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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

 

i mean the actual impedance of the output.  not the range of headphones that are compatible with it.  i  haven't been able to find it posted anywhere

 



Thanks for clarifying. I just checked the manual. Happy  No more info disclosed there than the website. However, Jack is very good and very quick to tech questions. I'd be interested in learning what you find. Additionally, how you'll use this info. As a fellow owner, you might be onto to something... I don't want to miss out (or Dubstep Girl).

 

Viva La WA6SE owners!


Edited by Silent One - 11/9/11 at 11:08am
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the output impedance can give me an idea of the damping factor and overall control the amps will have over different impedance cans.  im especially interested in the WA2.  because if its low enough then it should drive lower imp cans fairly well.  and if it can then i'll probably go that route.  im jsut worried about its versatility

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i saw on one review that the WA2 is great for any impedance. while better for higher impedance, it does a good job with grados and other lower impedance cans even iems.

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Some nights, I wonder what a 600 ohm can would sound like on my 6 SE. And would it return a blacker background than a lower impedance can... say, 575 ohms lower.

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Edited by Silent One - 11/9/11 at 11:36am
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


OP, Danny, have a WA5LE.  I'm sure the ECC32 probably the best driver tubes for WA22 or WA5 but me just trying to be careful and use my money wisely.

 


 

I understand, I hope I didn't sound judgmental. I wanted to remind our members about Jack's compatiblity chart.
 

 

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I will be careful on ECC32 on WA5, Danny (OP) have issue with them.  Maybe he just have a bad pair.

 

The ECC32 are in the compatibility chart that Jack published for the WA5 and WA5-LE. I own the WA5-LE and two different pairs of ECC32 (brown base and black base) purchased from two different sellers and have no problems with them. I am sure if Jack even thought those tubes could be a problem they won't be published in the list.
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Originally Posted by SilentOne View Post

Some nights, I wonder what a 600 ohm can would sound like on my 6 SE. And would it return a blacker background than a lower impedance can... say, 575 ohms lower.

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i didn't notice much of a difference with my 990s as far as noise, haven't tested it tho.

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i didn't notice much of a difference with my 990s as far as noise, haven't tested it tho.


Thanks. Perhaps, it would be more efficient if I took my rig out on the road for a mini-meet and stick all kinds of cans inside my Woo (but not carelessly, mind you). biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by SilentOne View Post

Some nights, I wonder what a 600 ohm can would sound like on my 6 SE. And would it return a blacker background than a lower impedance can... say, 575 ohms lower.

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I've owned T1, DT880/600 and DT990/600. With the 6SE...

 

  • T1 sounded great. Not as balanced and sweet as with the WA2, but still quite nice. T1s sound more like HD800s on the 6SE than I've experienced with other tube amps.
  • DT880/600 sounded overly clinical to my ear, kind of approaching K702 territory. I much preferred the 880s with a warmer amp, including the Mapletree.
  • DT990/600 sounded nice but not excellent. The 6SE really tightened up the 990's bass, but I felt that the recessed mids were somewhat accentuated by the 6SE (especially in comparison with other tube amps). The DT990s presented an amping challenge -- if you wanted bass but not balance, the 6SE worked fine. If you wanted sweetness and balance, something like an Ear+ HD delivers, but at the expense of bass quality.

 

All exhibited a nicely black background and low noise floor. Hope this helps...

 

EDIT: Let me emphasize that none of these headphones sounded bad with the 6SE (just better in some ways than others) and that the opinions above are entirely based on my personal listening preferences. I know and respect the opinions of Head-Fi'ers who feel quite differently about these combinations.


Edited by Olias of Sunhillow - 11/9/11 at 12:38pm
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Jack responded to my question but didn't provide any output impedance numbers.

he said the 2 pushes most low impedance cans well unless they are notoriously difficult to drive.

he said both the 6se and 2 will drive denons, low imp beyers and grados  very well.

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

Jack responded to my question but didn't provide any output impedance numbers.

he said the 2 pushes most low impedance cans well unless they are notoriously difficult to drive.

he said both the 6se and 2 will drive denons, low imp beyers and grados  very well.


This matches my experience as well.

 

As I've mentioned in other places, I've never had a problem with the WA2's ability to drive anything (even the HE-6 sounds passable). It's more of a question of synergy between amp and can sound signatures.

 

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

Jack responded to my question but didn't provide any output impedance numbers.

he said the 2 pushes most low impedance cans well unless they are notoriously difficult to drive.

he said both the 6se and 2 will drive denons, low imp beyers and grados  very well.



I could see where knowing the numbers would prove more useful, as another generation of cans flood the market, you'll be right back at square one. Unsure about the number's non-published status.

 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post




I will be careful on ECC32 on WA5, Danny (OP) have issue with them.  Maybe he just have a bad pair.

 

The ECC32 are in the compatibility chart that Jack published for the WA5 and WA5-LE. I own the WA5-LE and two different pairs of ECC32 (brown base and black base) purchased from two different sellers and have no problems with them. I am sure if Jack even thought those tubes could be a problem they won't be published in the list.


When I got my pair of ECC32's I emailed Jack directly and he said they could be used as drivers for the WA22.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post



I've owned T1, DT880/600 and DT990/600. With the 6SE...

 

  • T1 sounded great. Not as balanced and sweet as with the WA2, but still quite nice. T1s sound more like HD800s on the 6SE than I've experienced with other tube amps.
  • DT880/600 sounded overly clinical to my ear, kind of approaching K702 territory. I much preferred the 880s with a warmer amp, including the Mapletree.
  • DT990/600 sounded nice but not excellent. The 6SE really tightened up the 990's bass, but I felt that the recessed mids were somewhat accentuated by the 6SE (especially in comparison with other tube amps). The DT990s presented an amping challenge -- if you wanted bass but not balance, the 6SE worked fine. If you wanted sweetness and balance, something like an Ear+ HD delivers, but at the expense of bass quality.

 

All exhibited a nicely black background and low noise floor. Hope this helps...


This helps in a BIG way! Plus, I don't really like to disturb my cables at rest in the system unless it's absolutely necessary. Guess we'll continue to dust and continue to play.

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Reply-to-edit: Your personal preference is understood. But your knowledge and experience with these cans is more than I have (none). Your contribution brings light to the matter. 

 


Edited by Silent One - 11/9/11 at 1:14pm
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/579514/name-your-best-audio-decisions-for-2011#post_7880024

 

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