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STAX.JP Reintroduces Models STAX SRS-002 and STAX SRS-005SMK2 (headset + amp)

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What a confounding market--even leaving aside the possibly sketchy retailers,  STAX-JP writes 

The SR-003 is a 5-pin PRO bias type in-the-ear earspeaker, and can be used by connecting to a driver unit having 5-pin PRO bias output socket. Also, the inner type structure of the SR-003 enables you to enjoy excellent electrostatic sound readily without covering your ears. The SR-003 connects to STAX driver units or adapters equipped with 5-pin type PRO bias output.

 

 

But STAX JP does not spec a system for the "ear-speakers." Yama's Enterprises, once prime importer of STAX, now has it's own website at https://www.staxusa.com/. STAX USA displays these ear speakers; layout is too confusing, but with respect to "systems" none of the amplifiers/drivers are noted in the STAX USA Products>drivers.

 

 

 

 

$250.00
 
$390.00

  Turning to systems, STAX US notes two, s

$750.00
 

Pre-order item. Shipping November December

 

The SRS-002 is a battery operated portable type in-the-ear earspeaker system, and can be used by connecting direct to any portable media via 3.5mm headphone jack. The redesigned ear canal type structure of the S-002 enables you to enjoy excellent electrostatic sound quality without covering your ears. The S-002 connects to the newly designed STAX SRM-002 portable driver.

 

Re-designed Ear Piece
Re-designed ear piece with 3 silicone ear bud sizes.

 

LIGHTER DIAPHRAGM
15% lighter than the S-001/MK2 results in further resolution, transparency and purer listening pleasure.

 


The SRM-002 is an exclusive driver unit (amplifier) for driving S-002 earspeaker. Newly designed power supply for extended listening on battery without performance loss. Switchable power mode between Normal (performance) or ECO (battery saving)

 

 

Here is the link to the respective specifications sheets  

 

links to 5 pin electric source, not battery. Page back by 1 to see battery specs.

 

 

 

Has anyone had experience with STAX's first offerings? Is STAX using the words "in canal" loosely; for everyday use I'd want earphone more comfortable than IEM.

 

If someone's time, am I barking up the wrong tree and instead ought look at range SR 407, 307, 207 price spread $160 and then big jump >$1000.

 

STAX goes on about 5-pin plugs; is it the case that only STAX driver units will work.

 

Many thanks,

 

Richard Moss

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
SRS-002  $650
 

Pre-order item. Shipping November December

 

The SR-003MK2 is a 5-pin PRO bias type in-the-ear earspeaker, and can be used by connecting to a driver unit having 5-pin PRO bias output socket. The redesigned ear canal type structure of the SR-003 enables you to enjoy excellent electrostatic sound quality without covering your ears. The SR-003MK2 connects to STAX driver units or adapters equipped with 5-pin type PRO bias output.

 

Re-designed Ear Piece
Re-designed ear piece with 3 silicone ear bud sizes.

 

LIGHTER DIAPHRAGM
15% lighter than the S-001/MK2 results in further resolution, transparency and purer listening pleasure.

 

The SRM-252S is an exclusive driver unit (amplifier) for driving STAX ear speakers with PRO-bias 5 pins. Its line input can directly connect to the audio output terminal of CD player, portable audio player and PC. The SRM-252S has a simple design that excels in sound quality employing the carefully selected newest high-voltage transistors and low-noise FETs. The output stage featuring the emitter-follower configuration reinforces the driving performance and also realized the smooth sound quality. Moreover, the class-A amplification throughout the stages with no coupling capacitors reproduces exhaustively the finest nuance of music. Although the SRM-252S includes a class-A DC amplifier in a compact CD jacket size case, the internal heat is effectively dissipated through the chassis of aluminum extrusion material to improve the reliability over a long period of time. Also, the parallel output terminal was added to distribute the source signal so that a loud speaker may also be simultaneously used when source equipment has only a pair of output terminals.

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A STAX for $250? Sounds interesting.

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