Originally Posted by sillysally
I am getting a WA6SE with the Sophia Princess upgrade.
I will be using my WA6SE and HD650 for audio 2ch analog playback, of mainly Blu Ray movies.
I will be connecting to the WA6SE to a Nordost Vishnu Power Cord and a PS Audio - Premier Power Conditioner, along with my Pioneer BD-09 that has 8 Wolfson Audio DACS.
I have a MK IV SE now. Do you think there will be a nice improvement and will this new setup be a good match for what I will be using it for?
Yes, I think it will be a good match and you will like it. Whether is will be enough improvement in your application to justify the money is less certain. I do think you will appreciate the build quality of the WA6SE, and the glow of the Princess is worth something.
I can tell you that the first thing people notice when they come into my library is that tube.
You might benefit from having the second set of inputs. I don't know the rest of your setup, but you would have a place to plug in a DAC later should you decide to add music to the system.
Another benefit of the WA6SE is the separate headphone jacks for high and low impedance. Obviously, you would use the HD650 in the high impedance jack. I suggest investing in a pair of low impedance phones to run from the other jack for those occasions where you want to share the movie. It would not have to be an expensive set.
Edit: I think this is the thread
that peanuthead was mentioning. The biggest advantage that I see here is the transformer coupled design vs. OTL that would (in theory) perform better with low impedance phones. That doesn't apply to your case, which is why I am not sure you will hear a huge sound difference.