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post #10966 of 17200

Yeah, if I had the $$$ to spend on an amp...that's the one for me.

post #10967 of 17200
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

Yeah, if I had the $$$ to spend on an amp...that's the one for me.


Agreed... some day I'll have one!

post #10968 of 17200
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 


Agreed... some day I'll have one!

yes, with the speaker option = the perfect office rig = you'd want to enjoy this one alone with the doors closed.

i don't care if I can hook up 4 sets of cans. I want to be alone!

I like the natural contemporary base so much more than the painted "figured" base

post #10969 of 17200
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post
 

 

Excellent.  If just removing the 10ohms from the circuit gets you the gain you need i would leave it at that, removing the 330ohms will only introduce background noise which the Grados seem very sensitive to.

 

I basically had the opposite problem as the S.E.X. had neither sets of resistors so i had to add the 120ohms in series.  Its also working like a treat now with ~12 o'clock on the volume being my normal listening level with a silent background.

 

Enjoy :L3000: 

These are the next steps that Jef suggested if I want to get more gain. Matches your experience...

I like that he offers to send me the correct resistors (after already emailing schematics and instructional pics) even though I bought the amp 2nd hand!

 

SECOND STEP
In the second pic showing 2 x 330 ohm.
these are the "lift" resistors, which help reduce noise.
These can also be changed, but probably not shorted out.
If the above "gets you there" but not QUITE enough volume you can modify these.
I suggest leaving existing ones in place and tack solder either another 330 or
a 270 or even a 220 ohm unit across each.
330 will yield 165 ohms.
270 = 148 ohms
220 = 132 ohms (considered about "normal")
1/2 watt resistors are enough. Don't use carbon film here.
I can send you some resistors if you need to take the second step.

 

FINAL STEP
If the 2nd step "almost gets you there" but not quite, replace the NEW resistor
we added in step 2 above with a wire. May increase phone noise.
post #10970 of 17200

Well I got my 325is's today and there's no good news... the right side driver doesn't work, and the rod keeps twisting out of the gimbal.  There's very little silver lettering left, and one of the plastic rings is very lopsided :(

post #10971 of 17200
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Well I got my 325is's today and there's no good news... the right side driver doesn't work, and the rod keeps twisting out of the gimbal.  There's very little silver lettering left, and one of the plastic rings is very lopsided :(


Where did you get it from...I would be sure to let them know about it, right away.

post #10972 of 17200

Did the seller tell you this stuff? If not send them back...

post #10973 of 17200
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Well I got my 325is's today and there's no good news... the right side driver doesn't work, and the rod keeps twisting out of the gimbal.  There's very little silver lettering left, and one of the plastic rings is very lopsided :(

That sucks, sorry.

Good news is that Grado has a vey good fixed price repair service.

I don't recall the current rate for the 325, but for one price they will make 'em sound like new for you - not the lettering. :mad:

Or if you can fix the driver issue, they will replace your gimbals for free if you ask nice.

Just send a pic of the damage to info@gradolabs.com and ask for new gimbals and a quote to fix your drivers.

They will take care of you.

Good Luck!

post #10974 of 17200
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

That sucks, sorry.

Good news is that Grado has a vey good fixed price repair service.

I don't recall the current rate for the 325, but for one price they will make 'em sound like new for you - not the lettering. :mad:

Or if you can fix the driver issue, they will replace your gimbals for free if you ask nice.

Just send a pic of the damage to info@gradolabs.com and ask for new gimbals and a quote to fix your drivers.

They will take care of you.

Good Luck!

Thanks for that!
Unfortunately I am in the UK so postage will cost me fairly dearly :(
I will see what the seller says... I asked for a partial refund of some money :)

post #10975 of 17200
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Thanks for that!
Unfortunately I am in the UK so postage will cost me fairly dearly :(
I will see what the seller says... I asked for a partial refund of some money :)

Sorry to hear this, I've been having some issues myself with some purchases in the past month with brand new equipment, so I know how you feel.

If you purchased these through eBay with PayPal they will back you up 100%, and I would get a full refund, and purchase another pair, good luck.

post #10976 of 17200
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Sorry to hear this, I've been having some issues myself with some purchases in the past month with brand new equipment, so I know how you feel.
If you purchased these through eBay with PayPal they will back you up 100%, and I would get a full refund, and purchase another pair, good luck.

The thing is, I got them pretty cheap, they looked good in the pics and there was no mention of any problems with them. I even asked him a couple of questions and he replied promptly and in detail... I don't want to have to give them up frown.gif lol
If he refunds me the money I asked for, then I will keep them and send them off to Grado, if not, then they will have to go back frown.gif

You know when you're excited to get something and then something goes wrong, it breaks your heart! Haha!
post #10977 of 17200
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post


The thing is, I got them pretty cheap, they looked good in the pics and there was no mention of any problems with them. I even asked him a couple of questions and he replied promptly and in detail... I don't want to have to give them up frown.gif lol
If he refunds me the money I asked for, then I will keep them and send them off to Grado, if not, then they will have to go back frown.gif

You know when you're excited to get something and then something goes wrong, it breaks your heart! Haha!

 

I hear you.

 

You deserve a nice pair of 325's....they are a great can!

 

Good luck with whatever you have to do.

post #10978 of 17200

If his description is not what you received in any way, shape or form, you will have no problem getting a refund. If you decide to get a partial refund, you can take a pencil eraser and gently erase the rest of the lettering off so it is all black, it looks just as good IMO.

post #10979 of 17200

I've still been having some serious issues with posting threads on this forum with Safari/MBP, Safari justs quits on me about 6 times before I can finish a sentence. Apple is investigating the issue, but I only have problems on this site, can ANYBODY help me out???Much appreciated.

post #10980 of 17200
Thanks for your opinions and help guys! smily_headphones1.gif
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