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post #436 of 472
AFAIK this is true since the Sigma Pro remained a custom order headphone even after it had been "discontinued". Stax never keeps a stock of old drivers if they produce something newer so a later Sigma Pro would have gotten LNS drivers or even 404 driver.

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Originally Posted by padam View Post
Maybe looking at the drivers from the inside, the Nova driver may have golden ring around it while the Signature has a black ring. But since the drivers are mounted differently in the Sigma shell, they might have made the drivers differently and it that way it might be impossible to tell.
The Sigma/Lambda drivers are identical, only the protection grill is mounted to the opposite side of the drivers in the Sigma's. The core unit is symmetrical so it has the gold anodized rings on both sides.
post #437 of 472
I love my SP's. I doubt I will ever sell them. They would have to pry them out of my cold hands.
The earpads are old and I will probably replace them. John Buchanan stated the lambda earpads work great, but I read somewhere Spritzer mentioned it could alter the sound. Also, the mesh on the Sigmas is cup shaped. Does it matter?
post #438 of 472
Is there anywhere to buy the Sigma earpads besides Yamas?
post #439 of 472
Audiocubes2 has them for little money:

Audio Cubes II - High Fidelity Audio Products
post #440 of 472
Which ones would be better: Sigma earpads or Lambda pads?
post #441 of 472
The Sigma pads are smaller. Those meant for the Lambdas don't fit that well. They work but not optimally. I don't have the phones and pads with me right now but I think the Lambda pads are about 0.5 to 0.6 cm too long and maybe 0.3 cm too wide for the Sigmas.
post #442 of 472
Craig (KuboTen.com) should be able to get you some and probably for less the AC.
post #443 of 472
Thanks for the info.
post #444 of 472
Vivaldi and Bach never sounded this good with the SP's. It is amazing how non fatiguing the sound is. I can listen for hours. The cello in Braham's cello sonata sounds deep and powerful. I am currently listening with the SRD7Pro's and a Yamaha amp.
When I listen with the Exstata I will report on the differences and similarities: SRD7 vs ExStata.
These phones allow me to forget about the equipment and immerse myself in the music. My upgraditis symptoms are very tame right now.
post #445 of 472
Not only are they are very easy to listen to, they are surprisingly comfortable for extended listening - much more so than the Lambda Nova Sig or the Omega 2 Mk 1.
post #446 of 472
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Vivaldi and Bach never sounded this good with the SP's. It is amazing how non fatiguing the sound is. I can listen for hours. The cello in Braham's cello sonata sounds deep and powerful. I am currently listening with the SRD7Pro's and a Yamaha amp.
When I listen with the Exstata I will report on the differences and similarities: SRD7 vs ExStata.
These phones allow me to forget about the equipment and immerse myself in the music. My upgraditis symptoms are very tame right now.
Until you hear a Sigma/404 and then it starts all over again.
post #447 of 472
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Until you hear a Sigma/404 and then it starts all over again.
Well Larry, I don't think I am not as obsessive as you are!
And I made a mistake, I have the SRD7Mk2, not the Pro's.
But seriously, I am surprised nobody (Stax included) followed up on this design. What a shame!
John, I can now understand why you and Ed are such big fans of the Sigmas.
post #448 of 472
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Originally Posted by gilency View Post
Well Larry, I don't think I am not as obsessive as you are!
And I made a mistake, I have the SRD7Mk2, not the Pro's.
But seriously, I am surprised nobody (Stax included) followed up on this design. What a shame!
John, I can now understand why you and Ed are such big fans of the Sigmas.
They are big and fugly and possibly didn't sell as many as the Lambdas for that reason. Many people find the Lambdas ugly, so imagine their opinion of the Sigmas........until you listen through them.
PS welcome to the Stax club that must never be mentioned.
PPS where's a pic???
post #449 of 472
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, I am back. I am just wondering if someone could tell me what the Stax Sigma 4040s are? I saw a pair at Canjam 2009 and I need some information about them. Anything you could tell me would be great. Thanks Scottsmrnyc
post #450 of 472
They are Sigma 404s.
404 drivers and cable fitted to a Sigma enclosure either by Stax or an experienced DIY-er. Basically a Sigma, but the sound is further improved on several aspects.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/sig...dphone-175556/
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