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    Orpheus HEV 90 Instruction Manual?

    Thanks- also for the secret decoder ring.   Is there a Technical or Service Manual? Information like- how to get the tube covers off and how to bias the amp?   Thanks Mitch
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    Joseph Grado Signature Product "HP2i" upgraded HP 1000 headphone; information journal and comparative review (on hiatus :/)

    Amazing how things have changed. I had my HP2's drivers replaced by Joe in maybe 2006 and he did it over the weekend. I got Flat Pads when they didn't exist.   Sad how it's turned out.     Mitch
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    Grado PS-1...Wow!

    The World as I see it: When I started visiting Head-Fi there were High-End Headphones readily available and more would come into production. But there really wasn’t much in the way of High End Headphone amps. At the time the RKV MKII and Melos SHA Gold were some of the higher end ones short...
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    Grado PS-1...Wow!

    It's easy to over estimate demand and under estimate cost. Or find out who had the PS-1's made and make them an offer to try to get them re-released? All this is a fantasy without John Grados participation. It's nice to think of what could be instead of complaining about what is. Mitch
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    Grado PS-1...Wow!

    “If we want innovation in the market, maybe the onus should be on us.” I wish I knew what the PS-1’s cost upfront to do? It couldn’t have been more than $100K or $200K since they sold for $1200 or $1400 and people made money off of them. There’s no way they cost $1000 each to make. It had to...
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    Grado PS-1...Wow!

    From what I've read I agree whole heartedly with Zanths summation- 250 sets of parts with the highest SN I’ve heard of being 168 (there are some un-numbered ones out there). I believe Todd brought in about 36 pairs- he imported them for about 18 months at 2 a month. I believe Grado could...
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    The leather on my Edition 9s bothers me.. non-animal solutions?

    If you had any “values” concerning this subject you wouldn't have bought them in the first place. Leather is an amazing product and no man made material comes close. I enjoy and cherish leather. I don’t take it for granted and putting it to proper use is the utmost respect we can give. Mitch
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    Musician's Forum?

    Instead of trying to be everything would it be possible to partner with some one like Steve Hoffman and his site at Steve Hoffman Info Site | Home It might work as a 2-way street and bring new blood to Head-Fi and Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Mitch
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    Generation change at headfi?

    Yes things seem to have changed- instead of talking about the qualities and intricate details of the gear there’s more threads questioning whether headphones, amps etc are worth the money. Whether some ones product line is over priced. For me there seems to be less detailed analysis of the...
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    Can a $7000 amplifier be a bargain?

    Yes! If it gives that ear to ear grin, makes you smile when you look at it, encourages you to make time during a busy day to hear it, you look forward to listening to it, it makes your music collection interesting, lets your music sound new and fresh- Then it was money well spent...
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    Headroom amps: too pricey?

    Look at the number of posts and look at the join dates of the members complaining. Maybe you're in the wrong hobby? Maybe you’ve never heard the items you are questioning? Maybe you don’t understand business? Maybe you don’t understand what it takes to create a market that didn’t really exist...
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    Ridiculously high Paypal charges or simply rip off

    It's the cost of doing business. I get back that “cost of doing business” by having a larger customer base, more confidant customers, the ability to take credit cards and some security (double security by using a credit card). Add to that the ability to ship immediately upon payment instead...
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    "I myself am rather enamored of the Remington 700." I always wanted one but never get to shoot any distance worthy of it. Picked this up locally Thursday. Mitch
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    Post the last thing you bought. Oh fun!

    Sig Sauer X5 L1 9mm Mitch
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    Shippers Beware

    I hope your Grados don't end up Under something like that. If that box full of 60 pounds of Lead lands on your Grados- it''s not the Post Offices Fault- It's the idiot who shipped the 60 pounds of Leads Fault. Mitch