Which Stax 'phones have real leather earpads? Which are pleather?
I think 007- mk1's are leather, no? How about older Lambda Pro, Lambda Signature, and the Lambda Nova / Signature etc...?
The brown SR007MKI are synthetic leather. The SR009, SR007MKII, and 404LE/507 are real leather.
According to Stax USA, the brown pads are synthetic leather and the black pads are real leather, hence the extra $30 for the black pads.
My SR007MKI pads seem to be made out of the same synthetic material as my SR404 pads. If you've got a source of brown real leather pads, let us know. I could use a set.
Do you have the SR007BL version with the black pads, headband, and cable? I saw one in the for sale forum here and was tempted to pick it up for the real leather pads and headband.
Then I saw the Euro sign and put my wallet down.
Steve2151- You are right . Maybe this was a "European thing" I dont know for sure . But this has been brought up before and many arguments ensued as somebody said they were all artificial .Mine dont look or feel artificial. I like them so much that I wont be "upgrading" any time soon.They suite my completely open sound equipment and with my modified Stax 727-11 I have more than enough detail . The 009s were just too much detail on my system.
Duncan1, your SR007BL was the export model for the US and Europe. I never saw what the price premium was for the SR007BL vs the brown Japanese SR007, but I'd probably expect something in the 25% range like it is for the current Omega 2s.
I want to change the voltage on a 717 and by digging through old threads I came up with this picture and info:
The amp I am getting is missing one of the jumpers as it is set for 240v. (the photo is not the amp obviously)
Any one know what material is used in the jumpers? Could I get by with a common steel nail cut to size?
Under no circumstances use a nail . These jumpers are hardened steel with a deep chrome finish . They are made that way for easy fitting and their non-corrosive qualities so that there is no deterioration of the skin of the metal due to the air due to oxidation which would attack the spring clips that hold them and rot them as they are thin.If you cant get any then buy a short length of stainless steel rod and cut it to size.
It would not matter greatly in which ones you chose to put the new SS jumpers[as long as it is the correct position for your mains voltage] . Keep the chromed jumper and just add the rest. . What you are doing is just changing the primary winding internal layout to suite your particular voltage so there is no real "special position" as the mains current on switch on is equally spread over the Primary windings..