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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
I remember my first encounter with Grado, it took all of 3 seconds for the RS1 to wake me from the deep coma that my years of owning the HD600 had got me into. That day, I joined the darkside, and never looked back.

S45, what you describe is 'leaving the dark side' and 'finding the light'!

Unfortunately I have gone the other way. After 10+ years of almost exclusive Grado use I bought HD600.

I have one toe in the dark end of the pool and the water is feeling pretty tempting....

I guess i was just not able to replace my HP-1000/HPA-2 combo with other Grados...

:veryevil:

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I don't think that I've ever read so many positive comments from people who are enjoying their new Grados, and I'm no exeption, because I'm enjoying the hell out of my new Bushmills.

I must confess, I bought the Bushmills mainly as an investment, because let's face it, I needed new Grados as much as an eagle needs glasses, but I thought to myself, what if the Bushmills end up appreciating over time like the HP1000 have, don't laugh!, everything's possible. And even if they end up just holding their value, it's still not a bad deal.

I remember my first encounter with Grado, it took all of 3 seconds for the RS1 to wake me from the deep coma that my years of owning the HD600 had got me into. That day, I joined the darkside, and never looked back.

Well...it is the grado fan thread. I don't see a lot of nice words about them elsewhere on the site or some of the other big headphone stops on the net. I'm less interested in getting more grados (than some of you super fans smily_headphones1.gif but I'm definitely going to have a set or 2 around for the rest of my listening lifetime!

As for the wood colouring, when I got my rs1i I noticed they were much lighter/honey coloured than a lot of the pictures I'd seen of other wood grados. I think they are beautiful!
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Not to interrupt the GS1000 party thread, but just wanted to drop some Grado-tastic experiences I've had recently. :gs1000smile:

 

1. Built my first cMoy earlier this week and I've been thoroughly enjoying my 325is through it. I got the standard DIY kit from JDS Labs and even though the Altoids tin almost took down my hole punch, everything in the build went smoothly. It's powered by a single 9V and said power is clean, thick, and meaty! Really fills out the lower mids and bass on my chromies. I don't really use the bass boost for the Grados but it is a nice option for my MDR V6s!

 

2. As per kvtaco's suggestion, I ordered a dual to mono OPA627 adapter for my LD 1+ from Hong Kong a while back and it finally arrived today. Plugged it right in and an hour in color me impressed. I've never thought the Grado treble harsh, but hearing how much smoother it is with this two ops working in tandem has made me think twice! The soundstage is certainly larger and most notably, the treble is VERY smooth. Still nice and energetic with Grado extension but instead of hearing the bite of the hihat in Back in Black's countoff, I hear the tone. I'm going to enjoy working my way through my New Cans playlist this evening gentlemen!

Good to hear! Now roll some better tube families like the 6HM5, 6DT6 and 6AV6!

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Good to hear! Now roll some better tube families like the 6HM5, 6DT6 and 6AV6!


he's under the telefunken eh900s spell  !!

post #11855 of 24624
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


he's under the telefunken eh900s spell  !!

nope I just wrote him a guide for the big boy tubes 6DJ8's!

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

nope I just wrote him a guide for the big boy tubes 6DJ8's!


i never got that far,

joe has really taken to his soldering iron i think !!

 

it wasn't that long ago he was wondering how to make a cable !


Edited by jaywillin - 2/1/14 at 10:21am
post #11857 of 24624
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he's under the telefunken eh900s spell  !!

Actually lately I've been under the Voskhods spell jay!
post #11858 of 24624
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i never got that far,

joe has really taken to his soldering iron i think !!

 

You should have lol

 

the 6DJ8/6CG7/Octals are a huge improvement over everything that fits in the stock sockets!

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You should have lol

 

the 6DJ8/6CG7/Octals are a huge improvement over everything that fits in the stock sockets!


i just went out and got a MAD Ear+ , one day i may still get a soldering iron !

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

S45, what you describe is 'leaving the dark side' and 'finding the light'!

Unfortunately I have gone the other way. After 10+ years of almost exclusive Grado use I bought HD600.

I have one toe in the dark end of the pool and the water is feeling pretty tempting....

I guess i was just not able to replace my HP-1000/HPA-2 combo with other Grados...

:veryevil:


I love the synergy between the MAD & the RS1i.

 

For this reason alone, I have thought about a HD650 and BHC, just for the synergy......just not sure I want to join the darkside, yet.

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


I love the synergy between the MAD & the RS1i.

 

For this reason alone, I have thought about a HD650 and BHC, just for the synergy......just not sure I want to join the darkside, yet.

I had MAD Super 2. It was great with Grados. I had vintage black/pink driver 325 and HP-2.

I sold it because I wanted an amp that could drive speakers as well e.g. BH S.E.X. or EC S7.

Now I'm using this Spud with HD600 and the combo is even more euphonic than the MAD/Grado...:eek:

Unfortunately the Grados just aren't as good with this amp.

I fear I am getting dark in my old age...

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If you're looking at the HD650, you may want to try out the PS500.  It's been a while since I had the HD650 but the PS500 seems a bit faster and more dynamic while being darker. YMMV depending on your upstream source and amp.

 

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post #11863 of 24624
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Well when I received the GS1Ki's (not working), I noticed that the wood seemed to be almost honey colored. My RS1i's are much, much darker, like red wood.

I didn't care much for the honey colored wood of the GS1Ki's, but it won't stop me from reordering them!

BTW, how ddo you list your gear at the bottom, like you have when you reply, thanks.

 

Yep, they beat me to it. It's in your profile way at the bottom!

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Well, I've been mostly a heavy metal and hard rock fan, with interest in some of the early punk rock and such, but I'm finding more and more cd's that I never liked that are now amazing.  I started with what I have loved before, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Underoath, Living Sacrifice, Megadeath, Mortification, Believer, and I can honestly say that I have heard their music for the first time.  I've heard lyrics that I've never heard before, whispered in the mic or lost in the music but now clear to my ears.

 

Recently I played Jars of Clay's Flood, ended up listening to the whole album, and digging out the other two albums of theirs that I own.  

 

So I guess you can say that as of this point, I have no preferences in music, I'm gonna have to listen to everything again to see what I have missed and re-find my niche.  Thats not to say that I dont still enjoy metal and rock, because those are always gonna be near the top of my list, But I've have played Mozarts Requiem all the way through, fumbled through Coltrane and Guaraldi, and I've even given modern rock another try, such as Stone Sour and Three Days Grace.  Been loving every minute.  I'm still not to sure though on re-trying this new pop stuff though, I'll leave that to the younger crowd


Like you-I come from a rock/metal/punk background, but with better fidelity, I find myself purchasing and listening to everything from experimental electronic-Indie-folk-classic rock and jazz.

 

But, I'm still up for some good head banging when the mood strikes:evil:

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Yep, they beat me to it. It's in your profile way at the bottom!

Thank you, I found it.

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