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Edited by austonia - 1/16/15 at 2:35pm
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My SR80 pinks have that headband...been waiting for some sort of indicator of vintage...nice.
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

just listening to this with the little dot I+/explorer and the ps500 , the guys are as hot as ever

 

 

 

Just watched and listened....very nice, Jay!

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some SR100s appearing on the bay today

 

rough shape, kinda gross looking. all the more reason to rebuild ....

 

Only 6 days and 4 hours to go until these are mine :biggrin:

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And all this time I thought I was the only one. From time to time I still wonder why it is I prefer the sound of a $300 phone over that of a $600 one, even more so when I find that 90% of the people on this forum feel the opposite. My own personal opinion...Sr325i is the best phone I have heard for less than $1000. Having said that though I am still planning on getting an RS1i when I get my tax refund this coming year, so that may change...slightly! :)

 

I also love the SR325is....it took the RS1i for me to get rid of my 325is........I tried many different headphones, but kept coming back to the 325is.....eventually the RS1i changed that.

 

I have liked some other headphones...some Senns, Akg, Hifiman, Audio-Technica.....but nothing I have ever tried put a smile on my face, quite like the Grado sound.

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Just watched and listened....very nice, Jay!


glad you enjoyed it !!

being from macon, ga. and the age i am, i grew up listening to the brothers, and went to school and church with phil waldens son, phillip.

and after capricorn records went bankrupt , and closed the studio,some  the lobby furniture was my living room furniture in one of my first apartments

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tomorrow, joedoe and myself are going to have ourselves a mini-meet. i'm finally going to get to hear the senn 600, and 650

joe's really eager to hear the rs1i.

between the two of us, we should have enough gear to keep us entertained for the afternoon !

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

tomorrow, joedoe and myself are going to have ourselves a mini-meet. i'm finally going to get to hear the senn 600, and 650

joe's really eager to hear the rs1i.

between the two of us, we should have enough gear to keep us entertained for the afternoon !

Enjoy Jay!

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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.

 

I think you've made the right move.  It's unfortunate when something doesn't perform or withstand the process of a light cleaning.  If you're not 100% happy from the beginning, then it's good to get things checked out.  Plus, it's not like one can go across the street and buy the same product from another vendor due to the uniqueness of the amp itself.  Hopefully, you'll get it back soon and begin to enjoy the full potential once again.

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tomorrow, joedoe and myself are going to have ourselves a mini-meet. i'm finally going to get to hear the senn 600, and 650
joe's really eager to hear the rs1i.
between the two of us, we should have enough gear to keep us entertained for the afternoon !
, jay, been toying with the idea of some Senn 600 or 650. Would appreciate a grado head perspective on both/either, particularly which of the 2 you would consider getting? Ta.
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Jay
, jay, been toying with the idea of some Senn 600 or 650. Would appreciate a grado head perspective on both/either, particularly which of the 2 you would consider getting? Ta.


i've had limited exposure to headphones other than grado's , and i've always felt that it would be good to have at least one other brand of headphone just to have a change of pace from time to time.

the 600 and 650 have both interested me for a long time, its going to be great being able to hear them here, with my own gear.

i'll definitely report my findings, and probably some pics too !!

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I think you've made the right move.  It's unfortunate when something doesn't perform or withstand the process of a light cleaning.  If you're not 100% happy from the beginning, then it's good to get things checked out.  Plus, it's not like one can go across the street and buy the same product from another vendor due to the uniqueness of the amp itself.  Hopefully, you'll get it back soon and begin to enjoy the full potential once again.

Thanks WJE, I haven't even heard its full potential yet, so I can't wait to get it back and enjoy it, thanks again.

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i've had limited exposure to headphones other than grado's , and i've always felt that it would be good to have at least one other brand of headphone just to have a change of pace from time to time.
the 600 and 650 have both interested me for a long time, its going to be great being able to hear them here, with my own gear.
i'll definitely report my findings, and probably some pics too !!

Of the Sennheiser line, the HD-555 Tends to be my favorite. The highs are a bit more detailed, but a slight bit of less bass. But the detail I love.
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 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.

 

I am really sorry to hear about all of your trouble's with the MAD EAR, hopefully it will all get sorted and arrive back to you safely this time.

 

If you have to clean your amp again, use lighter fluid as it will not harm the paint....according to Dr. Peppard.

 

Trust me, when everything gets sorted...you are going to love this amp, paired with your RS1i.


Edited by whirlwind - 11/9/13 at 1:14pm
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So today's mini meet with Jay was a total success! He's a very nice guy and very knowledgeable. Learned quite a bit.

Also got to hear his PS 500 and are as one. While I certainly enjoy the HD 6XX sound, hearing those offerings from Grado certainly confirmed my preference for that sound signature. Such clarity and detail!

Now I have the oh so pleasant job of deciding which one to pursue!
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