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I guess my Museatex DAC hase a good toslink in.
cool, we have the same DAC My guess is you don't have all the current upgrades to your unit ...
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hey guys what kind of interconnect cables do you guys use for your stax amp to source connection? silver or copper?? whats the best for stax, or is this question dumb?
post #4068 of 24765
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Alright, I'd suggest Lambda as best Normal Bias I've heard and O1 as best Pro Bias (although Spritzer's many previous comments on the strengths of the O2 are to be acknowledged - it's far and away the best current production Pro Bias Stax).
Damn! You're just putting more wood on the SR-Omega fire with a statement like that. Shame on you!
I really need to hear (or own) the SR-Omega soon...
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hey guys what kind of interconnect cables do you guys use for your stax amp to source connection? silver or copper?? whats the best for stax, or is this question dumb?
I use a cryogenic treated silver cable, with natural isolation (cotton I think).
A balanced (XLR) Ridge Street Audio Designs Poiema!!! Signature to be precise. In my opinion Stax gear really enjoy pure silver in the signal path.
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That sounds more on track.

Alright, I'd suggest Lambda as best Normal Bias I've heard and O1 as best Pro Bias (although Spritzer's many previous comments on the strengths of the O2 are to be acknowledged - it's far and away the best current production Pro Bias Stax).
The SR-Ω sure is great and it gets even better with new earpads. The atmospheric quality they reproduce is stunning and so is the bass but they can't extend like the SR-007 and the bass is slightly overblown compared to the SR-007. Both are certainly better then the HE90 and I could be happy with either one.

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hey guys what kind of interconnect cables do you guys use for your stax amp to source connection? silver or copper?? whats the best for stax, or is this question dumb?
Only silver here but you have to be careful as to what silver is used. Many manufacturers use the cheapest wire they can source and that often sounds like crap. Bright, edgy and uneven while a good silver wire is none of that and much smoother and extended then any copper can be.
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I use a cryogenic treated silver cable
In Norway, "cryogenically treated" means it got left outside in the mailbox overnight in mid-February.
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good one
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In Norway, "cryogenically treated" means it got left outside in the mailbox overnight in mid-February.
He he
Well, not quite. Even if the temperature around Oslo can reach down to minus 20 degrees celsius in January/February.
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--> but I'm really interested in your IC design and the type of silver that You've used
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that was to spitzer of course
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I use a custom drawn silver that a friend of a friend had made for him. The wires are 28 or 30AWG and I put them in two cotton sleeves and then they are spiraled around a center tube and then they are terminated in silver Bullets. This cable is extremely light and flexible though some of the first prototypes had some issues with durability due to the fragile wire inside but that's been solved now with a better strain relief.
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hey guys what kind of interconnect cables do you guys use for your stax amp to source connection? silver or copper?? whats the best for stax, or is this question dumb?
What's your budget? I'm planning on trying Kubala-Sonsa, Audience, RSAD, and Synergistic Research.
post #4078 of 24765
So any first reports on how the Mk2 Omega is compared to the 02?
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I just recently jointed the Stax club with the acquisition of an SR-007 and SRM-717. My head is still in a bit of a spin and I and thoroughly enjoying these newfound pieces of audio artistry.

Jumping directly onto the bandwagon though, I had one question pertaining to the SRM-717:

- I currently feed the signal from my DAC to my Headamp GS-1, and then via the loop out to the SRM-717 (so that I can use the Stax even with the GS-1 turned off).
- I read about the SRM-717's "active bypass" feature which allows it to effectively be run as a power amp, using a separate pre-amp.
- My question is: has anyone done so, and have you noticed a change/improvement/degradation? The GS-1 has both loop outs and active pre-outs and is said to be a very good pre-amp in its own right.
- I am not sure which specs to looks at to determine compatibility, but all the GS-1 specs can be seen here.

Cheers,
X

PS.....a glamour shot

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- My question is: has anyone done so, and have you noticed a change/improvement/degradation? The GS-1 has both loop outs and active pre-outs and is said to be a very good pre-amp in its own right.
I've run SRM-717 with volume control bypass and Lavry DA10 - can't say there was a great deal of difference.

It's worthwhile to remember that unless you have a GS-1 with stepped attenuator upgrade, it uses the same Alps potentiometer as the Stax.
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