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post #676 of 2459
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post
 

My personal opinion is that an SR-202 with an SRM-Xh amp is not a good deal whatsoever for $480. Especially when this sells for $575.

Wow that is a pretty good deal, SRM1 MK2 Pro + Lambda Nova Basic and Lambda NB or Pro? (Can't Id without looking at the plug). Here's hoping the new owner doesn't have to deal with channel imbalance or whatever.

post #677 of 2459
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

Is there any Lambda ever made besides the LNS that does not have the etched peak in the upper midrange and treble?

Lambda Nova Classic/202 no etch but a bit forward treble but pretty neutral. 207 is about the same but more forward treble, 202 has tad bit more neutral low-end. I don't find the 404's to have it neither. Pads make a difference (507/404LE leather pads vs the usual pleather/vintage vinyl pleather). Lambda NB doesn't have any etched peak in the upper mids nor treble.

post #678 of 2459
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Lambda Nova Classic/202 no etch but a bit forward treble but pretty neutral. 207 is about the same but more forward treble, 202 has tad bit more neutral low-end. I don't find the 404's to have it neither. Pads make a difference (507/404LE leather pads vs the usual pleather/vintage vinyl pleather). Lambda NB doesn't have any etched peak in the upper mids nor treble.

Thanks.   I have heard the 507 and there is etch/peak in the upper frequencies.  Is the 404LE better in that area or the same?

 

Also-  What is a Lambda NB?  Is it an older model?

post #679 of 2459

Lambda NB is the Lambda Normal Bias.

I think it is the first Lambda.

post #680 of 2459
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

Thanks.   I have heard the 507 and there is etch/peak in the upper frequencies.  Is the 404LE better in that area or the same?

 

Also-  What is a Lambda NB?  Is it an older model?

A lot of us around these boards that have heard and owned the vintage and modern Lambda's will agree the 507's are pretty bad sounding compared to the vintage stuff. The 507's are too bright, cold sounding to an extent. 404LE pads are same as 507, 404LE are better sounding imho but I have yet to compare them both side by side just off the top of my head impression.

 

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Originally Posted by rx79ez08 View Post
 

Lambda NB is the Lambda Normal Bias.

I think it is the first Lambda.

Yes that is correct, Lambda NB is the first Lambda framed earspeaker Stax manufactured back in the late 70's, normal bias at 230vdc, discontinued for pro-bias which is the standard bias used on every Stax electrostat.

post #681 of 2459

I'm personally not bothered by the etch with my lambda sig's. Different strokes for different folks after all.

post #682 of 2459

This is an excellent deal and I'm amazed someone hasn't bought it yet.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/686628/fs-stax-lambda-pro-with-srm-1-energizer-modified-for-one-normal-one-pro-output

If you're looking to get into Stax for your first time, this is an incredible deal.

post #683 of 2459
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post
 

This is an excellent deal and I'm amazed someone hasn't bought it yet.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/686628/fs-stax-lambda-pro-with-srm-1-energizer-modified-for-one-normal-one-pro-output

If you're looking to get into Stax for your first time, this is an incredible deal.

There's also a lambda nova classic up for sale... I think I read that people prefer the LP over the LNC?

post #684 of 2459

Is it okay to apply some oil or grease to the hinges on my SR-202 headband? They make a bit of creaking when I move around sometimes and I'd like to eliminate or at least reduce the amount of creaking when the cups swivel around on my head.

post #685 of 2459
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Is it okay to apply some oil or grease to the hinges on my SR-202 headband? They make a bit of creaking when I move around sometimes and I'd like to eliminate or at least reduce the amount of creaking when the cups swivel around on my head.

Yes it is but it will not get rid of the creaking. You need animal fat. My 4 SR-202's also creak.

post #686 of 2459

Try talcum powder. 

post #687 of 2459

I would advise against putting any type of oil on plastic parts. Use synthetic oil, and make sure it is designed to not chemically break-down plastic/rubber. Don't take a chance with your nice Stax.:bigsmile_face:

post #688 of 2459
I say use Vaseline.

Or better yet, just fry up something on the stove and use the leftover oil.
post #689 of 2459
Maybe graphite lock lube? It's dry. It's black and will discolor, however.
post #690 of 2459

Graphite and electrostatics is not a good idea. 

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