post #1291 of 2859
6/3/09 at 8:08pm
|Might have to throw on some nice sealant/synthetic wax to save these babies for a lifetime of good use!|
I don't have any defects, the lighter text is accentuated by the lighting in the pic so they look worse than they are. Listening to the Stockfisch Records sampler I got at CanJam with bowls in place and right now I wouldn't care if they misspelled the words as they are sounding great.
The GS-1000 pads (brand new) don't make the HF-2 sound bad, but they take away the magic and excitement of the rich vibrant mids. There is NO reason to bother with the spacers, I think.
With HF-2/GS-1000 bowls the soundstage is more distant, and the treble is tipped up a bit more, but the bass remains present. The treble is not edgy, but brighter. It reminds me a little of a SR-325i with bowls, but this is even more distant sounding with slightly more or the same bass (don't have the 325i to compare to any more). If I recall, my SR-325i had much more bass before they burned in than when they were done burning in (just like my Proline 2500).
So far now, out of flats, bowls and GS-1000 donuts I like the bowls first, then the flats, and the GS-1000 bowls last.