RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphone
RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphone
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New from RAAL-requisite, the SR1a Earfield headphone is the first monitor to employ the company’s trademarked “Earfield” technology. Driving this technology are highly specialized ribbon drivers that reproduce 30Hz to 30kHz bandwidth, eliminating the need for sealed chambered bass and allowing for open air baffles Read More

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NaQoYqAtSi
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Dec 26, 2019
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These are strictly to be worn whilst making public or pubic comments with underpants in moms basement, that way you won’t be detected
Dec 26, 2019
Mazing
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Dec 23, 2019
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RAAL is the real deal and has been at the pinnacle of ribbon design for years. I have heard the RAAL ribbon tweeters in what may be the most elaborate stereo system in the US. You can read about RAALs ribbons at goodsoundclub (Romy is a client of RAAL).
Dec 23, 2019
ThomasK78
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Dec 12, 2019
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https://www.rivieralabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Review-RAAL-REQUISITE-SR1a-DOC.pdf Nice review. He claims that Sr1a give more details than Stax 009s. He prefers Sr1a to Abyss 1266 TC(p13) on overall performance. "You can argue about the rustic look of the SR1a, but not about the tonal qualities. The SR1a is therefore not only the best headphone I've heard to date, but also the new heir to the throne in my personal olymp. He replaces the ABYSS AB1266 PHI TC accordingly and from now on of course takes first place in my TOP10 on Musicalhead. And of course this decision wasn't easy for me." Although, I pulled the trigger for Sr1a early this month, I am out of town travelling in Asia now. I will find out whether Sr1a give more details than Stax 009s next January after I am back to my home. It will be nice if Jotunheim R be released before then.
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Dec 12, 2019
Sashka
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Dec 11, 2019
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Doesn’t look like there are any purchases, does it? Don’t they usually list how many were bought?
Dec 11, 2019
trellus
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Dec 10, 2019
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I've heard good things about it -- amazing sound and such -- but honestly, if I had $3K to drop on a single pair of 'phones, I'd probably spend it on the gorgeous Meze Empyrean. These Raal honestly look garish, scary even, and terribly unappealing visually. Are they comfortable? They look like a torture device.
Dec 10, 2019
trellus
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Dec 10, 2019
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I'll have to look at some video reviews of them, if there are any -- I'm confused as to how these work -- I'm assuming they don't touch the ears or they would definitely be uncomfortable.
Dec 10, 2019
SpeleoFool
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Dec 12, 2019
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They are like a mini speaker rig suspended from a headband chassis. There are no earcups. The speakers rotate on a vertical swivel from “pointed at your ears” like headphones to something like a toed-in 2 channel setup positioned directly in front of your ears. The angle affects audio response, apparently (I have not heard these yet), allowing you to seek a “sweet spot” by adjusting the position of the headband and angle of the speakers. Again, I've not tried these, but all the reviews and accounts I’ve come across have stated that these are very comfortable. Mass is specced at 425g for these vs 450 for Elex, just as a point of reference.
Dec 12, 2019
GuyInPittsburgh
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Dec 9, 2019
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Whoa, a $3500 value for only $3499. Almost as good as one of their KZ deals except you don't need to have your head examined for buying an AS16. Who really needs a warranty anyway? If you can afford to roll the dice on this one you probably won't care if it turns out to be a bad bet.
Dec 9, 2019
RayF
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Dec 9, 2019
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Assuming the prudish, wanker of a moderator locked down the earlier portions of our conversation on the merits of these headphones because I posted a nude picture of my girlfriend, walking down the stairs--so I'm posting it again (this time blocking out all the sexy parts) while defending my initial point where I suggest all those with an extra $3k to piss a way on such a questionable item, consider finding something a little more Christmas-ie (ie: charitable) to do with it. Spicy pic follows:
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Note to moderator: take a quick class in Art Appreciation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nude_Descending_a_Staircase,_No._2
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Dec 9, 2019
bloodpig
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Dec 10, 2019
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ahh, verry notty (blush)
Dec 10, 2019
bloodpig
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Dec 9, 2019
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Damn @RayF If anything else, this drop made me a fan of your comments for now on! Im with ya bro. You just got followed! P.S. One of your many fans, Bloodpig!
Dec 9, 2019
bloodpig
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Dec 10, 2019
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makes his scariest face that he has and makes a rude gesture at all the bullies:
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Leave my @RayF alone !
Dec 10, 2019
RayF
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Dec 10, 2019
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Perfect!
Dec 10, 2019
JohnnyComeLately
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Dec 9, 2019
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As luck would have it, I got a chance to listen to these yesterday. They are the best thing I've ever heard for mids, voice is spectacular and the highs are airy without a trace of harshness. What's the problem then? They suck balls for bass. Like I mean, just downright bad for anything that's ever remotely loud and demanding below 50 Hz. Lil Yatchty's MICKEY nearly made them blow up, or at least they scared the hell out me thinking I was going to blow them up... and we wouldn't have wanted that. Anyway, nice that for once, I'm actually able to comment on stratosphericly priced audiophile gear.
Dec 9, 2019
Memoryerror
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Dec 11, 2019
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From:https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/raal-requisite-sr-1a.7283/ "An amp that is only rated at 100w at 8ohms will run out of excursion on bass-heavy tracks with the SR-1A and display clipping." If you still have access to it, it might be worth trying it with a more powerful amp.
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Dec 11, 2019
JohnnyComeLately
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Dec 11, 2019
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Maybe? Not my equipment, so no chance trying it again.
Dec 11, 2019
OZ.Bloody.Rabbit
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Dec 8, 2019
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We used to joke at work that everything we use have " medical " infront of the instrument name, then you can add an extra " zero " digital at the end of the price... untill I saw this
Dec 8, 2019
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