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The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by crazychile, Oct 27, 2015.
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  1. Jones Bob
    I liked my SR-003mk2, SR-207, Sr-007mk2, and SR-009 better than the SR-L700 with my KGST and Grounded Grid.
  2. Amish
    Money I'm sure. Or what he said above. lol
  3. Jacques Lolive
    Ok I understand. Thank's for reply
    Jones Bob likes this.
  4. Monolaf
    I was able to get very cheap to a new Stax L-500 and struck immediately.

    Now I need a suitable amplifier.

    Yes, the SRM252S (3100 set) should be the right one, SRM353 should probably fit even better, a tube amp is probably the measure of all things. At the moment, I want to limit my spending a bit.

    Which do you recommend?

    1. If price does not matter.
    2. If price plays a role very well .... but really gets a lot out of the L500.

    I had already thought of a SRM212, which I could currently get cheap. Just do not know if that is so recommended or if the connection technology would fit at all.
    Am now an absolute Stax-beginner.
    Thanks for helpful answers.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
  5. BenF
    SRM252S with Little Bear P10 as a pre-amp (for some tube goodness) works very well with my 009, should be a good starting point for you.
  6. Monolaf
    Thanks BenF for the hint.

    Has someone tipps, too?
    Priced to me the SRM212 contrary, but I do not hope that my start in the Stax world then Stax is not good. Following the motto: Good Stax headphones but only mediocre amplifier ...?!
    ... and then mediocre sound ... umd frustrated I sell the things again ...?!
  7. BenF
    Nothing wrong with SRM252S - it's a decent amp with plenty of power for L-series.
    Adding a tube preamp can really make the sound more pleasurable and less clinical - but it's a matter of personal preference.

    Try getting L300 pads - with them L500 will have huge wow-factor out of SRM252S - endless soundstage, tremendous treble extension without harshness. The only downside is decrease in bass response.
  8. Monolaf
    I bought my first Stax headphones. It is an L500.
    I still need a suitable amplifier.
    ... and I'm pondering something.
    Varying amplification between the T1, a SRM323 II, a SRD-X Pro with good power supply, a SRM212 or SRM252, possibly even SRM-X
    Well, not so easy.

    Can anyone help me further?

    I personaly like the SRM323II and the SRM212 as best at the moment.
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