STAX: Unreliability of vintage items?

Gentlemen, which era of STAX headphones are more reliable. Old or new? Howard Popeck writes as follows: First things first, I’ve not been involved in selling STAX equipment for some years and so my comments and observations are based on my experiences then and not currently. They’re called ‘Earspeakers’ incidentally. Old or new is not […]

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HIGH END GEAR: What do you consider to be high end vintage gear?

I’m changing this around a little. I’ve decided to leave out turntables because there are already a few good threads on them. I am also leaving out integrated amps because I don’t want to go down that road. If you want to post integrated amps, please create a new thread. If you disagree with any […]

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STAX: From the (2008) archives / Stax earspeakers – broken headbands and glue that is melting

Howard Popeck writes: I’ve received a number of calls recently regarding broken headbands on some models of STAX earspeakers and to a lesser extent, glue which is not keeping the ear pads in place. My advice to people is as follows: If your purchase is within the warranty period, then you should phone Mr. Crump […]

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FM GEAR CLASSIC JAPANESE VIA THE AUDIO MISER 09/01/21)

PLEASE NOTE: These are trade sales, not private sales. The publishers of this site do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit may be a scam. SO … please be careful. AIWA 770 … https://elektro.bazos.cz/inzerat/128719953/receiver-aiwa-7700.php AIWA AX 7400 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-city/radios-receivers/aiwa-ax-7400-vintage-retro-amplifiel-receiver-made-in-japan/1262883094 AIWA AX 7550 … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/aiwa-ax-7550-stereo-receiver-vintage-sehr-guter-zustand-voll-funktionsfaehig-421447587/ AIWA TPR 3010A… https://www.subito.it/audio-video/aiwa-tpr-3010a-sintoamplificatore-stereo-receiver-arezzo-363093488.htm […]

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STAX: The SR3 & SRD-5 … and more?

Hi Howard. Just found HFA;  full of useful stuff. I am interested in the differences between the electret and mains powered energisers. I have a pair of Stax headphones labelled “New” SR3 which originally (when I bought them in 1975) came with an SRD-5 energiser. The SRD-5 (which is mains powered) was changed for an […]

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STAX: “The sound was pretty unimpressive, – dark, slow, and very uninvolving and not very transparent”

Dear Howard, I hope you are well. Yup – pretty good (but far from pretty!) all things considered. I remember you shut down simply Stax in the late 1990s, and I can remember reading somewhere that one of the reasons for that might have been because the quality control of the Stax equipment you were […]

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STAX: Deteriorating gauze on vintage earspeakers

How can I replace the gauze on my old STAX earspeakers? These are the key points: 1.    The gauze is purely cosmetic. It is lightweight and open so as not to influence the sound. However because of this it offers no physical protection nor protection from dust. Or put differently, you can safely use your […]

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STAX: Their 717 & 727 energisers

Hi Howard, Very briefly, could you tell me if there is any significant improvement in sound between the older SRM 717 and the newer 727 solid state amplifiers. Also, I would be interested if you have any opinions on third party energisers for Stax earspeakers. I’ve seen several mentioned such as KGSS and Rudistor (at […]

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