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Winter Project (Headphones) (- General)

by Doug In ILL. @, Sunday, February 28, 2016, 18:00 (632 days ago)

Built the set on the left first and changed a couple thing's on the second set. I used Premium Quality Neutrik Connectors on both ends of the cord. These
connectors are worth the price and are so much easier to work with. I added a Mini toggle for the Stereo/Mono switch on
the second set and installed some rubber grommets for the speaker wiring. I used two 150-ohm 50mm speakers for the
the newer set as well,wired like they are produces an 83 ohm load and works great for my CTX. I installed a volume pot
on the first set to experiment a little and decided not to add one to the second set because every detector I have has a volume
control itself and my hearing is the same in both ears. The first set with the pot is going to my hunting buddy Joe as a gift. I let him try them on his AT Pro and he likes
the High Volume he gets with these compared to the stock Garrett headphones that Garrett Supply's with the AT pro.My next set
I will be using Howard Leigh T3 along with some Piezo's and appropriate Waterproof Connectors to make a pair of underwater
Headphones for my CTX that will hopefully last. Hopefully these will turn out ok as I never ventured into this type of headphone before.

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Headphone Review From my friend

by Doug In ILL. @, Saturday, March 05, 2016, 15:47 (626 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

My hunting buddy Joe called today, said he used the set of headphones I gave to him for the first time today! I asked him how he like them and he summed it up in one word "Awesome". He said that the headphones allowed him to here the deeper targets on his AT-Pro with more volume and that they also had a fuller sound! I Kinda of thought he might like them as I liked them on my CTX as well. I've tried 300-ohm, 150-ohm and others as well but these 87-ohm headphones work the best for me on the minelab FBS and now the AT-Pro it seems.
Below is a Photo of the Speakers used in my builds. They are the Mylar speakers above the Audiosears. They measure 54mm on the inside and 56mm on the outside. The Audiosears measure 42mm on the outside.As far a headphone speakers is concerned I like the Larger and efficient drivers for a more Fuller sound. These speakers will be hard to find but worth the effort.
As far as headphone cords, I use cord's removed from military headsets, these are 4-conductor's with a
shield cable. I use 4-conductor 1-shield because The cord is the component that will most likely Fail first,most name brand company's that I know of don't
even warranty there cord at all unless you get a bad one when you first purchase them. On the four conductor one shield cord I solder two wires each to the Ring
and Tip and solder the shield to the sleeve. This give's me another wire on both the tip and ring in case one wire should break and the shield wire is made up from
50 or so strands of wire giving you a signal even if a few break as well..
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Headphone Review From my friend

by Paul (Ca.) @, Monday, March 07, 2016, 17:50 (624 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

Doug,

Those are awesome, you always had a talent for creating neat mods see it carried over into the headphones.

Very professional, look like straight out of the factory.

WTG!
Paul

Headphone Review From my friend

by Doug In ILL. @, Monday, March 07, 2016, 18:34 (624 days ago) @ Paul (Ca.)

Thanks Paul! best part about my headphones is, the cord will stretch up to around 8'.
It's a little larger than most but worth the extra cost $13.00 not counting the connectors and my time.Got a couple different muffs coming in to try out for confort. By the time i'm done I will never have to purchase another headphone again. I'm guessing i'll have 8 extra pairs.
LOL


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A couple more Pair I built

by Doug In ILL. @, Friday, September 02, 2016, 05:31 (446 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

Here is a couple more sets I built. The Black V3 has R&L Volume control with a Mono/Stereo switch and another toggle for the Minelab CTX 3030.
The other is made from a Moldex Muff. Thes muffs are super quiet and have a R&L volume plus a M/S switch.
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