Alessandro MS1i Re-cable

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by FlyN, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. FlyN

    FlyN Member

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    So, my MS1's finally arrived :D
    They sound awesome - especially coming from Yuin PK3's and previously Sennheiser HD215's.
    However, given my hatred of "Y" cables it didn't take long for me to get sick of the standard cable.

    So here is my ~$5 re-cable:

    I ended up deciding to feed the cable connecting right driver to left through the headband - a real PITA to get a flexible wire through:

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    Opening up the drivers without causing damage isn't easy. I opted to break the glue loose with a thin screwdriver - caused some very minor damage to the casing but it's hidden by the ear pads etc.. Turns out they are just held together with hot melt glue.

    I connected the main cable to the left driver and fed the right channel through the headband (sorry, bad pic):

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    Both drivers were soldered to there respective wires and closed up by tacking them at a few places with epoxy.

    The end result; Max of 30mins of work (1.5m cable length):

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  2. dazzawul

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    Nice work man!
     
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    FlyN

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    Thanks,

    They look different now, I didn't like the long cables on the ear cups:


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