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post #1186 of 4359

You haven't had a great cable unless its radioactive to the touch (i.e., burn)*. That is when you know your sound is directly equal to sonic bliss and the quite present sapphire aura surrounding your head as you're listening.

 

Nothing can come close to it, not even the legendary Orpheus.

 

 

 

 

*Of course my life expectancy is quite degraded, but who cares when you have this level of sonic bliss.

post #1187 of 4359

Black Gate caps are overrated. Funny how they use to cost less than a few dollars for a pop, now whenever they do pop up on fleabay, expect to pay more than $30 for a low rating NX.

post #1188 of 4359

I have the Stax SR-507s and will get the Stax SRM-323 S.  I'm NEW at all this.  I have a late 2012 IMac 27 so will be using the "headphone out."

 

1.  Do I keep the unit on all the time or do I shut it off at the end of the day when I'm finished?

 

2.  Should I keep the volume low on my IMac when turning on the unit or would that not make a difference?

 

3.  Do I connect the RCA jacks to the left (white)  and right (red) input terminals?

 

4.  Can I keep the ear speakers continually plugged into the unit?

 

5.  If I have a damp head, can I be electrocuted when putting on the ear speakers connected to a live unit?

 

I plan on getting a DAC at a later time.

 

 

Please let me know if if would be more advantageous to post this in another section.

 

 

 

Any help would be APPRECIATED.

post #1189 of 4359
There's a thread dedicated to entry level Stax :-)
post #1190 of 4359

results are in: Omega MkI are worth 2x a new 009, nearly 4x a new MkII (PriceJapan)

 

and SRM-T2 now go for US$15K - not too bad for an amp that ~"has some audible hum, but normal..."


Edited by jcx - 12/22/13 at 5:59am
post #1191 of 4359
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Originally Posted by jcx View Post
 

results are in: Omega MkI are worth 2x a new 009, nearly 4x a new MkII (PriceJapan)

 

and SRM-T2 now go for US$15K - not too bad for an amp that ~"has some audible hum, but normal..."


That seems totally nuts to me!

post #1192 of 4359

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k172471947

 

I can't believe it went for so much! I was watching this auction since it first appeared. Wow :eek:

post #1193 of 4359
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post


+1 I have the last gen of the adaptor lineup the srd-7sb mk2 and from a select few integrated amps I preferred it over the Stax amps.


My power amp, a British made valve amp uses 4 x EL34 valves .........just like the T2 ........ perhaps that's why the SRD7 SB mk 2 I have sounds so good?

post #1194 of 4359

I would guess not as the tubes are the smallest of factors in this equation. 

post #1195 of 4359
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results are in: Omega MkI are worth 2x a new 009, nearly 4x a new MkII (PriceJapan)

Well, Omega period. There's not really a Mk2 or follow-up of the original Omega.

To be fair that one was also in superb condition, especially given the presence of the cardboard outer box and the likelihood that the replacement ear pads are supple like few units of this vintage. It also had one of the highest serial numbers I've seen yet.

But nonetheless given the results I might no longer feel too audacious to seek a straight trade for a MDR-R10.
post #1196 of 4359

Hey all,

Unfortunately the headband assembly of my SR207's broke.  The STAXUSA replacement part is $150 dollars, which seems a bit steep for me.  I was wondering if there is any demand for stax SR 207s basic system with amp on ebay or other sites if they were to be sold without the headband assembly?

 

Thanks.

post #1197 of 4359
That Omega sold for a ripped/inflated price and beyond the max bid amount buyee supports. The Japanese are hardcore when it comes to bidding wars.
post #1198 of 4359
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

That Omega sold for a ripped/inflated price and beyond the max bid amount buyee supports. The Japaese are hardcore when it comes to bidding wars.

It may have been a Chinese businessman for all we know ;) 

post #1199 of 4359

Wow, the same buyer bought both the amp and the headphones. Big spender...

post #1200 of 4359
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 

It may have been a Chinese businessman for all we know ;)

Sorry not following....

 

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Originally Posted by graben View Post
 

Wow, the same buyer bought both the amp and the headphones. Big spender...

*Looks at location*

 

It was you wasn't it? 

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