Steve - thanks for your input - i'll have a read up on this. I owned an Apache many years ago - great amp :)
Paradoxper - yes you are right. From my research, I'd say you are totally right on both counts.
Plenty to think about :)
Paul and Icebear - thanks for your comments. Really useful food for thought.
I guess like a lot of folk, forums get used as a source of information. Here in the UK, I don't know anyone who has any of these boutique amps, let alone anyone who has been through the buying process. My only source of info is here, so when you read some of the comments and take into account you could be waiting 1-2 years for something, it is a concern.
I only wanted to start a debate and...
I actually got most of my concerns (and not just about Headamp) from Headfi and the actual postings by people who had paid deposits.
So I felt I was being fair really.
Small scale builder does not equal small scale service does it?
Hi Icebear - yes you understand the "problem".
I like the best gear i can get / afford BUT I also value service.
Taking your money, ignoring you for months on end and getting the product 1-2 years down the line is simply not good enough.
As you say, and is widely acknowledged, the end product is peerless (whichever of these boutique amps you go for)and TBH the long wait isn't the issue - it is the attitude that comes with it, the contempt for the customer and the...
Hi David - nice to hear from you.
Have seen your posts on here - informative. You have a BHSE if i recall - how did you find the process?
Mjolnir Audio being 'spritzer' who seems to know a lot about all things Stax. I will try to find out costs and availability, unless he chips in here!
Having had dynamic HP set ups for years and had almost every HP/amp combo there is, I have decided to jump back into Stax and go for an SR-009. The choice of amp is the question.
Years back I had an O2 / SRM 717 and I preferred the SS energiser to the 007 by quite a margin.
So - do I get a SRM-727 II to go with the SR-009 AND at the same time order a better energiser from one of the above or just do that now - and then wait...wait...wait.