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post #3676 of 8822
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Originally Posted by Stealer View Post
 

Can anyone explained this pinout on the AD.

 On the Mrspeaker's website. ..https://www.mrspeakers.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=69

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Pinout For Custom Cables

The Alpha Dog use a dual-entry cable attachment.    The plug is available to cable manufacturers at www.evalucon.com, and the part number is SN-8-4(P).  We will have these available for purchase on our site begining October 9, 2013.  

Left:  

1 = L+

2 = L - (or ground for single ended cables)

3 = L+

4 = L- (or ground for single ended cables)

 

Right:

1 = R+

2 = R - (or ground for single ended cables)

3 = R+

4 = R- (or ground for single ended cables)

 

does this mean that both the L&R connectors have pin 1 & 3 shorted & 2 & 4 shorted?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

The pinout is the same on the phone side and the only difference amp-side is that the (-) wires are joined as ground.  We follow the standard pinout for 4Pin XLR and 1/4".

Again, what is the pin out on the headphone side?

Hope to get a confirmation so I can diy my cable...

post #3677 of 8822
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Is Dan taking md's for upgrades yet? I signed up a while back and have heard nothing since. Anyone got any info on this?

 

 

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Until our backlog is under 6 weeks we will not start upgrades. My guess is that we will really start upgrades in small volumes in late Nov and high volume in January, as that is always a slow month.
post #3678 of 8822
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Better 60 posts late than never, I guess. Thanks for the info.
post #3679 of 8822
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Originally Posted by Stealer View Post
 

 

 

Again, what is the pin out on the headphone side?

Hope to get a confirmation so I can diy my cable...

 

That IS the pin on the headphone side.  It is the same regardless of cable.  This is why you can change the cable to work with any amp, the headphone is always correctly wired.  If you have further questions PM me...  :-)

post #3680 of 8822

Purrin.....if your're out there, any impressions on a production sample of the Alpha Dog? Especially following your listening to the new Audeze headphones, and now that you have the Abyss....

 

:popcorn:

post #3681 of 8822
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

That IS the pin on the headphone side.  It is the same regardless of cable.  This is why you can change the cable to work with any amp, the headphone is always correctly wired.  If you have further questions PM me...  :-)

 

IMO, please make all discussions pertaining to MrSpeakers product public even if it is not directly about the AD.  Input about cables, amps, connectors, tuning, maintenance...can all benefit someone if not everyone following this thread.

post #3682 of 8822
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Wonder if these will ever come in black (better yet matte black) or even white (as per prototype image on 1st pg). That'd tempt me even more not really a fan of red although the finish does look nice.

Since they are painted with automotive paint, that makes it relatively simple to paint them whatever color you want by a) disassembling them and sending the cups to a high-end automotive detailer, or b) just remove the pads and cables and have the detailer mask the rest of the headphones.

 

Cars are painted with microscopic level of detail all the time, and so it seems far more likely that you can get whatever color you want by taking care of it yourself, rather than wait for MrSpeakers to change their mind and add a color scheme that happens to appeal to you.

post #3683 of 8822
I hope we start seeing all kinds of custom paint jobs in the near future.

As mentioned, a matte black would be awesome.
post #3684 of 8822

I doubt Dan would go for something like that. Maybe a 3rd party might be interested, like Colorware but I doubt it. 

post #3685 of 8822

Yeah, Dan is kindly busy right now with his long schedule so I think we should not bother him about the color scheme anymore. If the ear cups were metal we can swap whatever metal skins that we like such as V-Moda but these are different.

 

I am thinking of decreasing the weight of the cables. Do you think MoonAudio aftermarket cables such as Jude ordered could decrease the weight a bit or just other aftermarket  cable brands ? I mean the original cable with Alpha Dog is kindly thick. Thanks.


Edited by LoveKnight - 11/3/13 at 7:16pm
post #3686 of 8822
So. First impressions from the alpha dog.
Sounds wide soundstage for a closed back, but not open sounding in any way. Treble sounds "dull" as some others might state as well. Its bass might not be considered ideal for all genres, as it lacks the impact that I personally like from the he-500. The midrange sounds good and linear, but might have an overall "off" timbre IMO. It just doesn't live up to the hype from my experience.
post #3687 of 8822
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Yeah, Dan is kindly busy right now with his long schedule so I think we should not bother him about the color scheme anymore. If the ear cups were metal we can swap whatever metal skins that we like such as V-Moda but these are different.

 

I am thinking of decreasing the weight of the cables. Do you think MoonAudio aftermarket cables such as Jude ordered could decrease the weight a bit or just other aftermarket  cable brands ? I mean the original cable with Alpha Dog is kindly thick. Thanks.

Moon Audio cables are usually thick ( I currently own for HD650 and HD700) but Q-Audio are thin and light (I currently own for HD800)

post #3688 of 8822

I'm using the Q-audio cable.  Very light, negligible weight.  Silk sheath.  The stock cable doesn't bother me too much.  One advantage I've found over the stock cable is that when I turn my head 90 degrees with the Q cable I don't lose a channel.  Anybody else experience this with the stock cable?

 

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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post
 

I am thinking of decreasing the weight of the cables. Do you think MoonAudio aftermarket cables such as Jude ordered could decrease the weight a bit or just other aftermarket  cable brands ? I mean the original cable with Alpha Dog is kindly thick. Thanks.

post #3689 of 8822
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post
 

 

If you are experiencing this with the stock cable let me know, we can easily replace it.  This should *never* happen.

post #3690 of 8822

Thanks Dan,  I will try to reproduce this issue tomorrow and if it continues I'll shoot you an email.  

 

 

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If you are experiencing this with the stock cable let me know, we can easily replace it.  This should *never* happen.

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