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Rudistor Egmont Signature is here!

post #1 of 66
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Woohoo! After only one month of waiting, my amp has arrived. Major kudos to Rudi for his quick turnaround; he and Ray Samuels set the standard for fast service on boutique amps.

It looks awesome, with some big honkin' tubes. Very retro looking... a non-audiophile would never guess it was made in the last forty years. That's a compliment, as I can't stand the typical modern stuff you see in the local Circuit City/Best Buy stores. Plus, it can double as a room heater! There's a lot of warmth coming off those babies.

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the difference an aftermarket amp was going to make on my Stax Omega 2; I knew it would make some positive difference, but I always wondered about the line of thought that the Omegas can't work with the stock (in my case, SRM-007t2) amp. Consider me humbled, as those people were spot on! I can't believe that Stax packages the two together; perhaps it is a good amp for the other Stax headphones (I wouldn't know, I only own the Omega 2) but after hearing the Rudistor, I completely agree that the Omega 2 is not capable of being driven by the stock amp.

With a proper amp, the Omega 2 sounds like nothing I've ever heard. If it weren't for their slightly uncomfortable aspect (they're a bit "wobbly" and require me to reposition them every few minutes) I could see myself never listening to another headphone! They sound that good. No longer do I think that there is "no bass" with electrostatics; the bass is phenomenal, loud as it needs to be and very, very tight. These can easily be rock cans. Instrument separation is unparalleled; there is no problem picking out individual lines in a full orchestra. The tone is spot on, they are unbelievably quick, they don't distort, etc.

To sum things up, this is one of the best audio purchases I have made. If you own the Omegas and the stock Stax amp, you are not hearing what the cans are capable of.
post #2 of 66
congrats on the purchase. that was a pretty quick turn around too.

now post some pics!
post #3 of 66
impressive stuff
post #4 of 66
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congrats on the purchase. that was a pretty quick turn around too.

now post some pics!
I'll do my best to get some pics up tonight, although it may be tough as I have my daughter's homework, my daughter's guitar practice, and cleaning my bird's cage in the queue.

Um, to clarify, I mean supervising my daughter's homework. I won't do it for her like my mom did for me... I can't believe some of my essays didn't tip off the teachers, they were way too mature for me.
post #5 of 66
Congratulations. I am very interested in hearing a review once it gets settled in and seeing some pictures. I am in the market for an amp upgrade and thought I would have to buy used to get it within the next year from all the horror stories on here.
post #6 of 66
pictures please
post #7 of 66
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Congratulations. I am very interested in hearing a review once it gets settled in and seeing some pictures. I am in the market for an amp upgrade and thought I would have to buy used to get it within the next year from all the horror stories on here.
Yeah, no worries if you're ordering from Rudistor; I asked Rudi up front to give me a guarantee on the shipping date (I'd had problems waiting months for another brand before cancelling my order) and he had no problem at all guaranteeing that it would be no more than 30 days. He totally came through on getting it to me quickly and, given how uncommon this is in this industry, gets an unqualified recommendation from me.
post #8 of 66
Congratulations with the RudiStor!
Very little have been posted about it on Head-Fi, so I am waiting for more details.

...and of course some pictures.
post #9 of 66

New to this site. Need advice

Hi: Sorry to bother you. I'm new to this site and am trying to figure out how to start a thread. Searched, but I have not been able to find it. Dumb me.

Could you please tell me how I can start a new post?

Thanks.

Spunky8
post #10 of 66
go into the forum of interest and hit the button "start new thread" in upper left hand corner.
post #11 of 66
@Earwicker7:
Congratulations!
Rudi's amps are great.
I own the more humble Egmont Classic. With some nice tubes (NOS Sylvanias) it makes my HE60 and O2 sound like you wouldn't believe!
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I own the more humble Egmont Classic.
weak.
post #13 of 66
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weak.
And I was soooo happy with it.
You're not nice.
post #14 of 66
oh - i know how you feel. trust me. i have to deal with all the laughs and snickers from the B52 owners about my lil ole Apache.
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oh - i know how you feel. trust me. i have to deal with all the laughs and snickers from the B52 owners about my lil ole Apache.
Oh, don't let it get to you. You're lil ole Apache isn't that bad I'm sure.
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