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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post


The OP was referring to the LD1+…I believe?

Is that normal, or is it a quirk of the LD1+?
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The OP was referring to the LD1+…I believe?


Yes, I know, but it seemed like good advice for tube amps in general. Sorry... I'm still learning...

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Is that normal, or is it a quirk of the LD1+?

I recall reading a post about someone leaving there new LD1+ on overnight and it burnt out, but was repaired free of charge. So, no, its not a quirk of the LD1+. Maybe it was someone who posts here, I'm not sure because there are a few who had the LD1+ with there Grados (like me) here.

 

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Yes, I know, but it seemed like good advice for tube amps in general. Sorry... I'm still learning...

+1 So am I.

I learn something new from the much more experienced/knowledgeable members here. 

I also PM other members for advise/knowledge who's input I hold in high regard…and try to read about what interests me, but a lot is too technical for me to understand still…but I keep trying/learning/understanding.

:beerchug:

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+1 So am I.

I learn something new from the much more experienced/knowledgeable members here. 

I also PM other members for advise/knowledge who's input I hold in high regard…and try to read about what interests me, but a lot is too technical for me to understand still…but I keep trying/learning/understanding.

:beerchug:

 

All good! :beerchug:

 

BTW, I am bidding on some new tubes for the WA3... I am very curious if I will hear a difference, replacing the stock tunes. We'll see...

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Congratulations and enjoy!

Been listing to my 325is's/WA6 for 5 hours now and they really are excellent HP's in every way!

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All good! :beerchug:

 

BTW, I am bidding on some new tubes for the WA3... I am very curious if I will hear a difference, replacing the stock tunes. We'll see...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I have the WA6 and I find nice improvements in driver-power/rectifier NOS tubes that I've tried/use…for sure, so I'm sure you will hear the difference. jaywillin recently acquired the WA3 maybe he has rolled some tubes already and can give you some direction. 

post #21171 of 21175

Vacuum tubes are finicky by nature.....they need time to warm up to sound their best....they need a little time to cool down....they can suffer from EMI and microphonics.

 

Just treat them as such as you are all good....try to keep your cell phone and all electrical stuff so that it does not sit right beside your amp.

 

My wifes cell phone can interfer with my 12AX7 gold lion tube in my mad ear, if she sits it down right beside my amp....it does not bother my 5751 sylvania tube.....go figure.

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^^^ Good advice and thanks. I will report my impressions with the new tubes (will probably arrive after Xmas).

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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

stacker45, Great Idea!

 

Does anyone know what year the RA-1 amp was designed or first sold?  Whatever Grado RS1s were available at the time would likely be the ones for which the RA-1 was designed.

 

I actually already have both a current RS-1i AND a vintage RS1 with buttons... I had not thought to try any comparative listening.

 

But now I will.  Thanks!

 


(Front row) - Grado RS1i. Grado RS1;  (back row) - FiiO X3, Grado RA-1.

 

I hate you, sir, I mean, you own a mint pair of the HP1000's most collectible version, the HP1, with the original box and all, plus an even rarer HPA-1, and now, you just pulled a gorgeous pair of vintage RS1 out of a hat, next you're going to tell me that they came in the Grado wooden box!, alright now,  what else have got?, now's the time to come clean, some PS1s perhaps?.:eek:

 

Seriously though, those are nice buttoned RS1s you have there, and as far as I know, they're from the right time period, and should be a great match for your RA1.

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I hate you, sir, I mean, you own a mint pair of the HP1000's most collectible version, the HP1, with the original box and all, plus an even rarer HPA-1, and now, you just pulled a gorgeous pair of vintage RS1 out of a hat, next you're going to tell me that they came in the Grado wooden box!, alright now,  what else have got?, now's the time to come clean, some PS1s perhaps?.:eek:

 

Seriously though, those are nice buttoned RS1s you have there, and as far as I know, they're from the right time period, and should be a great match for your RA1.

...thanks!  No Grado wooden box though... I have called both Grado and 4ourears to try to get the one shown on the 4ourears site, but they are out of stock with no promise of a replenishment date.

 

Oh, and my dear Santa wife did get me at least a box that says PS1000 on them now under our tree.  I am not allowed to look inside until Christmas!!!

 

The big one I am missing is the GS1000e.  I have made a public promise, in front of witnesses, to buy one from our local Grado dealer audio store, Overture Audio, when their order for them arrives.  That store is hosting our headphone meet next March....  Here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/744205/southeastern-michigan-spring-meet-03-14-2015-hosted-by-overture-audio-ann-arbor-mi/30#post_11140059

 

Oh, and I must come clean with two more Grado accessories, custom made and shown here:

 

 

(Oh, and the buttoned RS1s DO sound divine with the RA-1, so I thank you so much for thinking of that matching.  However, I can' begin to figure out whether the RA-1 improves the RS-1 better than it improves the RS-1i, as the RS-1 sounds slightly darker than the RS-1i (might be partly due to the buttons, which add a bit of a closed nature, or maybe the flat pads of the RS-1 vs. the bowls of the RS-1i). 

 

I think I might be a Grado-holic! Maybe I should be saving for a pilgrimage to Grado Labs, Brooklyn, NY!


Edited by kayandjohn - Today at 5:13 pm
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I think you should, pilgrim.

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