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post #23986 of 30402

Please don't tell us stuff like that  wink_face.gif

post #23987 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

And to think that they were selling for $8 a piece about a year ago.


Ouch.  Still love the 596, even at it's new price.  Would have bought a crate of them for $8

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I am sure he means $80 smily_headphones1.gif
post #23989 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I am sure he means $80 smily_headphones1.gif

 

That makes sense but I've seen some crazy price increases on tubes that became suddenly popular.

 

Certainly no regrets at $80 - the 596 hasn't been out of the WA6-SE since it arrived.  It's also been a good match with the 6GL7s which I never found appealing with other rectifiers.  The 596/6GL7 may be the most powerful tube combo available for the WA6-SE and has been a fantastic combination for the LCD3s.

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I am sure he means $80 smily_headphones1.gif

 

Probably not, I remember my first 596 purchase was much less.

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I am sure he means $80 smily_headphones1.gif

 

Probably not, I remember my first 596 purchase was much less.

Initially, I spotted prices in the wild between $8-$13...oh, and I got in early.wink.gif

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Edited by PanamaRed - 1/31/13 at 5:55pm
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Has anyone here tested Asus' Xonar Essence One? (possibly with hd800s)

I'm thinking of upgrading to a tube amp, possibly WA2.. or if i can aim higher a WA22.

How much of a difference really is there going from a low-mid end amp to something like WA22 (considering a good dac is used)?

post #23994 of 30402

i don't think you'd get the best out of the HD 800s if u get the essence one. 

 

the WA2 sounds great with the HD 800s and the WA22 is well known to be an amazing pair with the HD 800s

 

guessing, i would say the difference between essence one and WA2 is huge, and then a smaller but still noticeable difference jumping up to the WA22

post #23995 of 30402

C20H25N3O 

 

If you're going to aim, then aim higher and shoot for the WA22. But only if you can spend for "balanced drive." 

post #23996 of 30402

LCD3 or HD800 with Woo WA22?

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Originally Posted by obsydian View Post

LCD3 or HD800 with Woo WA22?

HD800. 

post #23998 of 30402
Both..
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Originally Posted by obsydian View Post

LCD3 or HD800 with Woo WA22?
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Both..

Naturally...biggrin.gif

post #24000 of 30402

my HD800's are spectacular with the WA22...they still retain all the qualities that make them fantastic: accurate, open, wide soundstage, crystal clear highs, no veil whatsoever, etc.  The WA22 adds just a touch a warmth-nothing that would color the music, but just enhances the low end.  Perfect!

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