Originally Posted by sam_zagami
Does anyone here on head-fi know where to get reasonably priced/used diaphragms for Stax Lambdas? I have a pair of 404s with a dodgy channel. I think the 303s use the same diaphragm, it's the one with the red rim. It'd be nice to fix them, or maybe I should just part them out and buy another pair...
Welcome back from lurking! :)
Did the channel imbalance happen out of the blue? Just so you know, I had a 404 Sig also develop channel imbalance with the left side being quieter to the right but I ended up selling it as repairs for it was just not worth it and it is impossible to buy spare transducers from anywhere else except the NSW Stax distributor which I got in contact with to get a quote, to me the fix was just not worth it at all. (BTW all other distributors from UK and USA don't stock 404 drivers). The same applies to the 303.
Here's the response from Nathan from AudioMarketing, Australia's Stax distributor.
We have the replacement elements for the SR-404 in stock @ $440inc /pair (only available as a pair ...sorry). The Scot filter (foam surrounds inside the drive unit) are $30/pr , these usually get replaced in the older models when replacing elements.
I do not have the SR 407 elements in stock currently. I would recommend replacing both elements at the same time so image is not compromised by 2 differing elements.
Please let me know if I can help further or you would like to make an order.
So all in all, it is a better option to part the current 404 and buy another one or you can wait for someone to rock up with a pair of spare driver or beat up 404 so you can fix it yourself, but your luck is whim.
Do contact me if you're parting, I will be interested.
Edited by DefQon - 8/3/13 at 5:08pm