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post #121 of 322
Not have balanced headphone cable yet but Jack told me "Balanced (XLR) inputs work best for this model. If you use RCA input, the amp will not work in fully balanced mode."
post #122 of 322
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Originally Posted by rurika View Post
Not have balanced headphone cable yet but Jack told me "Balanced (XLR) inputs work best for this model. If you use RCA input, the amp will not work in fully balanced mode."
Meaning this amp does not have a phase splitter and does not output a balanced signal from RCA inputs?
I think that would be just stupid...
post #123 of 322
My WA22 is now ready to battle!!

post #124 of 322
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My WA22 is now ready to battle!!

Wow that is just beautiful man. I'll be ordering my WA22 within a month or so... this picture sort of eases the pain my wallet will be feeling when I order it!

Did you upgrade anything other than the rectifier tube? I was thinking about only upgrading the power tubes (for the 2W output) when I order the amp, then a month or so later, upgrading to a Sophia Princess.
post #125 of 322
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My WA22 is now ready to battle!!

sweet pic!
post #126 of 322
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Originally Posted by Kees View Post
Meaning this amp does not have a phase splitter and does not output a balanced signal from RCA inputs?
I think that would be just stupid...
You can use any outputs no matter what input you use. However, the amp will work better with the balanced input.
post #127 of 322
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You can use any outputs no matter what input you use. However, the amp will work better with the balanced input.
I don't see how that could be.
Have you experienced a difference in SQ between balanced input and RCA input?
post #128 of 322
Not yet.
post #129 of 322
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Originally Posted by TheAudioDude View Post
Wow that is just beautiful man. I'll be ordering my WA22 within a month or so... this picture sort of eases the pain my wallet will be feeling when I order it!

Did you upgrade anything other than the rectifier tube? I was thinking about only upgrading the power tubes (for the 2W output) when I order the amp, then a month or so later, upgrading to a Sophia Princess.
Yes, the Sylvania 7236 NOS 1963 power tubes are used instead of GE 6AS7GA tubes. I also plan to upgrade the driver tubes to be RCA 6SN7 Red Base later. The WA22 does not disappoint me anyway.

post #130 of 322
i got two pairs of d7000 denons last week, and have been saving for a WA 6SE with all options which i was about to order today, but now that i see this thread of the WA22, im debating if i should get this one instead,
but since im using the common 1/4 jack, should i not get the WA22 and stick to the 6SE loaded, or will the quality still be better on the WA22s 1/4 jack compared to the 6SE....or am i wasting $ if i dont have xlr-balanced headphones?
or should i get the WA22, and then down the road find out how to get my d7000s modded to xlr cables (and also find a splitter since i want ot drive two pairs of headphones at once).
thanks for any advice, i plan on a mix of 80% music and 20% video/movies. if someone can advise me i thank you in advance
post #131 of 322
I'm curious about how the WA22 sound compare to WA6SE, any comment on this would appreciate because I'm really tempting to swap into a WA22, thanks.
post #132 of 322
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Originally Posted by terranaut View Post
i got two pairs of d7000 denons last week, and have been saving for a WA 6SE with all options which i was about to order today, but now that i see this thread of the WA22, im debating if i should get this one instead,
but since im using the common 1/4 jack, should i not get the WA22 and stick to the 6SE loaded, or will the quality still be better on the WA22s 1/4 jack compared to the 6SE....or am i wasting $ if i dont have xlr-balanced headphones?
or should i get the WA22, and then down the road find out how to get my d7000s modded to xlr cables (and also find a splitter since i want ot drive two pairs of headphones at once).
thanks for any advice, i plan on a mix of 80% music and 20% video/movies. if someone can advise me i thank you in advance
I'm getting the WA22 (once my wallet recovers from the DAC I just bought), and my D7000s aren't balanced yet. I read on these forums that you simply have to re-terminate the D7000s, since the four wires are already there. You can buy an XLR connector for a few bucks I think. It should be very simple.
post #133 of 322
thanks. i guess i can get the WA22 loaded instead of the WA6SE loaded model ($4xx difference), and then use my two D7000s split a 1/4" splitter on the 1/4" output, and by years end, ship my headphones over to thecablepro.com since he does custom cabling and knows his connectors better than i, and have him switch those 1/4" ends over to xlr ends, and then have him make a xlr splitter for the two d7000s to be used at once, and a xlr extension cable as well.
if a person is using xlr splitter and xlr 15' extension, is it better to split before the extension, or split after the extension?
....now wheres that woo audio coupon on fatwallet....
post #134 of 322
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Originally Posted by TheAudioDude View Post
I sent Jack an e-mail today about the WA22 and I mentioned the WA6SE. He said that the WA22 outputs less power than the WA6SE, which I didn't expect. But I'm still pretty much leaning towards the WA22, mostly since it's incredibly easy to balance the Denon AH-D7000s (which should be arriving this week). Although more power for less money is always a good thing. He also mentioned that both amps drive the D7000s very easily, which is reassuring to me.
Is this because it only uses one 5AR4 or GZ34 rectifier? The WA2 and WA5LE both use two rectification tubes.

I am worried that the WA22 may not drive HD800s properly if its a little shy on power.
post #135 of 322
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I am worried that the WA22 may not drive HD800s properly if its a little shy on power.
that's a silly thing to be worried about. the WA22 is a powerhouse

just because other things are more powerful, doesnt make it weak. the Viper has less horsepower than an Enzo - but i'm not concerned that I wont be able to break the speed limit with a Viper
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