I was wondering if you're still listening to the SR-009 with the SRM-727A. And if so, how's the pairing working out? After a too brief audition, I'm eager to get on the SR-009 bandwagon but without the hassle of tubes and endless waiting lists. Besides Stax' current SRM-727II, which I guess shouldn't sound that different from the 727A, the only other valid solid-state option seems to be the upcoming but still really untested Cavalli Liquid Lightning...
Listening to Ben Harper's Fight For Your Mind, very very nice ! Last I heard this was probably some years back and with a dynamic headphone or my Omega 2. Never heard as much detail in the recording as today, but at the time it's so natural, not shoved into my ears.
If there's one complain to make with the 009 is that it just won't let you enjoy average recordings but it doesn't mean you can't listen to any rock recording. I wish every producer / artist / mixer would take a stance to not butcher a recording for the sake of being louder [...]
Edited by Arnaldo - 4/1/12 at 8:08am