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    Kaldas Research

    I see these over in the other place. $500 Stat, based on pro bias. New offering from India. It said in the thread Spritzer will be getting a set. True, lies, or Trumpism?
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    Kaldas Research

    I'm ready for an honest test and complete disassembling of them. Some small part of me hopes that a new headphone that doesn't cost $2000 can sound decent. But, reality is a bitch.
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    Kaldas Research

    Outstanding!
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Any bets on how long it takes for that video to show up in the internet?
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    Refurbing a Stax SRM-1/Mk-2

    I assume you've received this and have had a chance to listen?
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    Refurbing a Stax SRM-1/Mk-2

    How's your soldering skills? You might want to grab some junk circuit board to practice on. Other than that, the recap job is pretty simple.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Drop $1200 and you can have an official stax mafia product! https://mjolnir-audio.com/products/
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    $400-500 US is pretty typical of late for a SRM1 MKII. Getting back to the hum issue, have you tried borrowing a different source? Those old multidisc cd players are getting up there in age.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    The network of stax dealers in the U.S. collapsed. The distributor (Yama's) was always a PITA. There's a couple of online dealer's, but most of the brick and mortar dealers bailed. They really need to make an effort to get this going again. The Dallas dealer always was well stocked and had demo headphones out all the time. They currently have one of the best headphone demo areas I've seen in the US. They have Senns, Grados, PSBs, and others out with a decent amp and source. It sold quite a few Stax systems there and I'm sure they could again .You'd think the new management would be all about making this happen.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    I think a mental health check is in order. Licking the doorbell is a bit over the top by anyone's standards. Next up, fondling garbage?
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    The guy looks like he's about to knock-off a liquor store.
  12. If you can find a millett minimax for sale, that would be a good bang for the buck.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Am I to assume that Yama's is out of the Stax business? Not that they did much when they were.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    The source seems to be in Japan, so there's some mom and pop corner retailer that had them sitting on the shelf. Modern distribution is not the norm in Japan. They seem to be stuck in the 1950's.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    two pairs for sale, no measurements. They did carry on at length that they were original and not knock offs. Just peeled up one side of the pad. They look to be correct. The lips fold under and adhere to the headphone, forming a pocket for the foam? Mine is long gone, but that looks to be its purpose. This is the 1st sets of sr80 new pads I've ever seen. I guess I should drop the $40. This ain't happening again anytime soon.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    I saw a pair of sr-80 square earpads for sale. Supposed to be new. I'll have to look when I get home, but doesn't the sr-80 pads sticky tape on? These appear to mount differently? I haven't pulled mine out for a while.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    I've got two black cats. And one of them is truly evil. So Halloween is covered at my house.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Stories of drunken sailors and Marines? I'm shocked I tell you! USMC 1976-1980 Marine Air Wing. I got out with my liver intact.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Looks like this guy hacked pro bias. And it isn't cheap, either
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Play loud jazz and follow the rats back to their source???
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    More stupid over at EBay
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    Speaker Porn

    Audio note speakers are different. I've listened to them a lot and owned the Snell E models they were based upon years ago. Sometimes I wish I'd just kept them.
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    Denafrips DACs

    Flavor Of The Month. You see a lot of that over at that "other" headphone site. Something is the hot new thing that everybody wants. A month later, nobody cares. Time for a Head-case dictionary?
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    By the time a lot of us got to the point of owning Stax, there was a lot less hair to deal with. Other than maybe ear hair?
  25. Because this is head-case.
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