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post #106 of 151

Well, yesterday was supposed to be the day but PriceJapan.com says it is now delayed to late May.

Anyone have more informations about that delay?

post #107 of 151
It could be that price Japan is not on the first batch. Because when I pulled out of the preorder list at Fujiya Avic, they told I would likely have to wait until end of may if I was to put my name down again.
Also, there might be some delays even in the first batch because of the recent events. Unfortunately, this isn't gonna get any easier as we roll into the summer because Tokyo will get back into rolling power cuts as demand will peak due to scorching summers over here...

Those who ordered early made a smart move imo, I am soo disappointed I had to pull out!
post #108 of 151

By curiosity I looked at the Fujiya Avic website. It is not easy to navigate on it but I could not find any reference to the SR009?

I have been told that the Stax production capacities are not affected by the earthquake. I think the Stax company is based near Tokyo but hopefully the parts are build somewhere else?

 

 


Edited by Germs - 4/21/11 at 4:30am
post #109 of 151

there are 50 sr-009 in the first batch released on the 20/4 , all sold out. second batch will come out in the mid of may.

post #110 of 151

Is it 50 worldwide?

That is a very limited production indeed blink.gif

post #111 of 151

Good - my one will be shipped tomorrow... biggrin.gif

post #112 of 151

 

You are a lucky guy!
Did you buy it from a local Stax reseller?
post #113 of 151

I got minesmily_headphones1.gif.

Today is first sale date in Japan.

 

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post #114 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by takoyaki View Post

I got minesmily_headphones1.gif.

Today is first sale date in Japan.

 

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happy for you I hope you like them;)


Edited by customcoco - 4/21/11 at 9:11am
post #115 of 151

 

Quote:
Did you buy it from a local Stax reseller?

 

Nah, one of the Japanese guys on ebay. Not without risk, but so far never had any problems... tongue.gif

post #116 of 151

IMPRESSIONS! :)
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by takoyaki View Post

I got minesmily_headphones1.gif.

Today is first sale date in Japan.

 

IMG_3672.jpgIMG_3673.jpgIMG_3674.jpg

 



 

post #117 of 151

Congrats...so the SR009 domination of the headphones world has begun!

post #118 of 151
Thread Starter 

my sr009 hasn't arrive but i have already upgraded my interconnect to vdh orchid

post #119 of 151

Nice!! More pics!  Btw what amp will you be using with them?

 

Can't wait for my pair to come!  I'm pretty sure i'm in the second batch.

post #120 of 151


You really need to hear these phones on other amps to be sure that this set-up is satisfactory. In my trials the SRM3 amp made an 007A sound mushy but listenable, the SRM1MK2 was fairly decent, the 717 moved these phones up to another level and the BHSE to yet another level.   I lust after a BHSE but with kids starting college I could not get away with such a purchase.
 

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Originally Posted by Bill13 View Post

Subject:  Amplifier for SR-009 and electrostatic headphones in general.

Currently, I’m listening to my Omega SR-007 phones with a SRM-252.  IMO, for low & normal listening volume levels, the result is more than satisfactory. 

SR-009 is now on order.

The circuit topology and solid-state devices used are essentially the same as the SRM 323 amp (I have the schematic).  Mainly, what’s  different is the power supply, and the output stage bias – more voltage swing and current drive capability.  

An electrostatic transducer basically presents a capacitive load to an amplifier.  For a given sound pressure level, output drive current is proportional to frequency, or rate of change of voltage (I = C dv/dt). 

I feel that heroic output power capability (high current * voltage) provided by the far more expensive power amps is not really needed at normal listening levels (for me, anyway) – as long as the electrostatic amp behaves well with very low distortion at small to moderate voltage swings.  I’ve listened to tube (I have a Stax tube amp also) and solid state amps, and feel that the well-designed Stax SRM-323S should offer all the amp power  I need,  even for the SR-009 (yes, perhaps a radical opinion).   Even the lowly STAX SRM-252 amp is direct coupled, with no coupling caps in the path – IMO, a remarkably nice sounding design.  I understand that the SRM-323 is well regarded ...

I used to feel that tubes were somehow naturally better than solid state – not any more.  

I've read that solid state might be more compatible with the new SR-009 compared to the previous Omegas (initial listening impressions were posted, as I recall) 



 

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