The Stax Thread III
Apr 17, 2021 at 10:41 AM Post #20,176 of 20,279

astromaddie

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Something has to be the load for the output tubes. In a T2 it is solid state cascoded current sources. In this amplifier the load is the transformers. Stax hooked up to the high side of the transformers (primary) speakers hooked up to the secondary.
I see. Do you have any other insights from how this looks? Would this be a step up from a CCS-modded T1S? I use a 007A, and I’m intrigued by this but my knowledge is far too limited to gather much by looking at the guts.
 
Apr 17, 2021 at 4:51 PM Post #20,180 of 20,279

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Anyone suspect Stax releasing a better flagship than the SRM-T8000? SRM-T8000 currently on sale rn. foreshadowing for the release of a first party stax amp that's actually not a ****ing scam?
I saw that the 009s and T8000 are on sale from the US site for open-box (like new) versions only. The actual “new” don’t appear to be discounted.
 
Apr 17, 2021 at 9:34 PM Post #20,181 of 20,279

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I just purchased a single owner mint SR-404 Limited Edition and am looking for recommendations of a Stax tube amplifier.
I currently own a L300LE/353XBK 80th anniversary - a perfect combination
and
009S/Mjolnir Carbon - another perfect combination.

What is the appropriate matching Stax tube amplifier for the 404LE?
 
Apr 17, 2021 at 10:21 PM Post #20,182 of 20,279

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i'd say best for you to try out for yourself given you have the amps on hand.

curious but how much was the SR-404LE? i've been looking around for one but prices vary quite a bit it seems (especially when they're bundled with or without the 353XBK)
 
Apr 18, 2021 at 12:22 PM Post #20,183 of 20,279

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009BK+SRM600+Chord Hugo 2. I was surprised to find that replacing the AudioQuest Sydney (silver plated) RCA-RCA interconnect with Kimber Kable Hero copper cable significantly changed the sound signature: high frequencies gained calmness and confidence, bass gained scale and depth. A clear 3D image emerged. I am amazed!

Now I'm waiting for the arrival of my new DAC - Norma DA1 on two R2R 1704 chips. I will share my impressions.
 

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