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Offline denti alligator

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my build + impressions
« on: June 03, 2015, 10:18:59 AM »
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« Last Edit: June 04, 2015, 02:30:23 PM by denti alligator »
- Sam

Rega P3-24 (w/AT 150MLX) w/Groovetracer upgrades / C4S Seduction / FLAC -->J.River -->DSD256 -->Gustard X20 / Stereomour II / Klipsch Forte II w/Crites upgrades / C4S S.E.X. 2.0 +Nickel MQ Iron / Speedball Crack / Sennheiser HD600 w/Cardas cable

Wish list: Eros / Crackatwo / Tode

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 10:23:11 AM »
So this was a tricky build. I would even say that for me it might have been the hardest. That has to do with the miniscule size of the wire. Getting the small TRS plug was tough. I snapped the right tab off with two successive plugs before getting it right. The third time I avoided bending it at all.

On the other end I had surprising difficulty getting the resistors to solder to the tabs. Even after several second to both the resistor lead and the tab, and then flowing, when I worked with the other end of the resistor the joint broke. Strange. Got it in the end, I think. Also, since the wire is so thin and small it was nearly impossible to get a mechanical connection to the resistor leads (on the other end).

The hardest by far was getting the adhesive strip off the back of the felt tape. I worked for about 20 minutes on it, then handed it to my wife, who took a layer off! but still didn't expose the adhesive. Finally after another 15 minutes or so I got it. Yikes, that's hard.

Everything done, tests fine. Now I'm breaking them in. Impressions to follow.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2015, 02:37:53 PM by denti alligator »
- Sam

Rega P3-24 (w/AT 150MLX) w/Groovetracer upgrades / C4S Seduction / FLAC -->J.River -->DSD256 -->Gustard X20 / Stereomour II / Klipsch Forte II w/Crites upgrades / C4S S.E.X. 2.0 +Nickel MQ Iron / Speedball Crack / Sennheiser HD600 w/Cardas cable

Wish list: Eros / Crackatwo / Tode

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Re: my build + impressions
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 04:51:12 PM »
Over 100 hours of break-in...

These are some sweet-sounding cans! Really nice. Far better than I expected, or would be led to expect, from the price. They may not outdo my HD600s, but they have slightly more pronounced bass than those, and offer a different flavor to the music. Plus, they're nice for when I don't want to disturb others in the room.
- Sam

Rega P3-24 (w/AT 150MLX) w/Groovetracer upgrades / C4S Seduction / FLAC -->J.River -->DSD256 -->Gustard X20 / Stereomour II / Klipsch Forte II w/Crites upgrades / C4S S.E.X. 2.0 +Nickel MQ Iron / Speedball Crack / Sennheiser HD600 w/Cardas cable

Wish list: Eros / Crackatwo / Tode

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Re: my build + impressions
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 03:42:14 PM »
Noticing a slight distortion in the right ear. Any possible cause for this?

It appears only to be at a particular frequency, though it's hard to say for sure. It certainly is not audible all (or even most) of the time.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2015, 03:51:14 PM by denti alligator »
- Sam

Rega P3-24 (w/AT 150MLX) w/Groovetracer upgrades / C4S Seduction / FLAC -->J.River -->DSD256 -->Gustard X20 / Stereomour II / Klipsch Forte II w/Crites upgrades / C4S S.E.X. 2.0 +Nickel MQ Iron / Speedball Crack / Sennheiser HD600 w/Cardas cable

Wish list: Eros / Crackatwo / Tode