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I'll buy one as soon as it is released but I find it kinda funny how far the price has crept up.  They were supposed to be well under 2k$ but now they hope they will be less than 3k$...  :rolleyes:

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That way everyone will breathe a sigh of relief when they come in at $2999...

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True!!  :lol: 

I do like their stator design and if they can manufacture them with solid quality control and in a clean room, they could be pretty good.  It would also make other manufacturers look at 'stats as a market they'd be willing to get into. 

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It seems they are going with a different connector or possibly no connector. The new Ether E reminds me when wachara put his own electrostatic drivers into a Hifiman HE 500 enclosure.

I'm not a fan of the new pricing schemes as it will be around $4500AUD here in retailers if the headphone is $3000 in the States.

We need some good stats to fill the void of the $1300-$2500 bracket that will be competitive with the used O2 market.

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11 hours ago, gepardcv said:

Does this mean MrSpeakers gave up on the proprietary connector and went with Stax at 580V?

Last I heard they dropped that stupidity but I seriously doubt those connectors they use on the housings are rated at 1000V...  ^_^

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Apparently they demonstrated the latest prototypes with a Blue Hawaii SE so presumably they are using the Stax plug.

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I heard the latest prototype several weeks ago. I really liked the bass response on these. Also very nice mids. Will be interesting to hear the production version and how it comes out. 

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For anyone in the DC area, after Axpona this weekend we'll have them indefinitely at LTA/Urban HiFi, and I'll bring them to any meets in the area.

Post-Axpona update: Dan needed the set for shows and will replace it with an earlier revision that is still useful to us in development, but I'll need to check about whether they would be a reliable demo pair. 

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ETHER STAT in 'da house. Also the new production level Aeon tagged along and it's damn good. Can't listen to the Stat till the meet since Purk has bought all the stats amps available on the Eastern market. :rolleyes:

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Hmmm... interested in the Aeons. Impressions of these from someone not on head-fi would be of interest.

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I had the Ether Stax hooked up to my KGST (well it actually belong to Muveling) for the whole event but I didn't get a chance to listen to it.  I know Matt spent a good bit of time comparing them to the SR009 on Justin's BHSE....so maybe he will share his thoughts.  Most people I talked to at my table actually prefer the SR007 more than the Ether Stats.  The room was loud though.

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I got in some time with Ether Stat before the room got loud. First of all, I prefer the 007 to the 009 if that helps understand my preferences. The 007 and ES were actually somewhat similar. I preferred the ES for two reasons.

1. The sound stage width and depth was considerable better on ES. I was somewhat surprised at this. Possibly because I listened before the room got loud I was able to observe this difference more so. Once the room got noisy the cavernous sound stage of the ES seemed to get drowned out. 

2. I prefer the mids on ES, especially on the BH that Justin brought. I mostly listen to vocal centric music, jazz and modern folk/Americana. I was hearing voices that were more naturally rendered with lot's of detail. Breathing between notes, chesty guttural notes from deep in the chest. 

I still love the 007 and it remains my favorite production stat. I'm hoping that it can be improved on with something modern and at a friendly price point.  

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On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:02 PM, mattyice said:

I got in some time with Ether Stat before the room got loud. First of all, I prefer the 007 to the 009 if that helps understand my preferences. The 007 and ES were actually somewhat similar. I preferred the ES for two reasons.

1. The sound stage width and depth was considerable better on ES. I was somewhat surprised at this. Possibly because I listened before the room got loud I was able to observe this difference more so. Once the room got noisy the cavernous sound stage of the ES seemed to get drowned out. 

2. I prefer the mids on ES, especially on the BH that Justin brought. I mostly listen to vocal centric music, jazz and modern folk/Americana. I was hearing voices that were more naturally rendered with lot's of detail. Breathing between notes, chesty guttural notes from deep in the chest. 

I still love the 007 and it remains my favorite production stat. I'm hoping that it can be improved on with something modern and at a friendly price point.  

 

 

how much are these? want to buy a pair

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14 hours ago, fat joey said:

how much are these? want to buy a pair

If you have to ask, you can't afford them.

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