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post #1666 of 2675
Azure, see if you can score a pair of SR-X/MK3s and a SRD-7... cheaper than a Lambda-type setup, and a lot of strong points... not the same bass as the SR-404s, but they do other things the 404's can't dream of...
post #1667 of 2675
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I take it the K340s didn't work out for you, then.
The sound just had an "intangible," slightly undetailed quality. I'll just get a DT770 for those bass-heavy songs that the SR-404 just can't get right.


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they do other things the 404's can't dream of...
feckn_eejit - Such as?

What should I get to drive the SR-404 (The 404/313 combo was just a tad bit bright)? I'd prefer something tube-y. I plan on picking up a McAlister amp as my graduation present, but I need something in the mean time. Is there anything special about that SRM-T1 on Audiogon?
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The sound just had an "intangible," slightly undetailed quality. I'll just get a DT770 for those bass-heavy songs that the SR-404 just can't get right.
You must have the bassier version, I'm guessing. Mine is the less bassy version, so my results have been slighly different.

I'd still rather have a 404, too, though.


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feckn_eejit - Such as?

What should I get to drive the SR-404 (The 404/313 combo was just a tad bit bright)? I'd prefer something tube-y. I plan on picking up a McAlister amp as my graduation present, but I need something in the mean time. Is there anything special about that SRM-T1 on Audiogon?
The SR-X is more natural, but less trying-to-impress sounding than the 404. They really like to be paired with a good amp, though.

The T1 is basically the same as the 006t.
post #1669 of 2675
Sorry to hear about it Azure Get yourself a 404/006tMk1/2 combo and you'll be happy again! EA1/4 also look pretty attractive.

A pair of Lambda Pro just went for 250GBP/488USD on eBay.co.uk People are really driving up the price...
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[closes eyes and presses fingers to temples, in the style of a psychic] Don't tell me; let me predict-- [goes into electrostatic trance] ...fantastic, explosive dynamics... I also see the SR-X reaching extremely high sound-pressure levels... whilst... remaining utterly clean and unruffled. An headphone experience like no other! -- How'd I do?
Pretty much spot on!
'Dynamic' are the first word that comes to my mind. The Doxa/SRD-7 seems to have tight control of the SR-X, and the ability to drive it to insane sound levels.
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Don't hold your breath waiting for an affordable direct drive amp that will deliver the smacktastic dynamics of a good muscular amp plus SRD-7 variant.
True! A SRD-7 MKII and power amplifier would most probably be better value for the money.
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Why Stax took this little underdog out of production is beyond me.
Me too!
It would be awesome if Stax came out with a SRD-8. But I don't see that happening.
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Selling the SR-404s was the worst decision in my entire Head-Fi life
We all do some bad moves sometime!
But the SR-404 are still in production, so they should be easy to get a hold of.
post #1671 of 2675
SR-X mk3 for sale!
post #1672 of 2675
Can you compare the SR-X/Mk3 with the SR-303 powered by the SRM-313? Thanks!
post #1673 of 2675
Lloyd297 did a very good job comparing the Sr-X with the 404. I couldn't even muster half of his eloquence.
post #1674 of 2675
Thanks for the link! That was a terrific read! Upgraditis in full swing... I need to get a new energiser (no money for preamp, poweramp, transformer box well...actually no money for new energiser either)!
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I'm so desperate
Me too, your inbox is full

You'll need to clear some space.
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Me too, your inbox is full

You'll need to clear some space.
Cleared up
post #1677 of 2675
what are the differences between the srxmk2 and mk3? has anyone even heard both?
post #1678 of 2675
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what are the differences between the srxmk2 and mk3? has anyone even heard both?
From what I heard the Mk2 have a smaller diaphragm than the Mk3, aside from that, who knows... well, Carl probably knows as he's a smarty-pants with Stax gear.
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From what I heard the Mk2 have a smaller diaphragm than the Mk3, aside from that, who knows... well, Carl probably knows as he's a smarty-pants with Stax gear.
the mk2 has a smaller diaphram? by that you mean thinner right? then again wouldnt that make them sound better than the mk3??? interesting......
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the mk2 has a smaller diaphram? by that you mean thinner right? then again wouldnt that make them sound better than the mk3??? interesting......
Not thinner, smaller surface area from what I recall. It was in a stax discussion quite a while ago so I don't remember much of what was said.
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