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post #181 of 274
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Be sure to have the HD800 rig on a comparable level if possible. :)

 

-Daniel

It really won't matter. tongue.gif

 

On my SRM727II, the SR009s bests the HD800s in almost every way (except for sound stage expansiveness) and that's with the HD800s on the WA22, Liquid Fire and GS-X. smile.gif

post #182 of 274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Be sure to have the HD800 rig on a comparable level if possible. :)

 

-Daniel

 

Yeah, I'll have to try. It's not like any SR-009 rig will be close to a super high-end speaker rig like the Acapella's, but it'll be fun to compare.

post #183 of 274
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Originally Posted by jackskelly View Post

 

Yeah, I'll have to try. It's not like any SR-009 rig will be close to a super high-end speaker rig like the Acapella's, but it'll be fun to compare.

 

Edit, I think the SR-009's will be as good detail-wise, maybe even superior in that regard (if only slightly).

post #184 of 274
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

It really won't matter. tongue.gif

 

On my SRM727II, the SR009s bests the HD800s in almost every way (except for sound stage expansiveness) and that's with the HD800s on the WA22, Liquid Fire and GS-X. smile.gif

You're the devil.

That 009 still $3600 lately...? grr

 

-Daniel

post #185 of 274
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

You're the devil.

That 009 still $3600 lately...? grr

 

-Daniel

evil_smiley.gif 

 

beerchug.gif

post #186 of 274

That said, have you heard the HD800 on an EC amp yet, Peter?

 

-Daniel

post #187 of 274
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

That said, have you heard the HD800 on an EC amp yet, Peter?

 

-Daniel

The Zana Deux. 

 

Sorry Daniel, no amp, no dac in the world can transform any gear to close that distance. 

post #188 of 274

oops, responded to old post :D


Edited by El_Doug - 2/23/13 at 1:52pm
post #189 of 274

*pukes*

post #190 of 274
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

*pukes*

Closest the HD800 gets is a Cavalli LG with the right tubes, but at basically 5500 all in for the LG and HD800 you may as well get the 009 and 727.

post #191 of 274
The devil has a twin. Damn you both-oh wait-you already are! Muahaha

-Daniel
post #192 of 274

Sad to see small scratchs all ready showing up around the back of the aluminum cups. The only thing that was against them was a pillow or set down on a cloth surface.

post #193 of 274
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

I will be looking forward to your impressions, honestly. However, I am of the same opinion as Birgir on this one: the silver plating is not responsible for the 009 tonal balance and it absolutely won't make any more than subtle change at best. Personally, I do not perceive this artificial extra edge (the closest I can think of is some electronics that tend to overdo transients) and I think the 009 love/hate thing boils to the general voicing (we're talking 5-10dB differences between the omega 2mk1 vs 009) which severely affects the optimal listening volume. Omega 2 mk1 sounds best moderately loud ime while the 009 is best listened at milder volume levels. How loud is tolerable with the 009 is recording dependent but essentially, the voicing difference between omega 2 and 009 is so different that the perceived loudness is much higher with the 009 (maybe like 4-5dB). The omega 2 mk1 has this peculiar characteristic it will keep sounding ok regardless of how loud you push it and nasty recording you feed it. It's a different story with the 009 and no cable cable in the world will change this.

 

For the theories as to why cables sounds like they do, talking to a friend engineer of mine who works on electronics for telecommunications (so RF range), he laughed a bit about this because something like skin effect is hardly anything at audio frequencies. You also often find that if anything, the connector and solder joints are much more critical than the cable itself. So, I will remain open to your subjective impressions, but the rational behind it is a bit more challenging to digest. As to why Stax used spc this time, I can't help thinking it is simply because they could afford it for the 009 (just like milling every piece of the phone including headband connectors from solid aluminum was probably a bit overkill), and use it as a marketing differentiator (if anything against the rest of the product line) because part of the audiophile crowd will automatically equate spc to "more detailed & resolved" than copper wiring.

Well i just ordered the copper cable.. i hope it gets here before friday.. so i could have a excited weekend redface.gif


Edited by t-h-e-p-i-m-p - 2/25/13 at 5:11am
post #194 of 274

Can you link the cable you bought?

post #195 of 274

Here you can find some cables.. 

http://www.electromod.co.uk/stax-spares.asp?C=1

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