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Old 26th February 2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hi - I found these in my loft - forgot I had them.

Firstly, are they worth restoring / using?

Secondly, the thin black foam at the centre of each transducer has perished. Can these be replaced?

I can upload a photo should anyone want...

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Old 5th March 2010, 02:43 AM   #2
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No not worth your while, send em to me and I will dispose of them in an environmentally friendly fashion .

It is said that these offer excellent sound, smeggy even feels they belong at the top of the ESL headphone heap. I would recommend restoring them.

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Old 5th March 2010, 05:24 AM   #3
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No not worth your while, send em to me and I will dispose of them in an environmentally friendly fashion .
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It is said that these offer excellent sound, smeggy even feels they belong at the top of the ESL headphone heap. I would recommend restoring them.
I also asked this question on the Head-Fi forums at Beyer ET1000 / N1000

Having powered them up, I'm pleasantly surprised! Main complaint is the rubbish DIN speaker connectors on them. Just shows how times have changed...
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Old 5th March 2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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lots of good advice over at HF, your next best thing would be to get an amp to run them properly..dB
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lots of good advice over at HF, your next best thing would be to get an amp to run them properly..dB
...and what's wrong with the Perreaux 2150B I'm using on them at the moment? Sounds just great through that...
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Old 5th March 2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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Can't beat that to drive the transformer , I was referring to a dedicated stat amp but if this sounds great then why mess with goodness ..dB
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Old 10th March 2010, 12:11 AM   #7
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Indeed, I love mine and they are my fave stat of the numerous stats and 'trets I own. I have yet to hear any of the really hi-end ones like the O2 and Senns but it beats the Koss 950, Stax 303/404 and SRX-3, sony ECR500 etc. It has a beautiful overall sound to my ears. I run mine off a stax box with adapter.

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