- Jul 13, 2015
Morning folks, Bit of a shot in the dark, So please forgive the nooby question...
I've been out of the game for a while and just started listening to my portable gear again. Long story short, Ive been in hospital for a while and am now at home with a long recovery ahead of me.
I dont get to listen to my regular home gear that much so Im turning to my head-fi more and more while im stuck in bed.
I always hankered after a STAX system and I'm finally saving up for my first batch of gear lol.
My question is this.
If I buy the SR-002 or any of the other portable STAX systems, Would I be able to run a bigger set of STAX cans on it?
I have this idea of starting out with a STAX portable, Then upgrading to larger cans, Then eventually getting a desktop amp.
Sorry for rambling on or sounding like an idiot lol. Like I said, I'm a tad rusty on all the specs etc.
For your needs I think the SRS-005 system would be more appropriate. It comes with the SR-003 which is the full sized 5 pin Stax plug version of the 002, and SRM-252s which is not battery powered but is very small and uses a wall wart for power which should be manageable for a bedside amp. The amp can be used with any Pro Bias Stax earspeakers and should drive most of them quite nicely.
As h1f1add1cted said the SRM-002 amp isn't directly compatible with any other headphones besides the Stax portable IEM line. I have made an adapter for using full sized Stax on my SRM-002, but it's completely impractical because the 002 doesn't have the power to keep Lambda drivers stable so they sound awful. It kinda works with vintage Stax like the SR-X Mk3 and the SR-5, but requires an external normal bias source which only adds to the impracticality of it all.