The Stax Thread III
Dec 21, 2013 at 10:03 PM Post #1,186 of 20,259

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You haven't had a great cable unless its radioactive to the touch (i.e., burn)*. That is when you know your sound is directly equal to sonic bliss and the quite present sapphire aura surrounding your head as you're listening.
 
Nothing can come close to it, not even the legendary Orpheus.
 
 
 
 
*Of course my life expectancy is quite degraded, but who cares when you have this level of sonic bliss.
 
Dec 22, 2013 at 5:43 AM Post #1,188 of 20,259

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I have the Stax SR-507s and will get the Stax SRM-323 S.  I'm NEW at all this.  I have a late 2012 IMac 27 so will be using the "headphone out."
 
1.  Do I keep the unit on all the time or do I shut it off at the end of the day when I'm finished?
 
2.  Should I keep the volume low on my IMac when turning on the unit or would that not make a difference?
 
3.  Do I connect the RCA jacks to the left (white)  and right (red) input terminals?
 
4.  Can I keep the ear speakers continually plugged into the unit?
 
5.  If I have a damp head, can I be electrocuted when putting on the ear speakers connected to a live unit?
 
I plan on getting a DAC at a later time.
 
 
Please let me know if if would be more advantageous to post this in another section.
 
 
 
Any help would be APPRECIATED.
 
Dec 22, 2013 at 5:49 AM Post #1,189 of 20,259

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There's a thread dedicated to entry level Stax :)
 
Dec 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM Post #1,190 of 20,259

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results are in: Omega MkI are worth 2x a new 009, nearly 4x a new MkII (PriceJapan)
 
and SRM-T2 now go for US$15K - not too bad for an amp that ~"has some audible hum, but normal..."
 
Dec 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM Post #1,191 of 20,259

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  results are in: Omega MkI are worth 2x a new 009, nearly 4x a new MkII (PriceJapan)
 
and SRM-T2 now go for US$15K - not too bad for an amp that ~"has some audible hum, but normal..."


That seems totally nuts to me!
 
Dec 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM Post #1,192 of 20,259

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http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k172471947
 
I can't believe it went for so much! I was watching this auction since it first appeared. Wow 
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Dec 22, 2013 at 6:28 PM Post #1,195 of 20,259

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results are in: Omega MkI are worth 2x a new 009, nearly 4x a new MkII (PriceJapan)


Well, Omega period. There's not really a Mk2 or follow-up of the original Omega.

To be fair that one was also in superb condition, especially given the presence of the cardboard outer box and the likelihood that the replacement ear pads are supple like few units of this vintage. It also had one of the highest serial numbers I've seen yet.

But nonetheless given the results I might no longer feel too audacious to seek a straight trade for a MDR-R10.
 
Dec 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM Post #1,196 of 20,259

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Hey all,
Unfortunately the headband assembly of my SR207's broke.  The STAXUSA replacement part is $150 dollars, which seems a bit steep for me.  I was wondering if there is any demand for stax SR 207s basic system with amp on ebay or other sites if they were to be sold without the headband assembly?
 
Thanks.

 

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