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post #811 of 1026
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

Makes me want one... smily_headphones1.gif

 

you should, my wa2 is a beauty. soon i will have hd800 and then i will be very happy indeed 

post #812 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

omg they finally released the WA2 review they promised on the LF339 review!@#!@#!

 

exciting **** here.

 

i see the words silky and smooth are used here :D ;won't Ardilla be happy :tongue_smile:

 

Lieven is a indeed a review copycat ;)

 

But I still like the WA2 with the LCD-2/3, though.. in a very very silky and smooth way.......

post #813 of 1026
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Lieven is a indeed a review copycat ;)

 

But I still like the WA2 with the LCD-2/3, though.. in a very very silky and smooth way.......

 

i did not think it would power them

post #814 of 1026
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i did not think it would power them

 

depends on your setup, i haven't had very good results (except with RCA 6AS7G), but other people have reported it to work well.

 

never was able to find out if there ever was some sort of revision to WA2 or something. i know i can get them somewhat loud, but not enough for me.

post #815 of 1026
Hi everyone, I'm planning to buy a WA2 for my HD700s: I'd like to hear from you some impressions about this combo.
post #816 of 1026

WA2 makes any headphones it can drive sound amazing.

 

from 300 ohm senns to 250 and 600 ohm beyers, its all good.

post #817 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

WA2 makes any headphones it can drive sound amazing.

from 300 ohm senns to 250 and 600 ohm beyers, its all good.

Exactly for that reason I'm a bit concerned about the HD700s, being 150 ohm...Maybe not problematic at all, but perhaps not optimal...
I'm looking for an amp that could warms high and mid-high frequencies: actually I feel them too much thin and metallic with Asgard, especially on pop records.
post #818 of 1026
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Exactly for that reason I'm a bit concerned about the HD700s, being 150 ohm...Maybe not problematic at all, but perhaps not optimal...
I'm looking for an amp that could warms high and mid-high frequencies: actually I feel them too much thin and metallic with Asgard, especially on pop records.

 

I actually heard the hd700 but only briefly about 2 weeks ago. They sounded good through the

wa2. I dont think yo will have any problems. I was using different tubes though not stock. 

post #819 of 1026
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Originally Posted by eleathar View Post

Exactly for that reason I'm a bit concerned about the HD700s, being 150 ohm...Maybe not problematic at all, but perhaps not optimal...
I'm looking for an amp that could warms high and mid-high frequencies: actually I feel them too much thin and metallic with Asgard, especially on pop records.

Wa2 is much better, you can also upgrade to T1 or HD 800 with WA2 in the future
post #820 of 1026
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

 

i did not think it would power them

 

The WA2 with the Audezes work very well for me, regardless of driver tubes I've tried; 6080, 5998, 6A7SG

 

The WA2 makes the Audezes very laid back, though. But in a way I really like. But not everyone's taste. 

post #821 of 1026
Yeah makes audezes very thick and tubey analog sounding, quite lush. If you like detail speed and dynamics from the lcd-2 definitely not recommended. For listening at a modest volume and wanting a laid back presentation, its pretty good.
post #822 of 1026
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Yeah makes audezes very thick and tubey analog sounding, quite lush. If you like detail speed and dynamics from the lcd-2 definitely not recommended. For listening at a modest volume and wanting a laid back presentation, its pretty good.

 

Totally spot on in the bulls eye indeed :D

post #823 of 1026
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Totally spot on in the bulls eye indeed :D

 

What you're saying is you're not satisfied until every bit of detail is distorted away? Haha. WA2 is not my top pic for LCD-2 and -3, but I find the amp quite extraordinary with D7000 – that's lushness at its best.

 

Dubstepgirl, I have two pair of 6AS7G but both are humming a bit (which I've heard is quite common). Are 6AS7G from RCA known to be more silent or should the tubes lie within some threshold measurement wise? If so, do you (or anyone else) know the threshold?

post #824 of 1026
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What you're saying is you're not satisfied until every bit of detail is distorted away? Haha. WA2 is not my top pic for LCD-2 and -3, but I find the amp quite extraordinary with D7000 – that's lushness at its best.

 

Dubstepgirl, I have two pair of 6AS7G but both are humming a bit (which I've heard is quite common). Are 6AS7G from RCA known to be more silent or should the tubes lie within some threshold measurement wise? If so, do you (or anyone else) know the threshold?

 

RCA 6AS7G are known to be noisy and microphonic unfortunately. its all luck that you get a good noise-free pair.

 
i bought a cheap pair for like $12 on ebay and its been problem free, zero noise and microphonics, only some microphonics as its heating up but then zero problems, so YMMV. other 6AS7Gs may or may not have this as well, but the RCA are particularly problematic.
post #825 of 1026

Thank you DubstepGirl.

 

You asked me a couple of days ago how I find WA2 as a preamp. I'm still reviewing it, but the 6AS7G tubes were unusable for the JBL 4430's as there was just to much humming (not that bad with high impedance headphones). Tung Sol 5998 is ok, but then again, you don't get the fantastic sound of 6AS7G. Compared to the preamp in Mytek 192 DSD DAC (which I use as a DAC when WA2 is pre) I think it adds a tad of meat to the bone, but I will probably not use WA2 as preamp in the long run. I think Mytek 192 works fantastic on its own. Also, I see you have one too :)

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