Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2
Dec 5, 2011 at 5:40 PM Post #1,729 of 2,336

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It arrived!!!  But the tracking does not even show it arrived, or that it arrived in the states.  
Anyhow, this is got to be the most odd packaging I have ever seen.  
The Magnums are packaged in "hay" instead of foam. It's quite messy I got to say.  But can't wait to listen to it.
 
 
 
Dec 5, 2011 at 6:20 PM Post #1,730 of 2,336

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I know, right? I gotta vacuum the area around my desk after I unpacked the thing. Doesn't help that the interior box fits the outer one so well that it's a pain in the a** to pull out. =p
 
Dec 5, 2011 at 6:25 PM Post #1,731 of 2,336

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It arrived!!!  But the tracking does not even show it arrived, or that it arrived in the states.  
Anyhow, this is got to be the most odd packaging I have ever seen.  
The Magnums are packaged in "hay" instead of foam. It's quite messy I got to say.  But can't wait to listen to it.
 
 



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Dec 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM Post #1,733 of 2,336

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I just carefully picked at an edge until it came off and then just pulled.
 
Dec 5, 2011 at 6:48 PM Post #1,734 of 2,336

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I got mine today too... agree with the weird "hay" packaging, quite interesting...
 
First impressions:
 
 - Quite a bit heavier than I expected
 - Not the same Grado sound, a bit warmer/smoother (I think)
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Dec 5, 2011 at 8:30 PM Post #1,735 of 2,336

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Now I wish I had the brushed aluminum version and not the new grey speckled version, but I guess it's the sound that matters.
The "shoutiness" is smoothed over with slightly more bass.  But it's still very Grado like to me.  I guess I was expecting it to be more warmer and even more smoother....maybe little less Grado like.  
I will have to listen more to get a better impression.  
 
 
Dec 5, 2011 at 8:35 PM Post #1,736 of 2,336

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Now I wish I had the brushed aluminum version and not the new grey speckled version, but I guess it's the sound that matters.
The "shoutiness" is smoothed over with slightly more bass.  But it's still very Grado like to me.  I guess I was expecting it to be more warmer and even more smoother....maybe little less Grado like.  
I will have to listen more to get a better impression.  
 



grey speckled version? O.o I wanna see. I might just be willing to trade. Maybe. I do love the brushed look though.
 
Dec 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM Post #1,740 of 2,336

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I got mine today too... agree with the weird "hay" packaging, quite interesting...
 
First impressions:
 
 - Quite a bit heavier than I expected
 - Not the same Grado sound, a bit warmer/smoother (I think)

 
The weight of my v2.5 Magnums with just the 325i shells were ridiculously heavy and one of the main reasons I sent them to Martin...well that as well as the fact that I always wanted a woodie and it just made sense to use the Magnums since they sounded so damn good.
 

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