Grado RS2e Reference Headphones
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Rising Young Violin virtuoso Francesca Dardani appointed 'Grado Ambassador' at the London 2012 Festival because of her love of the Grado RS2i Reference Headphones!
The End Of Teenage Disillusionment.
Leave your candy-colored cans in the toy chest and try a pair of proper
headphones. Grado RS2e are hand-crafted from select Mahogany tone-woods, like a
fine musical instrument. Grado's exclusive Series E curing process enhances the
natural properties of the wood to produce rich, full-bodied vocals in a
light-weight form factor. Put on Brian Eno’s 'Another Green World', close you
eyes and dream as if you’ll live forever.
"...We not only felt every tremor and shudder of the gigantic plane, we heard
even the most subtle details, such as the ice cubes rattling the passengers'
plastic beverage cups. The combination of an engrossing film and an impressive
set of headphones made it feel as though the RS-2s disappeared and the sound
seemed to be coming from far outside the actual confines of the headphones."
-Steve Guttenburg, CNET
The RS2e is the little brother of the RS1e but is just as aesthetically
pleasing, now utilizing Grado's proprietary curing process that gives a new,
lighter look. The RS2e has a 44mm driver and uses The e Series 8 conductor cable
design. The hand-crafted mahogany utilizes new advanced damping treatments that
help control and dissipate resonances.The RS2e still maintains an overall sound
that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals,
excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. These truly are an audiophiles
Grado is delighted to announce that international rising star young violinist,
Francesca Dardani, has agreed to act as the ‘Grado Ambassador’ to the
London 2012 Festival. She will be performing in the Aldeburgh World
Orchestra which comprises young musicians from 30 countries and has been brought
together for the Olympic Games. The orchestra will perform a series of concerts
as part of the London 2012 Festival, including a Proms performance at the
Royal Albert Hall.
Francesca stated “Because music is everything to me, I needed headphones that
enable me to enjoy every nuance and emotion in a performance. My Grado RS2 does
the job amazingly well and their cool wooden finish reminds me of my violin.
They’re almost another musical instrument”
• Vented diaphragm
• Wooden air chamber
• UHPLC copper voice coil wire
• UHPLC copper connecting cord
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 14 - 28,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Normal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
• Headphones Warranty
• Grado story-sheet
• 6.5mm Golden Adapter
Reviews: (Note: reviews may refer to previous models)
"The RS1s have even greater warmth and richness than other Grado 'phones...
it's the full-bodied sound-especially the luscious, rich, resonant bass - that
makes the Grado 'phones special." -Stereophile Vol.21 No.2
"The Grado RS2 manages to combine stunning good looks with top-notch sound
quality...it had a sound characteristic that was undeniably Grado - exciting,
energetic and enjoyable, with a magical touch that made music come to life. The
Grado RS2s are fantastic headphones and gets our top recommendation!" -Terry
"With these Grado phones, you are in the realm of sound that is rarely
created at any price...If you audition the Grado RS2s, you may find something
you never heard before: the calm artistry of well-made sound." -Jim Merod,
"Just as oak barrels enhance the flavor of wine, these mahogany drums refine
the sound of music. The earpieces on Grado's RS2 headphones are handcrafted from
specially cured wood and have a large open-air chamber. The result is a complex
bouquet of decreased distortion, accentuated bass response, warm harmonic tones
and a supersmooth top end. Sweet!" -Seth Feman, Wired Magazine