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I'm happy man today.
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Do tell?
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Did someone get laid while listening to glorious STAX? :D

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Originally Posted by duncan1 View Post

DefQon-- Yes the NTE369 would work  it   has a gain of 30 compared to the 2SC1828 which has a range of 30--200 at 200MA bias But there is little or no choice . I went through the books the nearest I came up with- which has =800V/low amps/gain at bias of 300MA AND 7MHZ. is=  BUW84/85= 800/400-max current 2 amps-50W -FT-20MHZ-gain of 50 at 100MA bias which is a higher gain for equivalent bias and a FT of 20MHZ  which is good for what it is.. But it is a UK/EU type. It is also a SOT  82 build like a TO247[TOP3] build  -with if I remember fully plastic enclosed [requiring no mica washer etc to insulate it.]  And thats after  checking out 1000s. 

Thanks a lot, I've got good news and after going through hades these past few days 5-6 hours of searching and calling American suppliers if they have it, I've got 2 quotes from two separate companies saying they have stock. Original Sanken TO-66 1828 pieces too. Although no luck on the 2SD594 yet.

 

One supplier:

 

 

Quote:
Good news first.  Shopping cart is working. I have several orders in hand. You need to create an account to place an order.
Next, I do have the following

2SC1828                 TO-66        US $ 3.10 each  in stock, yes original Sanken

Bad news,
2SD594    not available, not in our database. Perhaps I can look for a sub if you like.

 

And the quote price of another supplier:

 

 

Quote:

We have received your Request for Quote, and we are happy to quote you the following:

 

 

Quote ID

Part Number Requested

Part Number Quoted

Manufacturer Quoted

Quantity Requested

Quantity Quoted

Price Quoted

 

 

1221196

2SC1828

2SC1828

SANK

10

 10

$38.65 EACH

 
 

» Your Part Number: NA   

                »   Mfg Requested:SavantIC 

»         Lead Time:    3-4 days to me» Description:

 

Really stunned by the price difference of the two suppliers. Definitely going with the first option except they have a minimum order of $25.00 and no clue how much international shipping is. I'm going to buy half there stock to future proof myself.

 

With the BUW84/85, these turned up with no results despite having the closest tech spec ratings to the original Sanken.

 

But a big thanks to you for the help and information. 

 

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Does anyone else share the same experience as I do with the O2 in that it lacks detail? I found it to be quite lacking, even compared to a very poorly measuring Little Dot 1+.

I wouldn't say the O2 is a piece of crap, it's pretty good for it's base DIY price it's worth $30-60 even less if you have some of the parts on hand, but the circuit design is horrible, I mean power jack at the front?.

 

What I really disliked about this whole O2 BS, is nwavguy going as far egotistically claiming, "you won't hear a difference between my new near perfect measurement amp and a $3000 high end amp", all he cared for is low distortion and THD figures, you ask any designer out there and they will tell you that a perfectly low distortioned measured amp does not equate to better sound, it just doesn't work which is why soundwise I think the O2 is pretty bad if put up against amp's costing a little bit more to high end category that I have owned/tried.

 

And onto to this ODAC design and measurements, there are DAC's out there costing less that measure better than the ODAC and have been on the market for almost a decade, perfect THD figures, low distortion, no clipping at certain rated db's, tomb posted this a while ago.

 

The Magni costing less does better than the O2, not to mention packing a little bit of power punch to it. The O2 is not a reference to anything, don't fall for nwavguys bs.

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Do tell?

In my email today:

 

 

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Did someone get laid while listening to glorious STAX? :D

Pfft...no woman will ever get near my glorious Stax.

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What's the best way of transporting a Stax unit safely? (small amp + headphone)

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Yup, sounds like the Sfax fart. Completely normal.
By the way, where are you located in the Pacific Northwest?

 

Thanks loligagger and mechgamer123! I'm in Bothell sometimes and Nine Mile Falls, our lake place, now. And where is the friendliest small town?

I'm in Walla Walla right now but I'll be attending the University of Washington in Seattle next year.

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Do tell?

In my email today:

 

LOL, Nice!!!! SR-009 time!

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

What's the best way of transporting a Stax unit safely? (small amp + headphone)

Lugia wrapped his in a bunch of towels and put them in a travelling suitcase with wheels.





@ defqon

Isn't it bad to post all of that info in a public forum...?

I mean it's not like it doesn't show up on Google or anything.
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2 of my kids went to Walla Walla.
Nice town, friendly, great farmers market and little restaurants. Great pizza too smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Lugia wrapped his in a bunch of towels and put them in a travelling suitcase with wheels.





@ defqon

Isn't it bad to post all of that info in a public forum...?

I mean it's not like it doesn't show up on Google or anything.

It's a scam

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Other than the SR009s, has Stax advanced in the last decade? 

I mean, back in the late 1990s, there was a lot of debate whether the SR007s or Lambdas were nicer than a Senn 600 with a very good tube amp.

 

Since then, there have been lots of new dynamic flagship phones (some in several generations) that leave the Senn 600s (or equivalent phones at that time) in the dust,

but the main Staxes to compare these to are still the SR007 Mark 1s or the even older Lambdas.

 

(Of course, getting the right amp for the 009s is still somewhat controversial and there does not seem to be a universally agreed-upon perfect match, but that's another story.)

 

I guess I'm wondering if, in general, people still feel that the older Staxes are still preferable to the newer dynamics and there is something in the Stax electrostatic sound

that dynamics just cannot offer, or at least have not offered yet. Clearly there is lots of love out there for the Stax sound, and I just wondered if they had done critical comparisons with the latest dynamics.

 

Just asking. 

(For the record, I have 009s.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 7/22/13 at 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

What's the best way of transporting a Stax unit safely? (small amp + headphone)

 

I either use a pelican case, with adjustable dividers/cut to fit foam, or my Lowepro camera case which is also customizable with adjustable dividers, depending on how I am traveling.

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Other than the SR009s, has Stax advanced in the last decade? 

I mean, back in the late 1990s, there was a lot of debate whether the SR007s or Lambdas were nicer than a Senn 600 with a very good tube amp.

 

Since then, there have been lots of new dynamic flagship phones (some in several generations) that leave the Senn 600s (or equivalent phones at that time) in the dust,

but the main Staxes to compare these to are still the SR007 Mark 1s or the even older Lambdas.

 

(Of course, getting the right amp for the 009s is still somewhat controversial and their does not seem to be a universally agreed-upon perfect match, but that's another story.)

 

I guess I'm wondering if, in general, people still feel that the older Staxes are still preferable to the newer dynamics and there is something in the Stax electrostatic sound

that dynamics just cannot offer, or at least have not offered yet. Clearly there is lots of love out there for the Stax sound, and I just wondered if they had done critical comparisons with the latest dynamics.

 

Just asking. 

(For the record, I have 009s.)

General consensus at the Minneapolis meet was that the LNB held its own against the other phones represented, they all had their strengths...and weaknesses.

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Originally Posted by gilency View Post

2 of my kids went to Walla Walla.
Nice town, friendly, great farmers market and little restaurants. Great pizza too smily_headphones1.gif

Did they go to Whitman College?

Yeah, it's a pretty nice town. Probably not the friendliest small town in America, but whatever... rolleyes.gif

And which pizza place are you referring to?

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

What's the best way of transporting a Stax unit safely? (small amp + headphone)

It's original box/packaging or pelican case.

 

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

LOL, Nice!!!! SR-009 time!

Hell no!

 

I will grab myself a 007 and buy back my Omega's and then grab two BHSE's one in silver and one in black because I like variety and (insert pkshan) the different colour coating on the amp could attribute to sonic improvements in sound. :)

 

Rest of the money I will use to travel the world and get my self lot's saki, women and sushi in Japan.

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@ defqon

Isn't it bad to post all of that info in a public forum...?

I mean it's not like it doesn't show up on Google or anything.

It's a scam bro.

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I guess I'm wondering if, in general, people still feel that the older Staxes are still preferable to the newer dynamics and there is something in the Stax electrostatic sound

that dynamics just cannot offer, or at least have not offered yet. Clearly there is lots of love out there for the Stax sound, and I just wondered if they had done critical comparisons with the latest dynamics.

 

To my ears everything apart from the HD580/600/650/800 and few other Sony/AKG and Audeze headphones are all crap compared to the old school stats. I for one have also compared some of the vintage stuff (as well as the stuff I own/owned) to the latest stuff. Everything has a bit of variety but you realise that for a $350-500 stat setup it sounds like a breather to the ears compared to the other crap at the same price or higher, like fail stuff from Final Audio (yeah because it sounds so bad for it's price) and the craptacular Ultrasone (be sure to have ringing in your ear's for the rest of your life).

 

rolleyes.gif

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^Agree.  If I had just started with a basic stat rig, I would have saved myself a lot of time, trouble, and money.

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