1. B

    Stax L300 pads ease clamping force of L700 mkII ?

    I find the clamping force of my Sr l700 mkII too high. It looks as if the Sr L300 pads has a lower profile that might mitigate the problem ??
  2. P

    Stax SR-5 Gold - Bias

    Hello, my name is Stephan and I'm from Germany. I would like to get some information about my Stax SR-5 Gold. I use the headphones with the SRD-6/SB driver unit. According to my research, the polarisation voltage is 200 volts DC. Can I run the headphones on a Stax headphone amplifier with a...
  3. Djarum

    STAX headphone cable repair, preferably in Toronto, Canada?

    I have a paid of STAX SR-007 (mki), and the cable now has a loose connection at the headphone end. I've fixed a similar problem on some old Grados of mine, but I'm a lot more nervous about opening up a pair of electrostatic headphones, and I'm not even sure how I'd do it. Has anyone had any...
  4. SomeWhatUniqueUsername

    STAX energizers - how do they respond to different amps?

    I am currently considering getting a lambda series stax with an energizer to jump into the electrostatic rabbit hole. I was wondering how energizers (at least the ones that do not need speaker amps) without DACs such as the 252s react to different amps. Do they need a powerful amp, or are just...
  5. Schelp san

    KG Megatron vs KG Stax T2

    Copied this from Stax Thread III (1604) upon request to this new thread. Kevin Gilmore Megatron and Kevin Gilmore Stax T2, both built by Soren Brix Megatron Build according to KG design 450 V HV Golden Reference HV and LV Power supply Transformers: 400 VA + 2x 40 VA Tubes: 1st Stage...
  6. TSAVWayne

    Woo Audio VIP Listening Event @ TSAV

    Calling all headphone audio lovers!!!!! We have some exciting news to share on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, from 12 pm-6 pm at our TSAV Torrance, California showroom. TSAV: 3035 Kashiwa St., Torrance, CA. 90505. We will be hosting a Woo Audio VIP Listening Event in...
  7. C0LDfinch

    DAC suggestions for mid-grade electrostatic earspeakers

    I'm planning a STAX system for long listening sessions at quiet/medium volumes. Would like suggestions for a complementary D/A converter. DAC budget: $999 (USD) planned system ????? (DAC) STAX SRM-400S (energizer) input impedance: 50k Ω (RCA), 50k Ω x 2 (XLR) STAX SR-L700MK2 (earspeaker)...
  8. J

    Reasonable energizer for SR-X9000?

    Hello? This is my first thread. I am using SR-L700, SR-007A and SRM-727A. Because SR-L700 and SR-007A are good headphone, I had an interest in SR-X9000. Many reviews indicated that SR-X9000 is a masterpiece of electrostatic headphone. But, choosing an energizer is not easy as choosing...
  9. T

    Electrostatic Headphones Owners Tips and Tricks

    I’m looking for some dos and don’ts for storing, maintaining and using electrostatic headphones. What are the must dos and what to avoid at all cost? I know some manufacturers claim the drivers need to charge up before intended performance and some recommend shorting the connector after use...
  10. josiah177

    Do anyone knows why STAX stopped using 6-pin cable?

    I love STAX headphones so much. After these days in/out I decided to keep my SR007 mk1(71xxx) and SR-lambda normal bias. And the lambda NB is my favorite headphone. The first time I tried the NB on at my friend's place, I was shocked by its unbelievable dynamic range and pure voice. Now I have...
  11. GoldenOne

    Warwick Acoustics APERIO and BRAVURA

    (I posted this in the Aperio sponsor thread here but figured it'd be good to make an actual headphone forum thread for these two) So I heard the Bravura and Aperio at Munich and was VERY impressed. This was my first time hearing any Warwick acoustics stuff and I went into it not at all knowing...
  12. HiFiGuy94

    How did you enter the world of HiFi Headphones/Gear?

    I'll start: So i first owned a pair of Audiotechnica M50x's but once i learned more about headphone sound signatures and listening to these headphones i found them too bright for my liking, so next i was looking for something darker with more bass/low end. After hearing good reviews i picked up...
  13. Z

    WTD Stax Black Energiser

    Hi, As above I'm looking for a black Stax energiser, such as the SRM-007tii. Tube or SS. Must be in VGC, ideally with all original packaging etc. Thanks Richard....
  14. 5

    Stax SRM-252S mods summary

  15. Bleeding Transistor

    Stax SRM-1/MK2 Voltage Switching

    Hello Headfi., my first post here. I recently purchased the Stax SRM-1/MK2. It has both the normal and the pro connectors. I am confused about its voltage selection. The back of the unit says that it supports 100v, 117v, 220v and 240v. Also on the back there was a plate that I unscrewed which...
  16. HeadAmpTeam

    New Flagship Electrostatic STAX SR-X9000 Now Available @HeadAmp!

    STAX's newest flagship open back electrostatic headphone the SR-X9000 is here! Featuring their brand new developed fixed electrode "MLER-3" evolved metal-mesh diaphragm, the size of which has been increased by 20% compared to SR-009S. This breakthrough realizes the widest sound field ever...
  17. rzy6cn

    Looks like STAX is going to release a new earspeaker (probably flagship)

    I hope it is a new flagship SR-010 (X implies 10). I've been waiting it for too long! Looks like it is a brand new design electrostatic headphone. There were rumors that Stax is going to release the successor of the legendary Stax Omega, also come with the set Amplifier. Lets see if Stax can...
  18. R

    Stax SR-40: Questions about quality, price, repair?

    Hi, I just spotted a pair of Stax SR-40 headphones with SRD-4 adapter used for $100. I really want to buy them for a bunch of reasons, but one speaker plays quite than the other, apparently 15-20% lower. I'm told that can be adjusted for via amplifier balance. - Anyone familiar with these...
  19. m172nld

    Manual for Stax ED-1 Signature

    Hi, Stax-lovers, recently I bought an used ED-1 Signature. Although knowing that there not much that could be found in the manual as I already had an ED-1 Monitor I would like to have the manual and I would be glad if someone could provide me with a copy. Might not be impossible, or? Best...
  20. jude

    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    Audeze CRBN Review, Interview, Measurements NOTE: If you can't see the embedded video above, please CLICK HERE to see the video. If you ever thought Audeze was shifting its focus away from hardcore audiophile products, think again. As if to make the strongest of statements otherwise, Audeze...
  21. martin778

    Stax 404/407 suitable glue for fixing the dust covers and units

    I've bit the bullet and bought a 404/006 Stax set but as expected, the glue of the earpads turned into a sticky goo and the ESL units came loose inside the case. This is actually the second time I see this happening, the previous set were the Lambda Nova Basics a few years ago. Back then I...
  22. Konka Novalis electrostatic amp

    Konka Novalis electrostatic amp

    Suitable for all Stax Pro series headphones (earspeakers). This is an OTL (Output Transformer less) tube amplifier, Class A. Balance adjustment to compensate earspeakers ageing caused imbalance. With two simultaneos outputs for Stax Pro Bias earspeakers. Amplifier has an extra RCA-output for...
  23. 6

    Stax L700 MKII for listening to vinyl. Will it work?

    Hello all, I‘m thinking about buying a Stax L700 MKII and a Rega Planar 8 and Rega Aria phonostage. It will my only music system and I listen to vinyl exclusively. I keep my records clean with a Watson record cleaner And my records aren't scratched. Will this work or are there certain problems...
  24. erik701

    Thought: When we can expect new flagship model by Abyss, Audeze, Focal, Sennheiser....?

    I was thinking about major brands in the full-size headphone industry and their release schedule, or how long till we can expect a new flagship to be introduced by those brands. I put together below metrics, which indicates how often those brands are releasing new model, of new flagship model...
  25. bigjako

    Electrostatic Amp BOMs

    I discovered this hobby existed in April and upgraded my way through mid-fi, settling on warm, bassy cannons as my preferred sound signature. Then I bought some Stax NBs and have sold off all my planars and dynamics other than Lawton-cupped and modded EMU Teaks, Sundaras and likely the balanced...