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  1. BobinNJ

    Grado Fan Club!

    OK, not sure if this is this is the appropriate thread, or if this should go to Grado mods.  I've always felt that my RS-1s should not only sound better, but be more comfortable to wear. I've been experimenting with using the G-cush earpads, but like other have found, much of the bass disappears...
  2. BobinNJ

    post your grado mods....

    OK, I just did a search on the entire site, but didn't get a hit. I can't believe I'm the only person who has tried to trim down a pair of G Cush pads for RS1is?  I took about of a 1/4" off the dense foam at the inner edge to bring the drivers closer in.  Sound is close to the C Cush with much...
  3. BobinNJ

    Grado RS1i Impressions thread

    Quote: The big bowls that come standard on the GS & PS 1000.  I'd say, if you are going to try to modify them, be sure to trim a little at a time and try them till you like the sound.  You have to cut them, as I found sanding didn't do much.
  4. BobinNJ

    Grado RS1i Impressions thread

    In a couple of words, the tape improved the bass, the shortening of the cushions was an additional improvement to the bass as well as the midrange at the expense of a little soundstage, but not nearly as much as the flats, in my opinion.  I put 5965s instead of the 12ax7s in the amp to control...
  5. BobinNJ

    sr225i R Clip Defect?

    Were these "store bought" Grados, or did you buy them used?  It looks like the headband is an after-market replacement (a nice one, don't get me wrong), but that one half of the right block was installed upside down.  Not a huge problem, more cosmetic than anything else.
  6. BobinNJ

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    I have LCD-2 Rev1s & Beyer T1s, I find they co-exist very well. They do sound quite different, but I think that's a great thing. If the intention is to replace one with the other, well, then I understand the concern. Hell, I went from Grado RS-1s to the LCD-2s, Now, that's an adventure!
  7. BobinNJ

    FS Rega P1 Turntable w/ upgraded platter

    Bump for price change: For sale: Rega P1 turntable with the stock Ortofon OM 5e cartridge - low hours, about 100. Includes the platter upgrade as used on the more expensive P3 model. Double boxed in the original packing. Cover in excellent condition as it was never used & stored in the original...
  8. BobinNJ

    Realistic expectations vs Diminishing returns

    OK, I know this is an "Apples vs Oranges" question, but I'm going to ask.  I recently upgraded my Phono setup from a budget table to something more midfi.  I like the sound, but being an want-to-be audiophile, I did an A-B comparison; analog vs digital.  They were close, closer then I would have...
  9. BobinNJ

    FS Grado SR-325i

    I had them for three years. Not sure how many hours, maybe 800-1000.  I can guarantee, they are broken in!
  10. BobinNJ

    Wadia 170i compatible with emCore Rockbox?

    It's in the Portable Source Gear section:
  11. BobinNJ

    Wadia 170i compatible with emCore Rockbox?

    I don't think it will.  I have a classic 160 that I recently rockboxed and the Pure I-20 dock I was using will no longer work.  The solution seems to be a dual boot capability for the Ipod, so you can run either Rockbox or iOS, but it's still "in development", I believe.  There is an entire...
  12. BobinNJ

    FS Grado SR-325i

    Bump for additional info & change to status.
  13. BobinNJ

    FS Grado SR-325i

    I have a set of SR-325is that are no longer getting the use they deserve.  I've had them for 3+ years, and were purchased new.  Condition I would conservatively place at 9/10.  I'll throw in a set of TTVJ flats.  I have the original box & warrenty info.  Asking Sold plus shipping. Thanks
  14. BobinNJ

    Cannot Rip purchased CDs

    +1 on Exact Audio Copy.  My only complaint is that the disk must be in good shape or the rip process slows to a crawl.
  15. BobinNJ

    Grado RS series Owner club!

    # 7377 RS1i.  Serial number on the yoke block and the cups.
  16. BobinNJ

    Full size headphone store

    The real problem is selling everyone else on making this work.  As you stated, the manufactures haven't responded, they will only wholesale to a store with a viable business plan.  Same goes for the banks you would need to get financing from and the mall you want to rent space from.  That said...
  17. BobinNJ

    T1 vs HD600/50 in value, comfort ect.

    I'm listening to T1's as I write this.  While they can be a bit sibilant, they are nothing compared to Grados in that respect.  I think they are the perfect headphone for tube amplification; they really benefit from tube warmth.  I also own a pair of HD600's, and while the sound signature is...
  18. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    Doesn't seem that the LCD-2s are a good match for the Super II as well.  Bloated base & definately runs out of steam during more complicated passages.  VERY BUMMED!  I'm going to let the amp burn in today and try again tonight.  I love the RS1s, but I really got to enjoy the LCD-2s tight base...
  19. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    OK, Super II has arrived!  I'll give it a few days of break in before I'll comment.  So far, it's a significant improvement over the Darkvoice 336SE I had been using.  I can't wait to start tube rolling.
  20. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    ON THE WAY!!!  Already bought Gold Lion & Groove Tube EL84s & GE 5 star TMBP 5751s.
  21. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    Well, I'm next on the queue!  YEAH!!!!
  22. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    Thanks for your comments, it makes me feel better.  I have a constant feeling that I'm at least 2 years behind everyone else when it comes to "What's Hot".  Maybe that's a good thing.
  23. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    I want to pose a question; It seems that the amount of discussion about the EAR+ has died down quite a bit.  Is there a reason?  Is it the rise of the Orthos, and the apparent inability of the EAR+ to drive them, or is there just better (or less expensive) alternatives that have become...
  24. BobinNJ

    MAD Ear+ Purist HD thread.

    I know this thread has been dormant for a while, but I'd like to pose a question.  I have a EAR+ HD on order from Dr. Peppard, after reading much about the way this amp matches with both RS1is & Senn HD-600s.  That being said, I've been putting some serious thought to getting HE-500s.  How does...