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Missed it by that much!
 Looks like somebody had a dozen of them to sell on Ebay at the start of this year, for $300 apiece without energizer or amp. Kind of sorry I missed out on that... kinda not, because it sounded like the seller applied none of their $100 shipping fee towards any effort in safely packaging the item. According to this thread, MRI labs usually have to modify them further to be suitable for use, up to and including removing the transducers entirely and putting them in better,...
 I suspect that Martin-Logan demo wouldn't apply, because a puncture affects a smaller portion of the surface area in a speaker than in a headphone. And this also reminds me that small tears in Quad ESLs diaphragms were supposed to be audibly evident, so transducer design may have something to do with it. As for most speakers, the best way to avoid damage from excessive volume is to ensure the amplifiers (not just the amp itself, but any other gain-providing circuits, such...
Koss makes the terms confusing because they refer to the E/90 as an energizer. The rest of the world calls it an amplifier. It can power the headphones when connected directly to a sound source (DAC, turntable, etc.).   Using a Stax-compatible amp or energizer requires an adaptor cable. When people here refer to the Amphenol connector, it's a plug used to build an adaptor cable. If you don't have much experience soldering and don't have the equipment necessary, you're...
Moon sells Amphenol connectors, discussed previously in this thread. I'm using one with the Woo WEE. It's a nuisance to solder, but it works fine.
 Comparing reports I've read to the pair that I have: Some headphones develop the squeal right away, some never do, sometimes it's loud, sometimes it's quiet... Mine developed a faint squeal in the right channel, I flicked the cup with my finger, and it hasn't appeared again. Since the problem is due to Koss' loose quality control, it doesn't manifest consistently. Static is a different matter, because unlike the squeal it can have a variety of causes, not all having to do...
There's an impressions thread for the meet now. Let's move over there.   For my part, I'll try to post my photos and thoughts as soon as I can.
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Thanks to TheChillburger for hosting a pretty great party yesterday afternoon.   Drop your thoughts and photos here...
 I wish I could go to shows, I miss that energy. Concerts are too painful,though. I won't be able to construct a meaningful 'best of this year' list, lately I've been after trip-hop and random Ninja Tune artists. Before that I was on a Philip Glass opera kick. The only current releases I've bought so far have been (for me) usual suspects: Godspeed, Colin Stetson, etc. The ESP 950 really is great, and it's lead me to consider dedicated electrostatic amps (although the Woo...
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