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post #91 of 203
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very nice. love the new more square shaped wood on them. nice akgs in the back too.biggrin.gif

 



I love them quite a bit too, both the aesthetics and the sound!

Don't know if you can notice in the picture though, the finish of the chambers is actually different, one is smooth, the other is like a brush finish or it could be describe as one is reflective and the other one is not....

Anyway, since I bought them, I've been applying natural oil to the chambers like 4 times a week, and try to polish the thing using only my fingers. Guess what, it worked, it is very slowly but certainly getting smoother and prettier.


Edited by Allforheather - 12/19/11 at 4:27pm
post #92 of 203

I picked up a semi vintage (possibly vintage B) RS1 off a fellow head-fier last month. I love them. punchy bass, wonderful mids (as I expected) and a smooth, sparkly treble (unexpected. I thought it would be more harsh).

 

these are the models that come in the old Grado box. They have buttons, semi circular cuts in the gimbals for the cables and have square rods. no serial number

 

a pic from the sale (too lazy to take a new one)

 

RTI7o.jpg

post #93 of 203
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aww u don't like jack? frown.gif

 

sub par!?!?

 

 



 



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some people like it, some people hate it (personally, I'm here), sub par is kind of harsh though....

 



It is sub-par, its like one step above Canadian mist. Pendelton is roughly the same price and SOOO much better, makers mark, Crown, DeWards and so many others are great.

post #94 of 203
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

I picked up a semi vintage (possibly vintage B) RS1 off a fellow head-fier last month. I love them. punchy bass, wonderful mids (as I expected) and a smooth, sparkly treble (unexpected. I thought it would be more harsh).

 

these are the models that come in the old Grado box. They have buttons, semi circular cuts in the gimbals for the cables and have square rods. no serial number

 

a pic from the sale (too lazy to take a new one)

 

RTI7o.jpg

same as my rs1. same description. except i sent mine in for repair and got a new headband. so now i have round rods, rs1i drivers, and a new headband (same one just newer)
 

 

post #95 of 203
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

I picked up a semi vintage (possibly vintage B) RS1 off a fellow head-fier last month. I love them. punchy bass, wonderful mids (as I expected) and a smooth, sparkly treble (unexpected. I thought it would be more harsh).

 

these are the models that come in the old Grado box. They have buttons, semi circular cuts in the gimbals for the cables and have square rods. no serial number

 

a pic from the sale (too lazy to take a new one)

 

RTI7o.jpg

Well done getting this nice set of headphones.

I remember when this pair was up for sale, I was tempted alright, unfortunately I already had a buttoned RS1 and could not justify buying another one. I particularly love the old box design over the current pizza one.



 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

same as my rs1. same description. except i sent mine in for repair and got a new headband. so now i have round rods, rs1i drivers, and a new headband (same one just newer)
 

 


I think getting the RS1i driver is nice, however I'd still prefer to have the square rods. In my experience they hold their position better and look nice as well. Can you post a picture showing the new drive and cloth without the pads?
 

 

post #97 of 203


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Originally Posted by NumLock View Post

Hey guys. Looking for a $200ish amp that pairs well with RS series Grados.

Thanks.


Another amp option that is well under $200 and is much better than a CMoy amp IMO is an O2 amp (Objective2) from Nwavguy as can be seen here.

It is a DIY project but there are people already selling these in the classified. Please check it out.
 

 

post #98 of 203
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

same as my rs1. same description. except i sent mine in for repair and got a new headband. so now i have round rods, rs1i drivers, and a new headband (same one just newer)
 

 



I actually prefer the square rods. I wonder how the new drivers sound over the old ones... I know at some point down the line, my curiosity will get the better of me and I'll have to pick up a pair of RS1i to compare. then they'll battle to earn their keep in my place.

post #99 of 203
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Originally Posted by willmax View Post

 


I think getting the RS1i driver is nice, however I'd still prefer to have the square rods. In my experience they hold their position better and look nice as well. Can you post a picture showing the new drive and cloth without the pads?
 

 



sorry for the crappy picture. but as you can see. black plastic casing, clear glue (old glue was yellow, perhaps from aging as well), and silver drivers  rather than the older more yellowish looking ones, they weren't pink, but they where some weird color lol. click on pic to make bigger.

 

DSC00783.JPG

post #100 of 203

Wow. My first post in 5 years. I bought my RS-1s about 6 years ago and achieved audio bliss so I swore to never come back to this website EVER AGAIN! . haha...

My Grado bowls dissolved on me, so I came back to this awesome community to sniff around for any new developments. Then I found this thread. I was wondering what generation of Grado's I have as it seems like nowadays there a bunch of different versions floating around. To help y'all out.

 

  • I have RS-1s
  • came in the pizza box
  • have a button
  • no serial #
  • black seal with fading brown glue
  • square rods

 

They sound better than ever, and I'm just wondering what they are classified as. I gotta say, they look sexy as hell and I'm surprised they ditched the button. Cutting costs perhaps?

 

Thanks guys!

 

 

post #101 of 203

you have the same ones i do. except mine came in a bigger box and there was a letter inside saying that due to the 9/11 attacks, their usual box supplier wasn't able to get them the boxes or something like that.

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Originally Posted by Anarchris View Post

Wow. My first post in 5 years. I bought my RS-1s about 6 years ago and achieved audio bliss so I swore to never come back to this website EVER AGAIN! . haha...

My Grado bowls dissolved on me, so I came back to this awesome community to sniff around for any new developments. Then I found this thread. I was wondering what generation of Grado's I have as it seems like nowadays there a bunch of different versions floating around. To help y'all out.

 

  • I have RS-1s
  • came in the pizza box
  • have a button
  • no serial #
  • black seal with fading brown glue
  • square rods

 

They sound better than ever, and I'm just wondering what they are classified as. I gotta say, they look sexy as hell and I'm surprised they ditched the button. Cutting costs perhaps?

 

Thanks guys!

 

 


Have a look here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/420092/classifying-versions-of-the-rs1-your-guide-work-in-progress

I've got a feeling yours might be the Classic A since it has got no serial numbers on them.

Let us know what do you think.
 

 

post #103 of 203

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post



sorry for the crappy picture. but as you can see. black plastic casing, clear glue (old glue was yellow, perhaps from aging as well), and silver drivers  rather than the older more yellowish looking ones, they weren't pink, but they where some weird color lol. click on pic to make bigger.

 

DSC00783.JPG

Thanks for the picture DG, I always wondered what type of adehesive does GRADO uses on their wood cup headphones.

post #104 of 203
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Originally Posted by willmax View Post


 


Have a look here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/420092/classifying-versions-of-the-rs1-your-guide-work-in-progress

I've got a feeling yours might be the Classic A since it has got no serial numbers on them.

Let us know what do you think.
 

 


 

mine are for sure classic A now. no doubt about it.

 

post #105 of 203
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Originally Posted by willmax View Post

 

Thanks for the picture DG, I always wondered what type of adehesive does GRADO uses on their wood cup headphones.



grado glue! tongue.gif

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