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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post

 

Thanks for the picture. I recalled seeing that before and went along with it accordingly, but it's good to have exact instructions.

 

It's interesting how they mark the placement for the metal spring differently for the MK1 and MK2, however... On that diagram there seems to be three "lips" to the pad but on my MK1's I only see two. Am I missing something here?

I used Mk2 pads with my MK1 , but don't remember exactly how many " lips " there are. 

post #20597 of 24765

Uh Oh.

 

It seems like my MK1 has developed that infamous parasitic charge issue. The volume on the right channel is definitely louder than the left, verified by switching the interconnects, pads, reversing the headphone, etc. No matter what I do the R side is louder than the L.

 

Luckily the imbalance isn't huge, Couple DB's max I think, as tiniest bit of turn for the L on the split volume knob (probably the reason why stat amps typically have split volumes?) evens out the balance without any distortion, so thankfully I don't think this is a driver or a cable issue.

 

What would be the best thing for me to do at this point? I've read a few posts on how you can just leave them unused for a few weeks to see if it goes away, but they're my main headphones now and that would suck not being able to use them for a while. But if that is what's the safest thing to do for the headphones in the long run I'll do it.  Or is it safe to keep on using them and just compensating for the volume difference by using the knob? 

 

Lastly, is there a way to prevent this from happening again (should it go back to normal, and I hope so), or is it just one of those things that are random and have to accept with Stax headphones?

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by K_19 - 1/10/13 at 6:02pm
post #20598 of 24765
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I thought I read that the Debussy was DSD ready. Shouldn't need to convert and downsample to 192kHz?

I've got Audirvana+ -> DoP over USB -> HP-A8 with 2.01b which supports DoP -> 727A -> 009 and that's straight 2.8Mhz.

(in my case, yes, PS3 ripped ISO DSD files).

I'm traveling at the moment and not in front of my computer/cans. The Debussy does support native DSD via USB but I believe it uses PCM wrappers for transmission. I don't recall the details but the Debussy has a string of LEDs showing bitrate and its highest, 192 is lit when playing DSD - I backup the SACDs to an ISO file and then extract the 2-Ch DSD files/songs w. no conversion. I believe I correctly set the HQPlayer software to stream native DSD w.out conversion to PCM or resampling. I'll double check, but it looked like the Debussy was receiving a stream at it's highest bitrate.

A quick summary of PS3 SACD ripping:
I purchased a new PS3 60gb circa '06/'07 on ebay. This guaranteed I had a firmware version less than the hacked version 3.55 (you can upgrade but can't downgrade firmware versions unless you like soldering.) I upgraded to 3.55 and installed a patch which allowed me to install the SACD ripping software. You obtain the ripping software source and compile it on Windows or Linux using PS3 libraries (it's pretty simple to do.) So once you have compiled the ripping software and put it on the PS3, the first time you run it, it grabs a set of encryption keys you put on a USB flash drive - keys readily available on the Internet. The software only needs to grab the keys once, the first time you rip a SACD. I have now ripped almost 80 SACDs w. no issues. Now that I can rip SACDs I'm willing to purchase more - the opposite of what the record labels/Sony feared.
Edited by caseyse - 1/10/13 at 8:58pm
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Edited by caseyse - 1/10/13 at 8:36pm
post #20600 of 24765

Hey guys, 

 

research has shown no helpful results.  is the fair offer on a Stax T1 still around $600 bucks, or lower?  how about a pair of sigmas?  what are the going rates?

 

Real nice guy selling some stuff off.  I want to be fair, but I think he wants ebay prices.

post #20601 of 24765

Hi,

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Originally Posted by pkshan View Post

I have a Lambda signature, with the heavy modded T1S,

I don't notice any "etch",the mid-highs are very smooth & liquid.

 

Before mod,the highs are lacking some refinement

 

I have a T1S too which I use with a Lambda Nova Sig. What are your "heavy" mods all about? I'm especially interested in tube rolling as I've had excellent results with rolling the tubes in my preamps and my EAR 549 power monoblocs. I also heavily modded my 3.6 Maggies with good stands and top XOs - after which I cannot understand how any "audiophile" could take them seriously without the mods ...

 

Maybe my LNS is too different to compare with the "normal" Sig but anyway - if you could explain one or the other mod to me, I'd be very thankful.

 

Best regards, Jörg.

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Originally Posted by yawg View Post

Hi,

 

I have a T1S too which I use with a Lambda Nova Sig. What are your "heavy" mods all about? I'm especially interested in tube rolling as I've had excellent results with rolling the tubes in my preamps and my EAR 549 power monoblocs. I also heavily modded my 3.6 Maggies with good stands and top XOs - after which I cannot understand how any "audiophile" could take them seriously without the mods ...

 

Maybe my LNS is too different to compare with the "normal" Sig but anyway - if you could explain one or the other mod to me, I'd be very thankful.

 

Best regards, Jörg.

 

 

Sorry I correct my words, I did notice the etch.
if I don't use the Lambda Signature often, the etch will be more obvious,
 
warm up before listen,pair it with a good source & amp,
the problem can be greatly mitigated
 
it's bloody ugly, but it works lol, I get more intimacy and pure sound after mod
(ecc99 mod(thanks spritzer),up-occ wires,full amrg resistors,elna silmic2,jensen,amtrans & some vcaps capacitors)

 

 

 

post #20603 of 24765

Hi,

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Originally Posted by Downrange View Post



Just messin' with ya!

Great post!

Which Maggies do you own? I've got the 3.6 but spent a lot of sweat and money to get things right. I'd like to share some experiences if you like ...

 

Sorry if this is OT but the rest will be personal. If you like to answer please use my e-mail: yawgie@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

Best regards, Jörg.

post #20604 of 24765

Hi

is it true that the stax headphone could shock you.since im thinking of buying the sr002

post #20605 of 24765
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Originally Posted by LemanRuss9 View Post

Hi

is it true that the stax headphone could shock you.since im thinking of buying the sr002

they won't shock you

stax is like your old friends,no hypocritical,no exaggerating

post #20606 of 24765

Hi all

 

Do you know if there is any thorough  measurements comparing the performances of Stax amplifiers (727) vs others somewhere on the web?

 

Have a nice WE

 

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post #20607 of 24765

So I heard a stax for the first time the other day. Had them on my head for all of twenty seconds and thought "hey, these are pretty good"... then *SNAP* the headband broke.  angry_face.gif

post #20608 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

So I heard a stax for the first time the other day. Had them on my head for all of twenty seconds and thought "hey, these are pretty good"... then *SNAP* the headband broke.  angry_face.gif


which model?  Hope they weren't someone else's...

post #20609 of 24765

anyone has expirence with stax sr 002?

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which model?  

 

404

 

 

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Hope they weren't someone else's...

 

 

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