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  1. Further information: For Sale is a rare STAX Earspeaker from 1982 in pristine condition. They are an amazing headphone for jazz or blues recordings, they have a big stage with the clarity and speed vintage STAX are known for. There were only 800 of these ever made and not a whole lot survived this long in pristine condition. You may find listings of people claiming they're selling an SR5G but the SR5G is black and has the newer flat cable. It was a redesign of the original white SR5 with round cable. They can work well with pop music but are bass shy and would benefit from EQ. Once EQ'ed they can give you a crazy amount of slam, if that's what you're looking for. It comes with a SRD7 adapter for earspeaker, which was modified by Geoff from Aurealis. This adapter allows you to connect the headphones to a power amplifier. MODS This SRD7 has had the left STAX out disconnected as this Y split slightly degraded fidelity and there's way to listen to two headphones simultaneously. The cabling to the 6 pin STAX out was changed out by Aurealis Audio to Neotech UPOCC copper in teflon insulation. This is the lowest capacitance wire available on the market. Capacitance measurably significantly affects STAX due to the high voltage (230V Bias). Originally the SRD7 had a bare wire bypass and the speaker wires were fixed at 1M. This is simply not usable and many people have purchased speaker cable extensions. Instead of going that route, the bypass was replaced with binding posts and rewired with 12 gauge duelund. This allows you to use your own speaker cables of any length. Lastly, the original paint of the unit was removed, and it was repainted with a vintage style of paint. NOTE These headphones need to be powered by a power-amplifier/receiver. The cable is fixed at 2.5M. This is because of the design electrostatic headphones. The newer Stax with detachable cables sound worse due to the added capacitance. They do not need more than 15WPC into 8 ohm but will shine with 50WPC. They require a step down transformer to 100W (Japanese Voltage) but only consume 0.1W. I can include a 100W one for $10. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Yeah, Plus its nice to be able to support Quad Rate DSD for fans of that format. The old chip you were going to use only does DSD64 which is a giant blow to fans of NativeDSD.
  3. There's a difference between using a different topology and using an outdated chip or FPGA. Using an outdated chip in a chip DAC is like buying a brand new laptop with a 6th gen CPU. Sure, it might beat a poor implementation but that doesn't change the fact that you should be using the newest tech you can for a price point, especially with DAC technology that is constantly evolving.
  4. Further information: This is a 5-Pin Mini XLR to 2x 3-Pin XLR cable for use with the Astell and Kern Kann Cube. This cable was custom made by Geoff from Aurealis Audio. The cable is made of UPOCC LITZ Wire with Amphenol Connectors. The cable was recently redone by Geoff, it was re-terminated with the 5-Pin XLR connector replaced (hasn't been used, still shinny as new) and additional strain relief was added to compensate for the weight of the 3-Pin XLR connectors. This cable has a very lush and rich sound to it, a characteristic of the LITZ wire. Cable was used for roughly a month, but is no longer needed since getting a standalone DAC and using the Kann as a streamer. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Why would you release a band new DAC with a chip that's already outdated other than to save a couple dollars? People that buy this stuff surprise me.
  6. Further information: Great, neutral sounding XLR cables. Cable is quite thick and is well shielded. Bought this for a power amplifer, that power-amp eventually died and I kept the cable in storage. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Further information: I used to use this before between a headphone amplifier and DAC. Since moving to electrostatic headphones about 9 months ago, I haven't had a need for it. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Further information: Used between my CD player and my preamplifer. I have since upgraded this RCA cable and it is no longer needed Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Further information: Bought this Audio-Quest Jitterbug to use with my prior source. I sold that source long ago and have had no need for this for some time. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Selling a Brand New Sangean Fusion 600 WFT-3D Digital Radio with DAB+. What makes this radio special is that 1. It has a really nice display and most importantly, 2. You can run SPIDIF (Coax, Optical) out into your own DAC. Selling as am a student audiophile who can't plan out expenses responsibly. Further information: MSRP was $549 But dealers selling it for around $449. Courtesy of ApolloHiFi The Sangean WFT-3D digital component tuner gives you the flexibility to tune in to internet radio and access over 16,000 digital radio stations worldwide, or tune in to your favourite local stations, or simply listen to your favourite tunes stored on your computer. This model features superior reception and sound quality, and is real audio, MP3, AAC+ and WMA compatible. ■ High resolution 3.2” colour TFT display ■ High sensitivity DAB+ / FM digital radio ■ Radio station slideshow via DAB+ ■ Advanced internet radio with Wi-Fi and wired LAN connection ■ 20 station presets (10 DAB+, 10 FM) ■ Information display for ser vice data ■ Menu - selection of major functions ■ Immediate access to over 12,000 internet stations worldwide ■ Suppor ts over 200,000 Podcasts and “listen-again” ser vices ■ Plays MP3, Real and WMA audio format for internet radio ■ Plays AAC+ audio format for DAB+ radio ■ Album ar twork and internet radio station logo display ■ MP3 and WMA playback via USB host music player ■ UPnP music streaming (DLNA 1.5 compliant) ■ Real time clock synchronized with NTP (Network Time Protocol) ■ Normal, jazz, rock, classic, pop and speech sound effects ■ 2 Alarm timers (DAB+ / FM / Internet radio or buzzer) with snooze function and sleep timer ■ Equipped with an infrared remote control ■ I/O jacks: Optical and coaxial SPDIF output, Line-out, headphone, RJ-45 and USB A type 5V / 1A socket for charging mobile phone (on Standby Mode) and playback ■ Stream Spotify through your radio and use the Spotify app as a remote Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. You have to hear the Stax 404LE. Plugged into a SRD7pro and a great set of electronics. the thing outclasses all other estats (except maybe sigma pro) and obviously all non estats.
  12. I live in Vaucluse, I should come over 😉
  13. The logo on the right reminded me of PS Audio.
  14. Bought a Denafrips Ares II off dacman with some quality cables for now. Figured going R2R instead of the ESS chips in my DAP would give a noticeable improvement. I'll also be able to take coax out of my CDP into the DAC and use my Kann Cube as a streamer via optical. I figured that the amplifier really is something I cannot blind buy, and no one knows how long COVID will last. New speaker cables also made a noticeable difference. Thanks everyone for all the help.
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