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I believe there are two types of r10 right?
Bass heavy and the neutral one?
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Yes.

 

I own a LA900 and it is absolutely in the R10 family of sound.  It lacks that euphonic and mellow midrange which made the R10 so special.  On the other hand- the LA900 is more alive than the R10 was.

 

I want to ask headfiers who have experience if the LA7000 may get that midrange closer to the R10's???


Edited by rsbrsvp - Yesterday at 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

I believe there are two types of r10 right?
Bass heavy and the neutral one?

 

4 different drivers actually, the later ones (#4) are more like modified CD3000 drivers since they ran out of r10 stock.

 

Bass has more to do with the damping foam/ foam rings inside the R10 and different states of decay- earlier ones have less bass since most of the foam is deteriorated. Once replaced all revisions have almost the same amount of bass in terms of quantity.


Nothing like the TH900 bass though, which is overwhelming in both quantity and impact.

 

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think that's overstating the th900's bass weight tbh
Edited by up late - Today at 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by En_R View Post

4 different drivers actually, the later ones (#4) are more like modified CD3000 drivers since they ran out of r10 stock.

Bass has more to do with the damping foam/ foam rings inside the R10 and different states of decay- earlier ones have less bass since most of the foam is deteriorated. Once replaced all revisions have almost the same amount of bass in terms of quantity.


Nothing like the TH900 bass though, which is overwhelming in both quantity and impact.


 

Interesting. The same is true about the TH900. Changing the foam ring damper changes the sound in similar ways. With wool felt dampers the TH900 does have a magical midrange, and more correct bass. I was thinking to make a fully wooden assembly for the TH900 much like the R10 but initially keeping the nice Urushi cups and only make a wooden front plate.
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