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Shit a bollock

Post by JD01 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:53 am

The right ear has gone on my AKG reference cans. I do most of my prelim mixing on these before switching to monitors and I do all of my early morning/late night bass playing and drum programming on them.

Don't know if I've blown a speak or of it's a loose connection or something.

Anyone got any experience with a problem like this and know of a checklist i could use to diagnose it?

Anyone know how AKGs customer service is? I've had them a few years now.
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Post by Bubba » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:39 pm

The only thing I could suggest is to open up the earpiece that's faulty and start checking things for continuity with a multimeter. Check the speaker coil still shows continuity. check that either the tip or ring of the stereo jack passes current to the speaker unit. Likewise check the ground does the same. Open up the jack plug if it is possible to do so and look for any obvious disconnects.
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Post by rayc » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:58 pm

It's not rare that the magnet pulls away of they've been dropped. That can be fixed but you'll have to do all that Bubba suggested to suss that out. Some manufacturers have parts - I replaced stuff for my Sennheizer phones recently - they supply almost all parts & a replacement guide.
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Post by JD01 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:42 pm

Cheers guys, guess I'll just have to open them up and have a pike around with a multimeter... After I buy a multimeter.

Really hope I don't have to blow another 100 quid on headphones now. I've been really happy with these ones up until now.

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Post by JD01 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:45 am

Apparently its not a common but also not an unknown fault... so the answer is on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20VRAznJzgw
I'm busy Christmasing and shit now though so I'll have to sort them another day.

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Post by rayc » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:13 am

Good vid - a couple of definite simple tricks too - tape of and, I THINK, quickunpick on.
Good luck.
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Post by JD01 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:18 am

Mine are reassuringly as knackered as the ones in the video.

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Post by JD01 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:57 am

Fixed them for as long as my ropey soldering Will last.

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Post by Bubba » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:24 pm

That should be fine, by the looks of it.
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Post by rayc » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:57 pm

I can't solder at all - I'm hopeless at it BUT I can pronounce it correctly. I often wonder whether, on continental America, there's some deep tradition in pronouncing it as if it were about someone who lays lawns or prefers rectal recreation.
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Post by JD01 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:18 am

rayc wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:57 pm
I can't solder at all - I'm hopeless at it BUT I can pronounce it correctly. I often wonder whether, on continental America, there's some deep tradition in pronouncing it as if it were about someone who lays lawns or prefers rectal recreation.
Aluminium is the other one that annoys me.

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Post by rayc » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:35 am

Aloooo minum...how do they get that from al YOU mini um?
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Post by Bubba » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:54 pm

Can I just say...? I have NEVER shat a bollock.
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Post by Tadpui » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:18 pm

Aluminum. There's no "mini" in the word.

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Post by vomitHatSteve » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:50 pm

rayc wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:35 am
Aloooo minum...how do they get that from al YOU mini um?
We're busy people! We don't have time for all your extra letters in the middle of words!

Also, a "sodder" isn't a thing here. That would be "groundskeeper" or "sodomite". (Terminology is important because some things are still illegal in Alabama*)

* Sodomy, that is. You're free to hit on all the 12 year olds you want provided your an important lawyer and you ask her dad's permission first.

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Post by Greg_L » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:47 am

Tadpui wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:18 pm
Aluminum. There's no "mini" in the word.
Tell em, Tad.

Uh-loo-min-um.

The history of how the self-righteous limeys ruined the word is pretty interesting. It was originally spelled "Aluminum" by it's founder - I think he was Dutch or German or Danish or something - and some frilly cunt limey decided that it didn't sound elegant enough, so he took it upon himself it to change it to "Aluminium" and that became accepted, even in America. Then by accident it was spelled the original way in some thesis or something and then that became the accepted way in the US. So the element was named, a limey changed the nme, the US followed suit, then the US went back to the original name and the limeys stuck with the stupid self-imposed-more-unnecessary-syllables version.
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Post by rayc » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:59 am

Close Greg but no Cupiedoll...
The bit about a Pom forcing the issue is correct though it was in agreement with Europeans. The US actually adopted the nium until naughty Noah threw everything to the wind in a revolutionary wind up, (see bottom of comment). This lot is from Wikipedia - not the greatest source but i did cross reference with my memory and another site before copying & pasting.
"British chemist Humphry Davy, who performed a number of experiments aimed to synthesize the metal, is credited as the person who named aluminium. In 1808, he suggested the metal be named alumium.[92] This suggestion was criticized by contemporary chemists from France, Germany, and Sweden, who insisted the metal should be named for the oxide, alumina, from which it would be isolated.[52] In 1812, Davy chose aluminum, thus producing the modern name.[93] However, it is spelled and pronounced differently in North America and most other countries: aluminum is in use in the U.S. and Canada while aluminium is in use elsewhere.[94]"
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The -ium suffix followed the precedent set in other newly discovered elements of the time: potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and strontium (all of which Davy isolated himself). Nevertheless, element names ending in -um were not unknown at the time; for example, platinum (known to Europeans since the 16th century), molybdenum (discovered in 1778), and tantalum (discovered in 1802). The -um suffix is consistent with the universal spelling alumina for the oxide (as opposed to aluminia); compare to lanthana, the oxide of lanthanum, and magnesia, ceria, and thoria, the oxides of magnesium, cerium, and thorium, respectively."
"In 1812, British scientist Thomas Young[95] wrote an anonymous review of Davy's book, in which he objected to aluminum and proposed the name aluminium: "for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound."[96] This name did catch on: while the -um spelling was occasionally used in Britain, the American scientific language used -ium from the start.[97] Most scientists used -ium throughout the world in the 19th century;[98] it still remains the standard in most other languages.[94] In 1828, American lexicographer Noah Webster used exclusively the aluminum spelling in his American Dictionary of the English Language.[99] In the 1830s, the -um spelling started to gain usage in the United States."

Amongst other things Noah Webster tried to get the entire English speaking/writing world to adopt a standard - HIS standard of course. Noah was a self righteous Anerican rather than a self righteous, old world, Limey upstart. It didn't take on anywhere until his spelling dictionary was issued, free as I understand it, to all schools in the US, (a bit like U2's album being unwanted on all new Apple devices), - it's from there that folk began to speak & write Umurrikan.
None of which addresses solder/sodder.
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Post by Greg_L » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 am

Lol. Well I really don't care that we have different ways of saying things. I doesn't upset me that limeys, Australians, Canadians, and Americans say different things different ways. We're all still speaking english - mostly. I'm just not going to accept being told I'm wrong about anything language related from people that speak the same language that I do.
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Re: Shit a bollock

Post by JD01 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:35 am

Greg_L wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 am
Lol. Well I really don't care that we have different ways of saying things. I doesn't upset me that limeys, Australians, Canadians, and Americans say different things different ways. We're all still speaking english - mostly. I'm just not going to accept being told I'm wrong about anything language related from people that speak the same language that I do.
We don't speak the same language you do. You speak our language... mostly.

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