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Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by once, Oct 7, 2018.
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  1. Zhanming057
    I just had this conversation with Danny a couple days ago. NAMM ate up a lot of his and Alex's time so they've only just circled back to planning for Canjam.

    It's likely to happen, but not a certainty yet. If they can't make it I'll bring my own pair and leave those at the Benchmark table for one of the two days. The only reason I'm hesitant at bringing my copy over is that they don't work with headphone amps, and I'm only planning on taking a single pair of cans with me to try and travel light.
    PeteSTRADAMUS likes this.
    Okay, sounds good, let me know what happens, I would love to give these a whirl.
  3. dm24
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  4. WilliamWykeham
    Any updates on ship dates or reviews? I’m so ready to buy these.
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  5. QueueCumber
    Unfortunate that it seems I can't use these with my McIntosh MHA150. Interested in hearing them, but not picking up another amplifier at this point...
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  6. Zhanming057
    As far as I know the first big production batch is already in CA waiting on final inspection and pre shipment processing. My pair should go out today or tomorrow. If you order right now it shouldn't take more than a week to get it to you. I do have most of my review written but I want to hear the final version and also take pictures of the final product before posting anything.

    50wpc is too weak for the SR1A's unfortunately, although you could get a cheaper 125w+ power amp and run the McIntosh as a preamp.
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  7. anach
    Would be great if someone could compare HD800 and SR1A and share impressions.
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  8. QueueCumber
    Yeah, I figured. No room in my headphone area for more amps. BHSE and the McIntosh MCT80 and MHA150 take up all the space. I never thought I'd ever need more than the 50wpc for headphones.
  9. P.Car
    The MHA-150 is a killer amp!

    The Susvara and LCD-4 need a big amp to sound their best too.

    I use a McIntosh MC202 to power both of those and these RAAL cans would benefit from the MC202 as well. You could pick up a nice Mac amp for around $2500 that you could use with all your power-hungry cans if that's stopping you... The MHA-150 could be your preamp as mentioned above. Don't give up yet!!!

    I am excited to see what these can do with a good laid back system...
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  10. Zhanming057

    It's here!
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  11. QueueCumber
    Headshot, please!
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  12. Zhanming057
    I have lots of good things to say about the SR1A, but wearing them really makes you look like part of a totem pole or a particularly short-snouted elephant... :)
    Is this the production version? And is that color of the carbon now silver and not black? Looks freaking sweet!
  14. Zhanming057
    Yes, this is the first production set :) The carbon is still black, but they change out the foam color on the ribbon enclosure to black and the entire logo is now milled out instead of a sticker.

    Fit has improved by a lot from the preproduction one, the headband contours a lot better and naturally wants to stay on your head. Loving them so far!
    I HOPE YOU ARE COMING TO CANJAM WITH THESE BADBOYS!. If so, I want to hear them there asap. :)
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