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post #31 of 148
I just tried a 4040 set-up today. For ~$1k I was quite impressed. Orchestral or choral works were just on another planet to listen to. It rendered very low bass quite well too.
post #32 of 148
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Yeah, actually, the "Baby Stax" SR-001 Mk2 kit might be perfect for someone who likes trance.
The 003 is a very nice choice for electronic music, so should be the 001.
post #33 of 148
Thread Starter 
ok, ive been getting a lot of help from you guys, and there are a couple stax setups for sale right now that I am seriously considering. I am a stax noob, and clearly I need to hear them to see whats going on. I'm going to start a thread looking for someone with a stax setup in the Chicago, IL area. hopefully someone will be willing to accommodate me for an hour. I'll buy them lunch. if anyone has any insight into dealers that have listening setups, that would be great as well.
Stax sounds like it would be something I would like. I love fat bass, but I also love jazz, classical and choral, and that seems like the stax forte. I'll get D2000's for the other maybe. Here I go!!!!
post #34 of 148
Keithpgdrb. Hope a local Stax owner raise his/her hand, and invite you over for an audition.

Or contact Audio Consultants.
910 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

According to Yama's Enterprises (US Stax distributor), they are the local Chicago Stax dealer.
Illinois Authorized STAX Dealers
post #35 of 148
One thing about both of my Stax systems is that they were the first headphones that made me second guess whether certain sounds were coming from the headphones or if they were coming from the real world. Ofcourse not everything sounds real but it still means they are very transparent and lifelike if it can fool me to any degree at all.
post #36 of 148
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I would like to learn more about stax headphones and their technology. I've used the search function, but it brings up just too many things. can anyone point me to a thread that explains the stax concept, and characteristics of their sound? I am of course wondering if they are for me, since so many swear by them. would love to hear from some of the old schoolers. thanks in advance.
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post #37 of 148
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Keithpgdrb. Hope a local Stax owner raise his/her hand, and invite you over for an audition.

Or contact Audio Consultants.
910 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

According to Yama's Enterprises (US Stax distributor), they are the local Chicago Stax dealer.
Illinois Authorized STAX Dealers
Keithpgdrb,

krmathis nailed it -- all the way from Norway! Audio Consultants has been a Stax dealer for decades. I've auditioned and purchased Stax systems from them and they are great to deal with and know their product lines. Their Evanston store may have the greatest selection as that is their main store, though I remember the full Stax line at their Hinsdale store as well, though that was some time ago. Have a listen and I'm sure you will be impressed with Stax.
post #38 of 148
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krmathis nailed it -- all the way from Norway!
Not bad, eeh!
It helps to know about Google (the hardly known search engine)...
post #39 of 148
Thread Starter 
you guys are great. I live near the hinsdale store, and have been there many times. unfortunately, they no longer have the stax line, at least not in that particular store. The only cans available for audition there were Sennheiser and Grado. a nice luxury, but not what I need. I will look into the chicago store about the stax line though. maybe they still work with it. although its probably order only.

also, no one has stepped up to offer me some ear time with their stax as of yet. I hope for the best, but I really dont expect much to come of it. It is a tall order to allow a stranger access to your stuff. all I know, is that if I get a stax setup, I would help out a local head-fi member. but thats me.
post #40 of 148
You have a pretty stellar meet coming up in early November in Chicago, Keith. I think you'd do well to try and attend.
post #41 of 148
Keithpgdrb. Best of luck!
Lets hope you find a Stax pair or two to audition.

Or else my rig is always available...
post #42 of 148
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You have a pretty stellar meet coming up in early November in Chicago, Keith. I think you'd do well to try and attend.
Hey Sherwood,

I will be at the november meet, and i've been watching the gear list pretty carefully. no stax yet. keeping my fingers crossed.
post #43 of 148
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Keithpgdrb. Best of luck!
Lets hope you find a Stax pair or two to audition.

Or else my rig is always available...
ok, I'll take your rig for a while. I'll PM you my address so you can send it out. thanks.
post #44 of 148
Oh, you should definitely make the trip out there. Oslo is a nice town.

I've been toying with the idea of coming to the November meet myself -- if I do I'll be sure to bring the Stax.
post #45 of 148
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Oh, you should definitely make the trip out there. Oslo is a nice town.

I've been toying with the idea of coming to the November meet myself -- if I do I'll be sure to bring the Stax.
That is one part of the world that I would love to go. and If I did, I would definitely drop him a call!!

It would be great to meet you in november! and I'll buy you a drink or two for all your help thus far!
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