In their March bulletin Stax of Japan, famous around the world round for their range of electrostatic wonder cans, announced the SR-009 system which is to be their new top-of-the-line Electrostatic headphone. And what a looker it is!
Specifications from the bulletin are as follows:
A newly developed sound element adopts in the SR-009 is a new high polymer ultra-thin film material called super engineering plastics, which is reinforced and much thinner than conventional engineered plastics.
New electrodes named MLER (Multi Layer ElectRodes) have been developed, using ultra-precision photo etch and high-tech heat diffusion.
Abundant use of precision machined light-weight aluminum
Silver plated, High purity copper wire 99.9999% (audiophile grade)
Newly designed, hand-crafted lamb leather for hours of comfort.
Newly designed 10-click slider mechanism for optimal wear and comfort. Also used in SR-507
Stax SR-009 Specifications
Type: Push-pull electrostatic circular sound element, open-air type enclosure