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Originally Posted by spritzer View PostThe SR-Omega design is just very fragile in general.  Nothing can be done preemptively though. 

I see. How does driver failure generally occur? Is it a matter of shock damage, or something like moisture/dust related? Just want to be sure I baby them.

post #632 of 2802

I'm not suggesting you point such a thing directly at the diaphragm! 

But would provide a clean source of air, better than blowing on it.

 

Rubbing it with anything due to the friction is going to set up a static charge which will attract dust so may be self defeating

There are also those tiny vacuum cleaners for computer keyboards which could be worth investigatng

 

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That would be a very bad idea. 

 

 

The SR-Omega design is just very fragile in general.  Nothing can be done preemptively though. 

post #633 of 2802

You could use compressed air and some kind of diffuser like a thin piece of open cell foam so that it doesn't blow so hard onto the membrane. 

post #634 of 2802
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
 

I see. How does driver failure generally occur? Is it a matter of shock damage, or something like moisture/dust related? Just want to be sure I baby them.

 

The gimble support arc that goes into the housing are very fragile feeling, very evident from looking at the pictures even more evident when you hold the real thing in your hand, replacements are near impossible to find or very expensive if you come across it, no chance of finding NOS O1 drivers backed up by the various Stax distributors around the world - I've enquired them all except the Japanese Stax HQ. I think the drivers are actually held in place by the support struts from the gimble support arcs (or whatever you call them).

 

Which is one reason I sold mine, I'm not exactly the most careful person around as I like to grab things fairly fast off the shelf and I don't want to end up with a $3.5k broken headphone.

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

The gimble support arc that goes into the housing are very fragile feeling, very evident from looking at the pictures even more evident when you hold the real thing in your hand, replacements are near impossible to find or very expensive if you come across it, no chance of finding NOS O1 drivers backed up by the various Stax distributors around the world - I've enquired them all except the Japanese Stax HQ. I think the drivers are actually held in place by the support struts from the gimble support arcs (or whatever you call them).

Thanks for the insight -- makes sense that the drivers could easily break if they are supported by the connection to the headband in some capacity.

 

Guess I'll have to handle them delicately by the earcups all the time.


Edited by 3X0 - 10/21/13 at 2:42pm
post #636 of 2802

Yes handle with much care, just wondering what serial range is your pair from? Mine was 34x, come with original box, manual/ads etc?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Yes handle with much care, just wondering what serial range is your pair from? Mine was 34x, come with original box, manual/ads etc?
Mid-late 200s, original box, stand and dust cover. How many of these bad boys were made anyway?

Sucks letting go of my HE60 but I wasn't going to do it for much else besides the Omega.
post #638 of 2802
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Mid-late 200s, original box, stand and dust cover. How many of these bad boys were made anyway?

Sucks letting go of my HE60 but I wasn't going to do it for much else besides the Omega.

I think it was around 500 units. Nice that you got the HPS-1 stand with it I didn't but I have 2 of those anyway.

HE60 and Omega should have a resembling sound as both are quite forward and bright sounding.
post #639 of 2802
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Originally Posted by DefQon 
HE60 and Omega should have a resembling sound as both are quite forward and bright sounding.

 



No. Not at all.
Edited by En_R - 10/21/13 at 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by DefQon 
HE60 and Omega should have a resembling sound as both are quite forward and bright sounding.

 



No. Not at all.

 

Really? Judging from what users post impression on the HE60 they are forward and bright sounding compared to the mk1's, which the Omega's are.

post #641 of 2802
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

Really? Judging from what users post impression on the HE60 they are forward and bright sounding compared to the mk1's, which the Omega's are.

 

Really.

 

Did you have your KGSSHV while you still had your Omegas? Not that it matters either way but the other stax amps you list can't even drive them well.


You wouldn't have heard what the Omegas should sound like either way, unless you plugged them into a T2 or a BHSE.

post #642 of 2802
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Originally Posted by En_R View Post
 

 

Really.

 

Did you have your KGSSHV while you still had your Omegas? Not that it matters either way but the other stax amps you list can't even drive them well.


You wouldn't have heard what the Omegas should sound like either way, unless you plugged them into a T2 or a BHSE.

Best amp I had the Omega's with were the KGSSHV and a diy BH but all I personally had was the T1s back then lol. I was very close to pulling the plug on a BHSE but chose not to due to my financial status then.

post #643 of 2802

Would it be worth it to buy a secondhand sr-007 mk2 to use with my t1? The offer is like 1800$ for the sr-007 and a woo wee, but I have no speaker amp.

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Would it be worth it to buy a secondhand sr-007 mk2 to use with my t1? The offer is like 1800$ for the sr-007 and a woo wee, but I have no speaker amp.

The SR-007 sounds like turd off the T1, an SRM1 MK2 or SRM 323S would drive the 007 more better not just due to the slightly higher power output. KGSS or 717/727 modded minimum for the 007's. 

post #645 of 2802

Ohh well... Thanks.

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