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Restoration services for Grado SR100?

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Hi, new member here. I have browsed the forums for a while now but have just joined because I have a dilemma:

 

I have in possession a used pair of Grado SR-100 with red lettering. A director at work was going to toss it because it was a bit worn but I said I'd take them (lucky me!).

 

So, the SR100s have a few things to fix:

 

1. The plastic covering of the exterior (black) wire was a bit worn (about a 1/4" long worn area with about 1/8" opened and with the inner wires exposed. Inner wires are perfect.) I have wrapped electrical tape around the area to keep it from opening up more. (See below)

2. The little "SR100" plastic tab in the center of the right side cup is missing. There's a spot of glue left. (See above)

3. The left-side hinge at the end of the leather headband is loose, leaving the entire left cup to swivel quite a bit more than the right side cup. (See below)

4. The leather on the band is a bit worn but nothing major.

 

Are there restoration services for this kind of stuff? I did a search through the forums but either the places closed down or people have been restoring headphones themselves. I realize this is only cosmetic (they sound great), but I'd love to get them back to the way they used to be.

 

I'm in New York City, so anything local would be awesome.

 

Thanks so much!

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post #2 of 7

Remove the drivers and build yourself a new pair from the ground up. Check out some of the grado and magnum mod threads on here.

 

Or fix up the pair. If it was me, I'd prolly leave the cable alone, but you could replace it. Remove the other "tab" and replace the grilles with some I made myself  out of a trash can. I'd consider replacing the leather headband with an aftermarket one from headphone lounge.. but, I wouldn't worry about it. Superglue to fix the "hinge"

Grados are so modular, you can do anything with them.

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Remove the drivers and build yourself a new pair from the ground up. Check out some of the grado and magnum mod threads on here.

 

Or fix up the pair. If it was me, I'd prolly leave the cable alone, but you could replace it. Remove the other "tab" and replace the grilles with some I made myself  out of a trash can. I'd consider replacing the leather headband with an aftermarket one from headphone lounge.. but, I wouldn't worry about it. Superglue to fix the "hinge"

Grados are so modular, you can do anything with them.

 



Thanks, I'll check them out.

post #4 of 7

Have you looked into sending them back to Grado in Brooklyn for service?

 

wemedge

post #5 of 7

Ask Larry at headphile,

http://www.headphile.com/page5.html

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Have you looked into sending them back to Grado in Brooklyn for service?

 

wemedge

 

Yes. Unfortunately, they do not provide restoration services. Their customer service responded that if the sound works, then I should leave the headphones as they are.

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Ask Larry at headphile,

http://www.headphile.com/page5.html


Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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