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Too bad the prices on SRS-2170 have increased so much since the release of the SRS-3100 :(

post #2177 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Bloos View Post

As a newbie Stax owner, what kind of extra care should I be taking? Is it just temperature (0-35 C), humidity (<90%), shock (don't drop it), and dust (cover it when not using)? Anything I'm missing? like surge protection?

 

That's about it. Protection from smoke and strong odours could be added to that list.

post #2178 of 2185

Whenever I put on or take off the Stax (from my head), I can hear the diaphragms crackle and pop due to the suction from this action...or even if I just move my jaw. It is very annoying, and can't be doing the drivers any good. Anyone else experience this?.

post #2179 of 2185

Yes, it's called the Stax fart, and it's harmless. 

post #2180 of 2185

Weird thing is, I never experienced the infamous STAX fart with the SR-207.

 

Perhaps it's due to the shape and size of my head...

post #2181 of 2185
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pahani View Post

I'm no electrician, but couldn't hurt, I'd think? Might function as a sort of crude overcurrent suppressor? *shrug*

The ground pin on a 3 pin AC plug is primarily for safety.
If a high voltage component in the amplifier was to touch the case, then the grounded case would still be at ground potential ( i.e. you would. ot get a shock from the case) and the circuit breaker for the wall receptacle should trip (i.e. open up).
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Michgelsen View Post

No, you should not be worried by this. In fact, you'd better not connect it if you have grounded it via the power cord/outlet. You should only have one connection to ground in your entire system, or else you may get grounding problems such as humming, buzzing or computer static affecting the audio signal.

The ground terminal on the back is very useful, as you said in Japan, but also in Europe, where not all power outlets are grounded. Furthermore, in case of grounding problems, it is useful to lift the ground on all other connected devices in the audio chain, and ground the entire system at one point only using the terminal on the Stax amp.

To name a further example, if you were to buy an entire system (amp, cd player, tuner, etc) from one of the bigger manufacturers, you will often see that only the amp has a grounded power cord, and the other devices have not. This is to ensure the customers do not get grounding problems.

That's a complicated question!
You've really opened a can of worms, LOL!
Just about every component in my main stereo has a ground pin on the AC plug and I have no issues with hum.

I have a Beresford DAC in my headphone rig, there is the ground post on the back of the DAC, I had to tie it to ground to get rid of an annoying hum!

So the answer is, it's complicated! :-)
post #2183 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

Weird thing is, I never experienced the infamous STAX fart with the SR-207.

 

Perhaps it's due to the shape and size of my head...


i experience sometimes with my 007 - but is not often and never ever using 303

post #2184 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Spirulina780 View Post
 

Too bad the prices on SRS-2170 have increased so much since the release of the SRS-3100 :(


I"m selling my mint set for what I paid... $550

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/815069/stax-2170

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Originally Posted by JK-47 View Post
 


I"m selling my mint set for what I paid... $550

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/815069/stax-2170

Good man! Respecting the Forum rules and NOT trying to flip for a profit :)

 

+1 for you, Sir.

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