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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I noticed a problem today with my Stax SR-303. Whenever very low bass notes/tones play, I hear a very loud rattle unless I press the earspeakers against my head. It's so loud that I can hear it without placing the headphones fully on my head. What is going on?

 

I am freaking out right now. My AKG K167 broke literally yesterday, I can't handle my only remaining headphone having obnoxious problems like this.


Hope it won't turn into something expensive..

post #21257 of 24765
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Originally Posted by ri_toast View Post

^ for a moment i thought you'd typed too hard

 

can i run 2 sets of earspeakers; pro and nb stax from an srm-1 mk2 at the same time?

 

Yes. 

post #21258 of 24765

Look inside the earcup and see if the glue that holds the driver has dislodged. 

 

Looks like there's some hair and glue particles under the mesh grille. What do I do about that?

 

EDIT: Fixed that, but there's still rattle. Took the pads off but the driver doesn't seem "loose" or anything...


Edited by Tus-Chan - 3/2/13 at 10:19am
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

 

Yes. 

thanks, just wanted to make sure i wouldn't let the smoke out. <grin>

the 407 is new and they're so close in sound i just want to see if i can pick them out "blind" . My feeling is that the 407's are slightly more resolving than the Lambda nb . running them simultaneously will help me decide if this is true


Edited by ri_toast - 3/2/13 at 10:57am
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Originally Posted by wink View Post

Thinker posted:-

 

 

I hope he doesn't have second thoughts.....

 

 

So, you calling the dude an alien and/or an elephant?

 

He's allowed his opinion - even if it is wrong.

I got 4 emails after cancelling the review, people who are serious about headphones,one member who uses DIY

polypropylene/epoxy/glass fiber composites and Yamamoto pins on Stax sockets to get the best sound out of Staxes! a guy who lives in Russia

Second email from a member of a headphone club in Europe who have already compared BHSE and Malvalve .I might give a review not sure about it (Head-fi has become almost a Kindergarten) 

Regarding to that email Malvalve should sound on Staxes very powerfull,airy ,organic and  with very deep soundstage with the famous Malvalve PRaT.

Time will tell if the Malvalve is seculari terminus on stat amps.


Edited by thinker - 3/2/13 at 10:59am
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A Kindergarden or back to the middle ages when magical thinking was as prevalent as it is becoming again, unfortunately.

Or some of us are not really serious about headphones.


Edited by gilency - 3/2/13 at 11:47am
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One must remember to sacrifice something to appease the audio gods.  Don't mess with Baldur!!! 

 

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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

 

Looks like there's some hair and glue particles under the mesh grille. What do I do about that?

 

EDIT: Fixed that, but there's still rattle. Took the pads off but the driver doesn't seem "loose" or anything...

 

Can't remove the mesh without potentially breaking the driver. 

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I like to add that i got also information that Head amp three is selling quite well because there exist high demand of good Stax amps,i think the demand is in Asia area, the price has already increased to 4390  euros

Malvalve offers also pure Stax amps wich are two models above Head amp three price tag close to 10K and where WES and BHSE looks like toys in comparison

 

 

kopfhör er -ver stär ker 

head amp three 2x12W 2xECC81/4xEF184/4x6V6  

Stax kopfhörerverstärker

head amp one 2x100W 2xECC83/4xEF184/4xECC88+4x6550

head amp four 2x....W 4xECC88/2xECC81/4xEF184/8xoutput tube      i.vorber. 

post #21264 of 24765

Can anyone at least explain why my problem fixes itself as long as I add additional clamping pressure? I find that to me the most bizarre detail of it all.

I have three sets of Lambda pads (and four sets of filters), if I have to I'll just glue the damn things on top of each other to fix this.

post #21265 of 24765
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Originally Posted by gilency View Post

A Kindergarden or back to the middle ages when magical thinking was as prevalent as it is becoming again, unfortunately.

Or some of us are not really serious about headphones.


Great post, gilency. I think the primary driver for such beliefs is that our hearing is based so much more on moods and psychology rather than the equipment itself.

@thinker, I'd love to see the Malvalve review, it does look to have a great functionality aspect but, as others have mentioned, the interface design is pretty atrocious.

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If this is of use to anyone, here's a picture I took of the grill with the pads and the cover off.

 

 

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I see nothing wrong with that.  Could be something internal to the driver, busted dust cover would be what I'd look for. 

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How do I take them apart without destroying the driver? I can see that there are screws under the pads but... I don't know anything past that.

post #21269 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Can anyone at least explain why my problem fixes itself as long as I add additional clamping pressure? I find that to me the most bizarre detail of it all.

I have three sets of Lambda pads (and four sets of filters), if I have to I'll just glue the damn things on top of each other to fix this.

 

Sounds like an issue with the dust seals, perhaps??

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The cool thing about science is that even if you don't believe in it, it's still true.

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