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post #2761 of 3287

Thanks for the pics! Makes me wonder why so many people advertise Lambda's that are on the 1st pic I posted as Lambda Nova Signature...

post #2762 of 3287

Theses are not modified just repaired. Given the age of the LNS the headband get brittle and breaks in the middle usually. The only option is to replace it with another Lambda headband at the original one marked LNS is no longer available as a spare part.  So long as the ear capsules have signature in red they are LNS. However there is no way of knowing without checking the drivers if they have been replaced too.

There is also the later signatures which I think from memory have gold lettering. 


Edited by complin - 7/19/14 at 11:34am
post #2763 of 3287

Do both the Lambda Signature and LNS utilize drivers with gold coloured outer rings?

post #2764 of 3287
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Do both the Lambda Signature and LNS utilize drivers with gold coloured outer rings?

No.

post #2765 of 3287
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Do both the Lambda Signature and LNS utilize drivers with gold coloured outer rings?


No only the Lambda Nova Signature and the Lambda Nova Classic has a gold coloured outer ring. The Lambda Signature driver looks normaly outside like the Lambda Professional driver with white cotton dust protector, later versions have a black ring with transparent film dust protector.

post #2766 of 3287

Hi,

 

I'm thinking of getting either an SRM-323S or SRM-727II to pair with my SR-404 headphones. In the future I hope to get a pair of SR-007 MK2 and wonder if the SRM-323S will provide enough power. The SRM-727II produce 450vrms but having read through as many posts and reviews I could find I'm not sure which of these two amplifiers produces the best overall sound quality with the SR-404s and has the potential to adequately power the more demanding SR-007 MK2s. I've upgraded recently from Basic System II.

 

Thanks in advance for any comments.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Mart

post #2767 of 3287
I persinally prefer tubes with the 404 (or any Lambda), the 006 makes a very pair imho.
post #2768 of 3287
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I persinally prefer tubes with the 404 (or any Lambda), the 006 makes a very pair imho.

 

I've got the 006T but it doesn't self-bias so tube rolling is not for me. I tried the SR-407 with a SRM-323S and noticed harshness in the mid-range, especially with female vocalists. The SRM-323S I used was an imported version running at 230v instead of 240v so the sound quality may have been affected. The SR-404s are noticeably smoother and much more comfortable to wear than the SR-407s to the extent that the SR-404s will be my last Lambdas before upgrading to SR-007MK2 in a year or two.

post #2769 of 3287
I see. Biasing the amp should not be a major issue, I have no DIY skills AT ALL but I did it on the 007t :-)

As for the 404-407 comparison, the 404 are nice but to my ears are tonally unbalanced, they completely lack the lower octaves. Nice midrange, good for vocals or small ensamble, but not right for orchestral music for example. Had the chance to listen to them again recently and I still have the same idea.
The 507 (which I owned and should be fairly similar to the 407) have a deep and punchy bass instead, but most of the people seem to complain about their brightness.
Obviously this is only my opinion.
post #2770 of 3287
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I see. Biasing the amp should not be a major issue, I have no DIY skills AT ALL but I did it on the 007t :-)
 

Weren't you scared of an electric shock? I'm still afraid of doing it myself with my T1...

post #2771 of 3287
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Originally Posted by realmassy View Post

I see. Biasing the amp should not be a major issue, I have no DIY skills AT ALL but I did it on the 007t :-)

As for the 404-407 comparison, the 404 are nice but to my ears are tonally unbalanced, they completely lack the lower octaves. Nice midrange, good for vocals or small ensamble, but not right for orchestral music for example. Had the chance to listen to them again recently and I still have the same idea.
The 507 (which I owned and should be fairly similar to the 407) have a deep and punchy bass instead, but most of the people seem to complain about their brightness.
Obviously this is only my opinion.

I think Stax is reacting to the trend for brighter headphones. The SR-407 headphones had an undesirable harshness for certain tracks and the clamping pressure was a lot higher than my old SR-202s. Nevertheless, the Sennheiser HD-700s have a terrible treble peak. I would have thought most Stax headphones could cope with orchestral music.

post #2772 of 3287

The lambdas are mostly decent with orchestral, varies a bit from model to model, but generally they lack in soundstage and just do some other types of music better, like chamber music.

post #2773 of 3287

Lambda Signature and Lambda Normal are amazing with orchestral music, IMO, FWIW, YMMV, OFC.

post #2774 of 3287
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Lambda Signature and Lambda Normal are amazing with orchestral music, IMO, FWIW, YMMV, OFC.

One of these days, the usual disclaimers are going to be longer than our opinions :biggrin:

post #2775 of 3287
Can't speak for lamba NB but LS lacks in soundstage IMO. Else it sounds very good, great air.
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