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  2. MASantos

    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    Guys, a question for those who used AMB's o78/79 regulators. Do I need to isolate the PCB from the heatsinks?
  3. Today
  4. jose

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I haven´t modified it yet. I like the sound and that's why I have not been in any hurry to cover the port. Possibly I'm missing something, yes ... but I think amplification is more critical.
  5. Dusty Chalk

    Deals

    Criterion sale is back at Barnes and Nobles.
  6. Dusty Chalk

    The analog thread.

    Your poltergeist laughs at being called an Eldritch god, but then she hasn’t read much H.P. Lovecraft.
  7. That’s a real band, by the way. ‘T’s’why I posted it here and not in slow forum. I hadn’t seen this before:
  8. Emooze

    The analog thread.

    A while back my PS-X7 stopped maintaining platter speed and resulted in a really weird Beck album before I caught it. I put it to the side to troubleshoot for a bit. Now it maintains speed just fine and I live in fear of the Eldritch god of chaos that now lives in my turntable. They prefer Wilco over Beck. Sounds good though.
  9. Grahame

    What are you EATING right now?

    Beef Short Rib and polenta Pescatore pasta Affogato Cappuccino
  10. Yesterday
  11. blenheim

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Thank you for the reassurance. I think I have come to the same conclusion. Are you happy with the SZ3 that you boiught and have you done any mods to it?
  12. Well, it took a while, but this thread delivered. Surely, there's also a risk of totalling the amp if you get a brownout or a power cut, if you're driving it from a PSU with deeper reserves, too?
  13. jose

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Everything related to the Stax dating system seems crazy to me.
  14. Blueman2

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Not sure if there are any real differences between SZ2 and SZ3. Both are still being sold by Stax. Perhaps region differences? My SZ2 which are about a year old have the silver Japan version color scheme.
  15. jose

    The Headcase Stax thread

    The doubts about 007 are a classic. After thinking about it a lot, having many doubts and talking it over and over again (thanks Antonio) I decided to buy an SZ3 because it seems that it sounds "similar" to the original and on the other hand, I did not like to buy an earphone with many years and that probably has had several owners.
  16. Mach3

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Stax has made it ultra confusing with the SR-007. From my knowledge there is 4 version. 7xxxx (Earlier one comes with carbon box, later serial number comes with the standard box), SZ1-xxxx (Slight driver changes not sure what's the changes), SZ2-xxxx and the SZ3-xxxx. Can anyone firm what the changes are between each revision. Also anyone has owned all 4 to evaluate the sound difference?
  17. Dusty Chalk

    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Check out @WhySharksMatter’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WhySharksMatter/status/1072908524286435328?s=09
  18. Grahame

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Saw lighted boats at the San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade
  19. HiWire

    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Trentemøller – The Last Resort A bit dancier than I was expecting (the album cover made me think "ambient") but an enjoyable listen.
  20. blenheim

    The Headcase Stax thread

    No, I am in Vancouver, Canada. The price here with the discount converts to about $2,000 US. I am not sure how that compares to current pricing in the US, probably not favourably as the CAD$ is pretty bad at the moment.
  21. Last week
  22. dcpoor

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Are you in the Los Angeles area? I'm curious which dealer has them on sale and what the price is. :)
  23. blenheim

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Thank you for your reply. I guess regarding the sound quality of the different 007 versions it will lastly depend on personal opinion and take some time to figure out how the really work out for me. I think I will make the purchase of the new mk2 as it might be difficult to find a mk1 used in great condition anyway and there is always some risk involved in buying used. I also like the idea of supporting the local dealer. Which model are you currently using? Good point regarding the port mod. I guess I am looking for an excuse to play around with the 3D printer :).
  24. Knuckledragger

    The official Head Case broadcast thread

    Also, that unknown track from the Cup of Tea comp? My suspicions were correct. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Cup-Of-Tea-Records-Another-Compilation/release/241643 https://www.discogs.com/composition/7d792022-649a-4a7f-8dbe-17abe8a30060-Socrates-Dream
  25. JimL

    The Headcase Stax thread

    1. Opinions vary but to me the SR-007 Mk1 is a bit soft, the SR-007 Mk2 with port mod is close to neutral and the SR-009 is on the bright side. 3. The advantage of Blu-Tank over a fitted piece of plastic is that the Blu-Tak can mold to any small irregularities and form an air-tight seal, whereas there may be some small gaps with a printed plastic piece. As the whole idea of the port mod is to seal off the port completely, Blu-Tak should do a better job.
  26. Dusty Chalk

    What are you EATING right now?

    Shepherd’s pie again
  27. n_maher

    HC Motorcycle Gang

    ^^^ I like the black a lot better than the silverish/chrome picture you previously posted. If they made one in Lucifer Orange it'd be a no-brainer.
  28. Knuckledragger

    The official Head Case broadcast thread

    Wow. So last night my friend Ricardo showed up in mixlr chat. I haven't heard from him in like 5 years. He was the studio tech on my Saturnine mix. I mentioned in mixlr chat that earlier this week I got inspired to work on a followup mix. I actually had an idea many years ago called "Dissociative" but I shelved it. I make no promises, but I'm going to blow the dust off my notes for that project and see about rebuilding it from the ground up. Don't exactly "stay tuned" but tune in next Friday for the usual.
  29. blenheim

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I am new to this site and I have been reading this thread on and off. I have been using a Lambda Pro and SRM 1 Mk2 since I bought the set in 1986 and I started using the setup more and more again in recent years after a longer hiatus. However, the Lambda Pro was always on the bright side for my taste and I currently use DSP EQ to bring the treble down slightly and the bass up a little. I decided to upgrade a while ago and have been researching for about a year on how to go about it. Last April I went to CanJam LA and listened to the 009 and BHSE combo for about an hour. The conditions at the show where ok, but not great for evaluation. In any case I found that the set sounded quite good, certainly better that my Lambda Pro, but still on the bright side of perfect and therefore for me not worth spending 10k on. My local Stax dealer here has a sale and I listened to an Sr-007 Mk2 (SZ3...) in the shop for about an hour. I quite like the sound and found that it got me really emotionally involved in the music without annoying me. However, I am also wondering whether it would be better to look for a used good condition Mk1 unit instead? I am about to pull the trigger on the new Mk2 (dicount ends next Saturday). Before I do maybe Spritzer or others could chime in on the following questions: 1. I gathered from the thread that the SR-007 Mk1 should have the most neutral sound character and least coloration. However the statement above from Spritzer suggests that the newest units are the best which I think are the SZ3 ... serial numbers? Is it reasonable to expect that a new Mk2 unit (SZ3...) with the port mod would achive a similar or same sound quality as a Mk1 unit? 2. I would be using the SR-007 with my SRM1 Mk2 for awhile before upgrading the amp. Before the purchase of teh SR-007 I will bring my amp to the dealer to see how they work together. For an amp upgrade I am contemplating BHSE or KGSSHV Carbon. Since I won't have a chance to hear at tleast the carbon beforemaking the decision I am wondering about how they would differ from each other with an Sr-007? 3. Regarding the port mod on the Sr-007. I was wondering if it would make sense to produce a fitted piece of plastic to plug the port by 3D printing it, for a cleaner solution compared to the bluetac. I haven't seen the diassembled headphone in detail to determine that. However, if it makes sense I think I would have the ability to model such a piece and I have a 3D printer in the office to produce it.
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