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post #31 of 90
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I'm quite happy to surf through 10 recordings, only to find the odd 1 or 2 golden nuggets that has me thinking 'forget headphones, these

are competing with $8,000 floor-standers'.


I'm with you. That's my same approach to speakers. I love that poorly recorded material sounds like crap on my Magnepans, because I know it's allowing me to hear the recording for what it is...lousy. And like you said, the flip side is that when I put in my Eva Cassidy: Live at Blues Alley disc, I'm in for not just a sonic treat, I'm being transported back to the venue itself and sitting there listening to the performance live. There simply is no "recording" anymore...I'm there with the music. I can always rely on music like my Foo Fighters CD to bring me back to the reality that I'm listening to speakers, of course, but it's a small price to pay for the pure bliss that comes along with the higher quality recordings.

 

post #32 of 90

Mine are the ''Bling'' version # 1724

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Edited by stacker45 - 4/10/12 at 8:58pm
post #33 of 90

Nice



 

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Mine are the ''Bling'' version # 1724

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post #34 of 90

makes me want them even more....

post #35 of 90
Thread Starter 

Just saw that my ancient thread is still alive (sort of :)).  Wow, so the PS1000 is up to 1700 or so?  Slowly but surely catching on, I guess.   Did John G ever explain why he switched from the matte finish to the chrome?  (I haven't seen any chromies in real life, but I think I would prefer my matte)...

 

 

post #36 of 90
I'll be ordering a pair of PS1000s in the next week or so. Based on my experience with other Grados I'm really looking forward to 'em and will post my s/n once I get them.
post #37 of 90

 

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Originally Posted by kfscoll View Post

 
I'll be ordering a pair of PS1000s in the next week or so. Based on my experience with other Grados I'm really looking forward to 'em and will post my s/n once I get them.

 

Lucky dawg!

post #38 of 90

 

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Originally Posted by 563 View Post

Just saw that my ancient thread is still alive (sort of :)).  Wow, so the PS1000 is up to 1700 or so?  Slowly but surely catching on, I guess.   Did John G ever explain why he switched from the matte finish to the chrome? (I haven't seen any chromies in real life, but I think I would prefer my matte)...

 

 

[bold text, bolded by lovleylady]

 

I read somewhere that the chrome was supposed to be more "durable" [read: cheaper]. Hehe, source unknown so really nvm that...

 

Cheers!

 

// #1378


 

post #39 of 90

 

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Originally Posted by 563 View Post

Just saw that my ancient thread is still alive (sort of :)).  Wow, so the PS1000 is up to 1700 or so?  Slowly but surely catching on, I guess.   Did John G ever explain why he switched from the matte finish to the chrome?  (I haven't seen any chromies in real life, but I think I would prefer my matte)...

 

 

 

I have the new, upgraded PS1000's and a review coming out next week here on Head-Fi. Anyway, it's a love or hate relationship with the chrome finish on the PS1000's. While I haven't yet tried the matte version (though I think I would enjoy it better), the chrome version does look very shiny but attracts a ton of fingerprints and minute hairline scratches that are visible in the light. The scratches and the fingerprints are the only reason I suspect the matter version might be superior.

post #40 of 90

There's not supposed to be any difference between the matte and chorme version except visual.

 

LL

 

edit: spell


Edited by lovleylady - 4/22/12 at 10:10am
post #41 of 90

 

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Originally Posted by lovleylady View Post

There's not supposed to be any difference between the matte and chorme version except visual.

 

LL

 

edit: spell

 

And more than likely feel, durability, shininess, and a lot of other things. Not just visual.

post #42 of 90

Of course you're right, but there's not supposed to be any sonic differences.

 

 

post #43 of 90

 

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Originally Posted by lovleylady View Post

Of course you're right, but there's not supposed to be any sonic differences.

 

 

 

Who knows? That's up to ones ears. smile.gif

post #44 of 90
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

 

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Originally Posted by 563 View Post

Just saw that my ancient thread is still alive (sort of :)).  Wow, so the PS1000 is up to 1700 or so?  Slowly but surely catching on, I guess.   Did John G ever explain why he switched from the matte finish to the chrome?  (I haven't seen any chromies in real life, but I think I would prefer my matte)...

 

 

 

I have the new, upgraded PS1000's and a review coming out next week here on Head-Fi. Anyway, it's a love or hate relationship with the chrome finish on the PS1000's. While I haven't yet tried the matte version (though I think I would enjoy it better), the chrome version does look very shiny but attracts a ton of fingerprints and minute hairline scratches that are visible in the light. The scratches and the fingerprints are the only reason I suspect the matter version might be superior.

Obviously I haven't tried it, but couldn't the fine scratches on the newer PS1000s be removed with some automotive chrome polish? I asked Grado and they said the finish is "anodized chrome" (which sounds like chrome plating to me) so I don't see any reason why chrome polish wouldn't work.
post #45 of 90

 

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Originally Posted by kfscoll View Post


Obviously I haven't tried it, but couldn't the fine scratches on the newer PS1000s be removed with some automotive chrome polish? I asked Grado and they said the finish is "anodized chrome" (which sounds like chrome plating to me) so I don't see any reason why chrome polish wouldn't work.

 

Should work just fine, since it's anodized chrome. Feel free to try it if you have a pair.

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