The Stax Thread III
Jan 5, 2019 at 1:28 PM Post #17,011 of 25,623
Thanks, I have ordered one on Amazon to begin, but if I can rewired it I will be better for me. Thanks for your help, jm
 
Jan 15, 2019 at 7:51 PM Post #17,012 of 25,623
Does anyone know the instruction to change the Stax-009 pads? Pics will be even better. Thanks!
 
Jan 15, 2019 at 7:56 PM Post #17,013 of 25,623
its not a hard task from a technical stand point, but it is a frustrating, fiddly pain in the ass. Not sure how to describe it.
 
Jan 16, 2019 at 1:15 PM Post #17,017 of 25,623
A new SR009S in the states goes for $4325 or 3,770 EUR at today's exchange rates
 
Jan 16, 2019 at 3:39 PM Post #17,018 of 25,623
I'm from germany. Here in europe it cost 5250€. When you buy in the state for 3770€ you have to pay 21% custom fees. And problems with guarantee and so on.
My sale thread is only for europe guys makes no sense to send it to the USA.
http://kopfhoererboutique.com/product/stax-sr009s
https://www.hifi-im-hinterhof.de/sr-009s.html

So my price is a real bargain in europe!

As info for our US guys the LCD4 cost in germany 4999€! What but it's true.
https://www.projekt-akustik.de/LCD-...MI8v72tJXz3wIVkuF3Ch0h4wrdEAQYAyABEgLpQvD_BwE
 
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Jan 16, 2019 at 6:51 PM Post #17,019 of 25,623
I'm from germany. Here in europe it cost 5250€. When you buy in the state for 3770€ you have to pay 21% custom fees. And problems with guarantee and so on.
My sale thread is only for europe guys makes no sense to send it to the USA.
http://kopfhoererboutique.com/product/stax-sr009s
https://www.hifi-im-hinterhof.de/sr-009s.html

So my price is a real bargain in europe!

As info for our US guys the LCD4 cost in germany 4999€! What but it's true.
https://www.projekt-akustik.de/LCD-...MI8v72tJXz3wIVkuF3Ch0h4wrdEAQYAyABEgLpQvD_BwE

What Trance_Gott mention is true. The tax in Europe is crazy, I was on holiday in Europe last year and as a tourist you can get 20% off most stuff if you present your passport.
Other country I've visited only has between 8-10%.
 
Jan 17, 2019 at 5:18 AM Post #17,020 of 25,623
Jan 17, 2019 at 12:34 PM Post #17,022 of 25,623
What causes channel imbalance other than dust ?

I stored my Lambda Pro for one month (in a drawer, protected by the stax dust cover) as I didnt use it.
10 days ago, I plugged them again for some listening, but was surprised to discover a major imbalance - right driver was very quiet at first (almost silent to be honest), but after 5-10 minutes of music, reached the volume of the left driver. I didnt have this issue before (I own them since may 2018).
Tried to listen to them the following days, and this channel imbalance issue persisted, but every time the imbalance disappeared after a few minutes and they worked fine for hours and hours.

That doesnt seem to be a serious issue, otherwise I wouldnt be able to have the right driver charge and get back to normal volume no ? I've read reports on head-fi of people managing to solve this imbalance issue by not plugging their earspeakers for some time, while other did the opposite.

Also, as I now only own one pair of Stax, is there a way to confirm this imbalance issue is coming from the Lambda and not the amp ? (323S, bought in 2011). I owned 007 and Sigma Pro but sold them 2-3 months ago, both worked fine on the amp, but as did the Lambda Pro at that time.

Thanks.
 
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Jan 17, 2019 at 5:28 PM Post #17,023 of 25,623
You can try to swap the rca inputs to see if it actually the amp and not the earspeakers.
 
Jan 18, 2019 at 8:07 AM Post #17,024 of 25,623
When you started listening was the amp warmed up or did you start listening from a cold amp? If the amp was cold to start with. Try unplugging the earspeakers. Then turn on the amp and let it warm up for 20 or 30 minutes. Then plug in the earspeakers to see if the imbalance is there. It may be that amp needs to wsrm up or the earspeakers need time to get going. I know my Lambda NB from the '80s need a few minutes to "charge up" when first plugged in. YMMV and all that.

What causes channel imbalance other than dust ?

I stored my Lambda Pro for one month (in a drawer, protected by the stax dust cover) as I didnt use it.
10 days ago, I plugged them again for some listening, but was surprised to discover a major imbalance - right driver was very quiet at first (almost silent to be honest), but after 5-10 minutes of music, reached the volume of the left driver. I didnt have this issue before (I own them since may 2018).
Tried to listen to them the following days, and this channel imbalance issue persisted, but every time the imbalance disappeared after a few minutes and they worked fine for hours and hours.

That doesnt seem to be a serious issue, otherwise I wouldnt be able to have the right driver charge and get back to normal volume no ? I've read reports on head-fi of people managing to solve this imbalance issue by not plugging their earspeakers for some time, while other did the opposite.

Also, as I now only own one pair of Stax, is there a way to confirm this imbalance issue is coming from the Lambda and not the amp ? (323S, bought in 2011). I owned 007 and Sigma Pro but sold them 2-3 months ago, both worked fine on the amp, but as did the Lambda Pro at that time.

Thanks.
 
Jan 18, 2019 at 8:38 AM Post #17,025 of 25,623
What causes channel imbalance other than dust ?

You can try to swap the rca inputs to see if it actually the amp and not the earspeakers.

+1 for this

I've got a 353x - the balanced inputs have no imbalance, RCA have a huge one that wanders.

I'm going to try swapping RCA cables next - had never thought of the cables being the issue
 

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