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DG, can you post the link to the auction?  I am curious what got sold for that amount.  Thanks.

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triportsad.gif  Didn't you already get them repaired once?  What's wrong with them?  Sorry to hear that.

 

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and my t1 has to get repaired too.

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Sorry it's the LE.  Same amp, less the speaker output.  I usually type the whole thing, once in a while I slip.  I'm old, give me a break.

 

reeltime, in no way :thumb: was I busting anyone's chops... completely the opposite. As many of us here may know the difference already, I'm woo-ing the readershipksc75smile.gif and helping them get thy understanding.

 

I'm a long-time La Ve Lee patron by the way, was sad to see it shut down in Studio City.

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596 awaits deployment.

 

 

wink.gif Sooo v-e-r-y s-e-x-y-!-!-!

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Has anyone used Grado PS1000 with the WA2? I was under the impression that these would sound terrible on the woo amp because of the low impedance but i just seen on Woo Audio's website that they recommend pairing the Grados with the WA2. 

 

was wondering what it sounds like and also - are there any other (low impedance cans 32 Ohm) that can be paired with the WA2? 

32 Ohm headphones and the WA2 is news to me! 

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It's my understanding that the WA2 can drive headphones greater than 25 ohms.  While not the best match on paper, driving an impedance mismatch isn't going to destroy headphones or make the amp explode.  It's just going to deliver a different sonic character.  Usually, using low impedance headphones on an amp with a high output impedance has a warming effect.  In the case of the Grados, that is desirable to some users.

 

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Has anyone used Grado PS1000 with the WA2? I was under the impression that these would sound terrible on the woo amp because of the low impedance but i just seen on Woo Audio's website that they recommend pairing the Grados with the WA2. 

 

was wondering what it sounds like and also - are there any other (low impedance cans 32 Ohm) that can be paired with the WA2? 

32 Ohm headphones and the WA2 is news to me! 

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In a different league I know, but I'm running HD558s on a WA3 and its able to drive the 50ohm load well with the upgraded tubes. The WA2 uses the same output tube in parallel, so it should have half the output impedance. With the stock 6080 or the russian tubes the low end can get a little flabby, but with the 7236 or 5998, things tighten way up. Looking at the graphs, the PS1000 impedance looks very uniform compared to the characteristic Sennheiser hump....so I'm thinking there may be some risk with mid-base control of these with the WA2. I'd say an audition is certainly in order.
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Has anyone used Grado PS1000 with the WA2? I was under the impression that these would sound terrible on the woo amp because of the low impedance but i just seen on Woo Audio's website that they recommend pairing the Grados with the WA2. 

was wondering what it sounds like and also - are there any other (low impedance cans 32 Ohm) that can be paired with the WA2? 
32 Ohm headphones and the WA2 is news to me! 
I'd
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you should post many more. can the LE power the HE6 or do you need the speaker out for that?

 

Not sure.  My guess is this-- The WA5LE can probably drive it just fine.  But for optimal performance, the WA5 is probably the way to go. 

 

I use this example a lot:  I read many complaints about the HD800 being a little lacking in the bass and harsh through the treble.  I could find about 20 threads complaining of this with a basic Google search.  But what I've discovered is that most (if not all) of the time a listener has that comment-- it's because the amp driving the headphone was underpowered.  Not to say it couldn't make sound out of the HD800 (heck, I drove the HD800 for months with a WA6), but what that headphone likes is a LOT of power.  Put the power down, and it's a different headphone entirely.  The amps that seem to give the HD800 symmetry are the WA5 (and LE), the WA22, the Dark Star, and the Liquid Fire (there may be a few others, but these are the standouts-- and yeah those amps are all expensive).  Everything else I've put (or others have put) with the HD800 has been little better than good (or worse--"nice").  

 

I assume the HE6 is like this.  I heard them at the audio show a few weeks ago driven by a good amp.  The sounded "nice".  I'm betting with the right amp, those headphones reveal why they are so highly regarded.  The WA5LE probably sounds "nice" with the HE6, too.  But with the WA5-- they probably open up and reveal something quite special.  

 

That's my guess anyway.  Perhaps one of the super-tech-numbers guys can elaborate?

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Not sure.  My guess is this-- The WA5LE can probably drive it just fine.  But for optimal performance, the WA5 is probably the way to go. 

I use this example a lot:  I read many complaints about the HD800 being a little lacking in the bass and harsh through the treble.  I could find about 20 threads complaining of this with a basic Google search.  But what I've discovered is that most (if not all) of the time a listener has that comment-- it's because the amp driving the headphone was underpowered.  Not to say it couldn't make sound out of the HD800 (heck, I drove the HD800 for months with a WA6), but what that headphone likes is a LOT of power.  Put the power down, and it's a different headphone entirely.  The amps that seem to give the HD800 symmetry are the WA5 (and LE), the WA22, the Dark Star, and the Liquid Fire (there may be a few others, but these are the standouts-- and yeah those amps are all expensive).  Everything else I've put (or others have put) with the HD800 has been little better than good (or worse--"nice").  

I assume the HE6 is like this.  I heard them at the audio show a few weeks ago driven by a good amp.  The sounded "nice".  I'm betting with the right amp, those headphones reveal why they are so highly regarded.  The WA5LE probably sounds "nice" with the HE6, too.  But with the WA5-- they probably open up and reveal something quite special.  

That's my guess anyway.  Perhaps one of the super-tech-numbers guys can elaborate?

I'm in no way a tech-numbers guy, but besides giving the headphones tighter bass and more authority the power creates dampening factor which increases response time and speed. Thus lower power amps can seem "slow" with certain types of headphones. IMO.

I understand dampening as the circuit energy which is then pulling the driver in the opposite direction and not necessarily making sound but stoping it.
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bad day for me today

 

4 gec 6as7g's just sold for about 350$, i lost in the last 15 seconds frown.gif

 

and my t1 has to get repaired too.

 

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I was also out bid but in the last 8 seconds :( I hope they have gone to a good headphone home.
 

 

I had them in my watch list too but didn't bid. If you want GECs you better bid high enough. Have you tried "Sniping"?

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I just received a pair of TS 6F8G round plates, and not only do they sound brilliant, they look brilliant as well, especially at night. biggrin.gif

 

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oh yeah so my t1s headband broke again. details are in the t1 thread

but good news on the gec tubes, looks like the buyer didnt come through, so i ended up winning them!!!
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oh yeah so my t1s headband broke again. details are in the t1 thread

but good news on the gec tubes, looks like the buyer didnt come through, so i ended up winning them!!!

lucky you. you will have to give impressions

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lucky you. you will have to give impressions


sure will! excited when i will get t1 back and have 2 pairs of gec 6as7g (depending on impressions, might end up keeping or selling a pair). ill also have hd 800s to check em out with in the meantime.

if the gec tubes are as good as people say, ill buy some better drivers as well to finish maxing out my tubes (CCa or pq amperex or something)
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Boo on the headband.  At least it's just the headband and not a driver.  Headbands would be easy to fix.

 

And you did a nice consolation prize in the GECs!

 

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oh yeah so my t1s headband broke again. details are in the t1 thread

but good news on the gec tubes, looks like the buyer didnt come through, so i ended up winning them!!!
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