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post #46 of 472
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that's what i thought -- very high, repeatable precission. but then commissioning with some continental EU or GB/IE shops is not a better
option than importing the machines yourself? or the shipping costs for many protos will eat you up?
The cost of the tooling for each set of protos is pretty high and if I want to try a few different designs that will be extreme. There is also the shipping and my favorite, the 70% customs fee for anything electronic.
post #47 of 472
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The cost of the tooling for each set of protos is pretty high and if I want to try a few different designs that will be extreme. There is also the shipping and my favorite, the 70% customs fee for anything electronic.
AUCH!!!that hurts&sucks!somehow i thought that iceland was in EU

you are right with mylar -- AN uses it, even in the higest silver series. having said that, there was a big scandal with their PiO's plainly shorting. after reading their "convincing" reports that they didn't find a difference between SS rectifiers and tubes i believe their marketing machine will sell everything...including garbage bag caps but as i said, i'm not sure wether dielectric properties are so important for the membranes as for caps.
post #48 of 472
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AUCH!!!that hurts&sucks!somehow i thought that iceland was in EU

you are right with mylar -- AN uses it, even in the higest silver series. having said that, there was a big scandal with their PiO's plainly shorting. after reading their "convincing" reports that they didn't find a difference between SS rectifiers and tubes i believe their marketing machine will sell everything...including garbage bag caps but as i said, i'm not sure wether dielectric properties are so important for the membranes as for caps.
We've managed to dodge the EU bullet so far and the government is "working on" lowering the import tariffs but I'm not holding my breath.

I knew that AN used it but I'm still not sure about Kondo. Kondo equipment and parts are far better then the AN stuff. Too bad they won't sell their hand made sliver resistors and caps to DIY'ers. The AN caps are very nice though and about the best you can buy but the caps that failed were made by Jensen and they are now making them in house.

The dielectric properties for the membranes is a no issue. The dielectric is air and its moisture level is what really matters. The mylars greatest feat is its strength and the ability to remain tensioned for decades. I've managed to tension a 3.5um sheet to about 5kgs or more and that gave me a midrange equal to the SR-007. There was no bass how ever to talk about...
post #49 of 472
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Originally Posted by Scottsmrnyc View Post
As The Floyd would say- " Hello, is there anyone out there?" Well, It's raining in NYC today and I have been wearing my Stax Sigmas all morning as I listen to internet radio. Regular radio is just so loaded with commericalization that I can't stand it any longer.
Is there any information out there in regard to which or what type of CD Player- not portable- would sound best with the Stax Sigma Pros and or Non Pro headphones. I am using a Stax SRM 007t for the Sigma Pros and a Stax SRA 12s for the non pros. Any thoughts? Scottsmrnyc
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I would think just about any good source will work with the pros. As regards low bias, I tend to think that while they work well with many sources, they are especially good with vinyl. After all they were designed before the digital era.
post #50 of 472
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Originally Posted by edstrelow View Post
I would think just about any good source will work with the pros. As regards low bias, I tend to think that while they work well with many sources, they are especially good with vinyl. After all they were designed before the digital era.
I concur. Vinyl or early digital would be the best choice.
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Thanks for your imput about early digital or Vinyl. I think this is the way I will go. Scottsmrnyc
post #52 of 472
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Warmly enveloping and unforced. Lambdas have a bad habit of shoving things in your face whether you want them to or not. In terms of the manner in which they work, pretty similar seeing as they use the same drivers.
Hmm, sounds like it might be similar to the K290. These should be interesting to hear then.


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About the battery life of the SRD X non pro-
This unit takes 8 C batteries. If you use a good quality battery, I was told that you can get 50 hours of listening time to each set. Enjoy Scottsmrnyc
Must be heavy with batteries like that, but 50 hours of runtime is reasonable. Maybe I'll track one of those down too to listen to the Sigmas around town.
post #53 of 472
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Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
Must be heavy with batteries like that, but 50 hours of runtime is reasonable. Maybe I'll track one of those down too to listen to the Sigmas around town.
These are pretty decent amps, a little underpowered on the Sigmas. My SRDP seems to need a substantial warm-up to get the volume up.

At one time, if you put anything on your head other than a hat ,or various accoutruments if you were a woman, you were considered a weirdo. Even wearing glasses could get you called "4-eyes."

Now people use headphones and in the ear cellphones as a fashion statement. Certainly if you walk around the city with a set of Sigmas on you will be making a definite fashion statement. But will it attract women?
post #54 of 472
Well I finally got my Sigmas today. It took me a while before I could work up the courage to put these man-eating phones on my head, but I'm listening to them now and I must say these are quite nice. Very relaxing to listen to, albeit a bit muffled sounding. I'll add these alongside the K290 as my immersion phones for kicking back late at night.
post #55 of 472
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Well I finally got my Sigmas today. It took me a while before I could work up the courage to put these man-eating phones on my head, but I'm listening to them now and I must say these are quite nice. Very relaxing to listen to, albeit a bit muffled sounding. I'll add these alongside the K290 as my immersion phones for kicking back late at night.
What are you driving them with?
post #56 of 472
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What are you driving them with?
SRM-1/Mk2, since I don't have either of my SRD-7s hooked up anywhere right now.
post #57 of 472
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SRM-1/Mk2, since I don't have either of my SRD-7s hooked up anywhere right now.
The transformer boxes will probably make them less muffled given that Sigmas are greedy buggers.
post #58 of 472
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The transformer boxes will probably make them less muffled given that Sigmas are greedy buggers.
I'll give it a try sometime, but I think that's probably just how these will sound to me, having been listening to phones with a more forward treble lately. I was surprised how high I had to turn the volume before I could really hear anything though.
post #59 of 472
Hmm, well I decided to try and see how the Sigmas fared with a little rock, and they don't sound muffled at all anymore listening to Porcupine Tree. Perhaps the design of the Sigmas doesn't play as well with albums that already have a lot of soundstage information in the recording itself, thus causing the muffled sound?
post #60 of 472
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Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
Well I finally got my Sigmas today. It took me a while before I could work up the courage to put these man-eating phones on my head, but I'm listening to them now and I must say these are quite nice. Very relaxing to listen to, albeit a bit muffled sounding. I'll add these alongside the K290 as my immersion phones for kicking back late at night.
Enjoy!
I am keeping my eyes open for a SR-Sigma pair as well (for cheap), as I eager to hear what they sound like.
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