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Originally Posted by cucera View Post

Hi, a fair Price in the EU should be 350-400€ with the amp. They are pretty good, a bit less resolving then the LNS and less bright then the new line.350-


thank you useful info  .... best regards:regular_smile :

post #1322 of 2640

Am i wrong if i said that probably  used stax are more expansive in eu than in america?

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Am i wrong if i said that probably  used stax are more expansive in eu than in america?
It seems that Stax is more expensive in EU.
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Am i wrong if i said that probably  used stax are more expansive in eu than in america?

Yes, you usually pay the same in € here as there in $.
post #1325 of 2640

Hi all, just popping in to say I have a SRS-2020 system for sale here if anyone's interested.

post #1326 of 2640

What is the difference between lambda nova basic and the  other stax headphones? if a connoisseur is there i will be very happy by is opinion... thanks to all of you

post #1327 of 2640

i think there is no more interest in this system, or this thread is no more very popular.... :blink: i will buy the lambda nova basic system this week and i hope that for 300 hundred dollars this will be a good deal.... I had never own stax....

post #1328 of 2640

Good choice. You never get wrong with Stax (ok, I'm a fanboy :o )

Lambda Nova are the most linear ones among the family. Old Lambda (especially the first one, normal bias) are praised for natural sounding and very pleasant mids, Lambda Signature are detailed, fast but quite bright, and the latest ones (x0x series) have more extension / slam but one could find kind of treble etch / shouting charachter.


Ali

post #1329 of 2640

if i understand you the lambda nova basic dont have the bright character of others stax? :biggrin:

post #1330 of 2640
Just found what is likely a Stax nova basic and srm-xh amp. Don't think I'll buy, though. The price is just over 300 dollars and it's 100-150 km away I think.
I seem to recall someone saying the srm xh isn't a good amp?
post #1331 of 2640

I just found this thread and admit I'm only about 10% through it. I currently have a pair of AKG K702s and a Schiit Lyr 2 amp. I don't have any complaints about it but I have owned pairs of Magnepan and Martin Logan speakers so I really like the transparency and imaging of planar and electrostatic speakers. I'd like to have a headphone setup that does the same without spending a fortune.

 

I don't want to buy used equipment, so I'm not really interested in vintage Stax gear. I'd like to know if a current entry level Stax headphone and amp would be a major improvement over what I currently own, and what models I should consider.

 

Also, I know this is a Stax thread but has anyone compared entry level Stax models to a Koss ESP-950 system? That $1000 price range is optimal for me and I sure do like the idea of a lifetime warranty from Koss.

 

Thanks,

Crazychile

post #1332 of 2640

i have the reply to all my questions here..... I had bought a used stax basic systems (lambda nova basic+srm-xh amp) and for 275 dollars its a great deal... the hifiman 400 is outclass totally....I used the Ember project amp like a tube buffer pre amp with success...The cable are important also.... The sound of the Lambda nova basic is not completely in the head compared to orthos or dynamic for me..,. The sound is

more detailed, there is  less noise, the background is blacker, with the same gear, than the hifiman ..... I am now a stax convert....:L3000:

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Is there anything I can do with staying under $300?
post #1334 of 2640
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Originally Posted by crazychile View Post
 

I just found this thread and admit I'm only about 10% through it. I currently have a pair of AKG K702s and a Schiit Lyr 2 amp. I don't have any complaints about it but I have owned pairs of Magnepan and Martin Logan speakers so I really like the transparency and imaging of planar and electrostatic speakers. I'd like to have a headphone setup that does the same without spending a fortune.

 

I don't want to buy used equipment, so I'm not really interested in vintage Stax gear. I'd like to know if a current entry level Stax headphone and amp would be a major improvement over what I currently own, and what models I should consider.

 

Also, I know this is a Stax thread but has anyone compared entry level Stax models to a Koss ESP-950 system? That $1000 price range is optimal for me and I sure do like the idea of a lifetime warranty from Koss.

 

Thanks,

Crazychile

at your price point, I would go with either the new 207 system with a better amp, or the Koss 950 with a tax amp.  the 207 is no slouch and is more balanced then the higher prices models.  the 950 is a fantastic headphone with a lifetime warranty.  the weak point is the amp it comes with.  So if your not interested in used, thats my recommendation.

post #1335 of 2640
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

at your price point, I would go with either the new 207 system with a better amp, or the Koss 950 with a tax amp.  the 207 is no slouch and is more balanced then the higher prices models.  the 950 is a fantastic headphone with a lifetime warranty.  the weak point is the amp it comes with.  So if your not interested in used, thats my recommendation.


Perfect. Thank you for the recommendation. When you say 207 system with a better amp, are you saying to get something above the SRM-252S? Right now I can get that combo from Stax for about $710, which is a price I like. Does anyone have experience with the Woo Wee and 207s vs. the SRM-252S? I have some other stereo amps to use with a Woo now and like the idea of putting a nice tube amp on it later.

 

Thanks again,

Crazychile


Edited by crazychile - 11/29/14 at 9:13am
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