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post #28201 of 30827
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

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?

 

When I need more bass on the WA22 I usually switch headphones. My favorite headphones for bass are the Denon D-7000. Less bass but a bit more clarity and dynamics is my Beyer DT990 600 ohms.

post #28202 of 30827
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

When I need more bass on the WA22 I usually switch headphones. My favorite headphones for bass are the Denon D-7000. Less bass but a bit more clarity and dynamics is my Beyer DT990 600 ohms.

my T1's with WA2 had enough bass for just about anything i'd listen to. 

 

now they sound more Hd 800 ish, more clarity and a huge soundstage more magic mids, but not as strong bass

post #28203 of 30827
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

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

 

Ah, smoother is more "musical".

 

Are the attacks a bit rounded, or are transients slow, less precise?  Both?  

 

Interesting to see smoothness and PRaT improve together.

post #28204 of 30827
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

 

Ah, smoother is more "musical".

 

Are the attacks a bit rounded, or are transients slow, less precise?  Both?  

 

Interesting to see smoothness and PRaT improve together.

fast and precise, yet no compressed or strained sound to it. its fast yet clean and natural sounding, the dynamics are effortless. i would say theres some slight roundness to it, just enough to let u know its a tube and not an SS, thats that flowing nature i was talking about.

 

its pretty different compared to the black base, the black base is pretty good too, just doesn't do it as well. i can see why jc9394 really likes the metal base.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/19/13 at 4:06pm
post #28205 of 30827
Yep, since I pickup the metal base GZ34, all my black base went to chopping block.
post #28206 of 30827
The only thing I don't like the GZ34 is the WA22 run much hotter than the other rectifiers.
post #28207 of 30827
What changed your mind about the metal base? At one point you didn't think it sounded much different than the black base.
post #28208 of 30827
Me? Once I compare it side by side I prefer the metal base much better. If I listen to black base today and metal base in few days, I will tell you the difference is not much, very subtle improvements.
post #28209 of 30827
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Me? Once I compare it side by side I prefer the metal base much better. If I listen to black base today and metal base in few days, I will tell you the difference is not much, very subtle improvements.

 

+1

post #28210 of 30827
Try the GZ37 has a lower voltage drop then the GZ34
post #28211 of 30827
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

Try the GZ37 has a lower voltage drop then the GZ34

Tried that but much prefer GZ34...
post #28212 of 30827
I think I'm going to keep using Sophia 300B until the WE reissue is back in stock.

http://www.tubedepot.com/we-300b.html

Anyone tried the a Treasure version?
Edited by jc9394 - 10/19/13 at 6:16pm
post #28213 of 30827
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

I think I'm going to keep using Sophia 300B until the WE reissue is back in stock.

http://www.tubedepot.com/we-300b.html

Anyone tried the a Treasure version?

 

i plan on buying 300b reissues when they come out as well, just to save up for when if i do decide to get a WA5 or other 300b amp.

post #28214 of 30827

more listening to WA22 today. i do wish it had more bass, but i noticed how non-fatiguing it is with the HD 800 and T1, its quite nice.

post #28215 of 30827
Maybe you just need to pair it with a different headphone. I love my T1s but they never give me enough bass. If I want bass I go to the LCD-3'or even the ATH 3000ANVs.
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