Raal Requisite SR-1A

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  1. netforce

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    Was talking to Danny and now with the Jot R finally out, got some new news on the Raal side I was shared with.

    The interface box is getting some changes, new interface box will double the binding posts and have a switch so you can connect the box to regular speakers. Then flip between the SR1a and speakers. Didn't mention a price increase.

    Raal has the FOS Amp which is... The Jot R with just different chassis and branding but same internals as the Jot R. No pics I have seen, Danny said he wants it to be red.

    Bundle Raal SR1a and pricing:
    • $3,499 SR1a w/ interface box, cables, case
    • $3,999 SR1a w/ FOS amp (no dac), cables, case
    • $4,199 SR1a w/ FOS amp (w/ dac), cables, case
    • $4,299 SR1a w/ FOS amp (no dac), interface box, cables, case
    • $4,499 SR1a w/ FOS amp (w/ dac), interface box, cables, case
    • $3,199 SR1a w/ cables, case
     
  2. mscott58

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    Good intel - thanks! So looks like the interface box is pricing out at $300, and taking it out and putting in the Jot R nets $500 more. Hmmm...choices and optionality...
     
  3. Metro

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    Which is completely consistent with the Jot R priced at $800 when purchased directly from Schiit.
     
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    Exactly!

    The $800 from Schiit is a fair price IMHO for the Jot R, and I was really curious to see how much Raal said the interface box was "worth".
     
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    They sell the box separately for 500.
     
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    Something about it just looks small & cheap. For nearly $4,000 I expected it to look significantly more advanced than from a Joutenheim R.
     
  8. CNVIII

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    Had a chance to listen to these yesterday at Bloom (thanks Andrew!) - amazing resolution and soundstage. I much preferred them to the Empyreans that I also auditioned, but did notice the SR1a’s were relatively a bit light in the bottom end. The set-up was using a Schiit Vidar through the interface box, so maybe the JotR helps here? Hoping to hear them again with the JotR at CanJam NYC... One suggestion I would make to RAAL would be to have a labeled ratcheting action for the angle of the earpieces. Anyone dropping that much coin for these is going to be at least a little neurotic (like me), and would appreciate an easily repeatable setting once you get the configuration dialed in.
     
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    the sr1a's with the schiit jotr is a real fantastic combo for not only the price but also the size which is a big plus...very impressive. Nothing is perfect but the headphones/head speakers are truly something completely different and exciting
     
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    Jot R won't do anything to increase the bass slam. It's just the nature of the ribbons and their relatively small surface area and lack of excursion capability. They are already being pushed quite hard.
     
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    the bass is very accurate and surprisingly good for the design..it isnt going to be the sub bass you get with the abyss or LCD-4
     
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    /\ 100% agreed, that's exactly what I tell folks...the bass is very accurate and natural sounding, but don't expect LCD-4 or Empyrean planar slam.
     
  13. Clemmaster

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    Bass is overrated anyway! Real music doesn't have bass :p
     
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    Just kidding ;)
     
  15. zerodeefex

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    Today I realized I only had enough connectors to make 3 new XLR cables so I busted out the emotiva big knob.

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    impressions incoming.
     
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    I wish Emotiva still made their big knob. FWIW, I preferred x2 Aegir to Jot R. Jot R was clearer, but a bit too unrelenting. Aegir was a bit softer and rounder, but I think the SR1a needed some of that. The dual mono deal is kind of a ridiculous arrangement.
     
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    You didn't send me Jotunheim R so I figured I should make do.

    Also, I just jumped into a preschool "meet the parents" session with these honkers on my damn head and I look like I'm nuts.

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  18. Clemmaster

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    With the dad wearing a toaster on the head, the teachers can't wait to see what the kids will come up with!
     
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    You should have opened the baffles way wide for some dad intimidation ;)
     
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    Hmm. Second box. Let me check with Julie.
     

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