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post #6376 of 17255

I am finally ready to chime in here. I have been a Grado fan starting with phono carts since 1980. In about 1998 I got SR60's and SR225's. They lasted me until 2010 when I started taking head-fi seriously, goodbye wallet...

I now have SR325's, RS1i's, PS500 and PS1000. The 325's are wonderful when they break in. The RS1i's are smooth and rich with a little tendency toward darkness, but not much. The PS500's give a bigger soundstage, and mine do not seem to overemphasize bass but seem just right. When listening to opera I hear the performers sliding around the stage in their slippers with the RS1i's, but with the PS500 I also hear how far they are from the walls.

The PS1000's present everything in seemingly correct perspective and capture almost microscopic detail. They are

very involving and every type of music is well-represented, though I don't play them loud enough to satisfy me with

rock. I believe I could but just won't chance it...

 

I use a Bottlehead Smack amp or the headphone jack in my AVA Transcendance 8+ preamp. The PS1000's give me the same presentation as my Tannoy Canterbury SE's. As a result, I am no longer on the merry-go-round and will not buy

any more gear unless the lottery selects me, then that is another listL3000.gif
 

post #6377 of 17255

Douger in the house! 

post #6378 of 17255

Hey Focker, hope you're doing well! It took me a while to decide what to write, and long enough to write it...beyersmile.png

post #6379 of 17255
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Originally Posted by Douger333 View Post

I am finally ready to chime in here. I have been a Grado fan starting with phono carts since 1980. In about 1998 I got SR60's and SR225's. They lasted me until 2010 when I started taking head-fi seriously, goodbye wallet...
I now have SR325's, RS1i's, PS500 and PS1000. The 325's are wonderful when they break in. The RS1i's are smooth and rich with a little tendency toward darkness, but not much. The PS500's give a bigger soundstage, and mine do not seem to overemphasize bass but seem just right. When listening to opera I hear the performers sliding around the stage in their slippers with the RS1i's, but with the PS500 I also hear how far they are from the walls.
The PS1000's present everything in seemingly correct perspective and capture almost microscopic detail. They are
very involving and every type of music is well-represented, though I don't play them loud enough to satisfy me with
rock. I believe I could but just won't chance it...

I use a Bottlehead Smack amp or the headphone jack in my AVA Transcendance 8+ preamp. The PS1000's give me the same presentation as my Tannoy Canterbury SE's. As a result, I am no longer on the merry-go-round and will not buy
any more gear unless the lottery selects me, then that is another list:L3000:

 

Great post. Really gave me a good perspective on the differences between the more popular models. I've had the sr80i's and the sr225i's within the past year. Haven't heard any of the other models, but i'm really interested in the ps500's. Probably won't be until next year before I can afford them. You've done a good job of making the wait harder.
post #6380 of 17255
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Originally Posted by Douger333 View Post

Hey Focker, hope you're doing well! It took me a while to decide what to write, and long enough to write it...beyersmile.png

 

 

Thanks, my friend...I hope you're well, too! And as Joval said, that was a great post...anytime you can induce even more drool for those of us with higher end Grados on the radar, I'd say you hit the mark! haha. 

post #6381 of 17255
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So for someone who finds the RS-1 treble bang-on, how would you put the PS-1000 into that?

 

It takes what we love about the RS-1i and improves everything else. My friend says it solved all his issues with the RS-1i as well...

post #6382 of 17255

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Grado Sr-325 you should try.

post #6383 of 17255
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

 

It takes what we love about the RS-1i and improves everything else. My friend says it solved all his issues with the RS-1i as well...

 

I second that, after almost a year of ownership, i still aven't found anything to complain about my PS1000. As far as i'm concerned they have it all, bass, mids, highs, are all spot on, they have a wide and deep soundstage, and they're lightning fast.

 

My GS1000 hardly see any action, and even my HP1000 get less head time. They say that perfection doesn't exist, so i'm giving the PS1000 a 99.9 %, score.

post #6384 of 17255

you guys are killing us me with all this PS1000 talk!  I was just about to give Oprah Satan a call to offer up my SOUL head-fi gears to buy me one of them thangs.tongue.gif

 

......I settled for an Rs1i instead...........for now!evil_smiley.gif

 

after I decide between my Rs2 and soon to come Rs1i, one of them is getting the axe in favor of the PS500...(p r o b a b l y)

post #6385 of 17255
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

you guys are killing us me with all this PS1000 talk!  I was just about to give Oprah Satan a call to offer up my SOUL head-fi gears to buy me one of them thangs.tongue.gif

 

......I settled for an Rs1i instead...........for now!evil_smiley.gif

 

after I decide between my Rs2 and soon to come Rs1i, one of them is getting the axe in favor of the PS500...(p r o b a b l y)


There's only a very small difference between the RS1i and the PS500... So just go for the PS1000!!!

post #6386 of 17255

I am definitely considering this for my future upgrade. I'm assuming the Rs1i's are still a good compliment to the PS1000 right?

post #6387 of 17255
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

I am definitely considering this for my future upgrade. I'm assuming the Rs1i's are still a good compliment to the PS1000 right?

 

My RS1is are on extended loan to a close friend... PS1000 for me!

post #6388 of 17255

If I were ever going to upgrade from my RS1i...... I would consider the PS1000

 

My only concern would be that they look pretty heavy...are they?

 

My RS1i is very , very light on my head....I can tell the difference in weight between the RS1i and the 325.

 

I would also have to get rid of my RS1i if I ever upgraded to the PS100, as I could not justify keeping both pair for the amount of money that would be tied up.

 

I would love to listen to the PS1000 to hear and feel the weight difference.

post #6389 of 17255
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

 

I would love to listen to the PS1000 to hear and feel the weight difference.

same here. I had an LCD2 and it was pretty heavy and uncomfortable. I took a chance on buying an Rs2, since after owning an sr125i and 225i I swore I would never buy another Grado again. Boy was I surprised with the Rs2, I fell in love with it and I got rid of the LCD2 and never looked back.

Anyhow, I would love to hear the PS1000, but I'm not a big fan of the big cups and bowls, I wish it was in the form of the Ps-1.


Edited by wormsdriver - 3/10/13 at 7:20am
post #6390 of 17255
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

same here. I had an LCD2 and it was pretty heavy and uncomfortable. I took a chance on buying an Rs2, since after owning an sr125i and 225i I swore I would never buy another Grado again. Boy was I surprised with the Rs2, I fell in love with it and I got rid of the LCD2 and never looked back.

Anyhow, I would love to hear the PS1000, but I'm not a big fan of the big cups and bowls, I wish it was in the form of the Ps-1.

I hear you man, I know exactly where you are coming from.

 

I hear one of the biggest complaints of Grado's is they are not comfortable.

 

My RS1i are nothing but light...very, very comforftable, as I wear them for hours at a time, and they make guitars sing.

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