I thought all Stax systems were thousands of dollars at least. Then I looked on their web site a few weeks ago and see that I could in fact, afford to buy another Stax system. I had one ages ago when I was single and had money One thing I remember was that they came with a warning saying not to play them too loud as it could cause arcing through the membrane and eventually destroy the phones. Have they made some kind of change to the amp or phones to prevent this from happening now, or is that still a potential problem.
I am not aware of any change made to their circuits, but you can play the SRS-2170 system pretty loud!