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post #1486 of 1494
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Originally Posted by bikeaudioguy View Post
 

Thanks for the replies. I have read about the SB needing to be on for long periods of time. I have also read that if they come up to full volume in a few seconds as mine do they will not benefit from any more time switched on. I can't say I notice a big difference when run for a long time. I would like to try an non SB to see if they behave differently with it.

 

Reversing the channels is an interesting idea but unfortunately the problem seems even on both sides. Not a great surprise given vocals are usually mixed in mono.


I have never heard that you need to keep an amp on with a SB unit.  Mine has performed for years without doing this.  It only takes a few seconds for everything to engage.  now, amps take a while to warm up, but like 5-10 min for solid state, longer for tubes.  that might be whats up here.  new info to me though either way.

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I knew those test CDs would come in handy some day. I dug out the Stereophile Test Disc 2 and tried the spot frequency tone tracks. Started to be aware of something at 31hz, got solid response from 40hz. Ran all the way up to 12.5khz where I could hear the beginning and then it faded, noting at 14khz but that is probably me. I started at relatively low levels and repeated at higher levels until it was reasonably loud. I heard no evidence of the sounds that were bothering me leading me to conclude the phones and box are probably fine.

 

Does that sound reasonable or are there other types of tests I should run?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Stereophile-Test-CD-Compact-Disc/dp/tracks/B00008FUKK/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

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Is there a huge difference between SRS 2170 vs SR 307+SRM 323S ?

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Originally Posted by Senes View Post

Is there a huge difference between SRS 2170 vs SR 307+SRM 323S ?
I'm going to guess no between the SR-207 and SR-307 but I haven't listened to the 307 before.

From Innerfidelity's measurements of the SR-207 vs SR-507, I'd say the differences are pretty small. Actually I'd venture to say the measurements look better on the 207.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/StaxSR207SB2217.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/StaxSR507SE11049.pdf
post #1490 of 1494

Well, i can't get a SR 207 alone (and I know that there is little differences between SR x07 ), only with SRM 252S.

 

The question was more about the whole combo and so, the amp.
Because I thought there would be a huge difference between the two amps (252S vs 323S)

post #1491 of 1494
Hi everyone !

I don't want to derail the thread too much, but I'd be more than willing to temporarily trade my He560's for some stax goodness.

Feel free to shoot a line my way if you'd like to lurk around the other side...
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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post

Hi everyone !

I don't want to derail the thread too much, but I'd be more than willing to temporarily trade my He560's for some stax goodness.

Feel free to shoot a line my way if you'd like to lurk around the other side...

Once you go Stax,
You never go back!

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post #1493 of 1494
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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post

Hi everyone !

I don't want to derail the thread too much, but I'd be more than willing to temporarily trade my He560's for some stax goodness.

Feel free to shoot a line my way if you'd like to lurk around the other side...

You should have seen some ad out there, in some nomad's world :D

 

Ali

post #1494 of 1494
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Once you go Stax,
You never go back!

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That's my fear, but I guess that curiosity got the best of me. I had an O2 quite a while ago, but I never fully came to gripes with it.

I also really like the idea of finding an "absolute" and stepping away from this hobby, even though I'm not optimistic about my abilities to do so redface.gif...
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post

You should have seen some ad out there, in some nomad's world biggrin.gif

Ali

Yup, indeed biggrin.gif

I'm on my second exchange already, so far so good... It's a really lovely way to try cans on, and it makes the whole buying process a tad bit less passive, which is nice.
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