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Posts by DougofTheAbaci

Not as stellar as I'd hoped but, as it is, I never use my 8.A's at home because I don't want to buy an entirely separate rig just for home use for my 8.A's when I have my HE-500's right next to them. Having something that can drive them, if not flawlessly, but can drive my HE-500's to perfection is much more important to me.I don't suppose anyone knows where I could demo a WA7 in the San Francisco area? I gather I have to order directly from Woo Audio but a part of me...
Yes, you are! And I still want to hear your thoughts on how the WA7 pairs with CIEMs!
When you saw his impressions where you tempted to just go, "Screw it, let's see how many drivers I can shove in this guys head"?
For the record, I do really like my 93SPEC cable. I think it's a good quality cable and looks very nice with my 8.A's. It also is a little better in terms of ergonomics than the Magnus, for me. I'd say it's a worthy upgrade if you're looking to try something different. My point is that you shouldn't expect there to be this amazing difference between your current cable and a high-end one. So here's the thing: When we buy these expensive cables we're doing so to improve the...
The more I read about cable science the more I start to believe a chunk of it is placebo, but maybe not all of it. I wouldn't expect a world of difference from one cable to another but there is something to be said about ergonomics and so forth. Some cables transmit noise along the cable from hitting or rubbing against things more than others. Some are shielded more thoroughly. Some cables have larger or smaller plugs at either end. Different braids make cables lay in...
I called them and paid by card over the phone. My 4.A I paid by check because the bastard wouldn't go away without money and refused to take cash and couldn't take cards.
Yes and no. The problem is that with the 93SPEC my 8.A's fit me better than they did with my Magnus. So while I'm definitely getting better sound I'm unsure how much of that to put down to the cable and how much to just having a better seal.In the end the one thing I can say for sure is that my 93SPEC is great for ergonomics, if a bit more stiff than the Magnus. I also love the look of a silver cable over the black one. It really makes the wood caps pope.Speaking of, I'll...
For those of you considering a replacement cable for your 8.A, I got the 93SPEC and I have to say it pairs rather nicely. My choice was mostly driven by ergonomic issues (the Magnus sticks out too far and messes up my fit) but I think the sound is stil very nice. Granted, only a few hours in and I have no idea if cable burn-in is even a thing, but between a better fit and improved ergonomics I have to say I very much like the 93SPEC. My one possible complaint is that it's...
Even in pictures I see what you mean. The dark glass is truly beautiful. I think I've decided that the WA7 will eventually become mine but I do regret that I won't be able to get the dark glass. I'm sure it'll look wonderful with the clear glass but there was just something so nice about the subtle nature of the smoked glass.
Certain kinds of acrylic can stand up to some pretty extreme heats.
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