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Originally Posted by ChiAki View Post
 

Yes I agree that the 207's boost in treble might be harsh-sounding at times, but it presents a more complete package of sound, in comparison to the 202's lack of lower body. :) 

 

The 202's doesn't lack lower body and has enough bass to satisfy somebody who wants a more neutral and balanced sound. If you want 202's with bass use 404LE/507 leather pads. I don't and have never enjoyed my 202's on any of the Stax amps. Only SRD-7sb MK2 > monoblocks/integrated/power amps with preamp feed-in and soon KGSSHV. The 202's off the BHSE I tried last year wasn't too bad either, I was expecting bright sounding but the sound was more realistic and holographic off the BH using stock JJ EL34's. 


Edited by DefQon - 2/24/14 at 5:32pm
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So my friend as a Stax SR-X MKIII Pro and an SRD-7SB. He's experiencing an odd problem with the system soundwise. There's a brickwall effect on the bass; he literally has no content whatsoever below a certain point. The headphones otherwise sound as they should: extremely clear and clean, no distortion, very lifelike, etc. 

 

The SRD-7SB has been modified by the previous owner to bypass the loudspeaker/earspeaker toggle switch. It is otherwise stock (ie  has not been recapped) but he's taken a multimeter and capacitance meter to the PCB and everything seems to measure at proper spec. He's using an AudioSource AMP-100 with it.

 

I suspect something electrically faulty in the SRD-7 that's causing it to act as a sort of analog highpass filter. Any idea what the issue could be? I mean, I heard it before I sent it to him, and it sounded like something was seriously off with something in the audio chain. The previous owner thought it sounded strange too, and he was used to the 'stat sound. The SR-X does have completely decayed pads, we're working on getting replacements, but having heard it myself I highly doubt that the pads are the entirety of the issue.

 

Cheers!

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Well uh, after a bit of poking around he figured it out, and its so stupid it's hilarious. One of the resistors in the SRD-7 got bent to where it contacted the pins of one right next to it, thus shorting the circuit. Wish I would've noticed that before I sent it to him, so I could've heard the headphone when it wasn't defective.

 

Oh well. Nevermind :p

post #1609 of 5124
Great. So now it's the 202 and 207. I may have missed out on the 202 in the for sale section, so I may go back to waiting and not deciding. And keep looking for the cans I really want. Lol. 202 does sound promising though.
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post

Great. So now it's the 202 and 207. I may have missed out on the 202 in the for sale section, so I may go back to waiting and not deciding. And keep looking for the cans I really want. Lol. 202 does sound promising though.

Yeah I am so sorry for you, but the first Stax is seldom the last one. Once infected with that virus it spreads.
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I've lived with my sr lambda quite a while now, and I was looking for something a step up or at least different. Hence the cans I mentioned earlier. I'll keep searching I think for the 950 first.
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950 is a good choice if you want something much different.  If you want to stick with Lambdas, another nice headphone to look for is the LNS.

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Yeah, I've been looking for both of those for a while. The lns is usually a pretty penny. The 950 might come up more reasonable. Would love the lns though.
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i have not tried any electrostatic headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.:tongue_smile:

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i have not tried any electrostatic 
headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.tongue_smile.gif

Just do it. Sounds like you're close to buying it and you need the final support from us to push you to getting some Stax. :-)
post #1616 of 5124

Get the Stax, you really want to.                           and, sorry about your wallet...!

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i have not tried any electrostatic 
headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.tongue_smile.gif
To motivate you even more , I just got the SR 007 mk1. Come on, just do it smily_headphones1.gif
post #1618 of 5124
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iceye2072 View Post

i have not tried any electrostatic 
headphones but will certenly buy one in the near future.tongue_smile.gif
To motivate you even more , I just got the SR 007 mk1. Come on, just do it smily_headphones1.gif

Ooh, where'd you find a MK I? eBay had a few a long time ago but they're all gone...

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Ooh, where'd you find a MK I? eBay had a few a long time ago but they're all gone...
Right here on HF. Bought the Stax 717 amp as well.
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