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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Oh yeah.  I almost forgot..  Check-out my latest 'jams'

 

:biggrin:

 

 

 Definitely Grado-approved!

AppleMark

Our fig tree runneth over.  I get about five pounds every other day and that's just the ones I can reach from the ground.  Maybe another week and then, wait'll next year.

post #17132 of 24632
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Sonos is hooked-up and in the house!

 

My mind is boggled by the ease, quality, and amazing amount of stuff it does.  Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Just curious...

 

Looking at your sig, do you bridge your Sonos setup to your head-fi rig (e.g. using a Sonos CONNECT into your Bifrost, et al.), using your Grado headphones, of course (keeping the thread on-topic)?

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

Just curious...

Looking at your sig, do you bridge your Sonos setup to your head-fi rig (e.g. using a Sonos CONNECT into your Bifrost, et al.), using your Grado headphones, of course (keeping the thread on-topic)?

Right now I'm just running digital coax from the Connect into the Marantz. It sounds pretty good for the Grado's so far.
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a little Eric Clapton, anyone?

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

The RS1 is $100.00 more than the PS500…or you can get an RS1 used.


Got my RS1i from CAM  back in March. $500 CAD shipped. With 4-m extension cord. Spankin' mint. No complaints.

btw, there are two LCD2's with wooden boxes on sale on CAM, for about $750CAD each! Go for it!

Enjoy.

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Originally Posted by godbluff View Post

Returned. the PS500s in the end. Too warm/ bassy/dark for my taste. Never thought I'd say that about a Grado. Back to the Beyers for me, sorry.

What genre of music do you most listen to?
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A little Cocobolo eye candy for you gentlemen.

 

The NFB 11.32 is performing excellently. It's detail retrieval and depth bests the Asgard2/Bifrost and O2/ODAC. Compared to either, it throws a much more three-dimensional soundstage.

 

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....Does anyone know how to protect the lettering on the cans so that it doesn't rub off over time?

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post
 

 

Just curious...

 

Looking at your sig, do you bridge your Sonos setup to your head-fi rig (e.g. using a Sonos CONNECT into your Bifrost, et al.), using your Grado headphones, of course (keeping the thread on-topic)?

That's what I do. I've transferred every CD I own in lossless on a NAS (14,000 tracks more or less I think) that is streamed via a Sonos Connect that then goes to an Rotel Integrated amp w/ DAC to speakers or my HP rig. It works pretty well.

 

My next move would be to get a nicer separate DAC that would be an upgrade from the integrated w/ DAC. It sounds good, but not as good as CD through my stereo. Since it's streamed, short of buying a very high end DAC, I doubt it will ever sound quite as good as listening to lossless files directly from a PC or a CDP. But, pretty close. Listening through the Sonos speakers in the house-I've got two play 5's, a sub and a playbar, it's sounds surprisingly good. Again, not upper echelon audiophile dedicated listening good-but house music, good quality music while I'm preparing diner or doing stuff around the house-I'm satisfied. The Playbar w/ Sub which is a chunk of $ sounds really good.

 

And it/s so convenient w/ great features.

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ars technica visits Grado

 

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/07/some-of-the-worlds-most-reknowned-headphones-built-in-a-brooklyn-townhouse/

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

That's what I do. I've transferred every CD I own in lossless on a NAS (14,000 tracks more or less I think) that is streamed via a Sonos Connect that then goes to an Rotel Integrated amp w/ DAC to speakers or my HP rig. It works pretty well.

 

My next move would be to get a nicer separate DAC that would be an upgrade from the integrated w/ DAC. It sounds good, but not as good as CD through my stereo. Since it's streamed, short of buying a very high end DAC, I doubt it will ever sound quite as good as listening to lossless files directly from a PC or a CDP. But, pretty close. Listening through the Sonos speakers in the house-I've got two play 5's, a sub and a playbar, it's sounds surprisingly good. Again, not upper echelon audiophile dedicated listening good-but house music, good quality music while I'm preparing diner or doing stuff around the house-I'm satisfied. The Playbar w/ Sub which is a chunk of $ sounds really good.

 

And it/s so convenient w/ great features.

 

I do something similar with DLNA (MinimServer on a Mac Mini) --> Denon network player (DNP-720AE) --> optical to Arcam rDac --> NAD C375BEE --> Speakers.

 

The NAD has the integrated DAC module, but the Arcam simply blows it away for SQ, so I pulled it from the head-fi rig to use there.  I am looking hard at Sonos, because the Denon is a 1st-gen product that doesn't do gapless (unless you drive it with the remote and the 3-line OLED display) and the iOS app really, really sucks.  However, the above does handle hi-res tracks (if that matters) and does sound quite good.

 

Anyway, thanks!

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If they let me in there I'd be building my very own RS1e.
post #17143 of 24632
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post

....Does anyone know how to protect the lettering on the cans so that it doesn't rub off over time?
Are you talking about the handwritten serial number on the cups?
post #17144 of 24632

No: the writing that says " The Prestige Series"  and "Grado Labs"....

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Sorry, I still can't use my quote function, so, to answer huckfinn's question on how to protect the lettering on Grado headphones, I have the HP1000, which have probably THE most fragile lettering ever printed on Grados. Now, not touching the lettering is obviously the most effective way of protecting it. Aside from my GS and PS1000, I handle all my Grados, the same way wich is, like dynamite, just kidding, or am I ?. I simpliy pinch the little knob on the cup gimbals pivoting point, between my middle finger and my thumb, if you decide to try this, just make sur to use enough pressure not to drop them.

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