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post #1516 of 2057
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

can the bias be changed on an amp like the T1 or srm1mk2 to accommodate something other then the stax pro line?  like maybe a koss 950 or jade?

You can run the Koss ESP-950 right off an SRM-T1, no problem. No need to change the bias.  I do it all the time.  You just have to have the right connector on the Koss / or an adaptor.

 

You can also drive Stax "pro" bias headphones right off the Koss amp, even though the bias on the Koss is a bit higher.  Again, what's needed of course is an adaptor for the headphone plug.

post #1517 of 2057
And there is absolute no reason to convert your Stax headphones to be driven off the stock Koss amp.
post #1518 of 2057

there is if the E/90 is the only ES amp in the house and you have Stax earspeakers

 

true, chopping cable would be non-optimal

 

but it was easy to solder up a 2" long adapter out of some pins and sockets that fit and pot in 10 minute gel epoxy


Edited by jcx - 2/10/14 at 5:21am
post #1519 of 2057
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Originally Posted by barid View Post
 

Honestly the fear of channel imbalances has been the biggest deterrent to ordering a 009.  Would be the most expensive gear I've bought....and could fail apparently.  I kind of think that's unacceptable for the price of them.

Just for the record, I've had a few staxes over 15 yrs, 009s for 2 years, and never had an imbalance, and for me, that would not be a factor in a purchase decision.

(There were no other defects either.)

I did however buy them new from stax usa or usa dealers.

(One of my Koss 950s had a whine.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 2/10/14 at 5:44pm
post #1520 of 2057
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Just for the record, I've had a few staxes over 15 yrs, 009s for 2 years, and never had an imbalance, and for me, that would not be a factor in a purchase decision.

(There were no other defects either.)

I did however buy them new from stax usa or usa dealers.

(One of my Koss 950s had a whine.)


I have had mine since the late eighties (LNB) and have never had an issue...FWIW

post #1521 of 2057

Selling off my Stax rig and going dynamic, If anyone is interested I have listed the SR-009 for $3,650.00 (30 hours max on them) and purchased from an authorized US dealer.

post #1522 of 2057

Why? Also, what amp did you use with it?

post #1523 of 2057
Picked up some lambda pros for cheap on ebay a couple weeks ago. Very enjoyable. Pretty buzzed at the moment, but right now id say im liking them more than the hd800's i just had on:)

U know the bells hopslam and troegs nuggest nectar finally got shipped to dc:) good beers and stax work well together.
post #1524 of 2057
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Originally Posted by barid View Post

Picked up some lambda pros for cheap on ebay a couple weeks ago. Very enjoyable. Pretty buzzed at the moment, but right now id say im liking them more than the hd800's i just had on:)

U know the bells hopslam and troegs nuggest nectar finally got shipped to dc:) good beers and stax work well together.

Love the hopslam! I'll have to pair it with my stax if it makes it down here to Tampa smily_headphones1.gif
post #1525 of 2057
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post
 

Why? Also, what amp did you use with it?

 

I used the SRM-717. I heard the Eddie Current 2A3 with the HD800 and preferred that setup. 

post #1526 of 2057

2A3+HD800 > 717+SR-009?

 

Oh, what heresy!

 

:deadhorse: 

post #1527 of 2057
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Originally Posted by ChiAki View Post
 

2A3+HD800 > 717+SR-009?

 

Oh, what heresy!

 

:deadhorse: 

 

 

I take it you have been part of the mafia for a while now :smile:

post #1528 of 2057
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Originally Posted by Clsmooth391 View Post
 

 

 

I take it you have been part of the mafia for a while now :smile:

Considering the witness protection plan? :p

 

Let me know when you get your new amp...would be fun to compare to the GS-X Mk2 and my Stax rig. 

post #1529 of 2057
I've read and have heard a lot of people liking EC stuff with the HD800's regardless of his amp models.
post #1530 of 2057

Just noted that the pro bias of my srm-t1 is 366 volts and the normal bias is 176 volts. Any thoughts?

 

Here the multi-meter is by the way: http://www.extech.com/instruments/resources/datasheets/MN25_MN26.pdf

 

DC offset is 2v and 8.5v, measured between the channels. 1.1v and 8v between + and ground. Should I adjust the offset?


Edited by davidsh - 2/15/14 at 4:38am
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