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    Feedback by 'AthenaZephyrian' on listing 'Stax SR-007A'

    Very courteous, provided plenty of information, shipped speedily and everything was as described. Also included some supplies to mod the headphones if I wanted, and some chocolates. Excellent. :)
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    Introducing Hapa Audio's Top Of The Line KnØt IEM and Full Size Headphone Cable

    One can still make the furnishings by hand for a low price--that was (one of) my points--but I had assumed these were made in-house; as they are not, it's a different story. I suppose the intricacy of the cable is something to consider, though. It does seem fair to ask a decent compensation for...
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    Introducing Hapa Audio's Top Of The Line KnØt IEM and Full Size Headphone Cable

    Can't say I'm shocked; the truth is that good quality electrical conductors--cables and connectors--with excellent signal integrity can be made and obtained for reasonable prices. Edit: this doesn't detract from the quality of the cable, by the way. To the contrary, I'm saying that these are...
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    Introducing Hapa Audio's Top Of The Line KnØt IEM and Full Size Headphone Cable

    I think a lot of money could be made (looking at you, Hapa) by selling lower-end cables--maybe simple silver-plated copper, copper ribbon or "plain old, low tech, run of the mill [very pure] oxygen free copper"--with some pretty metal furnishing for a more attainable price (maybe $100/cable)...
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    New Flagship Electrostatic STAX SR-X9000 Now Available @HeadAmp!

    I saw recently that (in the US), per-capita savings rates skyrocketed for a number of periods over the course of the pandemic, and, though they have dropped again, there's a whole lotta people with an extra few grand (or more) sitting in bank accounts. It's probably a function of people having...
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    Left channel hum...driving me crazy

    Not sure where else to post this, but my SRM-1 Mk2 Pro has developed an infernal left-channel hum/buzz (sounds like a very quiet 60hz sawtooth wave) that is dependent on position of the volume potentiometer. I Thought it was a problem with a filter cap at first (electrolytic, installed a few...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Well, I missed my chance on the KGSS. I'll have to keep looking! Interesting info, though, and I think it's still quite informative in my search for a better amp. I may have to try one of the two you mentioned. I do like my large soundstages...
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    Comment by 'AthenaZephyrian' on listing 'KGSS Mini Electrostatic Amp for Stax Pro Bias Headphones - Like New'

    Is this still available? Also, do you have any idea how it would compare to the 353x?
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    The Stax Thread III

    Awesome. Is it normal to occasionally get a bit of a clicking noise when pressure is applied to the driver housing or the headphones are put on? It sounds like the diaphragm pushing up against the charges grate or something. Just wanted to make sure I don't need to be worried. Hmm. Well...
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    The Stax Thread III

    That's fair. The old caps really congested the sound. I think I have one of the early units, and the previous owner used the thing a ton, so they were on their last leg, which probably explains the magnitude of the change. I did an extensive side-by-side of my HE400i and the L300 before hand...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Well, you're gonna get some harmonic distortion from the scratches, and change FR ever-so-slightly. I think they'll still function, though, and will sound reasonably close to the original.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Ok, thanks anyhow :)
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Starry Starry Night--Vince McLean Eblouit Par Par La Nuit--Zaz Driftwood--Travis Vindicated--Dashboard Confessional I Feel Exhausted--Everyone Everywhere Lipton Witch--Sunny Day Real Estate Bruise Pristine--Placebo Plainsong--The Cure Love Will Tear Us Apart--Joy Division
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    The Stax Thread III

    What's your opinion on the SRM-1 Mk2, when modern caps are installed? How does it stack up on the scale of stax amp awesomeness? And thriftiness lol.
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    CAROLINAS CanFest 7 SUNDAY March 31st, 2019

    I'm probably in. Just need to figure out transportation :) I can bring my stax ^-^
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