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post #316 of 3021
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Thank you DefQon and dukeskd, I am actually not really interested in the amp. But I am a little interested in the LNC. That is why I want to know how it sounds.

 

No problems, I may be getting some more big Stax stuff coming in soon, when I do I'll shoot you a PM if you want to come mine for a mini meet.

post #317 of 3021
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No problems, I may be getting some more big Stax stuff coming in soon, when I do I'll shoot you a PM if you want to come mine for a mini meet.

What kinda stuff :smile_phones:?

post #318 of 3021
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No problems, I may be getting some more big Stax stuff coming in soon, when I do I'll shoot you a PM if you want to come mine for a mini meet.

Yeah, that would be great. I look forward to it.

post #319 of 3021
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What kinda stuff :smile_phones:?

 

The good stuff, comes in black, silver or creamy champagne colour. Haven't decided yet.

post #320 of 3021

O2 Mk1...?

post #321 of 3021

That or the 009's. Or both if I'm feeling it.

post #322 of 3021
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LNS is well-regarded because it is neutral and same with the LS which some call bright sounding and little lean on the bass. The 303 is more of a fun sounding Lambda but still more neutral than a lot of dynamic, planar's and some other stat's out there.

Agree 100% LS was a touch too lean. Of course if your front end is "tubey" or let's say a NOS DAC, you may prefer that, but I ended up selling my LS in favor of the LNS.

 

With respect to sub + headphones ...well of course neither was designed to mate with the other...but who cares...it works, and adds even more of the illusion of a live performance...isn't that the holy grail we strive for? Much more natural than the "ButtKicker" type device that mounts under the chair. In a hobby where high dollars past a certain point buy you mostly incremental performance... a used REL was the best $1300 I've spent.

 

Moreover, the lowest frequency of music (let's say 20 Hz) are very long waves (audio engineers correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that wave is 20 feet long between peaks?)...hence, even though a headphone may go that low, the wave cannot properly form in the short distance from the driver to your ear.

 

I stand corrected on the membrane of LNS; I knew it was thin but got it confused with the time that stax tried even thinner on their earlier Lambdas.

post #323 of 3021

Just posted here about this: http://www.head-fi.org/t/680660/new-lower-prices-on-stax-headphones-amplifiers-and-whiplash-cables

 

the long awaited price drop of STAX in the U.S. is here, and prices are now down about 15%

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post #324 of 3021

Anyone notice the Omega that went up for auction on Yahoo.jp for about 10 secs?  Put in a bid, went back to plan a line of action and it was gone.  Anyone here grab it?

post #325 of 3021

Might have just been taken down by the seller for whatever reason. I was even considering putting in a bid despite having an 009 coming in a few months.

 

The stax threads are deadly to the wallet...

post #326 of 3021
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Might have just been taken down by the seller for whatever reason. I was even considering putting in a bid despite having an 009 coming in a few months.

 

The stax threads are deadly to the wallet...

 

Right, my guess is someone noticed and called the store, since it was from a shop and not an individual.  But it was gone in a matter of seconds, and I was just getting ready to go the distance on that one ... 

post #327 of 3021
This is THE Omega!? Not O2!? Bummer I missed it!
post #328 of 3021
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This is THE Omega!? Not O2!? Bummer I missed it!

 

Right, THE Omega--I jumped and was hoping someone could verify that I hadn't imagined it.  I put in a bid, and braced myself to go (for) broke, but it was gone in a matter of moments.  The 007t that went up with it is still there.

post #329 of 3021
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Right, THE Omega--I jumped and was hoping someone could verify that I hadn't imagined it.  I put in a bid, and braced myself to go (for) broke, but it was gone in a matter of moments.  The 007t that went up with it is still there.

How much was the buyout bid?

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