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My childhood was Maiden, Scorpions, Dio, Queensryche, AC/DC, Sabbath, Ozzy, Quiet Riot, etc, but as I got older and explored my music tastes, I moved on to mostly progressive and power metal, plus lots of extreme stuffs.

 

Also, I love Baroque.

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Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post

Hi,
can you help me?
I would like to buy a amp for my Grado Rs1i.
My choice is between the Mad Ear+ HD and the Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear Diamond Edition.
I saw that in the forum it's possible to find them used.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/660724/mapletree-audio-ear-purist-hd-headphone-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/667667/graham-slee-solo-ultra-linear-diamond-edition#post_9525092

can you suggest me which is the best amp for my Rsi1 and at the same time the best deal?

Thank you

I have experience with neither, so don't take my recommendation as your deciding factor, but on reputation alone, I would go with the Mapletree. I enjoy just searching Head-Fi for people's impressions of their Grados run out of a Mapletree biggrin.gif And that's a pretty decent deal too. I think the Ear+ HD is in the 700USD range when new.

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I don't really like it when people call it in to question.

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Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post

Hi,
can you help me?
I would like to buy a amp for my Grado Rs1i.
My choice is between the Mad Ear+ HD and the Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear Diamond Edition.
I saw that in the forum it's possible to find them used.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/660724/mapletree-audio-ear-purist-hd-headphone-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/667667/graham-slee-solo-ultra-linear-diamond-edition#post_9525092

can you suggest me which is the best amp for my Rsi1 and at the same time the best deal?

Thank you

MAD Ear+ HD unless you really don't want tubes....

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MAD Ear+ HD unless you really don't want tubes....

my only doubt on the tubes is that they seem fragile and require continuous maintenance. Is it true?
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my only doubt on the tubes is that they seem fragile and require continuous maintenance. Is it true?


No it is not true.  If you don't move your amp around, especially when the tubes are still warm, they should last a long time.

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My childhood was Maiden, Scorpions, Dio, Queensryche, AC/DC, Sabbath, Ozzy, Quiet Riot, etc, but as I got older and explored my music tastes, I moved on to mostly progressive and power metal, plus lots of extreme stuffs.

 

Also, I love Baroque.

You must have an older brother or Dad who was a metalhead.

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You must have an older brother or Dad who was a metalhead.

 

Or maybe the Gods Of Metal were calling to his head banging spirit eternal rising once more upon his blossoming new journey.

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Or maybe the Gods Of Metal were calling to his head banging spirit eternal rising once more upon his blossoming new journey.

That's quite a quote-the metal philosopher?

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my only doubt on the tubes is that they seem fragile and require continuous maintenance. Is it true?

Tube components can require a little more care than solid state equipment (tubes can run hot, don't like fingerprints, can burn out or fail and you need to turn off your amp after use and generally not leave it unattended) but that is part of the hobby.

Tubes themselves should last thousands of hours of regular use.


Edited by parbaked - 6/18/13 at 10:21am
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Are flats and comfies the same thing? It's hard to tell from reading all the posts.

It would be nice if someone can put together a comprehensive list all all the pads and naming conventions.
Edited by bassboysam - 6/18/13 at 11:38am
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Are flats and comfies the same thing? It's hard to tell from reading all the posts.

It would be nice if someone can put together a comprehensive list all all the pads and naming conventions.

 

 

Comfies = S-Cush = SR60/80/125

Bowls = L-Cush = SR225/325; RS1/2; PS500

Bagels = G-Cush = GS1000 & PS1000 these are over-ear

Flats are remakes by TTVJ of the original Grado pads that came on the HP-1000 and the earliest SR/RS cans.

 

I don't have comfies (S-Cush) but above are the TTVJ Flats on left and bowls (L-Cush) on right.

 

Comfies (S-Cush) look like this:

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

The large over-ear bagel pads are called G-Cush look like this.

 

 

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Comfies = S-Cush = SR60/80/125

Bowls = L-Cush = SR225/325; RS1/2; PS500

Bagels = G-Cush = GS1000 & PS1000 these are over-ear

Flats are remakes by TTVJ of the original Grado pads that came on the HP-1000 and the earliest SR/RS cans.

 

I don't have comfies (S-Cush) but above are the TTVJ Flats on left and bowls (L-Cush) on right.

 

Comfies (S-Cush) look like this:

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

The large over-ear bagel pads are called G-Cush look like this.

 

 

 

you have illuminated me. that makes a lot of these threads make so much more sense! thanks edit: does anyone know when Grado discontinued the flats?
Edited by bassboysam - 6/18/13 at 12:49pm
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I don't really like it when people call it in to question.

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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

My childhood was Maiden, Scorpions, Dio, Queensryche, AC/DC, Sabbath, Ozzy, Quiet Riot, etc, but as I got older and explored my music tastes, I moved on to mostly progressive and power metal, plus lots of extreme stuffs.

 

Also, I love Baroque.

You must have an older brother or Dad who was a metalhead.



my dad was, but I expanded my taste in my own during my teen years.
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

You must have an older brother or Dad who was a metalhead.

 

Or maybe the Gods Of Metal were calling to his head banging spirit eternal rising once more upon his blossoming new journey.


Where are you getting "he" from my display name? I even posted a few pics with my gear so people would stop misgendering me.

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you have illuminated me. that makes a lot of these threads make so much more sense!thanksedit: does anyone know when Grado discontinued the flats?
Early - mid 1990s
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