"Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers
Jul 22, 2021 at 2:43 PM Post #781 of 792

SeEnCreaTive

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I cannot find Paxmate in my country, would dynamat and acoustic foam work as replacement?

I can get something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Dynamat-10415-Self-Adhesive-Deadener-Speaker/dp/B00020CATC/
https://www.amazon.com/Noico-deadening-Automotive-Insulation-dampening/dp/B01KZ5X7KO/

Thanks and best regards.

Dynamat is more a mass adder than anything, Paxmate can help with some reflections reflections, that is more the main point with lining the cups with Paxmate
 
Jul 23, 2021 at 9:19 AM Post #790 of 792

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I got lucky finding a british eBay seller shipping to my country for 4 quid!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143975757864

It mentions it might arrive between august and september, but it's way more affordable, thanks.
I bought 2 boxes for the total of $35.90 + $13.26 for shipping =$49.16. Less than $25.00 a box, the company located in Florida and took 2 days for me to receive the order. I live in Virginia.
 
Jul 29, 2021 at 1:53 AM Post #791 of 792

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98% finished my most recent set of this fun DIY. I corrected some of the earlier issues I had with the mod, such as getting the screws to hold the cup and baffles together with a better seal, so I didn't seal it like I had in the past.

My absolute nemesis with these is the finish on the cups. I had a nice red coat of caliper paint, and some USC spraymax clear glamour for a nice glossy coat, which looked amazing....and then didn't harden properly. A couple days after application when I'm handling the cups I noticed that I was leaving slight fingerprints on the cups. Gotta sort that somehow. I also need to disassemble and paint the outer ring, as right now I have a white ring next to the pads (although it looks kinda cool, tbh).

But oh, the sound...thunderous bass! I had picked up a pair of alpha prime so I could do a head to head with these. The primes have more overall clarity to the sound, these have more bass and aren't that far off. Good times! I'll have some pics posted soon.
 
Jul 29, 2021 at 1:43 PM Post #792 of 792

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The primes have more overall clarity to the sound,
A side by side comparsion with open cups would be awesome :L3000:

and then didn't harden properly
i had exp. the same with my printed cups and 1k clear coat. With 2k it will harden and stick to the surface without any problems.
 
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