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SUPER RARE, NEVER SEEN BEFORE, VINTAGE RS1s !!!! LOTS OF PICTURES!!!

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by shahzada123, Sep 11, 2012.
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  1. SHAHZADA123
    These are supposed to be one of the VERY FIRST RUN of 200 RS1s.
    What VINTAGE CATEGORY would these fit into...
     
     
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    BROWN HEADBAND
     
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    PINK DRIVERS
     
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  2. SHAHZADA123
    A picture of the 3 RS1s I have 
     
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    VINTAGE B
     
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    RS1i
     
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  3. Beagle
    Those look cool! Just curious, do you notice differences in sound between them and the other two?
     
  4. SHAHZADA123
    After listening for about 6 hrs, the only discernible difference was that these unknown vintage RS1s have a slightty less energetic treble, which makes them sound a tad smoother than the other two.
    Very subtle but discernible.
     
  5. SHAHZADA123
    Anybody out there know anything about these....
     
  6. Blackmore
    Have seen them, recently sold through Ebay, was doubting if they are true original, but the guy who were selling supose to be, or was, a Grado delear, I believe.
     
    Anyway, why dont you ask Grado Labs?
     
  7. SHAHZADA123
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    These are those & they do sound original
    Yes, I'll ask the guys at Grado.
    Thanks
     
  8. parbaked
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    I remember when they were listed and there was a brief discussion on their 'originality' in the Grado Fab Club.
    If i recall, the two major doubts were 1) the sellers strangely worded claim to be a Grado 'dealer' and 2) the fact that the gimbal rods were round.
    The consensus was that the earliest models should have square rods.
    Let us know if you inquire about them with Grado.
     
  9. hybridamp
    They do look awesome; that's for sure.
     
  10. SHAHZADA123

    I had my doubts too seeing the round rods but am glad I took the chance.
    The sound is awesome and pretty much same as my vintage RS1s.
     
  11. parbaked
    the original rods might have been swapped for round at some point in their life...
     
  12. Mr.Sneis
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    What happened to the headband on your vintage B pair?  And your description of the sound difference matches my experiences.
     
  13. Rav
     
    Or if they're 1st gen they might have been round from the start, since the square rods need different blocks with slightly larger holes they would have had to make or modify the mold.
     
  14. SHAHZADA123
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    It's just a little worn out. True vintage[​IMG]
     
  15. SHAHZADA123
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    The seller said that he was a Grado 'rep' and these pair were from the very first run of 200 RS1s.
    So I guess they might have made the ones with the square rods in the following runs.
    Am awaiting a reply from Grado on these...
     
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