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    The Stax Thread III

    Stax is working on a new Omega which is going to be something like Omega I: big drivers, mesh stators etc. Edifier CEO who owns the Stax company said that in an interview 2-3 years ago.
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    Comment by 'Tugbars' on listing 'Selling ThieAudio Monarch'

    Are they still available?
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    Comment by 'Tugbars' on listing 'Moondrop Blessing 2'

    is it still available?
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    It's Singapore Dollars. 1000 SG is equal to something like 750 US $.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    I haven't listened to Bifrost 2 yet, if that's what you are refering with BF2. You might like to read SBAF forums to learn more about Schiit dacs, almost everybody in those forums are drooling over Schiit dacs.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    Denafrips Ares II is really amazing for its price.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    I'm talking about the design, as in the way the signal is amplified. D50 and 353X are similar in that regard, however with D50 Stax(edifier) cut some corners to make it cheaper.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    D50 is a simplified SRM353X, pick your poison carefully. On the other website, they go in details of D50's design.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Driving SR007 off a 30$ class D amp doesn't sound like the best idea to me honestly but if you like what you hear, that's great. Not only the amp but the transformer used inside the energizer makes difference in sound quality too.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Comparing 007 to totl planars is a very lazy attempt to define 007's sound in my opinion. 007 sounds like an electrostatic headphone but Stax did design compromises in different areas with 007 than they did with 009 or lambda series.
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    The Stax Thread III

    ES1A and 009S are very similar to each other, both are incredibly resolving & transparent, both sound very open and have that "too fast too separated" kind of presentation. however ES1A offers better bass detail and better bass presentation(better impact, sustain, decay etc) and 009/S have...
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    The Stax Thread III

    I usually EQ it to the Harman target and make changes accordingly to my preferences.(I like flat bass, there's too much presence at 2800hz-5000hz range in Harman target for me, I like flat high-treble etc) Harman target curve is basically a preference curve, bend it to your will.
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    The Stax Thread III

    The detail exists in the 007 but It's diffuse and difficult to pick out. Assuming both are driven well, 009(S) isn't more resolving than 007 by a huge margin(maybe 10% more if I have to give a number) but It's easier to pick out details with 009. 009 has this "too separated too fast" kind of...
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    The Stax Thread III

    One of the factors in bass performance is how the stators apply push pull forces to diaphragm. Less perforated area -> stronger push pull, largely perforated area -> weak push pull. For example, 009's stators look quite advanced in order to apply different forces of push pull in different areas...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Stax makes their headphones go through a burn in process before they ship them. (for 24 hours as far as I remember). 404LE sounds definitely more detailed than L700, I do not know about 404. I wouldn't be surprised if 404 sounds more detailed than L700 too. L700 offers better mid microdetail...
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    Soekris Audiophile Line DACs 1541, 1421, 1321, 1101

    I'm sure he thinks it's unnecessary however I'd like to see a Søren DAC with 0.005% precision resistors, OCXO clocks and 2 ladders for each channel. It would cost a lot and the sonic improvement wouldn't be big enough to justify the inflation of costs from a logical standpoint. Audiophilia...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Electrostatic speakers have very narrow sound dispersion pattern. That means, the imaging can be only precise if you are standing in the sweet spot and (assuming) if the room reflections do not mess with the incoming sound from speakers. That M-scaler can only help dacs to perform better in...
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    The Stax Thread III

    SR507 has fantastic build quality.
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    The Stax Thread III

    https://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/dac11001a.pdf?ts=1618552492970 this is the best precision DAC available in the market as far as I know.
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    The Stax Thread III

    all dacs used in NMR applications are R-2R for a reason.
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    The Stax Thread III

    L300 has it's own dedicated thread probably that's why this thread is focused on 007/009 and alternatives more. 353X is a great amp, you don't need a huge bulky amp for L300LE or SRX mk3 pro to make them shine. Does SRX mk3 pro(with SRX mk3 Normal Bias drivers) sound more detailed than L300LE...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Not really. (note that my head size is average and ears are very small) I can seal ES1A to my head to a good extent. It doesn't move when I'm moving my head. It's still a bit slippery on my head in comparison to 007 which can completely fit my head. To give you an example, I can't dance when I'm...
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    The Stax Thread III

    I like them even more now. : )They are built like a tank too.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Yes!
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    The Stax Thread III

    Lambda pro is considered(and I agree) as one of the best examples of lambda series, assuming It's in a good working condition.
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