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Kinda hard to pass up the matched HF-1 and HF-2 in the classified right now...

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very interesting !

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Kinda hard to pass up the matched HF-1 and HF-2 in the classified right now...

Matched serial numbers. However, the HF-1 is not original since it was transferred into wooden cups. Hmm ...
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Matched serial numbers. However, the HF-1 is not original since it was transferred into wooden cups. Hmm ...

Yeah.  Not exactly a good selling point.  Although, those cups could be interesting.

 

For me, mods make sense if I plan to keep it, or if it is a reputable mod, like one of the Fostex driver mods like Paradox, or my Alpha Dogs.

 

Now, all original for those two would be a different matter.

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Saw that this morning...would be fun, but not the right time for me smily_headphones1.gif...
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i know, but it has all the time stamps on the dhl website, that originated in china, i ordered off amazon, it was $116, free shipping and made it in 3 days, and it works ! lol

 

it had to be in a warehouse here , just had to be

 

Nice to see the Little Dot I+ arrived so quick.  I was excited when getting home today and seeing a little envelope waiting for me.  Oh yeah ... during an insomnia stupor, I went ahead and ordered 2 Op-Amps. The one that arrived today was the Burr Brown 2107. Since I'm the second or third owner of the Little Dot I+  I assumed that the original Op-Amp from Little Dot was still probably in place.  Nope.  It had a 2107 in the socket ... so, nothing new to try out.  The Burr Brown 2111 should be here in a few days.  I'll see what kind of excitement that brings to the LD I+.

 

The OPA2107 was only about $7.00 or $8.00 with shipping to get to me.  I thought for some reason, my LD I+ sounded pretty nice with the VoshKod tubes. It turns out the OPA2107 was helping them along a lil' bit.

 

That price off of Amazon with free shipping is an excellent price.  That's about the going rate here in the F/S section when you consider the amp is about $100, then add the shipping in there and you're at $115.


Edited by wje - 10/24/13 at 6:47pm
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Nice to see the Little Dot I+ arrived so quick.  I was excited when getting home today and seeing a little envelope waiting for me.  Oh yeah ... during an insomnia stupor, I went ahead and ordered 2 Op-Amps. The one that arrived today was the Burr Brown 2107. Since I'm the second or third owner of the Little Dot I+  I assumed that the original Op-Amp from Little Dot was still probably in place.  Nope.  It had a 2107 in the socket ... so, nothing new to try out.  The Burr Brown 2111 should be here in a few days.  I'll see what kind of excitement that brings to the LD I+.

 

The OPA2107 was only about $7.00 or $8.00 with shipping to get to me.  I thought for some reason, my LD I+ sounded pretty nice with the VoshKod tubes. It turns out the OPA2107 was helping them along a lil' bit.

 

That price off of Amazon with free shipping is an excellent price.  That's about the going rate here in the F/S section when you consider the amp is about $100, then add the shipping in there and you're at $115.

 

 

the tubes and opamp you have in place are exactly the ones i have in place too. i haven't had it stock in so long...pretty much forgot about it 

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i'm really enjoying my PS1000, however, as it's quite old, the aluminium could use a polishing and a layer of whatever was on there.

 

anyone has any tips for this? and will the lettering survive?

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Nice to see the Little Dot I+ arrived so quick.  I was excited when getting home today and seeing a little envelope waiting for me.  Oh yeah ... during an insomnia stupor, I went ahead and ordered 2 Op-Amps. The one that arrived today was the Burr Brown 2107. Since I'm the second or third owner of the Little Dot I+  I assumed that the original Op-Amp from Little Dot was still probably in place.  Nope.  It had a 2107 in the socket ... so, nothing new to try out.  The Burr Brown 2111 should be here in a few days.  I'll see what kind of excitement that brings to the LD I+.

 

The OPA2107 was only about $7.00 or $8.00 with shipping to get to me.  I thought for some reason, my LD I+ sounded pretty nice with the VoshKod tubes. It turns out the OPA2107 was helping them along a lil' bit.

 

That price off of Amazon with free shipping is an excellent price.  That's about the going rate here in the F/S section when you consider the amp is about $100, then add the shipping in there and you're at $115.


yeah the same amp from LD on ebay comes with $34 shipping, so i splurged on some telefunken eh900s tubes , glad i did, these are the best tubes i've heard with the LD

next i may try my hand at a op amp swap

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i'm really enjoying my PS1000, however, as it's quite old, the aluminium could use a polishing and a layer of whatever was on there.

 

anyone has any tips for this? and will the lettering survive?

 

 

Not too sure how Grado finished the cups, but you could take it to an Auto or machine shop of sorts and see if they could re-finish them. The problem is, they would want the drivers and sleeves removed so they could work only with the metal.

 

I might be an oddity of opinion, but the aged look kind of suits them in my opinion...:)

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Not too sure how Grado finished the cups, but you could take it to an Auto or machine shop of sorts and see if they could re-finish them. The problem is, they would want the drivers and sleeves removed so they could work only with the metal.

 

I might be an oddity of opinion, but the aged look kind of suits them in my opinion...:)


I've looked at this from a photographer's perspective, and they're really hard to photograph aesthetically, with their current looks, but i think you're on to something.

 

of course there's no way i'll be taking them apart. my RS-2's drivers are loose, as i can't find a suitable glue to replace the original one.

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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Not too sure how Grado finished the cups, but you could take it to an Auto or machine shop of sorts and see if they could re-finish them. The problem is, they would want the drivers and sleeves removed so they could work only with the metal.

I might be an oddity of opinion, but the aged look kind of suits them in my opinion...smily_headphones1.gif

Otherwise, they can just cover the grills with some newspaper then work on it smily_headphones1.gif

Why not try sending an email to Grado and see what they suggest you to do as they know the best and it's not at all a pain! I tried sending an email to them once on my issue and they replied within 24hours which is good! And they don't torture you at all... They try their best to help! [no, I am not paid to write this xD it is really my own opinion just in case you are worried about anything ]
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I've looked at this from a photographer's perspective, and they're really hard to photograph aesthetically, with their current looks, but i think you're on to something.

 

of course there's no way i'll be taking them apart. my RS-2's drivers are loose, as i can't find a suitable glue to replace the original one.


On the RS2's, its sacrilidge, I know, but you could wrap tape/foam stripping around the outside of the driver to get a nice snug fit again...

 

Failing that, Mr. Chang is right, Grado's Customer Service is miles ahead of anyone else's. They have put up with my crap on a regular basis :D

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Since those PS-1000 cups are aluminum, I'd consider the anodizing process.  Lots of sweet colors for potential here.  The Gold is pretty sharp -- as is the black, too.  Or, just basic silver.

 

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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 

i'm really enjoying my PS1000, however, as it's quite old, the aluminium could use a polishing and a layer of whatever was on there.

 

anyone has any tips for this? and will the lettering survive?

 

You may want to use a 3M Scotch-Brite pad on them, and them afterwards an aluminum polish, they should come out beautiful. The Scotch-Brite pad will definitely take the lettering off though! 

 

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I've looked at this from a photographer's perspective, and they're really hard to photograph aesthetically, with their current looks, but i think you're on to something.

 

of course there's no way i'll be taking them apart. my RS-2's drivers are loose, as i can't find a suitable glue to replace the original one.

I use a hot glue gun to secure my drivers in their cups, it works excellent.

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