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STAX SR-1 (Vintage) ' 1st Electrostatic Earspeaker'

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Hello Audiophile enthusiasts,

 

The mighty Staxs has arrived! The mother that gave birth to all other Staxs headphones!

The one and only STAX SR-1. Release or introduce in 1959. Sale 1960. 

 

 

STAX SR-1 (1960)

 

 

A beautiful display of a legendary Ear-speaker 

 

 

 

STAX SR-1 (1960)

 

A closer look to identify the Stax SR-1 Model. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stax SR-1 is an electrostatic headphone. It was manufactured from 1960.

There were up to 3 different versions that was produce in the original series. And up to 45 different models continuing the legacy of staxs. The current newest model is the little powerful boy call the SR-009.  

 

SR-1 was produce in the 1960s until 1968

 

The SR-1 was powered by the SRA-4S/SRA-6S, this was a Vacuum tube and the Amp was SRD-1

 

There was a lot of problems with the SR-1, so they tried to fix it by introducing the SR-2,3 

 

SR-2 was produce in around 1968 

 

Image result for stax sr-2

 

A black and White picture of Stax SR-2. Stax SR-2 is one of the rarest finding for headphones out there. Next to the SR-1

 

 

 

 

 

SR-3 was produce around the same time as the SR-2 1968

 

SR-3 (1968)

 

Stax SR-3

 

SR-3 (1968)

 

 

A closer look to identify Stax SR-3

 

 

 

 

-Feel free to express and discuss your experience with these headphones at the comment section. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(I do not own the pictures above. Only intent to use as for educational benefit) 

Edited by protoss - 4/19/17 at 3:52pm
post #2 of 11
Almost 60 years, just wow.
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Originally Posted by hpeter View Post

Almost 60 years, just wow.

Thank you for enjoying my article. I just updated the page! Please take a look at it again for a better look of the legendary headphone! This is my finish page. Also check out my Koss SP/3 page. It might also wow you. 

 

Thank you 

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These wouldn't be considered audiophile quality by today's standards but they started it all. There were other Electrostatic headphones around during the 60's and 70's but Stax is the only ones that are still around today.

 

The original Lamaba earspeaker released in 1979, a great headphone even by today's standards!

 

It wasn't until the 1990's that other companies finally caught up and surpass Stax. But only in the very high end.

 

Now you don't need Stax to have great sound anymore, but many still prefer the original audiophile headphones since nothing else sounds like them.

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Not audiophile quality but an amazing collector item! Bragging rights! And yes the sounds the 70s or 80s and early 90s produce was pretty unique.

 

If someone said I have Focal Utopia or LCD-4 or Stax Sr-009 I wouldn't be too impress. You just have money to spare. But if someone said I have Stax SR-1 I will be ecstatic and a little jealous.

 

Also i was planning to do the Stax Lambda 1979 or Sigma as my future post. But i have like 15 other legendary headphones to think about first lol.

 

Todays headphones like the HD800 or something similar is all anybody needs to get close to perfection.

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Lots of legendary headphones, like the Sony mdr-r10 that was considered a holy grail for awhile there.

 

I am enjoying this series btw. Keep it up!

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Lots of legendary headphones, like the Sony mdr-r10 that was considered a holy grail for awhile there.

 

I am enjoying this series btw. Keep it up!

Hi,

 

The Sony MDR-R10 will actually be my final last post in this series! Why because the MDR R10 approval rating is near perfection with low disapproval rating. Its the most talked about and has the biggest love affair worldwide. I'm more after stuff that people forgotten and need to know. And never knew about.

 

Thanks 

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Hi,

 

The Sony MDR-R10 will actually be my final last post in this series! Why because the MDR R10 approval rating is near perfection with low disapproval rating. Its the most talked about and has the biggest love affair worldwide. I'm more after stuff that people forgotten and need to know. And never knew about.

 

Thanks 

 

Really? How many have actually heard it? It was pretty rare back in the old days, it must be even rarer now.

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Really? How many have actually heard it? It was pretty rare back in the old days, it must be even rarer now.

What i meant is there's about 20 google pages on it. Youtube clips on it. Forum and reddit talks on it. People in India and Italy and Canada where im from time to time talk about it at meetings. Its known. But not to Apple Beats owners. But yes it still needs to be known. 

 

Don't worry onces Im done with everything else i will do a small article on it. 

 

Check out my Audio technica article.. You will forget the R10 momentarily.

 

 

Thanks 

 

Cheers 

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Really? How many have actually heard it? It was pretty rare back in the old days, it must be even rarer now.

Also this is another reason I might never do an article on the Sony. There's pretty much no reason once you see this!!!!!

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/511141/review-sony-mdr-r10-vs-r10-the-dark-vs-light-side-of-the-bass-56k-warning

 

 

 

Thanks 

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Also this is another reason I might never do an article on the Sony. There's pretty much no reason once you see this!!!!!

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/511141/review-sony-mdr-r10-vs-r10-the-dark-vs-light-side-of-the-bass-56k-warning

 

 

 

Thanks 

 

Nice review! BTW, I have heard the MDR-R10. It was a long time ago, so I don't remember the sound to be honest, I just remember that they were super comfortable. LOL.

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