Author Topic: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD  (Read 1525 times)

Offline Apocalypse Boy

House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:39:19 AM »
After taking the plunge in the deep murky waters of Cans , and not wanting to spend too much on a gamble AND the ongoing fear that Ninjas will attack me from behind and me not hearing them because of the Phones, I went ahead and bought a pair of House of Marley Redemption song headphones, and the fact that they were marked to clear at R400 was a right BARGAIN bargain. How far can you go wrong for R400 right ?

1'st impressions were good, but after a while the dominating BASS was starting to get on my nerve, whats up with the Bass till you're ears bleed  :o

In the good Tradition of being a Byleveldt, 1/2 a Hour to kill and the need to take something appart, a mod was in the making.

1'st this is what you require, some basic tools and a well lit working area



You OBVIOUSLY will need a pair of cans to take appart, the fact that the Marley's had a removable cord made life that bit easier



Next is to Carefully pry off the Foam/Leather from each side, there are 4 hooks that needs to be popped out with the help of a small flat screw driver, try and pry as close to the clip as you can



Here is some details of the position of the clips



This reveals the 3 Philips screws to take the drivers out



And that reveals the driver enclosure and the "Port" we want to close off, just to the left of the solder joint, between the terminals and the white felt



Cut a small piece of tape and stick it over the hole, cut off the excess so that it doesn't cover the hole under the felt, use the small flat screwdriver to press the tape down firmly



Reassemble them, the reverse of disassembling and fire them up.

My impressions of them now is that the mids came out nicely as the were no longer muddied by all that bass, they have loads of detail for my taste and the grand total of R400 I'm as happy as a Pig in Poo

« Last Edit: June 22, 2013, 09:42:06 AM by Apocalypse Boy »

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 11:02:50 AM »
AND the ongoing fear that Ninjas will attack me from behind and me not hearing them because of the Phones
heh, I see I'm not the only one that's had these thoughts re CANS.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things -- Tom Waits

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.

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Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 12:42:26 PM »
Nice mod and thanks for sharing - I should have taken pics when I modded my Philips cans :facepalm:
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Offline LeonardF

Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 09:19:08 AM »
I bought a pair of these Redemption and for R400 they are a gem. I must say I quite like the Bass but it great to know how to modify it if I wanted to.

I am always been curios to know what's inside anything electrical/ electronic or mechanical and the warranty issue usually deters the temptation. I just want you to know how much I appreciate the opportunity to see what's inside without having to take the risk or get my hands dirty for that matter.

Its a bit like the Discovery channels "How it works" or "How it's made".

Next time you take something apart.....remember to take pictures and share!

Thanks
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Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 12:19:19 PM »
I'm going to open up the Philips 895's again to do some additional mods - there's a Russian site with a dedicated thread (38 pages) singing the Philips 895 praises (for the money), so I will be trying some more mods - soon. I will take some pics then.
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Offline stereo247

Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 11:40:32 AM »
Thing that gets me is that people build equipment that is suboptimal. Can never figure out why - I've seen this with speakers after spending considerable time with Jimgore. Never understand why manufacturers suboptimise everything...

Nice job on the mod :)

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Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 08:16:22 PM »
In the late 80's I bought a inside/outside digital thermometer from OK bazaars in the Golden Acre shopping mall.

Anyways, I like to take stuff apart to see whats inside... This particular gadget had additional buttons hidden on the inside of the plastic enclosure. The hidden buttons actually hid quite useful functions like Max/Min and Reset.

I drilled holes through the front plastic and fitted some makeshift spring loaded buttons and used all the functions from then onwards.

Can't believe that the manufacturer would actually hide these additional functions - just crazy!
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Offline LeonardF

Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 08:49:33 PM »
Thing that gets me is that people build equipment that is suboptimal. Can never figure out why -..................

Apparently this happens quite a bit with car engines. They will apparently de-tune the engine to prolong the life or use the same block and head on different models/ variants to cut down on costs
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Offline LeonardF

Re: House of Marley Redemption Song MOD
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 09:09:31 PM »
This particular gadget had additional buttons hidden on the inside of the plastic enclosure. The hidden buttons actually hid quite useful functions like Max/Min and Reset.
I bet there was the top of the range model that had these features and the only difference was the case. It probably used the same board for the cost of a few switches it did not pay them to have separate manufacturing runs.

If you look at the Yamaha range of receivers and there is a 373, 473, 573, 673 and 773, I wonder how different the main boards are inside. I bet they just leave off some components. You may even find some of the features are actually software disabled on the lower models
"Magic Smoke" is what makes electrical devices work. It's put inside them when they are manufactured. If it ever escapes, the device stops working