The Stax Thread III
Sep 14, 2014 at 5:08 PM Post #3,286 of 25,815
FYI... a new SR-009 is US$3259 delivered to US on Price Japan's current website.

 
Great price. That makes me think there should be a second hand SR-009 in Japan for roughly 2500. 
How do the second hand market in Japan look for these items? Any interesting forums? Do you have to know someone in Japan to make it happen? 
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Sep 14, 2014 at 5:25 PM Post #3,287 of 25,815
What's the cheapest you guys have seen a used SR-009 sell for? (Japan and Korea included)
I'm having a big itch. 


There was one for $2600 a few weeks ago. Other than that mostly $3100 or higher
 
Sep 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM Post #3,289 of 25,815
Where was that $2600?

It was here on the FS forum. They sold very quickly. I asked some questions about them like an hour after they were posted and the seller responded they were sold. He said he picked them up off audiogon originally.
 
Sep 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM Post #3,290 of 25,815
Damn, an electrostatic circlotron? I mentioned it as a joke some months back, didn't think it would become a real thing
 
Sep 15, 2014 at 1:53 PM Post #3,292 of 25,815
And, if you need your warranty you will have to ship back to Japan. I've read some SR-009s still develop a channel imbalance (correct me if I'm wrong), so having warranty locally could be something you'd want to pay extra for.
 
Sep 15, 2014 at 2:13 PM Post #3,293 of 25,815
Some say that 009 have imbalance issues, maybe coming from the same few people, but nonetheless it worries me some,
That I'm considering getting some 007 for backup.

Are there some stax experts the can confirm that 007 is more reliable and doesn't suffer the same issues as 009 ???
 
Sep 15, 2014 at 6:04 PM Post #3,294 of 25,815
When listening to the SR009, if you shake your head do you listen to noise? My SR009 does an unpleasant noise if I tilt my head... maybe the cable pushed against my shoulders... is this normal?
 
Sep 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM Post #3,295 of 25,815
Maybe a FAQ is in order.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/439657/headamp-blue-hawaii-special-edition/5970_30#post_10883235
 
Sep 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM Post #3,298 of 25,815
When listening to the SR009, if you shake your head do you listen to noise? My SR009 does an unpleasant noise if I tilt my head... maybe the cable pushed against my shoulders... is this normal?
The Stax fart?
 
Sep 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM Post #3,299 of 25,815
  Is a KGSS/KGSSHV considered a big upgrade over a Woo Wee/Beta 22 combo that I am using now? I kinda maybe wanna build more amplifiers. I'm not doing tubes, at least not yet.

Yes! The Woo WEE is fine as a short term stop gap, but hardly a "long term" solution IMO.
 
Sep 16, 2014 at 10:28 PM Post #3,300 of 25,815
  Yes! The Woo WEE is fine as a short term stop gap, but hardly a "long term" solution IMO.


I have a wee now.  Its good with lambda's, but the 007 mk1's sound a bit harsh up top and don't punch as tight down low as the kgss did.
 

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