Mahogany and Maple, classic tone woods married in audio bliss. The GS2000e combines them in the same manner that luthiers have done for centuries, and for the same reason: resonance. Different types of wood sing with their own personalities.
We're not comparing ourselves to Stradivarius but one of our customers did. He said it in French so we'll paraphrase…
…The Grado statement headphones are to the audiophile what Stradivarius is to the violin. The sensations of listening put you with tears in the eyes so much the beauty, the delicacy, the loyalty of sounds overtake the imagination. The sound stage is wide and of an incredible scale, the slightest details are faithfully transcribed without being analytical, the dynamics so impressive without ever assaulting the ear. This headphone is simply an audiophile work of art... I look forward to the opportunity of a stay in New York to meet the GRADO family
- Olivier Colloud
The hand-crafted mahogany and maple merged enclosures are a realization of the knowledge from the experience that only Grado Labs knows from working with wood. This technique is used by the finest musical instrument manufacturers from the past and the present. The use of Maple gives the energy of the sound of music to be fully transmitted, then the Mahogany allows it to open up and reveal the true harmonic structure as well as the space that the artist intended
In addition every component in the GS2000e is considered carefully, the new purpose built 50 mm drivers, the 12 conductor ultra high purity copper cable and ear cushions, all work together for an engaging musical experience. This organic approach embodies what is truly artisanal and is the essence of how we can effectively connect to the music.
A portable Single-Ended Triode for Everyone Everyday
Sassy is designed for every enthusiast and audiophile who enjoy sound of SET amp while demands more portability and practicality. Sassy as 2nd member of portable headphone amplifier (PHA) series has inherits many technologies and advantages developed for PHAntasy, the bigger sibling. One may immediately notice Sassy’s extremely compact and light-weighted ever seen for a tube amplifier. The secret is elimination of output transformer and choice of high efficiency subminiature tube. A newly developed full-discrete solid-state output stage replaces costly output transformers, which is capable of delivering precise and powerful energy into headphones no matter what impedance and sensitivity.