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post #31 of 3742
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post

Question from a newbie : which Lambda should I choose to taste its sound at lowest price ? Used ? New ? SR-207 alone (or SR-307) ? Vintage normal bias ? 

 

Ali

Have a look at the entry stax thread... Else what sound sig do you like? Because all you mentioned are viable options..

 

I'm back on my lambda sig's btw, got the pads back on again.. Now with 1-2 mm of extra space, it is really nice, but the housing is still slightly sticky. Can't say how it affects the sound, but it seems less intimate than I remember. Probably just because I have grown accustomed to the 500's. 

 

Have a question btw. How do you like to position your lambdas? I guess it is a well known fact that the sound is sligthly colored by how you position the earspeakers? Anyway, I like to have them sitting high on my head with the lower part of the housing shifted forward, so the thick part of the pads is just behind/slightly below my ears.


Edited by davidsh - 8/20/13 at 1:37pm
post #32 of 3742

I'm no basshead.

I love the sound of my SR-5, and look for something a bit more refined, with better imaging. My SR-X mk3 is mor refined, but a bit boring and really lacks bass

For ultimate transparency and overwhelming amount of informations, I already have my SR-009 smile.gif

 

Ali

post #33 of 3742
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post

I'm no basshead.

I love the sound of my SR-5, and look for something a bit more refined, with better imaging. My SR-X mk3 is mor refined, but a bit boring and really lacks bass

For ultimate transparency and overwhelming amount of informations, I already have my SR-009 smile.gif

 

Ali

Oh well... Dunno, maybe the original lambda would be nice? 

post #34 of 3742

I recently bought a STAX SRD-7 SB to to pair with my Bottlehead SEX 2.1 amp.  Not sure if many people have had success with these compared against a regular STAX amp.  I will have to see if my 507 will like the SRD-7 + Bottlehead combo.  Consensus seems to point towards the SRD being inferior to the dedicated amps but I'll be able to test it for myself once the unit arrives. 

post #35 of 3742

So its been 6 days since I received Birgir's built KGSSHV and I literally haven't listened to any of my full sized headphones since!  All I can say is wow! Great build by a great builder (who is always makes time to help others). smile.gif (FWIW, KG has also been very helpful through my Stax journey too and as mentioned earlier, yes they can be hard on the wallet tongue.gif, but assets to our community IMO).

 

For those wondering the differences between the KGSS and the KGSSHV, I would say that the improvements are on par with the GS-X MKII over the GS-1. Just more of everything...transparency, imaging/staging, bass control/depth. 

 

I guess next itch to scratch will be a new DAC in the fall.

 

Oh...and subscribed to this thread. popcorn.gif

post #36 of 3742

MacedonianHero, congrats on your new KGSSHV. The improvement in going from a GS-1 to a GS-X MKII is no small engineering feat and a good 10% on a headphone that scales well with balancing. That's the difference between mid-fi and summit-fi right there.

 

Now, if only the mods and KG could find a vendor and put together a group buy for the rest of us. wink_face.gif I figure there is at least demand for 10-15 units at $2500-$3000 each. 

 

I almost bit on a Liquid Lightning II, but Spritzer's magic pixie dust comment in the last thread put me off. Then again, pixie dust vs unobtainium is a tough battle to judge.

 

 

Could someone explain what the limitations of using a Stax transformer box are? I see the power vs finesse argument in the HE-6 forums a lot, is it something similar and can the gap be overcome with a quality power amp?

post #37 of 3742
Tus-Chan, re http://www.ebay.com/itm/190888016408
As long as you are not betting against Milos you may have a chance biggrin.gif
Edited by gilency - 8/20/13 at 10:33pm
post #38 of 3742

I already have those wink.gif

post #39 of 3742

Need a back-up just in case.....

post #40 of 3742
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Originally Posted by jaycalgary View Post

Can I have the other thread back along with this one? Too many chronic posters posting nonsense as far as I am concerned. I would be happy if they kept their gibberish on one of the Stax threads and the other a bit more quiet and a bit more interesting.

 

Maybe all the 'gibberish' should go in The Entry Level Stax Thread.

 

@Currawong: can you also stick a link to the above mentioned thread in your opening post.

post #41 of 3742

@Erwin: Hey, how are the Koss 950s compared to, say, the SR202s?

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post #43 of 3742

All that money going to ebay when he could just list it here for free...

post #44 of 3742

Yeah seems he is selling a 009 and a 10k dac. I recall seeing that Blue BHSE posted here while ago in the meets thread.

post #45 of 3742

for little more than 20000 bux you can get yourself a pretty "statement" pair of speakers and amp... Or a glorious sounding digital less pretty speakers... I understand why he is selling his 009/BHSE/DAC...

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