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I'm pretty sure it's the dust seals. Can anyone help me with taking apart the chassis so I can adjust/remove them, if it is plausible? I'm not afraid of DIY, but I think flying blind on what could end up a really costly screw-up is too risky for me.

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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.

 

Those 4 screws just lift the baffle but the drivers are glued to that and then the drivers are glued together with industrial polyurethane.  The metal mesh is stuck on with glue pad as well but it's a pain to remove and reseat. 

post #21273 of 24765

So I'm thinking of rolling some Stax connectors buying the custom teflon ones and changing it out with my SRD-7mk2's, do you guys think that I will get a better bass response out of my stat's?

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So I'm thinking of rolling some Stax connectors buying the custom teflon ones and changing it out with my SRD-7mk2's, do you guys think that I will get a better bass response out of my stat's?

 

The whole jack thing sounds silly, but I can't help thinking that if there was an issue with the dielectric in the sockets (beyond a safety one) then wouldn't it have to be caused by the material acting as a capacitor and influencing the sound that way?

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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. 


I guess more tubes immediately means much better... Such a good thinker.

Does that thing offer option to roll sockets? Man, I can't wait to see their future amp which has outputs in bottom panel.
post #21276 of 24765

Guys please stop bashing that MalValve amp. Maybe then we are still in for a shoot-out of the current popular Stax amps with that new thang. Might be interesting. Many tubes also means much rolling is possible - I realized great improvements in my system rolling tubes.

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Rolling tubes and just stuffing more tubes in an amp for the hell of it are two very different things.  The bottom line is a shared amp which is supposed to work for everything is the master of nothing.  Driving electrostatics before the output transformer has been done for decades and there has been an article stating just that for at least 12 years on Headwize.  This is an approach meant to be cheap and cheerful, high performance was never the plan. 

 

Anybody claiming an amp such as this is better than the BHSE has no engineering know how and doesn't understand what it is about.  Price means nothing, number of tubes used means even less or even how big those tubes are.  The end result is just how much grip the amp has over the diaphragm at any given time and these just don't compare, at all. 

 

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The whole jack thing sounds silly, but I can't help thinking that if there was an issue with the dielectric in the sockets (beyond a safety one) then wouldn't it have to be caused by the material acting as a capacitor and influencing the sound that way?

 

If there was any conduction going on then the breaker would trip as the chassis is always grounded.  I think it is more the case of people wanting to believe there are differences when there are none. 

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One must remember to sacrifice something to appease the audio gods.  Don't mess with Baldur!!! The truth is on much deeper levels -empetus

 

 

 

 

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Rolling tubes and just stuffing more tubes in an amp for the hell of it are two very different things.  The bottom line is a shared amp which is supposed to work for everything is the master of nothing.  Driving electrostatics before the output transformer has been done for decades and there has been an article stating just that for at least 12 years on Headwize.  This is an approach meant to be cheap and cheerful, high performance was never the plan. 

 

Anybody claiming an amp such as this is better than the BHSE has no engineering know how and doesn't understand what it is about.  Price means nothing, number of tubes used means even less or even how big those tubes are.  The end result is just how much grip the amp has over the diaphragm at any given time and these just don't compare, at all. 

 

 

 

Spitzer are you real or just an avatar of Gilmore behind a proxy? I can't believe you exist, you are a kind of echo of him
Regards
Rudi Stor

 

Dear Spritzer 

from a distance objective view this is not healthy .


Edited by empetus - 3/3/13 at 7:17am
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Spitzer are you real or just an avatar of Gilmore behind a proxy? I can't believe you exist, you are a kind of echo of him
Regards
Rudi Stor

 

Dear Spritzer 

from a distance objective view this is not healthy .

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My thoughts exactly...beerchug.gif

and this, too. deadhorse.gif

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Kevin and I don't even look the same, I'm pretty much twice his size.  smily_headphones1.gif  People can look up this thread if they want pictures of us... 

 

The point still stands, the BH same as the T2 uses the tubes perfectly for lowest distortion and optimum power delivery while the other amps, do not behave like that. 

post #21282 of 24765

Hey guys, im getting really interested these days in some Staxx. Especially after both meets ive been to ive never heard such perfection. 

 

I was looking at maybe picking up some Omega 2s, mk1 or 2, no huge preference, I do know the differences. But my main issue then is an amp. To be honest I am on more of a budget than a lot here. Id love to keep it under the $1000 range, but if anything in that range isnt really worth it, then I may pass. 

 

What are your guys' suggestions for a budget amp for the O2 Mk2/1? 

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Hey guys, im getting really interested these days in some Staxx. Especially after both meets ive been to ive never heard such perfection. 

 

I was looking at maybe picking up some Omega 2s, mk1 or 2, no huge preference, I do know the differences. But my main issue then is an amp. To be honest I am on more of a budget than a lot here. Id love to keep it under the $1000 range, but if anything in that range isnt really worth it, then I may pass. 

 

What are your guys' suggestions for a budget amp for the O2 Mk2/1? 

 

Bang for buck wise I thought SRM-1 MKII Pro was a better value than the often-recommended budget amp SRM323S. 323S sounded a tad better, but not worth the twice the asking price of the SRM-1 MKII Pro.

 

I'd say start off with the SRM-1 and save up for a better amp, because upgraditis will hit you eventually anyway. very_evil_smiley.gif

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Spitzer are you real or just an avatar of Gilmore behind a proxy? I can't believe you exist, you are a kind of echo of him
Regards
Rudi Stor

 

Dear Spritzer 

from a distance objective view this is not healthy .

 

Helpful post.

post #21285 of 24765

Hi,

Please, help me with an useful information that I needed. Who knows if the headband assembly that fits for sr404 is fine as size and fit for the limited edition of Stax (sr-404LE)?

 

http://www.audiocubes2.com/product_info.php/products_id/286

 

Thank you,
 

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