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Per Currawong's request...


Edited by aamefford - 2/9/13 at 10:32am
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Just got Alpha Pads. Wow, they are definitely not home sewn, top notch, commercial quality.

 

Followed the instruction, a bit confused, seems like there is a lot of dampening material that gets removed.

- First, I had black foam disk behind the Dog ear pad, I got rid of it.

- Second, around the driver there was white foam tape glued to driver enclosure, I gently pulled it up and discarded as well.

- The only thing left is black foam around the driver, and the only protection for the exposed driver is thin mesh of the new pad.

 

Does that sound right or I messed something up?
 

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Just got Alpha Pads. Wow, they are definitely not home sewn, top notch, commercial quality.

 

Followed the instruction, a bit confused, seems like there is a lot of dampening material that gets removed.

- First, I had black foam disk behind the Dog ear pad, I got rid of it.

- Second, around the driver there was white foam tape glued to driver enclosure, I gently pulled it up and discarded as well.

- The only thing left is black foam around the driver, and the only protection for the exposed driver is thin mesh of the new pad.

 

Does that sound right or I messed something up?
 

Sounds right - We had LOTS of discussion during the test - At first I left the white tape and big foam disk.  Once I understood what to do, I did what you describe above.  It sounds better when you install properly!  You did well.

 

What do you think of them?

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

Sounds right - We had LOTS of discussion during the test - At first I left the white tape and big foam disk.  Once I understood what to do, I did what you describe above.  It sounds better when you install properly!  You did well.

 

What do you think of them?


Definitely airier and treblier, before it was quite darker than LCD-2.2, new pads made them closer in timbre. Of course comfort is amazing, was very nice with Dog Pads but with these I can't feel the phones on the head, they just disappear, almost like MDR-1R but Mad Dogs are like three times their weight. Something Audeze need to look into, learn from. biggrin.gif

 

And thanks for confirmation.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 2/9/13 at 6:24pm
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I'm paying attention for when my Alpha pads arrive.... 

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More impressions from people who received their Alpha Pads! I have one coming, but for others who are on the fence..
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Special mention of the Mad Dog again on Schiit's new Asgard 2 product page. I cant seem to copy and paste the quote, but here's the page link:
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Just got Alpha Pads. Wow, they are definitely not home sewn, top notch, commercial quality.

 

Followed the instruction, a bit confused, seems like there is a lot of dampening material that gets removed.

- First, I had black foam disk behind the Dog ear pad, I got rid of it.

- Second, around the driver there was white foam tape glued to driver enclosure, I gently pulled it up and discarded as well.

- The only thing left is black foam around the driver, and the only protection for the exposed driver is thin mesh of the new pad.

 

Does that sound right or I messed something up?
 

My Alpha pads are coming. The replacement seem a little less simple than initially described (which material to be removed).

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^^ It's easy. If you have the black foam disk, then take it out. Later revisions with dogpads had the foam disk sewn into the pad, earlier ones did not. The pull off the white foam tape and install the new pads. It will take five minutes. 

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On the subject of leather care, I've used hand/face moisturizer on pads before with no adverse effect. (and my face was fine too, thanks for asking rolleyes.gif) I'm sure it depends on the kind used, but I'm just throwing that out there. 

Moisturizer sounds like a good bet. I had success using a bit of coconut oil on my Jmoney Beyer leather pads (and other leather stuff). Tropical Traditions sells an unscented and flavorless coconut oil that is cheap and great for cooking and skincare, too. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/pure-coconut-oil.htm

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My Alpha pads are coming. The replacement seem a little less simple than initially described (which material to be removed).

 

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^^ It's easy. If you have the black foam disk, then take it out. Later revisions with dogpads had the foam disk sewn into the pad, earlier ones did not. The pull off the white foam tape and install the new pads. It will take five minutes. 

Dan said (in PM) that alpha pads will come with installation instructions.

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Dan said (in PM) that alpha pads will come with installation instructions.

They do, still could be better if Dan had some installation picture on his site, less questions would be asked.

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Alpha Pads on the way ladeedadeedaaa hoppin' on that bandwagonnnndt880smile.png

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They do, still could be better if Dan had some installation picture on his site, less questions would be asked.

 

Thanks for the suggestion, guys.  I will do a short video on Youtube later today, a video will make it even easier, and I'll add the URL to the video to the directions for future shipments.  

 

I promise the production quality will be just as bad as last time, though today I might clean the desk first....

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Thanks for the suggestion, guys.  I will do a short video on Youtube later today, a video will make it even easier, and I'll add the URL to the video to the directions for future shipments.  

 

I promise the production quality will be just as bad as last time, though today I might clean the desk first....

 

Thanks!

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