Stefan AudioArt Equinox cable mod for AKG 501?
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Stefan AudioArt has an Equinox cable for the HD590. I was wondering if this might be a viable mod for the AKG 501?

-Is it difficult to dismantle the 501 to access/change out the stock cable? What is involved in this procedure?

-What about possible differences in wire gauge? Might there be any compatibility issues?
 
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Wow, I remember SOMEONE talking about doing something like this. . . a homebrew cable for the 501s. Supposedly, it just BREAKS open the phone, doing things that were not thought possible. The bass is suppossed to be immensly improved. I don't remember who did this though. .
 
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yup! That was it, thanks!
 
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cool pic.

 
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Damm, that doesn't work either.



How does this look?
 
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hmm, it works fine for me. . .
 
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Quote:

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Bootman, was the disassemble difficult? Any pointers?


Sorry, those are not my cans.
They are geom_tol's.

I should have given him credit earlier.
I took the pic from a reply he did to Nezer's post.

I was looking at my 501's last night and I don't see an easy way of taking them apart without breaking them.
 
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I believe there is a retainer screw under the "K-501" label on the back of each earcup. So one needs to carefully peel the label up and unscrew the screw to open them up.
Cheers!
 
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