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This made my day. atsmile.gif

x 2

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Completely off-topic, but this brought a smile to my face and made me think of spritzer. What a gorgeous place.

 

http://vimeo.com/63042888

The Nordic equivalent of the Sennheiser Veil........

 

 

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This made my day. atsmile.gif

x 2

x 3

 

But not nearly as entertaining as:-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656394/too-much-competition-what-headphones-should-i-get-for-100-180

 

Start from post 15.

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Wink, FYI you can link threads to a specific post for people to start from. Just copy the link from the top right that says the post number.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656394/too-much-competition-what-headphones-should-i-get-for-100-180#post_9281358
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Oh man, that thread was good when warren broke everything down in his post.

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Given current exchange rates, what would be a good purchase price for a used 009 in excellent condition in box? A price I could patiently wait for over 1-3 months, not having a need to purchase immediately.
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Speaking of transformers, the Mafia has been there and done that...  tongue.gif

 

 

 That one was about 8kg... 

 

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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

Completely off-topic, but this brought a smile to my face and made me think of spritzer. What a gorgeous place.

 

http://vimeo.com/63042888

 

It's a nice picture but doctored quite a bit.  IMO the amount of light isn't all that impressive, how it moves in the sky is though. 

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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

Speaking of transformers, the Mafia has been there and done that...  tongue.gif

 

 

 That one was about 8kg... 

 

 

It's a nice picture but doctored quite a bit.  IMO the amount of light isn't all that impressive, how it moves in the sky is though. 

Gorgeous.

 

My wire weed-gardens have atrocious esthetics, but sound great. Once I get them working properly, I have a tendency to just listen and do not persist on the looks.  Getting quality transformers is the problem, which is my reservation about the commercial products.


Edited by cjfrbw - 4/4/13 at 11:46am
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Some physics guys at UC-Berkeley have made an electrostatic driver with a graphene diaphragm. http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/mar/29/graphene-loudspeaker-could-rival-commercial-speakers-and-earphones

 

Wonder if that will ever go anywhere.

 

Nice if it sparks a renewed interest is stat designs. They call it an electrostatically driven graphene speaker (EDGS). http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1303/1303.2391.pdf

 

Current stat membranes are pretty thin but this would challenge the membraneless ionophone.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionophone.

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I just received an SRX MKIII Pro from anthonyfirst. It is now sitting in my office SRM1 MK2 amp along with the lowbias SRXIII.  My first impressions of the Pro are very good. It has little or none of the nasal honk of the low bias and a much better bass response. Why on earth didn't Stax make more of them?

 

This one is not AN original model but rather an SRXII with  Gamma Pro drivers and cable. Of course my low bias model is also modded with a silver cable added by a headfier whom I don't recall.  My first Stax was an SRXIII low bias which I sold to a  friend to the UK.  I remember it somewhat fondly and later bought the silver cable model through Head-Fi.  From time to time I really like it but it definitely needs a boost in the bass to take one away from other phones.   The Pro version solveS this problem quite well.


Edited by edstrelow - 4/4/13 at 5:09pm
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The SR-X Mk3 Pro is indeed quite special.  Truly fixes everything that was wrong with the normal bias version and makes the Grado HP1000 sound a bit... off to be honest. 

 

Going by the serial numbers on the real Mk3 Pro's that I've owned Stax made almost 1000 of them but not many were sold to normal owners.  Most were used as professional monitor sets and the 4070 came about as some of those users want to get new sets. 

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The RKV design is quite bad to put it mildly so I'd take the reviews from back then with a few pounds of salt.  Some people tried to modify the RKV but there is no way to polish that particular circuit. 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Spritzer.

 

Can you explain to me why, according you, the circuits of the amplifier OTL RKV Mark2 would be bad, in particular for an original direct association with the WEE+009 ? Not enough output voltage ? Too much distorsion ? Bad harmonious ?

Thank you for your expertise.

 

Attached a link towards the technical documentation of the Audiovalve RKV mark 2 ; a Germanic OTL amplifier.

http://www.audiovalve.info/nav/rkv_en.html

 

As well as a review of this amplifier in head-fi

http://www.head-fi.org/t/13794/audiovalve-rkv-mk-ii-review

 

PS : Here a photography of my system at the house; pleasant?

The SMR 007t2 is in loan this WE by a friend.

 

 

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/549442DSC0277b.jpg (original photo)

 

Audiomat D1 drive and dac Audiomat Maestro Reference

SRM 727 ; SRM 007T2 ; RKV-WEE

007 mk2/“mk3“ ; 009

Connection cables : Actinote Aria

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I paid a lot to get a pristine pair of SR-X Mk3 Pro's but sure is a bargain compared to what a pair of Grado HP1000's seem to cost.

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whoops got my threads mixed up


Edited by grokit - 4/6/13 at 8:07am
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it all started by a simple comment here that the Lambda signature has " super fast transients "

Me willing to try that, started my pursuit.

 - first i confused Lambda signature for lambda 404 signature, then thought " hay 404 LE is the better version of it, lets get that " , so got 404LE.

 - then i came to know that original pro and signature had thinner diaphragm, so i got the original Pro.

 - Before all that i had the LNS.

 - now 2 days back i won an auction for 404 signature and its 006 amp.

 - Still dont have the said "signature"

 

looking back ...i have become a lambda collector!

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Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post

 

Nice if it sparks a renewed interest is stat designs. They call it an electrostatically driven graphene speaker (EDGS). http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1303/1303.2391.pdf

 

Current stat membranes are pretty thin but this would challenge the membraneless ionophone.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionophone.

That paper on arxiv.org  looks as though it was typed on some old typewriter, then scanned in.  Odd appearance.

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