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    Stax Lambda Signature Caseholder

    Would need some spare caseholder(s) to fix my Lambda Signatures. Could also be a complete headband assembly.
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    The Tascam headband (taken from a set of TASCAM TH Series TH-MX2 in my case) cannot be used on standard Grado-sized cups, which (at least my 325i metal cups) have an outer diameter of about 55mm. So the Tascam gimbals will be a little too large to fit. I made custom cups with an outer diameter...
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    So, I have been finalizing my V6 build, and below you will find measurements. It certainly can't get any better for me. I have tried the usual approach, having them in an open cup with (aftermarket) L- cush. For me, unmodded there is too much of a U-shape, although the mids and highs are...
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    I still had some wood lying around, so I decided to give my V5 drivers a final home and I guess this will be my last wood build: Karelian Birch with Rosewood inner sleeves and Ebony lids, hybrid pads (Grado l-cush plus Mi Headphones by Xiaomi pleather pads on top), Tascam headband. I am still...
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    What cup have you got, wood or plastic? Anyway, the paper plus cotton is rather thin and if you have a shallow cup, you can keep the open-cell foam disc just thick enough to exert some pressure of paper and cotton against the driver. But, the damping is absolutely necessary, there is no way...
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    You have to dampen the backwave of the driver by placing some absorbing/reflective material behind it. With this setup I am using three layers: some damping paper like coffee filter paper and over it a 5mm-layer of compressed cotton (both in the shape of a horseshoe, which has to cover the...
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    No, it won't be less airy. The damping is affecting the mid-bass and midrange mostly. The higher frequencies providing air will not be affected, really. In fact you may even have to bring them down a bit (felt in front of the driver), because the masking effect of the mid-bass hump will be gone...
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    Grado modders go Magnum

      It's easy: Cut off around 5-7mm from the top of the Grado L-cush and glue the remaining cush on the back of the Beyerdynamic Dt250 pad.
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    Grado modders go Magnum

    It has been a long time since I started this thread. Coming from the Grado modding crowd I took interest in the Magnums, then V4s, since the drivers were freely available, came at an acceptable price, and could be used in all sorts of housings. I then proceeded into the planar world, among...
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    post your grado mods....

    No, had it done.
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    post your grado mods....

    SR125i drivers in Limba sleeves, black anodized 325 aluminum cups. Sennheiser velour pads mounted on L-cushs ...    
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    Fostex T50RP Incremental Mods and Measurements

      ^ This   The 'StratoPad' is a modified HM5 velour pad. I guess the pictures are quite self-explanatory. Driver damping and felt-disk leakage have to be brought into balance to achieve a flat response.   
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    Fostex T50RP Incremental Mods and Measurements

      Here are some comparative measurements based on a purchased Mayflower T50RPs. Graphs are those of stock T50RP,  Sennheiser HD600, Mayflower T50RP (came with (p)leather HM5 pads) and that of the Mayflower set using my own pads (StratoPads), which are modded HM5 velour pads.        ...
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