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Selling some random items I have hanging around.

All are in perfect condition, and come from a smoke, child, pet, cologne and COVID-19 free home and, unless otherwise noted, are complete and in original packaging:
  • Meridian Explorer2 (No box; DAC/amp, pouch and cable only) - $110
  • Dayton UMM-6 USB Calibrated Measurement Microphone (New, Unopened) - $70
Prices includes PayPal fees and shipping.

Pre-leaving-Seattle clear-out ... so not interested in trades, nor looking for offers (both will simply be ignored).
 
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Elex pads are hard to come by — good match w/ Utopia if you want to ‘calm’ them down a bit without losing too much ‘Utopia magic’.
 
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Hello,

Are the elex pads still available?
 
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They are.

Thinking about putting them on your Clear?
 
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They are.

Thinking about putting them on your Clear?
Actually just purchased a pair of Stellia from someone but they are coming with damaged pads that he recommends should be replaced.

People weren't kidding that focal pads are expensive to replace and figured the Elex pads would work.
 
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Oh ... you do not want to put Elex pads on the Stellia ...

Here's the FR plot for all of the Focal pad options with the Stellia (I owned ALL of Focal's high-end cans at the same time, and did these measurements back to back):

Focal Stellia - Pad Rolling (1kHz).png
 
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Not going to lie, I am new to the audiophile world (a month really) and have no idea what the graph is showing.
 
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Putting Elex pads on the Stellia will drop bass levels so much that they'll sound like anemic trash. It's a non-starter. Elegia pads, if you can get them, are a possibility. But despite Focal's pads being pricey, the Stellia are worth running with their stock pads. I wouldn't do them any other way.
 
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I see, that is quite disappointing. I appreciate you letting me know. Do you know if Dekoni pads are not worthwhile on the Stellia also? Not looking forward to spending $250 on some Stellia pads but if it a must to get the best out of them then it can't be avoided.
 
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I've no experience with Dekoni pads for Focal at all, sorry.

They're great guys; had a lot of fun with them at CanJam @ RMAF 2018 ... but can't advise in this case.

Beyond saying that the Stellia with their stock pads are in my Top 2 closed-back headphones. It's worth it to get the stock pads.
 
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Well thank you for the valuable input and apologies for hijacking your post. GLWS!
 
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