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    Speaker Porn

    Close up of the midrange driver of my speakers.
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    My GMT which I bought new in Jan 1990
  3. Thanks, runs as sweet as the day it was purchased.
  4. My SME 20/2A which I purchased new in Jan 2002, got around 3000 L.P.'s and still climbing
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    Dyson Zones

    Tim Vine is my cup of tea so dad jokes rock. Who is Tice?
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    Dyson Zones

    But do they suck the life out of the music?
  7. Appearance wise to my eyes they look quite ugly.
  8. Would wearing spectacles be classed as having a bad seal?
  9. She just thought her ears were burning because someone was talking about her.
  10. Any one tried these out yet?
  11. I have had the PA 3000HV amp and CD/SACD /DAC PDP3000HV for a few years now, build quality is top notch.
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    The Abyss

    Wink That was a problem for me, They are difficult to adjust,at least the pair I tried on at the dealers, the dealer slipped with a screwdriver trying to turn the screwhead located on top of the bar and they were uncomortable on top of my head(shaved) from the off. They sounded to have a tilt towards the bass to me, so I guess the Stax and Abyss are chalk and cheese, you either like one or the other. Have you heard the hd800, were they bright for you as well? Maybe I should get a wig
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    The Abyss

    The Abyss build quality just does not say 5k cans to me. I personally would go hd800 based on sound/build quality even if the Abyss price was the same tbh. I didn't dislike the LCD 2& 3 but I found them very uncomfortable after about 30-45 mins which ruled them out. It was the same more or less with the hifiman HE6 cans. DefQon , For me I thought there was a bit too much bass, among other things, with the Abyss , but then some people think the STAX are bass light.
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    The Abyss

    I heard the Abyss at Whittlebury hall November ish 2013 with no idea of the price, and when they told me I was stunned that anyone would think about paying anywhere near that much for them,as they seemed poorly made, the fit was awkward and the guy had problems adjusting the headband screw., .. The Stax SR009 however..... the seed was planted, and after a further longer listen at a dealers to both the SR 009,which I now have bought ,Abyss, just to confirm with my ears what I thought the first time, as by now there were some reviews saying how good they were(the king has no clothes) I was still not impressed. The senn hd800 were the only other pair that impressed me(well worth the money) and to be honest if I could not have afforded the 009's I would have purchased them.
  15. Until their sales start dropping off maybe.
  16. Hi Dave I like the sound of the 717 but will be upgrading as soon as I can afford it, just had a look at spritzers web page, I had to look away as it all looks too tempting.
  17. Hi All My 1st post on the forum having just bought the 009's . I bought the SRM 717 from Astrostar59 . I borrowed the Woo to try out for a half day whilst I waited for the 717 to arrive, yes I could not wait one whole day to listen to my new 009's . I only had both for about an hour so did not really have a lot of time to compare the two, as soon as the 717 turned up I took the borrowed woo back to the dealer.. Sounds like it was just as well from what you say spritzer, looks like you saved me problems/cash further down the road. Do Woo know that this is a problem or is it a case of "putting their heads in the sand"? Once my bank balance has recovered I will be looking to get a better stat amp. My first pair of Stax were a pair of Sigma's with an srd7 back in 1979 which I sold when I went to active speakers for a while..So quite a gap between purchases..
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