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I tried searching for the relevant results of 6c p power tubes and all I got was multiple references to porn sites. That said I think its supposed to say Matched at the end rather then Marcheo or (Marched). The glass envelope reminds me of the GU50 type tubes.

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Because the cover I've enquired about is for my 009's, which is actually a case,  I thought it more suited to do a post on this thread rather than the BHSE.

I asked the place that already did for me a cover for my BHSE, about one of their cases that has an aluminium frame with acrylic panels fixed into that frame, and they told me one with an aluminium frame would be £250 +, but said they could do an all acrylic case that would be a lot cheaper. So I've asked them to do me one of those but with one of their " Flat Black Bases ".

 

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10 hours ago, DefQon said:

I tried searching for the relevant results of 6c p power tubes and all I got was multiple references to porn sites. That said I think its supposed to say Matched at the end rather then Marcheo or (Marched). The glass envelope reminds me of the GU50 type tubes.

It could be a GU50 or something like a 6V6 etc. Chinese equivalent. 

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It's actually a Lemo plug (most definitely a clone though) but I did have them ask for a Stax socket. 

Are there any other electrostatic amps on TaoBao that I might have fun with?  :)  I can search for Stax but that only brings up the KGSS clones and the tube amp by the same guy

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Ah man I had about 10 different electrostatic amplifier listings from taobao and YJ last year.

Here's a few I found:

https://world.taobao.com/item/40220072535.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.oQa1da#detail

https://world.taobao.com/item/36525626565.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.2015080705.15.CaD5hZ&id=36525626565&scm=1007.12006.12548.i16100094413&pvid=9bd1ca27-b0fc-4243-9139-5571d24030e0

I've had this one on my watchlist for over 3 years now and I quite like the look of it (and very close to buying one in the past):

https://world.taobao.com/item/16100094413.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.oQa1da#detail

 

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5 hours ago, DefQon said:

Ah man I had about 10 different electrostatic amplifier listings from taobao and YJ last year.

Here's a few I found:

https://world.taobao.com/item/40220072535.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.oQa1da#detail

https://world.taobao.com/item/36525626565.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.2015080705.15.CaD5hZ&id=36525626565&scm=1007.12006.12548.i16100094413&pvid=9bd1ca27-b0fc-4243-9139-5571d24030e0

I've had this one on my watchlist for over 3 years now and I quite like the look of it (and very close to buying one in the past):

https://world.taobao.com/item/16100094413.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.oQa1da#detail

 

They look interesting and they are cheap, do anyone know any technical info about them?

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Personally I'd just get a new SR-007A as it is better and a lot less potential issues to deal with. 

If you want a 007Mk1 then I'd personally stay away from the SZ1 units as they can be a mixed bag.  Some are good but others not so. 

Ohh and what ever the fuck that Shure 'stat system... the new JH13...  ;D 

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Hi Spritzer,

May I know what is the potential issue that I may face from a SZ1?

This is the Serial number that seller offering me. SZ1-1089. Not sure if you guys has any idea on this batch. Thanks.

I had actually auditioned SR009, SR007 mkII, and SRL700 from a SRM007tii.

L700 is a baby version of SR009 but the bass is abit soft and lack of extension that I always enjoy of. SR009 is perfect for me but its so pricey that holding me back. SR007 mkII is warm and thicked sound which is quite enjoyable in certain gerne especially vocal.  

I owned a SRM007tii too due to great used price but do not have a stax headphone with me now. I know its a mediorce amp but I can mod it to use 6A4S tubes. I have two matched pairs 6A4S I planned to mod in future.

SR007 mk1 is the only one I have not listened to before therefore buying a used pair is almost like betting blindly. Need some advice from experts here.

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The main issue I had with my 007 mk1, which was either a 70xxx or 71xxx, don't remember, was the intermittency that eventually developed in one side, and is a known problem with insufficient strain relief around the cable attachment. So asking if either channel is ever intermittent would be #1, and I would also ask what the age of the pads is, as the foam can deteriorate pretty quickly. Otherwise, they're pretty robust afaik.

My Mk 2.9 007A has a SZ2 serial number. It is a bit brighter than the Mk1 and is notably more dynamic but also not quite as smooth. FWIW I like it a lot...

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Well serial numbers on Stax stuff mean less than nothing.  They aren't linear and they flip between the ranges at will.  The only exception might be the 009 but there is no way to know for sure. 

All Mk1's have the same issues, cable entry is a weak point, the elastic in the headpad will give out and the earpad foam will not last.  The older sets have their own issues as Stax used a different material in the headpads and arcs which becomes rather tatty with age. 

The Mk2's fixed all of this and for me the new EP-007 pads are the best Stax have ever done.  Not the fucking disaster which are the 009 earpads.  Don't get me started on that clusterfuck...  :angry:

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Hi Master Spritzer,

I roughly went through Ebay and found some of the parts for 007 but not sure if they are compatible with the old 007 mk1? The accessories is not cheap though :o

Another very specific and difficult question. How long for a brand new pair 007 mk1 to have the parts worn out? The product photo sent by my seller seems quite mint. He includes me a spare new pad as well.

Having stax amp sitting there without headphone is killing me...

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