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  1. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ifi-audio-pro-iesl-the-official-thread.852364/page-7#post-14413330 Ahhh nice of ifi to question my knowledge of electronics. I always feel nice when somebody does that while not addressing any of my major concerns. I guess I have to buy one of these and rip it apart. In other news, I don't like the direction Stax is taking with the made-in-china amps. They have stopped using Japanese caps and instead are using these gems in the D-50: https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=58678 Might just be my new favorite forum... So we will go from Stax amps needing nothing for 20-30 years to perhaps a 5 year life before the caps give out? That's not really a move forward in my book...
  2. spritzer

    The analog thread.

    ...and phono preamp.
  3. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Yup, they even have black 007A's now.
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    Listening Chairs

    Can't go wrong with Poang. I had one for 20 years and now it is at my inlaws... I see the rug is also Ikea.
  5. spritzer

    CCS mod for 006t (t1 Variant )

    Ok, few issues. Never, ever, never use mica insulators at these voltage levels. Only use the ceramic insulators and better yet, PEEK screws. Also the board shouldn't be attached like that. The whole idea was to move the output wires to the bottom of the board and attach the CCS on the PCB. The power dissipation of the heatsinks is very compromised when angled like that
  6. spritzer

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    The first ever amp was the silver one Kevin has and it looks just like the other ones.
  7. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I've fixed two sets of 009' this way and no issues again. On top of this the dozens and dozens of other units where the owners have reached out to me for help. It has also worked on 007's for other people so worth a shot.
  8. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I wouldn't touch the wires to be honest. It is most likely the new film acting up so the same cure as with the 009's... hit them with a bit of force and see if the imbalance goes away.
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    KEF Egg

    Is that Edifier passive?
  10. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Very interesting and clearly prototypes or something like that. Stax always photo etch the stators so this is normal but the strengthening bars on top are interesting.
  11. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Never seen anything like that....
  12. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I have plenty of the 5 pin plugs but no 6 pins.
  13. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    That is very plausible but does make one wonder about the QC...
  14. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    The drivers are assembled there but all the testing etc. after that is just done out in the open. Talk to Justin as this happened to another set which he also sold. Not sure what is going on with that... The serial number on the 009S is underneath the left arc so no sticker there?
  15. spritzer

    The Headcase Stax thread

    What is worse though is the damage suffered to the drivers while they were installing them. Visible finger marks in the dust covers... yeah not good.
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