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post #256 of 472
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Originally Posted by 98664c3yijh View Post
Any ideas where to get the headmaterial from (apart from another Lambda's), it's plastic frame is completely broken?
Best regards,
me
I believe the SR-202 headband will fit. Which can be had new from Audio Cubes II.
Audio Cubes II - High Fidelity Audio Products
post #257 of 472
i just took the original headband out, use a piece of man made leather i found on a beer mug, cut it to the same shape as the original headband, punched two holes on both end. it worked very well for me,only took me an hour to do it. save me some $$$ from buying the replacement. one day i will use some real leather if i can find some.
post #258 of 472
Since this is the Sigma thread I need to post some impressions of the SR-Sigma 404. First off then they are easier to drive then the older models and sound pretty good out of a SRM-1 Mk2 or a SRM-T1. You need plenty of volume to get them going but the sound isn't this euphonic mess you get with the other Sigmas. The treble is also clearer, the bass deeper and tighter and the soundstage is much more focused. On the whole this is a much better headphone then the SR-404 ever could be but my impressions could be different from those headphones made by Stax as the glue they use isn't all that good. This has a huge impact on the sound as the drivers are glued to the baffle.

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Originally Posted by 98664c3yijh View Post
Spritzer, thanks a lot!!!
you mean it should be more compressed?
I was rather expecting the opposite....
Any ideas where to get the headmaterial from
(apart from another Lambda's), it's plastic
frame is completely broken?
Best regards,
me
It just looks a bit ruffled up and slightly out of place. The glue holding it wasn't all that good so over the years it gets misplaced. You should push it gently and try to have it cover as little of the driver as you can.

I assume you are talking about the arc assembly that the ear pieces hang from, the one with the Stax logo on it? That piece can be bought from Stax so try either the distributors or EIFL.

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Originally Posted by minivan View Post
i just took the original headband out, use a piece of man made leather i found on a beer mug, cut it to the same shape as the original headband, punched two holes on both end. it worked very well for me,only took me an hour to do it. save me some $$$ from buying the replacement. one day i will use some real leather if i can find some.
That does look good. You can still buy the pads from Stax and they don't cost that much although the light brown one found on the Sigma Pro isn't available.
post #259 of 472
Thanks a lot, gang!!
post #260 of 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98664c3yijh View Post
Thanks a lot, gang!!
No problem
post #261 of 472
Gang, I've just noticed that a replacemnt headband is $99!!! For such a piece of cloth?! :O
Perhaps somebody has a spare one to sell for more reasonable price??

THanks!
me
post #262 of 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98664c3yijh View Post
Gang, I've just noticed that a replacemnt headband is $99!!! For such a piece of cloth?! :O
Perhaps somebody has a spare one to sell for more reasonable price??

THanks!
me
That is the overblown Audio Cubes price but it is for the complete assembly i.e. arc, forks and headband. If it's only the arc that is broken then you should contact a Stax distributor and ask them for it.
post #263 of 472
No, no, it's only the headband!Sorry for the confusion.
The arc and forks are OK!
It's just the cosmetical thing... :sigma:
Anyone with a spare one for sale?
Thanks!
post #264 of 472

wrinkled diaphragms normal??

hi again gang!
sorry for pestering you with my mental problems,
but that's all because of lack of experience with Stax.

when i look at the transducers in my Sigmas
at a certain angle i can
see that the surface of the
diaphragms is uneven, a bit wrinkled.

is that normal or should i think of the 404 mod??

thanks again!
post #265 of 472
Most likely the diaphragms are not wrinkled. It's the protective covers that look like that.
post #266 of 472
I mean I see something transparent and thin inside the transducers and it's wrinkled
post #267 of 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98664c3yijh View Post
hi again gang!
sorry for pestering you with my mental problems,
but that's all because of lack of experience with Stax.

when i look at the transducers in my Sigmas
at a certain angle i can
see that the surface of the
diaphragms is uneven, a bit wrinkled.

is that normal or should i think of the 404 mod??

thanks again!
It's the dustcover you are seeing. There is no way to see the main diaphragm without dismantling the driver and that isn't really possible as it is encased in epoxy resin.
post #268 of 472
Thank you very much, guys!
Your experience is amazing and help invaluable!
With my very rough setup (CD304MkII + SRM-T1, unmodded)
and only very limited listeting so far,
Sigmas seem much more permissive than Lambdas Signature.

Cheers,
me
post #269 of 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by spritzer View Post
Since this is the Sigma thread I need to post some impressions of the SR-Sigma 404. First off then they are easier to drive then the older models and sound pretty good out of a SRM-1 Mk2 or a SRM-T1. You need plenty of volume to get them going but the sound isn't this euphonic mess you get with the other Sigmas. The treble is also clearer, the bass deeper and tighter and the soundstage is much more focused. On the whole this is a much better headphone then the SR-404 ever could be but my impressions could be different from those headphones made by Stax as the glue they use isn't all that good. This has a huge impact on the sound as the drivers are glued to the baffle.

I think the Sigma/404 is clearly the best Sigma but I'm not so down on either the 404 or the older Sigmas. The 404 has some great dynamics (and some odd colorations which I am beginning to be more aware of when I compare them to the Koss 950 run off Stax amps.)

I like all the Sigmas, event the original low bias model which to me ear has a relaxed sound to it. There is something about the natural flow of sound around the ear which the Sigmas strive for. Too bad there are so few other front-mounted phones. In fact the only other that I have seen but not heard is the AKG 1000.

My new silver interconnects cut through a lot of the Sigma boominess, especially of the low bias model.
post #270 of 472
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