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stax lambda + srd 7 - good deal or not?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I haven't been around here much over the last year or so, and have kinda lost touch on what is value or not.

 

I've been offered a set of Stax lambda (original, not nova etc) and an SRD7 energiser. The guy is looking for €200 for them - thats about $250 or so. He says condition is very good, earpads and foam liners are good and no channel imbalance. I haven't actually gone to see them yet.....

 

So is that a reasonable price or way over the top? For example could I get a set for similar or less from a trusted head-fier? They are local to me, so its pretty convenient in that theres no shipping or anything involved.

 

 

Fran

post #2 of 28

That's a good deal. Some prefer the original lamdas over all others. I would go for it if everything the seller said is true.

post #3 of 28

That sounds like an amazing deal, I'd take it.

post #4 of 28

Which SRD7 are we talking about? The original SRD7?

post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 

Yes, its the original SRD7 I believe. This is the energiser that you connect to a power amp, so its the older type. That also means that its the "normal" bias type lambdas too.

 

 

So the consensus seems to be its a deal worth going for (so far anyway).

 

Anything else I should watch out for if/when I go see them?

 

Fran

post #6 of 28
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Yes, its the original SRD7 I believe. This is the energiser that you connect to a power amp, so its the older type. That also means that its the "normal" bias type lambdas too.

 

 

So the consensus seems to be its a deal worth going for (so far anyway).

 

Anything else I should watch out for if/when I go see them?

 

Fran


I suppose I was wondering if it was a self-biasing unit, or if it has jacks for both pro and normal bias phones, etc.

 

If the SR-Λs are in good condition, there's no harm in trying them (I'm also awaiting delivery on my normal bias lambdas).

post #7 of 28

Buy them!

post #8 of 28

Nice deal!

Buy it - and if you end up not liking it pass it on to another Head-Fier.

post #9 of 28

I'd buy them in a second at that price.

post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 

OK!

 

Well I've made contact with the seller - hopefully it will happen in the next few days. I'm kind of excited about this now!! I have an older stax set here, they are the SR40 and I think an SRD4 energiser. They do sound very clean and open, but are bit bass light. Also a bit of "2 ears" and nothing in between. Impressive though for their time and their age too.

 

No negative comments at all so far!!

 

Fran 

post #11 of 28

The lambdas should sound a step up from the SR40s. I paid 'nearly' $200 for a pair of normal bias lambdas so if I havent said so above, go for it.

post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 

Well guys I picked them up this evening and have them playing right now as I type!! A little bit of a smell of smoke and slightly dirty, slight bit of wear on the pads, but the foam is intact and good. And most importantly, they sound very good :)

 

I'm used to electrostatics on my main rig (quads) and yes, these have the same kind of immediacy. I'm using a nice little audio innovations amp to drive them, think 12AX7>>EL84 sound.

 

 

Happy camper here!!

 

 

Fran

post #13 of 28

Fran, how about posting a few pictures!

post #14 of 28

Congratulations! :lambda:

+1 for some pictures.

post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 

Sorry fellas, been too busy enjoying them!!!

 

I'll take some pics tonight and add them....

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