Stax Audio's premier new hybrid tube/solid-state energiser is an earspeaker lover's heaven. With all the brawn necessary to drive the frightening proposition that is the SR-007 MKII, electrostatic aficionados will nevertheless equally enjoy the subtlety of an output stage fronted by the ubiquitous 6SN7 tube model and its variants.
SRM-700T takes a step back to allow the music to breathe, in a wide open and airy soundstage even by Stax standards. It's a different sonic outlook to the zealous SRM-T8000 and its vigorous SRM-700S sibling, worth exploring with every earspeaker to appreciate the nuances the oldest electrostatic headphone company can unearth.
Also think about building a pseudo-full size earspeaker system with SRM-700T operating as a pure power amplifier. Front your system with Benchmark Media's DAC3 and HPA4 – Head-Fi's most precise pre-amp volume control – for that. While you're reading up, browse all Stax's other offerings here, or our other DAC/amps here.