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Good solid DAC that 1500.  The only "downside" is that it doesn't accept more of the hi resolution files that are popular now.

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Good solid DAC that 1500.  The only "downside" is that it doesn't accept more of the hi resolution files that are popular now.
Indeed. No need for 24-bit support if you only play Redbook, though. smily_headphones1.gif
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Is it possible I can reuse my leather pads on my lambda sig's? Earlier someone mentioned I need some new adhesive if I am going to move the pads or something like that. How would I go about it?

 

Also, can anyone tell me which pads I have (they are 100% black, not original pads)?

 

 

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I believe that the back of my 507 pads are covered in rubber cement or something similar, and that seems to work well. I can remove them and stick them back on with no problems.

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Are mine pleather or leather pads, do you know? I think they must be pleather, though I'm not sure. Also, on the back of my pads, there is only (p)leather.

 

Do you think the displacement of my pads affect sound quality?

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Good solid DAC that 1500.  The only "downside" is that it doesn't accept more of the hi resolution files that are popular now.

I don't listen to any super hires files regardless. I think I'll be okay xD
post #23407 of 24765

If Lambda Sig/Basic/Pro have good pads that are thicker and better than the current ones. Would it work to strip a nonworking Lambda of its pads, and reapply some fixative to stick it on a, for example, 202?

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Are mine pleather or leather pads, do you know? I think they must be pleather, though I'm not sure. Also, on the back of my pads, there is only (p)leather.

 

Do you think the displacement of my pads affect sound quality?

Only the SR-507 and SR-404 Limited Edition come with genuine leather pads. All the other Lambda's are all pleather. All Lambda pads are interchangeable with each every Lambda model from the original 30 year old Lambda to the current SR-507. You can use double side 3M tape to fix it onto the mounting plate. I recommend to clean up any messy/sticky left over residue from the previous adhesive.

 

Pads can make a difference to sound due to seal, isolation and comfort.

 

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If Lambda Sig/Basic/Pro have good pads that are thicker and better than the current ones. Would it work to strip a nonworking Lambda of its pads, and reapply some fixative to stick it on a, for example, 202?

If you can find some spare or rip off the older pads to fit it onto the 202. Early serial number based 202's came with the thicker pads such as my current 202's. The older thicker pads were discontinued over a decade ago and no distributor stock them. The downside with some of the older pads is the inner memory foam of the pad is squished sometimes.

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"miceblue joins the battle!"

I just ordered a SRS-2170 from Japan. This is the first STAX system I've owned but I live in America. Do you guys have a recommended transformer to use with the SRM-252S for an American?

Thanks in advance.

Hey, that's great!
I just ordered the SRS-2170 myself from Elusive Disc, they were running a 10% off sale this week.
I should be getting it next week.
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Only the SR-507 and SR-404 Limited Edition come with genuine leather pads. All the other Lambda's are all pleather. All Lambda pads are interchangeable with each every Lambda model from the original 30 year old Lambda to the current SR-507. You can use double side 3M tape to fix it onto the mounting plate. I recommend to clean up any messy/sticky left over residue from the previous adhesive.

 

Pads can make a difference to sound due to seal, isolation and comfort.

 

If you can find some spare or rip off the older pads to fit it onto the 202. Early serial number based 202's came with the thicker pads such as my current 202's. The older thicker pads were discontinued over a decade ago and no distributor stock them. The downside with some of the older pads is the inner memory foam of the pad is squished sometimes.

Do you have pictures comparing the thickness of the thicker vs newer pads?

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Do you have pictures comparing the thickness of the thicker vs newer pads?

I can take pictures of the pads itself on the Lambda's but not going to rip it off. Gimme a sec..

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I can take pictures of the pads itself on the Lambda's but not going to rip it off. Gimme a sec..

Haha of course, of course.

 

There's a defective Lambda Sig on the for sales right now. And I was wondering how (if the seller lets me buy the pad parts) I'd attach them to my incoming 202, seeing that I'd need more adhesive.


Edited by EveTan - 7/5/13 at 6:20pm
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Scotch double side tape, 3M double side tape all work fine. 

 

Hmm seem's that  I do have some left pads.

 

Here's pics.

 

 

It is not noticeable but it is once you wear it. On the left hand side is the newer 202 pads and same material used for the modern line as well. It is softer and thinner by a bit. The right hand side with the white paper is the older 202 pads (same as the vintage lineup). The foam used is more dense so once you put the earspeakers on your head your ears don't touch the mesh of the drivers unlike the newer softer pads that squish inwards.


Edited by DefQon - 7/5/13 at 6:58pm
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About the SR-202s, earlier models had thicker pads with open cell foam. Pads on later models were slightly thinner and made of a harder material that I find less comfortable. They also included an inner cloth lining.

 

I'd say they changed the included pads before serial no. SB1-4000 but of course I do not know the exact number.

post #23415 of 24765

Had a listen to my SR202's and Johnwmclean's 007Mk1's on his BHSE last night.

 

Heck, even the 202's sounded great on the amp...... The 007's were sublime - as usual...

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