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post #1126 of 1418
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Originally Posted by ambchang View Post
 

Does anybody if the SRA-10S will be able to drive the ESP-950?  I am looking around and am not getting much information on this amp.

 

Thanks.

 

The SRA-10S is mostly the same as the SRA-12S, just 100VAC only.  Normal bias only but can be modified for Pro bias output if you know what you are doing. 

post #1127 of 1418

I guess I will pass then, because I have no idea ... I just wish Koss can create a higher quality, but still affordable amp.  Tough to get a compatible Stax amp in the $300 range.

post #1128 of 1418

Your best bet would be the SRM-1 Mk2.  It's 10 years younger so better parts and more reliable.  No way I'd turn on a SRA-10/12S without doing a full service on the power supplies first...

post #1129 of 1418
thanks will kep my eyes out for one
post #1130 of 1418

Is Amazon is no longer selling them? Where else can we get them at a discounted price?

post #1131 of 1418

You can keep an eye out for Koss discount codes.  They run a few specials throughout the year and can apply the discount code against the 950.

post #1132 of 1418
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

Is Amazon is no longer selling them? Where else can we get them at a discounted price?

I thought it's just out of stock rather than not selling them?
Hope the new stock can bring down the price.
post #1133 of 1418
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

Is Amazon is no longer selling them? Where else can we get them at a discounted price?

Yep, they used to have 3 or so and then they started moving them out last month. I bought the last one. I received it a couple of weeks ago. It must have been in the warehouse for awhile because it really had a musty smell.
post #1134 of 1418
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Originally Posted by Buddhahacker View Post


Yep, they used to have 3 or so and then they started moving them out last month. I bought the last one. I received it a couple of weeks ago. It must have been in the warehouse for awhile because it really had a musty smell.

 

Prolly was one of the first sets made some twenty years ago....:wink_face:

post #1135 of 1418

I noticed the same musty smell when I got a pair a while back.  It really makes me think they have this huge stash at Koss that they are slowly selling off!

post #1136 of 1418

All seized from the ex-VPs 7th vacation home :p

post #1137 of 1418

I'm just getting back into High End and pulled my old ESP-950's out of the closet. I was curious what DACS everyone is using with these headphones and what is a good match. I'm looking to spend $1000-$2000 but have decided to wait until after RMAF to see if any new ones are announced.

post #1138 of 1418

Are you using the stock amp with the 950's?

post #1139 of 1418
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

Are you using the stock amp with the 950's?

 

Yes, one step at a time on upgrades. I will be using mainly the USB on the DAC and eventually hope to build a dedicated music server. DSD capability on the DAC would be nice.

post #1140 of 1418

Is there any other headphone that has been in production anywhere near as long as the E950? Just curious.

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