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post #1006 of 2102
It does feel a little funny. The red is actually just the color of the back of the transducer. it still has the small amount of dynamat(or whatever its called).

Maybe they are from a different supplier and to get them to sound like old drivers they had to push them out.

Its really all just speculation. if they wanted to hop in and explain further, i dont think anyone would mind.



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Hmm... I don't know about that.  I for one absolutely do not like the feel of the cheese cloth touching against my ears.  This looks like it could present that scenario when the foam pads soften up over time.



 



So I guess now the RS1i has been replaced by the RS1s (or RS1is) ?  Is that what they are saying?  Or are there two versions now?



 



Oh and in regards to the soundstage image, its the driver diaphragm surface position thats key.  So if they kept the original position of the driver / voice coil... but just pushed out the cheese cloth mesh surface, it may not have that much of an impact on the image/soundstage.



 



What is with the red goop on the driver magnet?  Couldn't they find suitable dampening material in black, so its non-visible?  That looks terrible.



 



The other thing it looks like they have done is increase the cup volume behind the driver, by seating it farther out.  If that was one of the intentions, a longer/taller wood cup would have been preferable.  Grado modders have been doing this for a while now.


 

post #1007 of 2102
gradoservice
1:56 PM (34 minutes ago)

to me


Hi John


we showed the pictures to John Grado,
he confirmed that you have RS-1i


thanks
post #1008 of 2102
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gradoservice
1:56 PM (34 minutes ago)

to me


Hi John


we showed the pictures to John Grado,
he confirmed that you have RS-1i


thanks


it seems they could have just confirmed "yes, we do it a little different now" or something to that effect

post #1009 of 2102
agreed..

where are you at in alabama. I grew up in Enterprise

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it seems they could have just confirmed "yes, we do it a little different now" or something to that effect

 

post #1010 of 2102

Yes, nobody is doubting they are RS1's, but there still not assembled correctly as far as my experience with Grado/Alessandro.

post #1011 of 2102
thats for sure.

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Yes, nobody is doubting they are RS1's, but there still not assembled correctly as far as my experience with Grado/Alessandro.

 

post #1012 of 2102
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agreed..

where are you at in alabama. I grew up in Enterprise
 
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it seems they could have just confirmed "yes, we do it a little different now" or something to that effect

 


decatur, originally from georgia, i have a sister that lived in blakely, ga for a while, i've been to enterprise , lots of helicopters there

post #1013 of 2102
my sister-in-law lives in decatur. somewhere behind a mall......

yeah, ft rucker is right next to enterprise

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decatur, originally from georgia, i have a sister that lived in blakely, ga for a while, i've been to enterprise , lots of helicopters there

 

post #1014 of 2102

Yeah, they could at least say that they are putting them together differently now, or at least have an explanation as to why they are different.....and will they always be this way from here forward.

post #1015 of 2102

So I got my Turbulant Labs Onyx Manta Headband and my Martin Audio Rodblocks/Gymbals and a bottle of Howard Feed-N-Wax.

 

- the headband is stunning and definitely worth the upgrade / price of admission

- not too sure about the roadblocks/gymbals but I think it's just getting used to the different look - the stock is nice but definitely nice having no plastic

- someone earlier mentioned the Howard Feed-N-Wax and that it darkened up the wood - not sure how as the cups are finished but I'll give half a dozen treatments to see how it works

 

In the end, the RS1i will be keepers for me - just customizing to my liking.

post #1016 of 2102
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So I got my Turbulant Labs Onyx Manta Headband and my Martin Audio Rodblocks/Gymbals and a bottle of Howard Feed-N-Wax.

 

- the headband is stunning and definitely worth the upgrade / price of admission

- not too sure about the roadblocks/gymbals but I think it's just getting used to the different look - the stock is nice but definitely nice having no plastic

- someone earlier mentioned the Howard Feed-N-Wax and that it darkened up the wood - not sure how as the cups are finished but I'll give half a dozen treatments to see how it works

 

In the end, the RS1i will be keepers for me - just customizing to my liking.

 

Congrats....make sure to show us some pics!

post #1017 of 2102

Congratulations! Before and after pic's would be nicer…this way we can see if the wood got any darker.

post #1018 of 2102

Thanks. Will do pics but already started.  Unless the lighting/exposure/processing etc. is exactly the same, before and after pics can be deceiving when it comes to wood tone.

post #1019 of 2102
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gradoservice
1:56 PM (34 minutes ago)

to me


Hi John


we showed the pictures to John Grado,
he confirmed that you have RS-1i


thanks

 

Worst communication ever.

 

They're just avoiding it. I think you know well enough that it is an RS1i. That's probably why you paid 700 dollars or something for them. I don't think you suspected it to be an SR60.

post #1020 of 2102
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

So I got my Turbulant Labs Onyx Manta Headband and my Martin Audio Rodblocks/Gymbals and a bottle of Howard Feed-N-Wax.

 

- the headband is stunning and definitely worth the upgrade / price of admission

- not too sure about the roadblocks/gymbals but I think it's just getting used to the different look - the stock is nice but definitely nice having no plastic

- someone earlier mentioned the Howard Feed-N-Wax and that it darkened up the wood - not sure how as the cups are finished but I'll give half a dozen treatments to see how it works

 

In the end, the RS1i will be keepers for me - just customizing to my liking.

Hi MickeyVee, I mentioned the Howard Feed-N-Wax earlier in the thread, it's great for protecting and preserving the wooden cups on the Rs1's, but it will not make the finish darker in my experience.

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