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Is it a tendency for European ebay sellers to list vintage Stax gear at extremely inflated prices? There is a pair of Sigma's for over 3000 euros, a Lambda Signature + T1 for 1000+ euros ???

 

That seems quite cheap compared to wiktor the professional flipper. That idiot has a pair of lambda sigs + srm-007t for GBP1800 (close to $2700)

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That seems quite cheap compared to wiktor the professional flipper. That idiot has a pair of lambda sigs + srm-007t for GBP1800 (close to $2700)

Well his Polish, I think that's saying something. ph34r.gif

 

Btw, nice Stax collection you got there jjinh. beerchug.gif


Edited by DefQon - 5/11/13 at 11:36pm
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Well his Polish, I think that's saying something. ph34r.gif

 

I thought everything was cheap in Poland... well that's what the Polish people I've talked to have told me.

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I thought everything was cheap in Poland... well that's what the Polish people I've talked to have told me.

Well not with vintage audio gear, ludicrously expensive on a few vintage audio stuff I've searched up before. So far sellers from Italy, Poland and some audio companies from Germany have ridiculously priced Stax gear on there ebay domain.

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Didnt see the EUR3000 sigmas from Italy but I did find an Italian LNS for EUR800. Apparently the guy paid 2700000 lira for them - considering the rate of inflation they had before they joined the euro that's probably only like 10c

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Didnt see the EUR3000 sigmas from Italy but I did find an Italian LNS for EUR800. Apparently the guy paid 2700000 lira for them - considering the rate of inflation they had before they joined the euro that's probably only like 10c

Yeah 800euros is still a rip off for the LNS. I've seen LNS' popup on the UK ebay domain + a T1W amp for $850 with a vintage HPS-1 stand after the GBP conversion, I tried my best talking the seller to ship them to Australia but he just didn't budge. Also LNS' on Yahoo Japan auctions go for around $350-500 (after rate conversion). So far the only two expensive Lambda frame stat's that go for quite a lot are the Sigma Pro's and 404 LE. One I just sold because I didn't like the condition and needed money and the other I'm still looking for.

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Spritzer, I used a fully synthetic 5W-30  oil with my SR-007 MK 1's until they had 10,000 miles on them, then I switched to 10W-30.

 

(Guessing at 0.007 inches of total peak-peak diaphragm travel, and 10,000 Hz driving the diaphragms, the diaphragms will have moved a total of 1 mile is just over 15 minutes. Played continuously, the diaphragms will have "traveled" 10,000 miles in about 105 days- at which time one should drain their oil, change the filter and switch to a slightly heavier oil....)

 

This helps the electrostatic fields to "bed in"......  evil_smiley.gif

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Haha nice one milosz.

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At the risk of not letting a sleeping dog lie...

 

The running time that is accomplished at the STAX factory is almost certainly to uncover defects and failures that can occur early in the life of any piece of equipment.  

 

These failures are commonly referred to as "infant mortality" and are difficult to predict.  Reliability engineers typically use this type of bathtub curve to visualize these failures.  When a product is able to operate without failure through this relatively short period of time the confidence in it's long term reliability increases rapidly.  

 

 

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I think the "burn in time" at the Stax factory is just the employees listening to tunes on all the great headphones coming off the line.....  come on, you KNOW they all wear headphones all day long at Stax HQ!

 

"Hey Yoshi you got to listen to this tune on the '009's!"

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That actually makes the most sense of any explanation I've heard yet!

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I'm guessing that the EU sellers in particular are reflecting a higher cost of Stax equipment, VATs and what-not?

 

It seems like US and Japanese sellers offer the best second-hand prices but I could be mistaken.

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I'm guessing that the EU sellers in particular are reflecting a higher cost of Stax equipment, VATs and what-not?

 

It seems like US and Japanese sellers offer the best second-hand prices but I could be mistaken.


+1.

 

@DefCon, btw I  am not sure how stereotyping by someone's nationality has anything to with the gear prices?

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Well his Polish, I think that's saying something. ph34r.gif

is this really funny?
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Do Lambdas typically distort heavily at high volumes? I can't seem to get more than a mediocre volume of bass out of mine, even with an EQ.

 

EDIT: This might have been because I was running off of battery (at 9.6V) on my energizer. Will double-check.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 5/12/13 at 2:20pm
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