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post #16 of 18

How did your project turn out? Did you find what you needed? I'm trying to source some capsules too, for similar reasons.

 

Tried looking up the Jameco capsule that you thought looked good but it's no longer available.

 

Did you try listening to the one from lunashops? The one with some sort of fiber cover on the diaphragm?

 

ilikepie116, are those perchance the 15 dollar ones from lunashops?

post #17 of 18
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Hey,

 

I ended up cannibalizing an existing pair of Grado SR-60s for their drivers. If I could do it all over again I think I would have gone for the drivers from a pair of Fostex T50RP instead. They have a reputation for being good for mod projects.

 

It was nice to get a proof of concept built, but I still wish I could have found a decent supplier for bulk ordering drivers.

 

I had aspired to kickstart my headphone idea, but without consistent access to bulk components this remains a fantasy.

 

It's been suggested to me if I was prepared to purchase in bulk, sometimes large batches of various electronic components are sold on http://www.alibaba.com/. Trouble with this approach is I cannot order a sample, I have to buy a large quantity site unseen.

 

Lemme know if you discover a better solution.

post #18 of 18

Will do!

 

Kickstarting wouldn't be an option for me but it would be nice to be sure that I'm on the right side of the law... Would you mind sharing a little bit more on what you had in mind doing with yours?

 

I'm looking into making my own capsules now actually. More of a long term project I think, and not reproducible on large scale. Trying to work out how to best make a small orthodynamic speaker capsule.

 

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