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post #1081 of 2102

RS1i is more expensive than HD800 in the Netherlands. And not because the HD800 is so cheap....

The Grados here cost around 1230 dollars :confused_face:

Madness

post #1082 of 2102

OK, the new RS1i has about 100 hours on them and the glass head that they have been sitting on is looking a little tired. I've put them on and found a good recording of Mahler 2 playing - and, big surprise, Hello Soundstage!

 

I'm looking forward to hearing them after another 100 hours or so... as I have some time off next week, the burning-in will continue on my head this time.

post #1083 of 2102
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post
 


The going rate over here for a used RS1i in good condition (i.e. they haven't been half-eaten by the family pet) is £360 - £400.  Almost the price of a new set in the States!


OK-so how about you plan a little holiday to NYC-take in some sites, pick up a new RS1i in NY and go home!

 

Guess- that would set you back a bit, but, you know, you can see a Broadway show, go to Times Square and score some sweet  cans.:beerchug: 

 

Of course, I say that as an American who is still slumming with my 225i (which I actually really like)

post #1084 of 2102
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 


OK-so how about you plan a little holiday to NYC-take in some sites, pick up a new RS1i in NY and go home!

 

Sounds like a plan :D

post #1085 of 2102

Having one of those moments... I am away from home and my main setup, but thanks to JRiver, the Meridian Explorer and its ASIO driver and the SR1i (now with much more than 100 hours burn-in) there is no barrier between me and Tom Waits. There is just the music. These cans are even starting to sound good with Wagner.

post #1086 of 2102
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Having one of those moments... I am away from home and my main setup, but thanks to JRiver, the Meridian Explorer and its ASIO driver and the SR1i (now with much more than 100 hours burn-in) there is no barrier between me and Tom Waits. There is just the music. These cans are even starting to sound good with Wagner.


Love me some Tom Waits

post #1087 of 2102
Hey guys, coming from a SR325is, which improvements will I notice going to the RS1i?
post #1088 of 2102
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

Hey guys, coming from a SR325is, which improvements will I notice going to the RS1i?

The RS1I sounds like the 80i, but more refined…I'm sure you are going too love it.

My 325is gets the least head time out of my 80i/RS1i…but I haven't listened to any of them since I got the PS1K about 3 weeks ago, but only because its the new guy its getting ALL of the attention.

Congratulations on the RS1i!

IMO, everything improves, but they both have there own different sound signature, so it depends on what you prefer. If I could only have one, I would choose the RS1i.


Edited by joseph69 - 5/14/14 at 4:05pm
post #1089 of 2102

I just received a pair of the new raised driver RS-1i. Take a look below at the RS-1i I received compared to my PS500.

 

 

The raised driver appears intentional to get the driver closer to the ear. The L cushion pad hole on this RS-1i (right) is a larger diameter than the PS500 and perfectly fits the circumference of the RS-1i driver. The RS-1i L cushion design is much less bowled too.

 

 

I put the PS500 L cushion on the RS-1i and it looks like a regular Grado mount similar to the PS500. The PS500 pad is on the right. The new L cushion of the raised RS1i is on the left.

 

 

And of course the red back of the driver.......RS-1i Ruby

 

 

Interesting Grado for sure. I am breaking them in now. They sound very different than the PS500. I'll reserve judgement for now but they do sound great right now.


Edited by Grado77 - 5/28/14 at 10:46pm
post #1090 of 2102
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Originally Posted by Grado77 View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I just received a pair of the new raised driver RS-1i. Take a look below at the RS-1i I received compared to my PS500.

 

 

The raised driver appears intentional to get the driver closer to the ear. The L cushion pad hole on this RS-1i (right) is a larger diameter than the PS500 and perfectly fits the circumference of the RS-1i driver.

 

 

I put the PS500 L cushion on the RS-1i and it looks like a regular Grado mount similar to the PS500. The PS500 pad is on the right. The new L cushion of the raised RS1i is on the left.

 

 

And of course the red back of the driver.

 

 

Interesting Grado for sure. I am breaking them in now. They sound very different than the PS500. I'll reserve judgement for now but they do sound great right now.

 

 

Very interesting.... congratulations! If they sound anything like my RS1i, you are going to love them.

post #1091 of 2102

Very nice, congratulations!

So the new RS1i's overall depth from the front of the driver to the back of the cup is deeper, or are the cups themselves deeper?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I just received a pair of the new raised driver RS-1i. Take a look below at the RS-1i I received compared to my PS500.

 

 

The raised driver appears intentional to get the driver closer to the ear. The L cushion pad hole on this RS-1i (right) is a larger diameter than the PS500 and perfectly fits the circumference of the RS-1i driver.

 

 

I put the PS500 L cushion on the RS-1i and it looks like a regular Grado mount similar to the PS500. The PS500 pad is on the right. The new L cushion of the raised RS1i is on the left.

 

 

And of course the red back of the driver.

 

 

Interesting Grado for sure. I am breaking them in now. They sound very different than the PS500. I'll reserve judgement for now but they do sound great right now.

 

Edited by joseph69 - 5/28/14 at 8:10pm
post #1092 of 2102

Thanks guys! I am not sure of the depths as I never seen a pair of RS-1i up close except for these.

post #1093 of 2102
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Originally Posted by Grado77 View Post
 

I just received a pair of the new raised driver RS-1i. Take a look below at the RS-1i I received compared to my PS500.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

The raised driver appears intentional to get the driver closer to the ear. The L cushion pad hole on this RS-1i (right) is a larger diameter than the PS500 and perfectly fits the circumference of the RS-1i driver. The RS-1i L cushion design is much less bowled too.

 

 

I put the PS500 L cushion on the RS-1i and it looks like a regular Grado mount similar to the PS500. The PS500 pad is on the right. The new L cushion of the raised RS1i is on the left.

 

 

And of course the red back of the driver.

 

 

Interesting Grado for sure. I am breaking them in now. They sound very different than the PS500. I'll reserve judgement for now but they do sound great right now.

 

good stuff man, thanks for the great pictures and sharing this with us!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Very nice, congratulations!

So the new RS1i's overall depth from the front of the driver to the back of the cup is deeper, or are the cups themselves deeper?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I just received a pair of the new raised driver RS-1i. Take a look below at the RS-1i I received compared to my PS500.

 

 

The raised driver appears intentional to get the driver closer to the ear. The L cushion pad hole on this RS-1i (right) is a larger diameter than the PS500 and perfectly fits the circumference of the RS-1i driver.

 

 

I put the PS500 L cushion on the RS-1i and it looks like a regular Grado mount similar to the PS500. The PS500 pad is on the right. The new L cushion of the raised RS1i is on the left.

 

 

And of course the red back of the driver.

 

 

Interesting Grado for sure. I am breaking them in now. They sound very different than the PS500. I'll reserve judgement for now but they do sound great right now.

 

that's what I also gathered. Not only is the driver closer to the ear (which looks like the perfect distance to me), but at the same time, it creates even more depth to cups. 

 

That's a great idea imo, since for example, most aftermarket wood cups are very short/shallow. Positioning the drivers like the new Rs1i's would give them a bit more depth.:gs1000smile:

post #1094 of 2102
I wonder if these design changes will filter down to the other Grados? Or, if there are unique to the RS1i, does that mean there will be 2 versions of the L cushion pad, one old-style and one specifically for the RS1i?
post #1095 of 2102

Strange that the (L) cushion for the RS looks like it has a smaller ID than the PS's. I would think that the RS1i's driver housing is now smaller in circumference than earlier RS1i's from the looks of the ID of the cushion???

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