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No closer to 16k. Roughly 2500 in wires if not more, amp was 4k, tubes were 300, dac was 5600, power supply was around 1500, diverter was 1k, headphones were 1400(excluding grados).
Prices must have changed, what kind of cables are you using if it's that much?
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Prices must have changed, what kind of cables are you using if it's that much?
Balanced headphone cables were $700, power cable for DAC was $500,RCA interconnect from Diverter to Wadia was $500, $200 for balanced interconnects,and $200 for USB cable(I already know about digital signals however the cable design is pretty awesome so I went ahead anyway). So actually less than my estimate(excluding the Black Dragon recabling I got for my Grados).

Also amusingly enough, the prices on most all my equipment except for the HD800s is probably worth MORE. My DAC was the last Wadia 27 GNSC could modify due to lack of Black Gate capacitors, the Balancing Act went up in price from the first run and not to mention I have the 307A version which costs more if Craig even still offers it, the price of the Diverter went up, and the tubes get more expensive as time goes by.
Edited by Jarmel - 8/30/10 at 6:21pm
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Balanced headphone cables were $700, power cable for DAC was $500,RCA interconnect from Diverter to Wadia was $500, $200 for balanced interconnects,and $200 for USB cable(I already know about digital signals however the cable design is pretty awesome so I went ahead anyway). So actually less than my estimate(excluding the Black Dragon recabling I got for my Grados).
I was told that if I liked the Grado sound that I should go straight for RS-1's. I think I should build my rig before I do anything like that.
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I was told that if I liked the Grado sound that I should go straight for RS-1's. I think I should build my rig before I do anything like that.
The good thing about the RS-1s is that you don't need a great amplifier for it to sound great unlike the Sennheisers which demand quality from the entire rig(sigh). Unfortunately I've had bad experiences with the Grado company as they take literally forever to fix the smallest things(three months to reattach the right ear piece as the glue wore out, which promptly fell off less than half a year later).
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The good thing about the RS-1s is that you don't need a great amplifier for it to sound great unlike the Sennheisers which demand quality from the entire rig(sigh). Unfortunately I've had bad experiences with the Grado company as they take literally forever to fix the smallest things(three months to reattach the right ear piece as the glue wore out, which promptly fell off less than half a year later).
That's a little crazy, but it's worth it I guess. My rig is a little Non-existant, currently looking to start a DIY Amp for myself. Just a little confused and the information on this stuff is scattered everywhere or its way outdated.
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That's a little crazy, but it's worth it I guess. My rig is a little Non-existant, currently looking to start a DIY Amp for myself. Just a little confused and the information on this stuff is scattered everywhere or its way outdated.
Best source for headphone info is without a doubt the Hi-Fi forums. Most of the research I developed and did the past year was on those forums.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/
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Best source for headphone info is without a doubt the Hi-Fi forums. Most of the research I developed and did the past year was on those forums.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/
Yeah I'm a member, and I've started a few threads but the responses have come slow or not at all.
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Yeah I'm a member, and I've started a few threads but the responses have come slow or not at all.
Weird, they're not as fast as this forum but they still somewhat fast in regards to responses. The DiY subforum I know is less popular but there should be tons of info atleast on the RS-1s though you might have to dig a little.
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Weird, they're not as fast as this forum but they still somewhat fast in regards to responses. The DiY subforum I know is less popular but there should be tons of info atleast on the RS-1s though you might have to dig a little.
I'm gonna go for the RS-1's so quick I just want a little portable amp before I get up in the Ohms, thinking of going for an AKG Acoustics K240 next and I'd like to have a portable amp before I get them.
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I'm gonna go for the RS-1's so quick I just want a little portable amp before I get up in the Ohms, thinking of going for an AKG Acoustics K240 next and I'd like to have a portable amp before I get them.
In regards to portable amps, I really would recommend the RSA ones although I haven't had much experience with the Picos. The P-51 Mustang is phenomenal.
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