Today Grado Labs is introducing the new Reference Series, which brings fourth-generation X Drivers to the RS1x and RS2x. The RS2x combines maple and hemp wood, while the RS1x combines maple, cocobolo, and hemp wood. These newly built speakers are the fourth generation of drivers the Brooklyn company has designed since the introduction of the first Grado headphone in 1991. Along with the superior sound these new drivers produce, the RS1x and RS2x are now built with a new durable cable and new headbands.
X Series Drivers
The RS1x is the first headphone to be built with the larger 50mm X Drivers. Specifically tuned for the tri-wood RS1x, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for our 50mm drivers improves efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.
New Cable & Headbands
Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the RS1x. Housed in a more durable exterior, the now super annealed copper 8-conductor cable reveals even more of your music with improved purity. The new black leather headband features a white-stitched accent.
- Transducer type: dynamic
- Operating principle: open air
- Frequency Response: 12-30,000 hz
- SPL 1mW: 99.8
- Normal Impedance: 38ohms
- Driver matched dB: .05
A family favorite, the RS2x has been completely redesigned to bring out the full potential of its Maple and Hemp wood. The housing’s sleeve and ring are made from Maple, while a Hemp core keeps everything together. We build with wood for its warm and embracing tonal abilities, and the RS2x is an exceptional evolution to the RS2 line.
Specifically tuned for the RS2x wood housing, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for our 44mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.
- Transducer type – dynamic
- Operating principle – open air
- Frequency Response -14-28,000 hz
- SPL 1mW – 99.8 dB
- Normal Impedance – 38ohms
- Driver matched db – .05
The Grado RS1x and RS2x will be available at Audio46.