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    Home-Made IEMs

    I Use laq 3 as it cures superfast....I dip the entire empty shell. With laq 3, glycerin isn't necessary. I've seen many who ignore the inside of the shell, but a smooth outside with an unfinished interior yields poor results.
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    An alternate method for building faceplates is to get a small diameter shallow glass bowl. Pour your resin, then mix in whatever colorants or effects you want. I then cure mine for a minute to solidify, then pour glycerin on top to finish. This prevents the inhibition layer which I hate messing...
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    I started assembling faceplates to shells....I have some pics in the thread a ways back...then grinding, polishing, and 1st law coat. I then exacto the faceplate off and reassemble. This way helps me really bevel the faceplate/shell interface for a good look. I did catch an edge once and it...
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    I take the colloid out of the plastic form first....I can give a few squeezes and observe the seal being broken between my silicone and the colloid. I always rotate as I lever out. If you are having wax issues, use red dental wax...it is very elastic and doesn't flake.
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    Home-Made IEMs

    If this is a gel mold shell (sorry I don't print mine), I will take bondic or photoplast gel and put a drop inside the shell where the connector goes. I will cure it, then do it again, adding as many layers as i need to get my wall thickness where I want it. I will then shape with my dremel and...
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    Looks great! Can't wait to make this one.
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    Home-Made IEMs

    With the light, it can attach immediately but it it takes about a minute to fully harden. I highly recommend it, as I hate holding things waiting on glue to cure!
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I use bondic for my tube and faceplate attachment. If I need extra strength on my tube/ba connections, I'll add some epoxy over the bondic. I have used loctite medical/fumeless... however I ruined a driver or two because it is too watery and got into the ba, ruining it.
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    Those look great! How did you achieve the effect?
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I'm a fan of bondic. It's a uv activated glue that is viscous so it doesn't drip everywhere. I tried the non fuming superglue..409?...and it flowed too quickly. I quit using after ruining a few drivers.
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I wired them in parallel. SR had a 20 ohm resistor, sonion 38 had a 30 ohm resistor. I used a 1mm Id on the sonion, about 40+mm long, no damper. The SR was placed in heat shrink tubing..protect the wires! Once close to shrunk, I inserted my 2mm x 10 tube and glued into place. As you mentioned, I...
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    Home-Made IEMs

    My build from yesterday...SR and Sonion 38 build...quite flat I'd say! Eagle eyes will see how I handled mounting the SR's!
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    Home-Made IEMs

    1. I always wire drivers first on a vice, no tubes, as this is critical and requires a stable platform. 2. I attach tubes next. 3. I wire everything together including socket and crossover. 4. I then test output and FR, recognizing it isn't tweaked until it's in the shell. Sometimes I install...
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    Home-Made IEMs

    Check out Dhruv's build...he threw it out a while back and I simply sketched it. This the one you are doing?
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I will gratefully build whatever you throw out as it will be good!
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I have a couple of builds with the SR...I am actually surprised there are not more builds out there with them as they have a unique sound. Thank goodness I have a stash of them!
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    Home-Made IEMs

    So you put the flake in the mold, THEN poured the red?
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    Home-Made IEMs

    Quite nice! How did you add the gold flake?
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    The difference in the two is the "orange peel" in bassiklee's pic (not his finish), while yours cured glass smooth. Usually this is attributed to surface prep and viscosity of the lac. If the surface isn't lightly sanded (actually 0000 steel wool does the trick) and wiped (tack cloth is fine)...
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I suspected as much. Do you then use one of the buffing compounds or do you go the Lac3 route to get a finished product...or a combination of both?
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    Home-Made IEMs

    Quick question...I assume you purchased thicker blanks and worked them to thickness? I ask is because all I see is knife blanks, pen blanks, etc and all have to be either sanded or cut to thickness. Do you band saw, sand, or do you have another method? Any tips appreciated as I have thicker...
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    Home-Made IEMs

    Yes, it is Piotrus-g's build and it is still my favorite! It wasn't easy, but something about those back to back ci's makes this thing shine with every player I put with them.
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    Home-Made IEMs

    Out of curiosity, what diameter tube are you using? You can increase bass response/limit HF by going to a smaller diameter...say 1MM or 1.5M vs the 2MM standard.
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I second this. I usually just do clear or lightly tinted shells then treat the inside of the shell for the desired effect. These purple ones were clear. I simply used metallic nail polish to cost the inside, then floated polish in water to get to the spots a brush couldn't reach.
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    Home-Made IEMs

    I mix my resin then pour onto a sheet of glass. I hit it for 30 seconds to get a skin (otherwise it will flow too thin when glass is placed on top), then I place another sheet of glass on top. It makes a perfect thickness without any tacky layer at all. Once removed, put a logo on then use lac 3...
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