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We no jokin', baby! I'm walking to your in-box right now...

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I'm listening to Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra with the Beyer T90 using the new Rein Audio X3 DAC, WA2 as pre amp and Lafigaro 339 as amp and it's simply awesome.

Just to say that using a quality dac really ups the quality of your system. Just my 2 cents for the Dubstep Girl upgrading discussion wink.gif

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Hello everybody,

Recently I decide to buy a wa5le to go with my HD800.
Now the question is whether or not I should spend another thousand to take the part upgrade. I will go for tubes upgrades for sure, as Jack pointed out that tubes can improve the sonic performance greatly. but he did not mention how parts upgrade can influence the sound in real hearing.
Has anyone who has heard both the stock and Maxxed? I would appreciate it very much if you can share your thoughts.

Or, to those who are the current owner, is your wa5le stock or with parts upgrade?

I am new here, and I appreciate your ideas. Thanks !

Steven
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I'm listening to Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra with the Beyer T90 using the new Rein Audio X3 DAC, WA2 as pre amp and Lafigaro 339 as amp and it's simply awesome.

Just to say that using a quality dac really ups the quality of your system. Just my 2 cents for the Dubstep Girl upgrading discussion wink.gif

I agree - that binaural recording really shines when the entire system is capable. For me it is a Violectric V800 DAC ahead of either a WA3+ or WA7 to the T90. Both result in a stellar listening experience.

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Originally Posted by stevendjm View Post

Hello everybody,

Recently I decide to buy a wa5le to go with my HD800.
Now the question is whether or not I should spend another thousand to take the part upgrade. I will go for tubes upgrades for sure, as Jack pointed out that tubes can improve the sonic performance greatly. but he did not mention how parts upgrade can influence the sound in real hearing.
Has anyone who has heard both the stock and Maxxed? I would appreciate it very much if you can share your thoughts.

Or, to those who are the current owner, is your wa5le stock or with parts upgrade?

I am new here, and I appreciate your ideas. Thanks !

Steven

 

Based on what I've seen, heard and read: in some cases, a parts upgrade may or may not return a sonic enhancement. This has been my listening experience with other amps (not WooAudio amps) and it will depend on the parts in question as well.

 

However, I know your question here is specific: based on Jack's comments and owners past and present, my impression is the selected upgrades for the WA5 & LE will improve the amp's performance and reliability. Something to consider if you keep the amp.

 

Tubes are available for fine tuning...

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We no jokin', baby! I'm walking to your in-box right now...

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So... this is what I awoke to! rolleyes.gif I'm going back to bed!

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Beautiful!

 

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Beautiful!

 

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And can cause sleepless nights. I recently had the same sleepless experience when I saw your listening room. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I'm listening to Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra with the Beyer T90 using the new Rein Audio X3 DAC, WA2 as pre amp and Lafigaro 339 as amp and it's simply awesome.

Just to say that using a quality dac really ups the quality of your system. Just my 2 cents for the Dubstep Girl upgrading discussion wink.gif

 

thanks. im still looking at amp/dac upgrades. WA22 and a 1k dac seems to be the best way to go as of now.  

 

W4S is still my first choice, but then i saw a post somewhere on here that DLIII with a USB/SPDIF converter isn't enough of a difference to make the upgrade to W4S worth it. and then theres posts saying that its much better.

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thanks. im still looking at amp/dac upgrades. WA22 and a 1k dac seems to be the best way to go as of now.  

 

W4S is still my first choice, but then i saw a post somewhere on here that DLIII with a USB/SPDIF converter isn't enough of a difference to make the upgrade to W4S worth it. and then theres posts saying that its much better.

If you decide to keep the HE-500, you may want to experiment with some spectral shaping. If you use JRiver Media Center, Foobar2000, WinAmp or other windows PC player that supports VST plugins there is an excellent EQ called electri-Q that rivals many top end studio digital EQ processors (which are used frequently in mastering the music we hear.) I have developed several curves using a headphone measurement system that brings out the details in the high end without becoming harsh for the HE-500. If you decide to try that route let me know and I can send you the parameters used to change the spectrum.

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I'm listening to Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra with the Beyer T90 using the new Rein Audio X3 DAC, WA2 as pre amp and Lafigaro 339 as amp and it's simply awesome.

Just to say that using a quality dac really ups the quality of your system. Just my 2 cents for the Dubstep Girl upgrading discussion wink.gif

 

thanks. im still looking at amp/dac upgrades. WA22 and a 1k dac seems to be the best way to go as of now.  

 

W4S is still my first choice, but then i saw a post somewhere on here that DLIII with a USB/SPDIF converter isn't enough of a difference to make the upgrade to W4S worth it. and then theres posts saying that its much better.

 

Typical Head-Fi...rolleyes.gif

 

The W4S DAC-2 was a very nice and noticeable upgrade from my DacMagic Plus. I am very pleased. A few members have an issue with W4S's USB implementation. There will be an upgrade in a month or so for an enhanced USB for all current DAC-2 owners, if you want to purchase it. I am on the fence, since I am not unhappy with the current performance. I do appreciate the upgrade ability of the W4S Dac's. Nice to know that you can stay current, if you choose to.

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And can cause sleepless nights. I recently had the same sleepless experience when I saw your listening room. biggrin.gif

 

Thanks Silent One.

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Typical Head-Fi...rolleyes.gif

 

The W4S DAC-2 was a very nice and noticeable upgrade from my DacMagic Plus. I am very pleased. A few members have an issue with W4S's USB implementation. There will be an upgrade in a month or so for an enhanced USB for all current DAC-2 owners, if you want to purchase it. I am on the fence, since I am not unhappy with the current performance. I do appreciate the upgrade ability of the W4S Dac's. Nice to know that you can stay current, if you choose to.

 

A strong selling point with me at the time, since I had little money and DACs were flying out the window from manufacturers left and right. A Dimeevil_smiley.gifa dozen I tell ya.

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

 

Typical Head-Fi...rolleyes.gif

 

The W4S DAC-2 was a very nice and noticeable upgrade from my DacMagic Plus. I am very pleased. A few members have an issue with W4S's USB implementation. There will be an upgrade in a month or so for an enhanced USB for all current DAC-2 owners, if you want to purchase it. I am on the fence, since I am not unhappy with the current performance. I do appreciate the upgrade ability of the W4S Dac's. Nice to know that you can stay current, if you choose to.

 

A strong selling point with me at the time, since I had little money and DACs were flying out the window from manufacturers left and right. A Dimeevil_smiley.gifa dozen I tell ya.

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Any WA5 owners have some experience pairing with Zu Audio speakers care to share their thoughts, I just ordered on a pair of Soul Supreme speakers but they're a few weeks off and I couldn't audition them in store. Just crossing my fingers and hoping for some good synergy when they arrive for now.
Also I've been getting some loud sparodic popping coming from my left channel, this is my first tube amp so I'm not quite sure, but I think it would be the driver tubes. The popping stopped when I swapped back to the stock tubes.
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