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To me, that's a lotta dough. tongue_smile.gif

post #26282 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

To some 1500.00 is a lot of money. 

 

I agree. And to others, a $500 amp is bliss. Enjoy the music while in the moment and you can't go wrong. Chase every amp that comes along and you'll never stop chasing them.

 

My mother always said: "Settle down, will you?" She's still saying that. :D

post #26283 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

I agree. And to others, a $500 amp is bliss. Enjoy the music while in the moment and you can't go wrong. Chase every amp that comes along and you'll never stop chasing them.

 

My mother always said: "Settle down, will you?" She's still saying that. :D

 

If you ever hear me whistling to Muzik inside an elevator... you'll biggrin.gifunderstand. The ability to live in the moment can take things higher. I live by the aforementioned wisdom you shared.

post #26284 of 31195
Ditto! But, as far as I know, it's the most affordable tube-based electrostatic amp around, so I'd be willing to save up 1500 for one, but that's pushing it. There's no way I could swing 3500, which is why I really hope they don't discontinue the GES mkI. Hopefully they won't discontinue it and the MkII will be that step between he GES and WES
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If you ever hear me whistling to Muzik inside an elevator... you'll biggrin.gifunderstand. The ability to live in the moment can take things higher. I live by the aforementioned wisdom you shared.

I heard a funny quote once. Someone said that the moment when you realize that your music has been accepted by the general public at large is the moment when you hear your song in an elevator played by Muzak. Hah!

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

I heard a funny quote once. Someone said that the moment when you realize that your music has been accepted by the general public at large is the moment when you hear your song in an elevator played by Muzak. Hah!

 

Yup, I believe it! Speaking of Muzak, the film "The Blues Brothers" had me laughing and slappin' at the pizza pan sitting on the coffee table. The scene where they were desperately trying to reach the Cook County Assessor's Office, while under heavy chase from the Chicago Police, Illinois State Troopers and National Guard. Calmly riding up the elevator with Muzak's version of "The Girl from Ipanema" playing... loved it!

post #26287 of 31195
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

How does 120 ohms make sense if the HE-6 and LCD are 50 ohms?

Can the WA5-le not power the HE-6 as efficiently on the low impedance switch?

 

I am thinking of getting the WA5-LE- pre amp option, do you not think that this is more versatile overall?

 

The 120 ohms is only related to the K1000 output. here are the specs of the AKG K1000 headphones:

Technical specifications:

Transducer: Dynamic

Type: Free sound-field

Frequency Response: 30 - 25,000 Hz

Impedance: 120.0 Ω

SPL: 74.0 dB

Connector: 4-pin XLR

 

So the WA5 K1000 output is designed to match the headphones. I can power my HE-6 fairly good with my WA5-LE but for some odd reason they sound better to me out of the High Impedance output than the Low Impedance output where they should be. My guess is that the High Impedance output provides higher current. It also depends on the driver tubes you use. In some cases I can hear the amp struggling. The best drivers I have tried with them are the Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown Base/Chrome Top. But again with more power you will be able to tel the difference.

Since the K1000 output is design for 120 ohms connecting the HE-6 or LCD-2/3 which have lower impedance is actually going to give you more power than stated in the amp specs.

 

If you are planning to use the HE-6 and/or LCD with the amp my personal opinion is to go with the WA5 and not the LE. That's what I would have done if the HE-6 or LCD were out in the market back when I ordered my amp.

post #26288 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

That look like an LE not the WA5. The 5 has the speaker post and the XLR output

You are right Frank. That is for sure a LE version.

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Originally Posted by mangler View Post

Does anybody know anything about the GES mkII? :

http://www.stereophile.com/content/woo-gets-them-while-they’re-young

I haven't kept up with this thread, so sorry if its already old news. Anyway, does anybody know when this is expected to release and/or if the mkI will still be available after the mkII comes out? I'm hoping that it will be because I've been saving up to get an sr-507 and GES, but i could only afford a mkI, not an mkII. So, if anybody has any additional info I'd love to hear about it. Thanks!

I wonder what are the differences between the Mk I and Mk II to justify a jump in price from $1,590 to $3,500.

post #26290 of 31195
Ok, not the intended cure (that's still in the mail).... So I wait.
In the mean time, I don't think I've ever been more excited over a tube than today. I finally got to unbox an elusive TungSol 7802WB. http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/frank/sheets/077/7/7802WB.pdf
Ceramic spacers, graphite anodes, and a transconductance of 20,000! It's heavy....106 grams heavy, and a bottom end to match. It's fast, it's a bit cool, not warm, not fat, not round, not veiled.....the soundstage is really wide, but well damped and not artificial. Listening to Mara & David, Once we were Gods...outstanding vocals and string plucking. The tube takes a very long time to warm up. Too soon for me to rank it amongst the others, but its got a sassy snap I kinda like right now.

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Who doesn't like a great cure?! 
post #26291 of 31195
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

Ok, not the intended cure (that's still in the mail).... So I wait.
In the mean time, I don't think I've ever been more excited over a tube than today. I finally got to unbox an elusive TungSol 7802WB. http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/frank/sheets/077/7/7802WB.pdf
Ceramic spacers, graphite anodes, and a transconductance of 20,000! It's heavy....106 grams heavy, and a bottom end to match. It's fast, it's a bit cool, not warm, not fat, not round, not veiled.....the soundstage is really wide, but well damped and not artificial. Listening to Mara & David, Once we were Gods...outstanding vocals and string plucking. The tube takes a very long time to warm up. Too soon for me to rank it amongst the others, but its got a sassy snap I kinda like right now.

you got that in the woo 3??

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Yep, seems to like it. smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

you got that in the woo 3??

Edited by GrindingThud - 7/8/13 at 6:49pm
post #26293 of 31195
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

Yep, seems to like it. smily_headphones1.gif

wonder what they would be like in the WA2?

post #26294 of 31195
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

wonder what they would be like in the WA2?

 

 

+1

 

is it similar to 6080WB?

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thinking about WA22 again....frown.gif

 

i'd basically have all the best tubes for it

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