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post #46 of 18016
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So I should wade into the Grado SR60 mod thred and try some mods.....I don't want to make them brighter, A touch more bass would be awesome.....I'll save for the 225's...Hey Thanks!!!!!!


venting the driver and replacing the screen will really boost the bass and help take away the silibance (or is it sibilance, I can't remember...). Don't let it scare ya, its really stupid-easy (especially venting the driver)

post #47 of 18016
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Originally Posted by eclein View Post

So I should wade into the Grado SR60 mod thred and try some mods.....I don't want to make them brighter, A touch more bass would be awesome.....I'll save for the 225's...Hey Thanks!!!!!!


I don't think any of the mods make them brighter, except for maybe removing the front driver cloth (I don't think it does, but some others do). I'd recommend the bass hole mod to everybody. They sound a lot better afterwards. Just be careful. Also, don't poke all 10 holes at once. I'd start with like 2, see if you like it, then move up to 4. After that, I think the next biggest sq increase was the woodies.

 

At any rate, have fun. gs1000.gif

post #48 of 18016
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Hey guys, I'm a retired guy= not alot of cash but I recently purchased some used SR60's and I'm hooked..like big time!!!

So which model should I save for thats clearly a step up??? Think old guy on Social Security has SR60's and is digging them should I say OK I'm set

or save for a better model. I don't know how they could get better by the way...Thanks


If money is tight, stay with SR60 and enjoy them !  You have to spend quite a bit more to get big improvement.
 

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I sold my sr60i, I miss them now :(



 I just tore mine to pieces eek.gif


Seriously? Is everything OK? I saw you post in the sr60 mod thread about taking them apart. Did you break them?


They're fine (I think), I was just funnin, right now their status is disassembled. I have some issues to work through so they may not go back together as easily as they came apart, so in that regard they are a work in progress. I'm anxious to hear what they sound like reassembled though.
 

post #50 of 18016
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Originally Posted by Mad Dude View Post

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The pink drivers make things sound cuter... tongue.gif

 


That description is quite accurate biggrin.gif

 

I am not entirely sure, but I think the earlier Grados had pink drivers, newer models have white ones. At least this seems to be true for the RS1 (see the RS1 identification guide).

The pink ones are usually associated with a smoother, warmer sound while white ones sound brighter and more agressive. FWIR at least. My RS1 certainly does sound smooth smile.gif

 

However I have no idea why your SR325is' have pink drivers, buffalowings. Cold be interesting to compare them to a "normal" SR325is and check if there is any difference in sound...


325is should have white drivers.

I think those pink drivers might have white or black cloth to start off with and the material turned pink over time. There were head fi members who said that their vintage RS1 turned pink later on. I have NOS 325 and RS1 that do not have pink drivers.

 

Examples of early SR325 and RS1 with the pink drivers:

 

SR325

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RS1 (just imagine they have flats instead of bowls) wink.gif

vintage RS1-1.JPG

post #51 of 18016
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Originally Posted by Mad Dude View Post

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The pink drivers make things sound cuter... tongue.gif

 


That description is quite accurate biggrin.gif

 

I am not entirely sure, but I think the earlier Grados had pink drivers, newer models have white ones. At least this seems to be true for the RS1 (see the RS1 identification guide).

The pink ones are usually associated with a smoother, warmer sound while white ones sound brighter and more agressive. FWIR at least. My RS1 certainly does sound smooth smile.gif

 

However I have no idea why your SR325is' have pink drivers, buffalowings. Cold be interesting to compare them to a "normal" SR325is and check if there is any difference in sound...


325is should have white drivers.

I think those pink drivers might have white or black cloth to start off with and the material turned pink over time. There were head fi members who said that their vintage RS1 turned pink later on. I have NOS 325 and RS1 that do not have pink drivers.

 

Examples of early SR325 and RS1 with the pink drivers:

 

SR325

3256k[1].jpg
 

 

RS1 (just imagine they have flats instead of bowls) wink.gif

vintage RS1-1.JPG



then i have the standard white drivers...meh, sounds good to me

post #52 of 18016
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then i have the standard white drivers...meh, sounds good to me

As long as you're happy with the sound! That's all that matters. Who cares if the drivers are blue.beerchug.gif
 

post #53 of 18016
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Originally Posted by ldtboyl View Post

I sold my sr60i, I miss them now :(



 I just tore mine to pieces eek.gif


Seriously? Is everything OK? I saw you post in the sr60 mod thread about taking them apart. Did you break them?


They're fine (I think), I was just funnin, right now their status is disassembled. I have some issues to work through so they may not go back together as easily as they came apart, so in that regard they are a work in progress. I'm anxious to hear what they sound like reassembled though.
 


Just making sure. I'd hate to have someone break their headphones.

post #54 of 18016

Thanks!!!! GUYS!! Do you have a link to the specific bass mod your talking about with the holes??? 


Edited by eclein - 1/11/11 at 12:33am
post #55 of 18016

originally love the retro looking design and didn't even cared anything about the sound quality...

 

once bought em... I guess I fell in love

post #56 of 18016

Just check out the first page or two...should be there...if you have any specific questions...ask. Once you get the sound chamber separated from the cup, it will be a lot more obvious what you need to do. Here is a quick shot though...the larger holes on the outside edge, there is a mesh covering them. You want to poke a hole through that mesh being careful not to poke to deep and damage the driver. A ballpoint pen is said to work really good for this...I used a fine tip tweezers just using extra care....I would recommend doing a couple holes at a time and trying it out until you get the desired bass though many end up with all ten holes punched. I did four at first and just stayed at four. It was enough improvement for me.

 

GrodModDriver.jpg
 

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Thanks!!!! GUYS!! Do you have a link to the specific bass mod your talking about with the holes??? 


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 1/11/11 at 5:37am
post #57 of 18016
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I still own the GS-1000. I sold the RS-1 after owning them for years. They are very close in preference. The HP-2 is next level, but I like the "life" that the SR/RS/GS bring to the music. So, I guess I'm still a Grado fan gs1000.gif

 

The GS-1000 is a prickly beast, but the excitement and musicality is unique to only those phones. Let the other phones be accurate and technically correct. Let Grado be exciting and fun. 

 

HI there! Long time no see! I always enjoy your contribution to all Grado discussions.

It is also good to see some GS1000 love.

 

Thanks! What a nice Grado collection you have! 


Edited by robm321 - 1/11/11 at 8:31am
post #58 of 18016

OK.....I'm possibly the oldest guy here - 52 - who's willing to mod these...maybe not?

I got the better earpads so they are open and comfy and I took a knife to the white mesh stuff and peeled and pulled it all off, sounds good so far and now I'm hooked, but shoot the next mod I see looks like

the cans are in boiling water?? I could use hairdryer right???

 This is fun and if I brick them I'll just get 225i's...hehehehe...

post #59 of 18016

Hair dryer works great on the metal cups, should work on the plastic...just be careful getting the cups too hot causing them to melt/warp. If they do, good excuse to woodie them.

post #60 of 18016
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

Hair dryer works great on the metal cups, should work on the plastic...just be careful getting the cups too hot causing them to melt/warp. If they do, good excuse to woodie them.


We think alike!!! OK....after you take them apart and make the holes what do you use to glue them back together?? The residue of what you undid?? No Glue??

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