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Thread Starter 

Due to the large page count and recent amount of off-topic posting, I've restarted this thread. 

 

As Carl said back in 2007:

 

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Keeping a broad scope with regards to subject matter has served us well up to now, so feel free to discuss anything related to Stax and electrostatic/electret headphones and their amplification in general.

For the sake of those people seeking information, especially given the discussion of vintage gear which often needs maintenance or repair, please do keep on topic (or not far off it). beerchug.gif

 

The old threads are here:

 

The Stax Thread (New)

The Stax Thread

Long, meandering comparison of Stax 404 and Stax X-III, Episode I

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The old threads are here (or will be, when I find them again):

 

The Stax Thread (New)

The Stax Thread

 

The Stax Thread is here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/189204/the-stax-thread

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Stax related: Actually, the Jade has a diaphragm thickness of only 500 nm, and that is the thinnest diaphragm I have ever heard of. HE90 diaphragm is 1 um, and the thinnest Stax diaphragm is 1 um as well from my knowledge.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks. I just worked out how to find the old thread after Google decided to be unusually unhelpful.

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Stax related: Actually, the Jade has a diaphragm thickness of only 500 nm, and that is the thinnest diaphragm I have ever heard of. HE90 diaphragm is 1 um, and the thinnest Stax diaphragm is 1 um as well from my knowledge.

 

The original lambda signatures and sigma pros are 1um

 

Aside - Question for mods/admin:

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Thanks. I just worked out how to find the old thread after Google decided to be unusually unhelpful.

 

Why does the link from the opening post of The Stax Thread (NEW) to The Stax Thread go somewhere else?

 

I've noticed this happens all the time with links in old threads.


Edited by jjinh - 8/20/13 at 1:10am
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hi peeps

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That was OT eek.gif

 

Stax related: The original Lambda was made for mercedes benz to re-produce the low frequencies of the engines according to Darth-Nut.

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hi peeps

 

Hi Milos. Are you still listening to your King Sounds?

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How were people getting off topic? I browsed the last 1-2 pages and it seemed to be (kind of) relevant to staxs

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I guess Currawong removed some OT content.

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So...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190888016408

I'm going to do whatever I have to do in order to win these since I don't have any mid-tier gear anymore (just electrets) and I've been looking for these for quite some time. The terrible condition of the foams also works very well in my favor as well since I just happen to have an extra set lying around.

Basically, I'm just hoping that nobody is going to bid me up for no reason. smile.gif


Edited by Tus-Chan - 8/20/13 at 2:07am
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Look, I made it 350 now floatsmile.png

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What do folks use on Stax earpads to clean / preserve them?  I would think a premium leather treatment like Lexol would work for the real leather ones.  For the pleather ones, a little mild soap and water would probably be fine.

 

Any thoughts?

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@Tus-Chan, posting an auction that you're bidding on here publicly is sort of like shooting yourself in the foot.

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Lexol is a cleaner designed not to damage leather.  It's ph balanced with leather and alkaline free, read not harsh.  The conditioner does an amazing job of gently oiling and giving the leather that smooth, subtle feel back. It works well even on really old, hard, leather. 

 

Could Lexol, say, soften up leather enough to take a big wrinkle out of a headphone pad? One of the electrets I'm soon to own has a pretty big ripple on one of the pads. I know they're made out of pleather, but would it have a similar effect?

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