New W2002s on the way ... some questions
Mar 21, 2002 at 6:26 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 26

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I should have a brand new pair of AT W2002s coming in the next week or two. I'm planning on picking up a Denon DCM-370 and a Corda HA-1 to drive this, and probably add an Art DI/O later on down the line.

Has anyone ordered the 1/4 to 1/8 adapter or spare pads for these?

Thanks for the recommendations on the W2002s ... I'm pretty geeked.
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Mar 21, 2002 at 6:39 PM Post #2 of 26

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Get the Grado adapter immediately -- don't wait to try and get the AT adapter. The Corda jacks are recessed, and some adapters don't fit -- but the Grado fits perfectly and will also serve as a strain relief.

Ruach is waiting for extra pads and should let us know when they're in.
 
Mar 21, 2002 at 7:14 PM Post #3 of 26

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Originally posted by jbannow
I should have a brand new pair of AT W2002s coming in the next week or two. I'm planning on picking up a Denon DCM-370 and a Corda HA-1 to drive this, and probably add an Art DI/O later on down the line.

Has anyone ordered the 1/4 to 1/8 adapter or spare pads for these?

Thanks for the recommendations on the W2002s ... I'm pretty geeked.
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- Jeff


Congrats on the phones!

I'm not certain, but I think you've swelled Head-Fi's W2002 ranks to an even dozen. Let us know what your serial number is and don't screw around by claiming it's anything over 1,000. You could give MRael a heart attack!
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Mar 21, 2002 at 7:22 PM Post #4 of 26

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JML - Will do on the Grado adapter ... is headroom the best place to pick it up? Do you know how much the replacement pads are?

Spad - Thanks. I can't wait for them to come in. I asked him about the serial and as these are brand new he hasn't opened them to find out. As soon as they come in I'll post the serial here.

- Jeff
 
Mar 21, 2002 at 8:03 PM Post #5 of 26

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How did you get a brand new pair?
 
Mar 21, 2002 at 8:11 PM Post #6 of 26

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There was an auction on eBay that never completed from earlier this month ... I emailed him and asked if he still had them available. He was willing to do escrow, so we worked out a deal. They aren't quite here yet though ...
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The estimate on the pads is about $50, but shipping will raise it, I'm sure. Headroom got the adapter to me in under a week, and the price is the same at one or two other places who carry it.
 
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JML - Will do on the Grado adapter ... is headroom the best place to pick it up? Do you know how much the replacement pads are?

Spad - Thanks. I can't wait for them to come in. I asked him about the serial and as these are brand new he hasn't opened them to find out. As soon as they come in I'll post the serial here.

- Jeff


I had a Grado adapter on order from Headroom for a couple of weeks before canceling on Monday. When I cancelled, I believe the rep said they should be in next week.

I dropped a note to Xin Feng at htp://www.fixup.net to see if he would be willing to make one for me. (Like JML, I'm very concerned about the lack of stress-relief when using a standard short adapter.) He custom-made one to my specs and had it in the mail in about two hours. Now that is service!
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(Like JML, I'm very concerned about the lack of stress-relief when using a standard short adapter.) He custom-made one to my specs and had it in the mail in about two hours. Now that is service!
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That sounds like a good idea. I can see how stress on the connectors and headphone cable could lead to eventual failure. How long did you go for? You basically just got a headphone extension cord with 1/8" on one end and 1/4" on the other?

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Mar 21, 2002 at 9:12 PM Post #11 of 26

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That sounds like a good idea. I can see how stress on the connectors and headphone cable could lead to eventual failure. How long did you go for? You basically just got a headphone extension cord with 1/8" on one end and 1/4" on the other?

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No, I had the cable reduced to nine inches, Jeff. I do practically all my stationary headphone listening in my den and my amp is always within reach.
 
Mar 21, 2002 at 9:19 PM Post #12 of 26

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No, I had the cable reduced to nine inches, Jeff. I do practically all my stationary headphone listening in my den and my amp is always within reach.


This is pretty close to my thoughts as well ... ~1 foot. I'll have to inquire with him on this as well. Thanks!

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Mar 21, 2002 at 11:36 PM Post #14 of 26

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I have not ordered from GoodCans/ListeningStation, but they were very quick to respond to a question about stock a few months ago.
 
Mar 22, 2002 at 2:05 AM Post #15 of 26

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Jbannow, since you don't yet have the Corda and can afford to wait if necessary, I'd recommend getting the Grado.

You've got some interesting days ahead, my man.
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