The Stax Thread III
Nov 25, 2020 at 7:22 PM Post #19,381 of 20,261

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I'm not impressed with the "advanced" lambdas in general. They aren't advanced at all. The older lambdas were much better. The 009 and 007 have pretty much always been the same though.

It would be interesting if Stax came out with a new Sigma but that probably isn't financially viable for them at this point.
They have discountinued all damped headphones (using mineral wool) a very long time ago (around 1995) and they probably won't ever revert back to using that because of Rohs regulations and other cost-related reasons.
 
Nov 25, 2020 at 7:41 PM Post #19,382 of 20,261

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It would be interesting if Stax came out with a new Sigma but that probably isn't financially viable for them at this point.
They have discountinued all damped headphones (using mineral wool) a very long time ago (around 1995) and they probably won't ever revert back to using that because of Rohs regulations and other cost-related reasons.
You're probably right, but a Sigma-2021 would have even thrifty me reaching for my wallet.

(A parent speaker company that's reportedly made more than 100 million units might have some knowledge of damping materials and/or techniques.)
 
Nov 25, 2020 at 7:57 PM Post #19,383 of 20,261

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You're probably right, but a Sigma-2021 would have even thrifty me reaching for my wallet.

(A parent speaker company that's reportedly made more than 100 million units might have some knowledge of damping materials and/or techniques.)
They abandoned it because it is not economically viable to service such things.

You need to relate this concept to the SR-L700 Mk2. It would need to cost significantly more, the driver mounting is very different now, so that needs to be re-engineered as well, fairly heavy as well, etc. so the end result is definitely a good deal more than a new SR-007 Mk2 or a used SR-009, so very few people would actually buy one, and they probably wouldn't gain anything out of it.
They have the portable Stax, the Lambda line-up, the SR-007 and the SR-009 series and as much as I would like them to make something that is circular and smaller (like a new SR-X Mk3 Pro, SR-5 Gold Pro or something) these are more than enough for a small company like this.

The technology is already here to make a huge soundstage (far bigger than any Sigma) without other compromises that plague the Sigma design (boomy bass, limited frequency extension, etc.), it's called the Smyth Realiser A16.
 
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You're probably right, but a Sigma-2021 would have even thrifty me reaching for my wallet.

(A parent speaker company that's reportedly made more than 100 million units might have some knowledge of damping materials and/or techniques.)
I am so fortunate because when I reach for my wallet, there is nothing in it and it tends to dampen the sprees :wink:
 
Nov 25, 2020 at 9:52 PM Post #19,385 of 20,261

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They abandoned it because it is not economically viable to service such things.

You need to relate this concept to the SR-L700 Mk2. It would need to cost significantly more, the driver mounting is very different now, so that needs to be re-engineered as well, fairly heavy as well, etc. so the end result is definitely a good deal more than a new SR-007 Mk2 or a used SR-009, so very few people would actually buy one, and they probably wouldn't gain anything out of it.
They have the portable Stax, the Lambda line-up, the SR-007 and the SR-009 series and as much as I would like them to make something that is circular and smaller (like a new SR-X Mk3 Pro, SR-5 Gold Pro or something) these are more than enough for a small company like this.

The technology is already here to make a huge soundstage (far bigger than any Sigma) without other compromises that plague the Sigma design (boomy bass, limited frequency extension, etc.), it's called the Smyth Realiser A16.
I've just purchased a Stax ED-1 Diffuse-Field Equalizer for my Lambda Professionals. It supposedly does amazing things to their soundstage and imaging. With covid-19 shipping delays who knows how long it'll take to be delivered though. I'll update you guys when I get it.
 
Nov 26, 2020 at 12:56 AM Post #19,386 of 20,261

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There is a guy in Hong Kong who makes the shell and headband's and can put your Stax Lambda drivers in it.

Can you provide any more details on this guy, does he have a website or an eBay store, or an account here? Thank you... sounds like an interesting possibility.
 
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Nov 26, 2020 at 7:27 AM Post #19,390 of 20,261

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Say bye to my SR404LE Lambda limited edition and welcome my new friend the SR007Mk1, my friend help me to bought a new old stock SR007Mk1 from a audio shop in Yokohama. It arrived today.
Before I get into the sound let me show you the condition of the new old stock SR007Mk1 lol
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Here is the sad thing I only got one top of the line electrostatic head so technically I can only wear one omega per time...my first impression with the 007Mk1 is damn...this thing is ultra good with the both BHSE and the Carbon I often ask myself is this even electrostatic, the bass just blew me back to moon! wait a minute, I just came to earth...

Since I remember I dislike the SR007Mk2 which I heard in Fujiya Avic headphone fest with the STAX SRM006t back in 2010/11, I really have no idea why the 007Mk2 or even the 007A are so different compare to these, I also have no idea how good is the blue tag mod on Mk2s... it sounds like a SR009 but with better bass responses, thick & lush texture and less treble spikes. No matter many does prefer 007Mk1 to the 009... but its not better than my 009 since its not as detail, the 007Mk1 is very close which I won't consider my 009 an full upgrade or successor to the 007Mk1 but rather something better but in a different way.
SR009 still win in terms of comfort, detail, soundstage
SR007Mk1 have better Bass Control / Bass extension, dynamics, texture, treble control
The 007Mk1 gives a different presentation to the 009 for sure and with Kelvin Gilmore`s design amp like the BHSE or My newly acquired Carbon defiantly have enough voltage to swing this beast to full potential...
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But when I plug it to my STAX SRM727A, its a day and night different where the 009 sounds still great but the 007 sounds muddy and lack of control and power even at low volume …

I don’t like the cup design though, since it rotate too much and the cushions seal badly making it very hard to get into the sweet spot. I just wonder is there anyway to stop these damn pads rotating when trying to lye down? and its very annoying when lying down breaks the seal and stax fart when the pillows hits the cups...these don't happen with the 009. Maybe I need some totl pillows lol

And I cant stop complaining the ear pads!!! how come a pair of msrp 200000yen headphone back in 1997 uses fake leather(or if its real bad quality leather) for its pads... since it get hot very easily, I might just order the real leather 007A pads in for Christmas. **On the user manual STAX mention the SR007Mk1 Brown pads are made by new technology leather so its not that hot during long listening secession.
 
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I just found out my 007mk1 serial number being #SZ1-1233, but I see many mk1 post in headfi start with the number 7? Can anyone tell the year of manufacturing by looking at the serial number?
 
Nov 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM Post #19,392 of 20,261

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And i cant stop complaining the ear pad!!! how come a pair of msrp 200000yen headphone back in 1997 uses fake leather(or if its real bad quality leather) for its pads... since it get hot very easily, I might just order the real leather 007A pads in for Christmas.

think you can send me the original pads if you order new pads? :laughing: i've got worn pads on a used pair that i'm having shipped to me and i rather like the original color to the 007A black pads
 
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I just found out my 007mk1 serial number being #SZ1-1233, but I see many mk1 post in headfi start with the number 7? Can anyone tell the year of manufacturing by looking at the serial number?
I believe that they are lambskin, that is why they are so soft and spongy. As for the serial number, mine was SZ1-1587. I believe all of the earlier Mk.1s started with sz?
 
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Say bye to my SR404LE Lambda limited edition and welcome my new friend the SR007Mk1, my friend help me to bought a new old stock SR007Mk1 from a audio shop in Yokohama. It arrived today.
Before I get into the sound let me show you the condition of the new old stock SR007Mk1 lol
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Here is the sad thing I only got one top of the line electrostatic head so I can only wear one omega per time...my first impression with the 007Mk1 damn...this thing is ultra good with the both BHSE and the carbon I often ask myself is this even electrostatic, the bass just blew me back to moon!

Since I remember I dislike the Mk2s which I heard in Fujiya Avic headphone fest with the STAX SRM006t back in 2010, I really have no idea why the 007Mk2 or even the 007A are so different compare to these...it sounds like a 009 but with a dynamic bass better texture and less treble spikes. No matter why many does prefer these to the 009... if its not better than my 009 since its not as detail, the 007Mk1 is so close which I wont consider my 009 an full upgrade to the 007Mk1 but rather on the same level.
The 007Mk1 gives a different presentation to the 009 for sure and with Kelvin Gilmore`s design amp like the BHSE or carbon it defiantly have enough voltage to swing this beast to full potential...
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But when I plug it to my STAX SRM727A, its a day and night different where the 009 sounds still decent but the 007 sounds muddy and low volume …

I don’t like the cup design though, since it rotate too much and the cushions seal badly hard to get into the sweet spot, I just wonder is there anyway to stop these damn pads rotating when trying to lye down? and is very annoying when lying down breaks the seal and stax fart when the pillows hits the cups...this don't happen with the 009. Maybe I need some totl pillows lol

And i cant stop complaining the ear pad!!! how come a pair of msrp 200000yen headphone back in 1997 uses fake leather(or if its real bad quality leather) for its pads... since it get hot very easily, I might just order the real leather 007A pads in for Christmas.

You like the 007 mk.1s more than the 404Limited Editions? Wow, that was the opposite of my opinion on them. Different strokes for different folks. I'm not really a fan of any of the Omega series though.
 
Nov 26, 2020 at 11:07 AM Post #19,395 of 20,261

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I just found out my 007mk1 serial number being #SZ1-1233, but I see many mk1 post in headfi start with the number 7? Can anyone tell the year of manufacturing by looking at the serial number?

Earliest one are low 70XXX, comes with the carbon fibre box (Carbon bit is acutally sticker, I got Rick rollled).
Then late 7XXXX, came with non carbon fibre box. SZ1-1233 Mk1 came with black leather instead of brown. < I cloud be wrong on this one. Or maybe Japanese serial.
 
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