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Offline Doc B.

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Woo Hoo!
« on: February 12, 2014, 02:39:05 PM »
Thanks for the orders! We have just a couple of items that are due in early next week that will allow us to get started on the assembly manual.
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 02:30:50 AM »
This looks very interesting!!

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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 03:27:24 AM »
So what is the final ohm rating of the cans? The stock monoprice are low impedance. Not asking you to give away any secrets of construction  but does the final phone end up with high(er) impedance?

Will it work on my headphone wired Quickie till my tax return gets me into a Crack? 

Okay - read the other thread and see the impedance adjustment magic is in the cables. Does this make the phones lower in sensitivity? Any guess as to how low?   
« Last Edit: February 13, 2014, 03:32:37 AM by Wanderer »
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 04:45:56 AM »
The headphone kit has been designed specifically to work with the Crack amp. The cans will come with the stock cables in the box, which would allow you to use them as stock with other amps. The stock cables are, IMO, not particularly good. The new cable has been set up to work with the Crack amp, which is the point of the kit.

Did I mention that this is a kit to go with the Crack amp?  :)
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 05:05:53 AM »
Why should the crack addicts have all the fun, us sex addicts want in on the action too, and those who just want a little quickie fun :)
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 01:45:43 PM »
Dan,

This is great -- closed back is especially nice. Can I assume that the phone plug is a right angle?

Will be placing my pre-order shortly.

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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 02:00:14 PM »
Hi Jim,

Yes it is a right angle plug.
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 10:22:10 PM »
I hope the Headphones are a great success for Bottlehead.

With international postage, import fees and then the exorbitant handling fees from our postoffice/parcel force on top, ordering one to the UK on an individual bases adds substantially to the cost.

Adding it to a combined purchase later makes more sense for me.

 


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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 04:22:18 AM »
I'm curious how these would sound with a converted Quickie...  Report back if you have one and are ordering the new phones.
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2014, 04:24:15 AM »
............. The new cable has been set up to work with the Crack amp, which is the point of the kit.

Did I mention that this is a kit to go with the Crack amp?  :)

Dense I am, and should be obvious I am pretty damn dense(ask my wife), a glimmer of light begins to glow.  Think I am getting the hint. Crack first - will work with my old high impedance 'phones - THEN Bottleheadphone kit.     

Thanks!   
« Last Edit: February 14, 2014, 05:27:46 AM by Wanderer »
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 04:38:49 AM »
I'm curious how these would sound with a converted Quickie...  Report back if you have one and are ordering the new phones.

Will do ;)
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2014, 08:48:52 AM »
I'm curious how these would sound with a converted Quickie...  Report back if you have one and are ordering the new phones.

The modified Quickie relies on high-ish impedance headphones that are also very sensitive.

IMO - what we have come up with is not a great match for a modified Quickie (very few headphones are).
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 01:23:44 AM »
I'm going to have to try these.  Very, interested how they compare with the HD600/Crack combo.  Which I beleive is perfect.  Nice to have a closed bach headphone too.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 01:27:25 AM by lextek »
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 02:44:15 PM »
Any status updates for shipping out the first batch?
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Re: Woo Hoo!
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 05:45:20 PM »
We are doing the photography for the manual this week then I would guess that a week of writing will take place, then packing and shipping!
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