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post #1291 of 4001
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Originally Posted by greggf View Post
 

"~~ I didn't want to get a STAX amp (such as the SRM-727II) because of all the negative things I've heard about them from people."

 

I'm really enjoying my 007TII amp with all my STAX headphones, and I like the 323S, too.  You gotta remember that this is a "perfectionist audio" website, and folks here are willing to spend all the money and effort necessary to drag the last ounce of performance out of their gear.  Sometimes it works a little bit, sometimes it just changes the sound, sometimes it's a step backwards.

 

In any case, the STAX amps are great at their price points, and should be enjoyed!

 

 

 

Unfortunately I haven't heard any STAX amps, I'll have to if I see one at a meet. Sorry if I upset anyone, I'm sure the STAX amps are fine, and maybe I should consider getting one, but when I was looking around for amps a lot of people seemed to say something to the effect of "don't bother getting a STAX amp, if you get the 009s you should get something like the LL, BHSE, WES, etc."

post #1292 of 4001
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Originally Posted by jackskelly View Post
 

 

Unfortunately I haven't heard any STAX amps, I'll have to if I see one at a meet. Sorry if I upset anyone, I'm sure the STAX amps are fine, and maybe I should consider getting one, but when I was looking around for amps a lot of people seemed to say something to the effect of "don't bother getting a STAX amp, if you get the 009s you should get something like the LL, BHSE, WES, etc."

Seemingly not good advice, time to ask other members for advice :wink:

 

The 727 + 009 combo is a lot better than 009 + LL or 009 + WES (and for a lot less money).

post #1293 of 4001
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 

Seemingly not good advice, time to ask other members for advice :wink:

 

The 727 + 009 combo is a lot better than 009 + LL or 009 + WES (and for a lot less money).

Wow seriously? I've never heard any variation of the LL but that's pretty crazy when it's more than double the price.

post #1294 of 4001
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Originally Posted by jackskelly View Post
 

 

Unfortunately I haven't heard any STAX amps, I'll have to if I see one at a meet. Sorry if I upset anyone, I'm sure the STAX amps are fine, and maybe I should consider getting one, but when I was looking around for amps a lot of people seemed to say something to the effect of "don't bother getting a STAX amp, if you get the 009s you should get something like the LL, BHSE, WES, etc."

 

Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 

Seemingly not good advice, time to ask other members for advice :wink:

 

The 727 + 009 combo is a lot better than 009 + LL or 009 + WES (and for a lot less money).

 

Each to their own IMHO. For my ears, None of the amps I've owned or demoed has made the SR-009 sound bad - the amps I had/demo-ed just sounded good to better. The SRM-727A kept me quite satisfied for a good 18 months, and the LL2 was an improvement over the 727A especially in the area of staging and imaging, but I eventually settled with the Electra which gave for me the best bang for the buck. If was given an LL2 to replace my 727A for my SR-009 headphone, I'd gladly accept it.

 

With the SR-007Mk1 on the other hand, that's a different matter. I'd have a personal preference of the 727A over the LL2 as I felt it was a little too slow for that headphone.

 

If it were my wallet speaking though, I would have gone for the 727A -> BSHE route.

post #1295 of 4001
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Each to their own IMHO. For my ears, None of the amps I've owned or demoed has made the SR-009 sound bad - the amps I had/demo-ed just sounded good to better. The SRM-727A kept me quite satisfied for a good 18 months, and the LL2 was an improvement over the 727A especially in the area of staging and imaging, but I eventually settled with the Electra which gave for me the best bang for the buck. If was given an LL2 to replace my 727A for my SR-009 headphone, I'd gladly accept it.

 

With the SR-007Mk1 on the other hand, that's a different matter. I'd have a personal preference of the 727A over the LL2 as I felt it was a little too slow for that headphone.

 

If it were my wallet speaking though, I would have gone for the 727A -> BSHE route.


You are right. The SR-009 sounded good from a $100 adapter hooked up to my Alesis RA150 ($150) power amp. However, this is a niche market for audiophiles, so such astronomical price-to-performance ratio are to be expected in the case of LL and WES.. Of the aforementioned amps, the 727 is definitely best bang for the buck.

 

I never had any problems with the 727 + 009 but with the 007 it felt underwhelming because it is quite noticeable the ear speakers need another level of amplification (BHSE, T2).

post #1296 of 4001
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 


You are right. The SR-009 sounded good from a $100 adapter hooked up to my Alesis RA150 ($150) power amp. However, this is a niche market for audiophiles, so such astronomical price-to-performance ratio are to be expected in the case of LL and WES.. Of the aforementioned amps, the 727 is definitely best bang for the buck.

 

I never had any problems with the 727 + 009 but with the 007 it felt underwhelming because it is quite noticeable the ear speakers need another level of amplification (BHSE, T2).

 

I don't know as I don't have such as setup. Maybe you care to divulge more detail about the setup and how it sounds?

 

As I mentioned of the amps I've tried with the SR-009 and I felt from the 727A/LL2/Electra they sounded a range from good to great for the aforementioned aspects. As opposed with the 007Mk1, it was unacceptable to great from the LL2/727/Electra.

post #1297 of 4001

So, looks like a few new STAX items at CES!  From what I saw, a new portable amp, portable DAC/AMP, and entry level amp.  No T3 or 010, but still good to see them rolling new stuff out.


Edited by shipsupt - 1/8/14 at 12:42pm
post #1298 of 4001

Wow.  STAX alive!

post #1299 of 4001
Too bad they focus so much on the portable stuff. Who wants it anyway?
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It may seem like a focus on portable, but it might in fact be a change in focus on entry level. 

 

I do enjoy my 002 set up, but it is very niche, and I only use it when traveling in the hotel and remote offices.  It's my "check on" travel rig. :)   I'll be checking out the DAC/Amp and consider it to clean this rig up a little.

 

The new entry level amp looks pretty slick on the outside.  I wonder if they've changed much inside?

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He seems to want to sell everything as a package.  I wonder if he'd spit it up?

 

I've always been keen to hear the ED-1.

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I'll like to have the srm1 :-)
post #1304 of 4001

Maybe we can team up on offers!  

post #1305 of 4001
The worst part is the shipping.. For me at least.
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