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post #5746 of 17207

This is actually the first time I've been back on headfi in a while. My sr60i's were the reason I got into high end audio. I'm thinking about picking up another pair of grados because my sr60's broke a couple months ago. I'm not sure what model to get though. I was thinking the sr325 or 225, but if the higher end models are absolutly amazing I might save my money for a pair of those. Also, any amps that go good with grados?

post #5747 of 17207

Hello!

Id like to have a question. Ive bought a 325i lets say 3 month ago brand new. And was working perfectly. But recently i discovered something, there is a song Lykke Li - Unrequited Love and when im listening to that very song theres a slight buzzing in my left ear i couldnt help notice it, its very tiny indeed but my sister noticed it too. I have downloaded the album from another sites to compare, maybe the quality of the song is ****ty I thougt, but it was the same. I didnt hear any other problems so far, I dont understand why is this freaking buzz there!! is it faulty? its only 3 month old - I havent dropped down, it wasnt hit by anything Im looking after it so much. 

Could you help me please with some advice? would you download this freaking song and listen to it? maybe its the same with yours and i would be so released in a way :D

thanks so much

 

williamlee

post #5748 of 17207
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Originally Posted by WilliamLee View Post

Hello!

Id like to have a question. Ive bought a 325i lets say 3 month ago brand new. And was working perfectly. But recently i discovered something, there is a song Lykke Li - Unrequited Love and when im listening to that very song theres a slight buzzing in my left ear i couldnt help notice it, its very tiny indeed but my sister noticed it too. I have downloaded the album from another sites to compare, maybe the quality of the song is ****ty I thougt, but it was the same. I didnt hear any other problems so far, I dont understand why is this freaking buzz there!! is it faulty? its only 3 month old - I havent dropped down, it wasnt hit by anything Im looking after it so much. 

Could you help me please with some advice? would you download this freaking song and listen to it? maybe its the same with yours and i would be so released in a way :D

thanks so much

 

williamlee


If it's only on one song, it's probably in the mix. If you've never heard it before, it could just be that the 325 has a peak at the right frequency to hear it, or that it is more detailed than your previous setup. Have you tried different headphones, can you still hear it?

post #5749 of 17207
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See, now I feel like a moron. You meant tape deck, here I thought you meant turntable...

That is very similar to the Teac that I will someday steal from my parents. It sits in a cabinet, I'm 90% sure it's not even hooked up to their receiver.

Anyway, the Teac I've been ogling since I was wee is very similar looking, but has sort of brass colored accents, it's really beautiful. It probably needs a belt, but who cares!
I don't think I even realized Akai was that old, just looked on wiki, 1929, who knew?

Yeah, I use pretty much exclusively vintage gear and it's all got nice thick faceplates. Even the not-so-vintage realistic (radio shack brand) STA-11 has about an 1/4" thick face. I'm confused about the back. Most of those cabinets were made out of hardwood through the 70s, but were four panels, not a hollowed out solid block of wood. I'd love to see some pics of that.

It's not a "hollowed block of wood" per se - the entire cabinet comes off as one piece of wood, and there's a steel frame that gives it rigidity and holds all of the circuit boards inside it. If I get some time later tonight or tomorrow afternoon I'll take you some more pictures of the wood - it's more like a cabinet than a standard AV component. It is not similar in design to the "wood side" Japanese stuff from JVC and Pioneer (and others) that was so popular in the 1980s (my CDP is in that group - and those are just blocks of hardwood that you can take off). But it isn't similar to the RA-1/RH-1 either.
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Not so! In record mode those meters will be fluttering! It's a POWER METER! 
You may even be able to monitor recording through the headphone jack and you got a headamp.

Aye. It indeed can. But it's bigger than a complete AVR and drags a ton of power. It also will run the drive motors and engage the heads in record mode.
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1. If you don't have a headphone jack on your pre-amp/amp. None of mine do.
2. Obo doesn't like to amp his Grados so it would be perfect bigsmile_face.gif
3. I was kidding...

1. Aye.
2. Sort of Aye - I use my V-CAN with the RS-1 now.
3. Aye.

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Originally Posted by WilliamLee View Post

Hello!
Id like to have a question. Ive bought a 325i lets say 3 month ago brand new. And was working perfectly. But recently i discovered something, there is a song Lykke Li - Unrequited Love and when im listening to that very song theres a slight buzzing in my left ear i couldnt help notice it, its very tiny indeed but my sister noticed it too. I have downloaded the album from another sites to compare, maybe the quality of the song is ****ty I thougt, but it was the same. I didnt hear any other problems so far, I dont understand why is this freaking buzz there!! is it faulty? its only 3 month old - I havent dropped down, it wasnt hit by anything Im looking after it so much. 
Could you help me please with some advice? would you download this freaking song and listen to it? maybe its the same with yours and i would be so released in a way biggrin.gif
thanks so much

williamlee

If it's only on that track, as scoot said, it is on the mix. But if it's a certain freq range you might be talking grattle.
post #5750 of 17207

Ok, I have this song in mp3 and I can't notice anything buzz on my sr325is...

 

 

I remembered the day of the olympics opening ceremony that I decided to watch it with the sr80i on, during the part that muhammad ali appeared I noticed that one of the commentators was crying, I found that strange, unplugged the phone and it wasn't possible to notice her crying.


Edited by myears - 12/9/12 at 4:40pm
post #5751 of 17207
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2. Sort of Aye - I use my V-CAN with the RS-1 now.

I knew you would come over to the dark side. You must have been craving some current!biggrin.gif

post #5752 of 17207
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See, now I feel like a moron. You meant tape deck, here I thought you meant turntable...

That is very similar to the Teac that I will someday steal from my parents. It sits in a cabinet, I'm 90% sure it's not even hooked up to their receiver.

Anyway, the Teac I've been ogling since I was wee is very similar looking, but has sort of brass colored accents, it's really beautiful. It probably needs a belt, but who cares!
I don't think I even realized Akai was that old, just looked on wiki, 1929, who knew?

Yeah, I use pretty much exclusively vintage gear and it's all got nice thick faceplates. Even the not-so-vintage realistic (radio shack brand) STA-11 has about an 1/4" thick face. I'm confused about the back. Most of those cabinets were made out of hardwood through the 70s, but were four panels, not a hollowed out solid block of wood. I'd love to see some pics of that.

It's not a "hollowed block of wood" per se - the entire cabinet comes off as one piece of wood, and there's a steel frame that gives it rigidity and holds all of the circuit boards inside it. If I get some time later tonight or tomorrow afternoon I'll take you some more pictures of the wood - it's more like a cabinet than a standard AV component. It is not similar in design to the "wood side" Japanese stuff from JVC and Pioneer (and others) that was so popular in the 1980s (my CDP is in that group - and those are just blocks of hardwood that you can take off). But it isn't similar to the RA-1/RH-1 either.

Most of the stuff I've serviced from the 60s and 70s had that wood cab ad an option at a minimum. My Sansui 5000x sure does, as do my old wharfedale speakers, they even have some ornate wood working. Remember, ten years prior, a hifi was a piece of furniture. For a long time, components still had to be beautiful. I consider old Grundig radios to be true art, though Crosley and Philcos were nice, too. Partcularly their desktop radios. You should check out Craigslist or ebay for Grundig, the woodworking was insane.
post #5753 of 17207
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I knew you would come over to the dark side. You must have been craving some current!biggrin.gif

I posted about it a while ago I thought...

I didn't get the V-CAN for the RS-1 explicitly, and honestly the sound didn't change going to the V-CAN over the setup I'd been using before; the V-CAN is quieter than one of my boxen, but about 1:1 with the PC's driver. They really don't need much to drive, and I have to drop my source level pretty aggressively to have any range on the V-CAN due to how high it's gain is setup.
post #5754 of 17207
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I knew you would come over to the dark side. You must have been craving some current!biggrin.gif

I posted about it a while ago I thought...

I didn't get the V-CAN for the RS-1 explicitly, and honestly the sound didn't change going to the V-CAN over the setup I'd been using before; the V-CAN is quieter than one of my boxen, but about 1:1 with the PC's driver. They really don't need much to drive, and I have to drop my source level pretty aggressively to have any range on the V-CAN due to how high it's gain is setup.


Grados (and other relatively sensitive, low impedance cans) need a buffer more so than an amp.

post #5755 of 17207
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post


Grados (and other relatively sensitive, low impedance cans) need a buffer more so than an amp.

What do you mean by "buffer"? Like a SET follower? Or what?
post #5756 of 17207
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post


Grados (and other relatively sensitive, low impedance cans) need a buffer more so than an amp.

What do you mean by "buffer"? Like a SET follower? Or what?


Any voltage follower, yes that would work.

post #5757 of 17207

thanks for the answers! I have my trust in my 325, it must be the mix..

post #5758 of 17207

^During what part of the song do you hear it? Coincidentally that's one of the test songs I used when I got my SR325s in the mail yesterday and I didn't hear any buzzing in it then or as I'm listening to it now. FWIW, I'm 99% sure I got mine from Amazon and I'm listening to it straight from my iPhone 4's headphone out.


Edited by nineohtoo - 12/10/12 at 1:37am
post #5759 of 17207

Don't know if anyone has come across or mentioned this before, but it caught my eye that the past couple days Grado Labs has paired up w/ Dolce & Gabbana to provide "fashion headphones" called DS2012. They simply look like GS1000(i) that were re-branded with the fashion name to justify the bumped up price tag of $1250. I could be wrong here and perhaps Grado did update the GS1000 for this offering, but I simply don't know (especially with what little information I have come across). At the very least it looks like Grado headphones are finally given an upgrade from the "pizza box." Let's hope that there were other changes.

 

  

post #5760 of 17207
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Originally Posted by niten View Post

Don't know if anyone has come across or mentioned this before, but it caught my eye that the past couple days Grado Labs has paired up w/ Dolce & Gabbana to provide "fashion headphones" called DS2012. They simply look like GS1000(i) that were re-branded with the fashion name to justify the bumped up price tag of $1250. I could be wrong here and perhaps Grado did update the GS1000 for this offering, but I simply don't know (especially with what little information I have come across). At the very least it looks like Grado headphones are finally given an upgrade from the "pizza box." Let's hope that there were other changes.

 

  

I sort of liked the pizza box. It's always a bit of a happy reminder that I'm getting grados.

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