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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

How the heck do you find out what um thickness version your Signature has? 
Easy, get some measuring tape. tongue.gif
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lol, I was waiting for somebody to make a post like that. tongue.gif

post #22338 of 24765
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

So I've decided to get a Stax rig although a "budget" amp compared to those of you with BHSE and the like. The O2 and the SRM-323S will probably be it for me unless I can find a good deal in the future when I can afford more. I just have to hope I can find an O2 in the FS for a good price from a good seller.

 

My best rig so far has been a HD800 rig which I'm not parting ways with but I've sold off my HE6 rig so hopefully I've made the right decision.

 

I went the route of building a "single rig to drive all headphones". The WA22 will drive a T1/HD800 or LCD2/3 quite well on its own with the right tubes. Then I had it modded to preamp duty to pump the signal on to a balanced integrated/power amp for earspeakers like the K1000 and HE6. After that it's a no-brainer to add a WEE energizer and my electrostatic headphone of preference to complete the circle.

 

It's a pretty easy template to follow, without duplicating my exact equipment choices. I think that it's beneficial to stay balanced in a chain like this to minimize the possibility of noise and crosstalk, but it probably isn't necessary. I guess my main point is this way I can roll transducers instead of rigs. I can tweak cables or swap out sources and even amplification components while keeping the rig essentially the same.


Edited by grokit - 5/18/13 at 10:10pm
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Or you can just buy one really good speaker amp with pre-amp, build a dummy load for the amp so you can run dynamic headphones off it, while powering something more demanding such as the HE-6/K1k off speaker taps.

post #22340 of 24765

I have to add a dummy load to my WA22 whenever I switch it to preamp duty. It's not the most convenient procedure (I insert a special TRS plug), but it keeps the signal pure according to Woo.

post #22341 of 24765

Interesting.

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my #27xxx late version lambda signature have more bass than the LNS/407/507,

bass quantity is close to the lambda pro, 

 

but I am sure they are not pro driver in sig frame, lambda pro don't use PVC dust cover.

their timbre are different too.

 

 1.5um was mentioned in a Japanese web site:

http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/STAX/SR-LambdaSignature.html

anyway, I don't care how thick they are, only sound is important.

 

with the 507 leather pad, they sound even better!

I've sold all my other lambdas, because I see no reason to keep them

the lambda signature soundstage & basses are gorgeous, best vocal I've heard, best highs in Lambda family, 

and they sound most realistic to me


Edited by pkshan - 5/19/13 at 1:12am
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Lambda Sig's are known to be pretty bright sounding. Maybe your pair was modified?

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If they claim the drivers were changed in the early 90's then they would have used the Spirit (Pro Classic in Europe) drivers.  If you have a picture then I can spot them in an instant. 

 

I do have a set of Spirit drivers here in a SR-303 shell somewhere...

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What's the difference?

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Early lambda signature sound like bookshelf speakers,

the late sig sound like floor standing speakers,

the later one just sound bigger, heavier &...louder (higher volume)basshead.gif

 

 

 

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No foam/clothe dampening in them by stock?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

No foam/clothe dampening in them by stock?

 

If you mean the woolly, yellow stuff I dont think they ever had that.

 

What the lambda sigs did have is a thin, see-through foam mesh that played no dampening function.

post #22349 of 24765
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Lambda Sig's are known to be pretty bright sounding. Maybe your pair was modified?

 

They might be a little bit 'bright' but they're no problem for me. On the other hand if I spend 2 minutes with the HD800s I'm grappling my head in pain.

post #22350 of 24765
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Originally Posted by pkshan View Post

Early lambda signature sound like bookshelf speakers,

the late sig sound like floor standing speakers,

the later one just sound bigger, heavier &...louder (higher volume)basshead.gif

 

 

 

 

That's just a normal Signature driver.  There is also no truth to units after 27000 being any different, I just found one in my stash with a S/N of almost 37000 and it sounds just like all my other Signatures. 

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