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post #11191 of 25695
Coqui's are awesome

NamelessPFG,
I know how you feel. I listened to the AD700, quite often, for three years before buying Mad's Q701. I do love the Q701, but much more often with the AD700 I think I hear someone behind me and I turn around in real life, to see nobody. Maybe the bass is really quick and cold, maybe the upper-mids are colored, but I am definitely attuned to them. The Q701s dominate music time, but sometimes I get in a groove of playing the AD700s straight out of the recon3D so the AD700 gets around 50% of my gaming time.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/24/13 at 12:55pm
post #11192 of 25695
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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post

Now that I think about it, you guys don't even need ze mixamp. There is already a video demonstrating 7.1 surround sound.

Don't even need the mixamp? What am I missing here?


Edited by SoAmusing777 - 1/24/13 at 10:49pm
post #11193 of 25695
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

 

I didn't take pics of the actual mod process, but here is the finished result. I took the volume controller apart and soldered the wires directly to the board instead of soldering my wire to the REALLY crappy wire they were using to begin with.

 

 

 

-Erik

Thats exactly what i did to my turtle beaches when they broke. Now I connect my hd558 to it. Huge improvement

post #11194 of 25695

Oh man, do I wish I had the money to bid on this right now...

 

This is a Normal-bias Stax SR-Lambda, the one I keep raving about, with an SRD-7/SB transformer box that's shoved into a nice headphone stand. Hopefully, one of you here can win this auction, though I wouldn't count on winning with a max bid of significantly less than $400-450 given how expensive these things tend to sell on eBay.

post #11195 of 25695
Nameless,
Again, wish I could though I don't really need to. I'm curious though, if you already have the SR-Lambda (and love it), why do you wish you could buy this? So that you could have Stax's amp and their whole collection kit?

I have a feeling that Mad would jump on this, if he sold his HE-400 (again) and since he already has a Marantz receiver on the way. But who knows, someone else may jump first?
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

Don't even need the mixamp? What am I missing here?
I believe Roger was suggesting if someone was thinking they would have to buy something (Mixamp/DSS, Marantz or vintage receiver, Xonar sound card) just to hear what Dolby Headphone was all about, they could instead watch the video posted in Mad's guide (and mine) to contrast DH to stereo or another virtual surround algorithm they have on hand. He makes a decent point, though if the tester likes the sample he or she will obviously then want to make a purchase choice.
Roger may even have been partially responding to me, but I've already seen the video, and I want to hear the processing "live" with games I'm more familiar with to get a better feeling for THX TSP vs DH. It's a first world dilemma XD

...

Maybe I should try waiting tables again? I'm home sick, things'll get going in earnest again when my face wouldn't scare a potential employer, LOL!
post #11196 of 25695

Sennheiser HD 419 vs Beyerdynamic DT 235 for PC games?

I like the superlux 681 and panasonic RP-HTF600-S too, but I prefer velour ear pads and would have to pay $20 more for the pads...


Edited by jazh23 - 1/25/13 at 8:25am
post #11197 of 25695
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

Oh man, do I wish I had the money to bid on this right now...

This is a Normal-bias Stax SR-Lambda, the one I keep raving about, with an SRD-7/SB transformer box that's shoved into a nice headphone stand. Hopefully, one of you here can win this auction, though I wouldn't count on winning with a max bid of significantly less than $400-450 given how expensive these things tend to sell on eBay.

Sshhh nameless, it's going to be mine, lol. You wanna talk about a deal, in November a Lambda with SRM-1 Mk2 went for 450 with an extension cable. Wish I had seen that one :mad.gif

-Erik

43 Watchers, probably going to go for WAY too much mad.gif
Edited by burritoboy9984 - 1/25/13 at 7:42am
post #11198 of 25695
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

Sshhh nameless, it's going to be mine, lol. You wanna talk about a deal, in November a Lambda with SRM-1 Mk2 went for 450 with an extension cable. Wish I had seen that one :mad.gif

-Erik

43 Watchers, probably going to go for WAY too much mad.gif

Lol that's funny I'm one of those watchers for 3 days now!! 8hrs left to bid.. Wow I would love to try the amp out from the lambda with my esp-950's..

Well it seems for me this might be the end of the road with buying n trying commercial products left n right. I'm about done with it and I'm going the DIY route with the enlisted help of a friend. Wish me luck on my endeavors.. Lol
post #11199 of 25695
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Originally Posted by I95North View Post

Lol that's funny I'm one of those watchers for 3 days now!! 8hrs left to bid.. Wow I would love to try the amp out from the lambda with my esp-950's..

Well it seems for me this might be the end of the road with buying n trying commercial products left n right. I'm about done with it and I'm going the DIY route with the enlisted help of a friend. Wish me luck on my endeavors.. Lol

I've been watching it since the day it popped up. I have a saved search that shows pretty much everythig stax and electrostat, lol.

-Erik
post #11200 of 25695
Thread Starter 
I think after the X1, my journey is gonna end up going to electrostats... who knows? I'll need to demo some first.

Btw, the Marantz came in today. I was dead asleep though. Time to unbox this beast!
post #11201 of 25695
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post
Nameless,
Again, wish I could though I don't really need to. I'm curious though, if you already have the SR-Lambda (and love it), why do you wish you could buy this? So that you could have Stax's amp and their whole collection kit?

 

My SR-Lambda isn't exactly factory-spec. The drivers were rebuilt by someone at some stage of its life, and the cable must have been replaced too, given that it's actually a 5-pin cable meant for Pro bias sets. The mineral wool inside the earcups is also missing.

 

That's why I want to get one that's still in its stock state, to compare how similar-and different-they sound. That, and since it's a discontinued model, and I don't like the numerical Lambdas I've auditioned quite as much, I naturally want a backup in case the worst comes to pass.

 

That SRD-7/SB isn't a standalone amp, by the way. It's a transformer box that needs speaker-level input. I already have one of those and wouldn't really need it, though the headphone stand around it is really nice.

 

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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post
Sshhh nameless, it's going to be mine, lol. You wanna talk about a deal, in November a Lambda with SRM-1 Mk2 went for 450 with an extension cable. Wish I had seen that one :mad.gif

-Erik

43 Watchers, probably going to go for WAY too much mad.gif

 

Heh, and I saw a deal where someone sold a Lambda Pro with an SRM-1/Mk2 Pro for $400 shipped. No extension cable, but between my $250 SR-Lambda + SRD-7/SB and that, I thought vintage Stax prices were supposed to be lower than they currently are...

 

Best of luck to you! eBay's competition is fierce...

 

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Originally Posted by I95North View Post
Lol that's funny I'm one of those watchers for 3 days now!! 8hrs left to bid.. Wow I would love to try the amp out from the lambda with my esp-950's..

Well it seems for me this might be the end of the road with buying n trying commercial products left n right. I'm about done with it and I'm going the DIY route with the enlisted help of a friend. Wish me luck on my endeavors.. Lol

 

This one's Normal bias (230V), NOT Pro bias (580V), and the Koss ESP/950 runs at around 600V if I'm not mistaken. You're asking for trouble just thinking about mixing and matching equipment here.

post #11202 of 25695
Thread Starter 
This is juuuuuust peachy. Nothing works. Not the HDMIs (my PS3 crashes just being plugged into the Marantz), none of the analog I puts work, nor does the opticals, AM/FM, ANYTHING. I essentially just wasted god knows how much money for a ****ing dud.

If I can get this guy to take this back, I'm just gonna buy a Mixamp Pro and screw off this bull**** entirely. I'm very much done with everything at this point.

edit: of course, he doesn't accept returns

All I can do right now is laugh. I knew I should have went with my gut instinct and just bought the Mixamp Pro from the get. This receiver BS just for headphone use was a huge waste of money.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/25/13 at 3:23pm
post #11203 of 25695
Ouch, that really blows. frown.gif What a raw deal, isn't there some sort of Ebay/Paypal protection you can invoke? I've never really bought anything over $50 on Ebay, never had such a terrible experience either (yet).
post #11204 of 25695
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

This is juuuuuust peachy. Nothing works. Not the HDMIs (my PS3 crashes just being plugged into the Marantz), none of the analog I puts work, nor does the opticals, AM/FM, ANYTHING. I essentially just wasted god knows how much money for a ****ing dud.

If I can get this guy to take this back, I'm just gonna buy a Mixamp Pro and screw off this bull**** entirely. I'm very much done with everything at this point.

edit: of course, he doesn't accept returns

All I can do right now is laugh. I knew I should have went with my gut instinct and just bought the Mixamp Pro from the get. This receiver BS just for headphone use was a huge waste of money.

 

First off, calm down and don't worry. Try resetting the microprocessor, I always do this first thing when I purchase a used receiver, someone might have changed all the assigned inputs. If not, as said above, ebay buyer protection will cover you if the item is not as described. I had an issue with the PS3 not liking the Marantz as well, try a different HDMI cable, it worked for me. One thing of note, the GUI won't work via HDMI, so you need to run an analog (I used composite) to view the GUI and change settings easier.

 

-Erik

post #11205 of 25695
Mad,
That sounds terrible, I'm really sorry to hear you're having trouble. Does PS3 have a display reset to default like if you hold LTrigger and Y? Have you tried another source besides PS3, with the exception of radio which hopefully you had an antenna plugged in? Does the receiver light up when you turn it on at all?

I'm sure you've tried a bunch of ideas, I just wish it had been working frown.gif
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