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post #151 of 429
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

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

 

 

Yup, there was someone from another site (forget who) that persuaded him about how awful the idea was so it's gone.

post #152 of 429

Yup, there was someone from another site (forget who) that persuaded him about how awful the idea was so it's gone

     I don't think those who own HE90's will do that or will be able to afford that

     Those who have Stax headphones may be the one who do that more often


Edited by kiertijai - 8/13/12 at 11:26pm
post #153 of 429
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Craig may change his mind again. The HE90/60 arguments are a good one.

post #154 of 429
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Craig may change his mind again. The HE90/60 arguments are a good one.

 

I think so.

post #155 of 429

If it only has a pro bias Stax jack then I don't think the adjustable bias is a huge issue.  You don't want to offer adjustable bias on an amp with a normal bias jack because then newbies would definitely plug a normal bias Stax in, jack up the bias, and burn up the diaphragms.  With only a pro bias jack, you're dealing with pro bias phones and adapters, which likely means HE60/HE90/ESP950/Jade.  Normal bias Stax won't fit into the jack and nobody uses normal to pro adapters.  I believe HE60 runs at 540v, HE90 at 500v, ESP950 at 600v, and Jades at 600v.  Giving the adjustable bias a range up to 600v would probably be fine for all those headphones besides maybe the HE90 for extended periods of time.  There would probably only be a few people in the world to have both the HE90 and Electra, so the chances of somebody messing those up would be pretty slim, especially if Craig makes it known to purchasers what max bias the headphones should be run at.  After that it's their own fault...like turning on a dynamic amp at full volume with sensitive headphones plugged in, etc.

post #156 of 429
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After that it's their own fault...like turning on a dynamic amp at full volume with sensitive headphones plugged in, etc.

 

I thought that was a design flaw?  tongue_smile.gif

post #157 of 429

I think the design to have the probias socket and normal bias socket and circuit will confuse several members.

Using the adapter cable of HE90 to Stax socket may not be safe enough for an extended period of time.  I had

that adapter cable to use the HE90 with the SRM 323 . When I have the Aristaeus and DIY T2 (with one Stax and

one HE90 socket) ,I put that adapter cable in the box all the time.   I think much less mistake will be made if the design

of the Electra is the same as Woo Wes or BHSE that have the HE90 chassis socket and Stax chassis

socket.   Craig has asked me about the info of the HE90 chassis socket and I provided the info from

Moon-audio to him.  I also provided the original Stax reference chassis socket to him which he immediately

would like to have those in his Electra but changed his mind later when he knew the price and the difficulty

to get those Stax chassis adapter.  He can put those into options and should charge additional for those because

the HE90 and Stax original reference chassis sockets are not that cheap.  I am not sure whether the Stax

reference socket is a little bit bigger than the ordinary Stax socket or not ,if that's the case this option may cost

more for the chassis work.

post #158 of 429
Thread Starter 

If he asked you, then it looks like the HE90 socket will be an option after all. I know at least a few people inquired about it.

post #159 of 429
Any new info/impressions?
post #160 of 429

The H3 meet thread should have some impressions on it's newest iteration.

post #161 of 429
Only seen one blurp about it. Figured there would be more. Oh well.
post #162 of 429

It is fantastic.  I'm on the preorder.  Some of the most natural, realistic and detailed sound I've heard from an electrostatic amp.

post #163 of 429
Is he taking preorders now?
post #164 of 429

When I last spoke to Craig four days ago, he said he'd be taking deposits some time in September, with the build list following.

post #165 of 429
I just heard back from him, like you said, he will probably start accepting orders in september.
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