The Stax Thread III
Nov 25, 2023 at 1:54 AM Post #24,541 of 25,142
With the holidays approaching I usually end up with some extra cash and grab some A/V tech. I was wondering with condition and price being fairly equal (within $25 USD) which is a better unit the SRM-1 / MK-2 Pro-Pro or the SRM-006t and would either be a significant enough upgrade over a SRM 252 ?
Yes. Personally I would recommend the SRM-006T as I prefer the “tube sound” :wink:
 
Nov 25, 2023 at 1:56 AM Post #24,542 of 25,142
As I rotate through some of the Stax earspeakers in my little stash, time for the Sigma Pro, circa 1987, to have a run out. Tough to drive but thank goodness the Carbon has enough grunt for it. Nice way to start the weekend here in the Equator. :)

Hmm, funny as I did same with mine yesterday nite!! But here in Germany…
 
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Nov 25, 2023 at 4:29 AM Post #24,543 of 25,142
Srm-1 mk2 was a good amplifier. I prefere more sound of T1 but i have curiosity of ccs implementation on srm-1
 
Nov 25, 2023 at 4:37 AM Post #24,544 of 25,142
Srm-1 mk2 was a good amplifier. I prefere more sound of T1 but i have curiosity of ccs implementation on srm-1
Have a CCS mod done - then you'll know... :wink:
 
Nov 26, 2023 at 10:34 PM Post #24,545 of 25,142
Seasons Greetings everyone! During this period I am reminded that throughout the journey of discovering music and audio gear, what I treasure the most are the friends met along the way! Thank you @Kiats and @satthia for the goodies...(a HE90 wouldnt be a bad idea next year)!

Happy holidays!

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Nov 28, 2023 at 6:15 PM Post #24,547 of 25,142
greetings can someone please tell me if STAX SR-007A, is the better iteration of the 007 line and how it differs from 007 mk 2.5

@Chefguru probably has the most experience between all of the models of the 007. I think he shared a chart a while back or something that's also helpful.
 
Nov 28, 2023 at 6:33 PM Post #24,548 of 25,142
greetings can someone please tell me if STAX SR-007A, is the better iteration of the 007 line and how it differs from 007 mk 2.5

007a is just the Japanese color of mk2.

There is like 3 tiers of 007:
Best
007 mk1 70xxx & 71xxx (some are better than others but all within this tier)

Mid
007 mk1 sz1

Worst
007a / 007mk2

If you want to get real specific you could say there is some evidence to support the following but it’s not 100% proven:

1. 70xxx late - early 71xxx
2. Early 70xxx
3. Late 71xxx & prototype serial (pre-70xxx)
Big jump
4. Sz1
Big jump
5. Mk2.9 (hard to pinpoint)
6. Mk2.95 (hard to pinpoint)
7. Early mk2
8. Mk2.5
 
Nov 29, 2023 at 4:08 AM Post #24,549 of 25,142
007a is just the Japanese color of mk2.

There is like 3 tiers of 007:
Best
007 mk1 70xxx & 71xxx (some are better than others but all within this tier)

Mid
007 mk1 sz1

Worst
007a / 007mk2

If you want to get real specific you could say there is some evidence to support the following but it’s not 100% proven:

1. 70xxx late - early 71xxx
2. Early 70xxx
3. Late 71xxx & prototype serial (pre-70xxx)
Big jump
4. Sz1
Big jump
5. Mk2.9 (hard to pinpoint)
6. Mk2.95 (hard to pinpoint)
7. Early mk2
8. Mk2.5
i see good deals on ebay so is that version recommended

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3052026706...6tJ0sBiIBSF8P/mJp9AH7JH7ISzc|tkp:BFBMnq6z_4Jj
 
Nov 29, 2023 at 5:09 AM Post #24,550 of 25,142
Nov 29, 2023 at 11:49 AM Post #24,551 of 25,142
Nov 29, 2023 at 2:39 PM Post #24,553 of 25,142
i had mk 2.5 and miss it, so is the 007a worse than mk2.5, and in what way do they differ
007a is just the Japanese color of mk2.
 
Nov 29, 2023 at 3:18 PM Post #24,555 of 25,142

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