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  1. spritzer

    Stax SRM-T8000

    At its core, yes. They are running at much lower power with those tiny TO220 heatsinks and to be honest...pretty bad output transistors. KSC5502's with Cob of 20pf. Long gone are the days of 2.2pf... Stax also just fucks with the circuits for some reason. I once did a board for the 323S and just tweaked the circuit a little bit but with massive changes to the better.
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    Stax SRM-T8000

    The circuitry is similar (as with the D-50) but Stax always fucks with it in some way. The 717 was too warm for its own good and the 353X is a bit too bright for me. Easy to fix but outside the scope for most people.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    For me the issue is paying so much for 009's. I might get one and offload some of my other sets or just have a 009 anodized black...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Nope, normal ones.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    New Stax product for the 80th anniversary.... a black SR-009... https://stax.co.jp/products/sr-009bk/
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    That's a hardcore project. I'm helping a friend now removing all the tiles off the floor, redo most of the internal walls, going through all the electrical stuff and some more which intense enough...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Nothing is cheap in Iceland...nothing at all. It is one of those artificial materials, Dekton or something like that. Most of the cost is installation and cutting it all. I've been baking professionally since I was a child so not an interest, more what I was born into. I can't do it anymore though due to my bum knee so I've been focusing on other things more recently.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    It's mostly me pushing for this as it is the second to last piece of the house renovation. It's silly expensive though... the stone countertops are in the 10k$ range...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    All of the Stax speakers are insensitive (the F-81 was something like 73db) so you need a lot of voltage swing to drive them. I've never used those but I do have the kit here which uses the same drivers. Nope...I'm out. I haven't even gotten the Voce yet as I don't want to waste more money on something mediocre. Plus I'm spending wayyyyyyyyyy tooo much on having a new custom kitchen built.
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    Death By Carbs - Bread and Dough Making

    Very interesting indeed. I wonder how this relates to other parts of the world who might use different methods.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    With only a handful of exceptions (koss ESP, 6,7,9 and 10 mainly) the bias pins are tied together at the back of the amplifier socket so that wouldn't matter. I might have the ET1000 pinout somewhere but it's been years since I had one here. I'll have a look...
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    We should soooo sue them for using that name.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    The issue with the ESP950 though is the damping. The design is very much still stuck in the 80's so all the damping has to be removed for them to sound the way they should.
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    Balanced to unbalanced board

    That's a metric crapload of blue LED's...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    I will certainly post my impressions.