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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Thelonious Monk View Post
i wouldn't touch it, either. even if i didn't already know this guy was a scammer, i don't trust run-on sentences that long.
post #17 of 28
Here's a pic of a mint pair but before you ask they are not for sale.

post #18 of 28
What does this switch do?
post #19 of 28
^^^
the switch switches polarity... what switching polarity does, I dunno unfortunately

sorry for the lousy joke
post #20 of 28
To answer the original question; Would I shell out the big bucks for a "real" pair?

As a working engineer rather than a retired one; darned right I would! It would be a great engineering study, right?!!

Just to find out what all the commotion was about and to find out just what Joe had designed and John had built!

It seems to me to be a piece of history and a piece of art.

All I'd need is a good neck brace for listening and a proper display case for admiring, and I'd be all set.
post #21 of 28
What is happening to this world? Scamming? Why would anyone do that?
post #22 of 28
So how can one tell (other than listening to them) if the drivers are authentic HP1000 or if they are from another model? Are there any visual indications?
post #23 of 28
Why would you want to switch the polarity? To accelerate the burn-in process?
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by OwlAudio View Post
So how can one tell (other than listening to them) if the drivers are authentic HP1000 or if they are from another model? Are there any visual indications?
You need to send them back to Grado for verification.
post #25 of 28
I definitely wouldnt touch them. Apart from the price, buying from someone who is both a confirmed scammer and writing in moronic = bad idea
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Olorin View Post
I definitely wouldnt touch them. Apart from the price, buying from someone who is both a confirmed scammer and writing in moronic = bad idea

Holy crap! After I read the description, I had one huge migraine. Can I buy some periods, commas and a thesaurus? I wish he had hooked on phonics.


David
post #27 of 28

Polarity Switch

Some pre-amps and dacs have polarity switches. It inverts the stereo signal's "absolute polarity" It works on both channels. It has no effect if the music signal is completely symmetrical. But a lot of recorded music isn't. And if it isn't, it can cause compression when played back. Try reversing the speaker cables on your speakers. On some music, you can hear a degradation of sound. Music companies don't all record alike. It's like a 50-50 shot. So a polarity switch can make a difference. (although slight to some)
post #28 of 28
The last time I checked, Caveat emptor was Latin, not Greek.

But see what happens when you're happy with your headphones so you don't come into the headphone forum? You miss stories about ebay scammers who ....scam. Hmm, that fell dead, but this story is complete news to me.
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