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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....

 

 

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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

I'll just wait patiently for joseph and jay to let us know their opinion when they receive their PS1000e. :D


the lcd x may go up for sale for real, ( maybe soon), the ps1k is great, but until ps1ke's start showing up on the used market, at much lower prices, it'll be the older one for sure

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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....


That would be a great move for you. Don Jay will give you the killer deal. He can sell all of his gear to Grado metal heads.  They will go from nice, peaceful Grateful Dead and The Almond Brothers to music made in hell and be very confused.

 

Actually, as Grados metal listeners we're pretty diverse in our tastes. Maybe Grado attracts rock and metal fans who are slightly more evolved.....although I sometimes have to remind myself to not drag my knuckles when I walk:regular_smile :

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I definitely want to listen to the new LCD-2. Jay sort of raved about them recently and I thought the "old" ones were pretty sweet w/ a quick listen at a D.C. meet about a year ago.

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When I got my rs1 it was between them and the lcd2. I chose the grado because of my usual listening....metal.

Honestly, I could probably sell my he400 right now and not really miss them much, most of my headphone time is metal/rock/acoustic, which for me is grado all the way (truthfully most of my headphone time is on my athm50, as I'm out of town 8 months a year). When I have a chance to use my hi fi that's when I normally hit up hip hop or electronic....there is no headphone substitute for real bass, even the mightiest of planars!
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

When I got my rs1 it was between them and the lcd2. I chose the grado because of my usual listening....metal.

Honestly, I could probably sell my he400 right now and not really miss them much, most of my headphone time is metal/rock/acoustic, which for me is grado all the way (truthfully most of my headphone time is on my athm50, as I'm out of town 8 months a year). When I have a chance to use my hi fi that's when I normally hit up hip hop or electronic....there is no headphone substitute for real bass, even the mightiest of planars!


I'm similar in some respects. I often will listen to electronic, jazz, indie on my hifi stysem partly as it's more conducive to wife and child, but also because I think jazz in partic really begs for good fidelity and later at night or at the computer, I often gravitate toward more laid back listening. The sound of classic 50s/60/s blue note/verve jazz recordings sound amazing on my RS1i-the separation of instruments just blow me away. Isolating the piano or drums, etc. in a way I don't think  I've ever heard like you really were at a club.

 

Although, right now I have some time alone and I'm enjoying Sigh-Insmniphobia that has so much going on musically that they are really fun w/ my HP's.

 

It's often when I'm in the car-I want some really aggressive driving music.


Edited by markm1 - 6/18/14 at 6:24am
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.....well not flat broke....I have $3.43 in my HE560 jar  tongue.gif

...i think a tooth jar would be more effective at that stage...wink.gif
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I ordered a WA6/6SN7 adapters from Woo this afternoon and purchased some NOS 1962 6SN7WGTA JAN tubes from eBay today.

I'm waiting for Jack to reply to my message asking him if he will accept 15% re-stocking fee instead of the normal 10% being I am past the return date on my 6-SE.

Even though he hasn't replied yet, if anyone is interested in my 1 month old SILVER 6-SE -15% of the retail price PM me!

Thanks 

Joseph

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Does the 6-SE really sound that different from the WA6?

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Does the 6-SE really sound that different from the WA6?

I believe that its the tubes that sound that different…after all this is why we roll tubes, right?

So being I can't use the 6SN7's which is my favorite sounding tube, it makes all the difference too me. And I've tried every tube combo that I have for the 6-SE/RS1i's, and the sound doesn't come close to what I had IMO. For the PS's, which have a much fuller mid-bassed sound, it is fine with some 6DE7/6DR7/6EW7's in it…but I like my RS1i's better than the PS's after listening exclusively to each for a month, and feel the 6SN7/RS1i combo is incredible! 

The 6-SE has much more power than the WA6, but IMO the 6-SE doesn't sound like a tube amp compared to the WA6 with the RS1i's/6SN7's…I thought the sound was simply amazing! My RS1i's are actually hurting my ears with the higher frequencies at my normal listening level, and they NEVER bothered me before.


Edited by joseph69 - 6/18/14 at 12:12pm
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I believe that its the tubes that sound that different…after all this is why we roll tubes, right?

So being I can't use the 6SN7's which is my favorite sounding tube, it makes all the difference too me. And I've tried every tube combo that I have for the 6-SE/RS1i's, and the sound doesn't come close to what I had IMO. For the PS's, which have a much fuller mid-bassed sound, it is fine with some 6DE7/6DR7/6EW7's in it…but I like my RS1i's better than the PS's after listening exclusively to each for a month, and feel the 6SN7/RS1i combo is incredible! 

The 6-SE has much more power than the WA6, but IMO the 6-SE doesn't sound like a tube amp compared to the WA6 with the RS1i's/6SN7's…I thought the sound was simply amazing! My RS1i's are actually hurting my ears with the higher frequencies at my normal listening level, and they NEVER bothered me before.

 

Well I'm not gonna argue - my MPX3 has 3x6SN7s and it sounds wonderful with Grados :D

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Well I'm not gonna argue - my MPX3 has 3x6SN7s and it sounds wonderful with Grados :D

See what I mean!

:beerchug:

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There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....

Yeah...I was actually on the same upgrade path...I was waiting for the Hifiman HE560.....had my money all saved up......then revisions and such got me running scared on those...bought a HD800 instead......so just another dynamic for me....but when the 560 hits the used market....them I will give it a go.

 

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...i think a tooth jar would be more effective at that stage...wink.gif

Yes...it most certainly would.....I plooped a few more quarters in today   :smile:

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Wow, get your amps from Joseph and your Cans from Jay and suddenly you've got a setup for half the original cost! You guys are a blessing to all us Grado lovers!
XD
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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

Wow, get your amps from Joseph and your Cans from Jay and suddenly you've got a setup for half the original cost! You guys are a blessing to all us Grado lovers!
XD


Absolutely.....you could get one heckuva set-up ......is heckuva even a word....lol

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Absolutely.....you could get one heckuva set-up ......is heckuva even a word....lol

Yes, "nonstandard" spelling Lol!

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