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The Stax Thread III

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by currawong, Aug 20, 2013.
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  1. bwck2000
    I didn't hear my version of the story on headfi. I remember his ID as F51010 , he is (was) an active contributor in the local stax communities in China, pertty sure they are not the same person as I heard the story in 2018. washing the dust cover surely is a silly idea as water will retain inside the driver. But washing the diaphragm alone kind of make sense to me given that the environment is not too dusty.
     
  2. natto lover
    nooooooo, you don't want to wash the diaphragm either, as it will damage or remove the anti-static coating. Same reason you don't want to expose them to excess humidity
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
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  3. bearwarrior
    I can never imagine people are actually doing that. They think the diaphragm as a china plate or something? Why don't they try ethanol as well? LOL.
     
  4. Zinfin
    Is any kind of routine maintenance (i.e., cleaning dust from the diaphragms or retensioning them) necessary for the Stax?
     
  5. Rhamnetin
    I've never done it in a period of 2 years
     
  6. Whitigir
    Nope, just take a proper care for it, and it can last decades
     
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  7. Velomane
  8. SeaWo|f
    Either will work with any pro bus bias headphone. I use the copper once in my setup and am happy. I made the inquiry to some extremely knowledgeable yet notoriously grump a stax gurus who said that spending the additional money on the silver plated one is pointless.
     
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  9. Velomane
    Thank you, sir. Is there such a thing as a non-grumpy Stax guru? A rare breed, I think.
     
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  10. bwck2000
    When you use cold water the solubility of the coating in water is low. With proper drying there should be no issue, Just like how people wash the pcb board of hifi equipments.
     
  11. Whitigir
    It is good, so that clueless people knows to step back. The majority of time, clueless people are ignorant with super high Ego. So, once their Ego is touched, they will back out, which is why they are clueless. The wiser people usually put their Ego aside, and keep heading on the right directions, the knowledge that they aim to achieve.

    Being grumpy is a good way to collectively direct wise people to Stax :wink:
     
  12. Whitigir
    Dude...you are comparing a PCB to a Stax Diaphragm ?...:face_palm:

    Seriously...What the Fun ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
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  13. bwck2000
    I guess using silver coated cable will only introduce excess treble to the sound. I sometimes wonder will 009 sound sweeter with the copper cable from 007.
     
  14. Zoide
    I know, right!? That's why Head-Case is such a scary place...
     
  15. Ali-Pacha
    40% of the capacitance lays within the cable on Stax headphones. The higher the capacitance, the more you lose into the cable...let alone with extension. Check this : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slew_rate
    Slew Rate may be seen as the ability to stick to signal variations. The higher the volume (as well as frequency and capacitance), the more you need power from your amp.
    But it's theoretical, you'll have to hit deafening levels, be able to hear high frequencies like a teenager and listen to music with lots of square waves to notice differences between with and without extension cable :D

    Ali
     
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