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post #1891 of 4051
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Originally Posted by Tachikoma View Post
 

The T1S has a universal power transformer, just take off the bottom of the amp to find the switch.

Spot on! I opened it, changed it to 240V and no more external transformers needed! THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

post #1892 of 4051
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Originally Posted by Lan647 View Post
 

 

Can't speak for the 323 but I've also tried this ^ 4170 system and there is absolutely no etch to the sound. I think it sounds fantastic and far better than "high-end" dynamic cans like the HD 700, HD 800, T1 etc. Thinking about purchasing a 4170 system myself as I can't afford an SR-007 system at this time. 

 

Just curious Lan, but what do you think is the biggest downside of the high end dynamic cans when compared to the entry/mid level electrostatic systems?

post #1893 of 4051

How does the sound of the SR-507 compare to the SR007 MKII?  I can't say there is really anything lacking with the 507's performance as it sounds great with everything I throw at it.  Seeing that I'm always listing to different genres I would need the SR007  to be a capable all-rounder like the 507 if I were to consider it as a replacement.

post #1894 of 4051
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post
 

 

Just curious Lan, but what do you think is the biggest downside of the high end dynamic cans when compared to the entry/mid level electrostatic systems?

 

Not tried what many would consider to be an "entry" level STAX system, like the 202 with a cheaper STAX amp, but compared to the SRS-4170... it's just not close, at least not overall. Yes, the Audeze's may possibly have better bass than the 407 (not better than the SR-007 though) but the resolution, naturalness and transient response of STAX just brings new life into well recorded music in my opinion. There is an airy effortlessness (if that's even a word) and at the same time an organic presence to the sound that makes even the most expensive dynamics out there sound dull and lacking in realism compared. In short, I'd describe the better STAX earspeakers as simply providing a more transparent window into the music than any dynamic I've heard. 

Consider me a STAX fan :D

post #1895 of 4051

Cool. Thanks for the detailed explanation!

post #1896 of 4051
FYI, PriceJapan shipping SR-009 ridiculously fast currently. In fact they have two in stock, but hopefully my payment hits and I get one of them.
post #1897 of 4051

I thought they were back-ordered for months?  That's cool if they caught up, I just hope they're not sending out returned/refurb'd units...

post #1898 of 4051
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Originally Posted by Lan647 View Post
 the Audeze's may possibly have better bass than the 407 (not better than the SR-007 though)

You have got to be kidding.

 

OH wait, you probably mean the 007 MKI. The MKII and III are total fart machines, the MKI is not...

post #1899 of 4051
Fart machines? Is it their diet or....?
post #1900 of 4051

It's their ports.

The orifice that vents air from between your cheeks and their transducers.

post #1901 of 4051
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

You have got to be kidding.

OH wait, you probably mean the 007 MKI. The MKII and III are total fart machines, the MKI is not...

Yep, I mean the mk1 wink.gif
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Ugh, after years of owning the o2mk1 I feel like I'm starting to get the Stax bug.  Last week I think I came away preferring 407 to the esp950  out of a 007tii and I've always loved the Koss.  I'm trying to sell the Stax amp and maybe find a SS solution instead for my secondary rig.  Also ordered some 507 pads to see if it makes the 407 moar betters.  The Stax pads are adhered really crappily it seems, my OCD sense is killing me.

 

What is this I see about the 207 being the favored set of the modern line?  I don't get it!

post #1903 of 4051
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
 

Ugh, after years of owning the o2mk1 I feel like I'm starting to get the Stax bug.  Last week I think I came away preferring 407 to the esp950  out of a 007tii and I've always loved the Koss.  I'm trying to sell the Stax amp and maybe find a SS solution instead for my secondary rig.  Also ordered some 507 pads to see if it makes the 407 moar betters.  The Stax pads are adhered really crappily it seems, my OCD sense is killing me.

 

What is this I see about the 207 being the favored set of the modern line?  I don't get it!

I think the implication is that the new models all have common drivers, so it becomes an issue of the frame introducing mechanical resonances which affect the sound. A few people have heard all the x07s and concluded that the 207 is the most neutral of the lot.

post #1904 of 4051

Been messing around with sinegen and electri-q with my sigma NB. Anyone interested in a healthy discussion? It really made a big difference bringing down the boom-ish mid-high bass and up the sub-bass, along with adding a little in the presence region.

 

I am on the fence about what to do with 1 kHz - 5 kHz and also the treble region, which is largely in line with 200-1000 Hz with just a little extra volume past 15 kHz.

post #1905 of 4051

Is there anyone that can give a full description of the Airbow SC21?  It would be helpful if there could be a comparison to the Stax SR507.  I've read that the SC21 rivals the Stax 009 but I'm very skeptical of this claim.  Its very rare to get even a small amount of information about the Airbow except some blurb in Japanese from the manufacturer.  If this post belongs in the Stax forums, let me know.

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