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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

That is pretty much it. Granted, EC can make above average dynamic amps but electrostatics bring new challenges into play and even the small details start to matter quite a bit.  Add to this the most resolving transducers money can buy and only the best will do. 

 

 

Purrin pretty much covers it but with the SR-009 this design issue is a good thing.  Think of it as two flawed designs coming together and masking each others issues.  Muddy top end with bloated bass on the amp meets a bright headphone with bass limitations. 

 

Thnaks for the info. I guess was lucky because I really like what I hear out of this combo.

post #137 of 429
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err..ooaaakaay..you are being full of it. But go ahead make your claim.  rolleyes.gif

 

Normally I do what everybody else does and ignore Sachu but that has been my impression of the SR-009 since the day I got them.  Also the reason why they are sitting in a cupboard along with so many of the "greats".  The voicing may suit some users but it's not for me. 

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Normally I do what everybody else does and ignore Sachu but that has been my impression of the SR-009 since the day I got them.  Also the reason why they are sitting in a cupboard along with so many of the "greats".  The voicing may suit some users but it's not for me. 

 

The feeling is mutual cause you are so full of yourself. You are the only one who knows how to design circuits if i read your posts correctly. WHich is why you start butting into every thread of a manufacturer that starts to get into stat territory. No one here is looking for your stamp of approval..certainly not people like Craig nor stax am sure.

 

 And your response regarding your real impressions on the 009 is much better. That it doesn't suit you..don't stretch that to its flawed and state it like fact. You aren't a bloody noob.


Edited by sachu - 7/16/12 at 10:54am
post #139 of 429

Now now children, let's keep it civil.

post #140 of 429

I have heard from Craig that there is one head-fi member is thinking

to sell his T2 to purchase the Electra, is it a possibility?

post #141 of 429

I think that'd be purrin ;)

post #142 of 429

please provide more info.  any problem running the Electra?


Edited by kiertijai - 7/17/12 at 12:50am
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Thread Starter 

I had the Electra for four days running two different sets of output tubes. I had no issues during that time, even occasionally measuring the bias, as instructed by Andy. The bias took a few minutes to stabilize, after which it did not drift.

 

I do know that Craig will be putting a bias meter (a little Moth-esq touch) over a polished top plate so a multi-meter will not be required. Last I heard, two jacks, one pro-bias, and the other normal-bias will be offered. The transformers sitting in the back will be tucked inside the chassis, which will be the same dimensions. The front plate will be thicker with rounded corners. A external power supply chassis will house the power transformer and rectifiers currently in the chassis will be moved to that box.

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Last I heard, two jacks, one pro-bias, and the other normal-bias will be offered.

 

Any word on an HE90 bias jack?

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Might be a special order thing. I'll remind him of the HE90/HE60 users. I know he wanted to get rid of the bias select.

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I would assume there should be new info after next weeks meet?
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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post

I would assume there should be new info after next weeks meet?

 

Mmhmm

 

Edit - More ways than you might think too.  wink.gif

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Any word on an HE90 bias jack?

 

I asked Craig via e-mail and he said no, but possibly on the SE version.

post #149 of 429

Is he keeping the variable bias?  You could always set the bias to 500v and use a HE90/Stax adapter.

post #150 of 429

think I read that he removed that feature a LONG time ago, once it was realized how many idiots/n00bs would end up destroying their headphones

 

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Is he keeping the variable bias?  You could always set the bias to 500v and use a HE90/Stax adapter.

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