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It's hard to compare the two driving platform like this. The dedicated Stax amps are more detailed and clean sounding while the adapters are more dynamic while sacrificing a lot of detail and resolution.
Well, that sort of cans the idea of an energizer with a higher end power amp. Going electrostatic and then reducing detail and resolution seems like it's defeating the very purpose.

Oh crap, this means I'm now back to the which-dedicated-electrostatic-amp quandry. I've read so much about solid state (kgss) versus tube that my head begins to spin. Used SRM007t? Woo GES? SRM 717/727A? . . . Oh heck, KGBH (really dreaming now..)

Thanks for the honest impressions, sir
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Originally Posted by drp View Post
Well, that sort of cans the idea of an energizer with a higher end power amp. Going electrostatic and then reducing detail and resolution seems like it's defeating the very purpose.

Oh crap, this means I'm now back to the which-dedicated-electrostatic-amp quandry. I've read so much about solid state (kgss) versus tube that my head begins to spin. Used SRM007t? Woo GES? SRM 717/727A? . . . Oh heck, KGBH (really dreaming now..)

Thanks for the honest impressions, sir
I've never tried the Illusion adapter or the DIY Lundahl and they should be quite a lot better. Coupling either one (or a SRD-7) with a DHT SET amp might give you some very favorable results. The loss in detail isn't something you'll notice all that much but it is evident in a direct comparison or if you've lived with both types of amplification for an extended time. Rather then look at is a bad thing it's more of a flavor issue rather the a fidelity one. Some people prefer a more laid back, less detailed and very dynamic sound while others, me included, crave the detail, neutrality and wholeness these headphones deliver in spades.

Personally I would always go for a tube amp with electrostatic headphones. I've never heard a solidstate amp that is truly satisfying musically.
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