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post #211 of 1298

If you go to the index a thread is located in (High End Forum for the Stax thread), look to the right of the thread title where the total number of posts (23,000 or so) is listed and then click that number.  A table will pop up with the number of posts by each participant in that thread's history. 

 

It's good that you've helped out the newbies since that's a large portion of what the thread is all about.  It can be a bit tiresome to answer the same stuff over and over for years though.  I've thought about putting together a kind of "Stax Beginner's Guide", but the combination of headphones and amps is too great to concisely organize it all.

post #212 of 1298
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

confused_face_2.gif You definitely post there a ton...

 

For comparison, looking at the thread stats: you had 593 posts there and I had 323 posts there.  I've been posting in that thread pretty much since I joined HF(5.5 yrs ago); I *think* (correct me if I'm wrong) you started posting there in the last 9 months or so.  Think of it like density...things can start to sink tongue.gif

 

Hey, I didnt know you could do stuff like that, cool, thanks! Hmmmm, I was in that thread for just over 3.5 years!

 

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Hey I don't post that much in the Stax thread except I admit the last 2 pages of off-topic non-sense davidsh started.

 

Just checked, and those posts on age, beer, etc were deleted so they're not counted in the 593.

post #213 of 1298

Sweet.

 

Yeah a beginners Stax guide does sound like a good idea but it will be a mammoth of a thread/task due to as you said all the combinations, headphones and amplifiers that can be setup. 

post #214 of 1298
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

If you go to the index a thread is located in (High End Forum for the Stax thread), look to the right of the thread title where the total number of posts (23,000 or so) is listed and then click that number.  A table will pop up with the number of posts by each participant in that thread's history.

 

Didnt know you could do that either...  easier than the way I did it. I did a search by username as per the pic below... 

 

post #215 of 1298

I'm not banned from the Stax thread, nor have I received a warning yet..

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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

You (DefQon) and Tus-Chan.  Sorry for not being specific.

Hey I don't post that much in the Stax thread except I admit the last 2 pages of off-topic non-sense davidsh started.

Hey, don't throw mud, I doubt anyone was banned just because of 2 pages of OT. I kinda miss a not-administrated thread or something..

post #216 of 1298
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

you're banned on the stax thread?confused.gif

The "New Stax" thread is locked. Maybe that is your problem? biggrin.gif
It was replaced by the "Stax thread III."

If anyone was banned from a thread I think the moderators would have informed them.
Edited by Chris J - 8/21/13 at 4:38am
post #217 of 1298
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The "New Stax" thread is locked. Maybe that is your problem?
It was replaced by the "Stax thread III."

No I'm referring to Tus-Chan saying:

 

"I'd say something about it on the Stax thread, but I'm not allowed there anymore, for reasons I don't understand."

post #218 of 1298
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

No I'm referring to Tus-Chan saying:

"I'd say something about it on the Stax thread, but I'm not allowed there anymore, for reasons I don't understand."


I'm confused! redface.gif

Tus-Chan, are you banned from Stax Thread III?
post #219 of 1298

I figure Tus just didn't realize the thread was locked?

post #220 of 1298

I think getting back on topic would be nice - preferably on the topic of (Stax) electret stats vs regular (Stax) stats.

 

Tus was asking what it is that electrets lack that regular stats have, and no one took that up. I personally am not aware that regular stats have more than a potentially thinner diaphragm going for them (maybe more voltage, too?) - but even so, some electrets do have diaphragms that are as thin as those in regular stats.

post #221 of 1298

I'm happy that you guys are so concerned about me being banned from the thread or not, but I was really trying to avoid it turning into a huge discussion because I could get into a bunch of trouble for that as well (which is why I avoided saying it directly). You're not allowed to discuss moderation decisions on the board.

Yes, I'm banned there, and the way I was informed about it was, in my opinion, very personally hurtful, and unprofessional. But I don't really wanna make a big deal out of it because I'll just get in more trouble. frown.gif

 


 

Back on course - I understand that electrets are lower on the Stax chain than electrostatics, but I'm curious as to exactly why they are mechanically inferior to electrostatics. What about the electret topology makes it so inferior to an electrostatic? Is is a disphram property, or the difference between a permanent magnet vs. an electromagnet? And what about said properties make them inferior?


Edited by Tus-Chan - 8/21/13 at 9:21am
post #222 of 1298

I propose that the question be approached differently. Rather than conforming from the start to the artificial semantic partitioning of electret/electrostat, one should first come to terms with the fact that electrets are electrostats - the latter being an umbrella term. One can then be more critical in asking the question, having not pre-subscribed to the notion that there must be a fundamental difference and that any claims of difference would automatically be qualified on those grounds.

post #223 of 1298

I understand your concern, but essentially, I already knew that. The only difference between an "electrostat" and an "electret" is whether or not they permanently store the charge on the driver. I was only using those terms in order for my question to be more clear and concise.

post #224 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I understand your concern, but essentially, I already knew that. The only difference between an "electrostat" and an "electret" is whether or not they permanently store the charge on the driver. I was only using those terms in order for my question to be more clear and concise.

 

I understand your question. I would guess the answer would be: does an Electret driver panel have to be any heavier than an Electrostatic driver panel? Is one heavier because the electret needs additional treatment or coating to hold the permanent charge?
post #225 of 1298

That seems the likely answer.

 

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