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post #706 of 980

Interesting.

 

Steve Deckert of Decware states that you can leave the Mini Torii SE on for days:

 

"In addition to it's small size (8-1/2 x 11 inches) it also runs extremely cool making it friendly on your desk top or on hot summer days. No stress involved in leaving this amp on for days at a time... it doesn't care."

 

Long life - all internals are way overbuilt, there's just nothing inside to fail. Expect 50 years of use out of it without problems.

 

I wonder which capacitors he uses in his Mini Torii SE.

post #707 of 980

looking for advice on my next set of cans to use with my WA2 and Marantz 2245.

eyeballing LCD2 (rev 1 most likely, but is there really that big a difference?), HE500 or T1.

i love the HD650 sound, so i'd think the Audeze would be good, but im also a detail fiend and have loved Beyers as well.  But def prefer'd the 650 over my 990's

post #708 of 980

I like the WA2 with the LCD-2 rev.1 - Rev.1 is also easier to drive, which is a good thing. I like the rev.1 more than the rev.1 actually

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

looking for advice on my next set of cans to use with my WA2 and Marantz 2245.

eyeballing LCD2 (rev 1 most likely, but is there really that big a difference?), HE500 or T1.

i love the HD650 sound, so i'd think the Audeze would be good, but im also a detail fiend and have loved Beyers as well.  But def prefer'd the 650 over my 990's


Edited by ardilla - 11/3/12 at 1:35pm
post #709 of 980
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Originally Posted by okw3188 View Post

Would like to seek advice on Woo Audio WA6SE versus WA2 driving Audeze LCD-3. My listening preference is mainly jazz vocal & classical symphony, thank you.

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

The WA6SE for the LCD-3s. No question IMO.

 

True that. I've got WA2, WA6-SE, LCD-2 r1 and LCD-3. Now, the tubes I have in WA2 is stock, whereas I use USAF-596 and Sylvania 6DR7's in WA6-SE. I perceive that WA2's smoothness with LCD-x makes them a bit dull to be honest. LCD-3 needs an amp that can pull out the midrange a tad, which WA6-SE with the mentioned tubes definitely does, whereas WA2 doesn't.

 

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

looking for advice on my next set of cans to use with my WA2 and Marantz 2245.

eyeballing LCD2 (rev 1 most likely, but is there really that big a difference?), HE500 or T1.

i love the HD650 sound, so i'd think the Audeze would be good, but im also a detail fiend and have loved Beyers as well.  But def prefer'd the 650 over my 990's

I have HD 650 too, and I would definitely get LCD-2 r1 (first) if you enjoy HD 650 a lot. T1 is quite another animal imo.

post #710 of 980

I agree with Norway that the WA2 doesn't make the LCD-X sound very upfront. I like it that way (too) - but I would imagine the broader appeal will be towards the way that the more powerful transfomer coupled amps like WA6(SE) and WA22 presents the Audezes. I have the WA22 and tend to prefer it to the WA2 with orthos, but I still think the WA2 has its own right with the Audezes - in a more subtle way.

 

To put it another way: If one needs an amp for an LCD-2/3, the WA6SE  might be the better/safer choice. If you already have got the WA2, there is no reason IMO not to try out the Audezes. (I must add that I haven't heard the WA22 - but from what I read and construction-wise as well - it is close to the WA22)

 
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Originally Posted by okw3188 View Post

Would like to seek advice on Woo Audio WA6SE versus WA2 driving Audeze LCD-3. My listening preference is mainly jazz vocal & classical symphony, thank you.

 

 

 
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Originally Posted by Norway View Post

 

 

True that. I've got WA2, WA6-SE, LCD-2 r1 and LCD-3. Now, the tubes I have in WA2 is stock, whereas I use USAF-596 and Sylvania 6DR7's in WA6-SE. I perceive that WA2's smoothness with LCD-x makes them a bit dull to be honest. LCD-3 needs an amp that can pull out the midrange a tad, which WA6-SE with the mentioned tubes definitely does, whereas WA2 doesn't.

 

I have HD 650 too, and I would definitely get LCD-2 r1 (first) if you enjoy HD 650 a lot. T1 is quite another animal imo.


Edited by ardilla - 11/3/12 at 1:55pm
post #711 of 980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

looking for advice on my next set of cans to use with my WA2 and Marantz 2245.
eyeballing LCD2 (rev 1 most likely, but is there really that big a difference?), HE500 or T1.
i love the HD650 sound, so i'd think the Audeze would be good, but im also a detail fiend and have loved Beyers as well.  But def prefer'd the 650 over my 990's

Find a way to try out the T1's with your Woo2. Great combo - my favourite sound signature for most music.

The T1's sound great with my Pioneer SX-980: Woo2 for classical and live performances, Pioneer for rock, Tom Waits, anything where a bit more of an edge is preferred.

LCD-2 + Woo2 did nothing special for my ears.
post #712 of 980

Been listening to my WA2 with an old JAN RCA 6AS7G on classical vocal & Miles Davis jazz. I finally understand the sound of "silky" smooth.

post #713 of 980
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Originally Posted by okw3188 View Post

Been listening to my WA2 with an old JAN RCA 6AS7G on classical vocal & Miles Davis jazz. I finally understand the sound of "silky" smooth.


I still find it to be the best tube in the WA2. Enjoy!

post #714 of 980

WA2 = silky, that's right. If you do not like silky, stay away  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by okw3188 View Post

Been listening to my WA2 with an old JAN RCA 6AS7G on classical vocal & Miles Davis jazz. I finally understand the sound of "silky" smooth.

post #715 of 980
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Originally Posted by okw3188 View Post

Been listening to my WA2 with an old JAN RCA 6AS7G on classical vocal & Miles Davis jazz. I finally understand the sound of "silky" smooth.

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post #716 of 980
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Originally Posted by okw3188 View Post

Been listening to my WA2 with an old JAN RCA 6AS7G on classical vocal & Miles Davis jazz. I finally understand the sound of "silky" smooth.

 

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post


I still find it to be the best tube in the WA2. Enjoy!


Absolutely, I like it even better than Tung-Sol 5998 this far! o2smile.gif

post #717 of 980

I like the 6AS7G.  But i have always had issues with noise.

the best thing about the 6AS7's are they can be found relatively cheap compared to the 5998's

post #718 of 980
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

I like the 6AS7G.  But i have always had issues with noise.

the best thing about the 6AS7's are they can be found relatively cheap compared to the 5998's

Yes, my tube oracle told me that they need to be closely matched: If the triodes aren't closely matched or there's plate current difference the tubes may hum in circuit. WA2 is picky with these.

 

5998's was not as warm and silky as the 6AS7G's, but offered better dynamics.

post #719 of 980
ok guys so i am ready to buy a wa2 and have the t1 after reading the thread i see that the ez80 rectifier is good enough, and that the 7236 nos tubes are a good upgrade but which driver tubes should i get? are the 6922 jan tubes good for the t1. If you guys recommend a different setup for the t1 at a decent price let me know. thanks everyone!
post #720 of 980
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Originally Posted by gmoney80 View Post

ok guys so i am ready to buy a wa2 and have the t1 after reading the thread i see that the ez80 rectifier is good enough, and that the 7236 nos tubes are a good upgrade but which driver tubes should i get? are the 6922 jan tubes good for the t1. If you guys recommend a different setup for the t1 at a decent price let me know. thanks everyone!

 

the syl 7236 or ts5998 (if you can find them) are almost must-have upgrades. when i bought my wa2 i used this thread which really helped me see some of the options available for the other tubes.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/574969/good-tube-combinations-for-the-woo-audio-2

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