Stax amp question
May 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

mink70

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Hi, I'm looking to enter the weird world of Stax, and am trying to decide between a vintage amp--specifically the SRM-1 mk2—and the current entry-level driver, the SRM-252S. Is the the SRM-1 an upgrade or is it merely different? And how worried should I be about the age of the amp, given that I would be buying it used?
 
Thanks so much.
 
May 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM Post #3 of 3

spritzer

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While the SRM-1 Mk2 and SRM-252 share a common design the 323 is the modern equivalent to the SRM-1 Mk2.  It's better in every way though. 
 
I would never use a SRM-1 mk2 without changing all the electrolytic caps in it plus all resistors which are out of spec. 
 

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