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post #10426 of 24625

I own SR60 for ages, tried many other more expensive cans, but couldn't find anything sounding better. I guess made in USA (Brookline) makes lot sense

 

Beware

post #10427 of 24625
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

Looking to buy some speakers soon. Can anyone recommend a speaker that would appeal to someone who likes the Grado sound?

Yes I can.

 

My speaker of choice actually led me to try Grado's.  Ohm Acoustics is also manufactured in Brooklyn.  They are built by hand, and each speaker is tuned by ear, pretty much just like Grado.

 

The thing that makes them special is the Omni-directional design using a form of Walsh driver. It's an inverted driver than reproduces the entire frequency range up to 8000 Hz, where a super tweeter takes over.  The soundstage is MASSIC, and the imaging is scary in its precision.  They are not well-known, but they have a dedicated following that goes back to the 70's.

 

More info can be found here :  http://www.ohmspeaker.com/speakers/

 

I personally have the Ohm Micro Walsh Talls, and I used to own a pair of Ohm F's.  I doubt that I will ever need to buy another speaker brand- they are simply amazing.

post #10428 of 24625
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

While perusing my usual vendors for a used pair of prestige series grados, I noticed that all of Amazons prices are crazy jacked! Is this simply because they're not an authorized dealer? $200 for SR 60s is just crazy!

 

 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Most Grados sold above MSRP are being parallel exported (sold to buyers outside US) to circumvent the local distributor or if there is no distributor. There is no reason for anyone in the US to buy any Grado over MSRP. It is rare to see any Grado sold below MSRP by an authorized dealer, unless part of an overall sale such that they are not excluding Grados from there store-wide discounting.

 

Thanks for the mention of this.  I'm also seeing U.S. vendors selling the SR-80i for $129.99 with free shipping on Ebay.  Several years ago, quite a few sellers would offer their items at a discount, but hit you hard with the shipping.  Now, they're working it another way by jacking up the price and throwing in the "Free" shipping.  The shipping would run about $8 or $9, yet they sold the pair of headphones at $30 over MSRP.  

 

A bit earlier this evening, I saw a pair of SR-125i Grados that were like "new" and stored in the box as the seller apparently didn't use them since receiving them as a gift.  The price?  $189.00, plus $8.75 for shipping.  In the posting, the seller indicated that the SR-125i had an MSRP of $199.99.  For most Grado purchases, Ebay is no longer such a great place.  However, one still needs to be alert and check the site every now and then as some great prices to happen, but they sell fast.

post #10429 of 24625

another top notch cover, and i have on  the rs1i

and while i wasn't present for the first time the boys played it

i was there about 6-8 months later the first time they played the

bar i worked in , in macon

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc3zUdGRJA0&list=RDP8UGkOn9vNY

post #10430 of 24625
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

 

 

Thanks for the mention of this.  I'm also seeing U.S. vendors selling the SR-80i for $129.99 with free shipping on Ebay.  Several years ago, quite a few sellers would offer their items at a discount, but hit you hard with the shipping.  Now, they're working it another way by jacking up the price and throwing in the "Free" shipping.  The shipping would run about $8 or $9, yet they sold the pair of headphones at $30 over MSRP.  

 

A bit earlier this evening, I saw a pair of SR-125i Grados that were like "new" and stored in the box as the seller apparently didn't use them since receiving them as a gift.  The price?  $189.00, plus $8.75 for shipping.  In the posting, the seller indicated that the SR-125i had an MSRP of $199.99.  For most Grado purchases, Ebay is no longer such a great place.  However, one still needs to be alert and check the site every now and then as some great prices to happen, but they sell fast.

Grado policy is not to honor any eBay (and some unauthorized Amazon) sales under warranty. i always assumed these vendors were trying to sell to international buyers to circumvent their local distributor or if there was no local source.

From first page of Grado website: http://www.gradolabs.com/page_aboutus.php

 

 

ADVISORY
PRODUCT WARRANTY COVERAGE
Only products purchased from an authorized Grado reseller will be honored under our warranty program. Authorized Grado resellers are not permitted to offer merchandise through eBay; hence any products purchased this way are not covered under our warranty program.
Please be advised that there are unauthorized sellers on Amazon, hence any products purchased this way also are not cover under our warranty program. We cannot verify the authenticity of Grado products purchased from unauthorized dealers. Please contact us for verification of a dealer's status.
When purchasing a Grado product please keep all receipts, for they will be needed to have warranty service performed. We want to be absolutely certain that you have a positive purchasing experience.
For more information email us at: info@gradolabs.com
 
THE LESSON IS TO BUY FROM AN AUTHORIZED GRADO RESELLER!

Edited by parbaked - 11/17/13 at 8:15pm
post #10431 of 24625

Does anyone know where i could buy Grado pads for SR225?

 

I'm from Europe so would be glad if someone could ship the pads to Europe.

 

Thanks!!!

post #10432 of 24625
You mean flat pads or bowls? They are available on ebay but not as cheap as in USA.
I think about buying some from US, but added cost is more than its worth it.
Edited by Rauliki - 11/18/13 at 5:42am
post #10433 of 24625

Interesting post from Grado on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151997428330399&set=a.410013350398.203431.258618660398&type=1&relevant_count=1

 

 Looks like the RS1 wood box may be making a comeback

post #10434 of 24625
Interesting...he mentions a product though, not packaging. Could the box be considered product? Tomaytoe-toemahtoe...all shall be revealed tomorrow smily_headphones1.gif
post #10435 of 24625

Also some very cool still photos from inside the Grado offices:

http://stefanznosko.4ormat.com/audio

post #10436 of 24625
The fifth image is particularly interesting. Do those look like tools for at least doping drivers, if not making them, to anyone else?
post #10437 of 24625
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Interesting...he mentions a product though, not packaging. Could the box be considered product? Tomaytoe-toemahtoe...all shall be revealed tomorrow smily_headphones1.gif


I think the wooden boxes were sold separately a while back - you could buy them with a foam inset to hold either the Prestige/RS series or the GS1000/PS1000 models.

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post #10439 of 24625
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Originally Posted by AK7579 View Post
 

Interesting post from Grado on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151997428330399&set=a.410013350398.203431.258618660398&type=1&relevant_count=1

 

 Looks like the RS1 wood box may be making a comeback

 

If so I wonder whether they would consider sending boxes to those of us who bought the RS1i recently... :D

post #10440 of 24625

Grado recently posted these on their FB site.

1995 RS3 prototypes that never went into production.

Looks like the same small body size as the original plastic SR100/200/300/60/80/125/225.

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