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post #481 of 580
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Originally Posted by facilitator View Post

got one myself .. the sound is "oh so matured" ...very flat to my ears and a great upgrade from my other inventory - mine is recabled with 7 N OCC from VIABLUE audio ..

 

 

What amp have you used to power them?
 

post #482 of 580
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Originally Posted by maxmays1 View Post

 

What amp have you used to power them?
 

 

at the moment - my current setup is onkoy dv-sp 402e-> onkyo tx-sr501-> SA-5k .. its nothing great really and the synergy is not the best either .. 

 

also the other being - laptop->fiio E7-> SA-5k...

 

will be trying the Maverick audio tube magic A1 within some more time .. 

 

eitherway these provide the most detailed sound I have heard out of anything that has had the chance to sit on my head/get into my ears .. sometimes the detailing is over-whelming and i feel like i just got some kind brain-freeze from excessive sugar consumption(?)..

post #483 of 580
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Originally Posted by facilitator View Post

 

at the moment - my current setup is onkoy dv-sp 402e-> onkyo tx-sr501-> SA-5k .. its nothing great really and the synergy is not the best either .. 

 

also the other being - laptop->fiio E7-> SA-5k...

 

will be trying the Maverick audio tube magic A1 within some more time .. 

 

 

Have you seen the new Nuforce UDH-100 amp. From the specs, it seems like it would be a good match for these.

post #484 of 580
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Originally Posted by maxmays1 View Post

Have you seen the new Nuforce UDH-100 amp. From the specs, it seems like it would be a good match for these.

 

Looks pretty nice .. might give it a try later.. but I am looking for a used FIIO E9 at the moment .. with the E7 it might be a good deal for the sony and the DT-990 PRO..

 

 

What a fool am I, I was just using the amp section of the FIIO e7 with the sony that is laptop headphone out to FIIO line-in to SA-5k - the sound even though detailed was not energetic - extremely cold and distant .. like a veil..

and now I've discovered the powerful DAC inside the E7 and its pretty amazing with the SA-5k! the veil is completely removed ..and the sound is much more bright and delicious. Oh the bass on these are just so amazingly clear- with a bling bling! .. The song  futile devices by sufjan stevens - mixed by shigeto is a testament to the bass definition and clarity..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNu1imKFR0

 

The Maverick Audio Tube- Magic A1 just really kicked up the dynamics and the overall sound of the SA-5k! the synergy was good and the overall sound was spectacular especially for metal(like necrophagist). The mids were in its 'place' and not overly done like how my receiver used to screw with it..making it shouty and sometimes annoying..


Edited by ayaflo - 2/15/13 at 11:02pm
post #485 of 580
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Originally Posted by facilitator View Post

 

Looks pretty nice .. might give it a try later.. but I am looking for a used FIIO E9 at the moment .. with the E7 it might be a good deal for the sony and the DT-990 PRO..

 

 

What a fool am I, I was just using the amp section of the FIIO e7 with the sony that is laptop headphone out to FIIO line-in to SA-5k - the sound even though detailed was not energetic - extremely cold and distant .. like a veil..

and now I've discovered the powerful DAC inside the E7 and its pretty amazing with the SA-5k! the veil is completely removed ..and the sound is much more bright and delicious. Oh the bass on these are just so amazingly clear- with a bling bling! .. The song  futile devices by sufjan stevens - mixed by shigeto is a testament to the bass definition and clarity..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNu1imKFR0

 

The Maverick Audio Tube- Magic A1 just really kicked up the dynamics and the overall sound of the SA-5k! the synergy was good and the overall sound was spectacular especially for metal(like necrophagist). The mids were in its 'place' and not overly done like how my receiver used to screw with it..making it shouty and sometimes annoying..

Very nice. By the way how long did it take to do the the re-cable?

post #486 of 580
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Originally Posted by maxmays1 View Post

Very nice. By the way how long did it take to do the the re-cable?

 

I got it recabled from another user. 7N occ copper from viablue audio i believe.

 

Eitherway I just wanted to ask you guys, ..

 

this above is the standard trs, but for my SA-5k, the tip is connected to the right speaker and not the left and the ring to the left speaker. Hence my stereo is reversed probably via recabling. But I wanted to confirm this was not one of the trade tricks of Sony to be even more weird in their engineering  and is actually a problem with my SA-5k particularly. My usual playlist is imaged reversely now.. but still with pinpoint accuracy - tongue_smile.gif

post #487 of 580
No, Sony followed conventional TRS wiring for the stock SA5k. Sounds like your recable job was done improperly. ph34r.gif
post #488 of 580
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Originally Posted by facilitator View Post

 

I got it recabled from another user. 7N occ copper from viablue audio i believe.

 

Eitherway I just wanted to ask you guys, 

 

this above is the standard trs, but for my SA-5k, the tip is connected to the right speaker and not the left and the ring to the left speaker. Hence my stereo is reversed probably via recabling. But I wanted to confirm this was not one of the trade tricks of Sony to be even more weird in their engineering  and is actually a problem with my SA-5k particularly. My usual playlist is imaged reversely now.. but still with pinpoint accuracy - tongue_smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

No, Sony followed conventional TRS wiring for the stock SA5k. Sounds like your recable job was done improperly. ph34r.gif

 

obobskivich is correct here. If you are handy with a soldering iron you could switch the wires at the TRS connector. :)

post #489 of 580

someone please help. i have a pair of sa5000 headphones. because of my stupidity, i knocked my headphones over the table onto the floor and now, the right ear side cuts in and out everytime i wiggle the cable on the right side. hopefully i didnt damage the driver and i can resolder the cable

 

if anyone know how to take it apart and what to do, please respond.


Edited by autoesclusivo - 3/2/13 at 12:06am
post #490 of 580
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Originally Posted by autoesclusivo View Post

someone please help. i have a pair of sa5000 headphones. because of my stupidity, i knocked my headphones over the table onto the floor and now, the right ear side cuts in and out everytime i wiggle the cable on the right side. hopefully i didnt damage the driver and i can resolder the cable

 

if anyone know how to take it apart and what to do, please respond.

 

Hey! 

 

Welcome to the forums stranger! 

 

It honestly sounds like just the cable is loose at some point. Where are you wiggling the cable? The right side near the cup or near the "Y split"? You can remove the pad and use a tiny phillips screwdriver to take off the cup. There are 4 screws on the cup to remove and the two sides of the cup just fall separated. 

post #491 of 580

i can make the sound cut in and out right where the cable go into the right earphone.

 

i checked the rest of the cable and its fine. always stored it in a case when i done use it.
 

 

im looking inside and lifting the pad but i cant see any screws.

post #492 of 580

would you know how to remove the pads?

 

thanks

post #493 of 580

The pads hook over a small piece of plastic. Pull the edge of the pads out. 

 

 

 

 

Sounds like the connection is loose inside. You can see some more pictures down below at this link. Might help you understand what's inside a bit more! 

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582696/who-still-has-the-sony-sa5000/225#post_8312432

post #494 of 580

just removed the pads, ill let you know tomorrow once i get inside. hopfully its a loose cable
 

post #495 of 580

Just put mine up for sale if anyone is interested.

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