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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

 

No hurries, I'm very interest on this combo as my toy budget getting funds by sell old camera lens.

 

biggrin.gif Sellers Club - we are wise... and similar.

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

biggrin.gif Sellers Club - we are wise... and similar.

 

Has to, wifey not allowing to put in anymore toy budget.  somethings gotta gives, prefer the lens that is sitting in the draw than my beta22 or wa22.

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

 

Has to, wifey not allowing to put in anymore toy budget.  somethings gotta gives, prefer the lens that is sitting in the draw than my beta22 or wa22.

 

Diamond in the rough --

 

There's a hidden gem in all of this. Constraints from your wife, and well.......... from your rolleyes.gif wife, could actually take your listening experience higher. Think heightened senses and greater appreciation in the face of a shorter supply of wink.gifaudio/musical pleasure. 

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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

 

Have you tried the Sophia Electric 6SN7?  They beat out my Sylvania on bass.  A really great tube.

 

No, haven't tried the Sofia.  I have been looking for super-responsive bass tubes because the EML 300B mesh, while an utterly spectacular tube, could you a little bit of bass 'umph'.  So a responsive bass driver really rounds out the tubeset nicely.

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I've just noticed that my wa2 hiss whenever my hand touch the volume knob. But when I removed my hand the hiss disappear. 1st noticed this back when I was using the Hd600 but this become more obvious when I use the hd800. Doesn't happen with my previous amp though. Has anyone who's own a wa2 notice this issue? Is it something I should worry about?
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Interesting comments on the EAT tubes.   i am using the regular EML 300B and it sounds excellent . I am using tungol black pain round plates 6sn7GT and I currently have RCA 5U4G as the rectifiers.  I like this combo. I also fonf the stock shuguang 300B-98 to be a very nice tube

 

I would love to hear from someone who has the Sophia Royal Princess 300B.  I'm very curious how they sound-- especially compared to the EML.

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

 

Can you please try it with HD800 when you have a chance?  

 

I have the HD800 with the EML 300B Mesh, EML 5U4G Mesh, Sylvania drivers.  Haven't heard a headphone/amp combo that sounds better.  

 

I got a chance to audition the LCD 3 at the OC show a few weekends ago.  They weren't paired with a Woo, but they had some super tube amp they touted and I came away convinced the HD800 and WA5 was a better package.  I was prepared to throw down some cash and pick up a pair of LCDs-- but they didn't impress me as I expected they might.

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Originally Posted by reeltime View Post

 

I have the HD800 with the EML 300B Mesh, EML 5U4G Mesh, Sylvania drivers.  Haven't heard a headphone/amp combo that sounds better.  

 

 

 

I had tried EML 300B, 5U4G, with TS BGRP when I have my friend's WA5 in my house and love the combo.  I'm more interested "musicman59"'s impression on EAT 300B with HD800.

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This may be a little off topic, and if this is in the wrong place, I apologize.

 

I am fairly new to the headphone world, but not to the hi-fi game.  Anyway, I recently invested in a pair of HD600's and I have settled on a Woo amp for them and I am torn between the WA2, WA6se and the WA7.  I've never owned a tube amp before and definitely want the tube sound.

 

In the future I could myself growing into a pair of HD800's or something of similar caliber and I don't want to have to change my amp at that point, hence, I am not really considering the WA3 or WA6.

 

From what I've read, the WA2 is the more 'tubey' sounding, the WA6se is the fastest, punchiest and the WA7 is...  Well, that's just is.  I've read nothing be great things about this little amp but not much directly comparing it to the other two.  I listen to a lot of classical, jazz and blues, but do venture in to other genres.  

 

I am inclined to not consider the WA6SE because, from what I have read, it seems to be the least 'tubey' of the three.

 

Right now I don't think tube rolling will really be my thing, but I've never done it, so who knows.  My point is that the fact that the WA7 doesn't really offer this doesn't bother me.  Also, the fact that it has a built in DAC is nice, but not of a huge concern to me.

 

I am really interesting in contrasting the amps sonically, out of the box (ie stock), and ignoring 'features' (tube rolling and DAC).  Also the price difference of the three is nominal in my eyes, so I don't want that to be a factor.

 

Phew.  Sorry for the long post, and thanks for hanging in this long...

 

So here is my question, in your opinion, which of the three is the most musical and involving?  Which one has the most "captivation" power?  I know this is subjective, and I can't audition them first, so I reaching out the expertise on this forum.  

 

Thank you kindly,

 

-Paul

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WA2 if you plan on sticking wiith 300-600 ohm senns and beyers. great amp, very musical and smooth. the WA6-SE is very good with the right tubes and has better soundstage, detail, and dynamics, but not as full and sweet silky smooth sounding, its more SS sounding but its still a tube amp. 

 

im sure you'll be very happy if you get WA7 though, has a DAC, no tube rolling, works with tons of headphones, and very musical, also looks good. the WA6-SE has more power + tube rolling options and WA2 is better but only if you use high impedance headphones, low impedance won't work that great.

post #26021 of 31643

My WA7 just shipped.  Can't wait to join the Woo appreciation frenzy.

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Are those your Senns waiting to pounce and pair up? O and congrats on your Woo! 

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Thanks for the input, Dubstep Girl.  You're posts have been very helpful (you're all over these forums!).

 

Have you used the WA7 yourself?  Which more more tubey sounding and musical - the WA7 or WA2?

 

Also, as far as soundstage goes, which is superior and is it by a large margin?  Again, the WA7 or WA2.

 

Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post

Thanks for the input, Dubstep Girl.  You're posts have been very helpful (you're all over these forums!).

 

Have you used the WA7 yourself?  Which more more tubey sounding and musical - the WA7 or WA2?

 

Also, as far as soundstage goes, which is superior and is it by a large margin?  Again, the WA7 or WA2.

 

Thanks again!

 

Don't discount the fact that the WA7 has a decent DAC in it.  Consider your source.  If you're coming out of a computer, an included DAC is a major sales feature.  An outboard DAC can run hundreds or even thousands.  

 

I'm not trying to steer you one way or the other, I've heard neither amp.  But this hobby can suck dollars from your wallet in a big hurry if you don't have a plan before you start.  

 

Don't ask me how I know!  eek.gif

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Thanks for your input, Reeltime.

 

I suppose the reason I am discounting the DAC is because I don't mind getting an appropriate DAC for the WA2.  I am trying to build a rig that I am going to be happy with long term (I'm not they type to buy and sell) and if I have to add components as I go, I'm fine with that.  I just want to avoid upgrading, or re-buying parts.  I suppose I see it like this, a good amp will be a good amp for years and years.  A good pair of cans will be a good pair of cans for years and years.  A good DAC is good while it's current.  Look at DAC's from 5 years ago, they are 'out of date'.  How will the good DAC's of today look in 5, 10 or 20 years from now?  Will USB even be around?  I don't know, but I bet it will have been replaced by something else.  Long term, I may have to buy an external DAC for the WA7 anyway.  Formats change too quickly for my to really give them relevancy.  15 years ago TOSLINK was the end of other audio connections (or at least it was thought early on).  No, gear often doesn't even support it, it's all HDMI.

 

Sorry for the rant...  The thing with the WA7 is that if it is a good amp, I can bypass the internal DAC when need be and continue to use it as an amp.  This is why I am not really considering the DAC as a major part because I see it as a very temporary part of the unit, and I am interested only in the amp part.

 

I will say this though, the WA7 is less money than the WA2 and includes a DAC and I am having a hard time finding which is a "better" amp - that really shows the exceptional value of the WA7.

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