Originally Posted by Sherwood
Newest member of team k701 is cantsleep, who I sold my beloved K701s to.
Bit hard by the Stax bug, as I suspect many of you will someday be...
Something special those stats. They have a lot of the qualities as the 701s. Super clear, extremely detailed and fast. I'm thinking of what to sell to keep my 701s/RS-1s and get a baby O/Woo rig. Otherwise the dynamic rig is on notice. How do you guys do without between rigs?
I've tube rolled the SP amp to fit the 701s. I have two driver tubes depending on the music. For delicate music, the Tung-Sol 2c51 makes them almost stat-like. For hard driving music, the Raytheon 6414 or the RCA cleartop 12av7 give the 701 a lively sound. Right now, I'm listening to Yanni with a Telefunken 12av7 and the sounds are magical. Yes indeed, the 701s take time to tweak but will pay off handsomely with the effort.
As for bass, they are very articulate in the low end. They have slam when the music demands it. The synth. effects in prog. rock is full and even. It doesn't take over the soundstage like a lot of basshead hps. It isn't for everyone but coming from stat speakers, the 701 has been a winner for me.