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Originally Posted by morph2k4 View Post
 

 

These, right?

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/hd800-female-socket-panel-mount-connector-sold-in-pairs 

 

They look to be about the same diameter as the mini XLR's.  Do you have reason to believe they are actually smaller?

 

Yes.

 

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Yes.

 

BOOM!

Haha too fine!

:D

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Awesome, those look perfect!  It's a shame they are 100 bucks for a full set, but I don't think I have any other options.  Is there anything that holds the connectors in other than friction?
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Awesome, those look perfect!  It's a shame they are 100 bucks for a full set, but I don't think I have any other options.  Is there anything that holds the connectors in other than friction?

a 7mm nut on the back end.

post #1565 of 6191

They have a pair of positive locking tabs perpendicular to the indexing tab.

 

Lemo connectors are some of the best in the world. They're expensive because of the quality. I don't know that I trust an audio vendor for genuine connectors.

 

If you're willing to take the time to go on Lemo's website and figure out the model number you want you can order them through a dealer or search on e-bay. Might find them cheaper.

post #1566 of 6191
Or you can use female casing mounting RCA (binding post RCA) at booth side your headphone cups. Cheaper, easier, and easy to find.
Edited by audiofreakie - 3/10/14 at 12:44am
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lol at a hundred bucks for these... 

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Lemo's are what I use for all of my detachable mods. A pain to work with but the best looking detach mod ever.

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Pretty pictures. I don't have them on me right now but I can get some more pics later.





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Originally Posted by PXSS View Post

Pretty pictures. I don't have them on me right now but I can get some more pics later.





 
nice! those are the d7000s, right? did you have to make the hole larger to fit the Lemo connector?
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Mark Lawton Modded D2000 and yes, I had to drill through them, original hole diameter is roughly 5.5mm so there is no chance you will fit anything in there without drilling. I have access to a drill press and a vise, so it was done in a very precise manner. The only other modder that I've seen do something similar is Martin at Martin Custom Audio, I would like to say about a year ago, and he used 1/8 inch mono jacks as the connector, a much more cost efficient approach but not as nice looking in my opinion, and I also have something against mono plugs and shorting your drivers when plugging the connector in and being able to be unplugged when tugged. With the Lemo, I don't ever have to worry about either of those. It was a miserable process but well worth it. I have also done the same mod on my HE400s so I can use all of my cables on either headphone.

 

Edit: Martin's D2K Detach link

http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2013/02/cocobolo-denon-d2000-cups-with-18-jacks.html


Edited by PXSS - 3/10/14 at 2:22am
post #1572 of 6191
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Mark Lawton Modded D2000 and yes, I had to drill through them, original hole diameter is roughly 5.5mm so there is no chance you will fit anything in there without drilling. I have access to a drill press and a vise, so it was done in a very precise manner. The only other modder that I've seen do something similar is Martin at Martin Custom Audio, I would like to say about a year ago, and he used 1/8 inch mono jacks as the connector, a much more cost efficient approach but not as nice looking in my opinion, and I also have something against mono plugs and shorting your drivers when plugging the connector in and being able to be unplugged when tugged. With the Lemo, I don't ever have to worry about either of those. It was a miserable process but well worth it. I have also done the same mod on my HE400s so I can use all of my cables on either headphone.

 

Edit: Martin's D2K Detach link

http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2013/02/cocobolo-denon-d2000-cups-with-18-jacks.html

that's a very nice mod. i've been thinking about putting in some hardware on my d7000...the Lemo connectors look like what i want. i have access to a drill press, too, so maybe i can convince my friend to do the drilling for me. i like the idea of having the same connectors on multiple headphones and just have a couple of different cables. i wish the Alpha Dogs used the same connectors. but they're much more expensive so i understand dan's choice for the ADs. thanks for the info...

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Originally Posted by PXSS View Post

 
Mark Lawton Modded D2000 and yes, I had to drill through them, original hole diameter is roughly 5.5mm so there is no chance you will fit anything in there without drilling. I have access to a drill press and a vise, so it was done in a very precise manner. The only other modder that I've seen do something similar is Martin at Martin Custom Audio, I would like to say about a year ago, and he used 1/8 inch mono jacks as the connector, a much more cost efficient approach but not as nice looking in my opinion, and I also have something against mono plugs and shorting your drivers when plugging the connector in and being able to be unplugged when tugged. With the Lemo, I don't ever have to worry about either of those. It was a miserable process but well worth it. I have also done the same mod on my HE400s so I can use all of my cables on either headphone.

Edit: Martin's D2K Detach link
http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2013/02/cocobolo-denon-d2000-cups-with-18-jacks.html
that's a very nice mod. i've been thinking about putting in some hardware on my d7000...the Lemo connectors look like what i want. i have access to a drill press, too, so maybe i can convince my friend to do the drilling for me. i like the idea of having the same connectors on multiple headphones and just have a couple of different cables. i wish the Alpha Dogs used the same connectors. but they're much more expensive so i understand dan's choice for the ADs. thanks for the info...
The drilling isn't nearly as bad as the soldering, the pins are tiny and VERY close to each other. It took me a couple of tries to get them not to short. A multimeter will be very handy if you decide to go the Lemo route. Cheers
post #1574 of 6191
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Originally Posted by morph2k4 View Post
 

You can get a full set cheaper from Lunashops.com  They might not match 100% the original quality of the Sennheiser connectors, but should likely be just fine.  Most people selling them probably got a batch when getting their HD800 connectors.  I got a single one as a sample when I was trying to convince an Alibaba vendor to sell me some HD800 connectors in really low volumes.  I wanted 6 and their minimum was 300 :)  ALO should be fine as well.  

 

I still prefer mini XLR when they fit, but would probably go this route if space was really at a premium or I felt like punishing myself.

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Which Y-splitter is that?

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