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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?

Walla Walla College.

Sweet Basil. Right there in downtown. Forget the street name.

Oh, and Seattle has the best piroshky this side of the Atlantic

http://www.piroshkybakery.com/

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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.

Indeed. Not to mention great resale value with the Stax/stat stuff. 

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Is it strange that I found the 202s... to be a little lackluster? (I'm not a believer in amps just yet, but if someone kindly donates XD)

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

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?

Walla Walla College.

Sweet Basil. Right there in downtown. Forget the street name.

Oh, and Seattle has the best piroshky this side of the Atlantic

http://www.piroshkybakery.com/

Ah, so they're in College Place right next to Walla Walla eh? Just like me! :D

And for the record it's now Walla Walla University.

Haha, I haven't tried Sweet Basil out yet. I'll have to before I leave for college though, then when I get to Seattle I will definitely try that piroshky place out.

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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).

 

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My gawd. That was a beautiful speech. I completely agree.

 

STAX > HiFiMan > HD800 > LCD-2/3 > K 701 > HD650 + blah other stuff

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Hello,

 

i have a (big?) problem with my lovely old Lambda Signatures.frown.gif They plays wonderful for many hours but only after a minute on pluging into the amp! On pluging into the amp they plays to quiet and unbalanced then i wait a minute and all is fine. I have clean it, resoldering the contacts and testet different amps, no success. I haven´t also any hum or noise, they sounds perfect. I need help!?

 

Thanks!


Edited by nemomec - 7/22/13 at 10:34pm
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Could that be because the amp wasn't warmed up beforehand?

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No the amp(s) was warmed befor i plugged in the signature. confused_face_2.gif
 

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Originally Posted by nemomec View Post

No the amp(s) was warmed befor i plugged in the signature. confused_face_2.gif

 

Sometimes on old Stax it takes a while for the diaphragm to be charged up.

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Originally Posted by nemomec View Post

Hello,

 

i have a (big?) problem with my lovely old Lambda Signatures.frown.gif They plays wonderful for many hours but only after a minute on pluging into the amp! On pluging into the amp they plays to quiet and unbalanced then i wait a minute and all is fine. I have clean it, resoldering the contacts and testet different amps, no success. I haven´t also any hum or noise, they sounds perfect. I need help!?

 

Thanks!

 

Just deal with it - wait until the headphones get charged up.

This is a common problem with old electrostatic headphones.

Some of them can take hours or days until they are ready to listen too.

The issue has to do with degradation over time of the conductive coating on the diaphragm.

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Thanks there are good news! I drive the signatures on a srm-t1s there are need a few minutes to warm up the tubes and then the signatures are also ready. smily_headphones1.gif
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Those two are a great combination

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My gawd. That was a beautiful speech. I completely agree.

 

STAX > HiFiMan > HD800 > LCD-2/3 > K 701 > HD650 + blah other stuff

No no no, you're getting it all wrong.

 

Speakers > everything else. In terms of complete neutrality, the HD800 would be 3rd or so from the O2's and maybe 009. All else are crap, crap crap crap! 

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Is it strange that I found the 202s... to be a little lackluster? (I'm not a believer in amps just yet, but if someone kindly donates XD)

You need the T2 to make the 202's fully shine. 

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The newer Stax stuff might be more refined, but I doubt it is superior to the old. I found some different lambdas from the x03 and x02 series to be almost on par with the beyer t1 and hd800 etc. last time I tried auditioning at a shop. A bit more specialized and excelling in what 'stats do best, therefore not as versatile as mentioned flagships, but on par when it comes to sound quality.

My Lambda Sig is plug and play, no charge time. When they take longer time to charge, I guess they also take a lot longer to discharge, right?
Edited by davidsh - 7/23/13 at 2:56am
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