They say idle hands are the devil's playthings...
Look what arrived the other day. Feature of note: variable bass vents! This should be interesting.
Why yes, I think I will...
blah blah blah, I didn't actually read any of it
hello my pretty, I will be gutting you soon
a small screwdriver is all you need to pop the retaining ring off
this fuzzy disk is actually important to prevent the baffle/driver from vibrating against the retaining ring and mounting tabs underneath
oh she's naked now!
naked from the backside, you naughty thing
the jack actually plugs into a "hole" in the bottom of the cup, and is held in place with a single screw
it comes out quite easily
For those curious in how to remove the T50rp drivers, see my earlier transplant here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/648893/ortho-transplant-t50rp-drivers-into-v-moda-crossfade-lots-of-pictures
Now let's check for fit/clearance... eek that's going to be tight
wow, not much depth clearance either (the baffle sits on top of the ring of ridges)
In an effort to keep things as non-destructive as possible, I needed some new baffles. Big thanks to Jason from http://www.customcans.co.uk/ who cut these out for me
I mentioned this was a tight fit right?
a lot of fiddling and twisting is required to actually get the thing to fit
(that's what she said)
Hmm, while we're at it...
Let's add a hole on the backside (after taking out the shield of course). Maybe it'll add more base, maybe not, but if it doesn't work we'll just cover it back up.
Standard stuff, put some acoustic foam in the cup. Some more pieces were fit in there to cover up the gaps. Twaron angel hair (acoustic filler) in varying amounts was later stuffed in.
That post in the middle actually presses against the stock driver for stability. For that reason I did not remove it, as I am trying to keep everything reversible.
I do have a 4-pin mini xlr jack... not going to install that at the moment... maybe later
it looks like it'll just barely fit, but I don't want to damage the bass vent slider either
This is the left side, which was considerably harder to get to fit properly because the jack eats up a lot of valuable space inside. Those arrows indicate the *only* orientation that I could find where the baffle and driver actually fit into the cup
Put it back together with the fuzzy disk, and a piece of soft felt on top of that
Boom. None the wiser.
Edited by Armaegis - 3/25/13 at 5:34pm