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s1rrah, is there any chance We could get a pic of your whole setup? 0404 > Amp > RS1s? I'd love to see it. =D
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If you don't mind seeing an inferior setup, I'm getting my EMU tomorrow (s1rrah's is 3-4 days away I think).

My line will be - EMU > Heartland RCA IC's > C&C > AKG's.
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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
s1rrah, is there any chance We could get a pic of your whole setup? 0404 > Amp > RS1s? I'd love to see it. =D
I think I've posted some stuff earlier in the thread but if there's anything I don't mind ... it's photographing me gear.

@Aura: Inferior? ... not really ... just a different setup.

...


OVERALL:

------------------------------------------------------------

This is my main desktop listening spot. I'm running from the 1/8" miniplug on the back of the EMU and then to the XM4 amp. Sound is very clear and transparent (much more than my X-fi) with very spacious sound stage. My Sony 5 disc component CD changer (1000 dollars new a few years back) does sound markedly better than the EMU when playing original CD's through the XM4 ... but this setup and with WAVS/MP3's ... is right on it's heels:

...



...



LOVING THE PAD MOD!:

------------------------------------------------------------

I posted the details of this mod a few pages back and it's totally effective in several different ways. Most important to myself, it created a rather marked smoothing of the RS1's notorious and sometimes too pronounced (but otherwise well formed) high frequency image. The extent to which this effect is acheived is totally dependant on the hole configuration. And yes, the wholes are lined up with the main driver holes.

It also makes the default bowls twice as posh and comfortable as the abrasive surface of the driver assembly no longer contacts my ear.

...



...



GREAT $150.00 AMP:

------------------------------------------------------------

This amp just gets better and better. After listening to a Emmeline SR-71, doing extensive A/B tests against this amp ... I realized that the hair's breadth of improvement offered by the much higher price tag of the SR-71 only made me want to keep my XM4 even more. I had initially met the fellow to buy his SR-71 ... but after doing the tests ... I just couldn't justify it.

The $5.00 pad mod to my RS1's resulted in a far more dramatic difference/improvement in my listening than would have the purchase of the SR-71.

...



...

That's it for a while.

I've spent over 1000 bucks in just the past month and I've got to cut it off or I'll die (financially, anyway).

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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
@Aura: Inferior? ... not really ... just a different setup.
RS1 > AKG K81DJ, regardless of my mods (I'm not being subjective here, I'm really quite sure that the overall response and refinement of the Grados is vastly superior). Not that I don't adore mine . Hell, I've thought about buying another pair for a friend of mine.

@ pics - lol, I thought you had returned the old one to Best Buy. I'm still going to show mine off ;>.
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
I think I've posted some stuff earlier in the thread but if there's anything I don't mind ... it's photographing me gear.

@Aura: Inferior? ... not really ... just a different setup.

...


OVERALL:

------------------------------------------------------------

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...



...



LOVING THE PAD MOD!:

------------------------------------------------------------

I posted the details of this mod a few pages back and it's totally effective in several different ways. Most important to myself, it created a rather marked smoothing of the RS1's notorious and sometimes too pronounced (but otherwise well formed) high frequency image. The extent to which this effect is acheived is totally dependant on the hole configuration. And yes, the wholes are lined up with the main driver holes.

It also makes the default bowls twice as posh and comfortable as the abrasive surface of the driver assembly no longer contacts my ear.

...



...



GREAT $150.00 AMP:

------------------------------------------------------------

This amp just gets better and better. After listening to a Emmeline SR-71, doing extensive A/B tests against this amp ... I realized that the hair's breadth of improvement offered by the much higher price tag of the SR-71 only made me want to keep my XM4 even more. I had initially met the fellow to buy his SR-71 ... but after doing the tests ... I just couldn't justify it.

The $5.00 pad mod to my RS1's resulted in a far more dramatic difference/improvement in my listening than would have the purchase of the SR-71.

...



...

That's it for a while.

I've spent over 1000 bucks in just the past month and I've got to cut it off or I'll die (financially, anyway).

;-)
Beautiful shots. What's your camera? Your pics always have a very nice clarity to them.


And I know what you mean, I initially just planned to get an amp for my HD555s... wound up buying DT770's, an amp, and a $40 interconnect from Soloz...

I've heard good things about the XM4, but the amp I'm looking at the hardest is the Little Dot MKII... I've always loved tubes, both looking at them and listening to them. =D
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Woot, my grado sr255 came in. I'd like to join!
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@ pics - lol, I thought you had returned the old one to Best Buy. I'm still going to show mine off ;>.
Holding on till the new one is in front of me. ;-)

I'll be taking it back in a week or so I'm sure ...

@namrac: camera is a canon powershot s2 is. Fun little camera and capable if you set shots up right.

The lighting in my room bites so I have to use shop to adjust levels and what not.
    
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Holding on till the new one is in front of me. ;-)

I'll be taking it back in a week or so I'm sure ...

@namrac: camera is a canon powershot s2 is. Fun little camera and capable if you set shots up right.

The lighting in my room bites so I have to use shop to adjust levels and what not.
Wow, I have an S3 IS. I guess I've gotta start setting up my shots better.
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Woot, my grado sr255 came in. I'd like to join!
Congrats! Kick butt cans.

    
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I've got a Canon SD750, and the only thing I don't like about it is the lack of IS. I have to pull out my 4" tripod and set up a timer to get good macro shots.
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