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Thanks! ! 1.7V it is.

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Simple question for you guys: what would yoi choose ( and why) to drive some MK2? between a maxxed GES and a mod 727?
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I plugged O2 Mk1's into a Stax T1 and at low volumes it sounds really nice. I found it more enjoyable than the KGSS at these low volumes. It's all over when you want to rock though.

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Originally Posted by realmassy View Post

Simple question for you guys: what would yoi choose ( and why) to drive some MK2? between a maxxed GES and a mod 727?

 

 

I, too, would like to hear some opinions re:  this.

 

And, more generally, I'd be curious what the Stax Mafia dons  think of the Woo electrostatic gear  vs. regular Stax amps and vs  the 'exotics'  i.e., Blue Hawaii, DIY T2, KGSS, KGSSHV  etc

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I bought a 009. It's coming this week.

 

For now all I have is a GES. Already have ordered a BHSE, but it should take a long time.

 

Should I get me a 727? Is it better to drive the 009 than GES?

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In this thread you'll most likely hear a lot more votes for the 727, but there's a few Head-fiers that really like their GES/009 combos.

 

EDIT: That being said I'd probably still go 727.

 

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I bought a 009. It's coming this week.

 

For now all I have is a GES. Already have ordered a BHSE, but it should take a long time.

 

Should I get me a 727? Is it better to drive the 009 than GES?

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

In this thread you'll most likely hear a lot more votes for the 727, but there's a few Head-fiers that really like their GES/009 combos.

 

EDIT: That being said I'd probably still go 727.

 

The SR009/727II combo is simply fantastic! Enough to dethrone my LCD-3/LF combo. Plenty of head room and they play really well together too. That said, I may pick up a new LL or BSHE in the spring when the next version is released.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 11/12/12 at 5:44pm
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It's be nice to hear what you think about the upgrade amps. I've still never heard a Stax amp with my 009s. I'm spoiled as I went straight to the LL. I listened as a combo and bought as a combo.

 

Can't compare, but I can say the combo itself sounds amazing.

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

The SR009/727II combo is simply fantastic! Enough to dethrone my LCD-3/LF combo. Plenty of head room and they play really well together too. That said, I may pick up a new LL or BSHE in the spring when the next version is released.

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For those of us light on the tech-skillz but who are are still feeling like prying in and making sure their SRM-323s (and A/II previously, and 313 and 252 units i assume) bias supply is on-spot, among other things, Well the short answer is (courtesy of spritzer): "bias supply is just a voltage doubler with a bit shaven off in a divider it can only output 2*Vdc+ or not function at all". So if the amp's outputting signal then the Bias has to be correct. Now If your DMM has a true 10M input impedance then you can measure the last small film capacitor just before the brown 4.7M resitor (with the Chassis as ground), It shuld read ~330Vdc, so by 2*Vdc and a some shaved off by the bias restor it lands squarely at the 580V mark. That's it.

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Thanks, MacedonianHero and MorbidToaster. smily_headphones1.gif
 

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Need you guys' opinion. Thinking about picking up a 3/4/507 + 323S to begin my foray into stats, and work up. However, my main rig is a TH900 + Liquid fire. Is my proposed beginner Stax rig going to be a cool compliment? Or a complete waste of time? Should I just wait and skip the Stax journey by going 009 when the funds allow?

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You've heard the 009 so you know what it sounds like compared to your TH900.

 

That being said I quite liked the 404LE I heard in Dallas a month ago. The main thing you'll notice on even the 'lower' end stats is the speed vs the TH900. It's not subtle. 

 

I'd say just go for the 009 when you can. MH bought 'em blind and loves them. You officially have more experience with them that he did. lol

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Need you guys' opinion. Thinking about picking up a 3/4/507 + 323S to begin my foray into stats, and work up. However, my main rig is a TH900 + Liquid fire. Is my proposed beginner Stax rig going to be a cool compliment? Or a complete waste of time? Should I just wait and skip the Stax journey by going 009 when the funds allow?

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Ha indeed! I was just hoping that Stax speed and soundstage would be better for stuff like chamber music even at the lower Stax range. But it seems like I'd be going backward to a certain extent. 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

You've heard the 009 so you know what it sounds like compared to your TH900.

 

That being said I quite liked the 404LE I heard in Dallas a month ago.

I really enjoyed my 404LEs . . . until I got the 009s.  If you already know what the 009s sound like, you'll be disappointed with the excellent sound of the 404LEs.

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I really enjoyed my 404LEs . . . until I got the 009s.  If you already know what the 009s sound like, you'll be disappointed with the excellent sound of the 404LEs.

 

I have to agree.  I brought my 404LEs to the NJ/NY meet two years ago and listened to Alison Krauss ('down to the river') on Woo amp with my 404LE and 009.

The 009 were so staggeringly good that I was going around pulling people over saying, "you have to listen to this".

 

Of course, the cost/benefit ratio is a personal thing, but I was hooked.  Fortunately I've been able to sell some of my old stuff and paritially offset the staggeringly high cost of the 009...................but boy am I enjoying them..................it would be very hard to go back, but until I heard the 009 I  was quite happy and didn't know what I was missing.

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