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PS: Wonder how will they sound with lyr (to be released) that has 6 watts of max output ...

 

 

I would expect it to be a good match, I'll let you know after the NorCal meet. Prototype Lyr is expected to be there.

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Purrin, have you ever seen what happens when you run one of those distortion graphs on the PS1000, the HD800 and the T1?

 

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People who trash the PS1000 need to read a graph.


Edited by Bilavideo - 1/7/11 at 4:00pm
post #63 of 1146

 

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Purrin, have you ever seen what happens when you run one of those distortion graphs on the PS1000, the HD800 and the T1?

 

People who trash the PS1000 need to read a graph.


Well, we haven't seen CSDs which would tell another part of the story - I would bet the T1 has a nasty resonance at 10kHz in a waterfall plot (it's very evident for me, but maybe not so much for others.) I'm betting CSDs would show cleaner bass for HD800s compared to PS1000 though. Don't even mention T1 which has got that wierd bass-reflex, semi-open hollow cavern bass thingy going on.

 

For harmonic distortion at 500Hz, the HD800 is comparable to PS1000 (let's say close enough to account for production tolerances), but I'm surprised / sort-of-not surprised at the T1 spikes. Those spikes are similar to what you see in ribbon tweeters, and come to think of it; the T1 treble does remind me of the sparkly shimmering highs of ribbons. It's definitely distortion, but it sounds pretty good if you're into that sort of sound.

 

LOL, people can trash the PS1000 all they want. Even I have serious complaints about the PS1000 (and everything else I own). I just happen to put a priority on a lot of its strengths while being able to live with its weaknesses. I actually like the PS1000 even more with my new amp. It gives it back some of the GS1000 airyness and tightens the control over the bass.


Edited by purrin - 1/7/11 at 6:41pm
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I trashed my T1 to another user, despite their getting better after the shield mod. Below is the whole naked beauty without smoothing.

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With Grado we get the flattest midrange and no narrow spikes or notches up to 12kHz. The regular smoothed graphs don't show it.


Edited by majkel - 1/8/11 at 7:56am
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Wow, that correlates a lot more with what I've been hearing. So much for the overly smoothed default HeadRoom FR graphs (which evidently hid the extreme peaks that I only thought I heard with HD800 and T1.)

 

Where did you get the special HeadRoom un-smoothed graphs?

 

I think I need to pull out my CLIO measuring system, try to make a dummy head or ear, and confirm for myself.


Edited by purrin - 1/8/11 at 10:20am
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Just got my PS1000 yesterday, serial number 1183. I opened the box and was surprised to find a mirror image of myself looking right back at me! Apparently they have changed the finish from brushed aluminum to a chrome finish like on the new 325is. Anyone know when they did this? It seems like it would scratch easier, and I like the look of brushed better. It's growing on me though, and every time I listen to them any gripes I have with the finish goes away!

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Just got my PS1000 yesterday, serial number 1183. I opened the box and was surprised to find a mirror image of myself looking right back at me! Apparently they have changed the finish from brushed aluminum to a chrome finish like on the new 325is. Anyone know when they did this? It seems like it would scratch easier, and I like the look of brushed better. It's growing on me though, and every time I listen to them any gripes I have with the finish goes away!



Do you mind showing us a picture of the chrome PS1000?

Thanks!

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Just got my PS1000 yesterday, serial number 1183. I opened the box and was surprised to find a mirror image of myself looking right back at me! Apparently they have changed the finish from brushed aluminum to a chrome finish like on the new 325is. Anyone know when they did this? It seems like it would scratch easier, and I like the look of brushed better. It's growing on me though, and every time I listen to them any gripes I have with the finish goes away!



Do you mind showing us a picture of the chrome PS1000?

Thanks!


Yeah I'll try and get a picture up tonight. I only have my phone with me, so that will have to do for the time being. It takes decent pictures though. To give you an idea in the meantime though, have you seen any of the new 325is? It has the same finish as them.

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Yeah I'll try and get a picture up tonight. I only have my phone with me, so that will have to do for the time being. It takes decent pictures though. To give you an idea in the meantime though, have you seen any of the new 325is? It has the same finish as them.


I have only seen photos of the new 325is. Just curious..


 

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I have only seen photos of the new 325is. Just curious..

 



Yep no problem, I'll get a couple pics up tonight. It seems like the chrome might scratch easier, and I've noticed a couple minor scratches from the factory. Do you know of any way to protect the cups to ensure no more scratches develop? Is there some sort of thin plastic covering I could put over them, maybe like the screen protectors or invisible shields for smartphones?

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I have only seen photos of the new 325is. Just curious..

 



Yep no problem, I'll get a couple pics up tonight. It seems like the chrome might scratch easier, and I've noticed a couple minor scratches from the factory. Do you know of any way to protect the cups to ensure no more scratches develop? Is there some sort of thin plastic covering I could put over them, maybe like the screen protectors or invisible shields for smartphones?


I applied Renaissance wax on the metal cups. It should form a good protection layer.
 

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I have only seen photos of the new 325is. Just curious..

 



Yep no problem, I'll get a couple pics up tonight. It seems like the chrome might scratch easier, and I've noticed a couple minor scratches from the factory. Do you know of any way to protect the cups to ensure no more scratches develop? Is there some sort of thin plastic covering I could put over them, maybe like the screen protectors or invisible shields for smartphones?


I applied Renaissance wax on the metal cups. It should form a good protection layer.
 


Just looked it up... looks like the perfect solution. Thanks! Did you just apply it with a cotton rag, and did you take the cups off the gimbals before doing it to get a coating all over the cups? Also, do you know if it's commonly sold in hobby stores, or even somewhere like Lowes/Home Depot, or would I have to special order it online?

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I have only seen photos of the new 325is. Just curious..

 



Yep no problem, I'll get a couple pics up tonight. It seems like the chrome might scratch easier, and I've noticed a couple minor scratches from the factory. Do you know of any way to protect the cups to ensure no more scratches develop? Is there some sort of thin plastic covering I could put over them, maybe like the screen protectors or invisible shields for smartphones?


I applied Renaissance wax on the metal cups. It should form a good protection layer.
 


Just looked it up... looks like the perfect solution. Thanks! Did you just apply it with a cotton rag, and did you take the cups off the gimbals before doing it to get a coating all over the cups? Also, do you know if it's commonly sold in hobby stores, or even somewhere like Lowes/Home Depot, or would I have to special order it online?

I got mine online.


http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-65mL-can-Renaissance-Micro-Crystalline/dp/B001DSZWEM

 

 

 Cotton rag would do it. I did it mainly to protect the red letterings on HP1000. It should do the job on chrome as well.
 

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cant wait for the pic...chromed ps1000 biggrin.gif
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As promised, here are some pics. The finish looks nice and smooth with a passing glance, but on close inspection it does suffer from the typical Grado quality problems. There are minor scratches all over the surface, which you can see on the pic with the flash. They're really hard to see unless you have high lighting and move your head to get different angles, so I don't mind too much. And, oddly enough, the biggest scratch and very very tiny dent were on the side, the only part that came covered with a wide rubber band to prevent just that! And, another very minor gripe, but the stitching on the headband was coming apart when I got them, as shown in the last picture. Alright, enough ranting, the sound is enchanting, and that's what matters most!

 

Without further ado, here are the pictures:

 

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