- Jul 13, 2015
I just bought this:
A mate has a powdercoating business so I might get him to repaint the cover.
The faceplate doesn't look too bad.
Fingers crossed the guy selling the headphones is genuine - although I used Pay-pal so if they don't turn up I'll get a refund, but then I'm left with an amp and nothing to plug into it.
I was looking at that the other day (I am in a perpetual state of watching ebay for Stax stuff.) Looks like you got a pretty good deal on it too assuming it has no problems other than the scratched paint. The front panel looks like its in good shape so a can of spray paint, or better yet powder coat, and you'll have a fine looking and sounding amp. Congrats!
If the headphones do fall through there are still many other fine Staxen to choose from. I highly recommend the original Normal Bias Lambda, they sound better to my ears than any of the X07 Lambdas that I've heard. Not as dynamic or punchy as the new stuff but they have a flatter frequency response and a lovely midrange (best I've heard from an E-stat). They are a little rolled off at either end of the spectrum but IMHO they can still thump pretty hard when they need to. Best part is you can usually find them for under $300.