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Here's a pair of vintage Stanton Dynaphase Sixty headphones (aka Pickering PH-4955). These headphones are kind of unique in that they are 2-way, with a separate driver for low and high frequencies in each earcup. I got this pair off of ebay and, unfortunately, one the right side drivers is damaged so it makes an annoying disorted sound when playing. I think these have to be one the best looking vintage phones I've seen. And yes, they weigh as much as they look.
In the year since you originated this thread, have you been able to fix your Sixty?
I've seen this model come up on eBay once a month or so; maybe you can pick up another pair for a "parts" unit.
I have what I think is the complete line of Dynaphase "cans," at least the original, gigantic size, which I believe was made between about 1975 and '78:
Forty (single driver per side; identical to the Pickering PH-4933)
Fifty (same as the Forty but with volume controls on earcups)
Sixty (two drivers per side; identical to the Pickering PH-4955)
Sixty Five (four-channel version of the Sixty, with two phone plugs)
Seventy Five (inline volume-tone-stereo/mono control box on cable)
A British gentleman wrote to me a few years back, asking to buy one of my Stanton units to use in a film that was set in the 60's. Nothing came of our conversation, but those "big blue" Dynaphase models sure do look like something out of an Austin Powers movie.
I found this old thread about Stanton Dynaphase models and wanted to ask if anyone knows anything about the Dynaphase 35 which I'm going to receive shortly. The list in this thread does not mention the 35's.
They were just a 10 euro thing, I could not resist.
I was not able to find precise information, the only web stuff I saw were few pics and ads from the end of the 70's or early 80's.
The headphones should come with the original box so I'm confident I will be able to post their specs as printed and some real pictures.
Any additional information about drivers, listening opinion or hints for a good restoration process are more than welcome!
Happy 2021 to all