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post #10906 of 27794
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

What sort of modding are we talking about?  Punching holes in them? 
I'm on the verge of a purchase and you've got me interested now :P

Yup. Punching holes in the felt, removing the plastic from the cup, debadging, dynamatting the driver, G-cushes.

post #10907 of 27794
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

So, I have the SR225i and listened to them unamped for a couple of months. I now own an Asgard-2.

 

You absolutely can enjoy them unamped and one of the nice things is being able to plug right in to an Ipod, cell phone, etc.

 

But, I have found using my Asgard-2 w/ my 225 and dedicated components-in my case a stereo system with a decent DAC  built into an integrated amp for digital streaming and a dedicated CDP, has given me a taste of entry level highger end fidelity. I'm pretty impressed ATC, how good they sound streaming my lossless digital files through a Sonos system in fact.

 

The right amp IMO will just open them up and bring out the best. I feel w/ my A-2 and 225, I get a beautiful, clear sound. Arguably better than my medium fi speaker system.

 

Lot of great comments about Little Dot products also. Ask Jay.

Little Dot 1+ and Grados were just meant to be together. Good reports with other amps too, but the LD1+ seems to be one of the more popular ones and the one I have experience with too. My 325's do pretty decent with my Cmoy as well.

post #10908 of 27794
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

Yup. Punching holes in the felt, removing the plastic from the cup, debadging, dynamatting the driver, G-cushes.

Well I just won some off the 'bay :D
£190 for 325is = Bargain :D  Only cost me a little more than my 125i's :P

 

I punched my 125i's and I found the bass a tad better but I thought initially everything else was a tad recessed? But not they seem as good as ever? Confusing eh :)  I love the G cush on my 125i's so they will definitely go on the 325is's :)


Edited by SJWorne - 12/11/13 at 9:43am
post #10909 of 27794
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Well I just won some off the 'bay :D
£190 for 325is = Bargain :D  Only cost me a little more than my 125i's :P

 

I punched my 125i's and I found the bass a tad better but I thought initially everything else was a tad recessed? But not they seem as good as ever? Confusing eh :)  I love the G cush on my 125i's so they will definitely go on the 325is's :)

 

I was going to bid on those, but I made an offer of £200 for the ones priced at £220 just because the seller for the pair you were bidding on only had +3 feedback and all the feedback came from last month. I'm probably just a bit paranoid though. Then again, I wish I offered 180, as the seller immediately accepted my offer for some reason.

post #10910 of 27794
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post
 

 

I was going to bid on those, but I made an offer of £200 for the ones priced at £220 just because the seller for the pair you were bidding on only had +3 feedback and all the feedback came from last month. I'm probably just a bit paranoid though. Then again, I wish I offered 180, as the seller immediately accepted my offer for some reason.

Yeah I was a little dubious of that, but I guess fleabay has your back if things turn sour :)

I think we both got a good deal! :D

Now who wants to buy some 125i's? :o2smile:

post #10911 of 27794
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

So, I have the SR225i and listened to them unamped for a couple of months. I now own an Asgard-2.

 

You absolutely can enjoy them unamped and one of the nice things is being able to plug right in to an Ipod, cell phone, etc.

 

But, I have found using my Asgard-2 w/ my 225 and dedicated components-in my case a stereo system with a decent DAC  built into an integrated amp for digital streaming and a dedicated CDP, has given me a taste of entry level highger end fidelity. I'm pretty impressed ATC, how good they sound streaming my lossless digital files through a Sonos system in fact.

 

The right amp IMO will just open them up and bring out the best. I feel w/ my A-2 and 225, I get a beautiful, clear sound. Arguably better than my medium fi speaker system.

 

Lot of great comments about Little Dot products also. Ask Jay.

the beauty of the little dot is its price/performance ratio, and flexibility. i got my second one off amazon for $116 delivered. it pairs so good with grado's and with all the tube and op amp rolling, its sound is easy to tweak , its a no brainer to me, i'm just guessing for the most part, but i'd have to believe that you have to spend quite a bit more, for any upgrade in sound

post #10912 of 27794
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

the beauty of the little dot is its price/performance ratio, and flexibility. i got my second one off amazon for $116 delivered. it pairs so good with grado's and with all the tube and op amp rolling, its sound is easy to tweak , its a no brainer to me, i'm just guessing for the most part, but i'd have to believe that you have to spend quite a bit more, for any upgrade in sound

 

Yea....The hybrid amps and the LD1+ especially is a good deal, as you can roll opamps and tubes.

 

To get the sound of a good pure tube amp you would have to spend hundreds more.

post #10913 of 27794
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

the beauty of the little dot is its price/performance ratio, and flexibility. i got my second one off amazon for $116 delivered. it pairs so good with grado's and with all the tube and op amp rolling, its sound is easy to tweak , its a no brainer to me, i'm just guessing for the most part, but i'd have to believe that you have to spend quite a bit more, for any upgrade in sound

 

Yea....The hybrid amps and the LD1+ especially is a good deal, as you can roll opamps and tubes.

 

To get the sound of a good pure tube amp you would have to spend hundreds more.

You would have to spend hundreds more and I did.  One word, WOO.

post #10914 of 27794
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

Yea....The hybrid amps and the LD1+ especially is a good deal, as you can roll opamps and tubes.

 

To get the sound of a good pure tube amp you would have to spend hundreds more.

:eek:

 

 

 

Pics as promised. She's a beauty.

Unfortunately she is not playing as well with Grados as I anticipated - some resistors may need to be adjusted - but heavenly with speakers...

post #10915 of 27794

If I ever have an incredible amount of money fall into my lap, I'd love to try a real tube amp. I'm kinda leaning towards a Dacware...but $1000+ isn't ever going to happen for me, not for a headphone amp...lol

post #10916 of 27794
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

:eek:

 

 

 

Pics as promised. She's a beauty.

Unfortunately she is not playing as well with Grados as I anticipated - some resistors may need to be adjusted - but heavenly with speakers...


very , very nice !!

post #10917 of 27794

Wow.

 

'Achilles Last Stand" from the Led Zeppelin DVD and the 225i's. Unbelievable!

 

I need to squeeze some time in this weekend and watch both DVD's.

post #10918 of 27794
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

:eek:

 

 

 

Pics as promised. She's a beauty.

Unfortunately she is not playing as well with Grados as I anticipated - some resistors may need to be adjusted - but heavenly with speakers...

Very nice indeed, sorry to hear that its not playing as well with the Grados, but hopefully you can do some adjusting to suit the Grados.

post #10919 of 27794
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
Unfortunately she is not playing as well with Grados as I anticipated - some resistors may need to be adjusted - but heavenly with speakers...

 

Out of interest what issues are you having?   I recently built a S.E.X. amp and i'm finding the Grados extreamly sensitive, in the middle of some resistor tweaking to get things dialed in.

 

What is that amp anyway, DIY or something modified beyond all recognition?

post #10920 of 27794
parbaked...that amp is just beautiful  :L3000:

 

please report back if you find the synergy for the Grado's.....along with what you did to get them to play nice together!


Edited by whirlwind - 12/12/13 at 3:10am
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