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post #16 of 182
AT-HA5000

Lavry DA-10 as source

Working with new computer checking out best interface for me. My old Dell 8100 (2001 time frame with heavy use) finally bit the dust last week.

Now:

Dell XPS 210, 4 gigs of ram, 500 gigs of HD space, E6600 duo core 2.
post #17 of 182
Meier Corda Prehead MkII

Primary source: Harman/Kardon HD970
Computer source: FLAC lossless---Esi Juli@
post #18 of 182
I just got a W5000 yesterday, but so far I'm really loving this:

Amp: M^3 w/ STEPS

Source: Storm Digital D02
post #19 of 182
Superpredator...congratulations on your recent purchase of W5000

For some reason...owning a W5000 is like a "mile high club"


Quote:
Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
I just got a W5000 yesterday, but so far I'm really loving this:

Amp: M^3 w/ STEPS

Source: Storm Digital D02
post #20 of 182
My W-5000 is coming soon. I'll try it in the following systems:

- PS Audio GCHA
- Consonance Cyber 30 (w/NOS 2A3 tubes) - perhaps with 200-ohm adapter cable
- Eddie Current Lunch Box (also likely with 200-ohm cable)
- Zhaolu 2.5C discrete amp

Source will be:

- Rega Apollo or Ori-mod'd Zhaolu 2A in main system (PS Audio or Consonance Amp)
- Zhaolu 2.5C in bedroom (with Lunch Box or Zhaolu discrete amp)

Depending on the level of isolation, I'll hopefully keep it in my bedroom system, driven from the Lunch Box (so if you want to use that as amp of choise for the list, could be the best bet).
post #21 of 182
Amp
Xin SuperMacro4
PS Audio GCHA(coming soon)

Source
Marantz SA-8400>Zhaolu D2(DC bypassed)
post #22 of 182
My amp is the HA5000 (got your rca caps elephas, thanks!) and my source will be the new denon dcd-cx3 which just got released in Japan.
post #23 of 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by SK138 View Post
Superpredator...congratulations on your recent purchase of W5000

For some reason...owning a W5000 is like a "mile high club"
Thanks. I've been meaning to try an AT woody for a while, and actually purchased this on a bit of a whim to tide me over while my K340 is out of commission. I didn't realize I would like the W5000 this much. Thanks for recommending the M^3... it's become amp of choice for my two favorite headphones!
post #24 of 182
Source: Cambridge Audio Azur 640C V2
Amp: HA5000
Cans: W5000

post #25 of 182
Amp: Singlepower MPX3
Source: Musical Fidelity X-DAC v3 with X-PSU v3
post #26 of 182
AMPS: MPX3 SE, Little Dot II+, Corda Headfive, Xin Super Macro3-V6, Grado RA-1

SOURCE: PowerBookG4 Lossless> Stello DA100,
or Marantz SA-14
post #27 of 182
Amp: M³ (MOSFETS IRF Z24N and IRF 9Z34N, 3xOPA627BP, STEPS Power Supply)
Source: AQVOX USB 2 D/A
post #28 of 182
Thread Starter 
Looking over the list, I suddenly felt a pang of jealousy towards the other W5000 owners.

I don't believe the AT-HA5000 is necessarily the best-matching or best-sounding amp for the W5000. When different tastes and types of music are involved, it is possible to prefer another amp.

In my case, I prefer the HA5000 over the RSA Raptor. However, the Raptor doesn't sound worse. It has less air and a smaller soundstage, but more bass quantity and a fuller-bodied, warmer sound. With some tube-rolling the sound can also be adjusted a bit.

I'll update the first post as needed.

Regards and happy holidays to Team W5000.
post #29 of 182
I think a better pairing than a tube amp is a good tube dac together with the HA5000. Thats what i use at the moment. You get the goodness of some tube coloration, fuller sound, tube airyness, but you also keep the technical ability of the HA5000. My LITE DAC60 delivers the most impressive soundstage i heard to date on my system, and thats not the only great thing about it.
For me thats a win win situation. And youll save some money for tuberolling compared to a tube amp

However since ill be moving my headphone rig to my bedroom next year, ill be switching to a SACD player and be done with headphones for a while (im serious )
Ill invest most of my hobby spendings to complete my "wanted Albums" list next year
post #30 of 182
Well Im joining the ranks of team W5000.
Amp- Modified JA audio 6080 12ax7 amp, Mazda Grey plates for now
Source- Toshiba SD-9200
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