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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

curious, are HP1000 drivers actually better than modern drivers in the top-end models..? (if so then why did Grado change?)

IIRC, the HP-1000 drivers were outsourced from a Japanese company and then modified by Grado.

After they bought the initial 1000 sets, the Japanese drivers were no longer available. 

Grado then had to figure out a long term solution and developed the 'in house' current Grado drivers.


Edited by parbaked - 11/7/13 at 8:59pm
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Edited by austonia - 1/16/15 at 2:36pm
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Haha, hey says with a 650 as his avatar.... 

 

Just kidding mate!


Actually that is a pair of 580's <g>

post #10249 of 26180
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

Guess I'm not the only one who trolls ebay for vintage Grados. So am I bidding against anyone on here for the 200's? I really want to add some hp drivers to the collection.

 

You aren't the only one.

post #10250 of 26180
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

Guess I'm not the only one who trolls ebay for vintage Grados. So am I bidding against anyone on here for the 200's? I really want to add some hp drivers to the collection.

 

OK.  But, if you are to continue, we have to have some form of agreement.  We'll have to commit to our travels on ebay for said headphones on alternate weeks.  I don't want to get tangled in a potential purchase you'll make, and the same would go for you.

 

Just tell me if you'd like to take the duty starting this Sunday, and that would run for one week.  Then, the following Sunday, I'll take the watch.  Meanwhile, if it's not YOUR week, you can't bid, snipe, use an alternate ebay name, or have a friend buy them as I wouldn't like any extra competition during my week?  I'd do the same to respect your buying priority, too.  :D

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Does it make any sense to have 3 or 4 pairs? I'm sorry for my wallet already and I just bought my first Grado. When I think how much they cost in Europe I can't hope I will have spare pairs someday.

You can't listen to all of them at once, do you? :)


Edited by Rauliki - 11/8/13 at 1:27am
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Originally Posted by Rauliki View Post
 

Does it make any sense to have 3 or 4 pairs? I'm sorry for my wallet already and I just bought my first Grado. When I think how much they cost in Europe I can't hope I will have spare pairs someday.

You can't listen to all of them at once, do you? :)

 

If you like some variations of the headphones, then more than one pair is a likely option.  Or, if you like headphones, having more than one pair can be good, too.   But, you're right, you can't use both at the same time.

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If you like some variations of the headphones, then more than one pair is a likely option.  Or, if you like headphones, having more than one pair can be good, too.   But, you're right, you can't use both at the same time.


I know. I love the sound of my sr60 (vintage) and I'm looking for even better one. The problem is I would like to listen to some other grados before I make a choice.

post #10254 of 26180
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

OK.  But, if you are to continue, we have to have some form of agreement.  We'll have to commit to our travels on ebay for said headphones on alternate weeks.  I don't want to get tangled in a potential purchase you'll make, and the same would go for you.

 

Just tell me if you'd like to take the duty starting this Sunday, and that would run for one week.  Then, the following Sunday, I'll take the watch.  Meanwhile, if it's not YOUR week, you can't bid, snipe, use an alternate ebay name, or have a friend buy them as I wouldn't like any extra competition during my week?  I'd do the same to respect your buying priority, too.  :D


I think you might be kidding around, but how about we just keep each other posted on what we're bidding on? I'm probably going to bow out of the 200's pretty soon since I've already exceeded my grado budget for the month. I bought a HPA-1 amp on audiogon :L3000:

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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 


I think you might be kidding around, but how about we just keep each other posted on what we're bidding on? I'm probably going to bow out of the 200's pretty soon since I've already exceeded my grado budget for the month. I bought a HPA-1 amp on audiogon :L3000:

 

Yes.  Of course I was kidding.  If I'm talking about something specific - drivers or other customizing process, etc., I'll be serious in my response as I share the information.  However, when I respond to people talking about opportunities and other miscellaneous banter, I will most likely respond with humor.  It might be dry humor, but it will still be humor. :D

 

For most of my career life, I've been known as a smart ass, where I've taken many opportunities to interject humor into something that is being discussed.  Most times when I do this, it is more along the lines of being subliminal, but it will still be present.  :p

post #10256 of 26180
Interesting poll just launched here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689357/closed-grados-a-compilation-of-30-threads-poll#post_9960104

I didn't start it but it's a topic of great interest...at least to me smily_headphones1.gif
post #10257 of 26180
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Yes.  Of course I was kidding.  If I'm talking about something specific - drivers or other customizing process, etc., I'll be serious in my response as I share the information.  However, when I respond to people talking about opportunities and other miscellaneous banter, I will most likely respond with humor.  It might be dry humor, but it will still be humor. :D

 

For most of my career life, I've been known as a smart ass, where I've taken many opportunities to interject humor into something that is being discussed.  Most times when I do this, it is more along the lines of being subliminal, but it will still be present.  :p

 

Fair enough. Sometimes sarcasm is hard to distinguish in writing. I'm a smartass as well, but have learned most people in my industry don't care for it. Usually just ends with me getting a dirty look from the bossman.

 

I cannot wait to hear the HPA-1....it's waiting for me in Atlanta, but sadly I'm about 4 hours away. Think it's worth driving 8 hours round trip to pick it up?

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Originally Posted by austonia View Post

 

this thread seems relevant

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596369/best-type-of-rca-splitter-to-use

 



thanks, that eventually lead me to this. http://www.phonopreamps.com/tc716pp.html

It seems that it will do the trick and more so I placed an order.
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 Just figured I would give an update on the Ear+. I decided to send the unit back to Lloyd to be checked out. I did receive the new 12AX7 tube, but unfortunately while I was taking the old tube out, I went to wipe the amp down with an alcohol pad and removed the paint along the front edge of the amp, a lot of it just came right off, (I never installed the new tube to see if it solved my crackling/popping issue because I was so disgusted). I was going to repaint it myself but I am legally blind and I wasn't going to attempt to unsolder anything to remove the chassis, plus I wanted it to be original from the factory, and now it can also be checked by Lloyd for the issues I first encountered when I received it.

Prior to this, I tried to connect my Adcom pre-amp (with remote volume control) to the Ear+, so I could set the volume on the Ear+ and use the remote volume from the Adcom, but it seems I couldn't do this, which really confused the hell out of me being the Ear+ has 2 inputs. One input I had my dac's L/R output going to) and then I tried the source outputs from the Adcom to the other input on the Ear+, but I couldn't get any volume from either the Adcom the Ear+, which I found very strange being the Adcom is a pre-amp and Ear+ is amp. So before I order the Alps remote volume control does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions on how to do this, or why I couldn't do this, so I don't have to go for the extra expense for the Alps? BTW, the Ear+ is not designed to be used with the main outputs from a pre-amp, I read/tried this and had a very low/distorted volume level, like the directions said it would.


Edited by joseph69 - 11/8/13 at 11:12am
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Edited by austonia - 1/16/15 at 2:35pm
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