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On 3/27/2019 at 9:52 AM, spritzer said:

So I guess blue is the new black? 

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I broke down and got a 009BK... I know I'm weak but we all knew this would happen.  :rofl: What's funny is that after 6 sets of 009's that have gone through here, these are a bit different.  They are still bright and the bass is mehhh but they are not as bright as my other set and the bass is improved.  Could be unit to unit variation but that's not the norm with Stax so I'm curios if they have updated the 009's a bit.  More listening to come... 

We (Peter) will have the SR-009BK at AXPONA in Chicago this weekend if anyone wants to check it out

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Hi,

I've just bought a stax SR 007 mkI and a SRM007t second hand for rather cheap on yahoo auctions. I have 7 days to test it and get a refund if it doesn't work. What should I look out for? I'm really excited to finally get a stax but want to be sure it's not going to fail on me very soon after.

Thanks

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I don't think anything is going to fail but things to look out for, noise in the headphones with nothing playing, bad connection where the cable meets the earcups as that is a known failure spot on the early Mk1's and the condition of the earpads and the headpads as the earpads wear out and on the really early Mk1's the headpad disintegrates.   As for the amp, take the top off and look at the silver getters on the tubes, if they aren't nice and silver I'd swap out the tubes and if one is milky white...you need new tubes.  I would also blow all the dust out of the amp as it can short out the amp but that's about it. 

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Thanks spritzer! 

For the headpad and earpads, is there any place I can get new ones for cheap? I believe the mk2 and mk1 version would be the same?

If I need new tubes, where would I find them?

 

 

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3 hours ago, tomtan said:

If I need new tubes, where would I find them?

 

 

Just get on ebay and search for the tube types you need. Or just Google and there should be sellers like tube depot and the likes who sell new and used tubes.

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Cheap and Stax parts don't go together.  The issue is more "can I even get that?" 

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Well I pulled out my Stax SR-X Mk III today.  I tried doing a light hot air blow on the right speaker, and it seems to have helped balance it out.   Right now I am playing the MFSL Gold Disc of Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon and it is so far sounding very good.

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19 hours ago, spritzer said:

Cheap and Stax parts don't go together.  The issue is more "can I even get that?" 

Ok, indeed, saw that the earpads for the SR007 are sold out on stax' japanese site... Wonder if they restock often enough?

By the way, I read that the earpads on sale now are for the sr007 mk2 and are slightly thicker than the original pads, does that change the sound that much?

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19 hours ago, tomtan said:

Ok, indeed, saw that the earpads for the SR007 are sold out on stax' japanese site... Wonder if they restock often enough?

By the way, I read that the earpads on sale now are for the sr007 mk2 and are slightly thicker than the original pads, does that change the sound that much?

FYI: Search on eBay for STAX EP-007.  Five Japanese vendors have pairs for sale there. 

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New SR-L500MK2 & SR-L700MK2 w/detachable cables in a "high-class" matte black box.
 
SR-L500、L700後継機、SR-L500MK2、L700MK2を6月5日に発売いたします。Λシリーズでは初のケーブル着脱式になります! 又、ケースホルダーがアルミに変更し、さらにSR-L700MK2はケース外観もマットブラックにし、より高級感を出しました。
 
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That does look like a nice solution for a detachable cable but they did say somewhere it was the first time... ehhh no...  SR-Omega... ;)

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