August 11, 2022
(wassuprockers) – Grado has introduced newly up to date variations of its iconic Reference Collection

(wassuprockers) – Grado has introduced newly up to date variations of its iconic Reference Collection headphones known as the RS1x and RS2x. Every with their very own mixture of woods. 

Call to mind Grado and – if you are acutely aware of the emblem – there is a just right likelihood you may have a robust psychological symbol of a country having a look pair of headphones with wood ear cups. 


The brand new open-back Reference Collection cans function that very same instantly-recognisable wood ear cup. The RS1x includes a mixture of maple, cocobolo and hemp wooden whilst the RS2x makes use of maple and hemp. Each fashions also are constructed with a tougher cable and headscarf. 

Excluding the particular woods used, the variation between the 2 fashions is measurement, dictated via the scale of the motive force. RS1x has a brand spanking new fourth technology 50mm X Motive force, whilst the smaller RS2x has a 44mm X motive force. 

The X Motive force, after all, first made an look within the up to date Status Collection introduced previous in 2021. 

GradoGrado's RS1x and RS2x launched photo 4

In its press liberate, the corporate states the drivers were particularly tuned for the wood enclosure they are constructed into, which means that subltle variations to tuning between the bigger and smaller. 

What is extra, in comparison to earlier RS fashions, the motive force’s magnetic energy has been greater in spite of a smaller coil mass, plus a tweaked diaphragm. 

Remarkably, within the 27 years for the reason that authentic Reference Collection, Grado Labs has simplest upgraded its drivers two times prior to now. That is simply its fourth technology of headphone motive force, with the corporate pointing out it simplest upgrades when it feels there is a actual want for it. 

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Grado Reference RS1x and RS2x are to be had from as of late with costs set at £799/$750 and £599/$550 respectively. 

Writing via Cam Bunton.