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post #196 of 472
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll probably get one set made, see how it works, adjust and then see how many people want them and get a batch made.

Do you think it may be worth posting this in the main Stax thread to see if there's any interest as I imagine bigger batches are more cost effective.
Is this just for the Gammas? I don't know if very many of us have them. Carl has a bunch of them, but he's been MIA for a while now.
post #197 of 472
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Originally Posted by facelvega View Post
Is this just for the Gammas? I don't know if very many of us have them. Carl has a bunch of them, but he's been MIA for a while now.
No, this is for the SR-X. See previous page for details...
It's to adapt Omega 2 pads to the SR-X and use a Gamma/other headband for the ultimate in SR-Xiness

I'm afraid we/me kinda messed up the real thread here and I should probably take it elsewhere.
post #198 of 472
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
No, this is for the SR-X. See previous page for details...
It's to adapt Omega 2 pads to the SR-X and use a Gamma/other headband for the ultimate in SR-Xiness

I'm afraid we/me kinda messed up the real thread here and I should probably take it elsewhere.
Ah, I was thrown by the gamma marking in the illustration, and from being too fried from my box from Iceland to properly read the thread. Now, a lot of us have an SR-X, and most of those people complain about the comfort. Is the plate removable, and the mod reversible? Hold on, let me go back and read the last few pages.

edit, ah yes, I really must be half asleep, though it's a gamma headband, it's so obviously an SR-X that I can't believe I even asked. I'll be interested to hear what the estimate is on a kit, if it's cheap enough I might go for it.
post #199 of 472
While we are on the topic of SRXIII's, I was enquiring about getting replacement SRXIII drivers from Yamasinc, the American Stax dealer. Yamasinc indicated that there are none available from Stax but that Stax might be prepared to do a new run of these for $400 or more a pair if enough people wanted them.

Any interest here?
post #200 of 472
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Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post
While we are on the topic of SRXIII's, I was enquiring about getting replacement SRXIII drivers from Yamasinc, the American Stax dealer. Yamasinc indicated that there are none available from Stax but that Stax might be prepared to do a new run of these for $400 or more a pair if enough people wanted them.

Any interest here?
I would be if they were pro drivers. There are plenty of old SR-5 and SR-X and Gammas to find standard drivers in. Pro drivers, not so easy to get. I wonder if they's throw in a cable and plug
post #201 of 472
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
I would be if they were pro drivers. There are plenty of old SR-5 and SR-X and Gammas to find standard drivers in. Pro drivers, not so easy to get. I wonder if they's throw in a cable and plug
I was enquiring about low bias but this may be a better idea.
post #202 of 472
Re: ideas for SR-X repadding,

My biggest issue would be procuring the headband -- so a custom SR-X/Omega band would be something I'd be happy to pay for. Otherwise, I'd still have an interest just in the mounting pads.
post #203 of 472
As was said, an SR-202 headband may well do. The square arms might look a bit odd and I'm not sure of the arm spacing but I could probably modify the adapter design to work with them. The 202,303,404 headbands are big and comfy so could work well, if a little ugly.

Anyone with Lambdas, could you measure the distance between the arms or the width of the housing for me so I can do some sums plz.

Thanks
post #204 of 472
The mounting pins are 3.4mm, the housing is 79.5mm wide and the gap between the forks is 81.6mm. The gap from the mounting pins to the top of each fork is 61.8mm. This is with my 4 months old SR-404 but the 202 band should be the same. I tried them instead of the Gamma headband and it works but the pins were bigger so I didn't get a good fit.

Paying more for a set of SR-X drivers then a SR-404 costs is a bit insane to say the least. I might consider it when the supply of Gamma Pro's dries up.
post #205 of 472
Thanks Spritzer, I'll do some fiddling. Despite not fitting perfectly, how did it look with the square forks, fugly as heck or what? Wow, I just did some measuring and the Gamma forks are almost the same dimensions and the SR-X housing at the back is about 78mm. Surprising how close these all are. I was hoping the 404 forks were wider so an adapter would be easier. That doesn't give me much room to play with. Humph!

On the driver costs, I guess it all depends on if you prefer the 404 or SR X sound as to what's worth what. Besides, at the rate you keep snapping them up we wont have much choice

I think if I had a set of 202-404 drivers I might design a new housing to better suit my own preferences. If I bump into a ratty set of lambdas going cheap I might give it a shot.
post #206 of 472
It was fugly as hell... but really comfy though. The new Lambda arc has its benefits with a tighter fit and better headpads.

The 404 driver is a large step up and could be used in a SR-X type of enclosure. One such does exists and it is called the 4070. The Lambdas are very comfortable so a new housing for them could be designed that would incorporate the pads, arc and cable but a new shell.

I do admit that I've been buying a lot of GP's lately but if we could get Stax to sell us the diaphragms on the metal rings then only some precision drilling is needed to convert a normal driver to Pro.

You could try and contact yama and see how much a set of 202 drivers does for these days with a cable...
post #207 of 472
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post
The mounting pins are 3.4mm, the housing is 79.5mm wide and the gap between the forks is 81.6mm. The gap from the mounting pins to the top of each fork is 61.8mm. This is with my 4 months old SR-404 but the 202 band should be the same. I tried them instead of the Gamma headband and it works but the pins were bigger so I didn't get a good fit.

Paying more for a set of SR-X drivers then a SR-404 costs is a bit insane to say the least. I might consider it when the supply of Gamma Pro's dries up.
I might, especially to get a set of SRXIII pros, in basically new condition. Considering what you must have spent on oddball stats, I would have thought this might be up your alley.
post #208 of 472
Yeah, I would love a brand spanking new set of pro drivers. I'd use them to create a unique one-of-a-kind headphone just for my personal satisfaction. But that's just me I'm really getting into the idea of making my own design if the costs aren't too prohibitive on manufacturing.
post #209 of 472
(Yet another) quick question from this novice enthusiast:

Can/Will Stax Dealers sell replacement headbands for 202/404s?
post #210 of 472
Yes, they sure do!

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Originally Posted by pdennis View Post
(Yet another) quick question from this novice enthusiast:

Can/Will Stax Dealers sell replacement headbands for 202/404s?
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