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About faust3d

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    Moved from Lviv to NYC many years ago
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    Film, Music, Cooking
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  • Headphones
    Stax SR-007, SR-Sigma, SR-LNS, SR-303, SR-001MK2 -- Koss A/250, A/130 -- Yamaha YH-1, YHD-1, YH-100 -- Fostex T20 v2, T50RP -- Beyer DT880, DT990Pro, DT220 -- MB Quart QP85, PMB85DA, PMB100 -- Etymotic ER4P, ER4S -- Signet TK33, Sony ECR500
  • Headphone Amps
    Stax SRM-1Mk2 Pro, SRM-T1S; Custom Hybrids: ECC84/IRF MOSFETs, ECC88/КП902 MOSFETs, ECC88/КП904 MOSFETs, Dared MP5
  • Sources
    Pioneer PD 65 + Museatex Bitstream DAC; Grundig Fine Arts CD-9000, Primare D20 + Custom TDA1541A NOS / ECC88 & ECC83 Class A output DAC
  • Other Audio Gear
    A lot of other stuff

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  1. faust3d

    Koss ESP/950 electrostat thread

    I was comparing Koss to Sony ECR500 and Sony surprisingly still sounds very good. I would say not as good as Koss, but very liquid with lower end authority and good soundstage, and this is with default "sweaty" pads. This makes me think that new pads on Sony will make them sound better and make them that much more comfortable. Anyone know how if someone makes pads for ECR500? Maybe Vesper Audio can do make them? I think SR-007 style pads would work. Spritzer, did you ever swap pads on ECR500? What style worked?
  2. faust3d

    Koss ESP/950 electrostat thread

    How much do these angled earpads go for? Now I need to look through all of my cables boxes to see if I still have that koss to stax adapter.
  3. faust3d

    Koss ESP/950 electrostat thread

    Out of the box and based on my somewhat fuzzy memory of the original set that I had these sound a bit better with a bit more lower mids. Pads are not very good but, and it's a big but, they are not sweaty like the original pleather shit. Where can I get nice angled pads for these?
  4. faust3d

    Kaldas Research

    Looks interesting. If reviews are positive I am getting a pair.
  5. faust3d

    Koss ESP/950 electrostat thread

    Good to know. Now if I can find that adapter that I had, hopefully I did not sell it.
  6. faust3d

    Koss ESP/950 electrostat thread

    I miss my ESP950 that I sold a few years back, so I ordered this thing as well. 🙄 Still waiting for it to come. Can I still run these off Stax amp using an adapter or did they change something?
  7. faust3d

    The Headcase Stax thread

    The SRD-313 with SR-303 sounds plenty good to me, no surprising that they sold this as a system. I was also surprised how nice SR-5NB sounds when compared to SR-X that I had, much more comfortable to boot.
  8. faust3d

    The Headcase Stax thread

    This explains what I am seeing inside. Thanks a lot. Now to try it out with SR-5, O2 and Sigma and whatever I can dig out from my closet.
  9. faust3d

    Brentworth Sound Lab

    They better be with all that artificial stone stuff.
  10. faust3d

    Brentworth Sound Lab

    No clear indication on what is inside but I would bet it's some kind of labyrinth, not BLH, but more of a transmission line type of a deal since they have that type of bass response, since there is an opening on the bottom.
  11. faust3d

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Interesting I just picked one up in champagne color with sideways PCB. How is this amp different from SRM-1/ mk2 in terms of topology? I seems to be running much less hot that I remember SRM-1 did.
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    Brentworth Sound Lab

    Yep, it came with bass conture modules, basically shapes the FR and inserted between the control amplifier and power amplifier. It made them sound better tonally and bass was better controlled with BCM. The opening is smaller than the drivers so it's kinda like a strange waveguide in there and a complex labyrinth inside. Speakers themself are made from some kind of composite stone "Gibraltar", cold to touch and heavy as heck. These things are big: Height 39.5 inches (100.5 cm) Width 10.75 inches (27.5 cm) Depth 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) Weight 115 lbs. (53 kg)
  13. faust3d

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Interesting. Was the first verion with jfets? What were they replaced with?