New portable battery amplifier from STAX: SRM-D10 MKII

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STAX Ltd, leading manufacturer of electrostatic audio products, is pleased to introduce the SRM-D10 II portable amplifier, available for sale from the first quarter of 2024. Featuring significant updates from the original SRM-D10, the SRM-D10 II continues to elevate listening experiences for STAX fans worldwide.

The SRM-D10 II is a result of STAX’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of audio technology. It incorporates cutting-edge features, meticulously crafted components, and a sleek design to provide audiophiles and professionals with a listening experience like no other.

SRM-D10 II is now upgraded quite a lot and is now equipped with an AKM4493 decoder chip instead of the old ESS. 384kHz/32bit instead of the 192kHz/24bit.

The available inputs on the SRM-D10 II is an AUX input or digital input via USB-C.

The D10 II is equipped with a battery, so you can listen to STAX PRO equipped headphones on the road. D10 II is also equipped with USB-C power supply, so you can easily charge it with an USB charger og USB-C power bank, so you always have power.

“As we continue to celebrate STAX’ 85th anniversary, it is a timely reminder of how far the brand has come in its pursuit of audio excellence. The SRM-D10 II showcases an upgraded decoder chip from its predecessor, the AKM4493 for an improved audio processing and enhanced sound performance,” said Douglas Ip, Head of Sales & Marketing, STAX International.

“This release shows our dedication to improving STAX transportability as well, so that the STAX listener has the option to carry their in-ears or earspeakers with a quality portable amp. Ideally, this new iteration of the STAX portable amplifier will become a part of their audiophile toolbox.”

  1. Enhanced Sound Quality: The SRM-D10 II utilizes hardware decoding and high-quality audio capacitors to deliver unparalleled sound quality, ensuring every note is crisp and every detail is vivid.
  2. DSD and PCM Support: With support for DSD sampling rates up to DSD256 and PCM sampling rates up to 384kHz/32bit, the SRM-D10 II can faithfully reproduce high-resolution audio formats, preserving the artist’s original intention.
  3. High-Quality Power Amplifier: The SRM-D10 II is equipped with a high-quality power amplifier, providing outstanding performance and remarkable power, allowing you to experience music in its purest form.
  4. High Voltage Output: A robust DC 580V DC bias enhances the amplifier’s output, resulting in a more dynamic and powerful soundstage.
  5. Rugged Aluminium Alloy Shell: The aluminum alloy shell not only exudes a sleek, modern design but also offers higher strength and corrosion resistance, ensuring the SRM-D10 II is built to last.
  6. Versatile Connectivity: The SRM-D10 II supports both USB digital and 3.5mm analog audio inputs, offering flexibility in connecting to a wide range of devices.
  7. Compatibility: Designed to complement all STAX PRO-type headphones, the SRM-D10 II ensures that you can enjoy the full potential of your earspeakers.

• Rated input level: 230mV (100V output)

• Maximum input level: 10V (minimum volume in Line In input)

• Gain: 53dB (450 times) • Harmonic distortion: ≤0.025% / 1kHz-10kHz Input impedance: 10KΩ (Line In input)

• Maximum output voltage: 200Vr.m.s / 100Hz-10kHz

• Supply voltage: DC 5V/9V/12V/15V

• Power consumption: 6.4W (USB input) 5W (Line In input)

• DSD Support: Up to DSD256

• PCM Support: Up to 384kHz/32bit

• Amplifier: High-Quality Power Amplifier

• Output Bias: DC 580V

• Shell Material: Aluminium Alloy

• Input Options: USB Type-C, 3.5mm Analog

• Compatibility: Suitable for all STAX PRO-type headphones

Price: 945 USD.


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