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post #1816 of 1829
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Let me run this by you. I think it's safe to say that since the RS1i came out in 2009, my n.o.s. RS1 must date back to around 2008. this would mean that Grado would have manufactured about 18 000 RS1 in the last 7 years or so. this would add up to 2600 pairs a year. Now, depending on how many working days, Grado's employes averages, I think it's safe to assume that Grado would have had to make roughly 8 to 10 pairs of RS1 a day. I'm no expert, but this seems to be in the realm of possibilitys. 

 

That felt like I was back in school again, solving maths propblems.   

 

The quadratic equation and permutation theory is indeed correct.

:atsmile: 

post #1817 of 1829
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

i have a Mad Ear+ also, but I hardly ever use my Rs1 on it. To be honest, I prefer the Grado Ra-1 amp with the Rs1 than with the Mad Ear+.  The Ps1k, different story. I love it with the Mad amp!

 

I know that this is the RS1i thread, but I figure that you guys may know the answer to this. As some of you may already know, yesterday I recieved a pair of new old stock RS1. Their serial number is 2390.

 

While I was reading the previous posts, I see that one of you has number 30429. My questions are, does that mean that Grado has actually manufactured over 30 000 RS1i?, or does that number includes all the RS1 since the days of the vintage RS1?.

 

Oh!, and if I ever decide to get the RA-1, is there anything I should know before buying?. I'm leaning towards the batterie powered RA-1.

 

Thanks!.

I have the battery powered Ra-1. I pulled the trigger on it because:

A) I always want it to try it

B) It was like $155 and I knew if I didn't like it, I could re-coup my money by selling it.

 

personally, I think it has great synergy with the Rs-1. It plays very nice to the strengths of the Rs-1 and doesn't shy away from it's forwardness. It's just a great toe-tapping combo. One thing I should mention is that I've never heard a c-moy amp, so I can't comment on that. Other things to mention is that it's very convenient to lug around. Battery life is just ridiculously long. Oh, and by the way, it also happens to be the MOST hated headphone amp in human history!:p 

post #1818 of 1829
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

i have a Mad Ear+ also, but I hardly ever use my Rs1 on it. To be honest, I prefer the Grado Ra-1 amp with the Rs1 than with the Mad Ear+.  The Ps1k, different story. I love it with the Mad amp!

 

I know that this is the RS1i thread, but I figure that you guys may know the answer to this. As some of you may already know, yesterday I recieved a pair of new old stock RS1. Their serial number is 2390.

 

While I was reading the previous posts, I see that one of you has number 30429. My questions are, does that mean that Grado has actually manufactured over 30 000 RS1i?, or does that number includes all the RS1 since the days of the vintage RS1?.

 

Oh!, and if I ever decide to get the RA-1, is there anything I should know before buying?. I'm leaning towards the batterie powered RA-1.

 

Thanks!.

 

H
Here's something I found on the Grado RS series Owner club! thread:
 

 


Edited by wormsdriver - 4/12/15 at 4:30am
post #1819 of 1829
I'm selling my one year old pair of Grado RS1i on eBay and preferably the forum if anyone is interested. Excellent condition. I'm in the UK. I fancy a pair of HE-560s.
post #1820 of 1829
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I'm selling my one year old pair of Grado RS1i on eBay and preferably the forum if anyone is interested. Excellent condition. I'm in the UK. I fancy a pair of HE-560s.
Don't do it man. The RS1i's are some of the most musical hp's you could ever have IMHO. I would keep them until you get the 560's and then decide. Oh and BTW, don't let anyone influence you on what you should do, especially a fellow head-fier.
post #1821 of 1829
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Don't do it man. The RS1i's are some of the most musical hp's you could ever have IMHO. I would keep them until you get the 560's and then decide. 

+1000

I would keep the RS1i no matter what!

post #1822 of 1829
I use them when I play my guitar as a monitor on my AxeFX 2. Sound great with raw guitar. But I'm finding them too peaky when listening to music and so I don't bother so much. I thought maybe the HE560 would improve that and maybe a PM3 for portable use.
post #1823 of 1829
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Originally Posted by XLR8 View Post
 

 

The quadratic equation and permutation theory is indeed correct.

:atsmile: 

 

I'm not familar with that term, are you a math teacher?

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

I have the battery powered Ra-1. I pulled the trigger on it because:

A) I always want it to try it

B) It was like $155 and I knew if I didn't like it, I could re-coup my money by selling it.

 

personally, I think it has great synergy with the Rs-1. It plays very nice to the strengths of the Rs-1 and doesn't shy away from it's forwardness. It's just a great toe-tapping combo. One thing I should mention is that I've never heard a c-moy amp, so I can't comment on that. Other things to mention is that it's very convenient to lug around. Battery life is just ridiculously long. Oh, and by the way, it also happens to be the MOST hated headphone amp in human history!:p 

 

I know that it's often hated, but it's mostly because some people say that it's too expensive for what it is, not because of it's sound quality, wich is generally well regarded.

post #1824 of 1829
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 


I know that it's often hated, but it's mostly because some people say that it's too expensive for what it is, not because of it's sound quality, wich is generally well regarded.

That's exactly right, well put!
Edited by wormsdriver - 4/12/15 at 4:56pm
post #1825 of 1829
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That's exactly right, well put!

 

Thanks, Worms. I have a C-Moy, and I just love the way it sounds. I ordered it with 4 extra OP amps, one of wich is the RA1's 4556 OP amp. I have tried it, and it sounds great.

 

A while back, I saw a pictrue of both, the RS1, and HP1000, next their respective amps. The title above said, ''I could, so I did''. Well, now that I am the proud owner of a new pair of RS1, the only thing missing for me to have both sets, is the RA1. 

 

I realise that wanting to have matching gear, is a bit crazy. But I take comfort knowing that I'm not the only one who does this. I know of at least one other active Head-Fi member, who's as nut as I am. I'm not going to say who he is, because I promised kayandjohn that I wouldn't, but if me and him were women, you can bet that our purses, would definately match our shoes.:D   

post #1826 of 1829
Bahahahaha
"because I promised kayandjohn I wouldn't..."

Hahaha priceless!


It definitely is all about synergy! Hell, even in sports. It's about a team effort and not about individuals.
The gears gotta play nice together!
Edited by wormsdriver - 4/12/15 at 11:59pm
post #1827 of 1829
I am currently in a state of audiophile bliss thanks to my Grado RS1i. I'm enjoying a small craft brew after putting the family to sleep and listening to the Sufjan Stevens album by Carrie & Lowell. This albums seems as like it was mastered with a Grado!!! Here is the Gear I'm using: Apple iMac>ALAC>Audirvana+>PeachTree Dac-iT-x>Schiit Wyrd Decrapifier>Schiit Asgard 2>Grado RS1i.👂🎶😌
post #1828 of 1829
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I am currently in a state of audiophile bliss thanks to my Grado RS1i. I'm enjoying a small craft brew after putting the family to sleep and listening to the Sufjan Stevens album by Carrie & Lowell. This albums seems as like it was mastered with a Grado!!! Here is the Gear I'm using: Apple iMac>ALAC>Audirvana+>PeachTree Dac-iT-x>Schiit Wyrd Decrapifier>Schiit Asgard 2>Grado RS1i.👂🎶😌
I see that your using a Peachtree DAC•ITx just like I am. Did adding the Schitt Wyrd to your system improve the sound significantly, and in what way? I'm thinking about getting the Wyrd for my setup. Thanks
post #1829 of 1829
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

Bahahahaha
"because I promised kayandjohn I wouldn't..."

Hahaha priceless!


It definitely is all about synergy! Hell, even in sports. It's about a team effort and not about individuals.
The gears gotta play nice together!

 

Somehow I knew you'd like that one, I just hope that you're not the only one who caught it.

 

Synergy, we can't say it enough. It's not just about how much you spend, but also about what you spend it on. Speaking of wich, I'm seriously thinking about getting a battery version RA-1. It's tempting, because after all, it was designed, and voiced, for the first genereration RS-1. Of course, that doesn't mean that it can't sound good with the RS-1i.

 

I realise that this is not the amps forum, but if there are some RA-1 owners out there, I'd like to know what you like, and dislike about it. 

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