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  1. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod part II

      Big Bill, thanks for doing that.  I'm hoping this will be a leaner-cleaner, non-commercial board.  You captured those golden oldies and I really appreciate that.   My motto has always been, "If I can do it, you can do it better."  Some folks have really raised the bar on that, which...
  2. Bilavideo

    Bilavideo Cups Pending List

      Not true, Wayne.  While coming back after three weeks is very much like taking a drink with a firehose, I never considered you anything but a friend.  It has been a busy day back, and I'm still working my way through the backlog, but you are on my list and not necessarily near the...
  3. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod part II

      That's what we're going to do.  I think it's for the best.  I don't know if it's automatic or anything but that'll be part of my signature.  
  4. Bilavideo

    Bilavideo Cups Pending List

    Hey guys, I'm back.  This is my first day off the meds.  I've been bombed out of my mind since screwing up my back.  I posted more about it on the SR60 Mod forum.  Bottom line.  I'm back to work on this and am going through about 33 messages left on my message box.  Sorry for the gap.  I will be...
  5. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    Hey, everybody, I'm back.  I've been away for something like three weeks.  I did not run off to Mexico or anything.  I've just been stoned out of my mind.  The last day of the last week of school, I got stuck moving some computers across campus.  Because we're in portables, I had to walk these...
  6. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    The rod blocks are attached to the metal strip of the headband by an adhesive, such as Super Glue.  The bonds of this adhesive crack easily if you will simply work the band, back and forth.  To reattach, just drip a drop of a similar adhesive into the slit in the blocks and then work the rod...
  7. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

      Perhaps the very best headphone out there is the pair attached to the sides of our heads.  
  8. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

            It's three.  The first two had faulty motors.  The third was significantly better but it used plastic on one of the parts, a part needed to properly tighten the fit between the headstock and tailstock to avoid wobbling.  The third one worked much better than the first...
  9. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    I know what you're talking about now.  It's late, I'm exhausted and I'm not making a whole lot of sense.
  10. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

        Which one do you want?
  11. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    Yeah, I just needed to go hog wild and make as many of these as I could, in as many woods as I could.  It's like wanting to do this thing and having a mountain of bureaucratic junk in your way - and then you've got that opening and you just want to let your horses run wild.  
  12. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    GETTING OFF THE GROUND     I've been burning to get past the false starts and stops and really cut some wood.  This is the last week of school (crazy week) but I spent the weekend cutting a bunch of "hockey pucks" to create blocks to lathe.     I used a 3" hole saw to get the...
  13. Bilavideo

    Temporarily closing open cans

    You may be surprised to discover that the transient sound you're trying to block out comes as much from the sides - because of the transparency of the cushions - as from the back.
  14. Bilavideo

    How much more bass does HD650 have than HD600?

    Forget what I said.  I just read the last reply.  I stand corrected.  
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    How much more bass does HD650 have than HD600?

      I agree that it's an issue of perception.  This is Sennheiser bass, which is 6 dB above flat at its most pronounced frequency point (100 Hz), which is low enough for kick drums and basses, though not quite grumble.  It's midbass but not high bass.  Though you'll hear of people who brag...
  16. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

      Two holes is understated, a minimalist mod that some people like.  Four holes is the most popular configuration.  I vent all the holes.  On one project, I vented more than the ten that were there.  I started punching in holes.  There must have been 20 by the time I was done.  I'm not so...
  17. Bilavideo

    Any way to increase the friction on the Grado metal rods?

    One option, not previously explored, is to replace the worn-out bushings with something better.  Rubber bushings are not hard to find.  The bushings used in the Grado rod holder are quite basic.  They work fine with the ligher Grado models, but they could be upgraded for a more heavy-duty...
  18. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

      That's a great idea.  I'm going to give that a try.  
  19. Bilavideo

    Any way to increase the friction on the Grado metal rods?

      Here's the nature of the problem.   Joseph Grado's now-legendary PS1 didn't have rod locks.  It used plastic rod holders and rubber bushings to hold the gimbal rods in place.  It's the same basic design you'll find on all Grados - high to low.   The lone exception is the...
  20. Bilavideo

    Why do people like Grados so much?

    I think Grados are popular because of their mids, which are rich and flat and fun.  Human beings are midrange detectors.  The midrange is where we live.  Most of the sound that we associate with our existence comes from the midrange.  It's the sound of human speech, the sound of most...
  21. Bilavideo

    Grado SR60 Repair!

    The metal/plastic junction at the rod holder is purely adhesive.  There's a tight fit so maybe friction deserves some credit but without an adhesive "down in the hole," you won't have metal there for very long.  The JB Weld was a good call.
  22. Bilavideo

    An Absolutely Amazing Headphone Album! - Head-Fi TV, Episode 006

    Marvelous work!  I can't say enough about the commitment to sound excellence!  I may have to wait till payday to buy this album, but buy it I will!  I want to support those who support HeadFi.  Excellent work and kudos to all!
  23. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

        A drill press allows you to vertically pull a drill bit down on top of something for smooth, reliable drilling or cutting.   In the past, I've used a drill press to make shells with hole saws.  I've since obtained a lathe, which allows me to bevel, shape and contour my shells.  I've...
  24. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    I'm pretty sure at least one of these pictures can be found in the dictionary under "taking things to an unhealthy level."
  25. Bilavideo

    SR60-Mod

    I'M GOING ALL IN   Saturday was spent cutting, sanding, lathing and lacquering but the purchase of that milling vise threw everything for a loop.  It takes up so much vertical space that it wouldn't fit underneath my 10" drill press.  My wife suggested I just take it back.  My son suggested...
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