For Sale or Trade:
[SOLD] Stax SR007 mk 1 + 007ta tube amp + extra leather pads + Stax cable extension
Will Ship To: Canada/USA
edit: I will combine this with my W4S DAC1 for anyone who wants to get a TOTL setup in one shot. I'll make a deal for all three.
A recent change in my desk setup at home means I am spending more time with speakers than headphones. I still love headphones but I no longer use this incredible Stax setup enough hours a day to justify keeping it.
The Stax SR007 mk1 is the highly sought after, out of production version that is more linear and neutral compared to the current mk2 version. With this 007ta amp and my W4S DAC1 it is the best headphone I have ever heard and I've heard a lot (HD800, TH900, LCD3 and more)
It has champagne colored enclosures and brown leather pads and headband. the condition does look somewhat used. There are little nicks in the leather (see pics) and a small nick on the outside of the right cup (about 1mm across).
Sound quality is absolutely pristine. Incredibly lifelike sound with excellent vocals. Treble is extended and detailed but never, ever harsh. Bass is flat and very textured. It doesn't have the kick of the LCD3 but it's still excellent and can bring drive to music. It's very comfortable, too. An incredible headphone.
I am including a set of brand new, mint leather pads that I bought from a stax dealer on ebay. These are the real thing and have never been used. the current pads are still firm and very good but this backup pair will be handy in a few years. These have a value of around $100 new. the brown ones are only available from some stores in Japan or on ebay.
I am also including an 8 foot stax extension cable (725 model) so you can sit further away from the gear. value of $100 new
Also note I do not have the travel case that comes with the SR007.
The Stax 007ta tube amp is a 100V japanese version but works excellently with only a simple $50 step down transformer (available from Amazon, for example). The 120V version retails for $2400 from Stax USA but isn't quite so expensive from Japan. I think this amp is underrated when talking about Stax gear. I've previously used the SR007 mk1 on a Stax 323S and Woo GES (other products in the sub $2K amp category) and I think the 007ta is better than both. It has better bass impact than the Woo GES and has a more involving midrange than the 323S.
The Stax 007ta has 1 XLR input and 2 RCA inputs. switching inputs is done with 3 buttons on the front face. There are two Stax pro headphone ports on front
The tubes have been used for less than 500 hours and are in great shape. The condition of the unit is like new, really. (that little red arrow I have on the volume dial is not backed with adhesive and will come right off. Just makes it easier to see volume settings at night)
I am asking for $3000 for these 4 items (headphone, amp, pads and cable) I think this is a fair price but I will accept offers as long as they're not lowballs. I will split paypal fees 50/50 but I prefer interac e-transfer within Canada. Shipping is not included. I ship with Canada Post.
I mentioned that this is for sale or trade. I'm only looking for a solid state headphone amp/preamp combo under $1K in value. so something like a Burson Soloist, Woo WA7 or Dacmini CX (i don't really need a DAC/amp combo but I would accept one if it's not too pricey). I'm not looking for new headphones as I have an LA7000 lite that is quite excellent.
I prefer to sell this all in one package. I will put a priority on buyers willing to get the whole kit or buyers in Canada. If you only want the headphones by themselves, you would need to make me a good offer to break up the combo.
thanks for looking
Edited by LCfiner - 3/12/13 at 2:16am