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Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« on: July 31, 2020, 08:42:24 AM »
Picked up the courage yesterday to dremel in to my beloved DT880 600z. 

The stock cable gland leaves a biggish square hole.  Rounded it and kept one flat side.  Tight fit but the with a bit of rotation on the drive unit itís back together.  Kept it single entry.  Now the XB10 can rock them.   






 
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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 08:50:49 AM »
This is brilliant work. Well done :clap:

Do you do these kinds of conversions on commission? I've been meaning to do a very similar procedure to my AKG K702's.
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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 09:09:32 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 10:23:41 AM »
What's the story with the diodes?
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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 11:23:28 AM »

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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 01:17:39 PM »
What's the story with the diodes?


Factory standard.  Offering some over voltage protection I assume. 


 
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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 04:59:54 PM »
Good work , looks neat . Have you ever considered balanced mod ?

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/dt990-pro-detachable-balanced-cable-mod.912313/



Are these yours @capetownwatches  ? Are they balanced ?
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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 07:03:49 PM »
Good work , looks neat . Have you ever considered balanced mod ?

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/dt990-pro-detachable-balanced-cable-mod.912313/

Are these yours @capetownwatches  ? Are they balanced ?


Mine are balanced now, that was the point.  The mini XLR has 4 poles so it can remain single entry and be balanced.


 
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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 07:14:26 AM »

Are these yours @capetownwatches  ? Are they balanced ?

@fredeb nope not mine, just a pic I found on Reddit that I thought might be of interest.
The Beyers in the pic are a balanced mod.

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Re: Beyer DT880 600z Balanced
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 08:57:31 AM »

Mine are balanced now, that was the point.  The mini XLR has 4 poles so it can remain single entry and be balanced.

I guess my confusion stemmed from seeing the 3 tabs on the driver and assuming the voice-coil may be centre tapped , but no , I was wrong .

Interestingly enough there have been some designs in history . https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/469381/why-do-they-not-make-center-tapped-loadspeakers
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