Wow, sounds like you guys has a great coversation! I can't wait to hear the results either. Very cool of John to bring up sensitive issues. Perhaps he does read these forums and observes what we talk and spam about in relation to Grado.
I hope you've got some good news about those portables! Grado sound in streetstyle form? Extasy!
Can't, I did not record it. I scribbled notes down while we were discussing. I have a list of questions I asked specifically, other things were answered in a general way throughout the conversation. When I post my writeup, I will write in a general way and then for specific questions as I asked them, I will give the answer. Everything will be paraphrased even though the answer will be the one John gave. I won't put any words into his mouth as it were is what I'm trying to get at.
For instance, as a teaser....we were discussing HP-1000's at one point and I slipped in, "so how many were made?"
John: "about 1000"
Me: "was that total of for each model"
John then elaborated saying that it was for all models, only 1000 were made. I can't remember exactly how he put it, but well, he gave me the answer above
I couldn't do this from my office and I don't have the capability to record at home, and if I did, in the end I would have just posted a quasi-transcript anyway. But that is neither here nor there. I did get answers for pretty well each question that was asked in that other thread I posted though