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Edifier? As far as I know Stax still operates independently and their designs and production remain unaffected by the acquisition.
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That adjustment should only need to be made if you've got some imbalance in the headphones.  My 310 is set dead center.  I'm not sure it's related to the noise you're hearing, but seems that those headphones have some imbalance that's being corrected by the amp.

 

 

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Your comment made me curious so I started looking at the 310 amp, particularly at the balance screw on the back. To balance the sound so vocals are centered, the screw was maxed all the way to the right. I played with the balance a bit and even with the screw maxed to the left channel I still get the buzzing/static on higher/loud frequencies in the right ear. Any thoughts?
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So recently i've been thinking of selling my dynamic rig or at least my dac/amp to start with. I have a SR007 already and I'm not a huge fan of the SR009. Is there anything else that I should look at?

You might look try listening to a Sigma Pro or better yet  Sigma/404.  These have a rather different sound than other stats and I find them excellent with vocal. choral and opera.

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Padam,

Those Lambda Pro (not the Classic) is that what they call them or is there a SRxxx?.

Thanks

Les

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My good friend has closed the deal on this 2nd hand 8PS on my behalf from a Chinese seller.

 

I should be receiving the amp in a week or so!

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures are from the seller.

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My good friend has closed the deal on this 2nd hand 8PS on my behalf from a Chinese seller.

I should be receiving the amp in a week or so

Congrats Gavin! this one seems to be in better shape than mine, looking forward to your comparison between the 8PS and LL2
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Congrats Gavin! this one seems to be in better shape than mine, looking forward to your comparison between the 8PS and LL2

 

All thanks to you for pointing me to this amp.

 

Cost/Performance ratio is incredible..................very excited to receive it!

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Please do share your impressions of the two amps. Very interested to learn more about the Chinese DIY amp, too :)

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Hm. So Ive already decided that I'll be coming over to the Stax camp but still going back and forth whether I want to go with the 007MK1/2 or 009s... Can someone give me some insight on which I should lean towards given my experiences & preferences? Im also a 1 headphone kind of guy so while I know 1 headphone wont excel at everything we can definitely try to cover as much bases as possible :veryevil:

 

 

I currently have a pair of Audeze LCD2s Rev1 that I like after years back buying some Denon 7ks which I ended up not liking at all due to its brightness, harshness and just overall sloppyness IMO and stepping back from headphones. Im now looking for something more open sounding/separated, and though I do enjoy the non bright sound I feel like some of the details of the music are rolled off/lost because of its "darkness" sometimes. Also, I find the "slam" of the LCD2s to be fatiguing sometimes, though I do enjoy the body the music has. Genres I listen to in no particular order mostly are TripHop, Old RNB/Soul, Folk, Ambient music, and some Jazz.

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O2 mk1

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^X2. With the 007mkI you will find near zero fatigue, and it is probably one of the very few (the only one in my experience) that has the ability to be like that whilst excelling in detail extraction + impact. SR009 on the other hand has a bright sound sig, and depending on your personal tastes and amp/source, it could be induce fatigue.

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After finally getting an electrostatic amp, a used Cavalli Liquid Lightning MKI, I'm finally able to listen to my 009s at my own place. After listening for most of this weekend and last night (after getting the amp on Friday), they're growing on me even more, and now definitely think that they're a cut above the HD-800s and any other top-of-the-line dynamic headphone I've owned or heard. As much as I love the HD-800s, I don't think they'll get very much listening anymore. The resolution and transparency they provide are simply astounding, and I can definitely tell that my DAC is now the limiting factor in my system. I think I now see what Currawong meant when he wrote "You'll never have a good enough source for them" in his review for the 009s.

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I just ordered the LLmk3.
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I just ordered the LLmk3.

Judging by preliminary results the LL MKIII is every bit as good as LL MKII, maybe even better.

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I just ordered the LLmk3.

 

Would that be the latest iteration with tubes in it?

 

The one that isn't on their website?

 

Isn't an LL2 good enuf 4U?

 

Didja know that the LL Mk2 is sold out and they won't have any until 2015! :confused_face_2:

(or they aren't very good at updating their website...)

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