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post #7126 of 14257
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


Just do it. The TH900 mids really benefit from a good tube amp, which I am willing to bet your ZD will be.

Actually you did wake me up !! I am placing the order today. Thanks man.

post #7127 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

Wow pretty long! And nice color.
If is mogami you can probaly get around $30 I guess. If its cardas prob $50?

I had mine made by plussound but it was xlr to rsa for $100.

It's Mogami Neglex 2534 microphone cable. XLR connector is Neutrik, 1/4" plug is Vampire Wire.
post #7128 of 14257
I am going to reterminate my th900 to balance and hookup with this speaker taps that I made this morning.



post #7129 of 14257
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I am going to reterminate my th900 to balance and hookup with this speaker taps that I made this morning.
 

Whoa ! speaker taps ! of which amp ? might be too much for TH 900.

post #7130 of 14257
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Originally Posted by punit View Post

Whoa ! speaker taps ! of which amp ? might be too much for TH 900.

Ya probably an overkill but just want to try. My dad has marrantz and old panasonic amps so if I get a chance I will drop by his house to test.

I made this so I can use it with HE6 (ordering soon).
post #7131 of 14257
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Originally Posted by archeryc View Post

You guys mod the TH900 to balance version? Will there any benefits gained as high impedance headphones?

Does the balance mod improves the midrange of TH900? smily_headphones1.gif


The main benefit is that it removes crosstalk between channels assuming your amp is balanced also.

post #7132 of 14257
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Originally Posted by germay0653 View Post


The main benefit is that it removes crosstalk between channels assuming your amp is balanced also.

Ok so what does that mean to my ears? I am not that technical person. Sry.

All I know if feeds more power (watt wise)? But th900 is low imp so doesn't require lot of voltage?
post #7133 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


Ok so what does that mean to my ears? I am not that technical person. Sry.

All I know if feeds more power (watt wise)? But th900 is low imp so doesn't require lot of voltage?


In non-balanced (Single Ended - SE) cabling the ground is shared between the left and right channels so some of the signal from the left channel may cross into the right channel and vice versa (at the ground connection on the voice coil of the transducers), hence why it's called crosstalk.  Having balanced cables and amps ususally results in better separation and more output voltage.  The extra voltage is advantageous power hungry cans, HifiMAN HE-6, but not so much for the less power hungry cans like the FostexTH900.  If you amp isn't balanced then there no point to the cabling plus you amp may not have the output connectors that the balanced cable requires.

 

Hope that helps.

post #7134 of 14257
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Originally Posted by germay0653 View Post


In non-balanced (Single Ended - SE) cabling the ground is shared between the left and right channels so some of the signal from the left channel may cross into the right channel and vice versa (at the ground connection on the voice coil of the transducers), hence why it's called crosstalk.  Having balanced cables and amps ususally results in better separation and more output voltage.  The extra voltage is advantageous power hungry cans, HifiMAN HE-6, but not so much for the less power hungry cans like the FostexTH900.  If you amp isn't balanced then there no point to the cabling plus you amp may not have the output connectors that the balanced cable requires.

Hope that helps.

Do you think I will damage th900 if i connect to the speaker amp using the speaker taps?
post #7135 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


Do you think I will damage th900 if i connect to the speaker amp using the speaker taps?

only if you don't start from zero. if you have the volume up too high to start with, it could damage the drivers...with powerful speaker amps, you're not going to get a lot of play with the volume unless you attenuate it with resistors. the robinette box or some system of utilizing resistors in parallel can give you both attenuation and also the proper load for your amps so they "see" the proper speaker-like loads.

 

to be honest, i don't know what the benefit is of using speaker amps for easy to drive headphones like the th900 or grados or denons, etc.  

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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

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http://imgur.com/a/aPScA

Nice high-res photos, 00300 not far off my th900s at 00365, which is easy to remember as it's same amount of days in a year :D

post #7138 of 14257

subscribed ;)  I´m paring them with an Auralic Taurus, terrific combo. Anyway, they sound good from almost anything

post #7139 of 14257

I was thinking I could opt for simpler life, sell my other headphones and get the TH900. My music library consists mostly of rock & metal, with some pop and electronic music in the mix; most of them are 320kbs mp3 and some FLACs.

My goal setup would be HRT MSII+ > Lovely Cube DIY amp > TH900, and for portable use Astell & Kern AK100 > TH900. Is there any sense in this?

post #7140 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

I was thinking I could opt for simpler life, sell my other headphones and get the TH900. My music library consists mostly of rock & metal, with some pop and electronic music in the mix; most of them are 320kbs mp3 and some FLACs.

My goal setup would be HRT MSII+ > Lovely Cube DIY amp > TH900, and for portable use Astell & Kern AK100 > TH900. Is there any sense in this?

 

I think so, for that kind of music, TH900 is quite nice

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