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  1. Kattefjaes

    Happy Birthday Spritzer

    Happy birthday Birgir, may your shadow never grow less! My little amp sends regards 😎 (Yeah, I know, what has two thumbs and needs to dust more often?)
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Surely the little wooden stand and headphone condom are part of the masonic garb, without which you're not really a member of Stax Club? I'm pretty sure that if you have those, even the headphones are optional.
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    2SA1968 substitution

    I particularly like the Stratus with the strategically taped-over name. Legit as fuck.
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    @mikeymad - that's seriously.. tasteful. Sounds like a Tarantino soundtrack waiting to happen. It's really interesting how the band members try not to step on each others' toes, impressive intra-band civility. I don't know what I feel about it, but I couldn't stop listening, anyway.
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    SRL300 Limited

    Thanks for checking, I may well have to try that, then @Rossliew - I am really happy with the Octave 2, actually. It's an obvious upgrade from an SRM-313, at least. It's clean, linear and commits no major sins- no obvious rolloff, no smoothing of details, no unusually harsh treble. It really does sound like it has a much firmer grip on the drivers and brooks no argument- never sounds like it's struggling. Obviously, build quality is excellent. I drive it balanced from a Gungir multibit normally, but it worked nicely with an SE DAC and some adapters too as needed. If you are looking to drive Lambdas and don't want to spend a fortune, it's a nice option. I'm not sure I would try to drive SR-007 or upwards from it though. I'm sure it'd work, but cans like that deserve a slightly more elaborate amp. I'd describe it as a modestly-priced amp that outperforms its price and size by a decent margin. Very pleasant listening- a touch warm, lots of detail, nothing harsh or unpleasant and tonality is satisfyingly sane. I'm quite happy with my chain, not TOTL anything, but remarkable bang-for-buck. You could pay a lot more and get a lot less.
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    SRL300 Limited

    Oh, that'd be great, thanks. I suspected you'd have all the bits available. The clamp is my only real objection right now- though I am sure I could learn to live with it if necessary. Otherwise, it all sounds surprisingly decent. I'm going GEN5 Gungir Multibit->Octave 2->L300LE at the moment, which seems to be a combo that punches well above its weight. Not TOTL anything, but surprisingly capable together- all solid components. The 300LE sound a tad midbassy, but that's forgiveable for a habitual HD650 user.
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    SRL300 Limited

    That's useful to know. https://www.electromod.co.uk/stax/headband/complete-headband-l500-and700/ ..says "The L300 is slightly different and will ONLY fit the L300", but what about the other way around? Do you have an L700 headband handy- and if so, any chance of checking if it fits the 300? (unless you know offhand)
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    SRL300 Limited

    The main thing that I noticed about the SRM L-300 Limited is that they have a lethal clamp. I'm guessing that this is the same as the standard L300- quite narrow. The cups press quite hard against the sides of my head. @spritzer - you're also "cranially well-endowed" as I recall too and probably notice these things. Do you know if the L700 headband is any better? I'm wondering if there's any mileage in swapping the headband if so.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Ah, thanks Jim. For some reason, I didn't even bother searching. I'm blaming the fact that it's late. Seawolf, it's not really a review- it's a Lego site- one that tends to conclude that "everything is awesome" in return for free stuff. There are loads of them out there, it's a minefield.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    So, what the hell is the "VE Enterprise E Lite" in this... peerless "review"? https://headfonics.com/2018/05/mrspeakers-voce-review/ Has he really been running SR-007mk2 from an Aliexpress special?
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Back atcha with an album title- "No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut":
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Thanks, Dusty-san, listening links are always nice for the hard of being arsed. I think I know someone who will love that album, so passing on the link. Meanwhile: