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That Ken Rockwell should not be consulted when it comes to Stax!


x10, or anything else for that matter tongue.gif

Wait why? I briefly glanced through his reviews, and they seemed pretty positive.

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Wait why? I briefly glanced through his reviews, and they seemed pretty positive.

Well, everybody is entitled to have their specific opinion about almost anything.

When it comes to Mr. Rockwell, he tends to be very positive about almost anything. A great deal of the advice he is giving on his website seems to be contradictive, at least to me. I'd say he is a happy guy that might be writing a lot about stuff he is very enthusiastic about, but at the same time could benefit a great deal from having a great deal more insights to the stuff :-)

In rgrds to camera stuff there are a lot of other sources on the web to consult, and in rgrds to Earspeakers I would rather trawl this forum ;-)

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He knows nothing about cameras and even less about Stax.  He makes money off that POS site so why on earth would be be negative.  Might drive down the traffic...

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True...he makes the Ultrasone Edition 8's sound like a glorious headphone. When I tried it, I was pretty unimpressed by them and can't believe people actually pay $$$ for it. >.>

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I have the SR-007 Mk2.5 arriving shortly and was looking at gettin either the LL2 or BHSE (leaning towards the LL2). Would it be more wise to go for the SRM-717 (heard it's basically a KGSS with the Stax name) and save for the SR-009? 

 

Any thoughts?

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I can say for certain the LL2 is a definite step up from the 717 but have not heard he BHSE.  It's pretty much also going to be a considerable step up based on what's known...  In fact I like the KGSS better than the 717 and wish I never sold mine.

 

I have this internal debate with myself each and every day of whether or not to jump from o2mk1 to 009.  Phase two would be about the amp...

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I can say for certain the LL2 is a definite step up from the 717 but have not heard he BHSE.  It's pretty much also going to be a considerable step up based on what's known...  In fact I like the KGSS better than the 717 and wish I never sold mine.

 

I have this internal debate with myself each and every day of whether or not to jump from o2mk1 to 009.  Phase two would be about the amp...

 

Thank you for that. Think I'll hold off for the LL2 or BHSE.

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They just sit around the center opening, not much more to it. 

 

Thanks Birgir , the drivers on mine are pretty off center and sounds muffled compared to my other pair. I just might send  them to StaxUSA for repair.

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Any thoughts?

I would skip (send back) any SR007 phones and do anything I could to get my hands on a pair of 009s, which nobody could ever pry from me.

If you have to get a cheap amp or source for a while until you can afford better, I would do so, but to me the 009s are the main kernal to build a great system upon.

The 009 reveals extreme detail in a musical way that can sink deep in to your brain in ways I never heard any audio system do.

It can be bright if you don't line up the food chain right, but you'll get there if you work at it a bit.


Edited by rgs9200m - 5/22/13 at 9:39pm
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Ok Ken Rockwell should not be consulted when it comes to Stax.

 

My question was is the SRM 1 MK2 good enough for the Omega II and the SRM T1 good for the Lambdas? Are there any experiences?

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Both the SRM 1 and T1 are good for the Lambda's (with my preference leaning towards the T1 for them). 

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T1 is great for Lambdas.  SRM-1 is probably the lowest amp I'd recommend for the O2s if on a budget.

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ok thanks! biggrin.gif
 

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on a heavily modded T1/SRM1MK2

The LNS will sound much better than O2. the lambda signature sound even better

 

changing the wires to PCOCC-A

didn't change the caps yet, sound is very good already ,much refined than the stock srm600,007ta


Edited by pkshan - 5/23/13 at 1:17am
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Why on earth did you replace the secondary wires on the transformer?  Ohh wait, I forgot my golden rule, never try to reason to crazy people who believe a length of conductor has magical properties... 

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

I can say for certain the LL2 is a definite step up from the 717 but have not heard he BHSE.  It's pretty much also going to be a considerable step up based on what's known...  In fact I like the KGSS better than the 717 and wish I never sold mine.

 

I have this internal debate with myself each and every day of whether or not to jump from o2mk1 to 009.  Phase two would be about the amp...

 

You do know that the 717 can be made to sound pretty close to the KGSS?  Even though it is a licensed version of the KGSS, Stax made a real mess of the output stage so it can be "fixed". 

 

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Thanks Birgir , the drivers on mine are pretty off center and sounds muffled compared to my other pair. I just might send  them to StaxUSA for repair.

 

I'd just buy some double sided tape and save a bundle of money.  smily_headphones1.gif

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