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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Ok, I've seen it enough to question this, what does the polarizing switch on the Joseph Grado's do? Like, I know it switches polarity, but what does that get you?

The HP-1 is designed for use in studio where some recordings have reversed polarity and there is some benefit to be able to invert phase at playback.

Not much use for home audio hence a preference for the HP-2 by some. 


Edited by parbaked - 7/7/13 at 8:44am
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Oh, thanks! (thanks for the explanation, not like I really understand that thouhg...) I never knew the HP1 was made for studio use.

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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Oh, thanks! (thanks for the explanation, not like I really understand that thouhg...) I never knew the HP1 was made for studio use.


Sometimes the absolute positive and negative are reversed on a recording and the switch allows you to correct that at the headphone.

 

There was a typo in the original explanation that may have confused you it says "reserved" instead of reversed.  Hope that helps..

 

It's like if you hooked up your speakers wrong in your home stereo, + to - instead of + to + and you did it on both speakers .That's "absolute phase" instead of just one speaker being out of phase that is just refereed to as "out of phase"  It's usually done at a place further up the chain than the speakers, it's just the easiest way to explain it.


Edited by jmsaxon69 - 7/7/13 at 8:33am
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That's a MUCH better explanation, thanks.

I reversed my typo...

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

good point but i still have no clue what i will decide on. hopefully someone at the london meet will have one of the 3. 

either way im sure any of them will be a big improvement over the arcam rdac that i have now. 

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

No question about that...LOL!  Wish I could make the trip for that meet. Already have work scheduled....

Have you owned the rdac? If so can you elaborate thanks :) 

post #14061 of 18741

Running my headphone rig of the Emotiva mini-x a-100 amp now. The PS Audio NuWave DAC and Emotiva amp are exactly the same footprint so makes for a nice stack.

 

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No words needed with your post. A splendid picture of some great looking gear. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

 

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Also, I'm being serious here, you should send that to Grado, they might put it up on FB.

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

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Also, I'm being serious here, you should send that to Grado, they might put it up on FB.

Thanks, but I don't think John needs to promote his Uncle Joe's out of production stuff...

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You'd be surprised.

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He may even promote a group buy for the HP-1k's.

post #14068 of 18741

yeah, because theres still hp1k's laying around...

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

eek.gif

 

Also, I'm being serious here, you should send that to Grado, they might put it up on FB.

Thanks, but I don't think John needs to promote his Uncle Joe's out of production stuff...

Can I try sending it to Grado?wink.gif

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

good point but i still have no clue what i will decide on. hopefully someone at the london meet will have one of the 3. 

either way im sure any of them will be a big improvement over the arcam rdac that i have now. 

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

No question about that...LOL!  Wish I could make the trip for that meet. Already have work scheduled....

Have you owned the rdac? If so can you elaborate thanks :) 

Never owned it, but I spent a lot of time with it at my dealers with my MBPro and Amarra and my HD650's...So it was the only new thing in the chain. at its price point it is a nice DAC. However, I found the W4S to have a much better all around sound. Better bass and I definitely preferred the mids. It should outperform given the price difference. This is certainly not a slam on the rdac. I simply went upscale....

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