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post #916 of 2104
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Originally Posted by maltronics View Post
 

I remember a while back, now this was probably 10 years ago or more when I was first ogling the RS1, that Grado supplied it with what appeared to be a quality wooden box made of either maple or mahogany(?) and the cost for the RS1 with the box was $1,000.00 at Bay Bloor Radio here in Toronto. So when I bought my RS1i just over a year ago I realized that they took away the box, replaced it with the 15' extension cable and the standard to mini adapter cable. 

 

Now I thought that was a pretty good offering, as Grado reduced the price down to $765.00 which made the RS1i much more affordable than ever. And I received the extra cables to boot!

 

So my question is do you feel that the $235.00 extra was a good deal for the box? Was the quality of it worth that much extra?

I've never seen the box the RS1's used to come in, but $235U.S. is quite a bit of money (I think) for a box to go in the closet, assuming you leave your headphones out so can listen too them all of the time (like I do). And besides, I've seen plenty of nice boxes in Arts & Crafts stores that can be stained/painted, and you can put the foam from the newer boxes inside them for less than $20.00U.S…the only thing is their not mahogany. Plus I keep my headphones readily available too listen too. I also believe they came with TTVJ flat pads at that time, whereas they come with the (L) cushions these days, which is my prefference, (I have all of the cushions made for Grados). The RS1i's are $695.00U.S., I know they are a bit more where you are. 


Edited by joseph69 - 3/20/14 at 11:38am
post #917 of 2104
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I've never seen the box the RS1's used to come in, but $235U.S. is quite a bit of money (I think) for a box to go in the closet, assuming you leave your headphones out so can listen too them all of the time (like I do). And besides, I've seen plenty of nice boxes in Arts & Crafts stores that can be stained/painted, and you can put the foam from the newer boxes inside them for less than $20.00U.S…the only thing is their not mahogany. Plus I keep my headphones readily available too listen too. I also believe they came with TTVJ flat pads at that time, whereas they come with the (L) cushions these days, which is my prefference, (I have all of the cushions made for Grados). The RS1i's are $695.00U.S., I know they are a bit more where you are. 


i'm not sure about the old box, and price, but grado is selling a new box, separate $100

post #918 of 2104
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i'm not sure about the old box, and price, but grado is selling a new box, separate $100

Yeah I remember the pic's someone posted of the new box they received from Grado, and the box was horrible, remember? You can definitely find/make something beautiful if you wanted too.

I'm almost done with the rest of the Wood Edition WA6, can't wait, I did the top of the transformer already and I'm in the process of doing the base for the tubes, with aluminum bezels around each tube, I'll post the pic's when its all complete. I know I mentioned that I didn't want the wood too be overkill…but I couldn't help but do the rest.

post #919 of 2104
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its right in the middle !

 

Grado Heaven

post #920 of 2104
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its right in the middle !

 

He is it difficult to keep all those cords from tangling or twisting?

post #921 of 2104

 maltronics.....Joseph has a great solution for people who have problems with the cables twisting and cups turning.....pm him and he can explain it much better than me.

post #922 of 2104
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 maltronics.....Joseph has a great solution for people who have problems with the cables twisting and cups turning.....pm him and he can explain it much better than me.

Thank you whirlwind.

post #923 of 2104
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its right in the middle !
What side of the street do you live on again?
post #924 of 2104
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What side of the street do you live on again?


Ha Ha...good one bpcans.....slip in ....grab the woodied Grado's and the Mad....slip out......

 

You know what.....by early next week , he would buy them all back......he don't mess around........:tongue_smile:

post #925 of 2104
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Ha Ha...good one bpcans.....slip in ....grab the woodied Grado's and the Mad....slip out......

 

You know what.....by early next week , he would buy them all back......he don't mess around........:tongue_smile:

He might have doubles of everything already, never mind early next week!

post #926 of 2104
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Originally Posted by maltronics View Post
 

 

He is it difficult to keep all those cords from tangling or twisting?


actually no, i've never really had any trouble, if something get a little twisted, i just gently untwist

the trick is untwisting both at the cup, and allowing the cable to hang free

and sometime a little cup twist and spin the headband at the same time, just practice

post #927 of 2104

hey, y'all been talking bout me ??? :eek:

 

well i had been lusting after all things woo lately, and a few other things

and in the recent coming and going, all the amps had gone, but the mad.

 

making its 4th appearance , and after the first one, its been the same lyr every time

mattTCG and myself have been swapping it back and forth, and i think

for a solid state, i may just get the little soloist, the SL

which will almost the same exact system i had for little while

 

and fellas, this the deep south, a very red, 2nd amendment kinda state, at the very least, if not more homes down here

are packing heat , now i'm not saying i do, but i aint saying i don't either !! lol  :cool:  

post #928 of 2104
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

hey, y'all been talking bout me ??? :eek:

 

well i had been lusting after all things woo lately, and a few other things

and in the recent coming and going, all the amps had gone, but the mad.

 

making its 4th appearance , and after the first one, its been the same lyr every time

mattTCG and myself have been swapping it back and forth, and i think

for a solid state, i may just get the little soloist, the SL

which will almost the same exact system i had for little while

 

and fellas, this the deep south, a very red, 2nd amendment kinda state, at the very least, if not more homes down here

are packing heat , now i'm not saying i do, but i aint saying i don't either !! lol  :cool:  


Note to self :  If ever breaking into Jay's house........wear KEVLAR   :p

post #929 of 2104
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Note to self :  If ever breaking into Jay's house........wear KEVLAR   :p


we do have a rod, its a .25 that dee dee's dad gave her during her single days, we don't have any bullets, i'd through it at you, so, you don't need kevlar, well maybe on yer head !  lol


Edited by jaywillin - 3/21/14 at 10:25am
post #930 of 2104
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Hey RS1ers, have any of you had yours recabled? No problems with mine, mostly just curiosity.

I haven't recabled mine, but I had them re-terminated with a mini-xlr 4 pin for balanced.  Then I have adapters that I use to go to balanced RSA  Intruder amp, or I can adapt it to a regular 1/8" connection if needed.  Running them balanced was probably one of the biggest sound improvements I have done.  Below are my initial impressions when I did it.  Also included the link for the rest of my blathering if you want to read it.  I absolutely love the sound of balanced RS1i.

 

Originally 8.11.2013 on RSA Intruder thread:

"So this has been an extremely interesting week for me sound-wise.  As I mentioned above, I had my RS1i re-terminated with balanced connectors and that was an immediate shocker in how good it sounded coming out of the Intruder.

 

I believe that bass impact is even better now with the Grados than they were single ended.  I feel like the soundstage has improved as well.  The RS1i presentation is still very close, but it seems to have a bit more width to it than previously.  Here is one example.  I was listening to the Time Life Singers and Songwriters collection from 1980-1982.  (Don't judge.  Brings back fond memories of my childhood.)  On Fleetwood Mac's Hold me, John McVie's bass line was entrancing, while Lindsey Buckingham was doing some crazy muted high fretboard work first in the right ear, then later in the left.  Had to listen to it twice before calling it an evening last night.  Also, Buddy Guy's new CD Rhythm and Blues sounds fantastic.  Great disc(s).  Great sound.  Great fun. "

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632916/the-intruder-by-rsa-balanced-dac-amp-update-available-for-even-better-sound-just-pay-shipping/330#post_9698416

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