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those are sweet!

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more amp porn please!

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Very nice. Very very nice. I love how the silver Woos refract the glow of the tubes. :)

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those are sweet!

Thanks! Yours are not so bad either!k701smile.gif

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1000

 

wow...

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I gots my WA6 and well, it's good, not great. The sound is good, has dynamics, and has some soundstage. The soundstage isn't really as good as my Lyr, and also, the gain is an issue. I have to turn the volume all the way up to get my normal listening level.

Will the soundstage open up with a new rectifier? Or burn in? And will the instrument separation become better?

Also, any way to increase gain? Not the impedence switch, ik that haha. Like, do different drivers/power have different gain?


Also, how do u get such good pics of the tubes?!? Do you photoshop some effects like contrast and saturation? I really wanna take some pics like thatlol they look so damn good?
Edited by DutchGFX - 4/26/13 at 9:03pm
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well, the sophia should open the sound up alot compared to the stock rectifier which sucks. some drivers have more gain (6GL7, 6DR7, 6FD7, 6CY7 all have more gain), not sure which one would be best though.

 

the WA6 simply lacks power for your hifiman. the WA6-SE would of been much better confused_face.gif for me with my HE-500, with 6GL7, its extremely loud at a little under 10 o clock. deafening/clipping loud at noon-1ish


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/26/13 at 9:07pm
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Haha iik but, I dont have the $$$ I'm just a HS student frown.gif I don't feel they lack the slam or dynamics, just simply the volume. Do u happen to know which has the most gain? And doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Haha thanks for all ur help
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The WA6SE has power to spare for most headphones and I agree with Dubstep Girl, it would work well with your HE-400's.  The WA7 would also be nice with the HE-400's I think.

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Haha iik but, I dont have the $$$ I'm just a HS student frown.gif I don't feel they lack the slam or dynamics, just simply the volume. Do u happen to know which has the most gain? And doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Haha thanks for all ur help

Check this link:

 

http://wooaudio.com/docs/wooaudio_amplifier_comparisons.pdf

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The WA6SE has power to spare for most headphones and I agree with Dubstep Girl, it would work well with your HE-400's.  The WA7 would also be nice with the HE-400's I think.

 

hes using the HE5-LE which is worse, much more power demanding than HE-400 or HE-500. hifiman recommends at least 2W for HE5-LE.

 

 

 

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Haha iik but, I dont have the $$$ I'm just a HS student frown.gif I don't feel they lack the slam or dynamics, just simply the volume. Do u happen to know which has the most gain? And doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Haha thanks for all ur help
 
im an unemployed 2yr college graduate in debt, i'm pretty poor too frown.gif
 
check out the 6DR7 or 6CY7 (the 6DR7 seems to be better than 6CY7), 6FD7 has slightly less gain, 6GL7 seems to have about the same as 6DR7/6CY7 but is more expensive cause of adapters.
 
 

Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/26/13 at 9:31pm
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hes using the HE5-LE which is worse, much more power demanding than HE-400 or HE-500. hifiman recommends at least 2W for HE5-LE.

 

 

 

Oh.  I was going off his signature. confused_face(1).gif

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The WA6SE has power to spare for most headphones and I agree with Dubstep Girl, it would work well with your HE-400's.  The WA7 would also be nice with the HE-400's I think.

 

hes using the HE5-LE which is worse, much more power demanding than HE-400 or HE-500. hifiman recommends at least 2W for HE5-LE.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Haha iik but, I dont have the $$$ I'm just a HS student frown.gif I don't feel they lack the slam or dynamics, just simply the volume. Do u happen to know which has the most gain? And doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Haha thanks for all ur help
 
im an unemployed 2yr college graduate in debt, i'm pretty poor too frown.gif
 
check out the 6DR7 or 6CY7 (the 6DR7 seems to be better than 6CY7), 6FD7 has slightly less gain, 6GL7 seems to have about the same as 6DR7/6CY7 but is more expensive cause of adapters.
 
 

 

Well... you are in good company. I try not to complain - I have been on sabbatical the last few years without income. But even on days when I feel pretty poor, I still realize I have more than others who are worse off. I am, however, looking forward to returning to work Autumn 2013.

 

If it encourages anyone, especially DutchGFX, I was unemployed when I saved up for my first Woo. I did this (and continue to do so) by being patient and selling personal possessions. This can take rolleyes.gifa while. But since 2009, I periodically assess stuff I bought and enjoyed in times past, when I was gainfully employed. AND bought biggrin.gifstuff several moons back. My first head-fi rig based on the WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition - I often spell out the model name 'cause I miss my first tube amp dearly - was done completely by selling stuff both locally and on eBay. No income... at... all. May this serve as inspiration to some of you.

 

Eventually... you all can get there.

 

What's more,  fellow members will always step in and help others get on their way. This is encouraging for the hobby and I'd like to see more of this. I gave away two USAF-596 rectifiers last year, to help a couple of outstanding members on their way. It felt great! Though privately, a few concerned members asked what was in the teaksc75smile.gif I was drinking.


Edited by Silent One - 4/26/13 at 10:25pm
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Haha iik but, I dont have the $$$ I'm just a HS student frown.gif I don't feel they lack the slam or dynamics, just simply the volume. Do u happen to know which has the most gain? And doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Haha thanks for all ur help

 

Greetings ~

 

Your post highlights the reason why I tried to step in and bridge the gap for you on a Pre-Owned WA6SE. You had previously shared your status as a minor and limited funds. I also tried to make a case to your parents (through you) on your behalf. wink_face.gif

 

I originally saved up for a WA6 but quickly realized near immediate needs sitting on the horizon; waited an additional 3-4 months and addressed my needs properly. Current needs and the ones that would have been forcing their way into my home shortly after the purchase of a WA6.

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Great pix magiccabbage; GalaxyGuy! 

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