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post #10276 of 13841
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 #10277 of 13841
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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.
post #10279 of 13841

 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
post #10280 of 13841

some SR100s appearing on the bay today

 

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

 


Edited by austonia - 11/8/13 at 12:29pm
post #10281 of 13841
My SR80 pinks have that headband...been waiting for some sort of indicator of vintage...nice.
post #10282 of 13841
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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!

post #10283 of 13841
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

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:

post #10284 of 13841
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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.

post #10285 of 13841
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

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

post #10286 of 13841

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 !

post #10287 of 13841
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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!

post #10288 of 13841
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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 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.

post #10289 of 13841
Jay
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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 !
, 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.
post #10290 of 13841
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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post

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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