post #46 of 1341
1/20/07 at 1:07pm
Has anyone gotten their HA-02 recently? I have to wait a couple of weeks before I can confirm my order and was hoping there would be more user comments by now.
My Yamamoto HA-02 arrived today, and I've been listening some this evening.
It is a beautiful piece of audio art - even prettier in person than in the pictures. I'm saving listening impressions until I get more time in, have a chance to listen with more than a couple of headphones and just the iMod as source. Even with those limitations, I will say that it sounds wonderful so far.
Listened with ATH W2002s first, as I figured they were a natural partner for a beautiful Japanese tube amp with lots of pretty wood. I was not disappointed at all - the character and quality of the sound is very much like the EarMax Pro Anniversary Edition, which is a good thing indeed. So far, so good. Then I tried the Grado HP2's - whoa! I was shocked, floored, bowled over at how good this combination sounds. I may not make it to bed tonight. The HP2's sound as good or better than I have ever heard them from any amp.
I don't want to go on any more right now, and will start another thread for impressions and photos. Just wanted to let you all know that at least one of us has received an HA-02.
great news. Did you get yours direct or through Venus HiFi?
Hopefully mine isn't far away.
Interesting re the Grados, maybe a good mate for the RS1s as well.