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post #61 of 173
Joe's hearing is still quite amazing and he states he has no significant hearing loss as suggested on a recent audiogram. I have seen him in action with recording sessions and he doesn't seem to miss much of anything sonically.

I agree. The "rehabilitation" which includes new drivers and the new mods are quite expensive. They seem to essentially double the value of the headphones.
Maybe someone can talk him into just doing the new mod. I doubt he'll agree to it but it may be worth a try.
post #62 of 173
I just hope at his age he documents the details of the mod. The guy is one of a kind, and it's wonderful to see him still active in music and audio.
post #63 of 173
Putting aside the modding costs for a moment, I still don't know what are the sonic differences between stock and modded one.
Its very emotional to read how magical Joe is, but what's the magic...
post #64 of 173
Hmm, getting back to the price, he could sell us HP2i for $1200 with stock cable and $2000 with cable upgrade. I'd go for the former (wouldn't really, but could be a nice deal)
post #65 of 173
So my HP2 signature cable just broke on me (Loose connection on solder pad), I guess that means it's time to upgrade them... $800 + 2x shipping price, ouch !!!
post #66 of 173
^ Killer any DIY experience? $800 is pretty steep for a re cable. Re solder?
post #67 of 173
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
"Magic" Compound

Magic goop - LOL!


Second skin Spectrum Sludge?
post #68 of 173
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^ Killer any DIY experience? $800 is pretty steep for a re cable. Re solder?
Well, I'm studying electronics so I could ask someone experienced at my school but it could end up as a $600 mistake ...
post #69 of 173
True. I'm gonna have to let you make that call
post #70 of 173
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True. I'm gonna have to let you make that call
That call... to Joseph Grado, well yeah maybe I'll try to call & send them, why not, while he's still tweaking them!

post #71 of 173
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That call... to Joseph Grado, well yeah maybe I'll try to call & send them, why not, while he's still tweaking them!

For those who are wondering, I'm sending them to Rhydon at Symphones, will report back when repair will be done!
post #72 of 173
Thread Starter 
Hi guys... I'm now testing 3 amps for my beloved HP2i:

1) EAR HP4 with NOS fivre tubes
2) Melos sha GOLD
3) Millet 307a


No doubt for the best with the "old" Grado...

Millet 307a at the first place !!!
post #73 of 173
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For those who are wondering, I'm sending them to Rhydon at Symphones, will report back when repair will be done!
Look forward to hearing about the results
post #74 of 173
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Originally Posted by Nik View Post
Hi guys... I'm now testing 3 amps for my beloved HP2i:

1) EAR HP4 with NOS fivre tubes
2) Melos sha GOLD
3) Millet 307a


No doubt for the best with the "old" Grado...

Millet 307a at the first place !!!
Looking forward to your impressions
post #75 of 173
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Originally Posted by Nik View Post
Hi guys... I'm now testing 3 amps for my beloved HP2i:

1) EAR HP4 with NOS fivre tubes
2) Melos sha GOLD
3) Millet 307a


No doubt for the best with the "old" Grado...

Millet 307a at the first place !!!
Before I got to line six I saw line four and thought "I'll bet the 307 is the winner".

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