Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado Fan Club!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grado Fan Club! - Page 377

post #5641 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

You know, that's probably why I am just as happy with the 500s plugged into a simple headphone Jack or out of my Meier amp as I am with the LD amp. I love the LD, and with the 325s it was a magical combo...but I dont feel I NEED to use it with the 500s as much as the 80s and the 325s. 

 

BTW, Martin said he shipped my gimbals and rodblocks today....I've been joking around with a couple head-fi buds saying that my GS1ks look like C3PO after those little guys took him apart in Empire Strikes Back....hoping I don't put the head on backwards!

 

I just posted in the (Battle of the flagships) thread on this very subject, you know my toughts on system synergy, but if you go and read it, feel free to let me know how you what you think about my rambling.

post #5642 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post
kchapdaily: You may want to contact Grado directly and ask them if they'd consider selling you the parts you need. If you want something nicer than that, many of us have sent money to Martin Custom Audio and Headphone Lounge. I'm sure others will have more ideas. 

good call, i just send grado an email. this would be the easiest solution for sure

post #5643 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

 

I have to give Parbaked the props for the suggestion since he brought it up...

 

You'll get a lot of use out of that little thing! 

I'm just saying...it's a good piece of kit.

Thanks for the props!

post #5644 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I'm just saying...it's a good piece of kit.

Thanks for the props!

I have absolutely no stake in the company, and obviously what anyone else buys or doesn't buy has no bearing on me, but I LOVE the fact that you suggested it. I'm a firm believer that when a low cost products performs exceptionally well, others need to know about it. I know in my particular situation, when I bought this I felt like I was taking a chance. I had my eye on some higher priced DACs, but a guy I know from another website happened to write a pro review on this thing. If I hadn't read that review, I seriously doubt I would have given this thing a chance. So by you, or me, or whoever mentioning this little thing when the opportunity presents, hopefully we're helping them save some money that they can use to buy some more Grados! lol  I was able to keep about $500 in my pocket when I chose the D1. That's how much the other item I was really wanting cost. That's almost the entire cost of a pair of PS500s!  

 

 

Stacker: 'going to check it out now!

 

 

kchapdaily: Don't be surprised if they get back to you over the weekend....they have excellent customer service!

post #5645 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 I'm a firm believer that when a low cost products performs exceptionally well, others need to know about it.

 

HRT products also fit this bill!

The iStreamer, MusicStreamer and Headstreamer all perform beyond expectations and have very clever technology imbedded, specifically how they usurp the host interfaces to perform functions like volume.

post #5646 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

HRT products also fit this bill!

The iStreamer, MusicStreamer and Headstreamer all perform beyond expectations and have very clever technology imbedded, specifically how they usurp the host interfaces to perform functions like volume.

 

Thanks, just added their website to my list!  Looking at their products, I've seen those show up in a lot of pics here on head-fi, but I never knew the name of the company....looks like they're based in the USA, as well...nice :)

post #5647 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

HRT products also fit this bill!

The iStreamer, MusicStreamer and Headstreamer all perform beyond expectations and have very clever technology imbedded, specifically how they usurp the host interfaces to perform functions like volume.

 

And also the ODAC. Seems like audio is getting to the point where there won't be any reason to spend a fortune on a DAC any more. 

post #5648 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

 

And also the ODAC. Seems like audio is getting to the point where there won't be any reason to spend a fortune on a DAC any more. 

 

Amen to that! Competition is a beautiful thing!

 

This product from HRT is fascinating to me....I want to read more about this: http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/hdmi-streamer

post #5649 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Thanks, just added their website to my list!  Looking at their products, I've seen those show up in a lot of pics here on head-fi, but I never knew the name of the company....looks like they're based in the USA, as well...nice :)

HRT products are all made in Southern California USA!!

The owner/engineer, Kevin Halverson is very smart and answers all emails himself.

If they promoted better, put their electronics in a nicer case and charged more $ HRT would get a lot more respect/attention.

They're products deserve consideration. 

post #5650 of 24632
Thanks to you guys for recommending the D1 audio engine. Anyone use theirs for iMac optical connection ? Does the D1 has a standard optical or mini plug? I am confused which cable to use from D1 to iMac. iMac has an optical connection built in to a 3.5mm connection and goes to D1 optical. What specific cable type I need to pick? I am just curious to hear the difference betweeen optical vs usb from the D1. I normally listen to Apple lossless format via iTunes.
post #5651 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Thanks to you guys for recommending the D1 audio engine. Anyone use theirs for iMac optical connection ? Does the D1 has a standard optical or mini plug? I am confused which cable to use from D1 to iMac. iMac has an optical connection built in to a 3.5mm connection and goes to D1 optical. What specific cable type I need to pick? I am just curious to hear the difference betweeen optical vs usb from the D1. I normally listen to Apple lossless format via iTunes.

 

You need one of these little guys: http://www.amazon.com/Optical-Toslink-Fiber-Plated-Digital/dp/B001VJ680U/ref=pd_sim_e_3/178-4353013-2300047

post #5652 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Thanks to you guys for recommending the D1 audio engine. Anyone use theirs for iMac optical connection ? Does the D1 has a standard optical or mini plug? I am confused which cable to use from D1 to iMac. iMac has an optical connection built in to a 3.5mm connection and goes to D1 optical. What specific cable type I need to pick? I am just curious to hear the difference betweeen optical vs usb from the D1. I normally listen to Apple lossless format via iTunes.

you need either a 3.5 to optcal adapter AND an optical cable 

 

700

 

OR a 3.5 to optical cable

 

700

 

On the back of your D1 you will find a female optical connector. It has a cover on it which you must remove.

You also have to take the little plastic cover off the plug of whatever optical cable you procure

 

 

 

700

 

 

 

google is your friend...search '3.5 to optical' to find lots of choices

post #5653 of 24632
Thanks a lot Focker and Parbaked!


The reason I asked here is that the term is a bit confusing. It says Toslink, mini optical plug, etc..
Edited by Awgd8 - 11/17/12 at 11:14am
post #5654 of 24632

I just added a new accessory to my PS500's...a Rega RP3! I'm in love. It's my first foray into vinyl, and it's just something else.

 

post #5655 of 24632
Quote:
Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

I just added a new accessory to my PS500's...a Rega RP3! I'm in love. It's my first foray into vinyl, and it's just something else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm glad you're enjoying your new RP3, i tought about buying one myself, but after comparing it to my Technics SL-1200 MK2/Ortofon 2M Black, i found i prefered the sound signature of the Technics.

 

You didn't say what cartridge you have on your RP3, altough it looks like Rega's own ELYS, anyway, enjoy your new TT, long live vinyls.

 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado Fan Club!