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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

The 5751 has lower gain than the 12AX7, hence less impact and slam.

The important thing is how Lloyd designs the amp to utilize the different tubes and their designs.

I've never heard of anyone not being thrilled by the stock tubes Lloyd provides. (In my case NOS Rogers, which are Canadian Phillips).

You will be fine with whatever tubes the good Dr. prescribes....

 

I switched from 12ax7 to 5751 tubes in my Bellari HA540 tube amp a while ago and have never looked back. It is an OTL design so you are really "listening to the tube" and the 5751 is definitely mellower (the sweetest midrange you ever heard with Grado RS1 or PS500). The nos 5751's are far superior - my favorites are a Mazda triple mica and RCA blackplate (expensive but worth it). My main amp now is a Woo WA7 which is a whole different beast and offers a more detailed sound, but the 5751 is an awesome tube in the right application!

post #9782 of 18503
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Man, not for nothing, but I understand the function of the volume pot  :wink_face:

 

 

Yes.  I can understand that as most of us would be able to maintain proper control.  My comment though was mostly in regard to an "Accident" happening as those can occur.

post #9783 of 18503
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Yes.  I can understand that as most of us would be able to maintain proper control.  My comment though was mostly in regard to an "Accident" happening as those can occur.

Oh yeah, those...

 

Watch, once I explain how anal I am about these things, including turning off the volume 30 years after my last turntable 'incident', I will do something so stupid and funny that I will just have to share it with all the grado-philes and wait for the inevitable 'told-you-so"

 

So let me not bring the wrath of the gods of irony down upon my head, and give you a simple thank-you for the reminder :D

post #9784 of 18503

i've been fortunate the time or two i forgot to unplug, during powering up, and down, and switching from speakers to headphones etc

the lyr could make something go poof real quick

post #9785 of 18503

Question for all you Grado-heads (am I in the right thread? :gs1000smile:), does anybody listen to Muse in particular with their Grados? If so, how does it sound and on which Grados in particular have you listened to them?

 

Thanks! 

post #9786 of 18503
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Originally Posted by shirazir View Post

Question for all you Grado-heads (am I in the right thread? gs1000.gif ), does anybody listen to Muse in particular with their Grados? If so, how does it sound and on which Grados in particular have you listened to them?

Thanks! 

Yes. 225i it is!
post #9787 of 18503
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

The 5751 has lower gain than the 12AX7, hence less impact and slam.

The important thing is how Lloyd designs the amp to utilize the different tubes and their designs.

I've never heard of anyone not being thrilled by the stock tubes Lloyd provides. (In my case NOS Rogers, which are Canadian Phillips).

You will be fine with whatever tubes the good Dr. prescribes....

Thanks again for the info and reassurance about Lloyd and the Ear+HD.

After reading about the 12AX7 I was glad to hear that was the tube that he is going to use in the amp, because I really like to hear impact and slam. After listening to the amp the way it comes for awhile. I'll try the 5751 down the road so I can compare them both and also have a mellower sound if I want.

 

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Originally Posted by shirazir View Post
 

Question for all you Grado-heads (am I in the right thread? :gs1000smile:), does anybody listen to Muse in particular with their Grados? If so, how does it sound and on which Grados in particular have you listened to them?

 

Thanks! 

I downloaded (resistance) by Muse, and I listened to it through my 80's and 325's (haven't listened to it with the RS1's yet), but I will tell you it sounds AWESOME through these two headphones!!! It is recorded very well IMO and wouldn't ever think it could sound bad through any Grado.

post #9788 of 18503
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Originally Posted by shirazir View Post

Question for all you Grado-heads (am I in the right thread? gs1000.gif ), does anybody listen to Muse in particular with their Grados? If so, how does it sound and on which Grados in particular have you listened to them?

Thanks! 

i find "Showbiz" to be not bright enough for better headphones, not just Grados,(maybe i need to re-rip it someday?)

Matthew Bellamy loves classical instruments, and i find them to sound amazing on Grados (owning the SR80i, RS2, and GR10) bass guitar is also outstanding (listening right now with the GR10) while i believe that the RS2's immerse you in the whole thing going on in their rougher tunes.

my source isn't completely neutral though, so it is hard to decide wether it's the Grados or the player.

String instruments (acoustic)do sound Alive on the Grados, and Muse uses them more than enough, making for a great listen.

I love them, and my Grados definitely do them right.
post #9789 of 18503
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Thanks again for the info and reassurance about Lloyd and the Ear+HD.

After reading about the 12AX7 I was glad to hear that was the tube that he is going to use in the amp, because I really like to hear impact and slam. After listening to the amp the way it comes for awhile. I'll try the 5751 down the road so I can compare them both and also have a mellower sound if I want.

 

I downloaded (resistance) by Muse, and I listened to it through my 80's and 325's (haven't listened to it with the RS1's yet), but I will tell you it sounds AWESOME through these two headphones!!! It is recorded very well IMO and wouldn't ever think it could sound bad through any Grado.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


i find "Showbiz" to be not bright enough for better headphones, not just Grados,(maybe i need to re-rip it someday?)

Matthew Bellamy loves classical instruments, and i find them to sound amazing on Grados (owning the SR80i, RS2, and GR10) bass guitar is also outstanding (listening right now with the GR10) while i believe that the RS2's immerse you in the whole thing going on in their rougher tunes.

my source isn't completely neutral though, so it is hard to decide wether it's the Grados or the player.

String instruments (acoustic)do sound Alive on the Grados, and Muse uses them more than enough, making for a great listen.

I love them, and my Grados definitely do them right.
 
I think I'm sold on the Sr80i but would you lads say there's a night and day difference between the 80s and perhaps the 225s?
post #9790 of 18503
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Originally Posted by hsubox View Post


TBH, I haven't really listened to my Q701s since I got my RS1i.... It may well be time to sell them. I really want to try the PS500!

Yea...the Q701 is my gaming headphone....I do not use it much for music.

 

I also would like to get the PS500 someday.

 

I think I would just about be set then....I am pretty darn happy right now with RS1i and MAD EAR combo.

 

Also, the 5751 tube in my MAD EAR has so darn much detail, that I hate to take it out.

 

I may try some other tubes later on, but the sound this amp produces is off the hook :L3000:


Edited by whirlwind - 10/10/13 at 3:40pm
post #9791 of 18503

Hey has anyone tried SR125i's with the jumbo pads? :)
Got me some ordered the other day and I can't wait to try it...
I'll probably lose some bass but I could always vent the drivers?  Has anyone any advice against venting?

post #9792 of 18503
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

 

I am pretty darn happy right now with RS1i and MAD EAR combo.

 

Also, the 5751 tube in my MAD EAR has so darn much detail, that I hate to take it out.

 

I may try some other tubes later on, but the sound this amp produces is off the hook :L3000:

Your killing me!!! I cant wait to hear my Ear+HD. Lloyd along with the e-mail about the tubes yesterday said he was waiting for chassis's to come in today so hopefully I won't be waiting all that long.

post #9793 of 18503
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Originally Posted by shirazir View Post
I think I'm sold on the Sr80i but would you lads say there's a night and day difference between the 80s and perhaps the 225s?

 

 

The SR80i's are IMO an Excellent headphone! I've never heard the 225's, but I do own the SR325is's, and there is a difference from the two, and to me, yes it is night & day but...this doesn't mean that I'm saying one is better than the other at all, they are just different.

I'll put it to you this way, if I had to part with one or the other the 80's may actually sound more life like (live) than the 325's, so I would let my 325's go before the 80's. There is just something about the 80's that makes me really enjoy them, to me they have a raw sound to them that is just amazing, especially for a $99.00 headphone. They will always be special to me! 

post #9794 of 18503
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Hey has anyone tried SR125i's with the jumbo pads? :)
Got me some ordered the other day and I can't wait to try it...
I'll probably lose some bass but I could always vent the drivers?  Has anyone any advice against venting?

 

I have a pair of Allessandro MS1i headphones, which are in the same league as the SR-125i.  I haven't tried the G-Cush pads on them yet.  But, can later tonight and post some impressions.

 

As to venting, I'm normally against it due to potential quality of bass.  You might get more bass, but not always more / better bass - if that makes sense.  However, I've recently learned that Grado does "vent" some of the drivers in their headphones and the PS-500 does come to mind.  I need to find the thread where it listed the models they vent, and how many holes they open on them.  I think the PS-1000 was on the list, as well as the GS-1000i, too.  I don't think any models below the PS-500 were on that list, though.  I do have the PS-500 and have been trying to look through the screens to verify this.  But, I don't have a good light source to fully confirm it and I don't want to open the cups up just to check.

post #9795 of 18503
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Hey has anyone tried SR125i's with the jumbo pads? :)
Got me some ordered the other day and I can't wait to try it...
I'll probably lose some bass but I could always vent the drivers?  Has anyone any advice against venting?

 

I tried it with MS1i (as Wayne said - similar to the SR80i).   Increased sound stage, but bass retreats and mids get sucked out.  Highs get very hot (tizzy).  I din't enjoy it.  YMMV

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

I have a pair of Allessandro MS1i headphones, which are in the same league as the SR-125i.  I haven't tried the G-Cush pads on them yet.  But, can later tonight and post some impressions.

 

Wayne - will be interesting to hear your views.  I found I could get used to them if I wore them for long enough for my ears to adjust - but was never a fan.  Bowls sounded good on them though.

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