Nectar Pollinator headphones a $285 electrostat that might surprise you
Apr 21, 2021 at 1:02 PM Post #31 of 39

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I swapped out the Golden Tube SE40 with a Cary Rocket 88 (non R), and still sounding great. Also I received some pads to swap out. The new pads are similar to the ones Pollolocco used and extended the driver another 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch out from he ear. I like these pads better.
 
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Just ordered the Nectar Hive. I've searched but there doesn't seem to be a thread just for those. If anyone knows of one I missed, please reply. Thanks!
 
May 6, 2021 at 7:25 PM Post #33 of 39

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This is the only one I know of.
 
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Hi guys just joined the Nectar train.

My current electrostatic earspeaker are Stax Lambda Professional, Nectar Hive and the little Stax SR-002 (not on the picture).

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Pretty impressed by the Hive.
 
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Hello! Recently got what I've been told were the first pair of Pollinators sold. Initial listens seemed promising. Anyone here know how the SRD-X Pro amp stacks up with other energizers in the Stax lineup? Hard to find info about it to gauge how it is affecting the Pollinator's sound.
 
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Hello! Recently got what I've been told were the first pair of Pollinators sold. Initial listens seemed promising. Anyone here know how the SRD-X Pro amp stacks up with other energizers in the Stax lineup? Hard to find info about it to gauge how it is affecting the Pollinator's sound.
I have the Pollinator and the Stax SRD-7 pro not the same but they sound good together
 
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Hello! Recently got what I've been told were the first pair of Pollinators sold. Initial listens seemed promising. Anyone here know how the SRD-X Pro amp stacks up with other energizers in the Stax lineup? Hard to find info about it to gauge how it is affecting the Pollinator's sound.
The SRD-X is an entry level amp that can be run with batteries or ac . The Nectar is a about 3-6 dB less sensitive than the average Stax electrostatic. While I would think the SRD-X drive them, you would get better results with a more powerful amp.
 
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Is the SRD-X Pro just the SRD-X with a Pro bias plug added to it? I have a fair amount of headroom left in normally using the amp, based on how much travel I have left on it, which is about halfway through the maximum rotation of the volume dial. Idk the SINAD and THD on it, though.

EDIT: Also, is the output voltage the same as the SRM-252?
 
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The pro has high bias only, not sure how it compares to the SRM-252
 

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