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post #28186 of 30926
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WA2 and WA6SE...

 

I would like to know which of the two is more neutral sounding with good clarity and big soundstage that sound good with classical and vocals. I know both are very good amps but their identical price made the job quite hard for me. So I want to know which is more towards the "neutral" side and which is more towards the "tubey warm" side. Thanks in advance :)

 

WA6-SE is more neutral and dynamic and balanced. bigger soundstage too, depending on the tubes you roll, you can get a more lush presentation, but this is a more solid-state/neutral amp, though with tube characteristics. i prefer this amp for low impedance headphones like akg, grado, denon as well as harder to drive planars like LCD-2/3 and HE-500/5LE

 

the WA2 is more tubey and warm, but not colored and thick, but silky smooth and laid back and still having great highs and a well rounded coherency to it. i personally prefer the WA2 when used with high impedance headphones like hd 800 and t1.

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Somehow we are going to find one last cache of 596's and we'll all have a nice supply forever....Time to start touring old military bases....

 

Don't forget your friends when you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #28188 of 30926
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Somehow we are going to find one last cache of 596's and we'll all have a nice supply forever....Time to start touring old military bases....

 

Don't forget your friends when you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the hunt...:ph34r:

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

WA6-SE is more neutral and dynamic and balanced. bigger soundstage too, depending on the tubes you roll, you can get a more lush presentation, but this is a more solid-state/neutral amp, though with tube characteristics. i prefer this amp for low impedance headphones like akg, grado, denon as well as harder to drive planars like LCD-2/3 and HE-500/5LE

 

the WA2 is more tubey and warm, but not colored and thick, but silky smooth and laid back and still having great highs and a well rounded coherency to it. i personally prefer the WA2 when used with high impedance headphones like hd 800 and t1.

Thank you very much for your input :)

 

Judging from that, I think I might like the W6SE better. I don't really like the "laid back" sound characteristics after I heard the LCD2, and I like more of an "in-your-face" type of sound.

 

But the WA2 seems to be much more compact than the WA6SE...

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Somehow we are going to find one last cache of 596's and we'll all have a nice supply forever....Time to start touring old military bases....

 

Don't forget your friends when you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the hunt...:ph34r:

 

For me, finding this Art of Glass ranks second in terms of difficulty with price coming in on top. Previously, I located a couple of thousand through a military surplus broker.

 

:mad: I balked, however, at being put over a barrel... 

nea

 

:wink_face: But like you, I never give up! My current strategy involves... (Confidential - Restricted to Private Messaging)

post #28191 of 30926
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On the hunt...:ph34r:

 

 

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!

post #28192 of 30926

The mighty 596 is in, it is much better than Sophia 274B mesh.   Compare to 596, Miss Sophia is like a old lady, everything is slower. 

 

post #28193 of 30926
Next on queue, RCA 5U4G and Brimar CV1988.
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very nice!

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just put in GZ34 in WA22, since i'm listening the last few days before its gone. 

 

sounds really good, theres some coolness to the sound of the GZ34, a sort of smooth clear dynamic kinda sound. 

 

but yeah back to the sound, i like it, just wish it had more bass. the soundstage is still huge! sounds much better than the black base GZ34 from memory, the black base has grain/slight harshness in the highs that the metal base doesn't have. 

 

putting black base in WA22 to compare right now, maybe i won't notice a difference, maybe i will.

 

EDIT: yeah the black base seems less smooth, its a little grainier, small but noticeable. narrower soundstage, less 3d sounding, bass is slightly different, more of it, but slightly bloated and not as tight. i think its more aggressive but the dynamics aren't as great, more compressed sounding?


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/19/13 at 3:11pm
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Ok DG, scratched my plan for black base GZ34 pair. More saving need for metal base...
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i personally am not too big on the black base. i thought it was decent, but rarely used it after i got it.  but the metal base is alot better! its more musical.

 

this is one of the reason i wouldn't get a WA5, double 596s, double emls, double metal base gz34s, etc.....

 

as of now, i'm working on buying that used stratus that was an IC, waiting for a response with a final price, though i am looking for a 5U4G amp that supports all variants, similar to the woo amps. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/19/13 at 3:21pm
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What do you mean by "musical"?

post #28199 of 30926
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What do you mean by "musical"?

 

its smoother and better PRaT. seems to be more flowing.

post #28200 of 30926
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

The mighty 596 is in, it is much better than Sophia 274B mesh.   Compare to 596, Miss Sophia is like a old lady, everything is slower. 

 

Yep....The Mighty 596!

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