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The Stax Thread III

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by currawong, Aug 20, 2013.
  1. Rayzilla
    Yes, the SRM-D10

    How about with the Line Out on AMP7 to the D10?

    Or would it be possible to connect from the USB C-Type on the top of the DX200 to the Micro USB on the SRM-D10. Is this possible?
  2. Whitigir
    I am afraid USB-C on the DX200 does not have that connection to do Analog out. The Amp7 is something I don’t have, so I can’t confirm for you. But I see no problem of using it as a line out
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  3. Rayzilla
    Quoted the wrong person. I should have asked you the question regarding your DX200 and your SRM-D10. Did you use the 3.5 Line Out of AMP1 to the 3.5 Line In on the D10?
  4. thinker
    The Lambda signature with oval pads i consider as the best Stax phone ever made.Soundstage not far behind HD-800,midrange cleaner than Stax Omega,more open than 007,more musical than 009,it has quite tight deep bass.Transparency best of all Staxes,easy to drive,stunning results even with 252s.:)).But all this only with right pads wich you see from the picture IMG_2400.jpg IMG_2401.jpg
  5. wink
    .... and, the pads are made out of unobtainium, right....?..... :ksc75smile:
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  6. aaronlam123
    From what I've seen, the UK retailers seem to call them energizers. But if you look on Stax's official site (in Japanese), they never call them energizers at all, but instead are referred to as "driver units."
  7. Whitigir
    It should be called “drivers units” because it is really what driving the headphones itself. This is what I have always said, Stax headphones is more amp dependent due to how the amp is doing everything where as dynamic headphones such as HD800s already have a huge magnet in itself
  8. Failed Engineer
    Latest toy. One of these components will never leave my possession...

    The BHSE sounds so different than the Carbon. It's such a difference that I'll need to listen to the BHSE for several weeks to form an opinion/preference. Neither is clearly better than the other. This with the 009. Will listen to the 007 only after I have a good handle on my preferences with the 009.

    The Carbon's strengths bludgeon you with a sledgehammer. The soundstage is majestic. I think the BHSE is a slower love affair. But no less worth the wait.

    The early takeaway is that Doug is a magician. Whatever you put after the Walnut V, you can be assured it will never be the bottleneck. I'm not sure how many are out in the wild, but it's not enough.

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
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  9. iceanddice
    When the DHL man feels like Santa on Christmas morning!
  10. Lord Rexter
    Let us all know how if compares to SR-009 and SR-009S.
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  11. cucera
    well sounds like a SR-009 just with a marvelous black background
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  12. Rossliew

    Curious about the Walnut. How does it sound/not sound?
  13. 336881
    That was my walnut before it was his. I thought it was a really nice in between the bright Yggy and warm Pavane. I actually preferred it to those 2 dac's. It served me well for over a year before I sold it. Had it not been for the game changing Eitr I would still own it. The Eitr makes the Sony das-R1 and R1a cheap and easy to run and the prices on the R1 and R1a are scary cheap if you know where to shop.

    I preferred the R1 to the R1a using Eitr. The Phillips chip (R1) was a little cleaner and crisper to my ears. The Sony chip (R1a) was a bit more musical but a bit too warm for my set up.

    Doug was actually going to build me a higher end dac using the famed Phillips tda 1541. It was going to be just north of $3k. I got both Sony dac's lovingly packaged and shipped from Japan for under $2k.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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  14. Mach3
    Where did you buy it from. So quickly, it was only released on the 13th which is like 14th over in the US.

    Anyway mine came in today. Was shipped from Japan Ikebe Music on the 14th Friday. Arrived today 18th.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
  15. chococya96
    Hey guys, I've just received my srs-3100 set with L700 pads/arc assembly though, I was wondering if the L700 pads are really compatible with L300?

    I've tried snapping the L700 pads onto the L300 (just like stock L300 pads) however, it wouldn't "snap on" like the L300 pads. Instead, I had to apply massive force to make it "stick" to the earspeakers.
    I mean, I literally had to push the earspeaker against the table to apply adequate force. I did what the instructions said (i.e. lining yellow seal with the triangle engraving on the earspeaker) and yet, I feel like the L700 pads didn't snap on easily like L300 pads did.
    Thank God that the plastic housings (?) of the earspeakers are durable enough that it didn't bend or snap in any way but still, I was very scared during the process.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the purchases. Although I've demoed L300 at my local audio shop and knew how they sounded, it was completely a difference experience. There's so much detail, clarity, excellent imaging and very fast. I've never listened to such headphone/earspeaker in my life!
    Now I don't think I can go back to dynamic headphones. Maybe I'll try planar magnetic headphones in the future. but for now, I'm extremely satisfied with my srs-3100 set with L700 pads.

    Thank you very much for the help guys. I really appreciate it.
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