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post #1741 of 4916

Storage is not a problem with 'stats. There will be a problem if the cans weren't packed well and humidity is rampant at the location.

post #1742 of 4916

Seller wrapped them in a towel, then put them in the flight case, and stored that in a closet at his home in Southern California. So I'm thinking it should not be an issue. Thanks for the help everyone.

post #1743 of 4916

As long as the towel wasn't wet, damp, or releasing fibers/dust I'd grab them. SR-4070s are rare enough as it is.

post #1744 of 4916
Yeah. I'd grab them.
post #1745 of 4916

I remember you asking me through PM as to where is the best place to try and get the 4070's. Glad you're finally making the move, they are the rarest Stax e-stat around (more so then the Omega). When they do pop up the asking price for them sometimes is much much more then a brand new O2 MK2 itself.

post #1746 of 4916
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

I remember you asking me through PM as to where is the best place to try and get the 4070's. Glad you're finally making the move, they are the rarest Stax e-stat around (more so then the Omega). When they do pop up the asking price for them sometimes is much much more then a brand new O2 MK2 itself.

 

 

Yep, pretty excited to finally snag one. Cost is a bit more than I paid for my (used) O2 MK2, but less than a new one.

post #1747 of 4916

What amplification and source setup will you be running the 4070's through? You've got quite a large collection of DAC's already so I don't a inadequate source being the problem for you. hehe

post #1748 of 4916
When all is said and done, it should be an Aurender X100L sending usb to a Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus, balanced out to a KGSShv, and finally the SR-4070 or SR-007 mk2 depending in my mood. Should be fun.
post #1749 of 4916
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When all is said and done, it should be an Aurender X100L sending usb to a Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus, balanced out to a KGSShv, and finally the SR-4070 or SR-007 mk2 depending in my mood. Should be fun.

Exciting sounding setup! You are obliged to write a review now :atsmile:

post #1750 of 4916
Oh, I forgot - Audiophilleo AP1 with PurePower in the chain between music server and DAC.
 
Anyway, I'm very excited to eventually finish this setup. The only thing left would be SR-009 but I'm not sure I'd want to go there, considering I'll probably get more use from the 4070 due to the sealed aspect. 
post #1751 of 4916

I had a loan of a 4070 from another headfier when I was fixing his Stax amp.

 

Very impressive headphone.

 

If I wasn't retired I'd still be looking for a set.

post #1752 of 4916

So these can only be bought used at this point?  There not sold new anywhere?

post #1753 of 4916

I believe they were a manufactured-on-order and ceremoniously discontinued at 4070 units. Whether this was originally intended or due to some other factors (e.g. poor sale's performance or high manufacturing costs) would be outside my area of knowledge.

 

I had a brief listen last month and though they were just OK. I prefer the open Lambdas myself, as the character of the 4070 is something apart from all other Lambda series (from the first through the fourth generation).

 

If you have the budget for the SR-009 I would just go ahead and get one as well. They are indeed very good and I would be tempted to get a pair if they weren't missing the euphonic soundstage characteristics and just a smidge of extra resolution I'm used to with the Omega.

post #1754 of 4916

Hi,

 

Please can anyone advise if the combination of a Stax SR-407 and SRM-323S will produce the "mid treble etch" sound which I'm keen to avoid? I read here that the SR-307 suffers from this characteristic or is the solid state SRM-323S amplifier at fault?

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Martyn

post #1755 of 4916
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Originally Posted by martyn73 View Post
 

Hi,

 

Please can anyone advise if the combination of a Stax SR-407 and SRM-323S will produce the "mid treble etch" sound which I'm keen to avoid? I read here that the SR-307 suffers from this characteristic or is the solid state SRM-323S amplifier at fault?

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Martyn

The 307 is at fault and the 323 doesn't make it better from my understanding..

 

All of the current series lambdas are said to be bright

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