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post #1006 of 1234

hey guys,

amp synergy discussed here are all with powerful desktop systems... has anybody tried it out with a portable setup? or a balanced one? something from Ray Samuels perhaps?

Bought an SR-71B about a year ago and am kind of shopping for a HP with a BIG soundstage for my live albums of which i have quite a few.

post #1007 of 1234

Really great to read everything here.

I have my PS1000 for more than a year now, and I've fallen in love with them.

Though hard a HARD time listening to them with burson audio HA160 and dac, where it was way too agressive and bright.

The fostex HPA8C corrected all that.

But I do sense that, to go even further, I'll need something "else".

Like the Traformic head one for example, pricey, but still in a doable area for me.

But the fostex already doing really great.

Maybe I'll sell it to get a Audio GD dac NFB1, plus a trafformic head one, or a WAS6SE or something like this, as the SS amp that could work are..simply too expensive.

post #1008 of 1234

Just as i buy mine they make a new model. *Face palm*

post #1009 of 1234
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Just as i buy mine they make a new model. *Face palm*
Return it to the store...
post #1010 of 1234


Is there any difference between the new and the old model? Seem to recall that there wasn't much difference when they stuck the 'i' on the end of the old GS1000. Not much info on the Grado website.

post #1011 of 1234
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Originally Posted by treebug View Post


Is there any difference between the new and the old model? Seem to recall that there wasn't much difference when they stuck the 'i' on the end of the old GS1000. Not much info on the Grado website.

Please read post that reviewed the PS1000e for details.

In a nutshell, not much difference: exactly same voicing, very slightly more efficient and perhaps a slightly bigger soundstage but that last improvement may be a figment of my imagination.
post #1012 of 1234

Personally I don't expect big changes from the new Grado models, wether we're talking about the ''i'' or the ''e''.

 

When the GS1000i came out, my dealer lended me a pair to compair with my GS1000. I remember that the ''i'' had a little more bass extension, the mids were not as recessed, and the treble was a bit smoother. All these differences were subtle, but obviously noticable. The way I see it, if the changes were major, it would mean that the old model wasn't very good to begin with..

 

Right now, I'm readind everything I can about the new PS1000e, but as I have said many times before, aside for their weight, I love everything about these headphones, so if the new ''e'' model would sound very different, the odds are pretty high that I wouldn't like them.

 

So for me, small changes are reassuring.

post #1013 of 1234
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Originally Posted by deanorthk View Post

Really great to read everything here.
I have my PS1000 for more than a year now, and I've fallen in love with them.
Though hard a HARD time listening to them with burson audio HA160 and dac, where it was way too agressive and bright.
The fostex HPA8C corrected all that.
But I do sense that, to go even further, I'll need something "else".
Like the Traformic head one for example, pricey, but still in a doable area for me.
But the fostex already doing really great.
Maybe I'll sell it to get a Audio GD dac NFB1, plus a trafformic head one, or a WAS6SE or something like this, as the SS amp that could work are..simply too expensive.

The SS Vioelectric does not completely remove the harshness in the sound but you are 95% there for less than $1000.

For inexpensive tube amp, I highly recommend the MAD Ear+ HD ($750). It is a match made in heaven with the PS1000. Better than anything under $3,000 out there. You can read my post on this one about 3-5 days ago.
post #1014 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Justin_Time View Post


The SS Vioelectric does not completely remove the harshness in the sound but you are 95% there for less than $1000.

For inexpensive tube amp, I highly recommend the MAD Ear+ HD ($750). It is a match made in heaven with the PS1000. Better than anything under $3,000 out there. You can read my post on this one about 3-5 days ago.


Not sure how applicable this is, but at a meet a few years back the owner of a Mad Ear (not sure if it was HD) listened to my Valhalla and actually liked it more with his T1 and with my HF2. Might have no bearing, but with the Valhalla being less expensive and generally easy to find used it could be worth a listen.

post #1015 of 1234

The store i bought it from, an actual, store, with walls and doors ect? Told be all sales are final and i couldn't get him to take it back and let me buy new ones, well, i could buy new ones, just not return the old ones -_-.

post #1016 of 1234

Just passed through 30mn of music marvels with the PS1000, from Katerine jenkins to Insomnium, and still so much pleasure. Hard to imagine it could grow better (audiophile most commom dream I fear:) )

post #1017 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Justin_Time View Post


The SS Vioelectric does not completely remove the harshness in the sound but you are 95% there for less than $1000.

For inexpensive tube amp, I highly recommend the MAD Ear+ HD ($750). It is a match made in heaven with the PS1000. Better than anything under $3,000 out there. You can read my post on this one about 3-5 days ago.


thanks:)

post #1018 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post


Not sure how applicable this is, but at a meet a few years back the owner of a Mad Ear (not sure if it was HD) listened to my Valhalla and actually liked it more with his T1 and with my HF2. Might have no bearing, but with the Valhalla being less expensive and generally easy to find used it could be worth a listen.

SonicDefender,

I am afraid that the MAD ear+ HD is all wrong for the T1, and many other headphones

The euphonic, forward sounding midrange and reduced high frequencies of the MAD Ear perfectly complement the voicing of the PS1000. Not so the T1.

For a more flexible amp that works well with the PS 1000 AND other headphones, you've got to spend a lot more than $750.
post #1019 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Justin_Time View Post


SonicDefender,

I am afraid that the MAD ear+ HD is all wrong for the T1, and many other headphones

The euphonic, forward sounding midrange and reduced high frequencies of the MAD Ear perfectly complement the voicing of the PS1000. Not so the T1.

For a more flexible amp that works well with the PS 1000 AND other headphones, you've got to spend a lot more than $750.

 

Glenn OTL will sound orgasmic with both cans and its affordable.

post #1020 of 1234
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Originally Posted by Justin_Time View Post


Please read post that reviewed the PS1000e for details.

In a nutshell, not much difference: exactly same voicing, very slightly more efficient and perhaps a slightly bigger soundstage but that last improvement may be a figment of my imagination.

 

 

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

Personally I don't expect big changes from the new Grado models, wether we're talking about the ''i'' or the ''e''.

 

When the GS1000i came out, my dealer lended me a pair to compair with my GS1000. I remember that the ''i'' had a little more bass extension, the mids were not as recessed, and the treble was a bit smoother. All these differences were subtle, but obviously noticable. The way I see it, if the changes were major, it would mean that the old model wasn't very good to begin with..

 

Right now, I'm readind everything I can about the new PS1000e, but as I have said many times before, aside for their weight, I love everything about these headphones, so if the new ''e'' model would sound very different, the odds are pretty high that I wouldn't like them.

 

So for me, small changes are reassuring.

 

Actually I found the differences from the "i" to the "e" greater than from the originals to the "i". Not night and day, but a bit more...could be the newer/larger drivers? 

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Originally Posted by Justin_Time View Post


SonicDefender,

I am afraid that the MAD ear+ HD is all wrong for the T1, and many other headphones

The euphonic, forward sounding midrange and reduced high frequencies of the MAD Ear perfectly complement the voicing of the PS1000. Not so the T1.

For a more flexible amp that works well with the PS 1000 AND other headphones, you've got to spend a lot more than $750.

Actually I owned this combination and loved it. That said, I used a very clean sounding Sylvania black plate triple mica power tube with the T1s exclusively. 

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