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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

     Just a quick note on the successive generation at Grado HQ - I believe Jonathan runs the Grado facebook page and he also manned the Grado stand  at this year's CES show. No proof you could argue that he plans to make a long term career out of it but he is certainly involved in the day  to...
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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

     So many audio truisms in the one post Zanth     I'll just reiterate the one that really spoke to me    "Sometimes this means headphone A will be a better match for a track or album or heck a complete genre.  The argument that a statement product should be able to perform perfectly for...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Quote:    RS1's could never see the lining of a bin! :)    Just the perfect excuse to refurbish and re-cable them when that time comes ~ that is assuming that over time constant temperature contrasts  may eventually crack the mahogany shell - if that happens then they will be rather...
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    Review: Violectric HPA V200 amp

     Yes I can second that ~ the LCD3 is the only headphone that comes to mind off the bat that the V200 simply does not like. It makes  for a very muddy, warbly marriage
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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

    Quote:    Definitely ~ not to draw a long bow here for non believers or those yet to try a quality unit but I've really been enjoying  a very black background and low noise floor since I lashed out on some very decent power cords for my source but  in particular - the amp. The PS1000...
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    Grado Fan Club!

     I wonder if there is a future market out there for someone machining up some 'a la HP1000' all metal rods for the PS1000 :-)    Once the numbers pick-up it could be a made to order item that would sell - I for one would be glad to buy one.
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    Do cables "burn in"?

    Quote:    Hah - Touch-eeeh Mr Steve! That's the average over time, but I find that my input comes in bursts these days :)
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    Do cables "burn in"?

    Quote:    Agreed Lenni - it distorts a lot of impressions and it ends up being regurgitated on some thread. Reminds me of a time when a friend of mine  first auditioned the RSA Dark Star with his LCD's - it was during the day with road works taking place just across the road.  After a...
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    Do cables "burn in"?

    Quote:    Caelin has - infact unless sorely mistaken, he has developed a piece of test kit called the DTCD    http://shunyata.com/Content/DTCD-indepth.html    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXwRTzJZ7Y0&feature=channel&list=UL    End of the day, I still believe his forte lies...
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    Do cables "burn in"?

     As for blind tests ~ here's one you were not expecting. Just like those blind tests where the material is usually foreign   to the end user. I'd bet a very penny or two that your very own rig could have you blind tested against a range of unknown  sources and amps only for you to fail to...
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    Do cables "burn in"?

    Quote:    There in lies the quagmire - I'm the first to admit that many 'name brand' companies are peddling interconnects and power cords   that are made up entirely by virtue of guesstimates or even blatant deceit in order to make a dollar or two.    That should still not taint the...
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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

    Quote:    No worries Parula - let's just hope that the forthcoming replacement Denonmodels do not suffer from the same issue 
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    Do cables "burn in"?

     Well its clear that current research and tools will not offer up an immediate definite answer either way concerning this burn-in thread.    One thing that is interesting is that die hard skeptics always point the finger at cable makers as maintaining this snake  oil illusion of burning in...
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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

    Quote:    They're pretty rudimentary at the price point that's for sure ~ but then again so were all vintage classic Ferrari's - build quality?  Typically classic period Italiano - take with a grain of salt.    Back to the headphones though - the D5000 and DT990 may appear...
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