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  1. georgep

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    The way I read it was #279-289 was supposed to be shipped LAST week. But maybe I am reading it too optimistically given that I am ks backer #290.
  2. georgep

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I am backer 290, so will be first to go in the next batch (finally!).
  3. georgep

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I believe they crapped out somewhere in the low 200s back in Feb/March. I am Kickstarter #290, so I have a ways to go - maybe before 2021?
  4. georgep

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Have people tried netparcel shipping rates through PayPal? Usually some savings over walk-up rates. But you need a PayPal account and you pack it up yourself.
  5. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    Actually, there isn’t really anything you can do to make the 507 sound really good. Unfortunately, it was one of their weakest. 207 puts it to shame.
  6. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    Care to share which tracks (and format) and at which time you heard fingers on guitar strings with the Voce that you could not hear with the 009? Would be helpful.
  7. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    Yes, you should for sure change out the sr507 for something else before upgrading amplifiers - that one was a bit of a failure unfortunately.
  8. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    You might want to try it without the tube preamp.
  9. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    The "stax fart" is caused by the dust covers. It is a crinkling sound - are you sure this is what you are hearing? Which headphone are you experiencing this with? And what amp are you using (which could be clipping if you are forcing it to do things it can't)?
  10. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    No amount of modding will make the 407 sound as good as the 404le... unless you also swap the 407 drivers for 404le drivers.
  11. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    They are pretty much the same thing, other than the bias options.
  12. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    The GES is really an entry level amp, a bit below the old KGSS (non-HV), and probably not much better (if at all) than your 007tII. For the last 6 or so years I have only had the T2 and Carbon (not as long as the T2 obviously), so can't offer much guidance to you.
  13. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    I appreciate that it is hard to distill all the different opinions on this site, but once you view certain members' opinions as sound, there is usually no changing your mind. As well, you may like a particular sound that aligns with those other members. So given that you love the Jade 2 and...
  14. georgep

    KGSShv Carbon - hows it sound with the 009s?

    I would recommend that you read pages 12, 13 and 14 of this thread to get some useful information. Now Mulveling has one of my DIY-T2s, so his interest in anything else has understandably diminished. But there are also some folks on here who clearly prefer some distortion and shelved frequencies...
  15. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    That is because the iesl is not an amplifier. I suspect the WOO and Stax boxes would be similar depending upon what amplifier is connected to them.
  16. georgep

    Jade II Discussion

    I have never listed to any non-Stax electrostats, but can confirm that it is absolutely not the case that "all electrostatics behave this way" since it is not the case with Stax electrostatics. There is no increased distortion at ear-bleeding levels whether out of my DIYT2 or my KGSSHV Carbon...
  17. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    Was thinking the same thing and how perspectives are so different depending upon ones entry into high end headphones. I still have my hd650 as well as my multiple stax 007 and 009, and I like the hd650 quite a bit (sold my LCD-2 a long time ago, but kept my hd650)
  18. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    Not taking any sides in this debate, but one observation I have made in watching people debate these sorts of things over the years is that some people like sources/amps/headphones that add more/different noise or distortion to the original recording. Not saying my observation is in any way...
  19. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    I see - misread your earlier post - I don't have much to add here.
  20. georgep

    The Stax Thread III

    What amp are you using - and how are using measuring the balance and offset?
  21. georgep

    Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?

    What amp are you using? And what do you mean by "reset the amp"? I am assuming you don't have another set of Stax to see whether the phenomenon is amp related.
  22. georgep

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    There are a lot of people who prefer the 009 to the 007, when properly amped, and probably just as many in the other direction. I have both and cannot decide which I prefer. It was your comment on the other Stax headphones that raised questions about how you are amping them. And I do not dispute...
  23. georgep

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    That is not surprising. The SRM-007T would have even more difficulty with the 007 than the even the T-8000 does. There are a lot of better options out there, but if you like the sound you are getting with the 009, then no need to look further. That said, the 009 (have yet to hear the 009s) still...
  24. georgep

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    Maybe you could post the schematic for your tube amp, but I suspect it cannot do the 007 justice - I get that things are subjective but it is surprising to hear that someone preferred the SRX MK3, Lambda and Nova Sig to the 007. That usually points to the amp.
  25. georgep

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    The T8000 is responsible for the 007 sounding dull.
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