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post #21346 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Btw im assuming from that post that it is possible to recable stax? Not a huge fan of the stock cord. 

 

He recalled it with another Stax cable...lol
post #21347 of 24765

The change in sound from applying soldering iron heat near the drivers is probably several orders of magnitude greater than the change in cable

 

Same with the change in sound from a slightly different re-assembly of the headphones

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post #21348 of 24765
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Please start your own thread if you start talking about cables.
post #21349 of 24765
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

The change in sound from applying soldering iron heat near the drivers is probably several orders of magnitude greater than the change in cable

 

Same with the change in sound from a slightly different re-assembly of the headphones

 

Now that you mention this, it's a rather scary endeavour to recable these cans! It's not like the dust screens or diaphragm are very thick. Hopefully, there was no flux in the solder mix ;)

post #21350 of 24765
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

 

Now that you mention this, it's a rather scary endeavour to recable these cans! It's not like the dust screens or diaphragm are very thick. Hopefully, there was no flux in the solder mix ;)

 

I suggest avoiding solder altogether.  He needs to weld those cables on..... inert gas welding, no less, so as not to introduce oxygen into the copper.

 

By soldering he has introduced tin, silver, lead and a good deal of oxygen into the joint.  The oxygen will electromigrate into the copper cable, eventually reaching the amplifier and poisoning the tube cathodes and /or semiconductor junction doping.....

 

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Edited by milosz - 3/7/13 at 4:11am
post #21351 of 24765
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

The change in sound from applying soldering iron heat near the drivers is probably several orders of magnitude greater than the change in cable

 

Same with the change in sound from a slightly different re-assembly of the headphones

 

True and if he soldered without solid covers over the entire drivers then there is a good chance flux castoff did some serious damage. 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Soon you know it, people are going against the good engineering from Stax and start recabling there SR-009's with all kinds of shenanigans.

 

Exactly.  To those of you inquiring about this, please do not pollute this thread.  I beg you to start your own thread.  Or go back to dynamics.

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Yeah it's already destroyed wink.gif

post #21354 of 24765
You guys just don't get it; not surprised.
More organic sound? That is the more ignorant comment ever in this thread.
Now, go somewhere else, i.e. the magical cables thread.
I promise I won't berate you there.
Edited by gilency - 3/7/13 at 8:33am
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I need to buy a transformer for a Stax amp but for the life of me I can't find a picture of a power cord.  Does Stax use 2 or 3 prong power plugs?

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Google images?

 

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Yes.  I was actually looking for the cord itself but I suppose that socket means it's a 3 prong with a generic power cord.  Thanks

 

Woops. I guess not all amps are the same.  Looking at the back of the SRM-252S I see this. I guess I'll just get a 3 prong transformer and be prepared for anything.

 

 


Edited by coredump - 3/7/13 at 10:11am
post #21358 of 24765
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Originally Posted by gilency View Post

You guys just don't get it; not surprised.
More organic sound? That is the more ignorant comment ever in this thread.
Now, go somewhere else, i.e. the magical cables thread.
I promise I won't berate you there.

FWIW I was just asking for costmetic and usability standpoint. I know there probably wasnt going to be any if at all difference in sound. 

post #21359 of 24765
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

FWIW I was just asking for costmetic and usability standpoint. I know there probably wasnt going to be any if at all difference in sound. 

OK, I think I was drunk when I made these comments; I meant what I said about opening a new thread about cables, but it came out too rude. Sorry.frown.gif


Edited by gilency - 3/7/13 at 9:55pm
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Lol its all good, my main curiosity was if it was even possible to recable stax. In reality it would take me damaging the cable in some way to attempt to alter it. 

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