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looks nice..! any subtle differences in the audio experience? 

 

Don't know if its placebo effect or not somehow before i don't think that spikes will make a change in sound. I do believe it now, Placebo or not i feel that the imaging & instrument separation becomes better and somehow makes everything section more refine..i'm liking it..biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

looks nice..! any subtle differences in the audio experience? 

 

Don't know if its placebo effect or not somehow before i don't think that spikes will make a change in sound. I do believe it now, Placebo or not i feel that the imaging & instrument separation becomes better and somehow makes everything section more refine..i'm liking it..biggrin.gif

 

This is good to hear. After about a month, try swapping them out and see what you think after a few days of going back to stock footers.

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This is good to hear. After about a month, try swapping them out and see what you think after a few days of going back to stock footers.

 

Will Do!!! beerchug.gif

post #21994 of 30405

Great pic Ardilla! A friend (you know who you are ;) ) just mailed me, he might let me borrow his WA2 for a year, how incredibly nice would that be!! 

Probably to hard to realize, but awesome gesture! He earned a free 596 :D

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Great pic Ardilla! A friend (you know who you are ;) ) just mailed me, he might let me borrow his WA2 for a year, how incredibly nice would that be!! 

Probably to hard to realize, but awesome gesture! He earned a free 596 :D

 

beerchug.gif

post #21996 of 30405

Well i have been readying through this forum now for two weeks, i can see this is going to cost me money WA6-SE here i come. I do love amps with tubes.

post #21997 of 30405
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Originally Posted by redcat2 View Post

Well i have been readying through this forum now for two weeks, i can see this is going to cost me money WA6-SE here i come. I do love amps with tubes.

 

You love them but your wallet does not...hehe..biggrin.gif

 

wait till you roll some OLB = Old Light Bulbs your wallet will hate it even more...tongue_smile.gif

post #21998 of 30405
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

Any update on the 596 adaptors from Woo..?

 

I feel like I ordered mine ages ago confused.gif

They should be shipping soon. When I ordered mine Jack said they will shipped at the end of this month.

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Good to hear folks are going to get to hear the 596 rectifier, its unique and defiantly worth a roll if you can get your hands on one and a suitable adapter!

 

Have secured a loan pair of LCD3 here in the UK and suspect that these will replace the PS1000 in my collection, should arrive tomorrow really excited about listening to them and enjoying with my recently updated phono stage. Anyone here using the LCD3 in their Woo?

 

Also been really getting back into appreciating the HD800 now I'm using an all tube source with the WA5, to say that the sound is anything except magical would be selling them short. Not bad for a pair of cans that 3 months ago I was considering selling!

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LCD-3 is great in wa2 and wa22
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

LCD-3 is great in wa2 and wa22

 

Should defiantly be in for a Woo treat then! I'm told these are from a new production and do have the option of buying and part-ex. It will also be reassuring given some of the discussion in the LCD3 thread that I can try the pair I want to buy for comfort, sonic's etc.

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Go!
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Someone got the full stock of 596 tubes so none are left. Sorry. At least I made some happy!

Edit: might have found a new batch!
Edited by Ultrainferno - 6/27/12 at 8:22am
post #22004 of 30405

Replying to some of the comments posted, my impression was LCD2 is underpowered by the WA6SE when compared to Meier Classic.

Not saying that it is underpowered in general.. It is still enjoyable, but i'd rather listen to it on the Classic.

 

Used the high Z jack for LCD2.  Made all the difference...

 

Had some time with the Sophia rectifier tonight

Overall, I preferred the stock made in china 274B when listening to HD800

- the soundstage is kinda lateral with the Sophia, somewhat similar to Classic.  The stock tube definitely added more depth.

- the bass is leaner and of higher quality

- there's more detail in the  mid and treble region

 

However, all these improvements do not complement the HD800.  

In fact, I think it makes it sounds edgy and bass light, although not as much as it does on the Classic.  

 

The stock tube is darker and has more emphasis on the bass area (a bit of bloom) which I thought was perfect with the HD800.

Also, HD800 inherently has a very wide soundstage, the stock tube added depth to it which makes it sounds more natural.


Edited by tropicana - 8/18/12 at 9:52pm
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However, all these improvements do not complement the HD800.  

In fact, I think it makes it sounds edgy and bass light, although not as much as it does on the Classic.  

 

 

 

The listening I've done with the HD800 leads me to beleive they are very source/amp dependant given there ultra transparent nature. I had tried several different source and rolling combos on the WA5 and was ready to give up on them until I received my Mapletree Ultra 4SE phono stage now fully loaded with Mundorf PIO caps and revamped PSU. Had been using the K1000 decided to roll in the HD800 and the result was cor, blimey these sound much better than I remember!

 

I realise now why when I bought them the salesman at Stone Audio brought in a carefully selected amplifier to demo them on.

 

I agree that the stock pair of Shugaung 274B I got with my WA5 isn't too bad at all.


Edited by San Raal - 6/27/12 at 8:54am
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