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Am curious - has anyone on here ever had reason to repair or replace the cable on their Grados?

 

Not asking about sound quality differences or upgrades, and certainly don't want to start a debate about cabling, but really just curious about the process for recabling Grados. How easy is it to do? Does anyone out there still do it as a service? 

Aphrodite/CU29 (Strange name but a good guy) recabled my PS1000s (and Denons, also hardwired) and did a nice job. I believe Drew can do Silver/Blue Dragons on them also, but you need to ask him, I'm not certain.

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My daughter, bull in a China closet, broke my sr200's to pieces. Plus one channel was intermittent. I sent them to Grado and they fixed both problems for $40 including shipping. No warranty as I bought them used off the internet. Great service when they didn't have to.

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That's brilliant...do they sound the same still? Wonder if they changed the drivers?
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  Sounds awesome on my Grado's :D

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I don't think they changed the drivers. They do sound better in that I don't have those annoying dropouts any more. I don't think these were those much-sought-after sr200's I've read about. They also replaced the missing slide stop. I originally got them for $80.

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Post some pics of the drivers if you are curious what drivers you have...

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Thanks for all of the responses. It's great to know that there are capable aftermarket guys out there at what seems to be a reasonable price. And I must admit, I hadn't even considered sending them to Grado, although that seems like a great option as well. 

 

I know it's a little silly, but my interest in recabling is almost entirely aesthetic / feel rather than sound. And I know I'm a bit odd in that I find the PS500 to be absolutely gorgeous but the RS1s do nothing for me...Weird, I know. 

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Thanks for all of the responses. It's great to know that there are capable aftermarket guys out there at what seems to be a reasonable price. And I must admit, I hadn't even considered sending them to Grado, although that seems like a great option as well. 

I know it's a little silly, but my interest in recabling is almost entirely aesthetic / feel rather than sound. And I know I'm a bit odd in that I find the PS500 to be absolutely gorgeous but the RS1s do nothing for me...Weird, I know. 
I also prefer the PS500 over the RS1s. As far as the cable thing goes, that was the main reason I got the Q cable for my HD800. ergonomics and I like red.
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 I like red.

 

That's funny, bearFNF. I started wondering about recabling when I saw ALO's Green Line headphone cable and thought, that would be much nicer than the stock cable. It's the same thought process that led to me ordering the Turbulent labs manta headband, but that was only a $50 "investment" to replace the so-so stock headband.

 

The ALO cable is half the cost of the PS500s themselves even before you get them installed so much tougher to justify on looks alone.

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So after a few days, I think I have a winner in the cushion-rolling contest.  This is a total surprise to me, since what I think I know about myself and the G-cush would lead me to predict that it would be my favorite.  But no, the TTVJ flats are by far my favorite cushion for the 225i's, besting even the stock bowl.

 

Of course, I have more playing to do.   And since over the past month I have a new source, new amp and new DAC, things are subject to revision.

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So after a few days, I think I have a winner in the cushion-rolling contest.  This is a total surprise to me, since what I think I know about myself and the G-cush would lead me to predict that it would be my favorite.  But no, the TTVJ flats are by far my favorite cushion for the 225i's, besting even the stock bowl.

 

Of course, I have more playing to do.   And since over the past month I have a new source, new amp and new DAC, things are subject to revision.


go with the flow !

post #12297 of 21324
So I bought a pair of 225s a few days ago and now I traded my DT990 for some 325s. DT990s are great but I prefered the D2000s as my "bass cans". I figured I'd give the 325s another shot, i liked them the first time but i want to really compare the 225, 325 and RS1 in more depth this time around. Also curious about the venting mods which I never tried before.
Edited by bassboysam - 2/19/14 at 10:49am
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I am not a fan of the venting mod. If I want more bass I use TTVJ flats

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I am not a fan of the venting mod. If I want more bass I use TTVJ flats


 



why don't you like about it?
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I am not a fan of the venting mod. If I want more bass I use TTVJ flats

 



why don't you like about it?

1. It's a real pain to reverse

2. You have to crack the cans open to do it, risking cracked plastic.

3. While it increases bass it does so at the cost of the overall balance.

I just think it is better to EQ or roll pads because you can't A/B test the venting mods...you are kinda stuck with it...YMMV.

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