Our First Dual Wood Grado

The Grado family would like to introduce the new GS2000e, the first Grado built using two different species of wood. Our first hybrid wooden headphone has found the perfect marriage of mahogany and maple. We’ve built with mahogany for decades, and after building with maple in our GH1 we figured out a way to have them work in unison. 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. You can see the GS2000e page here or read and view more photos below.

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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.