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Nice pic, never seen a Grado with the buttons mounted straight..

Haha thanks! XD I were supposed to jump use a random clock as my wallpaper but then Grado came into my mind biggrin.gif
post #9887 of 17263
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

@Joseph69 - thanks! Did you listen to the live performance break even or the original? The live performance is fine... Try listening to the song "Hurricanes" by The Script.. That's the harshest track with the Grado...

I going to have to re-borrow this Cd from a friend, being that when she loaned it to me I only imported (Break Even).

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Anyone have a recommendation of some parts to recable a Grado sr80?  I'm thinking more low-to-mid end.  I just want to stop the sound cutting out one driver.  I do have a solder gun.  I searched around and found tutorials, just not recent and non-expensive parts lists.  Thanks!

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I am thinking of making a felt mod with my Grados... How much will it improve the SQ?
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Originally Posted by exiton View Post
 

Anyone have a recommendation of some parts to recable a Grado sr80?  I'm thinking more low-to-mid end.  I just want to stop the sound cutting out one driver.  I do have a solder gun.  I searched around and found tutorials, just not recent and non-expensive parts lists.  Thanks!


you could resolder the existing wire, if it's just loose?

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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 


you could resolder the existing wire, if it's just loose?

 

It looks like the static is happening because of the y connection.  It's so finicky that it could be the speaker connection joint too. I may have to get a blow dryer and open them up to check.

post #9892 of 17263

I need finding new head amp for Grado ps500. listen to every thing from BIG to Beethoven. under 500

 

Articulate low base is a must!

 

No boom boom though.

 

Already have a Fubar 4 with no mods. Seems to be lacking in the low side reinforcement. I can use this for dac and invest more in the amp or am still open to an amp/ dac combo.

 

I recently purchased a Parasound Zdac. the Highs and mids are wonderfully accurate but when the base tries to kick in its more like a kitty than a lion. it almost seems to be distorted on the low side. And its not even close to half way up.

 

Recommendations ?

 

Any one else use the Zdac with the ps500?

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Originally Posted by gt462 View Post
 

I need finding new head amp for Grado ps500. listen to every thing from BIG to Beethoven. under 500

 

Articulate low base is a must!

 

No boom boom though.

 

Already have a Fubar 4 with no mods. Seems to be lacking in the low side reinforcement. I can use this for dac and invest more in the amp or am still open to an amp/ dac combo.

 

I recently purchased a Parasound Zdac. the Highs and mids are wonderfully accurate but when the base tries to kick in its more like a kitty than a lion. it almost seems to be distorted on the low side. And its not even close to half way up.

 

Recommendations ?

 

Any one else use the Zdac with the ps500?

The Little Dot 1+ is a popular amp around here. Especially because you can change the op-amps and roll the tubes to your sound preference. I own one and its really a nice inexpensive amp. I also own Shiit Magni/Modi combo, which I also think sounds nice for an inexpensive amp/dac. The Shiit Asguard/Bitfrost is also a popular amp/dac around here also, which is closer to your price of $500

I've never head the amp you own, so I don't know if these are a step up or down for you, just some recommendations, some from my experience and from others opinions.

post #9894 of 17263
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

The Little Dot 1+ is a popular amp around here. Especially because you can change the op-amps and roll the tubes to your sound preference. I own one and its really a nice inexpensive amp. I also own Shiit Magni/Modi combo, which I also think sounds nice for an inexpensive amp/dac. The Shiit Asguard/Bitfrost is also a popular amp/dac around here also, which is closer to your price of $500

I've never head the amp you own, so I don't know if these are a step up or down for you, just some recommendations, some from my experience and from others opinions.


joseph's suggestions are good, i'll add the schiit lyr in to the list too, i have it, its great with the 500, i have had the little dot 1+ before and loved it, the lyr does have better control of the bass, but the flexibility of the little dot does allow for more experimentation .

the lyr is under $500 new, you should be able to find one used for under $400

so, you currently have the zdac ?? if so, use it as your dac, and i'd go with the lyr , as i said, it does have lower and better controlled bass, not the the little dot is lacking, i just feel the lyr is better.

post #9895 of 17263

from tone audio mag's review of the rs1i:

"They may not appeal

 to those who crave the see-
 through transparency of the
 $1,000 Audeze LCD-2s, but
 there is something inherently
 special about the RS1i phones
 that makes them a solid bet

 for the long haul."

 

second that emotion !

post #9896 of 17263

The light still isn't ideal - but here is the new addition .....

 

700

 

700

 

700

post #9897 of 17263

love the button look !

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

The light still isn't ideal - but here is the new addition .....

 

700

 

700

 

700

congrats! 

I also love the old Rs1 with buttons! if you get a chance(if you haven't already), I recommend trying out these old Grados with some TTVJ Flat pads, they smooth out the highs and generally brought some much needed balanced to my old Rs1.

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

congrats! 

I also love the old Rs1 with buttons! if you get a chance(if you haven't already), I recommend trying out these old Grados with some TTVJ Flat pads, they smooth out the highs and generally brought some much needed balanced to my old Rs1.

 

Thanks :)

 

At the moment I can't imagine wanting to have any more bass with these RS1's - they sound pretty much perfect.  I had the TTVJ flats with my old woodied 325i's - so I know the sort of change they make. Loving the balance - and the texture and timbre are just stunning.

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Thanks :)

 

At the moment I can't imagine wanting to have any more bass with these RS1's - they sound pretty much perfect.  I had the TTVJ flats with my old woodied 325i's - so I know the sort of change they make. Loving the balance - and the texture and timbre are just stunning.

 

Beautiful!  It sounds like you scored a nice unit.  These upper models from Grado RS1 and RS1i, are actually a pretty good value at their cost.  If you were to spend more to go up to additional models, the sound would improve to a marginal degree.  However, you're wallet would feel like it was on fire since you'd be making a hefty investment.  Enjoy!

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