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post #1381 of 1702

Next batch will go out Sunday/Monday, so keep an eye out for PMs :cool:  This should be the majority of them...

post #1382 of 1702
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

^ just got mine and still savoring at the job well done by modulor.  My pads do smell good too.  Not sure what modulor sprayed it with.  :p

post #1383 of 1702

Jerg & Ryan,

 

You 2 can call me a believer and also very impressed!!!  I want to personally thank Jerg for coming up with this awesome improved pads and Ryan for putting the job together expertly.

 

On both my Woo WA22 and Emotiva Mini-X, my HE500 sounds significantly better, especially on the Emo with smoother and still very airy highs now.  On the WA22, the bass is more thumping than before.  Overall, very coherent and balanced.  I am still getting used to the new decay across the FR but very pleased with what I am hearing.  Here are a few impressions in the PM between me and modulor :

 

WA22 for this comparison:

 

  1. Female vocals are noticeably thicker in the upper range.  This is approaching closer to what I would get from the HD800. Very nice !!!  I like I like  :)
  2. Bass at this point seems to have a "tighter" thumping to it.  Not as wooly/wet as stock pads. This in turn reduces/masks the audible amount of the sub-bass a bit.  More tracks will help confirm this.
  3. Overall less/shorter decay for sure compared to stock velour.  This = cleaner overall sound across the FR.  Not 100% I will like this or prefer the stock decay.
  4. Still airy and open in the upper frequencies but definitely "less" sparkling.  A nice balance overall I believe.

 

:beerchug:

 

Job well done to you both and again, thank you.


Edited by koiloco - 12/20/13 at 5:59pm
post #1384 of 1702
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Jerg & Ryan,

 

You 2 can call me a believer and also very impressed!!!  I want to personally thank Jerg for coming up with this awesome improved pads and Ryan for putting the job together expertly.

 

On both my Woo WA22 and Emotiva Mini-X, my HE500 sounds significantly better, especially on the Emo with smoother and still very airy highs now.  On the WA22, the bass is more thumping than before.  Overall, very coherent and balanced.  I am still getting used to the new decay across the FR but very pleased with what I am hearing.  Here are a few impressions in the PM between me and modulor :

 

WA22 for this comparison:

 

  1. Female vocals are noticeably thicker in the upper range.  This is approaching closer to what I would get from the HD800. Very nice !!!  I like I like  :)
  2. Bass at this point seems to have a "tighter" thumping to it.  Not as wooly/wet as stock pads. This in turn reduces/masks the audible amount of the sub-bass a bit.  More tracks will help confirm this.
  3. Overall less/shorter decay for sure compared to stock velour.  This = cleaner overall sound across the FR.  Not 100% I will like this or prefer the stock decay.
  4. Still airy and open in the upper frequencies but definitely "less" sparkling.  A nice balance overall I believe.

 

:beerchug:

 

Job well done to you both and again, thank you.

If you are used to a particular sound, it'll undoubtedly take a little bit of time for your brain to understand the new tonal balance. Keep listening and do share more matured impressions, whether it be positive or negative.

post #1385 of 1702
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

If you are used to a particular sound, it'll undoubtedly take a little bit of time for your brain to understand the new tonal balance. Keep listening and do share more matured impressions, whether it be positive or negative.

There were certain aspects of the upper mid range I had to get used to when modding my pads (damping hole mod only). 

post #1386 of 1702

@Modulor: Love your work mate.

post #1387 of 1702

I can take some "product" shots for you modulor in the New Year (and whenever mine arrive). Like this one for the J$ :)

 


Edited by bcpk - 12/21/13 at 8:34am
post #1388 of 1702
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Originally Posted by bcpk View Post
 

I can take some "product" shots for you modulor in the New Year (and whenever mine arrive). Like this one for the J$ :)

 

I'm sure that would be much appreciated by all!  I could incorporate them into the jergpad tutorial too...need to update that in the next few weeks.

post #1389 of 1702
I received my Jergpads today- A big Thanks to Modulor, the build quality is professional and amazing. And a big thanks to Jerg for the knowledge and foresight to conceive this mod. Looking forward to hearing the results very soon.
Edited by Zuckfun - 12/23/13 at 12:46pm
post #1390 of 1702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

I received my Jergpads today- A big Thanks to Modulor, the build quality is professional and amazing. And a big thanks to Jerg for the knowledge and foresight to conceive this mod. Looking forward to hearing the results very soon.

the first post in this thread has a video of the install that should help.

 

Here is a screen shot form the video.

 

post #1391 of 1702
Trying not to overstate it, but the Jergpads are outstanding. Recordings where the cymbals were grating, are tamed and much more enjoyable now. Perhaps even more dramatic though- the music has more body- a more realistic timbre to it. Not sure if I'm describing it right, but there's an amazing improvement to the entire presentation. Bravo gentlemen, Bravo.
Edited by Zuckfun - 12/23/13 at 5:32pm
post #1392 of 1702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

Trying not to overstate it, but the Jergpads are outstanding. Recordings where the cymbals were grating, are tamed and much more enjoyable now. Perhaps even more dramatic though, is the music has more body- a more realistic timbre to it. Not sure if I'm describing it right, but there's an amazing improvement to the entire presentation. Bravo gentlemen, Bravo.

you are just dreamin.  It's a total placebo effect.  Wake me up please when you are done. :D

Kidding asides, you are dead on when you said "more body", timbre is much "thicker" and more balanced.  I am enjoying my jergpads very much too for the past couple days.

I haven't done the bass port mod yet.  Not sure If I will though.

post #1393 of 1702

Hoping I get a Christmas Eve present in the mail tomorrow. If not, I'm looking forward to it anyway.

 

Started listening to my HE-500 again, and yes some parts like cymbals can get grating. If the Jergpads clean up the sound and distortion there, I'm gonna be very happy.

post #1394 of 1702
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

you are just dreamin.  It's a total placebo effect.  Wake me up please when you are done. :D

Kidding asides, you are dead on when you said "more body", timbre is much "thicker" and more balanced.  I am enjoying my jergpads very much too for the past couple days.

I haven't done the bass port mod yet.  Not sure If I will though.

 

I think jergpad madness has affected your brain.  Bass port mod is for the Q701, et al.  If you find a bass port on the HE-500s, you be sure to post some pix  ;)

post #1395 of 1702
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

I think jergpad madness has affected your brain.  Bass port mod is for the Q701, et al.  If you find a bass port on the HE-500s, you be sure to post some pix  ;)

lmao.  After couple glasses of wine, they are all "port" to me or just holes for something to go through.  :D

It was the bass vent mod that I was referring to for Jergpads.  :etysmile:

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