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post #2176 of 3470

Supposed to be the same drivers but different housing and cable and pads.  The drivers in 507 are also press fit rather than adhesive fit.

post #2177 of 3470

the headband

post #2178 of 3470
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
 

Supposed to be the same drivers but different housing and cable and pads.  The drivers in 507 are also press fit rather than adhesive fit.


Did you like the LNS better?

post #2179 of 3470

So far yes and by a good margin.  The problem is this pair of LNS are quite old and in pretty rough shape.  Very enjoyable listen.  They appear almost identical to the 407 but have rotting foam, different drivers, and fatter pads.


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 4/29/14 at 4:11pm
post #2180 of 3470

Anyone bought recently? What is your Stax 009 serial number and when did you buy?

 

I am trying to date a pair here.

 

Thanks guys

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Anyone bought recently? What is your Stax 009 serial number and when did you buy?

 

I am trying to date a pair here.

 

Thanks guys

Aren't the serial numbers picked at random?

post #2182 of 3470
Why would you think the serials numbers are random? Maybe the serial sticker is not applied exactly sequentially with the the exact order in which a headphone is made, but I doubt they are using some random number generator to pick the serial numbers.
post #2183 of 3470

No, the serial numbers are sequential. The pair I like is SZ9 2292. I know previous purchasers have had for example SZ9 2180. I reckon it means they have built 2,200 units?

 

Anyway, if anyone has a recent purchase, what is their number. I can then date this pair.

 

Thanks

post #2184 of 3470
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Originally Posted by astrostar59 View Post

No, the serial numbers are sequential. The pair I like is SZ9 2292. I know previous purchasers have had for example SZ9 2180. I reckon it means they have built 2,200 units?



 



Anyway, if anyone has a recent purchase, what is their number. I can then date this pair.



 



Thanks


 



My recollection is the numbering started at SZ9 1xxx.
post #2185 of 3470
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Why would you think the serials numbers are random? Maybe the serial sticker is not applied exactly sequentially with the the exact order in which a headphone is made, but I doubt they are using some random number generator to pick the serial numbers.

A lot of the time what is done is the numbers are picked at random from a set range of numbers.

 

Say the range was MDL-0000 through MDL-9999. The first product could be assigned any number, let's say MDL-1492. The second product couldn't have MDL-1492, but it could have any other number in the pool.

 

Sony did this with the MDR-R10 if I remember correctly.

post #2186 of 3470

I know of several companies who do random numbers. Also some who do seemingly random numbers with a hidden pattern in there. Like 04xxx30xx2014xxx which is basically telling you the production date and the unique serial in there, but looking at it you'd probably never know. 

post #2187 of 3470

Hi, everyone!  Like many people trying to join the Stax club, I have no way to audition any model.  For that reason, I'm hoping to get a used model as cheaply as possible with the idea that, if I really like what I'm hearing, I might be able to use the adapter that comes with it on an earspeaker currently in production.  I'm on a very tight budget so I'm trying to be a little creative.

 

I understand that current earspeakers use pro bias, and adapters up to the SRD-6 used normal bias.  It's also my understanding that one can use current earspeakers with older adapters but the sound quality would be diminished.  That's what I'm hoping to learn a bit more about.  Also, if certain amps would fit badly with those old adapters.  I have a NAD M3, and I simply can't afford to damage that amp with my inexpert fiddling around.  (I could dust off a Marantz receiver--nothing special, about 8 years old--for a different amp source.)

 

So is it safe to use a SRD-6 or earlier model with current earspeakers?  Would the sound suffer?  Or should I just give up on this line of thinking altogether!

 

Thanks for any advice.

post #2188 of 3470

vintage stax typically tends to be better than the in-production stuff, you can streamline your purchase this way

post #2189 of 3470

any idea what a fair price for SR-3 or SR-5 in good conditions might be?

i'm looking to re-create my old dorm room system :gs1000smile: 

post #2190 of 3470
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vintage stax typically tends to be better than the in-production stuff, you can streamline your purchase this way

More mids, more fun, less details and less extension. It a kind of tubes vs. SS battle :D 

 

Ali

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