The Stax Thread III
Oct 10, 2015 at 12:25 PM Post #6,376 of 25,410
  Say what you will, but the product listing on that site is very ambiguous. They've just highlighted the prices, but I can't tell which price is for which product.
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Anyway, where can I get wooden headphone stands and a cover for an SR-009? I've seen their official site but they have it listed for $200. Can I get the same thing for less from some other site?

Thank you.


You can try ebay..
 
Oct 10, 2015 at 12:38 PM Post #6,378 of 25,410
ahna-- get the KGSS-HV mini. It sounds really great with the 009. This amp + 009 is a truly great system and a real bargain for it's combination of musicality, resolution, natural sound, and lack of fatigue. A forever system IMO. I *hate* brightness or screaming upper mids/vocals and this system pass this test with flying colors. (The Stax amp did not pass this test.)
 
Oct 10, 2015 at 2:35 PM Post #6,380 of 25,410
Stax SR-L700 now on presale at PJ. Shipping October 23rd.

 
Well that's a tad discouraging.   PJ lists the 507 at $568, so the U.S. price is about 40% more.  
 
If we add 40% to the $1207 they're asking for the SR-L700 that puts it at about $1700.    A tad more than I was hoping but what the heck.  
 
Stax USA told me updates to their webpage were coming in a week so maybe we'll know soon.  
 
I'm looking at either the 700's or a pair of Ether C's.   
 
Oct 10, 2015 at 2:39 PM Post #6,381 of 25,410
  Say what you will, but the product listing on that site is very ambiguous. They've just highlighted the prices, but I can't tell which price is for which product.
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Anyway, where can I get wooden headphone stands and a cover for an SR-009? I've seen their official site but they have it listed for $200. Can I get the same thing for less from some other site?

Thank you.

 
The photos are shown, then the corresponding description for that product is listed below each set of photos.
 
The HPS-2 and CPC-1 are available from PriceJapan.com for lower prices than from STAXUSA.com, but you have to order them as add-ons at the time of purchasing other STAX items. From what I understand, you already purchased the SR-009 and SRM-323S from them. Perhaps you could email them and say that you would like to add those items to your order, if it's not too late.
 
Also, STAXUSA.com is the site of their American distributor, Yama's Enterprises. STAX.co.jp is the official STAX website.
 
But where is this $200 price you're getting?
 
https://www.staxusa.com/accessory/stax-hps-2.html
https://www.staxusa.com/accessory/stax-cpc-1.html
 
They're $145 altogether from those links.
 
Stax SR-L700 now on presale at PJ. Shipping October 23rd.

 
Not much higher than I was anticipating.
 
  Well that's a tad discouraging.   PJ lists the 507 at $568, so the U.S. price is about 40% more.  
 
If we add 40% to the $1207 they're asking for the SR-L700 that puts it at about $1700.    A tad more than I was hoping but what the heck.  
 
Stax USA told me updates to their webpage were coming in a week so maybe we'll know soon.  
 
I'm looking at either the 700's or a pair of Ether C's.   

 
The savings isn't the same for each product. For example, one day, awhile ago, I compared the savings for all the products.
 
SRM-007tII (as SRM-007tA): 2150 - 1183 = 967 = 44.97% off
SRS-2170: 790 - 452 = 338 = 42.78% off
SRM-006tS: 1325 - 783 = 542 = 40.9% off
SRM-323S: 875 - 528 = 347 = 39.67% off
SR-009: 4450 - 2717 = 1733 = 38.94% off
SR-507: 925 - 576 = 349 = 37.73% off
SRS-4170: 1775 - 1117 = 658 = 37.07% off
SRS-3170: 1250 - 791 = 459 = 36.72% off
SRS-005SMK2: 725 - 473 = 252 = 34.76% off
SR-003MK2: 350 - 245 = 105 = 30% off
SR-407: 520 - 381 = 139 = 26.73% off
SRS-002: 565 - 416 = 149 = 26.37% off
SR-307: 425 - 322 = 103 = 24.24% off
 
The prices fluctuate due to currency exchange rates.
 
You'll have to wait until the product is live on STAXUSA.com to know the US price. But why not just import from Japan?
 
Oct 10, 2015 at 3:01 PM Post #6,382 of 25,410
Don't expect the L700 to sound like "a mix between the 009 and Lambdas" just because it looks that way.  It'll still sound very much like a Lambda because the driver shape is the same, the enclosure is basically the same, and the pads are basically the same.  The stator bracing will help a bit in reducing distortion and improving imaging precision.  Personally, I'm not too excited about the new products.
 
Oct 10, 2015 at 3:13 PM Post #6,384 of 25,410
Way I see things :
- SR-207 hold still
- SR-L500 replace SR-507, 307 and 407 flushed away
 
SR-L700 are by far the most expensive Lambdas of all time, and pricing dangerously next to SR-007A/mk2. Not sure it's very wise from Stax since Lambda enclosure is still there and has its flaws.

Ali
 
Oct 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM Post #6,386 of 25,410
  Don't expect the L700 to sound like "a mix between the 009 and Lambdas" just because it looks that way.  It'll still sound very much like a Lambda because the driver shape is the same, the enclosure is basically the same, and the pads are basically the same.  The stator bracing will help a bit in reducing distortion and improving imaging precision.  Personally, I'm not too excited about the new products.

 

 
Oct 10, 2015 at 4:22 PM Post #6,387 of 25,410


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Oct 10, 2015 at 5:52 PM Post #6,390 of 25,410
The HPS-2 and CPC-1 are available from PriceJapan.com for lower prices than from STAXUSA.com, but you have to order them as add-ons at the time of purchasing other STAX items. From what I understand, you already purchased the SR-009 and SRM-323S from them. Perhaps you could email them and say that you would like to add those items to your order, if it's not too late.


In my experience, one can order the wood stand and plastic cover separately from an Earspeaker order.

Simply request a quote from Kaneda-san at PJ. That's what I did and it was around $100 delivered. Please note, that was a while ago, and the dollar to yen ratio has changed quite a bit.
 

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