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post #2596 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

"I cannot get the 4-pole plug to work in any of my conventional 3-pole jacks."

 

u meant the adaptor to plug into your amp? 

when i connect the stockcable plug into the ultrasone extention socket...

i have to push it in 3/4 way only...that way i get full stereo sound,

if i push it all the way in..the sound is either mono or very distant.

 

 

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get your blue tac, n the felt n the roadkillskin ok...

u will hear ...  solid HEAR-THRU BASSSSSS 

 

after a certain permutation. :P

Thanks.  Actually did that, too, but it is very difficult to find the sweet spot on the plug and then not lose it.

 

Need that doe skin!!  I'll see if my wife has any leather to spare.  Or I am going to be walking around with one glove, or just one sleeve on my leather jacket.


Edited by pataburd - 2/28/14 at 10:06am
post #2597 of 5892
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

3.5 mm or 0.25 in OD.

That's the plug OD, not the barrel which seems between 6and7mm (I don't have a caliper).

 

And while on the subject of Mikros plug/fits, on pg 445-446 of the DIY cable gallery thread, there's an apparently banned Parrots (all his posts are deleted/removed so only those that quoted him remain, that's how I'm infering->) that managed to strip the plastic outer shell so only the metal inner casing remains, which might be how Ted Allen managed to get the T6 viablue mini (#30539) to fit the Mikros. Hopefully Pata can clear this up (patiently waiting his pics of his recabling commission :popcorn:)


Edited by Cagin - 2/28/14 at 10:09am
post #2598 of 5892

GCHA should be in today.

Won't get a chance to audition at home until next week..

Schubert's First Symphony playing from my "office rig".

The modded Mikros 90 are helping me rediscover my period/baroque/classical/romantic . . .  collection, which is pretty large!  

:L3000:

post #2599 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Cagin View Post
 

That's the plug OD, not the barrel which seems between 6and7mm (I don't have a caliper).

 

And while on the subject of Mikros plug/fits, on pg 445-446 of the DIY cable gallery thread, there's an apparently banned Parrots (all his posts are deleted/removed so only those that quoted him remain, that's how I'm infering->) that managed to strip the plastic outer shell so only the metal inner casing remains, which might be how Ted Allen managed to get the T6 viablue mini (#30539) to fit the Mikros. Hopefully Pata can clear this up (patiently waiting his pics of his recabling commission :popcorn:)

Ooops!

You're right: 6.5 mm or 1/4 inch.

Yes.  Ted had to remove the barrel from around the Viablue plug on the Mikros 90 end.

Will try to get pics up this weekend.

Am really enjoying the Teds at home and the Auvio at the office.


Edited by pataburd - 2/28/14 at 10:12am
post #2600 of 5892
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

 

I did just discover that the stupid 4-pole plug wasn't making a good connection when I A/Bed. Sound is way better now :D. But I think there's some congestion that needs to be cleared up. And some stridence that will hopefully reduce. 

 

Do you mean that you didn't have it plugged in all the way? Man, what a noob! :D

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Yup, just got them. First part of 1st song I was thinking "wft, these must need a lot of burn in or something". Second part of 1st song I was thinking "wft, something's wrong with these things". But for the 2nd song, I decided to get the cable plugged in all the way properly. Sounding much better now lol!

 

 

Edit: I just read a few more posts relating to the 4-hole plug deal. I'm not really sure if your problem had to do with not plugging it far enough in or not?


Edited by waynes world - 2/28/14 at 10:30am
post #2601 of 5892

I think he might have the same problem I do. In my case I plug the Mikros cable to the jack on an extension cable/volume knob of my pc desktop Creative 2.1 speaker set. I have to wiggle the mikros cable plug a bit to to avoid distortion+noise or losing the vocal range. I only encountered this with the mikros, it's the only cable I got with 4 poles (mic), all my other normal 3.5mm cables never had this happen.

Fortunately in my case once I find the sweet spot, I can play/listen normally as small cable movement don't affect the plug's position.

 

edit: fully plugged of course

post #2602 of 5892
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post
 

Anyone who can help.

 

In India, these still cost $300. Is there any website, from which I could get it shipped to India, with the price not exceeding $100..

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_74447_Martin-Logan-Mikros-90.html

India is not in their exemption list ;)  

make sure to use the lowest price garantee (right side of the page in the link), use new egg or amazon or whomever currently sells it cheaper. PM me or check my posting history if you're lost.

post #2603 of 5892
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Do you mean that you didn't have it plugged in all the way? Man, what a noob! :D

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

Edit: I just read a few more posts relating to the 4-hole plug deal. I'm not really sure if your problem had to do with not plugging it far enough in or not?

No, sir. Quite the opposite, sir. Too far in. 

 

Yeah, I know.

 

 

I've been reading about it lately on other threads talking about 'phones with 4-pole plugs. The Piston suffers from the same thing, IIRC. This is actually the first time I've used a TRRS plug in a normal stereo jack. I think it's got to do with cellphone jacks and the like having an extra bit in the jack that's responsible for microphone input. But most audio gear doesn't, so you land up lining up the wrong poles by pushing it in completely. 

 

Or something. 

 

Anyway, the remedy is to pull it back a little so the correct bits line up. 

post #2604 of 5892
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post
 

No, sir. Quite the opposite, sir. Too far in. 

 

Yeah, I know.

 

 

I've been reading about it lately on other threads talking about 'phones with 4-pole plugs. The Piston suffers from the same thing, IIRC. This is actually the first time I've used a TRRS plug in a normal stereo jack. I think it's got to do with cellphone jacks and the like having an extra bit in the jack that's responsible for microphone input. But most audio gear doesn't, so you land up lining up the wrong poles by pushing it in completely. 

 

Or something. 

 

Anyway, the remedy is to pull it back a little so the correct bits line up. 

Pulling out is not a good method (where have I heard this before).

 

They make cheap 2/3 pole adapters to fix this. Pulling out instead of using an adapter will often cause distortion on some sources.

post #2605 of 5892
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Pulling out is not a good method (where have I heard this before).

 

They make cheap 2/3 pole adapters to fix this. Pulling out instead of using an adapter will often cause distortion on some sources.

Hah, I think we all know about that by now eh? LOL

post #2606 of 5892
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post
 

No, sir. Quite the opposite, sir. Too far in. 

 

Yeah, I know.

 

 

I've been reading about it lately on other threads talking about 'phones with 4-pole plugs. The Piston suffers from the same thing, IIRC. This is actually the first time I've used a TRRS plug in a normal stereo jack. I think it's got to do with cellphone jacks and the like having an extra bit in the jack that's responsible for microphone input. But most audio gear doesn't, so you land up lining up the wrong poles by pushing it in completely. 

 

Or something. 

 

Anyway, the remedy is to pull it back a little so the correct bits line up. 

 

Thanks. I see the plug difference now. Very interesting. Btw, did your girlfriend give you permission to post her picture here? :p

post #2607 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Cagin View Post
 

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_74447_Martin-Logan-Mikros-90.html

India is not in their exemption list ;)  

make sure to use the lowest price garantee (right side of the page in the link), use new egg or amazon or whomever currently sells it cheaper. PM me or check my posting history if you're lost.

Thank you...

post #2608 of 5892

Got my ET1 in...

DOES NOT fit without a bit of tooling. W/O it starts to wedge in but doesn't make it very far:)

 

Adds a bit of color to the 90. Thicker but has softer sheathing and is more supple than the stock cable.

 

Able to leave the writing on the plug and when inserted it looks no different than if it fit w/o any modifying.

 

Very early but for sound it is a little sweeter, more romantic, and a bit smoother sounding than the stock cable. Seems the same clarity and detail etc. are there but the notes have a little more heft to them at this point. Am running it in now and see if anything changes. 

 

Now the Mikros 90 works just fine on my speaker equipped players w/o pulling out the plug a bit or having both speaker and headphones on at the same time!

 

A little bit of shaving with the Dremmel but well worth the $10 shipped!

post #2609 of 5892

^ Sweet, glad they finally came in. haha

 

Might have to grab one of those $2 auvio cables that is on sale from Da' Shack and see how i like them. : P

post #2610 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

i experimented with pleather over grados once...if u can get it "right", well sealed..

 the bass can be amplified n directed with good punch  i think.  

So i dun doubt the Ms1+HM5pads can excel the cold stockMikros as of NOW..

but not for long. :P

 

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from left to right...v moda 69inch cable with that V cable extention for another can to plug in.

middle is the Ultrasone ext cable..

rightmost is the stock mikros cable.

 

vmoda...big spacey airy rendition

ultrasone...full bodied beefy

stockmikros...clear, brighter.

 

The combo above will give u a portable movie theatre on your ipad. :P

 

PS: u have to open that HOLE ok...otherwise what u get is a 40inch TV movie. :P

^

.... Dat Cableception!!! :cool:

 

Damn you're making that Ultrsone cable sound REALLY juicy and delicious. Too bad it's kinda spendy and is not best for portable use, etc.

 

Man the Fiio Cable via my Audinst MX1 dac/ Vali amp is sounding pretty damn good right now. This is my 2nd fav sound behind the FiiO E17 dac/ vali via stock cable which is more full bodied bassy/ fun. Damn the more textured (more grainy???) strident sound of the FiiO cable sounds kinda more fatiguing with more busy/ faster music genres. Need to lower the volume in order to not get ear raped. haha  :  (

 

Interesting what a lil' cable change can do for these Logans. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

SF,

Just buy some "Tacky" at your local Hobby Lobby ($1.99) and some felt and double-sided tape at the local Dollar Store. 

 

^ Thanks for the heads up meng. Noted, but not ready to mod them yet until i get extra sets in. hoho :veryevil: 


Edited by sfwalcer - 2/28/14 at 2:21pm
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