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  1. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Yup, the 507's are the biggest turd Stax have ever made. I don't think there is any other set which has just been truly bad like that. I'd take the 207's over them any day let alone the 307/407 which were the best from that generation.
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    Amplifier porn

    Pure quality right there. Who needs full frequency response anyway...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    The SRM-353X certainly superior to the SRM-1 Mk2 but it all comes down to value. The cost in parts of refurbishing the SRM-1 Mk2 is far lower and the difference between the two isn't all that big. I personally prefer the direct drive amps and with a transformer the cost is really high too due to the stepped attenuator.
  4. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    A refurbished SRM-1 Mk2 does stand well up against the transformers. For me it is a toss up between the detail and accuracy of the amp vs. the raw power and voltage swing of the transformers.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    A perfect transformer doesn't exist and they usually have a lot of capacitance which adds to the load and thus...loss. Bunch of other issues as well but for a budget setup, transformers work well and are easier than ever to use with all the excellent chip amps out there. Well not the Wee...all the ones I've seen have a shared negative which will blow up the amps...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    It's the EIZZ 24 step attenuator.
  7. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-stax-thread-iii.677809/page-1198#post-15108864 Ok, it's not often we see this level of shit... but holy fuck on a stick. So this is claimed to be an "improved Carbon" but the only improvement I can see is an added chance to burn your house down or give you a nasty shock. Seriously, this is apex level shit and how anybody would ship something like this out...is just beyond me. Also, gotta love "thinker" who consistently shows any possibility to do just that....
  8. spritzer

    Stax ELS-F81 thinking of side-grading

    I've only talked to him once but he seemed like the nicest guy. Makes sense to do both panels at the same time. Might also be time for the bias supplies too.
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    Stax ELS-F81 thinking of side-grading

    I doubt anybody has a spare panel for these but Kent is at Electrostatic Solutions
  10. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    The price of these has shot up recently so this will probably just get worse... As for the T8000, just get a 727 instead.
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    The balance and offset adjustments are the same as the for the Stax SRM-T1 so all the same applies. The pots are marked on the PCB so its easy to spot which is which.
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    On the ones I build that is not possible. Those dual split shaft pots are impossible to get outside of ordering thousands of them at a time.
  13. spritzer

    Kaldas Research

    Great write-up but one note, that is a regular KGSSHV and not a Carbon.
  14. spritzer

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    I like that one a lot!!
  15. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Let's just say I have a personal museum...