resonances).

This solution brought the HFs out without penalizing LFs but mids were slightly less detailed. To improve this I made small holes on the tape all around the middle triple layer of paper.
So far (two days) the LCD2 are responding very good with all kind of music I listen to (anything but hip-hop, reggae, house and the like).

 

 


Edited by Antistase - 12/10/11 at 11:00am
post #212 of 275
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Originally Posted by electropop View Post

Anyone else tried this with the LCD-2's? Might want to talk my buddy over into lending them again for some modding, heh. 



For the R1, the sound became over-dampened. I think removing the felt and replacing them with TP would be a good experiment but I haven't had the chance to try that yet. 

 

Playing with the damping of the LCD2 is tricky. I tried to live with my R1 without the felt behind the grill for a while but I found it lost too much impact and texture rendition, becoming kinda HE6-ish in the process. Didn't sound really right. 

post #213 of 275
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Originally Posted by music_man View Post

nothing offensive has been said in this thread,right?


Well I think that perhaps someone at Audeze might find it offensive that people are modding their flagship cans with toilet paper to improve the sound, but that's just a guess.

post #214 of 275
has anyone tried coffee filters? i heard they work very well as dampening material. in my experience with TP it helps tune down the treble response while speaker cloth can help tame and extend it. i would try to mess around with layering if possible like TP,speaker cloth,foam disc,ect. or vice versa. planers reflect both ways and are bipolar so messing with front of the driver can help as much as messing with the back of the driver.
Edited by RexAeterna - 12/10/11 at 11:09am
post #215 of 275

Outing my super secret damping material eh?  tongue_smile.gif

 

I tried coffee filters in the LCD-3 and it didn't do much surprisingly.  But paper really ought to be the first layer of damping right behind the driver.  TP is a bit different because it's softer and not as dense. 

post #216 of 275

I find the baby wipe mod to offer a smoother and cleaner sound.

post #217 of 275

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Edited by rhythmdevils - 12/10/11 at 12:14pm
post #218 of 275
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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post

I find the baby wipe mod to offer a smoother and cleaner sound.


Sound becomes too liquid.

 

post #219 of 275

Pairs well with a Liquid Schiit :p

post #220 of 275
using,used baby wipes give it a dirtier sound. perfect for that filthy dubstep listening. wub-wub-wub!
post #221 of 275

 



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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

Never have high-end and rear-end been combined to such dramatic effect...


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Originally Posted by Elysian View Post

This thread brings tube rolling to a whole new level.

 

etysmile.gif

 

You people are nuts. Make sure none of the toilet paper is used.

 


Edited by Devarika Woulf - 12/10/11 at 3:55pm
post #222 of 275
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

Pairs well with a Liquid Schiit :p



 

Whoa, two flies with one stone--I mean shiit.

post #223 of 275

I find Chux Super Wipes gets rid of all the nasties in the sound.

 

No unwanted distortion, ringing, artefacts, coloration, etc.

 

Just pure clean sound.

 

 

post #224 of 275
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Originally Posted by WarriorAnt View Post



Well I think that perhaps someone at Audeze might find it offensive that people are modding their flagship cans with toilet paper to improve the sound, but that's just a guess.


You think?

 

post #225 of 275
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Originally Posted by WarriorAnt View Post



Well I think that perhaps someone at Audeze might find it offensive that people are modding their flagship cans with toilet paper to improve the sound, but that's just a guess.



well...

perhaps someone think that is offensive  to pay 1.000 dollars a new diaphragmbiggrin.gif

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