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Owners of Alessandro MS1000 unite and report in!

This is a thread for all discussions related to the finished MS1000.

Any questions regarding the mod, please refer to this post.

Current Known Owners:
  • xkRoWx
  • #@y0
  • ApatN
  • nickchen
  • NoXter
  • LSUDude258, MS1000i
  • rds
  • lisnalee, MS1000i
  • Mitchell.lax
  • tom_3_21
  • Philimon
  • Dinan
  • Flipjack, MS1000i
  • Zephoku, MS1000i
  • Nakattack
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I have also posted it in the: 'Alessandro MS1000 and MS Ultimate - DIY & modding [56K warning]' thread, but this is my MS1000:











I really like it, so I want to thank nickchen for sharing this mod with us!
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Too bad the right side developed the grattle not long after the mod. I'm gonna send it back to Grado and have them fix it.
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I am in. Best thing about them is that the mod transforms them completely. They are quite picky on amplification though.
Here is my pair however. I have it since modded with a Beyer headband.



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Oh my.. Do yourself a favor and listen to Rodrigo y Gabriela through MS1000.
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An own appreciation thread...uups...won't become that long in short terms, there are only a dozen of these beasts existing actually, and most of them in the kraut forum.

Okay, here we have the evolution steps to my exemplar, propably the 1st ever. Didn't take long, only 3 years or so...


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I was listening to some Eagles, Hotel California sounds so much better with jumbos compared to comfies.

I can hear the finger sliding along the fretboard in the intro!
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this is mine:



MS-Pro headband, original Liberator, many felt, neutrik plug

And it is Nickchen's first woody.

Why?

Because as we tried to change those ugly original grills, we have been a bit too enthusiastic warming up the glue with the hair dryer ...

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Originally Posted by NoXter
As we tried to change those ugly original grills, we have been a bit too enthusiastic warming up the glue with the hair dryer ...
That was another proof for the statement "Every crisis includes a chance"
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what would you compare their sound to? I mean how does their signature change in terms of treble and bass? Do they keep that grado attack, or are they more mellow? I'm sure the soundstage is amazing...
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You get an extra deep bass layer due to some reverb things happening in the jumbopads, and that enormous airy soundstage (not the precisest in respect of placement of instruments though). Both leads to an extended genre bandwidth, they even do ambient and classical then. IMO a "plays everything" creature of the DT531 sort.

In respect of mids and treble, it's up to you. Without additional felt and all distancer drills open, you get a team treble can (CD3000 or DT931 sort), but you can mellow it stepwise down. I actually have a "medium stage of extension", and already then, my DT880 is much shriller.

You loose, say, a third of the stock oh-yeah-oh-babe Grado genes, but these parts get exchanged against a more audiophile presentation of the AKG K*01 sort. Not a bad swap IMO.
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NoXter and nickchen, keep up the graet work guys!

My liberatored SR 225 already slided into "almost best can i enjoyed so far" category. I use it mostly know anyways. Now waiting for jumbo pads...We'll see.
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Originally Posted by xkRoWx View Post



Owners of Alessandro MS1000 unite and report in!

This is a thread for all discussions related to the finished MS1000.

Any questions regarding the mod, please refer to this post.

Current Known Owners:
  • xkRoWx
  • #@y0
  • ApatN
  • nickchen
Please add me to the least for MS-1000 improved 2009 version kind sir
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Originally Posted by NoXter View Post
Why?

Because as we tried to change those ugly original grills, we have been a bit too enthusiastic warming up the glue with the hair dryer ...
I knew it, I knew it!
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