Introducing the STAX SRM-T8000 - Head-Fi TV

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  1. jude Administrator

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    On this episode of Head-Fi TV, we'll be taking a look at some pretty big news in the world of Head-Fi, ESPECIALLY if you're an electrostatic headphone enthusiast. Today, Stax Japan is going to unveil their Stax SRM-T8000 Vacuum Tube Input, Driver Unit For Earspeakers -- a hybrid tube/solid state electrostatic amp which is the first true flagship electrostatic headphone amplifier from STAX since 1994.

    Introducing the STAX SRM-T8000 - Head-Fi TV - produced by Jude Mansilla and Brian Murphy
    Alu, Currawong, raypin and 2 others like this.
  2. raypin
  3. AnakChan Moderator
    This is getting exciting! I'm particularly curious. In Japan, there aren't much options aside from Stax amps. Buying BHSEs, Electras, KGSSHvs, are all buying blind.

    Wow, priced 595,000 yen.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  4. raypin
    Mm...key words: bass slam. Will it coax it out of the SR 009? Hope so....
  5. iitime
    Finally, a proper stax amp to battle against BHSE.
  6. Pokemonn
    Wow finally! T8000! Thanks God! sorry for my wallet!
  7. Currawong Contributor
  8. Whitigir
    Totally to be expected. It gets even more expensive for regional dealer MSRP pricing for sure, similar to 009 from Japan vs states. Pricing could jump 25% which makes it around $6500-$7300 or so from my speculation....which is on par with headamp BHSE. How will it compare ? Exciting!
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  9. purk Contributor
    Wonderful news. This should be a great amp to duke it out with the KGSSHV Carbon.
  10. Ali-Pacha
    5000 € in Japan would be 6-7 k€ ine Europe. Outch !
    2 x 6922 pre amp (same tube as Vali2), SS power stage, fat toroidal transformer (regulated ?)...more to come obviously.

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  11. caenlenfromOCN
    It uses the same tube as the vali 2? isn't that a $169 amp... lol you think for almost 6 grand they would have better tubes...
  12. Pokemonn
    maybe Stax did wrong
  13. deuter
    Come to think of it, I just got the BHSE and now Stax release a much cheaper flagship.
  14. KR... Contributor
    Can't believe that Stax will finally release a proper amp for their headphones after all these years!

    About time!
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2017
  15. Dulalala
    There are a bunch of different 6922 tubes. the 6922 is just a type of tube, not a model so yes the tube uses the same socket as the Vali 2 but it isn't necessarily the exact same model of tube in the Vali 2.
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