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Jecklin Float Model One find.

post #1 of 7
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Hi,
first time for me on this forum and what an interesting place it is.
I was at our local re-cycling centre the other day when I had a look in the shed that is for items that might be of some use and free to take away. Sitting there in a somewhat unloved manner was a set of Jecklin Float Model Ones! I had been thinking about these recently and so I was amazed that, out of the blue, a set just fell into my hands! Yes, they do work, and yes the foam coverings are well and truly disintegrated and the mesh panels have become partly detached.
I have had a look at other posts regarding the Model One's to see what other people are doing with them and what they make of them sonically. I have yet to listen to them properly because of the state of them, but the reports that I have read say that the high frequencies are rolled off and they are not to deep in the bass.
Looking at the mesh grills that the drivers are attached too, it seems to me that the hole size of the mesh is very small and therefore might constrain the sound coming from the drivers in an adverse manner. Has anyone tried a more open mesh? I will replace the foam as applicable and generally clean them up but is there anything else I can do to them to ensure that they perform to their maximum?
Whilst I'm here, are there any cheap and cheerful DAC Headphone amps that are worth buying?

Cheers
post #2 of 7

Wow nice find! I believe that you can still get a foam replacement kit for those. Someone should chime in here no doubt to tell you where.

 

Drivers are functional?

 

Oh welcome to the forums.

 

and sorry about your wallet. So it begins.


Edited by nick n - 6/18/12 at 1:28am
post #3 of 7

I bought new foam for my Model 1 & 2 from Sugden Audio in the GB or contact 'precide' i think is the spelling who make the Ergo headphone. They will know who will supply you new foam


Edited by tintin40 - 8/5/12 at 3:33pm
post #4 of 7

http://www.precide.ch/

 
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Originally Posted by JerryOli View Post

Hi,
first time for me on this forum and what an interesting place it is.
I was at our local re-cycling centre the other day when I had a look in the shed that is for items that might be of some use and free to take away. Sitting there in a somewhat unloved manner was a set of Jecklin Float Model Ones! I had been thinking about these recently and so I was amazed that, out of the blue, a set just fell into my hands! Yes, they do work, and yes the foam coverings are well and truly disintegrated and the mesh panels have become partly detached.
I have had a look at other posts regarding the Model One's to see what other people are doing with them and what they make of them sonically. I have yet to listen to them properly because of the state of them, but the reports that I have read say that the high frequencies are rolled off and they are not to deep in the bass.
Looking at the mesh grills that the drivers are attached too, it seems to me that the hole size of the mesh is very small and therefore might constrain the sound coming from the drivers in an adverse manner. Has anyone tried a more open mesh? I will replace the foam as applicable and generally clean them up but is there anything else I can do to them to ensure that they perform to their maximum?
Whilst I'm here, are there any cheap and cheerful DAC Headphone amps that are worth buying?
Cheers
post #5 of 7

Obligatory.

post #6 of 7

It baffles me how anyone could throw away something this stylish

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by machoboy View Post

It baffles me how anyone could throw away something this stylish

 

They make you feel like you're in the space. wink.gif

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