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You can see that something is behind you, just not particularly well. biggrin.gif I have the originals, but they're beaten all to hell, so we decided to see how the Euro mirrors look.
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Got my T50 measurements. Wanna see flat FR? Here's flat FR. biggrin.gif




http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/FostexT50RPDIYModifiedMagicman.pdf

I gotta say, I think the square waves look good too.
Edited by Magick Man - 7/6/13 at 1:40am
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Got my T50 measurements. Wanna see flat FR? Here's flat FR. biggrin.gif




http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/FostexT50RPDIYModifiedMagicman.pdf

I gotta say, I think the square waves look good too.

 

What mods did you put in to achieve that FR?

Quite a big valley at 10kHz but that's to be expected to a modified T50RP, even the Thunderpants that I tried at the Headphonia has a sharp treble. Guess it's the ortho driver's fault and not the housing.

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Testing equipment doesn't do very well over 10kHz, which is why you see just about all headphones drop off at 10k in frequency sweeps. I especially like how well the square waves turned out. I was only able to tune by ear, but I did use my HE-6s as a sort of test model, while trying to remove a few treble elements in these to make them a little more laid back and unique. Seems my OCD levels of attention to detail finally paid off in something.


Oh, and a new wallpaper-sized image for all:



Edited by Magick Man - 7/6/13 at 11:47am
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My detailer/shop asst sent this to me, awesome info on car detailing. This is the guy I've been thinking about hiring for a few days to come in and work on a few of cars that have complex paint issues (and repainting them isn't really an option). He charges about as much as an orthopedic surgeon, which is why I've been putting it off. redface.gif





In other news, my minion is in flight to NY, NY to close on those old Fezzas and look at a few other interesting potentials (including a 1961 Superamerica 400).
Edited by Magick Man - 7/6/13 at 12:49pm
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Oh, and a new wallpaper-sized image for all:


Thanks! Looks good on the laptop.smile_phones.gif

 

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Testing equipment doesn't do very well over 10kHz, which is why you see just about all headphones drop off at 10k in frequency sweeps. I especially like how well the square waves turned out. I was only able to tune by ear, but I did use my HE-6s as a sort of test model, while trying to remove a few treble elements in these to make them a little more laid back and unique. Seems my OCD levels of attention to detail finally paid off in something.


Oh, and a new wallpaper-sized image for all:

 

I'd be interested as well to know the mod process on the T50's. I figure you must have a full service shop with all the goodies at your disposal so there may be some intriguing little tweaks.

 

 

Never a big fan of the Countach for some reason, the Jalpa on the other hand........

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Yer welcome. smily_headphones1.gif I drive the Countach a lot, comparatively, in many ways I like it more than the Diablo. To me it optimizes the brand more than any other model, and had more of an impact on the car world than practically any other vehicle before it, or since. Sure, it handles like a log sled, not even as well as the Miura, and it actually has a worse power>weight than its older sister (seriously), but to me the look is just...
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I'd be interested as well to know the mod process on the T50's. I figure you must have a full service shop with all the goodies at your disposal so there may be some intriguing little tweaks.

Actually I don't, I do all my work at my desk here in the mancave and it's all by ear. The good thing about that is, apparently my hearing is still pretty good. wink.gif Here's a link to my mod:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/6075#post_8114313
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A velvet-covered Ferrari.....blink.gif

 

http://imgur.com/gallery/bUDx2

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Testing equipment doesn't do very well over 10kHz, which is why you see just about all headphones drop off at 10k in frequency sweeps. I especially like how well the square waves turned out. I was only able to tune by ear, but I did use my HE-6s as a sort of test model, while trying to remove a few treble elements in these to make them a little more laid back and unique. Seems my OCD levels of attention to detail finally paid off in something.


Oh, and a new wallpaper-sized image for all:


Wait your making a headphone? 


Nice picture........ looks great on my Laptop ^^

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Wait your making a headphone? 


Nice picture........ looks great on my Laptop ^^

The headphones Magick is talking about are his modified Fostex T50RP orthodynamics.

You know - one thing that isn't talked about very much is why Fostex has not duplicated the most common mods and released it as a "T100RP" (or whatever). They could sell it for a street price of $250 and I think they would sell very well. Or, they could change the housings to be much more upscale and sell them for $500 as the "TH300". Why don't they??
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It's an ortho so might not fit in their current scheme of things.
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But they still make the RP line of headphones - and all of them are orthos...
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The headphones Magick is talking about are his modified Fostex T50RP orthodynamics.

You know - one thing that isn't talked about very much is why Fostex has not duplicated the most common mods and released it as a "T100RP" (or whatever). They could sell it for a street price of $250 and I think they would sell very well. Or, they could change the housings to be much more upscale and sell them for $500 as the "TH300". Why don't they??

Ohh T50, I would have thought he was making a special headphone to counter the 1000 dollar flagships...... 

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