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Stax SR-Lambda (Λ) Reviews

padam

Musicality at its absolute best

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Pros: Midrange, midrange, ... oh, and did I say ... midrange? Sounds great even on a basic setup, but really transforms on a good one.

Cons: Mediocre bass, highs can bite, not that easy to get in decent shape

So, you were researching this headphone...and wondered: "Should I go for it?"   Do you like acoustic, vocal or classical music? Well, if you do, firstly, I would say you should probably pull the trigger before someone else does. And then you may continue reading this - in a more relaxed matter :) You should pay attention the condition though, some of the pairs I've seen here had a rough life, and might not be a faithful representative of what these are capable of. Killing a Stax is not easy, but it is possible unfortunately. Mine was't in a nice shape either. But a standard head- and earpad replacement really gave...
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juantendo8

The True Giant Killer: A Value Comparison

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Pros: Astounding Sound Quality, Comfortable, Can be had for cheap, Durable

Cons: Condition varies with such an old headphone, Not portable, Design won't win any fashion awards

Getting Your Stuff This headphone is the true giant killer if it is obtained with an SRD-6/7 transformer box. Keep in mind that you will need at least 10 watts of power (>15 recommended) from a speaker amp to adequately power these things. Vintage amps are wonderful. If you don't have one, consider getting a TA2021 class-T amplifier which can be had for as little as $40 on Ebay. Amazingly, that combo sounds glorious and doesn't leave one wanting. If you can get the complete setup for under or around $400, you are partaking in one of greatest values that exists in the audio world. It is also a stellar first visit to the world of electrostatic technology.   The Sound This...
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