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post #706 of 10729
Hello,

I want to build a Sigma Stand From Wood and need an old or wrotten one to build the inner line. Has someone detailed photos and or measurements for the Sigma stand?

Regards Georg
post #707 of 10729
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post
 

 

The simplest solution is that somebody replace the arcs and didn't bother to move the serial number sticker as well. 

 

Nothing wrong with having two Mk1's... or four...  :o

 

I thought it was wrong to own two, what have I done :(

post #708 of 10729
Got my Omega recently, and even listening to my SRM-323S out of a Note 2 (please don't hate redface.gif) it's a worthwhile step up from my HE60.

Anyone have issues with Stax gear and airport security? I'm moving across the country soon and have to take them with me. My plan is to stuff the SRM-323S in my backpack and keep the SR-Omega in its box as a personal item and guard it with my life. Fortunately the 323S is solid-state and I'm only on a domestic flight...

The bonus is that I'll be able to set it up and listen to it at the airport during my layover. tongue_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

Nothing really special, only that they are always handled with extreme care when I use them and I keep them in an open box instead of hanging.  

Open box because all of my stats, including the O1 in the open box, are now kept in a case that has slight positive pressure to keep dust out and the humidity controlled... but that's just a little overkill that I set up because I'm living in a fairly humid environment over here in the UK.
Thanks. (How frequently) Do you tighten the screws?
Edited by 3X0 - 10/27/13 at 8:19am
post #709 of 10729

 

Pic. 1 : celebrities with Stax :D

 

Ali

post #710 of 10729
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Got my Omega recently, and even listening to my SRM-323S out of a Note 2 (please don't hate redface.gif) it's a worthwhile step up from my HE60.

Anyone have issues with Stax gear and airport security? I'm moving across the country soon and have to take them with me. My plan is to stuff the SRM-323S in my backpack and keep the SR-Omega in its box as a personal item and guard it with my life. Fortunately the 323S is solid-state and I'm only on a domestic flight...

The bonus is that I'll be able to set it up and listen to it at the airport during my layover. tongue_smile.gif
Thanks. (How frequently) Do you tighten the screws?

You shouldn't have any issues carrying STAX with you through the airport.  It's obvious they are headphones.  The amp doesn't contain anything that will spook security.  Just be prepared to pull it out and show it off, other than that no problems.

 

 

I haven't tightened the screws, in fact your post was the first I heard about that.... so I plan to give them a little snug up soon.

post #711 of 10729

Just don't over tighten.  It is quite the pain to fix that...

post #712 of 10729
As long as it doesn't have tubes you'll be alright ;D. A friend of mine got held at customs once from an international flight where he spent an hour explaining to the security what the tubes were/are for attached to an amp he purchased stored in his luggage.
post #713 of 10729
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

You shouldn't have any issues carrying STAX with you through the airport.  It's obvious they are headphones.  The amp doesn't contain anything that will spook security.  Just be prepared to pull it out and show it off, other than that no problems.

 

 

I haven't tightened the screws, in fact your post was the first I heard about that.... so I plan to give them a little snug up soon.

Agreed, should be no problem here, I took a bunch of gear to CanJam (HD800's, PS500's, DIY amp, etc.).  They took a real long look at all the cables and stuff in the X-ray, but that was about it.  They had a bigger problem with my toothpaste tube being too big (so they threw it out:mad:) and my shampoo bottle that they thought MIGHT be too big (they eventually let me keep it). :blink:  Sheesh, all the while they missed the two leatherman I forget were in a pocket of my backpack...:eek:

post #714 of 10729
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

As long as it doesn't have tubes you'll be alright ;D. A friend of mine got held at customs once from an international flight where he spent an hour explaining to the security what the tubes were/are for attached to an amp he purchased stored in his luggage.

 

Good point.  There is always the chance to get a closer look at stuff that isn't "main stream", but I've flown with the Continental with no problems, so you never know.  Be early to the line, be patient, be polite and all goes fine.  You're carrying something that's totally legit to carry.

 

I rack up a fair bit of miles each year and I put together some "interesting" bricks that I take along... I've only had my rig checked once!  

 

 

 

Now, bear, about that toothpaste!! Shame on you!

post #715 of 10729

If you go to this link

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Other-Documments/FM-Guide-New-York/FM-Guide-1975-11.pdf

 

and page down to Page 5 you'll see a neat ad for an sra12s, an srxIII, and a DA300.

(It's a big pdf file so it's better on a regular computer, not a tablet or phone.)

 (And later on on page 16 --page 14 in the actual magazine -- is something about the Koss "Quadraphones").


Edited by rgs9200m - 10/28/13 at 9:32am
post #716 of 10729

Just received my new SZ2-19XX SR-007A today from Price Japan.

Sound amazing. **** all over my SR202. Can't believe they will scale more too.

 

I thought Stax were onto SZ3 now, or is that only with the American version?

post #717 of 10729

Are you sure they didnt sell you some used or refurb stuff?

That serial number is older than dirt.

post #718 of 10729
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Originally Posted by aj-kun View Post
 

Sound amazing. **** all over my SR202. 

Did you really think your 202's will sound remotely close to the 007? :rolleyes: 

post #719 of 10729
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Originally Posted by livewire View Post

Are you sure they didnt sell you some used or refurb stuff?
That serial number is older than dirt.

It was a 3 week wait for them to ship the order, and 3 days to ship. The package arrived double boxed, stax box fully sealed with certificates fully sealed everything is in it's plastic wrap. Could be a refurb I don't know, but just hoping i got lucky with some New old stock lol. I'll post some pics when I get home.
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Did you really think your 202's will sound remotely close to the 007? rolleyes.gif  

Sounds amazing to my mid-fi ears. Wasn't sure what to expect. Gratz on the 6000th post
Edited by aj-kun - 10/29/13 at 3:27am
post #720 of 10729
To be fair, Stax never fails to impress. I had high expectations for the SR-307 as a mid-fi headphone and the SR-Omega as a stratospheric headphone and was still blown away by all counts (moreso by the latter).
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