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post #3346 of 6077
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

There, ftfy! :D 


^ But i wasn't even talkin' about dem mods though. :rolleyes:

 

Someone sure got ahead of themselves. :tongue:

post #3347 of 6077
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

+1! 90's going under the streaming mod knife again as we speak...


This is just the start. Soon you will literally be dreaming about modimicatin', as well as coming up with solutions in those dreams. I jest not.

 Getting a taste now, then we can move you over to somewhere else soon.

It's a big wide world out there young man.

 

Think like a driver, think like sound, feel it, become one with it, let not a single thought enter between the sound, and that which you are.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/111193/orthodynamic-roundup

As Mr Marty McFly sayeth regarding this link above " I am your density, err ummm I mean your deeeestiny"

Edited by nick n - 3/7/14 at 11:22pm
post #3348 of 6077

#1 most active thread currently :D

post #3349 of 6077
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Nim,

Check Lors' signature.

It's his latest and favorite mod.

Plus it's reversible if you don't like it.

But you need to wait until your stock pair settles down.

I use my stock set at work and the modded set at home and enjoy both.


Why should I wait till the stock pair settles down?

post #3350 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


Why should I wait till the stock pair settles down?


^ Would advice to mod after you finalize burn-in as well, so you will have a good grasp of how they truly sound. :)

post #3351 of 6077
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ Would advice to mod after you finalize burn-in as well, so you will have a good grasp of how they truly sound. :)


2-300 hrs is so far away though....

post #3352 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


Why should I wait till the stock pair settles down?

To avoid confounding the modding effects and the burn-in effects.

post #3353 of 6077

 

very interesting vid...

 

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put on your moddedMikros

 

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sound quality not the best..but is this the NEW MJ....???

http://youtu.be/95SartoN0Fs


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/8/14 at 6:49am
post #3354 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

I've modded my he-500 but still fear degradation in SQ with these mods on the mikros...

Since the mods discussed on this thread are all completely reversible, there is inherently no risk [other than breaking the wire connection to the leftear driver].

 

Plus, the really amazing thing about the Mikros 90 is that they seem to always present you with the best possible outcome from any given set of circumstances.  For example, I initially removed the tab to the bass port/a.k.a. "[Rabbit] Hole" from the back of the driver and added only a small circular disc of open cell foam to the bottom of the cup.  Even though the bass lost some texture, the soundstage seemed to enlarge to an "open can"-like quantity and quality, the mids got deeper, more expansive and better developed and the treble seemed to take on a silky transparency.      

 

I subsequently "undid" this ridiculously simple mod to try Lors' patented MIKROSHEARTHRUBASS mod, and am happy with that, too.

 

Last night I unpackaged a third(!) pair and have them burning in as we speak.  I want to improve the initial "foam" mod to bring the bass texture back while retaining the aforementioned enhancements.  

 

The Mikros 90's uncanny--excuse the pun--ability to draw on seemingly endless stores of sonic potential is one of their most endearing and exciting attributes. You will want to exploit their vast reserves, and you will end up having so much fun making discoveries along the way!!

 

BUT IT ALL BEGINS BY GOING DOWN "THE HOLE".


Edited by pataburd - 3/8/14 at 4:16am
post #3355 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

very interesting vid...

Lors,

You're up early.

Will give this video a spin.

Check out Hiroshima:

 

Here is a sample cut:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz75ORa_nRE

 

Check out some of the more "traditional" styled cuts:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkzxD-0FoJs

 

Really enjoying the Japanese strings, winds and percussion with the Logans.


Edited by pataburd - 3/8/14 at 4:33am
post #3356 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


2-300 hrs is so far away though....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ50W3AOFjk

 

[Dire Straits: So Far Away]

 

:smile_phones: 


Edited by pataburd - 3/8/14 at 5:57am
post #3357 of 6077
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

I had a "Mikros 90 Moment" the other day.

I couldn't remember where my 6th pair was!!

Tore the apartment up and finally found it in a box in the closet.

This can only happen to a Mikros 90 Hoarder.

:smile_phones:


Ya, I did the same thing, had one sitting in its case on my bookshelf, blended right in, talk about HIGH Anxiety , looked all over, could not figure out what I did  with them, and when I go into that mode, I can't relax until I fix or find my problem. I am down to 2 pairs, so I am felling a bit vulnerable, 2 more pair would certainly make me much less nervous.

post #3358 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

one serious risk is definitely BREAKING those wires... 

i know i will have a hard time soldering them back..my hand shakes, my eyes blurry.

 

The rest of the work is a piece of cake...reckon i have opened it up more than 20times. 15 times

the screwthreads, the pads  are still holding up

 

Soundwise, i know which of the 20+ variations i liked for what reasons...n its synergy with my diff setups.

 Its a discovery process that each must walk thru...

albeit can be more efficient with info from those who have attempted them.

 

Fear .. is a Thrill to be FACED... 

( the risk is 100bucks..:P )


Worst case situation, if you break your wires, and can't get them fixed, send it to me, I will fix it for you and get them right back out. PM me if you run into trouble. Free

post #3359 of 6077
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

It's time to chose a side. 

 

The bassheads who always want more (it's never enough for them) against those who subscribe to the natural balance of things.

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

 

 

 

 

They shall be defeated and forced to submit...

 

 

...those who don't will pay dearly.

 

 

No mercy for the bassheads!


Gummy Bear craziness , I have been sensing some outside pressure to change up our forums, I for one don't mind if those who want a sterile conversation without us nuts is a reasonable request, keep us posted on how that goes... I for one will just like hanging with my new buds here, or is ir hear ? Having 2 pairs.. or 6 or more for some, I can have a stock pair and not fear the change, and also have a bass slamming pair that really works well with movies and gaming and music too.

post #3360 of 6077
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
^ Thanks meng appreciate the hard work as always.:tongue_smile: Keep on refining your mod and keep on sharing. Who cares what others think, this thread is good as it is, no need to change a thing. And no need for a new on as well since the OP agreed to update the 1st post with all the links...................... i just need to go back in and data mine this beyatch!!! :ph34r:

Absolutely...no doubt...for sure.  This is far and away the most useful and entertaining thread on Head Fi.  Don't mess with something that ain't broke...does not apply, however, to modding perfectly good OTB Mikros 90's.

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