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any place i can buy replacement pads?

post #3137 of 3203
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any place i can buy replacement pads?

Try contacting Fostex, or do you want non-oem pads?

post #3138 of 3203
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Originally Posted by thug behram View Post
 

any place i can buy replacement pads?


I was curious too. Your profile doesn't say what country you are in. The list of distributors is at:

http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/distributors/index.php

 

I contacted American Music and Sound in the USA. They sell the pads.

 

AMS-8560014000 (EAR PAD TH-900 TH-600 TH-500RP) retail price $28.99/pad

 

I worked with:

 

Andrea F Brown │ Parts Customer Service
American Music and Sound
4325 Executive Dr. Suite 300
Southaven, MS 38672
Ph: 866.474.7711 x4109  │Fax:  514.457.4012
Email: Andrea.Brown@americanmusicandsound.com

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Originally Posted by Allanmarcus View Post


I was curious too. Your profile doesn't say what country you are in. The list of distributors is at:
http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/distributors/index.php

I contacted American Music and Sound in the USA. They sell the pads.

AMS-8560014000 (EAR PAD TH-900 TH-600 TH-500RP) retail price $28.99/pad

I worked with:

Andrea F Brown │ Parts Customer Service

American Music and Sound

4325 Executive Dr. Suite 300

Southaven, MS 38672

Ph: 866.474.7711 x4109  │Fax:  514.457.4012

Email: Andrea.Brown@americanmusicandsound.com

Thanks I actually went that route too and spoke to Andrea as well. She still hasn't given me a proper answer whether she will ship to Canada or how much it will be.
post #3140 of 3203

Well, I just installed the Lawton tune-up kit and it makes a difference. Hard to say exactly how much without doing a side by side comparison, but I think the bass is tighter and the treble tamed a little (as least I want to believe that). For $50 it was probably worth it. I almost lost a screw and panicked, but it fell into the cub, so I was OK.

 

I'm looking for a case. I like the CASEBUDi line. Anyone try an XL or XXL with the TH600?

 

What about the Brainwavz Large Hard Headphone Case?

 

The slapa just doesn't do it for me, but it will work if I have to.

 

Any other budget options that anyone has tried?

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Has anyone tried the mrspeakers doggie treats felt pads with the th600 to attenuate the treble?
post #3142 of 3203

Hi

 

Some time ago someone sent me pair of TH600 for modding.

Priorities:

Removable cable with better sound and ergonomics than the stock one

Bulletproof plugs and sockets

Better SQ of course

 

It was rather complicated because of very limited space inside housing. The only sockets small enough that I knew of was SMC hifiman connectors, but they're known to fail. So I begaun my search for a better option, and found some connectors used in CERN and nuclear plants, made in switzerland, and as a tech-freak I could not resist to use them.

 

So I came up with something like this:

 

 

 

I've made wooden housings for sockets, mounted with hex screws. Rosewood finished with osmo oil/wax

 

 

Without cable:

 

 

Better view at sockets

 

 

And 8 core custom cable with nylon sleeving, litz geometry, wooden splitter made of the same rosewood used for socket housings

 

 

They're slightly modded internally, I've reduced booming low end, brought up mid range a bit, and softened up harsh highs, so they're easier on ears than for example TH900.

 

Hope you like it  :)

post #3143 of 3203

@michauczok really nice work.  What type of connectors are those?  I've used the SMC as you noted due to size on mine but if those are better then I may look in to them.

post #3144 of 3203

I think PeterEK currently uses 2.5mm jacks or something for the detachable cable mod, you might want to pm him about that.

post #3145 of 3203

That's LEMO 00 series, similar to e-valucons in Mr Speakers.

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That's LEMO 00 series, similar to e-valucons in Mr Speakers.

Did you drill into the metal housing ?biggrin.gif
post #3147 of 3203
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That's LEMO 00 series, similar to e-valucons in Mr Speakers.

Thanks for the info

 

They look a little like the HD-800 connectors if using 2 pin version, pricy stuff, think I'll stick to the SMC unless I can find a cheap supplier, may just try one set to see how they are.

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I tried to avoid drilling, but I gave up, so there are 2 small threaded holes.

DavidA, you can try chinese suppliers on aliexpres or alibaba, I've seen identical connectors there, not sure about the quality though.

post #3149 of 3203
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I tried to avoid drilling, but I gave up, so there are 2 small threaded holes.

DavidA, you can try chinese suppliers on aliexpres or alibaba, I've seen identical connectors there, not sure about the quality though.

Thanks, I'll take a look at those sites, got nothing here in Hawaii :(

post #3150 of 3203
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Originally Posted by michauczok View Post
 

 

 

 

They're slightly modded internally, I've reduced booming low end, brought up mid range a bit, and softened up harsh highs, so they're easier on ears than for example TH900.

 

Hope you like it  :)

 

So you did all this simply with a cable? Or did you have other stuff done internally?

 

I've applied the Lawton Tune-Up, shaped the pads for AlphaPads, and I've ordered 'Doggie Treats' from MrSpeakers. I think that combination has the potential to really be great.  

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