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post #1 of 46
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Hi Head Fier Friends

 

I would like to share my new set up with Stax as follow

 

Source : April Music CD Player Stello CDA 500

 

DAC : by end of May April Music Eximus DP 1 as pure DAC

 

Pre Amp : Tube Pre Amp T + A  P 10.2

 

Power Amp : Solid State Stax Srm 727 Mk2

 

Cable : use all DIY Nanotec with special shielding Treatment : RCA , XLR Balance and Power Cable 

 

My Set Up :

 

Stax Srm 727 Mk 2 XLR Input i use Balance Cable to Pre Amp T + A P 10.2 Pre Out XLR

 

Follow the Stax Instruction Manual : The Volume Control from Stax Srm 727 Mk 2 must turn to Maximum

 

                                                      or i can set insite the Amp Srm 727 Mk2 to Direct as FIX Volume Control , this is only for use with

 

                                                      Pre Amp 

 

Stello CDA 500 Analog Output i use RCA to Pre Amp T + A P 10.2 Line In DISC 

 

High : more open and extended detail and full sounding compare to direct with Srm 727 Mk 2 

 

Mid : more warm sweet and lush sounding mid compare to direct with Srm 727 Mk 2  

 

Bass : more low and detail and deep and tight compare to direct with Srm 727 Mk 2

 

Separation and Transparancy : more transparant and detail , that i can hear more detail and transparant

 

                                             compare to direct with Srm 727 Mk 2.

 

                                             Electrostatic Headphone is the best for Clairity and Transparancy compare to Ortho

 

                                             ande Dynamic Headphone in my Collection ( LCD2 Rev2 , LCD 3, HD 800 , T 1 and Ulktrasone ED 8 )

 

Soundstaging : wider and more layering in the Depth compare to direct with Srm 727 Mk 2.

 

Conculsiuon : This set up is my best SQ from all my Headphones collections.

 

                     The Sound Quality is very close to Home Speaker Set Up

 

                     The Sound Quality so Natural and very Analog Sounding Headphone i ever own and heard 

 

                     With Pre Amp as your Volume Control : you can hear the Best Bass Impact from Sr 007 Mk 2 i ever heard 

 

This is my personal impression

 

Top Left Headphone Stax Sr 007 mk 2 , Top right Stax Solid State Amp Srm 727 Mk2

In the Middle : Tube Pre Amp from T + A P 10.2 Germany

Bottom : April Music CD Player Stello CDA 500

 

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Rear View :

in the Picture i use first RCA connector from Line Input Srm 727 Mk2 to Pre Amp T + A P 10.2 Pre Out

 

the Best SQ in use : Balance XLR between Stax Srm 727 Mk 2 and Pre Amp T + A P 10.2

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The Best Sounding Headphones i own are :

 

Stax Sr 007 Mk2 > LCD 3 > HD 800 > T 1 > LCD 2 Rev 2 > Ultrasone ED 8 Rhutenium

 

Note : HD 800 recable with DIY Special Shielding is better than T1 


Edited by rudi0504 - 6/21/12 at 7:33pm
post #2 of 46
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Today my friend loan me his Eximus Dp 1

 

Source : CD Transport Stello CDA 500

 

DAC : Eximus Dp 1

 

Power Amp : Stax Srm 727 Mk2 

 

Pre Amp : Tube Pre Amp T + A  P 10.2 Germany

 

Cable : All DIY Nanotec woith special Shielding treatment to minimize Eddie Current

 

Cable Set Up :

 

Eximus DP 1 Coax 1 goping to CDA 500 Coax Digital Output 

 

CDA 500 RCA from Analog Output going to Pre Amp T + A  line In Disc

 

T + A Pre Amp use Pre Out XLR going to Stax Srm 727 mk2 Input XLR

 

Overall SQ : more detail and better separation amd Soundstaging compare without DAC Eximus DP 1

                  More Bass Body and Mid also

 

The Best Sound Quality from SR 007 Mk2 i ever heard to Date

 

My wishes : Can try BHSE or WES from Woo Audio.

 

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Edited by rudi0504 - 5/7/12 at 6:09am
post #3 of 46

I prefer my 009 with the Stax tube amp.

That plus all Shunyata King Cobra CX power cords upgrades make for an even more scary quiet background.

post #4 of 46
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post

I prefer my 009 with the Stax tube amp.
That plus all Shunyata King Cobra CX power cords upgrades make for an even more scary quiet background.

Thank you for your suggestion, I wish to buy Stax Sr 009 as well , I have read many review on head fi , it is much better than my Sr 007 mk 2

Can you please let me the S Q different between Sr 007 mk 2 vs Sr 009 ?

Many head fiers choose Stax Srm 727 mk2 , could you please tell me know why you choose Stax Tube. Amp Srm 007 mk 2 ?

Thank you
post #5 of 46

Jeez look at that setup, I still have  fiio e7e9 powering AKG701's and 4 years of medical school loans to look forward to. Maybe I have a really expensive graduation present to look forward to next year perhaps? I'm just dreaming...

 

Maybe when I become a big shot doctor that treats professional athletes with no insurance or lawsuits to worry about.

post #6 of 46
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Originally Posted by saintyoo View Post

Jeez look at that setup, I still have  fiio e7e9 powering AKG701's and 4 years of medical school loans to look forward to. Maybe I have a really expensive graduation present to look forward to next year perhaps? I'm just dreaming...

Maybe when I become a big shot doctor that treats professional athletes with no insurance or lawsuits to worry about.

As I was student same like you , I wish one day I can have my dream set up .
I just finished my Graduate in year 1987, you can have the same dream set up like what I have today , after more than 20 years of hardworking .
post #7 of 46
Thread Starter 

Today My Stax Sr 009 just arrived from Hong Kong

 

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Source : CD Player as Transport Stello CDA 500

 

DAC : Eximus DP 1

 

Headamp : Stax Srm 727 mk 2 as Power amp

                 Pre Amp T + A P 10.2 

 

Headphone : Stax Sr 009 BINB

 

Cable : RCA : Home Grown Silver Lace USA

                     DIY Nanotech with special Shielding

 

           Coax : Nanotech Neuron 99 Digital Silencer

 

My Impression Stax Sr 009 out the Box :

 

High : more detail and extended compare to my Sr 007 mk 2, cymbals sound more full

 

Mid : sweet , lush and more clear and full body compare to Sr 007 Mk 2.

        the best Saxophone i can hear from my Stax Sr 009

 

Bass : tight , deep and fullbody compare to my Sr 007 Mk 2 and very detail and clean

 

Soundstage  : more wider and better depth compare to my Sr 007 mk 2 

 

Separation : has better detail and placement from instrument more accurate compare my Sr 007 mk 2

                  i can hear the ambient from live recording like Jazz at the pawn shop more detail and clearer

 

My Impression : SR 009 is The best Headphone to date compare to all my headphone collection like follow

 

Sr 009 > Sr 007 mk 2 > LCD 3 > HD 800 > T 1 > ED 8 Ruthenium

 

This my personal Impresion 

post #8 of 46
Thanks for the short write up. The Stax 009 is garnering some glowing reviews. Can't wait to hear it myself.
post #9 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Thank you for your suggestion, I wish to buy Stax Sr 009 as well , I have read many review on head fi , it is much better than my Sr 007 mk 2
Can you please let me the S Q different between Sr 007 mk 2 vs Sr 009 ?
Many head fiers choose Stax Srm 727 mk2 , could you please tell me know why you choose Stax Tube. Amp Srm 007 mk 2 ?
Thank you

 

Rudi,

Thank you for sharing your impressions of your wonderful setup. That'll be a dream for me to have one fine day too.

 

About the difference between the SRM-007tA & SRM-727A, I managed to borrow my friend's SRM-007tA for a couple of weeks to test. My source is the Benchmark DAC1 Pre (off to the side) and transport is my iMac (Audirvana Plus, DSD-converted to DFF files).

 

What I found the SRM-007tA to be somewhat have more depth to it's soundstage. Both to me sounded wide but the SRM-007tA had a more "big hall" kind of atmosphere. Whilst this worked well with jazz vocals, or older west coast jazz with acoustic instruments, etc. I found that when it came to more pop music, the 007tA to be somewhat slow and dull for my liking. On the other hand with the 727A, it felt a little more 2D with the jazz stuff, but nicer, faster, and more musical for the pop music.

 

So each one had their own strengths and weaknesses and ideally I wish I could own both and switch back 'n forth depending on the genre and type of music I was listening to, however if I had to pick one it'll still be the 727A as it seems decent enough for a "general purpose" amp, whereas the 007tA is almost very genre/music-type specific.

 

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post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

Rudi,

Thank you for sharing your impressions of your wonderful setup. That'll be a dream for me to have one fine day too.

 

About the difference between the SRM-007tA & SRM-727A, I managed to borrow my friend's SRM-007tA for a couple of weeks to test. My source is the Benchmark DAC1 Pre (off to the side) and transport is my iMac (Audirvana Plus, DSD-converted to DFF files).

 

What I found the SRM-007tA to be somewhat have more depth to it's soundstage. Both to me sounded wide but the SRM-007tA had a more "big hall" kind of atmosphere. Whilst this worked well with jazz vocals, or older west coast jazz with acoustic instruments, etc. I found that when it came to more pop music, the 007tA to be somewhat slow and dull for my liking. On the other hand with the 727A, it felt a little more 2D with the jazz stuff, but nicer, faster, and more musical for the pop music.

 

So each one had their own strengths and weaknesses and ideally I wish I could own both and switch back 'n forth depending on the genre and type of music I was listening to, however if I had to pick one it'll still be the 727A as it seems decent enough for a "general purpose" amp, whereas the 007tA is almost very genre/music-type specific.

 

StaxAmps.jpg

 

Thank you for your explanation tyeh Sound Different between Srm 727 A vs Srmn 007t A.

At the end i choose Srm 007 mk 2 , because i have already Pre amp T+A P 10.2 , this T + A P 10.2 is perfect combination with my Stax Srm 007 mk2. to drive my Stax Sr 009

 

I am very happy to upgrade from Sr 007 mk 2 to SAr 009 .

 

Now i burn in  my Sr 009.

post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by tiga3mata View Post

Thanks for the short write up. The Stax 009 is garnering some glowing reviews. Can't wait to hear it myself.

Thank you for your coming to my Stax thread , if you are in Jakarta , one day you can hear i  my place

post #12 of 46

I have the 007t/ii also with the 009s and like it very much (not too bright, not too dull, just right).

Somehow it sounds better with single ended inputs, a little more mellow, which I like.
 

post #13 of 46
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I have the 007t/ii also with the 009s and like it very much (not too bright, not too dull, just right).
Somehow it sounds better with single ended inputs, a little more mellow, which I like.

 

If you have pre amp or DAC and preamp like eximus Dp 1

You can try it , your srm007 t Ii as power amp and drive with the volume Controll from your pre amp , you can have different SQ .

SQ improve better than direct to Stax Srm 007 t Ii
post #14 of 46
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


If you have pre amp or DAC and preamp like eximus Dp 1
You can try it , your srm007 t Ii as power amp and drive with the volume Controll from your pre amp , you can have different SQ .
SQ improve better than direct to Stax Srm 007 t Ii

Hi and thanks. Are you saying I should send my (EMM) CD Player analog output to the analog input of my  preamp and then send the preamp analog output to the analog inputs of the Stax 007t/ii amp?

Do you mean this would improve the sonics?

 

[CD Player]-----interconnect---->[Preamp]-----interconnect--->[Stax 007t/ii amp]===>{Stax 009 phones}

 

I would think the indirection and 2 attenuators would degrade the sonics.

Thanks again for the suggestion, I guess I could try it.

Best to you.


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/27/12 at 11:41am
post #15 of 46
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Hi and thanks. Are you saying I should send my (EMM) CD Player analog output to the analog input of my  preamp and then send the preamp analog output to the analog inputs of the Stax 007t/ii amp?
Do you mean this would improve the sonics?

[CD Player]
interconnect---->[Preamp]
interconnect--->[Stax 007t/ii amp]===>{Stax 009 phones}

I would think the indirection and 2 attenuators would degrade the sonics.
Thanks again for the suggestion, I guess I could try it.
Best to you.

Like my Stax Srm 727 mk 2, your Srm 007 t mk2 you can use as power amp

CD player ---> to DAC eximus dp1 use COAX cable ---> from PRE AMP eximus dp 1 ANALOG

OUTPUT XLR to your Stax Srm 007 t Mk 2 INPUT XLR .---- > Stax sr 009

All the volume Controll in your Stax Srm 007 t mk 2 you must turn to MAXX.

You manage your volume Controll now from your PRE AMP .


Note : for better Sound Quality like my Stax Srm 727 mk 2 , I can switch the selector

Insite to DIRECT , thats mean BY BASS the circuit from Stax Srm 727 mk2

Direct to the PRE AMP .
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