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    Default A good day on the London Craigslist...

    Lots of interesting audio gear (Julius Futterman hand-made Stax OTL amp) on the London CL:

    http://london.en.craigslist.co.uk/ela/

    Enjoy, Ken
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    I sometimes play a little game with myself, seeing what single item I'd have if I could have only one thing. I think the Futterman/Stax would be it, just too cool.
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    12 tubes and only for STAX headphones? Well, you got me there. I had no idea that such a thing even existed!

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    The output tubes are paralleled to lower the output impedance of the tubes so that they would match the input impedance of the headphones (or, "earspeakers" as Stax called them). This means the amp doesn't need an output transformer for matching. While I haven't heard all of the available current headphones (I doubt if anyone has, there's so many) the Stax remain in my audio memory as the most realistic.
    I once had an eccentric audiophile (even for an audiophile) customer who used Stax headphones for all his listening and sat on his sub-woofer for bass. He said that his spinal column transferred the bass frequencies better than his hearing could. Kind of like today's "bass shakers" coupled with room-ignoring headphones.
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    Neat stuff there...Sadly don't know much about it but sure fun to look at ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Swauger View Post
    I once had an eccentric audiophile (even for an audiophile) customer who used Stax headphones for all his listening and sat on his sub-woofer for bass. He said that his spinal column transferred the bass frequencies better than his hearing could. Kind of like today's "bass shakers" coupled with room-ignoring headphones.
    LOL...my wife wants to sit on the sub-woofer but not for the same reason
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    ^^^^ Are you slacking? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zane77 View Post
    ^^^^ Are you slacking? :)
    Maybe, but as long as she doesn't stand in front of the TV its all good...LOL;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Swauger View Post
    I once had an eccentric audiophile (even for an audiophile) customer who used Stax headphones for all his listening and sat on his sub-woofer for bass. He said that his spinal column transferred the bass frequencies better than his hearing could. Kind of like today's "bass shakers" coupled with room-ignoring headphones.
    That's a new one on me.
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    Interesting Ken, wonder if he listens that way naked. Certain pants material can act as a filter of those bass frequencies ya know. In order to keep the signal pure, he has to be naked, no ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Interesting Ken, wonder if he listens that way naked. Certain pants material can act as a filter of those bass frequencies ya know. In order to keep the signal pure, he has to be naked, no ?
    But certain pants may create warmth while others are a little harsh...you know it's all about synergy
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    This conversation is reminding me of the old Howard Stern bit.
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    What happens if you fart while those bass waves are traveling up your spine ? Muddy bass ? A big drum hit ?

    EH, like I always say....we all like what we like.

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    Hi Tony,
    I think that is called "cheek flutter" distortion similar to "port flatulence" noise that causes an unwelcome blossoming.
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    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspindel View Post
    LOL....I guess James Earl Jones would be a master at this
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    Write this date down...

    If I didn't know better, I'd say Ken just made a funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Swauger View Post
    Hi Tony,
    I think that is called "cheek flutter" distortion similar to "port flatulence" noise that causes an unwelcome blossoming.
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