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post #28021 of 39159
This is interesting...

http://www.thetubeco.com/psvane/psvane-we300b-1-1-replica-matched-pair.html
post #28022 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

This is interesting...

http://www.thetubeco.com/psvane/psvane-we300b-1-1-replica-matched-pair.html

 

Psvane sells these direct (free shipping) for $935:

 

http://psvanetube.com/wordpress/store/products/psvane-we300b-11-replica/

 

I believe Grant Fidelity is the N. American contact:

 

http://www.grantfidelity.com/site/

post #28023 of 39159
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

So true. There is a level where there is enough detail and transparency at all frequencies that what really matters is the other stuff..... 

Synergy is what we all after but it is extreme hard to achieve since we can't audition before purchase.
post #28024 of 39159
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

So true. There is a level where there is enough detail and transparency at all frequencies that what really matters is the other stuff..... 

Synergy is what we all after but it is extreme hard to achieve since we can't audition before purchase.

+1 to that!

post #28025 of 39159

For me, two things that have served me well in this hobby are:

 

1. Understanding my emotions

2. Revisiting experiences, be it a day-week-month-year later

post #28026 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

After reading DG's impression with WA22, I really think once your amp reached certain point it is more like difference sound signature and personal preference than a major upgrade. The law of diminish of return start to kick in...

We are all after the perfection but is there a real perfect amp out there?

Thats how i felt, it wasnt necessarily better or worse, just different.
post #28027 of 39159
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Originally Posted by V-Duh View Post
 

This is a quote from someone at CanJam.  Does anyone know what he's referring to?  I'm assuming he's talking about the WA7 but I have not heard of any changes to the power supply.


Woo was showing off a tube power supply for the WA7 using two 12AU7 for rectification. The concept was demo'd as a separate box that looked identical to the WA7 (the prototype still had a volume knob!). They are developing this as an upgrade for compulsive tube rollers, since the 6C45 gain/power tube of the WA7 only has 2 current production options and apparently doesn't satisfy those with the itch to roll. Speculated pricing was $300 and is preliminary.

 

I can confirm that in their demo setup (with hifiman HE-500s), the tube power supply clearly sounded different (fuller with less grain and etch, but possibly with less detail.)


Edited by thune - 10/12/13 at 11:26pm
post #28028 of 39159
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Originally Posted by thune View Post

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Originally Posted by V-Duh View Post

 
This is a quote from someone at CanJam.  Does anyone know what he's referring to?  I'm assuming he's talking about the WA7 but I have not heard of any changes to the power supply.


Woo was showing off a tube power supply for the WA7 using two 12AU7 for rectification. The concept was demo'd as a separate box that looked identical to the WA7 (the prototype still had a volume knob!). They are developing this as an upgrade for compulsive tube rollers, since the 6C45 gain/power tube of the WA7 only has 2 current production options and apparently doesn't satisfy those with the itch to roll. Speculated pricing was $300 and is preliminary.

I can confirm that in their demo setup (with hifiman HE-500s), the tube power supply clearly sounded different (fuller with less grain and etch, but possibly with less detail.)

Thanks for the heads-up Thune. I'll be interested to see how and if this develops.
post #28029 of 39159
Think ill be putting wa22 for sale today. Gonna hold off on rebuying wa2 since it seems gsx just might work for my T1 and Hd800 instead.

Thinking about LCD-X as well.... confused_face.gif waiting for more impressions
post #28030 of 39159
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Think ill be putting wa22 for sale today. Gonna hold off on rebuying wa2 since it seems gsx just might work for my T1 and Hd800 instead.

Thinking about LCD-X as well.... confused_face.gif waiting for more impressions

 

I cant believe what I am reading. DG is gonna be TUBELESS!! 

post #28031 of 39159
That's really cool!
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Originally Posted by thune View Post

Woo was showing off a tube power supply for the WA7 using two 12AU7 for rectification. The concept was demo'd as a separate box that looked identical to the WA7 (the prototype still had a volume knob!). They are developing this as an upgrade for compulsive tube rollers, since the 6C45 gain/power tube of the WA7 only has 2 current production options and apparently doesn't satisfy those with the itch to roll. Speculated pricing was $300 and is preliminary.

I can confirm that in their demo setup (with hifiman HE-500s), the tube power supply clearly sounded different (fuller with less grain and etch, but possibly with less detail.)
post #28032 of 39159
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

I cant believe what I am reading. DG is gonna be TUBELESS!! 

keeping all tubes, unless i decide to buy something else, but i still keeping my mighty 596 and 5998s, GEC tubes, etc.

post #28033 of 39159
The closed or the open version? I'm interested in the closed one.
post #28034 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

The closed or the open version? I'm interested in the closed one.

 

open, since the closed generally always compromises sound quality, plus it'll be lighter and the TH-900 already serves as a great closed headphone.

post #28035 of 39159
I guess I have to get the TH900 if I want a closed headphone. One thing I dislike Audeze is how heavy they are. If they can make it lighter it all be a perfect headphone.
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