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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

    Same old, round and round goes the merry go-round    Many headphones deserve a sense of reservation unless owned for many months, the PS1000 remains a perfect  example of such a case.    I'd go further ~ unless you've mix and matched various DAC's and amps (very, very important) across...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Quote:    Mine are starting to develop some aesthetic 'character' you could say Focker  A few drizzles of rain here and there - they spend more time  outside than inside!
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    Grado Fan Club!

     Really enjoying the synergy with this stack comprising of the ALO MK3-B portable amp, Cypher Labs Algo  Solo DAC and the RS1's. I'm not noticing a huge increase in detail retrieval over let's say a bog stock  Apple Classic - the nuances are in the sense of space and separation on well known...
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    AKG K601 & K612 Pro Owners... UNITE!!

     Awhile back when I was still using a combination source of either the Asus STX and Auzentech Bravura PCI cards coupled with a few  DIY amps - I came very close to selling the ol' K601. I could not put my finger on it but the lack of control beyond the upper  mids just did not seem right. At...
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    ARRIVED: new Rega DAC

    Quote:    What sort of power cord are you using with the standard adapter?
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Quote:    I had the chance the other week to listen to a unit that *reportedly* was a beta-prototype HF1 used by John Grado  during development, it was sold to TTVJ and then supposedly passed on to Australian Grado nut who lives in Melbourne.    Overall I found them to be quite...
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    Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.

    Quote:    Had the golden opportunity the other day to audition the K1000 'Bass Heavy' version off a proper rig -  the DIY amp in question had at least 10 Watts in reserve so I assume they were properly powered :-)    Bottom end aside, these are still very much a reference headphone...
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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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    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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