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post #20791 of 24765
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Originally Posted by jeffreyfranz View Post

Hi, all: I have been using the SR-507 and 006ts for awhile. Sometimes it has been heavenly, at other times a bit lean or bright,  or maybe it's that I feel like I have to turn the volume up too high trying to get dynamics and a sense of fullness. So... There is a SRM-1/Mk2 for sale on the sale forum. Not the prettiest but not the rattiest I've ever seen. Seller asking $400. 

 

Basically have three questions for the veterans:

  1. Will this unit provide a markedly upgraded sound vs. the 006ts with my 507s?
  2. Price range I have seen in my research says $300-$700 (the reviews on this site and info on Wikiphonia). $400 still considered a fair price for a unit with a few dings?
  3. I may have a chance to get a 007A soon; people here still feel the SRM1/2 is a viable match to drive the 007A with good sound?.  

 

I know it's tempting, but please don't just say, "Get the 007A (or a 009) and a BHSE." Not in my ballpark. Lots of words from me, I know, but I did due diligence at least via searches. BTW, Spritzer, do you know that Martin-Logan used to say to clean their "naked" panel models by vacuuming against the grill/stator? (I'm a Quad man, myself.)

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.  

 

yes..the 507 is a little lean,bright & bland, you won't see a huge difference by changing amp

Try lambda nova signature, it is fuller, sweeter,  very musical & natural, they sound LOVELY.

(my LNS has the 507 leather pad on it)

I've put the 507 back to the box..the 507s are good for monitoring,because their clean sound


Edited by pkshan - 1/28/13 at 10:14pm
post #20792 of 24765
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Originally Posted by pkshan View Post

yes..the 507 is a little lean,bright & bland, you won't see a huge difference by changing amp

Try lambda nova signature, it is fuller, sweeter,  very musical & natural, they sound LOVELY.

(my LNS has the 507 leather pad on it)

I've put the 507 back to the box..the 507s are good for monitoring,because their clean sound

 

 

For "fuller, sweeter, very musical" the lambda normals are much better ;)

post #20793 of 24765
So to get a very detailed natural sound it's either the old lambdas or the Lambda novas, I supposed the 009 will exceed all expectations? And will the SRM-1 MK 2 drive the 009?
post #20794 of 24765

$400 for an SRM-1 MK2 is asking a little too much. They usually come with the older vintage Lambda models between $250-350. But yet again this is price basing off fleabay.

post #20795 of 24765

Well, I'm very, very close to owning my own Stax, but I've got a problem. I spent so much on the gear that I might not have enough bank to get my stuff from customs! frown.gif

post #20796 of 24765
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

 

For "fuller, sweeter, very musical" the lambda normals are much better ;)

+1 here.  I love my normals...

post #20797 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Well, I'm very, very close to owning my own Stax, but I've got a problem. I spent so much on the gear that I might not have enough bank to get my stuff from customs! frown.gif

Make sure you have an integrated amp you can connect the adapter terminals up to. (referring to the 2170 in the F/S section).

post #20798 of 24765
Make sure you have an integrated amp you can connect the adapter terminals up to. (referring to the 2170 in the F/S section).

 

Say what? I need something else besides the earspeakers, the energizer, and a DAC?

post #20799 of 24765
You need a power amplifier to output a signal which the energizer converts to the power needed to drive the earspeakers.
post #20800 of 24765
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Originally Posted by livewire View Post

Although I must say that my ODAC does just fine.smile.gif

 

If you add a good power supply to it (eg: Vaunix hub or similar) it gets even better.

 

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Originally Posted by jeffreyfranz View Post

Hi, all:

have been using the SR-507 and 006ts for awhile. Sometimes it has been heavenly, at other times a bit lean or bright.  Or maybe it's that I feel like I have to turn the volume up too high trying to get dynamics and a sense of fullness. So... There is a SRM-1/Mk2 for sale on the sale forum. Not the prettiest but not the rattiest I've ever seen. Seller asking $400. I have three questions on which I would appreciate your feedback:

 

  1. Will this unit provide a markedly upgraded sound vs. the 006ts with my 507s?
  2. Price range I have seen in my research says $300-$700 (the reviews on this site and info on Wikiphonia). $400 still considered a fair price for a unit with a few dings?
  3. I may have a chance to get a 007A soon; do people here still feel the SRM1/2 is a good match to drive the 007A?  

 

I know it's tempting, but please don't just say, "Get the 007A (or a 009) and a BHSE." Not in my ballpark. Lots of words from me, I know, but I did due diligence at least via searches. BTW, Spritzer, do you know that Martin-Logan used to say to clean their "naked" panel models by vacuuming against the grill/stator? (I'm a Quad man, myself.)

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.  

 

PS: I forgot the music. I listen mainly to "classical" music from all periods except modern; small-combo jazz, especially live; ECM jazz (the spacey or environmental stuff); female singers; Ray Charles; blues; classical guitar; folk music plus the usual audiophile discs. I am just starting to get involved in hi-def downloads and will try the Chesky binaurals next.

 

Stax earspeakers are not Martin Logan panels. If you vacuumed a pair, you will destroy the membranes and the headphones. 

 

IMO if you need better dynamics, you might be better suited to a pair of orthos and suitable amplification (eg: Audeze or Hifiman) than 'stats. However, for best results with those, you still need to make a serious amp investment.

post #20801 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

You need a power amplifier to output a signal which the energizer converts to the power needed to drive the earspeakers.

Exactly. You can't just feed Stax stats off DAC's and regular headphone amplifiers by line in and regular RCA jacks. 

 

DAC > Power/integrated speaker amplifier (speaker terminals) > SRM-252S => SR-207 earspeakers.

post #20802 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post

I asked this question before, but I didn't get an answer.

 

Anyways, is it safe to use my Stax when the foam has rottened off? I mean is it possible for dust/hair go into the drivers and damage them?

There's a DUST BARRIER of plastic film inside all Stax earcups, the drivers are in effect sealed inside airtight PLASTIC BAGS,  It's not possible for dust to get into the drivers as long as the fairly sturdy internal dust covers are intact.  If dust was able to get into the driver at all, they would soon fail.  The electrostatic charge would ATTRACT dust and probably without the dust seals a pair of electrostatic headphones wouldn't last even a few days before problems or complete failure.

post #20803 of 24765

Unless I'm mistaken the 252S is an amp, not an energizer.

post #20804 of 24765

You are correct:

 

Stax Website quote "The SRM-252S is an exclusive driver unit (amplifier) for driving STAX ear speakers with PRO-bias 5 pins. Its line input can directly connect to the audio output terminal of CD player, portable audio player and PC. The SRM-252S has a simple design that excels in sound quality employing the carefully selected newest high-voltage transistors and low-noise FETs. The output stage featuring the emitter-follower configuration reinforces the driving performance and also realized the smooth sound quality. Moreover, the class-A amplification throughout the stages with no coupling capacitors reproduces exhaustively the finest nuance of music. Although the SRM-252S includes a class-A DC amplifier in a compact CD jacket size case, the internal heat is effectively dissipated through the chassis of aluminum extrusion material to improve the reliability over a long period of time. Also, the parallel output terminal was added to distribute the source signal so that a loud speaker may also be simultaneously used when source equipment has only a pair of output terminals."

 

SRM-252S SPECIFICATIONS:

Type
:All-stage semiconductors, Low-noise dual FET input Class A operation, Pure balance DC amplifier configuration Earspeaker driver unit
Frequency Response :DC to 35,000Hz with SR-207 (with SR-207)
High Harmonic Distortion :Max 0.01% (1kHz at 100V r.m.s. )
Gain :58dB (x800)
Input Terminal
:1 RCA with 1 RCA parallel out
Rated Input Level :125mV / 100V Outputs
Max. Input Level :30V (at minimum volume level)
Input Impedance :50KΩ(RCA)
Max. Output Voltage :280V r.m.s. (1kHz)
Standard Bias Voltage :PRO 580V x 1
Power Voltage Frequency :117V (50Hz / 60Hz)
Power Consumption :4W DC12V
Temperature & Humidity :0 to 35ºC / 90% max. without condensation
Dimensions :5.2 (W) x 1.5 (H) x 5.2 (D) in
Weight :1.2lbs
Color :Silver

Edited by bearFNF - 1/29/13 at 5:22pm
post #20805 of 24765
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Originally Posted by loligagger View Post

Unless I'm mistaken the 252S is an amp, not an energizer.
Then he has what he needs and can obviously skip the power amp. What I get for skimming and not paying proper attention...
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