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First up is a pair of RS1's thanks to a friend here. if you pay attention you probably already know who they belong to if not read up!
Are you the new owner of these headphones?

If so, Grado is getting some serious rep. across the frequent members here...
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no, they are a loaner, or demo so I have to send them back, but I couldn't be more pleased. I'd like to see what my woodied SR225's have to offer over cans that retail at 2x the modded price.

I have to be honest. having 2 pairs of woodied SR225, one with a recable and the other with stock for a few days really made me reconsider leaving mine stock for now. I left them stock as I just didn't have time, but there was a dramatic difference. The Grado cable really isn't as good as I thought it might be. It really made me think about what a recabled pair of RS1 or PS1's might sound like...
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no, they are a loaner, or demo so I have to send them back, but I couldn't be more pleased. I'd like to see what my woodied SR225's have to offer over cans that retail at 2x the modded price.

I have to be honest. having 2 pairs of woodied SR225, one with a recable and the other with stock for a few days really made me reconsider leaving mine stock for now. I left them stock as I just didn't have time, but there was a dramatic difference. The Grado cable really isn't as good as I thought it might be. It really made me think about what a recabled pair of RS1 or PS1's might sound like...
Gotcha, that will be a nice comparison.

I never cared much for the stock Grado cable, it's alright in general but the Y-Split is awful and will kink no matter how well you try and manage the cable.
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Got a pair of HiFi Tuning ceramic fuses in yesterday ... really pleased with the results, a highly recommended tweak for those of you wanting to keep your current system for a while and maximize it's performance...

I posted this in the Havana thread last night and will repost here on the chance anyone might be interested ...

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A definite improvement over the stock fuse!

x2 resolution and especially ... well ... resolution. Yet another bit of veil removed is the best way to put it ...

But there's more ...

What's really mind boggling is how much of a difference changing the polarity/orientation of the fuse makes! HiFi Tuning says they can be run either way and to experiment to find the orientation that suits your ear ...

It's downright maddening to be honest.

Turn it one way and the bass tightens up dramatically but loses a bit of depth/extension ... the mids become a tad recessed ... the highs become a tad rolled off but very very sweet and forgiving (especially with the GS1000's) and the soundstage becomes crazy huge and almost like you turned on a stereo effect of some kind ...

Turn it the opposite way and the mids become less recessed and a bit forward, the bass fattens up and gains depth but loses tautness, the highs gain a bit more sizzle and "splash" and the soundstage, while still really nice, becomes a bit more centered and not as wide ...

Really ... it's freakishly horrible to start such comparisons on a Friday evening, a night before work and all.

I had to settle on a certain setting (mind you for DAC *and* AMP, where the above holds identically true) so as to be able to get some work/listening done and also get to bed at a certain time ...

Anyway ...

They are legit and I can't imagine the trauma I'm going to suffer this weekend while trying to figure out which polarity setting I'm going to stick with between the DAC and AMP ... LOL.

    
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or you could go w/o a fuse... live dangerously!
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or you could go w/o a fuse... live dangerously!
LoL. Do you do that? Have you tried it? Any sound differences?
    
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well... you have to bypass the fuse. On some electronics you can wire it up differently... my Max is fused though at the input. (I have a filtered and fused IEC inlet) never bothered to try different fuses though.
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Finally got my AH-D2000s. ;D
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