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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

It was tongue-in-cheek. I'm not a member of the mafia (I think the SR-007 and other products they worship are highly overrated, which instantly puts me out), but I respect their expertise and opinions.
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Oops!

Sorry, mate! Apologies!

In that context, it's rather funny!
post #992 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post
 

Looking for an entry-level speaker amp to pair with my energizers (SRD-7/SB, standard and mk2). My old Yamaha AX-470 is dying...

Cans : SR-5, SR-Lambda...and SR-009, when not using my SRM-727II.

 

Ali

Can't remember the name, but there are some 10 watt diy class a mono blocks I heard about some time ago.. Might be good

post #993 of 1298

I also have a pair of speakers behind (Kef iQ70) ;)

 

Ali

post #994 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post
 

Looking for an entry-level speaker amp to pair with my energizers (SRD-7/SB, standard and mk2). My old Yamaha AX-470 is dying...

Cans : SR-5, SR-Lambda...and SR-009, when not using my SRM-727II.

 

Ali

take a look at some T amps. inexpensive, and some sound excellent!!  good offering at parts express.  do some searching.

post #995 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

take a look at some T amps. inexpensive, and some sound excellent!!  good offering at parts express.  do some searching.

My PC-Rig :

:D

 

The dying Yamaha AX-470 is in my living room, with SRD-7/SBmk2 (bought after the time of the first picture):

 

 

 

Thus, I'm looking for a decent class AB speaker amp, and I don't know if there is anything but the Marantz PM6004/5.

T-Amp are great, with a very crispy and dynamic sound, but I want more smoothness, more volume...e-stats have enough clarity/transparency by their own.


Ali

post #996 of 1298

It seems to me that my Sigma sounds significantly more clean and coherent from my T1 than emotiva mini-x + srd-6. The sound stage seems bigger and instruments further away on the emoitva, though, and it also delivers some better bass kick. The treble seems a little soft and subdued on the T1 in comparison. Well, the hole T1 seems a little soft in comparison, actually.

Tested with my x-can v8 as pre-amp.

 

What I make of it is that the emotiva + srd6 has more headroom and powers the Sigmas better, but technically lacks refinement.

 

The test was done at fairly loud volume levels, louder than I'd normally be listening.

post #997 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post
 

My PC-Rig :

 

:D

 

The dying Yamaha AX-470 is in my living room, with SRD-7/SBmk2 (bought after the time of the first picture):

 

 

Did you leather wrap those SR-5's?

post #998 of 1298
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

 

Did you leather wrap those SR-5's?

 


No : SR-X headband, pins on SR-5 cans went away a long time ago.

Ali
post #999 of 1298
Very nice. I want leather band for my SR 3/5 now.
post #1000 of 1298
I am looking at a sr-lambda signature and an SRM1 MK2 combo. How much will such set be normally on a used market?

Thanks.
post #1001 of 1298

If I can only afford to go up to around ~$400 is it worth it for me to try bidding on Lambda sets or is it most likely just going to lead to a lot of heart break until I can save up more? Especially considering my bidding can only go up to around $300 with mail forwarding and shipping fees being $100. Also I see a lot about Lambda Pro and Signature and the numbered series but I haven't seen much about the Nova series, how does it compare to the two?

post #1002 of 1298

Just bought a re-capped SRM-1/mk2 pro (black). Have to calm down my stax frenzy :redface:

 

Ali

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Originally Posted by ambchang View Post

I am looking at a sr-lambda signature and an SRM1 MK2 combo. How much will such set be normally on a used market?

Thanks.

 

The last LS and SRM1 MK2 combo went for about north of $700. 

 

LS can be found anywhere between $300-450. SRM1-MK2 (depending on the model, dual NB, Pro or P.P) anywhere between $250-600.

post #1004 of 1298
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

The last LS and SRM1 MK2 combo went for about north of $700. 

 

LS can be found anywhere between $300-450. SRM1-MK2 (depending on the model, dual NB, Pro or P.P) anywhere between $250-600.

this is pretty spot on.

 

Its hard to price this stuff out.  if buying cans without an amp, it can also get crazy.  plus ebay complete sales sometimes isn't very helpful.  and when it is, you can use that as the benchmark for close to the top price.  prices of LS, LNS, and 404LE are difficult to figure out.  at least for me.  hard to see what a "fair" price actually is.

 

I always need to watch my pennies with a new baby in the house.  so I bought a used, untested srm1mk2 with two normal bias plugs.  I changed all the caps, resistors, and diodes for under $30.  and I plan on adding a pro bias circuit.  its a lot of work, but it will end up saving me hundreds of dollars.


Edited by Keithpgdrb - 3/1/14 at 7:49am
post #1005 of 1298
The LNS fetches for a bit more usually 450 - 550. 404LE on the other hand besides a single deal I was stupid enough not to jump on for 400, these usually go for anywhere between 550 - 700.
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