SRP £895.00 GBP
The beautiful 'Retro' styling of the Grado RS1i headphones is perfectly complemented by its handcrafted, real mahogany earpieces. However don't be mislead into thinking Grado have used this luxurious natural material purely for its striking visual impact. That's absolutely not the case. These carved hardwood enclosures are subjected to an intricate curing process which enables Grado to perfectly optimize the earpiece's tonal quality. This, combined with new upgraded dynamic transducers and their new 8 conductor cable design, result in a smooth, controlled and coherent sound with ultra-detailed dynamics.
The Frequency response ranges from 12Hz - 30kHz and the drivers are matched to 0.05dB. Light and comfortable they weigh just 255g.
What does the i stand for in the new RS1i from Grado? Improved, that's what! Featuring a new species of handcrafted Mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process; Grado has been able to optimize the tonal quality. The RS1i uses, the cups being open-backed. Weighing 9oz, the headphones are an example of the wonder of Mother Nature with a gorgeous, dark-colored Mahogany look.
The RS-1 is the Masterpiece of the Grado collection, the Top Of The Range product which oozes class both in looks and sound.
Wooden air chamber
UHPLC copper voice coil wire
UHPLC copper connecting cord
Tranducer type: dynamic
Operating principle: open air
Frequency Response: 12-30
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05
"I say that the RS1 is a Masterpiece."
- Ken Kessler, HI-FI NEWS - RECORD REVIEW
"The RS1's are the only product ever nominated by STEREOPHILE for their "PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" distinction, two years in a row!"
"From their honey-hued mahogany earpieces to the ultra-pure, oxygen-free copper voice coils, the RS1 headphones ooze old-world craftsmanship. These headphones offer a sound that's warm, smooth and dynamic, revealing otherwise-hidden detail."
- James Willcox, Mercedes Benz Magazine
"EDITORS' PICK! The chassis on these audiophile classics are handcrafted from cured mahogany, making them both light and dynamic. Amazing sonic detail, marvel at the clarity of your Steely Dan records. And thanks to a fully open design, you can have a conversation without reaching for the volume knob."
- Paul Boutlin, Wired Magazine
"...offer what many audiophiles consider the most accurate sound quality available in headphones. The low end is warm, the high frequencies are crisp and clear, and there is never any distortion. This is, quite simply, the way music is supposed to sound!"
- DETAILS magazine
"Even in the heady group of contenders the Grado RS1?s luscious sound scores an immediate ?wow? response. But over the months living with the three headphones, I gravitate to the RS1 more than the others. I love these headphones."
- Steve Guttenberg / Robb Report
"RS1 is at its best with instrumental, vocal and small-scale groups, particularly if you like your music up front and personal. The Grados are clearly a music lover?s component, trading a little accuracy and detail for warmth, presence and tonal color ? a trade most tube lovers would make any day. Try them on for comfort and sound, you?ll not be disappointed."
- Phil Gold / Inner Ear Magazine
"Grado's RS1 has been able to utilize the natural resonance of wood to produce - in our humble opinion - the finest headphones in the world. In fact, the word "masterpiece" was bandied about frequently in the edit meetings"
- Kenny Booras / Industry magazine
"...the Grado RS1 adds up to a resounding no-brainer recommendation. Some refer to it as foot tapping, or pace and rhythm, I prefer the term kinetic energy. Whichever term resonates with you, be aware that the RS1 brings all of the above to the musical table."
- Dick Olsher / EnjoyTheMusic.com
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