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post #121 of 148
I've driven my Stax with a Super T and with a NAD 3155. There's some bass roll off with the Super T, but it's not extreme. I still use the Super T at work. I recently got a Toshiba SC-M15 to replace it, but it's a power amp and I still don't have a preamp so I'm not using it yet.
post #122 of 148
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hmm, well that all sounds like more trouble than its really worth. I'll plan on keeping the dynamic setup separate. I believe I'm pretty well equipped to know what to look for now, thanks to you guys. This will be fun.. I think.. and it seems my wallet wont take too much of a first beating.
post #123 of 148
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
hmm, well that all sounds like more trouble than its really worth. I'll plan on keeping the dynamic setup separate. I believe I'm pretty well equipped to know what to look for now, thanks to you guys. This will be fun.. I think.. and it seems my wallet wont take too much of a first beating.
Yeah, you may be better of keeping them separated.
...or get ahold of an amplifier that can do both. Like a B22, ..
post #124 of 148
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what is the difference between the SRD-6sb and the SRD-7sb. I see that they look different obviously, but is either one an improvement of the other? Is there a difference in sound? I suppose this question could apply to the SRD-6 and 7 as well, but lets start with the sb's.
post #125 of 148
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what is the difference between the SRD-6sb and the SRD-7sb. I see that they look different obviously, but is either one an improvement of the other? Is there a difference in sound? I suppose this question could apply to the SRD-6 and 7 as well, but lets start with the sb's.
I am quite unsure about their internal differences. Their release dates don't help much either, as the SRD-7 were introduced before the SRD-6. And opposite for the SB models.
1971 -> SRD-7
1973 -> SRD-6
1978 -> SRD-6SB
1979 -> SRD-7SB

If I should guess, then the SRD-7 models have higher quality/dimensioned internals. With a higher price tag than the SRD-6 models..
Thats just a wild guess though.
post #126 of 148
The SRD-7 Pro and SB to my ears sound better and they should as they have the newest and best parts. But don't take my word for it, since sound is so subjective.
post #127 of 148
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huh, this is interesting. I thought there would be an obvious answer for this inquiry. now I dont feel half as stupid. I'm looking forward, and hoping for some more responses. This electrostatic stuff is fun!!

by the way, for anyone who cares, my first stax setup will be on its way soon.
post #128 of 148
Congratulations!

Did you pick up the SRD-7 and SR-Lambda combo? I think that one will make you pretty happy.
post #129 of 148
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
Congratulations!

Did you pick up the SRD-7 and SR-Lambda combo? I think that one will make you pretty happy.
Hey Sherwood,

Thanks man. Yes, its the sr-lambda and srd7sb combo. I'm awaiting the shipping information to finish it up. I am to be a Stax owner. This will be my first real headphone setup, and I think its a damn good place to start.

My dad always said, get the best you can afford. So I did. This is really a result of all the help you gave me early on. If you had not thrown me that initial primer, I may have just lost steam and stuck with dynamic searches. I'm pretty excited.

so now I am just praying that my receiver and components will be able to do the cans justice. I know I want to replace my CD player. so maybe that will be next. anyway, I'm long winded, thanks again.
post #130 of 148
As long as you have a good speaker amp for the SRD-7SB you could just pack it up, leave head-fi and enjoy...
post #131 of 148
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Originally Posted by scompton View Post
I've driven my Stax with a Super T and with a NAD 3155. There's some bass roll off with the Super T, but it's not extreme. I still use the Super T at work. I recently got a Toshiba SC-M15 to replace it, but it's a power amp and I still don't have a preamp so I'm not using it yet.
Try using your favorite tubed headphone amp as a preamp.

bijou + kenwood KM-105 + SRD-7 is working great for me recently. I still need to try SOHA + SRD-X.
post #132 of 148
That's not a bad idea. My only tube amp is the Starving Student I also have at work.
post #133 of 148
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
As long as you have a good speaker amp for the SRD-7SB you could just pack it up, leave head-fi and enjoy...
I'm considering a Stax setup with the adapter. Out of curiosity, how do you set the volume for the amp?
post #134 of 148
Most folks use an integrated amp -- i.e. amp and preamp. If all you have is the speaker amp, you'll need to either use a source with variable volume output or add a preamp to it.
post #135 of 148
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Originally Posted by nu8reed View Post
I'm considering a Stax setup with the adapter. Out of curiosity, how do you set the volume for the amp?
The SRD-7 adapter is just that - an adapter. It contains step-up transformers and a bias voltage supply.

It needs at least a few whole watts of power to go, and it's input impedance is about 8 ohms.

You set the volume for the amp by turning the volume knob on whatever serves as the preamp for the power amp that drives the srd-7.

That combination can be as simple or as complex as you prefer.

like we say, anything from a T-Amp to a vintage integrated amp (ANYTHING that can drive speakers, really) to separate preamp and power amp.
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