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post #10546 of 17208
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Originally Posted by barid View Post
 

So that Grado mahogany box was delivered today.  Honestly the quality is pretty cheap/bad in my opinion.  especially for the $100 price tag.  Would not recommend it.

 

The finish on the bottom edges is chipped and flaking.  The lid does not sit flush and is uneven.  The corner joints don't appear to be finished very well either.  I suppose it's my own fault for hoping the larger insert would fit the HP2's....but I can always just cut the foam larger so that's not really an issue.

 

basically, if you need a display / storage case you're probably better off with different options.

 

awful, obviously. if nothing else please bring this to the attention of Grado Labs so they can make it right or stop selling this junk.

 

hope you get this resolved... good luck 

post #10547 of 17208

Check out this box on the 'bay

 

post #10548 of 17208

looks like he cut the foam to make it fit. pretty unique storage there!

post #10549 of 17208

Nice, but I'd be too lazy, to use it, I just throw my headphones on stands that I made, exept for my PS1000, due to the weight of their cups, I always lay these glorified dumbells flat.

 

Someone I know even went trough the trouble of fabricating a nice wooden box for me back in 2006 when I bought my GS1000, and I must have used it 3 or 4 times.

 

Oh!, and even though my friend is not a cabinet maker by trade, In my opinion, the box I have as a much better fit and finish than the one Grado is selling.

post #10550 of 17208
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

*snip*

 

Oh!, and even though my friend is not a cabinet maker by trade, In my opinion, the box I have as a much better fit and finish than the one Grado is selling.

 

not just in your opinion buddy! :biggrin: (and i haven't even seen your box!)

 

those pictures of the Grado box remind me of the cheap wooden boxes I was looking at in my local craft store.

post #10551 of 17208

Just figured I'd give an update on the Ear+HD. I am no longer an owner of the Ear+HD, when I sent the amp back to MAD Lloyd let me know that he received it and was going to look into the issues I had with the amp initially and also I had asked him to repaint/replace the chassis (at my cost, which I had told him I didn't have a problem with) due to the paint coming off the edge when I wiped it with an alcohol pad. A week went by and I e-mailed him to see the status on the amp, and he said he didn't get around to it yet. I was a little disappointed being that he knew the amp had issues from the day I received it, so I explained to him (nicely) that I thought he should have checked it out when he received it being it was already paid for and Had these issues when I received the amp, popping crackling, no gain on the volume (which started working an hour or so later).To make a long story short, he preferred to send me a refund (which I wasn't looking for at all, I wanted the amp). So I tried to explain this to him, and he still preferred to refund my money, so I wanted to, but I wasn't persistent anymore after the second time explaining I still wanted the amp.

So I read between the lines and understood he just didn't want to do business with me. I'm real sorry this happened, because the little time I had spent with the Ear+/RS1i was very nice, and I would still love to have (want) the amp, but I feel he is frustrated with me, and I tried my best to make it as easy as possible for the both of us but I just think he is too busy and doesn't want to deal with the situation. So I'm very upset over this and I am not in any way what so ever blaming him or bad mouthing him about any of this at all. I just feel its a shame I can't own the Ear+HD, and wish things wouldn't have gone this way at all. So being I feel I can't have a Ear+HD, I was looking/reading threads about the WA6 for the RS1i's, any thought on this amp, or my present situation on the Ear+HD?

BTW,Lloyd did get back to me and told me the amp tested fine, so maybe it was just the power tube. And once again, I'm not intending, nor am I bashing him or his product in any way, please understand this, I just felt the amp should have been looked at upon arrival, and I do understand he is a one man operation, and is swamped with work but I still felt this way about the issue, and now I'm out an Ear+HD. 


Edited by joseph69 - 11/24/13 at 9:19am
post #10552 of 17208

Wow......I do not know what to say.

 

I am very sorry that the experience with the MAD EAR turned into what it did, Joseph.

 

I am sure that there are many amps that will sound great with the RS1i.

post #10553 of 17208

Yeah, I really can't believe it myself, I hope (wish) that I possibly hear from Lloyd again before I place an order for the WA6. Thanks whirlwind, I appreciate your reply. 

post #10554 of 17208

SPEECHLESS! :frown:

Sorry to hear about that experience. 

 

The WA-6 is one of the few comparable tube (price & quality) options for your RS-1.

They do have better build quality a no paint! For the same price as the MAD you can also upgrade the rectifier tube.

There are 2 for sale in the F/S forums now, with upgraded tubes, but given your experience you may prefer to buy new.

 

Maybe a good time for others to chime in on what tube amps they're enjoying...

post #10555 of 17208
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Yeah, I really can't believe it myself, I hope (wish) that I possibly hear from Lloyd again before I place an order for the WA6. Thanks whirlwind, I appreciate your reply. 

If you don't have any bad feelings and want the amp, I would ask him again.

Worse he can do is say no.

 

No excuse but he did take time off last year to recover from a procedure and has taken on an associate, so maybe things are unsettled up there...

post #10556 of 17208

Thanks parbaked. I did see that there was one WA6 with the Sophia princess upgrade rectifier tube for sale, I'm going to look again and see the other being you mentioned there are 2 for sale. And yes, I may just want to buy it new, just incase, because I am very caring of all of my belongings, and I don't know what I will be getting used, even if the price is right. The thing that bothers me is that you rarely see the Ear+ for sale, but you do see the WA6 for sale, makes me wonder why, there may be a reason, I don't know.

Thanks again. 

post #10557 of 17208
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

If you don't have any bad feelings and want the amp, I would ask him again.

Worse he can do is say no.

 

No excuse but he did take time off last year to recover from a procedure and has taken on an associate, so maybe things are unsettled up there...

I pretty much said that I do want the amp twice, but the 2nd time he said he would prefer to send me a refund I pretty much got the picture. I was also going to purchase the Alps motorized volume control to match the Ear+, and he still preferred to refund my money, and In no way at all was I nasty or disrespectful to him, like I said I just explained to him that I felt felt the amp should have been looked at upon arrival, that all, and I was willing to pay for the repaint/replace of the chassis, plus it cost me $70.00U.S. to ship, and didn't ask for that, nor did I want it back, and besides the paint removed, the amp had the issue with the crackling/popping and no gain on the volume when I received it.

And no, I don't have any bad feelings, sometimes these thing can happen with anything you buy, which I totally understand.


Edited by joseph69 - 11/24/13 at 10:25am
post #10558 of 17208

The MADs don't come up for sale that often because they do no marketing and he has only made 300 and most are customized for the buyer hence an attachment.

Woo is much more commercial product/company, visiting shows etc, and sell many more amps.

Also lot's of WA-6 owners feel compelled to upgrade to the SE or higher in the Woo range, whereas if you love your MAD, there is no where to upgrade to...

post #10559 of 17208

Well I just PM the 2nd seller of the WA6 (not the black one), so I could ask him some questions, is he the original owner, what year the model is and if theres a factory warranty, hours and so on, so I'm waiting to hear from him. if the amp is in excellent condition and comes with all documents, manual, and box, I may try to save myself a few hundred dollars, (maybe).

Thanks for letting me know about it.

post #10560 of 17208
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Well I just PM the 2nd seller of the WA6 (not the black one), so I could ask him some questions, is he the original owner, what year the model is and if theres a factory warranty, hours and so on, so I'm waiting to hear from him. if the amp is in excellent condition and comes with all documents, manual, and box, I may try to save myself a few hundred dollars, (maybe).

Thanks for letting me know about it.


Where are you seeing these for sale, here or on ebay or something like that. I very seldom see any Woo amps of any kind on sale.. I don't really have anything against the Chinese amps, but I do see a lot of people with complaints about build quality, ground loops, and ect, so I have pretty much decided to buy American on the next amp I get. Even if the sound isn't the last word, but I think Schiit and Woo can easily compete with overseas company's and at close to the same prices too. There happens to be a nice Valhalla on ebay I am watching as we speak.  I also wouldn't mind some of the German. Danish and English amps I see, but they seem to be pretty expensive all things considered.

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