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Old 13th December 2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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I recabled my Grados. Used 24 gauge silver coated OFC Copper in Teflon and Switchcraft 1/8in plug. I used a litz braid to the Y, covered the lower half in paracord, and just twisted from the Y to the cups then covered in heat shrink. I honestly don't hear any difference between this and the stock cables but I accomplished what I wanted. The stock cables twisted and bent with a mind of their own. The new ones stay where you bend them. I pretty much never used the 1/4 plug so it made sense to switch to an 1/8.

I also sanded off all the lettering on the cups and replaced the stock grill with a rubber mesh.
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Old 13th December 2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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How did you get the cups apart?

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Old 14th December 2011, 12:25 AM   #3
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A little heat from a heat gun on low, a hair dryer would be more than sufficient, and some prying with a small flat screwdriver. It scuffed them up a bit, but it is hidden by the pads. Also I'm thinking about making new cups out of mahogany so I wasn't too worried about scuffing them.

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Old 16th December 2011, 12:42 AM   #5
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I assume these don't have screws holding them together? I have some old Technics Orthodynamics with no screw holes, and I am worried they are under the ear pads, which will be garbage if I remove them. How can you tell if they are just glued together? Did you take any photos?
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nah grado and alessandro woodies are all glued, which is a bit of a pita, but you can use a heatgun, or wrap the cups in plastic and submerge in hot water
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Old 27th December 2011, 01:39 PM   #7
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Where did you get the raw cable?
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