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post #631 of 1386
That is exciting! So what are your impressions? Were my opinions in line with yours? That was my first stax experience so I'm curious.

I'd also like to hear your thoughts vs the hd800 as well.
post #632 of 1386

Your impressions were right on the money..

 

I've only been listening ,for a few hours..I'd like to hold off with my opinions till 7-10 days have gone by.

To me,I did find a comparison to the Hd800's,, it is more intense..sounds seem to come from all directions,, the overall sound is slightly warmer than the 800's,which is good,I prefer that

I am listening to Ottmar Liebert .the stax seem to go well with acoustic guitar music

Classical will be next..

 

One thing...I find the mids,to be the biggest improvement ,so far.

 

I need more time..but for me,my cryoed ears, it is a clear & detailed upgrade from the 800's.

Not sure how you'd classify this setup..beginner,mid level,whatever,but for my outlay of about $900.00,I'm extremely happy.


Edited by mikek200 - 10/11/13 at 7:21pm
post #633 of 1386
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

 

All my other non-stax gear will/is up for sale,now..

 

On a lighter note:

tonight when I took out the lambdas to plug then in-I was going over the left/right sides ,and noticed a a rather large green/purplish bug crawling out of the left earpad,a rather nasty looking *ucker.

He looked at me-I looked at him..it was almost like he was saying.."Are we already at JFK"?

Well,he is no longer with us now..his head-fi days are over.,

Just hope ,his wife and kids aren,t still in there??

 

Moral of the story--always check the earpads,before you put them on.

 

Mike

For some reason I found this extremely funny. Haha. Glad you like your new Stax, listen to your stuff for over 2 weeks or so and see which one you like better and what aspects they are strongest with, initial placebo and bias is a very strong influence with new gear giving you the Wow factor most times but wearing off later on.


Edited by DefQon - 10/11/13 at 9:11pm
post #634 of 1386
^ I like the part where the bug says "Are we already at JFK?", hahaha.
post #635 of 1386

Just discovered this thread. Thanks to everyone who's posted, it's really helpful. Stax is definitely where I'm heading, so I appreciate the insight. Cheers!

post #636 of 1386
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Hey mike, I like the place in your avatar!

 

The guy who built that temple it is a true eccentric! Never did I think I'd see pop-culture references to predator, Michael Jackson, The Matrix, etc, etc in a religious building, and then there's all the other weird, morbid stuff...

post #637 of 1386
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post
 

Just wanted to thank all those involved in helping me get my Stax setup-setup,especially Spritzer,and especially Tus-chan.also,Paradoxper.,& Graben

 

My setup consists of the Lambda-pro ,and the SRM-T1s amp{.Shipped from Japan}

This my first Stax setup,in a few w words,I'm super impressed,just wish I did this a year ago.

 

All my other non-stax gear will/is up for sale,now..

 

On a lighter note:

tonight when I took out the lambdas to plug then in-I was going over the left/right sides ,and noticed a a rather large green/purplish bug crawling out of the left earpad,a rather nasty looking *ucker.

He looked at me-I looked at him..it was almost like he was saying.."Are we already at JFK"?

Well,he is no longer with us now..his head-fi days are over.,

Just hope ,his wife and kids aren,t still in there??

 

Moral of the story--always check the earpads,before you put them on.

 

Mike

Glad you're all set up finally!

 

 

You should have saved that bug for dinner, gotta start prioritizing STAX over food soon. :biggrin:

post #638 of 1386
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Glad you're all set up finally!

 

 

You should have saved that bug for dinner, gotta start prioritizing STAX over food soon. :biggrin:

LOL Para,

 

No what I did was to cryoed the little bastard & mailed it down to you ,so,you could put it in your soup

 

Again,tnx for all your assistance--Man,you really know your.....**it??

Soon your Stax setup will be up & running..please let us know your impressions.

 

Mike

post #639 of 1386
I am about to pull the trigger on a Stax 3170 Classic system. Very excited about it!
post #640 of 1386
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

I am about to pull the trigger on a Stax 3170 Classic system. Very excited about it!

Best of luck with it Punnisher..

Please let us now your impressions

 

Mike

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post #642 of 1386
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post

I am about to pull the trigger on a Stax 3170 Classic system. Very excited about it!

I like my SRS-3170 quite a bit. :bigsmile_face:

post #643 of 1386
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Like like a normal bias Lambda though.

post #644 of 1386
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Like like a normal bias Lambda though.

Newbie Stax question:

 

What is bias?

What is normal bias--?

post #645 of 1386

I will leave the bias response to the more experienced folks that can answer it right.

 

Normal bias is 6 pin on the plug, been discontinued for a very very long time in favour of pro-bias 5 pin. All modern electrostats are pro-bias. Normal bias operates at 230v and pro bias 580v (earlier late 60's to early 70's units operate on various normal-bias voltage that spritzer, milos or nerdling can answer, evident with the SR-1-3 units).

 

You can run pro-bias stats on normal bias amplifiers but no the other way around. 

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