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post #241 of 3411
i guess "lush" but i'd say "soft". like rounded corners. that is just with the ps1000 though. i really think the ps1000 prefer ss. the weird thing is the cullen was better than the p1u to me. the hd800 are great on the ear with mullards. those tubes can be considered a nice upgrade, just not for every headphone. at least try to find a good price if that is possible. those things have hit the roof in the last few years.
post #242 of 3411

yep, they sure have.  the good news is that i have the hd800 also.  i did pick up a couple of eico labelled mullard 12ax7 tubes today for about 70 dollars - about 90 percent life in them still - I hope!  the curiosity has really gotten the better of me :)  this tube stuff is really addicting!   

 

a little off topic, but, leaving aside particular amps (mine is a cary xciter), what kind of tubes does the hp-2 like?  i just went hog wild and bought the hp-2 a week or two ago.  


Edited by 563 - 8/16/11 at 5:39pm
post #243 of 3411

Hello Grado's fans.

 

I love PS500, HF2 and RS1i with Burson HA160D or DACmini Cx.

 

I'm interested in climbing up the ladder, PS1000.

 

Someone had mentioned that PS1000 sounds good with Burson.  But still no comment about PS1000 with DACmini Cx.

 

Has anyone experience using PS1000 with DACmini Cx?  Can Dacmini Cx drive PS1000 to the full potential?  Does the sound prone to produce sibilance?

 

Thank you.

 

Edit (3wk later)

 

I've got PS1000, it's easy to drive, just a little harder than RS1i.  Then no problem to drive PS1000 by DACmini.


Edited by chirawatf - 12/22/11 at 8:54pm
post #244 of 3411

The Manley Stingray/PS 1000 is a combination that will totally blow you away!!

 

 

post #245 of 3411

@ SHAHZADA123

 

Could you please compare Manley Stingray/PS 1000 VS Manley Stingray/He6 ?

 

Thank you.

post #246 of 3411

 

 Here's one from down under joining the crew :-)

 

 Serial No #1605

 

 Mid range is not half bad on these, they seem to be very responsive to different amps. Quite a big

 difference in terms of mids presentation switching between my Violectric V200 and Counterpoint solid state.

 

 Good times!

 

 IMG_1155 (1350x1013).jpg

post #247 of 3411

CHEERS!!!

 

Nice pic!

 

EDIT: Listening to and watching  DARK TRANQUILLITY - LIVE IN MILAN (dvd).

http//:www.darktranquillity.com

 

(english spelling is tranquillty, american is tranquility so no spelling-police needed ;---))

 

EDTI II: Drinking Staropramen which widens sound stage and tightens up bass. Also make pigs fly and whatnot...


Edited by lovleylady - 1/21/12 at 5:48pm
post #248 of 3411

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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

 Here's one from down under joining the crew :-)

 

 Serial No #1605


Well then, welcome to the club. Hope you enjoy them as much as the rest of us.
 

 

post #249 of 3411
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Well then, welcome to the club. Hope you enjoy them as much as the rest of us.
 

 


 

 Priest ~ I am one happy chappy at the moment, did you have anything change out of yours from burn-in?

 

 They sound very nice out of the box, much nicer than when my 325i's were new (they were nasty!)

 

 Mid bass is quite prominent, not quite like the DT990 but it's a strong line nonetheless - no doubt

 these are more resolving than my 325i's.

 

 Only downer now is realizing that my source could be improved, they sound great with the Rega/V200

 combo but I first tested them with a Nuforce DAC-9 and surprise, surprise - the DAC-9 offered a fuller

 sound with the PS1000 and more sound stage.

 

 Plus if anyone reckons Grados don't do classical then take my Pepsi challenge with a track by

 Camille Saint Saens called 'La Danse Macabre' ~ there is this massive crashing crescendo at

 the 4:50min mark - sat there with the LCD-3, HD800 and PS1000. The big shiny Grado took that

 challenge out for my ears smile.gif


Edited by Gwarmi - 1/21/12 at 11:52pm
post #250 of 3411

 

 Oh one more thing, after crawling all over them ~ these are absolutely unmarked both in the cups and headband.

 Not one stitch out of place.

 

 Phew...

 

 I can relate now at how RS1 owners love their metal gimbals :-)

post #251 of 3411

The owner of Grado PS1000 #1352 reporting for duty.

 

Happily, happily reporting for duty.
 

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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

 I can relate now at how RS1 owners love their metal gimbals :-)

 

 

I have to believe that there is a million dollars to be made in after-market metal gimbals for Grado headphones. OK. Maybe 20K, but still, good monies to be had.

post #252 of 3411
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The owner of Grado PS1000 #1352 reporting for duty.

 

Happily, happily reporting for duty.
 

 

I have to believe that there is a million dollars to be made in after-market metal gimbals for Grado headphones. OK. Maybe 20K, but still, good monies to be had.



 Aye aye captain smile.gif

 

 Are you thinking about a new source and amp down the track for your PS1000?

 

 I find that they benefit greatly, yet to try them out of iPod or something though.

post #253 of 3411

 

 

 I will second something that has already been said about these cans ~ watch the volume!

 

 I'm listening to Dark Side of the Moon by 'Floyd and the volume dial is just enticing me on and on to turn

 it up, making the mids more immediate and present ~ dangerous for the ears.

post #254 of 3411
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 Are you thinking about a new source and amp down the track for your PS1000?

 



Hello Gwarmi!

 

Well, I am in a strange situation. My home is in the States, but I am currently in Malaysia, and will be here for a while. I am reticent to "move in" (purchase anything large, heavy, expensive that can't be easily moved or transported home with a minimum worry of breakage.)

 

For amp, I have my eyes on a Woo. Probably a WA6-SE, if the missus allows me the pleasure (since she's the one that rounded up the funds and 'investors' to buy me the PS1000 in the first place, I think she can be convinced.) I'd love to get into tubes, and most people rave about the Woos, and about their synergy with Grado.

 

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that digitally ripped files, in the right format and through a good DAC, can be a solid source. Currently listening to everything (see my signature) as Apple Lossless from a Macbook Pro, via a nuForce uDac2. I am guessing ignorance is bliss, but so far I am very happy with the sound. I can imagine better, but am contented for where I am. I have a Krell KAV 300 CD at home, which I know is a "clean" source, although the DAC in it is getting way long in the tooth. I can imagine replacing that as well. The idea of transport / DAC separates is really appealing.

 

Would love to here your thoughts, plus anyone else who'd care to chime in. I've been lurking long time, and feel like I am among friends ... let loose!

 

 

 

post #255 of 3411
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Hello Gwarmi!

 

Well, I am in a strange situation. My home is in the States, but I am currently in Malaysia, and will be here for a while. I am reticent to "move in" (purchase anything large, heavy, expensive that can't be easily moved or transported home with a minimum worry of breakage.)

 

For amp, I have my eyes on a Woo. Probably a WA6-SE, if the missus allows me the pleasure (since she's the one that rounded up the funds and 'investors' to buy me the PS1000 in the first place, I think she can be convinced.) I'd love to get into tubes, and most people rave about the Woos, and about their synergy with Grado.

 

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that digitally ripped files, in the right format and through a good DAC, can be a solid source. Currently listening to everything (see my signature) as Apple Lossless from a Macbook Pro, via a nuForce uDac2. I am guessing ignorance is bliss, but so far I am very happy with the sound. I can imagine better, but am contented for where I am. I have a Krell KAV 300 CD at home, which I know is a "clean" source, although the DAC in it is getting way long in the tooth. I can imagine replacing that as well. The idea of transport / DAC separates is really appealing.

 

Would love to here your thoughts, plus anyone else who'd care to chime in. I've been lurking long time, and feel like I am among friends ... let loose!

 

 

 



 WA-6 SE should be a good match, a few Head-Fiers here run that amp with Grados ~ my experience is mainly with the basic WA-6, nice amp

 but I'm yet to hear it rolled over to the nicer tubes like the Sophia Princess 274B.

 

 A good DAC does wonders ~ I've heard a fair few now and it's only when you stumble across a really high end musical one that you appreciate

 the difference ~ everything just sounds effortless, separated, airy ~ just like real music. You will look back one day at the uDAC2 and think

 ~ wow, different times!

 

Of course space is an issue and the quality DAC's have one thing in common ~ they're huge! 

 

Even my Rega DAC is a 5-6 kilo monster. You could stick to the CD though if you're happy there, run some decent RCA's out to your WA6-SE

and you'll be sorted!

 

The real benefit with a top DAC and PC/laptop/Mac setup is access to fresh 24/96 material from places like HDtracks.com ~ sadly the

Audiophile CD release days are numbered. It makes more sense for everyone to charge by the download.


Edited by Gwarmi - 1/22/12 at 4:12am
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