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post #16 of 78
Collect orthodynamics. Those seem to be pretty neat.
post #17 of 78
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Collect orthodynamics. Those seem to be pretty neat.
Oooh, cool idea. Not brand specific but interesting and somewhat obscure.
post #18 of 78
Why don't you sleep on it? I get the feeling you'll come back around to AKG after thinking it over for, say, 24 hours or so.
post #19 of 78
One more vote for Stax.
You will have a hard time getting hold of some of the rare phones. In specific SR-X/MK3 Pro, SR-Omega and perhaps even the black Omega II.
post #20 of 78
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One more vote for Stax.
You will have a hard time getting hold of some of the rare phones. In specific SR-X/MK3 Pro, SR-Omega and perhaps even the black Omega II.
SR-X Mk3 Pro and black O2 I can get within a week, O1 will take longer though.
post #21 of 78
^ Sure. Just pay anyone who own a pair an insane amount of money.
EVERYTHING is for sale, its just a matter how much you are willing to pay.
post #22 of 78
I think the SR-X pro is just a figment of everyones imagination.
post #23 of 78
Fitz tired of AKG? Hard to imagine, sleep on it and don't be impulsive, after all this might just be a one day thing...

Well, in case you are serious. Try collecting the Grado line: PS-1, HP1, HP2, HP3...if that couldn't keep you busy...I don't know what could...
post #24 of 78
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Fitz tired of AKG? Hard to imagine, sleep on it and don't be impulsive, after all this might just be a one day thing...

Well, in case you are serious. Try collecting the Grado line: PS-1, HP1, HP2, HP3...if that couldn't keep you busy...I don't know what could...
Already been through all those, they all made my ears hurt and gave me headaches so I switched to AKG.
post #25 of 78
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^ Sure. Just pay anyone who own a pair an insane amount of money.
EVERYTHING is for sale, its just a matter how much you are willing to pay.
I would pay less than what it would sell on ebay for. This is why I always maintain good contacts even for brands I do not currently want, just in case.
post #26 of 78
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Collect orthodynamics. Those seem to be pretty neat.
Funny you should mention that Matt. Please meet the newest member of my household. Just bought them minutes ago.





Fitz will get to hear them though, as he will soon be recabling them balanced for me.
Yamaha YH-1000's were my first high end headphone (similar design). I bought them new in 1983, and I've been wanting to reunite for sometime. These are one of the nicest pairs I've seen, after all they're 30 years old. Thanks Dave!

Oh and Fitz we know you're yankin' our chain.
post #27 of 78
slightly OT and i've always been afraid to ask: what are orthodynamics?
post #28 of 78
They're a different driver design, very similar to planar. Think Martin Logan.
post #29 of 78
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I think the SR-X pro is just a figment of everyones imagination.
They are certainly not a figment!
The SR-X/MK3 Pro was introduced in 1985, just like the SR-Gamma Pro. While the SR-X/MK3 (non-Pro) was introduced ten years earlier, in 1975.
Just check out the Stax Product history website.

http://www.stax.co.jp/OLD/Photo/MK3pro-DP.jpg

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I would pay less than what it would sell on ebay for. This is why I always maintain good contacts even for brands I do not currently want, just in case.
I see.
Consider yourself very lucky, cause most of us have no idea where to get hold of those rare headphones.
post #30 of 78
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They are certainly not a figment!
The SR-X/MK3 Pro was introduced in 1985, just like the SR-Gamma Pro. While the SR-X/MK3 (non-Pro) was introduced ten years earlier, in 1975.
Just check out the Stax Product history website.
It's all a big conspiracy!
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