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post #661 of 671
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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post

Yes.

Wow, they must be releasing these as they're produced, like a few at a time. Glad to hear that Grado are still making them.
post #662 of 671
When I emailed Grado about them, they flat out told me they were not making any more. I guess they were wrong? Lol
post #663 of 671

Could've been a notification glitch with the distributor (turntablelab.com).

post #664 of 671
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Could've been a notification glitch with the distributor (turntablelab.com).

Have you tried emailing them (TTL) about it?
post #665 of 671

No. I didn't bother.  If it was true, most likely it was a very, very small quantity.  I hope to hear them at a meet some day.

post #666 of 671

On top of sounding very good, another thing that the Bushmills have going for them, for me at least, is their headband, I think that it is THE, best I have seen on any Grados, the leather feels nicer than that of my HP1000, and it has more padding. I also like the caramel color too.

 

I use the L-cush on mine, and to me, they're even more comfortable than the RS1 and the GS1000, keep in mind though, that I have ''Grado ears'', meaning smallish.

 

I'm tickled to death to be one of the relatively few who are lucky enough to own them, a bit like the feeling that my HP1000 bring. Now, I don't think that they'll go up in value as much as the HP1000 has, but who knows!, I doubt that Joe knew that his beloved HP1000 would end up selling for 3 to 4 times what they were selling for back in the early 90's.

 

And even though I've been spoiled by my GS/HP/PS1000, I know that I would be perfectly happy with the Bushmills X, as my one and only pair of headphones.

post #667 of 671
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I'm tickled to death to be one of the relatively few who are lucky enough to own them, a bit like the feeling that my HP1000 bring.

Does anyone know how many were produced?

post #668 of 671

I wish I knew, but considering how little time it took for them to be sold out, there probably weren't more than a few hundreds produced. If I remember correctly they sold within less than 24 hours

 

I think that, the Bushmills are a great deal. They sound VERY good, so good in fact, that I even prefer them to the RS1i. Also they look good too, plus, they have the best looking and feeling headband of ANY Grado. And finally, they have the best pakaging of any other Grados.

 

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

post #669 of 671
My guess... 50 per batch. There we at least two batches, and maybe even a third.

The barrels used for the BxG is likely White American Oak, and there are very few ex-Bourbon barrel staves that would be wide enough to use for Grado's purposes. I can imagine how limited it would be just based on only having two or three usable staves from each barrel!
post #670 of 671

I want it !!!

post #671 of 671
Pardon my asking but what sound signature do these cans offer? Curious what a fully timbered closed air vent does to the sound.
TIA.
Edited by XLR8 - 10/2/14 at 6:52pm
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