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post #7681 of 18469
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Long time lurker here but thought i'd post seeing as how I will soon have 5 pairs of Grados.

SR80i
SR225i
SR325i

On the way to me:
PS500
RS-1 (with the buttons, semi-vintage i think????)

Not sure if i will keep all 5 yet. I'm kind of hoping (and kind of not) the RS1 can replace all the SR series, and I am hoping the PS500 gives me everything the RS1 can't while maintaining the Grado sauce.

 

Smart move, i think that the RS1 are a good complement to the PS500, that's like having your cake AND a glass of milk, and if you're satified with this combo, you can even sell you're SRs and get some money back, win, win. 

post #7682 of 18469
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
post #7683 of 18469
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

Smart move, i think that the RS1 are a good complement to the PS500, that's like having your cake AND a glass of milk, and if you're satified with this combo, you can even sell you're SRs and get some money back, win, win. 

That's what i am hoping for. If it all works out i will end up with an RS1, PS500 and ATH-WS99 for less than $1000. Plus I'll make back a bit more selling all the SRs.
post #7684 of 18469
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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post


This was fun to read. I listen to extreme metal, but I also grew up with, appreciate, and frequently listen to the artists that wrote the books. Particularly maiden, sabbath, The Ramones, Scorpions, Kansas, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and of course I also listen to a lot of power metal/death metal/thrash/punk/hardcore, particularly stuff from the late 80s and 90s.

There are some extreme metal bands out there with as much intricacy as the old greats. Try not to knock em. =p

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 I actually listen to a fair amount of extremity, but I always try to remember where it came from. I grew up on my parents reel to reel recordings of classic rock and folk music. My childhood was filled with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Who, the Doors, Peter Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and Papas, etc. I came up in the 80's....glad to hear Maiden and the Ramones still get respect.

post #7685 of 18469

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.

post #7686 of 18469
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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.

post #7687 of 18469
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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

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

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You didn't need to : you look just like your avatar, exactly the same hairdo ! Do you have a French hair dresser ? wink.gif
post #7688 of 18469
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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....

post #7689 of 18469
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

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?
post #7690 of 18469
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Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post


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.

post #7691 of 18469
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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.

post #7692 of 18469
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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.

post #7693 of 18469
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Originally Posted by Hellbishop View Post

 

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?

post #7694 of 18469
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Originally Posted by Bodycount View Post


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
post #7695 of 18469
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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