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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post
SR-Lambda NB is my every day marvel.

 

It has that magical mid-range quality that other cans do not have. IMO, a steal when compared to more pricey headphones, including the current Stax lineup.

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Originally Posted by raulcf77 View Post

Any news about that new amp that Stax was designing?

From conversation with the sales director last fall, plans were on hold... And indeed, from recent CES event, stax has been working on the other end of the segment with refreshed portable amps/dac combo.

Stax works on one product at a time, my guess is an sr007mk3 next before the amp...

As for myself, I am simply waiting for the bhse that's supposed to arrive by xmas. Oh wait, xmas is well past already, not in time for chinese new year either. So, headamp schedule as usual, I am ok with this smily_headphones1.gif.
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SR-011 by Q2 of 2015.

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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post


From conversation with the sales director last fall, plans were on hold... And indeed, from recent CES event, stax has been working on the other end of the segment with refreshed portable amps/dac combo.

Stax works on one product at a time, my guess is an sr007mk3 next before the amp...

As for myself, I am simply waiting for the bhse that's supposed to arrive by xmas. Oh wait, xmas is well past already, not in time for chinese new year either. So, headamp schedule as usual, I am ok with this smily_headphones1.gif.

 

Christmas 2015 or 2016 for the BHSE? ;)

 

Hypothetical Stax SR 007 mk3 with less or more lightweight membrane ? ( compared to the 007 mk 2.5). Vents is clogged or not? Your pronostic ?

 

Eric

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Hello everyone:

Just got my Stax 007 mk1 and SR 717. Currently own a bunch of Audez'e HPs and and a very old Stax SR5. Looking forward to the transition.
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Originally Posted by raulcf77 View Post
 

I cannot think about something better than a pair of SR-009, and I´m powering them with a SRM-717, I don´t want to think about a BHSE.

 

Any news about that new amp that Stax was designing?

I've heard rumors that a new Stax amp for SR-009 would be quite costly.

 

Good thing that is you don't have to think about a BHSE anymore :)

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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post
 

 

It has that magical mid-range quality that other cans do not have. IMO, a steal when compared to more pricey headphones, including the current Stax lineup.

The perfect balance between the "all for the mids" sound of more vintage Stax cans (SR-3/5, SR-X) and the extension of recent cans.

Ali

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Originally Posted by karlgerman View Post
 

1:     5 days a week
2:     3-4 hours

3:     100% electrostat others are in boxes and stay there for at least the next 3 months :o2smile:

 

By the way, i picked my new KGSS, a used one i bought from someone in this forum.

So this is almost Headphone-heaven for me.

As far i can tell right now, it is very nice but there is a hum after the amp is turned on.

 

Not in the signal, but one could hear it sitting next to the amp.

So it could be the transformer??  It is a european voltage model build by Spritzer, maybe a year old????

 

I´m not into electronics and DYS amps.... but my HIFI-dealer,

which is also a friend of mine (and for all that stuff i bought in his shop, i´m his friend as well)

will help me for sure.

 

Maybe one of the specialists in this forum could be so kind to give me a hint to solve this problem in front of asking my hifi-dealer.

 

Thank´s in advance:bigsmile_face:

 

Karlgerman could you provide your feedbacks on your KGSS comparing to the SRM-600 Limited?

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Hey there's always the DIY T2 if you've got the money and feeling brave. It's only about $15k to build one (last I read).

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"Only" :biggrin:

 

Ali

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Could be higher now who knows. biggrin.gif
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probably ~7 if you're smart about choosing parts, if you account for how HV parts prices have risen. That's including one of the fancy one-off cases as well. For 15k you could probably commission someone to build it if you provided all the parts? 

 

karl that humming is due to the transformer, I believe the lamination of which the transformer is composed is physically vibrating. If you don't hear it at the headphone I wouldn't worry about it. Happens on my kgsshv too. If it really bothers you you can just replace the transformer, or have it potted. 

 

I've been using the Megatron with my mk1's for a few days now, electrostatics pair surprisingly well with tubes (I guess all-tube would be more appropriate). The way vocals are presented is a nice change of pace from solid-state. It also really makes me wonder how I put up with the treble of dynamic headphones for so many years. 

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Can you build me one?
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@ NoPants

Thank you for the hint.

Spritzer told me the same and i will try to replace it to a larger and quieter unit.

 

+ @ChiAki

 

As far i can tell right now, the KGSS sounds more crispy in treble and dominant in mid-tones comparing to my SRM600tII.

This could be complicated to vocal presentation and your dac should be more on the smooth side for a stressless hearing pleasure.

 

The SRM600 Limited might be a little bit differnt to my Staxamp. 

What i know is the Limited more powerful and detailed in sub-sounds.

 

This i recognised very much with the KGSS also. Very powerful comparing to the Stax-amp.

If you like to hear high level or loud with your headphone and the 006tII, you will reach the limit to distortion easily.

The 007 mk2 is works good on the KGSS as this headphone is harder to drive and sounds sharper and more precise on this amp.

 

But it will not reach the resolution of the 009.

 

Combining the 009 with the KGBHse should the best choice for natural hearing preferences.

But this i can only confirm after the BlueHawaii will be delivered at last.

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What's the general consensus on the gamma pro and srd-7sb mk2? Am considering..
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