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post #16 of 34
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Originally posted by Hirsch
That's interesting! The Laboratory Standard is usually thought of as the cable that came before the Reference cable. However, if Joe Grado indicated that it's the most recent cable, he's the one who would know.
Joe grado told me this in our phone conversations when I ordered some goodies from him.
I forgot to ask him what the differances between the hpa1 & hpa2 are. I also would like to know since I have a hpa2.
Maybe Highwaystar will bring over his Hpa1 so we can compare the Two side by side..
post #17 of 34
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Originally posted by bozebuttons
Joe grado told me this in our phone conversations when I ordered some goodies from him.
I forgot to ask him what the differances between the hpa1 & hpa2 are. I also would like to know since I have a hpa2.
Maybe Highwaystar will bring over his Hpa1 so we can compare the Two side by side..

If he doesn't, I'll bring mine up to NY at some point. I'm dying to know the difference between the two. I've asked a couple of times, but nobody has been able to post an answer.
post #18 of 34
Gorgeous setup. A very nice collection there. How do you like the interconnects? Have you compared them to others and if so which ones?
post #19 of 34
How much did this setup cost you in total? :O
post #20 of 34
Thread Starter 
I haven't really gotten a chance to compare the Joseph Grado ICs and the AZ Silver Reference. Initial impressions are positive about the Joe Grado ICs - they seem to be very musical and sound very organic. Does anyone know the differences between the Joseph Grado Signature Ultra-wide Bandwidth ICs and the current line of Grado ICs? Here's a link to the current version.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/store/pr...ect%20-%20Pair

I think that I remember reading in a pamphlet detailing the Joseph Grado products that the ICs retailed for $275 for a 3 ft. pair. The current line of Grado ICs sells for ~$135. The advertisement also seems to mention that they are Ultra-wide Bandwidth.

Do the current Grado ICs also have Joseph Grado on them?
post #21 of 34
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Originally posted by yidimsum
Do the current Grado ICs also have Joseph Grado on them?
yeah the cable seems identical to the popular hp-1000 cable. you can kind of sort of see the writing in the picture on audio advisor (i have verified this in person at grado labs with ic's they had there):

post #22 of 34
Wow, that is beautiful. I much prefer the look of the HP1000s to the SR and RS series, that silver is nice.
post #23 of 34
yidimsum, nice man!
post #24 of 34
The current Signatures are the same as the past ones. This is a shot of my fairly new pair ordered by a dealer directly from Grado.

post #25 of 34
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Originally posted by grinch
... i wish somebody would make a webpage to store all this lovely information. ...
If anyone takes grinch up on that, let me know. I still have a lot of info floating around my hard drive that I've never put up and can't really because I now use internet cafes to access Head-Fi. I'm in the middle of Siberia at the moment, but I'll be back to civilization in a day or so -- email me (not PM, as I now don't check Head-Fi often) if anyone wants it.

kerely

By the way, that's my old setup, except that I had the original JGSP ICs and the sig cable on both my HP-1000s -- I think you can do better for the cans with a different amp, one with a bit more current, though it definitely sounds good in that setup.

And, hey, Grinch, haven't really paid attention to you sig before -- you really a vodka drinker? See if you can get your hands on some Russkyy Standart (Russian Standard) -- you haven't had vodka til you've had this ****.
post #26 of 34
An update to this thread:

I just got off the telephone with Joe Grado and he told me there was never an HPA-2 amplifier, as there was never a need for one. Straight from the horses mouth.
post #27 of 34
Have people told Joe Grado how highly regarded his HP1000 series of headphones are?

Just wondering. He's one guy I'd like to buy a beer and say Thank You to.


Mitch
post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 
He definitely knows. He's not shy about it either.
post #29 of 34
I only heard the HP-1000's once, and they sounded schweet... much stronger in midrange than I'm used to with my cans, but that's probably a good thing. I love classic, "meant to be heard this way" type setups like this -- thanks for sharing it.

P.S. a lot of people have remarked on the neutrality of the HP-1000 and I'm not disputing it, but wondering out of curiosity if anyone knows of any graphs that verify its flat response -- this aspect of cans is something that can be measured as well as heard, after all...
post #30 of 34
Yeah he knows. Thats why he has the balls to sell his pads for $55. When I told him I was using modded Sennheiser pads, he told me sternly "no, that's no good", as if he was disappointed in me!

I just don't think he has any interest in getting back into the business besides doing the occassional repair job. It's his time to retire and move down south I guess.



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Originally posted by braillediver
Have people told Joe Grado how highly regarded his HP1000 series of headphones are?

Just wondering. He's one guy I'd like to buy a beer and say Thank You to.


Mitch
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