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  1. Hugo

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    Santa came much earlier this year!!! Thank you so much, Kerr.. I mean, Santa! 😉
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    I believe nobody has ever bid, so it gets announced again.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Speaking of which, the first Omegas ever (supposedly serial #1) are now for sale: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g324619523
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    When I visited their factory last year, they told me about their attempts to recreate the old Omega's sonic qualities and how difficult it is. Hopefully we will see positive results of their efforts in the near future.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    From their (Stax) own perception. Mr. Sasaki said that they wanted to fix some problems of the 009, and then said something like “not exactly problems, but we wanted to improve it”. In several announcements they wrote that they wanted to do things they had left behind (pending issues) when the 009 was released. Maybe Stax is suffering from upgraditis.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Even though I'm not exactly familiar with the 007, I'd say yes. And yes for the second question too - I think it has actually improved in resolution. I thought the same about the BHSE pairing.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    I have compared the 009 and 009S running from the same amp (T8000) today. The room was somewhat quiet, but I had only two source options: my iPhone (connected through Apple's lightning adapter directly to the T8000) or their CD player with their own music. Even though the listening conditions weren't ideal, I could make a rough comparison. The 009S had a more evident bass, a fuller body and overall sounded more natural IMO. The treble on the 009 (at least out of the T8000) is a little bit annoying for me, and the 009S had this fixed (phew!). I thought it was a bit more resolving too. I talked with Mr. Sasaki (former Stax Director and Sales Manager) who also hosted me when I visited their factory last year. He has been working there for decades now, and unfortunately has retired last month. He is a very nice and knowledgeable guy. He said that the 009S started being developed 3-4 years ago. For its voicing, he said they used the 006t and 727A initially, and then the T8000 when it was released. I asked about discontinuing the old 009 and he said that for now they will keep both, but depending on the sales, the 009 may fade out or get discontinued. I also asked if the 009S is meant to be just a different flavor from the 009, or a higher level product. He said that "S" stands for "Special" and that the 009S has been developed to improve on the 009 imperfections. This hobby is weird and some may prefer the older version, but I know which one I'm buying when my T2 arrives. On another note, I told him about the DIY buildings of the T2 and showed some pictures of the ones made by Kerry. He was very happy and proud to know about it, and even happier and "grateful"- his words - to know that it bests every other stat amp out there.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    They are really small. I’ve visited their factory last year. It’s tiny. And they said that only 2 of their employees have the experience and skills to handle SR-009 drivers.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Could anyone clarify why the new sennheiser thing's connector has 8 pins?
  10. Hugo

    Rio de Janeiro mini meet 09/06

    lol that's funny! I do associate the members with their gears too I'm the guy on the dark blue t-shirt, standing and taking pics with a cell phone in one of the last photos.
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    Rio de Janeiro mini meet 09/06

    Thanks for opening this thread, Leo! Good job! I couldn't even dream of a meet like this in Brazil a few years ago. Audiophiles over here have got deeper and deeper into the headphone world and our hobby has expanded like it never did before. It's a great pleasure for me to watch all of this happening. Moreover, I'm really happy to meet the friends - and I mean REAL friends - who I can share my passion to headphones with. I hope this has been the first of MANY great meets to come. We will certainly have better and better gear and experience to share!
  12. Hugo

    What does WTF mean in this case

    Want To Fuck?
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    HD800? Another rumor?

    Where do you know Utada from??
  14. Hugo

    HD800? Another rumor?

    lol you guys are hilarious
  15. Warranty: the Supra comes with a 7 year warranty covering parts and labor.