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post #10276 of 27802
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

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.

Thanks whirlwind, I appreciate your positive thinking. I'm most sure when I get it back this time it should be fine, and then I'm sure I'll enjoy the combo together, being I had a little taste of the combo and did enjoy the two together. I usually clean all of my equipment with alcohol pads, but this time like I said, it took the paint right off and I couldn't believe it. I'm sure you looked into the cleaning with lighter fluid, but that really surprises me. I think the next time I clean the Ear+ I'll use some windex or pledge. Have you ever cleaned your Ear+ with the lighter fluid? I so how did it come out?

post #10277 of 27802
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Thanks whirlwind, I appreciate your positive thinking. I'm most sure when I get it back this time it should be fine, and then I'm sure I'll enjoy the combo together, being I had a little taste of the combo and did enjoy the two together. I usually clean all of my equipment with alcohol pads, but this time like I said, it took the paint right off and I couldn't believe it. I'm sure you looked into the cleaning with lighter fluid, but that really surprises me. I think the next time I clean the Ear+ I'll use some windex or pledge. Have you ever cleaned your Ear+ with the lighter fluid? I so how did it come out?

 

I have not used lighter fluid.

 

My amp is about 6 or 7 years old and some of the print on the front of the amp that is on the two brass strips has begun to wear off.

 

The print that says power, above the on/off switch....the print that says volume , over the volume knob ect.

 

I e-mailed Dr. Peppard to see if I could get some new decals with that print on it......he sent me the two decals free of charge and told me to use fine steel wool to take the old decals off of the brass plates, then to clean the brass plates with lighter fluid, because if I over shot the brass plates by a little bit, it would not effect the paint.

 

I have not done this yet, but it is on my to do list and should make my amp look as good as it sounds.

post #10278 of 27802
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

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!


yes, i'd say it was a success too ! while i did love finally getting to hear the sennheisers, and i really did like the 600, i didn't like it enough to make me want to part with the grado's i have.

i could see myself having a 600 at some point, i felt it was much more balanced than the 650, faster, better rhythmically , it was more grado like ! lol

had a great time joe, i'll be very interested to see which grado you get !

post #10279 of 27802

The first Grados that I've heard were the RS1s at a local audio store. At the time, I was the proud owner of a pair of new in the box, HD600s. The salesperson was very nice. He let me go back to my car to get some of my own CDs. I started off with the HD600, then switched to the RS1, and the moment the music started, my jaw fell to the floor. and I felt sick to my stomach,  Let's just say that I knew instantly what peoples meant when refferring to the HD600s veil.

 

Long story short, a few days later, I sold my HD600s, I went and got my Grado tatoo, nah!, I'm just kidding...or am I?, and never looked back. Now, I have to admit that the HD800 are some very good sounding headphones. And I would buy them in a heartbeat, but I know my girlfriend would never let me hear the end of it, if I got Sennheiser tatooed across my chest. :)

post #10280 of 27802
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

The first Grados that I've heard were the RS1s at a local audio store. At the time, I was the proud owner of a pair of new in the box, HD600s. The salesperson was very nice. He let me go back to my car to get some of my own CDs. I started off with the HD600, then switched to the RS1, and the moment the music started, my jaw fell to the floor. and I felt sick to my stomach,  Let's just say that I knew instantly what peoples meant when refferring to the HD600s veil.

 

Long story short, a few days later, I sold my HD600s, I went and got my Grado tatoo, nah!, I'm just kidding...or am I?, and never looked back. Now, I have to admit that the HD800 are some very good sounding headphones. And I would buy them in a heartbeat, but I know my girlfriend would never let me hear the end of it, if I got Sennheiser tatooed across my chest. :)

 

Reading that and looking at your signature made me lol, you sir got bit!

post #10281 of 27802

So I was on the Grado Labs website and clicked the "Take the Tour" tab and saw the picture below of a Grado employee. She's wearing headphones....and they're not Grados.

 

grado-11.jpg

post #10282 of 27802

LMAO...in her defense, its probably before they released the iGI and the GR8...:D

post #10283 of 27802
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

I have not used lighter fluid.

 

My amp is about 6 or 7 years old and some of the print on the front of the amp that is on the two brass strips has begun to wear off.

 

The print that says power, above the on/off switch....the print that says volume , over the volume knob ect.

 

I e-mailed Dr. Peppard to see if I could get some new decals with that print on it......he sent me the two decals free of charge and told me to use fine steel wool to take the old decals off of the brass plates, then to clean the brass plates with lighter fluid, because if I over shot the brass plates by a little bit, it would not effect the paint.

 

I have not done this yet, but it is on my to do list and should make my amp look as good as it sounds.

I also noticed the decals which you are talking about on my Ear+ where also coming off at the ends, so I just pressed them back on. Also I wasn't aware the plates that the decals are on where brass, mine looked like they where chrome, but I am legally blind so I could be mistaken, or being that yours is an earlier model maybe he used brass back then. But anyway I shipped it out this past Tuesday and it will arrive in 8-10 business days, so I figure I'll see it and the Alps remote volume control within this month sometime. I can't wait , once again. I'm glad I have the Adcom-710/LD1+ and Magni/Modi to listen with in the mean time. And by the way I enjoy each of these amps equally for their different sounds depending on which headphone/amp combo I use. Right now I'm using the 325's with the M/M and I'm enjoying it very much.

post #10284 of 27802

Maybe they're prototypes

post #10285 of 27802

All the MAD amps I have seen have the front lettering a very "cheap" sticker over a chrome strip.

The sticker will come off; the lettering will wipe off; the amp will still sound the great.

To be honest, the good Dr. does not spend on chassis or cosmetics but if you take a peak inside, it's all good.

I took all the stickers off my MAD power supply. It made me feel better...

(the lettering with black background on the amp is a sticker over chrome strip)

AppleMark

post #10286 of 27802
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

All the MAD amps I have seen have the front lettering a very "cheap" sticker over a chrome strip.

The sticker will come off; the lettering will wipe off; the amp will still sound the great.

To be honest, the good Dr. does not spend on chassis or cosmetics but if you take a peak inside, it's all good.

I took all the stickers off my MAD power supply. It made me feel better...

(the lettering with black background on the amp is a sticker over chrome strip)

AppleMark

I actually thought of taking the stickers off myself, but wanted to keep it as original as possible. But I must say it looks much cleaner without them.

post #10287 of 27802

 

 

Yes, Dr. Peppard say that the strips that the stickers are adhered too are no longer brass.

 

Does anybody know who te lucky person was yesterday that bought the RS1i off the B/S/T board for $350.

 

Whoever it was got a fantastic deal, to say the least.


Edited by whirlwind - 11/10/13 at 3:33am
post #10288 of 27802

Wow a RS1 for the price of a used RS2

post #10289 of 27802
Hey there Gradoheads, thought I'd share a link for some aspiring DIYers like myself. VibroLabs appears to be liquidating their stock on experimental/unfinished mahogany cups through eBay. They're described as being in various stages of production, or quality control rejects in need of revision.

http://bit.ly/17oyCCH

The cups with mesh and isolation tape are selling for $40 shipped.
post #10290 of 27802
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

The first Grados that I've heard were the RS1s at a local audio store. At the time, I was the proud owner of a pair of new in the box, HD600s. The salesperson was very nice. He let me go back to my car to get some of my own CDs. I started off with the HD600, then switched to the RS1, and the moment the music started, my jaw fell to the floor. and I felt sick to my stomach,  Let's just say that I knew instantly what peoples meant when refferring to the HD600s veil.

 

Long story short, a few days later, I sold my HD600s, I went and got my Grado tatoo, nah!, I'm just kidding...or am I?, and never looked back. Now, I have to admit that the HD800 are some very good sounding headphones. And I would buy them in a heartbeat, but I know my girlfriend would never let me hear the end of it, if I got Sennheiser tatooed across my chest. :)


over the last few weeks, i had been listening to the ps500 with the L cushes, and yesterday after a brief stint with the senn 650, and not liking them, i listened to the 600, and very much preferred them over the 650.

joe had put the g cushes on the 500's and they were still on them when i turned the system on this morning.

the things i liked about the 600, the ps500 with the g cushes does, and does it better, treble sparkle, tight snappy bass, and i very much prefer the sound staging, i like being up front, not way in the back !

 

yes, the senns are not as clear sounding , joe remarked to hearing things never heard before with the sennheisers


Edited by jaywillin - 11/10/13 at 7:27am
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