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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

1000

 

 

Socket savers make amps look silly

 

I love the look of the LF339, though.

post #23762 of 31884
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

 

Depending on what genre of music and headphone.  USAF 596, EML 5U4G/274B, or Mullard GZ34 metal base.

 

+1

post #23763 of 31884
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

1000

 

 

Socket savers make amps look silly

Kind of like wearing spats over your shoes....

 

 

1000

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Just bought a WA5 from a great headfier. 

join in the team!

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Originally Posted by LiuTim View Post

Just bought a WA5 from a great headfier. 

join in the team!

That is some big person headphone amping! Congrats...

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I have searched for any reference to a DAC, suitable for the Woo wa6SE, in these threads back to 1/1/11.  I have found little information that was helpful.  Since so many new DAC’s have come out in the last 2 years, I decided not to go further as suggestions might not be relevant to current day options.  
I listen to Blues, Jazz, Pop, 60's to 80's Rock through Audeze LCD 2.2 headphones.  I have read a great deal on various DAC’s and keep vacillating between suitable possibilities.   I am currently interested in the  Anedio D2 Dac.  The problem is that $1450 is a lot of money for a DAC that has both  balanced outputs and a headphone amp (or preamp) that I would not need with the Woo wa6SE .  The DAC will be hooked up by a toslink digital cable to music sources, not usb.
Does anyone have any suggestions for premium DAC’s under $1000.  I am not one who will buy the next best thing in a few years.  I am looking for something that I will be pleased with for a long time.
Thank you for your answers, and please repeat your answers if you said something about this in the past.

OneTallGuy   

 

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Originally Posted by LiuTim View Post

Just bought a WA5 from a great headfier. 

join in the team!

 

It's a great day in the Bay...welcome!

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post #23768 of 31884
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

1000

 

 

Socket savers make amps look silly

 

Admittedly, I've been holding out for aesthetic reasons - don't like way they look. But, I roll too often, so 'savers' are on the horizon.

post #23769 of 31884
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Originally Posted by OneTallGuy View Post

I have searched for any reference to a DAC, suitable for the Woo wa6SE, in these threads back to 1/1/11.  I have found little information that was helpful.  Since so many new DAC’s have come out in the last 2 years, I decided not to go further as suggestions might not be relevant to current day options.  
I listen to Blues, Jazz, Pop, 60's to 80's Rock through Audeze LCD 2.2 headphones.  I have read a great deal on various DAC’s and keep vacillating between suitable possibilities.   I am currently interested in the  Anedio D2 Dac.  The problem is that $1450 is a lot of money for a DAC that has both  balanced outputs and a headphone amp (or preamp) that I would not need with the Woo wa6SE .  The DAC will be hooked up by a toslink digital cable to music sources, not usb.
Does anyone have any suggestions for premium DAC’s under $1000.  I am not one who will buy the next best thing in a few years.  I am looking for something that I will be pleased with for a long time.
Thank you for your answers, and please repeat your answers if you said something about this in the past.

OneTallGuy   

 

 

I really enjoyed my WA6SE when I had it, paired with the Stello DA100. It's an old DAC now, but still excellent nonetheless IMO. The regular version has two optical inputs btw.

post #23770 of 31884
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Admittedly, I've been holding out for aesthetic reasons - don't like way they look. But, I roll too often, so 'savers' are on the horizon.

 

If you need a seller, pm me ;)

post #23771 of 31884
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Admittedly, I've been holding out for aesthetic reasons - don't like way they look. But, I roll too often, so 'savers' are on the horizon.

Throw aesthetics to the wind and just listen to the music! :)

It will release you from the those visuals, the ever binding chains,

to be able to appreciate the beauty beneath the skin!

Of course, I've had a hard time with that as well.

 

Just a thought. :)

post #23772 of 31884
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Admittedly, I've been holding out for aesthetic reasons - don't like way they look. But, I roll too often, so 'savers' are on the horizon.

Throw aesthetics to the wind and just listen to the music! :)

It will release you from the those visuals, the ever binding chains,

to be able to appreciate the beauty beneath the skin!

Of course, I've had a hard time with that as well.

 

Just a thought. :)

 

biggrin.gif I'm with you! Actually, in-session presents no problem - often listen in low-light, no light. It's during the day walking in and out of the room that would make my eyes twitch. Hmmm, maybe an amp cover/dust cover. 

post #23773 of 31884
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Originally Posted by OneTallGuy View Post

I have read a great deal on various DAC’s and keep vacillating between suitable possibilities.   I am currently interested in the  Anedio D2 Dac.  

 

What are you considering as candidates, which have you disregarded and why?

post #23774 of 31884
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Originally Posted by OneTallGuy View Post

I have searched for any reference to a DAC, suitable for the Woo wa6SE, in these threads back to 1/1/11.  I have found little information that was helpful.  Since so many new DAC’s have come out in the last 2 years, I decided not to go further as suggestions might not be relevant to current day options.  
I listen to Blues, Jazz, Pop, 60's to 80's Rock through Audeze LCD 2.2 headphones.  I have read a great deal on various DAC’s and keep vacillating between suitable possibilities.   I am currently interested in the  Anedio D2 Dac.  The problem is that $1450 is a lot of money for a DAC that has both  balanced outputs and a headphone amp (or preamp) that I would not need with the Woo wa6SE .  The DAC will be hooked up by a toslink digital cable to music sources, not usb.
Does anyone have any suggestions for premium DAC’s under $1000.  I am not one who will buy the next best thing in a few years.  I am looking for something that I will be pleased with for a long time.
Thank you for your answers, and please repeat your answers if you said something about this in the past.

OneTallGuy   

 

I only own the "lowly" WA6 but I just got a Peachtree DacIt and it clearly is better than the NOVA I had.  Both have 32 bit Sabre Dacs but the DacIt is a more recent iteration.  Just a thought.

post #23775 of 31884
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Originally Posted by Wapiti View Post

What are you considering as candidates, which have you disregarded and why?

For various reasons I have eliminated the following:

Yulong Sabre D18
Little Dot DAC
Cambridge Audio Dac Magic
Schiit Bifrost
Benchmark Dac 1
Centrance Dacport
Woo WDS-1 Dac
Yulong D100
Schiit Modi
Violectric V800
Benchmark Dac 2

None of the rejections listed above are written in stone.  I have not had any opportunity to listen to any of the above, with the exception of the Woo WDS-1 at the Denver audio fest this October.  My negative feelings are based solely on extensive readings of users in Head-Fi.

If anyone has strong positive feelings, from first hand usage, on any of the above I would gladly review my readings and decisions.

What I really would like is a DAC as good as the Aneido D2 DAC, without the extra cost for electronics I will not use.

Thank you for any assistance.
OneTallGuy

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