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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

:thumb: Quite simple, actually. Upon descending the steps from the airport in North Carolina, I'd tell the Shuttle driver "2359glenn studios... and step on it!" evil_smiley.gif

I'll go with you. We must see Glenn's Secret Studio. Maybe if we brought him some chocolate eggs he will make us each something different. That's what I love about Glenn's work: he is always experimenting. We should film him at his workbench.

 

Voice-over: He will tweak it to eke out the best sound from the best amp that he can design--at that very moment in time!

 

Movie will be released this coming Holiday Season! ;)

post #26582 of 29779
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

yes!!! and hopefully after the TH-900, i can get LCD-3 by selling my current planars, and buy a DAC later this year, holding off on amps and other headphones till later. the TH-900 and LCD-3 are basically my last major headphone purchases for a long time.

 

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post #26583 of 29779
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

I'll go with you. We must see Glenn's Secret Studio. Maybe if we brought him some chocolate eggs he will make us each something different. That's what I love about Glenn's work: he is always experimenting. We should film him at his workbench.

 

Voice-over: He will tweak it to eke out the best sound from the best amp that he can design--at that very moment in time!

 

Movie will be released this coming Holiday Season! ;)

 

('Silent One' begins to think about potential holiday movie posters for the thread...)

 

Absolutely! During our designer's roughest days, wotts and I discussed the regular Stateside Six members of the thread flying out to see him for 1.5 days after he fully recovered. To bring him a sense of renewal, as well as see where all the magic happens. I'm still open for such a pilgrimage.

 

To better answer the question "Why the WA5?" In the requisite Black, norolleyes.gif less. Because it was the first dedicated headphone tube amplifier I wanted. Though, could not afford it at the time. So, I got the WA 6 Special Edition with the intent to get the Big Black 5 down the road.

 

Looking back, this purchase is more about lustevil_smiley.gif& desire, than sheer performance and options but the latter still deserves consideration. As I'm nearing my savings goal once again, there are a few other amps on the short-list looming and threatening. Will I make it to the finish line this time with Woo in hand? The last time, the extremely rare Sansui was the right call.

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Edited by Silent One - 7/18/13 at 9:57am
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
To better answer the question "Why the WA5?" In the requisite Black, norolleyes.gif less. Because it was the first dedicated headphone tube amplifier I wanted. Though, could not afford it at the time. So, I got the WA 6 Special Edition with the intent to get the Big Black 5 down the road.

Would you get the full-blown package? The extras do add up but it is easier to get them all done the first time than send it back for more later.

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

Would you get the full-blown package? The extras do add up but it is easier to get them all done the first time than send it back for more later.

 

No. If it were to be my sole amp, I would. Though, teflon tube sockets are a must! I had to sell-off some audio goodies including headphones. That price difference for the upgrades will be applied toward putting the band back together smile.pngso to speak. 

 

However, I'd splurge for more refined glass. Miss Sophia Royal, whereevil_smiley.gifU @ baby?! 

 

As previously mentioned, gotta a few speaker amps on the short list that may threaten once again this purchase. But these options are dizzying, blink.gifas I have no speakers. I've been admiring your "Zu" option from afar - you seem to have found low powered bliss. At a very reasonable cost, too!

 

Shopping for audio is a lot like Chess - if this, then that... fun and stimulating. When I finally commit at summer's end, I'll be happy one way or another. Should be no regret over a road not traveled. I'm anxious to get back to my listening sessions, whatever my gear. In the words of the immortal Ray Charles, "I'm going to make it do what it do, baby!"

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I like your thinking SO.

 

Any other contenders?

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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

I like your thinking SO.

 

Any other contenders?

 

Yes. But, I'm trying very hard not to think about them. Getting a vacuum tube speaker amp with no pre-amp or speakers. Or not have a way to hear them optimally with headphones. Would be like spending money getting dressed to the nines with no place to go.

 

Of course, speakers could be had eventually. But in the interim... rolleyes.gif

 

The WA5 gives me a chance to party the moment it hitstongue_smile.gif the porch! 

 

 

Three Contenders:

1. Yamamoto A-09S

2. McIntosh MC275

3. Paper bag - Cat still inside...wink.gif

 

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Edited by Silent One - 7/18/13 at 2:25pm
post #26588 of 29779
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One of them must have been the all black one I bought here last winter. So mint it could have been sold as new. Been a happy, music listening dawg ever since.

 

Yes that was one of them.

post #26589 of 29779
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

just ordered th-900 from headroom, with 60$ next day shipping !

 

Nice! Please post a review when you get a chance...

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i will post impressions when i get them later today
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i will post impressions when i get them later today

I need to find the ignore button, you will make me order it.
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

I need to find the ignore button, you will make me order it.

thats the plan wink.gif


just like how i wanna buy those balanced ps1000s on the fs right now. but nope, gotta save up for lcd-3. i should only be a few hundred off a used pair if i sold he-500 and lcd-2
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post


thats the plan wink.gif


just like how i wanna buy those balanced ps1000s on the fs right now. but nope, gotta save up for lcd-3. i should only be a few hundred off a used pair if i sold he-500 and lcd-2

But i thought you were keeping the HE-500? I would buy either one if i had an amp for low impedance.

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im still undecided but if fostex th 900 are amaZing then ill get lcd-3 and he-500 will go
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just got my TH-900!

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