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post #451 of 6556
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Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

 

lol, its coming.  By the way your initial impressions when you first listened to the RS1e are the same as mine.  The burn in continues.

Yeah, I was really taken back by how bad they sounded at first... BUT they got much better, fairly quickly

post #452 of 6556
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Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

 

Uhh... I guess tomorrow I'll have to bring my dial calipers to compare.  I am waiting for someone to ask what the size of the exposed driver are.  :eek:

 

Not 50mm..

... images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTk7UY1CZqocHuTjHP4jR31FWxRaYj2D5Djj1WVq4gUQ-KfbLjTvw

post #453 of 6556
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Not 50mm..

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Here I was thinking by using digital calipers it would at least eliminate the debate on how to read them in the first place.  At least I posted pictures so people wouldn't' have to take me for my word.

post #454 of 6556
yeah well there's no convincing some folk. thanks for doing that. grado's not misleading anyone.
post #455 of 6556

So.. I look at that and I see an interior driver portion that is exactly the same as the older Grados - 40mm. so, y’know. case closed. Yet someone else thinks that the dead plastic ring around it - the 50mm ring - somehow counts as driver size. that’s not the driver.

 

that’s the whole point. from the very beginning, it was clear that the interior portion was the same 40mm as before, the small protruding plastic ring was 46 (which is the part on the current RS1 that sits inside the wood) and the fatter part inside was 50. but the actual open face was the same as before. that was all i was saying from the beginning and now we see it with numbers on a ruler instead of just eyeballing it.

 

anyway, whatever. it’s obvious some people are just going to think what they want despite the obvious pictures.

 

peace out. enjoy the phones, I look forward to side by side impressions with an RS1i if that can ever come about. If Grado could make an RS1 with the same wonderful midrange but better bass extension and less bass distortion that would be pretty darn great.

post #456 of 6556
Well, now that we've got official photographic evidence of the driver size, can we please move on and count the rings in the wood chambers?...
post #457 of 6556
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

So.. I look at that and I see an interior driver portion that is exactly the same as the older Grados - 40mm. so, y’know. case closed. Yet someone else thinks that the dead plastic ring around it - the 50mm ring - somehow counts as driver size. that’s not the driver.

 

that’s the whole point. from the very beginning, it was clear that the interior portion was the same 40mm as before, the small protruding plastic ring was 46 (which is the part on the current RS1 that sits inside the wood) and the fatter part inside was 50. but the actual open face was the same as before. that was all i was saying from the beginning and now we see it with numbers on a ruler instead of just eyeballing it.

 

anyway, whatever. it’s obvious some people are just going to think what they want despite the obvious pictures.

 

peace out. enjoy the phones, I look forward to side by side impressions with an RS1i if that can ever come about. If Grado could make an RS1 with the same wonderful midrange but better bass extension and less bass distortion that would be pretty darn great.

This was my point exactly.

 

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Originally Posted by gregorya View Post

Well, now that we've got official photographic evidence of the driver size, can we please move on and count the rings in the wood chambers?...

Yeah, so we know how old the trees where that they used!

post #458 of 6556

i've been doing my reading, trying to decide which grado will be my next purchase , i haven't placed a lot of importance on driver size, ring size, specs, or technical data offered here

i haven't paid a whole lot of attention to what numbers grado provides. i never do with any piece of gear.

all that stuff just isn't important to me.

i understand it is important to some folks. no skin off my back.

i can only speak for myself and to me its "much ado about nothing"

 

i'll be placing my order in the next couple of days for a rs1e, or a gs1000e, and i'll be sure and not do any measuring, and offer no scientific , nor technical data, to back up any statements i may make regarding how they sound. i may relate how i think they sound, and whether i enjoy it or not.

i may take a picture(not specifically of the "drivers") if folks just would like to see them.

 

sorry if anyone is disappointed

post #459 of 6556

Back on topic, what's the biggest improvement in sound? I have the older 80i and would like to step up...225e? 325e? What say ye?

post #460 of 6556
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i've been doing my reading, trying to decide which grado will be my next purchase , i haven't placed a lot of importance on driver size, ring size, specs, or technical data offered here

i haven't paid a whole lot of attention to what numbers grado provides. i never do with any piece of gear.

all that stuff just isn't important to me.

i understand it is important to some folks. no skin off my back.

i can only speak for myself and to me its "much ado about nothing"

 

i'll be placing my order in the next couple of days for a rs1e, or a gs1000e, and i'll be sure and not do any measuring, and offer no scientific , nor technical data, to back up any statements i may make regarding how they sound. i may relate how i think they sound, and whether i enjoy it or not.

i may take a picture(not specifically of the "drivers") if folks just would like to see them.

 

sorry if anyone is disappointed

No disappointment here!

Congratulations on either headphone you get Jay. And hearing is believing what you like, which is what its all about…what you like!

​Never bothered with looking at graphs myselfif it sound good too me…then it is!

post #461 of 6556

Now I'm confused, does the 325e terminate in a 1/8 or 1/4 ?

post #462 of 6556
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Originally Posted by Redstrand View Post
 

Now I'm confused, does the 325e terminate in a 1/8 or 1/4 ?

The 325e is terminated in1/8".

Only the GS/PS1000e's are terminated in 1/4", all other model are terminated in1/8".

post #463 of 6556

I just thought I'd add my two cents regarding the e series driver size debate.

 

The way I see it, this debate shouldn't have occured, simply because a driver's frame should never be included in the mesurements. Just imagine, in a few years, Grado says ''We now have a new 55mm driver, replacing the old 50mm,driver'',  but it turns out that the extra 5mm, is because the new frame is 5mm thicker. I think it would be misleading.

 

I'm a sucker for details, and judging from some of the previous posts, I'm not alone.

 

That being said, this is not a subjective matter, it's simple mathematics, so, as far as I'm concerned,  Grado has no excuses for getting this wrong, thus creating all this confusion.

 

Now, I too can't wait for some more impressions regarding the e series's sound quality. Who knows I might end up selling my beloved PS1000 to get the new PS1000e.

post #464 of 6556

Glad too see your able to post again, welcome back!

:beerchug:

post #465 of 6556
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

The 325e is terminated in1/8".

Only the GS/PS1000e's are terminated in 1/4", all other model are terminated in1/8".

Ah coolness, I liked the previous model, just didn't like the idea having to use and adapter all the time...I lose things..lol

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