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  1. As a good parent, I believe you can’t sleep well at night until you build him a linear power supply unit to power the unit.
  2. Dr. Gilmore should add another plaque next to the original one to commemorate this special edition of collaboration masterpiece.
  3. What kind of application the military use the silver wires in?
  4. Just wonder, what do you think about the build quality of the casing in this unit? Not exactly related to this unit, but it seems that the builder is going Mikhail after this Megatron scandal surfaced. I sent my down payment for a CFA amp right before the issue about this amp appeared in this thread. Mainly I am interested in the casing of his amplifiers. They look good for DIY units. I got a feeling that it’s not going to end well, but back then Thuan still communicates regularly so I got some hope. Until last month when he stopped giving updates and answering email.. Well.
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    Thank you for the heads up..
  6. What volume pot does it use?
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    Kaldas Research

    and some pictures please..
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    Kaldas Research

    Great.. Can we have more pictures of that special edition packaging?
  9. Some more questions, from the pictures look like there are sleeves on the input stage tubes. Are they for cooling purpose? Is the original T2 use any exotic capacitors?
  10. I see. It's very interesting though, because among all people I think you will be the one who has a soft spot for a historical piece such this, keep one or two around and do something interesting with it.
  11. Beautiful.. What happen with this amp on a daily basis? Is it still work? Is it true that on the back of the amp unit, there is a plate with the owner's name? Any plan to stuff a Carbon into this shell for its 30th anniversary?
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    KEF Egg

    it should have an electrostatic driver by the time they get to S4000 Pro..
  13. Reviving an old thread, but I think for archiving purpose it would be great if the outdated pictures links on this thread are updated with the current ones.
  14. I always think that every company that work on a niche market would benefit from a halo product. Something that pushes the boundary. Something that most of its fans could only aspire to have someday. Well, at least they still haven't use the SRM-T3 name yet..
  15. I guess if Mr Katz likes it then it couldn't be wrong.. ☺️
  16. Interesting, I thought it would be the other way around where big players got the preferential treatment from parts manufacturers. Plus the economic of scale where they could produce at lower cost than DIY builders. Maybe it will be offset later for dealers margin but still they should be able to produce something with the same performance level. And while Birgir is here, hypothetically if one day Stax oyabuns have a change of heart and decides to put out true performance product, and they decide that the easiest way would be to use the existing DIY design like Carbons, how difficult it would be for the product to see the actual launch?
  17. Lets bring the discussion back on topic. I tried a demo unit of T8000 in a headphone store in Jakarta. I am surprised that they have one as demo unit because to be honest not too many people could afford one around here. They also have L700, 007 and 009 as demo units. No 009S yet. Maybe next year. Sound-wise.. I couldn't really describe it but to me it sounds plain. I tried it mostly with a 007, and I expect more from the current top of the line Stax amplifier. I expected it to be somewhat close to what we get from Dr Gilmore's designed amps. I still can't grasp what's stopping Stax from selling an amp with the same level of performance as Hawaiis or Carbons.
  18. I think it's also due to its age. Most of Mk1 out there are very old units. So combine it with the design of the cable entry assembly will result in a lot of failures.
  19. Happy birthday Birgir..! Panjang umur, sehat selalu.
  20. Happy birthday Justin. Panjang umur, sehat selalu.
  21. Just curious, is there any special tweak included in this 'personal unit'..?
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    SRL300 Limited

    I think Spritzer already mentioned it on the top of this page..
  23. Take care Mr Hertsens. You will always be the papa smurf oh headphone realm for some of us. Enjoy the next phase..
  24. Birgir, whenever you have some free time, we would love to hear your follow up thoughts on this amp. Thank you.
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