Grado PS-1 First Impressions
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I received my PS-1s today along with my EAR HP-4. I quickly converted the HP-4 to U.S. voltage and got underway listening. I had been listening to my 650s on my Max for the last month, so I have gotten used to that general sound.

PS-1+Max - Not a bad combo, crossfeed makes almost no difference in terms of positioning, and actually differs from the 650 in that is seems to make the sound a little brighter (whereas with the 650s the bass can feel somewhat bloated). I had the RS-1s for about a week (I will get them back soon to do a comparison) and was not too thrilled with their sound out of the Max. The PS-1s definately have a different presentation (from what I can remember). The image is still very detailed, but definately not as bright as the RS-1. The bass is deep and textured. the combo doesnt sound as natural as the 650s+Max though, so given the choice I would probably prefer the 650s here given the other components in my system (see profile or sig).

PS-1+HP-4 - Listening to this as I type. Beautiful sound. In comparison to the max, the warmer sound really makes the PS-1s shine. Ive tested a few different genres so far with this setup and I am very impressed so far.

I really just wanted to start this thread, Ive only had the combo for about an hour (it took me about 20 min. to get it converted) so I havn't had much listening time.

I will update you guys with a full comparison, HD650s vs RS1s vs PS-1s with the MAX and the HP-4 soon. Pictures will be added soon as well.
 
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you lucky bastard. congrats.
 
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As soon as you have time Please share your impressions and Congratulations on getting some great gear.


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What kind of pads are you using?
 
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Congrats on the new toys. Just make sure to ask Hirsch which tubes work best in the HP4. He tuberolled it extensively, and is quite the expert.
 
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Isn't Hirsch right near Baltimore? Hmmm, maybe you and he could hook up for a nice PS-1/RS-1/HP-1 comparison.

Congrats!
 
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Quite an amazing pile of stuff. We need a comparo with the Stax too!
 
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Quote:

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Isn't Hirsch right near Baltimore?


I think it would take about an hour for Hirsch to get to Baltimore from his place.
 
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I think it would take about an hour for Hirsch to get to Baltimore from his place.


Then let's get this man in a car now and hopping over to see Hirsch and his museum of phones!
 
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I think Hirsch prefers, "House of Tubes" actually.
 
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Man such a collection of big dogs, don't forget the pic please! Happy listening!
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Zanth
Isn't Hirsch right near Baltimore? Hmmm, maybe you and he could hook up for a nice PS-1/RS-1/HP-1 comparison.

Congrats!


Alas, I don't have the HP4 anymore
It was time for it to find a new home.

However, if Fed Ex arrives on time Tuesday, I should have the HP-1, RS-1, MS Pro, and PS-1 under the same roof. A gaggle of Grado's, as it were. And I do have one or two amps left to play them with


[size=xx-small]Just how many Grados are in a gaggle, anyway???[/size]
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Hirsch


[size=xx-small]Just how many Grados are in a gaggle, anyway???[/size]


More than 2.
 
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Hirsch can I come over to play? Who needs an HP4 anyway


All the top Grados under one roof...dang, how great! A thorough comparison would be appreciated
 
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