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post #226 of 472
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post
It will drive any one of the Stax phones but lacks the power to fully control the SR-007, Sigmas and 4070.
I know that, but which ones does it drive well, as in it drives the "blah blah stax" the best ? i.e. does it have good synergy with any particular STAX earspeaker, vintage or current?
post #227 of 472
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Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post
Well, let's get a thread going here to see how many takers there might be for SRX3 Pro's drivers. The if there are enough I would be prepared to approach Stax through Yamasinc, about this and see what the final bill would be.
I think a number of us would be very interested, I doubt you'd get firm commitments without a firm price, and whether cables would be included as 202-404 cables wouldn't easily fit casings and gamma pro cables are scarce. It's a difficult prospect without more info. Chicken and egg thing.

In other news...
I got a ridiculous quote back from the Fab shop, $150 for one Omega pad adapter ring so I'll continue my search to see if I can get these done a bit (lot) cheaper.
Honestly, any more than $40/pair is just retarded, and even that's pushing things.
post #228 of 472
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I know that, but which ones does it drive well, as in it drives the "blah blah stax" the best ? i.e. does it have good synergy with any particular STAX earspeaker, vintage or current?
I have SR-303 and SR-Lambda and they both sound great with my SRM-1.
post #229 of 472
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I know that, but which ones does it drive well, as in it drives the "blah blah stax" the best ? i.e. does it have good synergy with any particular STAX earspeaker, vintage or current?
The Lambda series in general and the older phones. That's 80% of all Stax headphones so plenty of choice.

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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
I think a number of us would be very interested, I doubt you'd get firm commitments without a firm price, and whether cables would be included as 202-404 cables wouldn't easily fit casings and gamma pro cables are scarce. It's a difficult prospect without more info. Chicken and egg thing.
I'd like to know the full price for a set of drivers and a cable and also just the price for the diaphragm mounted to the metal rings. All you need is a 1.5mm drill and you have a Pro driver.

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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
In other news...
I got a ridiculous quote back from the Fab shop, $150 for one Omega pad adapter ring so I'll continue my search to see if I can get these done a bit (lot) cheaper.
Honestly, any more than $40/pair is just retarded, and even that's pushing things.
That is a bit excessive...
post #230 of 472
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
In other news...
I got a ridiculous quote back from the Fab shop, $150 for one Omega pad adapter ring so I'll continue my search to see if I can get these done a bit (lot) cheaper.
Honestly, any more than $40/pair is just retarded, and even that's pushing things.
What material are you thinking for these, and how produced? Going to an industrial production or even model-making firm could be prohibitively expensive for such a small batch of a fairly simple item. Explain more precisely what you're looking for, and possibly I might be able to get the fabrication people at the graduate school of architecture where I am a professor to run a few dozen sets for us on the laser cutter.
post #231 of 472
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Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post
Well, let's get a thread going here to see how many takers there might be for SRX3 Pro's drivers. The if there are enough I would be prepared to approach Stax through Yamasinc, about this and see what the final bill would be.
Yes, lets check the amount of interest. Then you or someone else over "there" contact Stax through Yamasinc to get a close to firm price.
Some kind of cable might be needed. If its not relative easy to modify the stock non-Pro one that is...

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Originally Posted by facelvega View Post
What material are you thinking for these, and how produced? Going to an industrial production or even model-making firm could be prohibitively expensive for such a small batch of a fairly simple item. Explain more precisely what you're looking for, and possibly I might be able to get the fabrication people at the graduate school of architecture where I am a professor to run a few dozen sets for us on the laser cutter.
That might be the way to go.
He posted some information and a picture two pages back. http://www.head-fi.org/forums/3578879-post188.html
post #232 of 472
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Originally Posted by facelvega View Post
What material are you thinking for these, and how produced? Going to an industrial production or even model-making firm could be prohibitively expensive for such a small batch of a fairly simple item. Explain more precisely what you're looking for, and possibly I might be able to get the fabrication people at the graduate school of architecture where I am a professor to run a few dozen sets for us on the laser cutter.

I wanted to get a small batch of adapters made on a rapid prototype machine of ABS or similar. They are to adapt Omega 2 pads to SR-X phones. The normal process is to send an .STL (stereo lithograph) file and they use a 3D printer to fabricate it. STL is the native format of this process. Many places have these machines and prices vary a lot.

Initially I was going to have one pair made to check for fit and modify from there.

I don't know what facilities you have or in what format you need, or even if a simple drawing or just measurements are needed.

At it's simplest, a donut 12mm deep, 100mm OD, 74mm ID with the inner hole offset so it's 6mm from the edge.



original plan was for this prettier one which would be lighter.

post #233 of 472
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Some kind of cable might be needed. If its not relative easy to modify the stock non-Pro one that is...
It's certainly not easy. I cut away the strain relief and slid it out of the way, sliced open the sheath, inadvertently cutting the black wire which I had to cut anyway. They I made an incision on the blue wire and soldered the black one to it, insulated and then worked my way back until I glued the strain relief back in place. Then I drilled out the center conductor in a few stages to avoid damaging the other wires.

It was a lot of work but I only did it since I'd run out of spare cables, except for a few SR-Omega spares, and there was a short in the Gamma Pro cable.
post #234 of 472
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
I don't know what facilities you have or in what format you need, or even if a simple drawing or just measurements are needed.
Let me show your images and ask around when the semester gets rolling. I teach history and theory, so actually fabricating things is beyond me, but my students produce stuff way more complicated than this all the time for models they are going to throw away, so I imagine it won't really present much difficulty. But I may be wrong.
post #235 of 472
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Originally Posted by facelvega View Post
Let me show your images and ask around when the semester gets rolling. I teach history and theory, so actually fabricating things is beyond me, but my students produce stuff way more complicated than this all the time for models they are going to throw away, so I imagine it won't really present much difficulty. But I may be wrong.
That would be awesome if they can do it.
the depth can be anywhere between 6mm or 1/4" and 12mm or 1/2" depending on stock at hand.

Thanks.
post #236 of 472
I think I finally worked out what was causing the sound level drop and distortion in the Sigmas. I have evaporative air conditioning in the house I am living in and if it has been on overnight, the problem occasionally starts. It doesn't if I put the Sigmas on their stand. Suspect that moisture is the cause especially when they are lying down (it also plays havoc with the CD player). The Lambda Nova Signature and Omega 2 don't have the drivers parallel with the support surface when lying down, whereas the Sigmas do, so no level drops in either of those. If the Sigmas are on their stand, the drivers are standing vertically.
post #237 of 472
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Originally Posted by John Buchanan View Post
I think I finally worked out what was causing the sound level drop and distortion in the Sigmas. I have evaporative air conditioning in the house I am living in and if it has been on overnight, the problem occasionally starts. It doesn't if I put the Sigmas on their stand. Suspect that moisture is the cause especially when they are lying down (it also plays havoc with the CD player). The Lambda Nova Signature and Omega 2 don't have the drivers parallel with the support surface when lying down, whereas the Sigmas do, so no level drops in either of those. If the Sigmas are on their stand, the drivers are standing vertically.
Wow, must be like a tropical rain forest in there

Do they really put out enough moisture to affect 'stats?
post #238 of 472
You are using an evaporative cooler in January?
post #239 of 472
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
You are using an evaporative cooler in January?
He's in the southern hemisphere. Sounds about right.
post #240 of 472
From my PDA phone web browser it looked like he was in Seattle.
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