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post #28546 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

T1 is my favorite with the GSX MK2. 

 

sounds even better than WA2, though i like the way the WA2 does the bass and tonality of the T1, makes it very musical and fun to listen to.

really??

post #28547 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

T1 is my favorite with the GSX MK2. 

 

sounds even better than WA2, though i like the way the WA2 does the bass and tonality of the T1, makes it very musical and fun to listen to.

I like it on all three amps I have here now. The WA5,GSX MK11 ands the Conductor SL all do a great job with the T1. I am working on the conductor now and will be writing that one in a couple of weeks for a november review in Part time Audiophile and then tech GSX for probable January

post #28548 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I like it on all three amps I have here now. The WA5,GSX MK11 ands the Conductor SL all do a great job with the T1. I am working on the conductor now and will be writing that one in a couple of weeks for a november review in Part time Audiophile and then tech GSX for probable January

 

Don't send the MKII back to Justin, just send it to me and I will have my paypal payment ready...:D

post #28549 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I like it on all three amps I have here now. The WA5,GSX MK11 ands the Conductor SL all do a great job with the T1. I am working on the conductor now and will be writing that one in a couple of weeks for a november review in Part time Audiophile and then tech GSX for probable January

but how does your Wa5 compare to the GSX? That is the real question.  

post #28550 of 30922
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

but how does your Wa5 compare to the GSX? That is the real question.  

Two different  amplifiers . One is solid state and the other a tube and speaker amp.  For the hE6 no contest,the WA5 has more power and sound more open and less strained on the HE6.  i am  really too early to see how it does compare to the  more expensive WA5  but all that will be in the review when it is done in January.

 

I like the GSX MK 11. All amps I have in house are excellent right now including the Conductor SL and the Beyer A20 I just finished reviewing, What you find in higher end amplifiers the differences are more subtle than dramatic.   I want to keep one solid state amp to go with the WA5 . 

post #28551 of 30922
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

but how does your Wa5 compare to the GSX? That is the real question.  

 

They are different, it is almost like apple and oranges.  The GSX-MKII is gain on a wire while WA5 has it's signature.  They are both very very good amps.

post #28552 of 30922

Congrats, Frank! Jack Wu paid you quite the compliment in the Philly Meet Thread...

 

LL

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Congrats, Frank! Jack Wu paid you quite the compliment in the Philly Meet Thread...

 

LL

Thanks. It was a fun meet and it was nice. Looking forward to the NY meet another chance to get home having Jack drives down from Brooklyn with his mono-blocks. Looking forward to the NY meet and seeing so good friends nov 9th

post #28554 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Two different  amplifiers . One is solid state and the other a tube and speaker amp.  For the hE6 no contest,the WA5 has more power and sound more open and less strained on the HE6.  i am  really too early to see how it does compare to the  more expensive WA5  but all that will be in the review when it is done in January.

I like the GSX MK 11. All amps I have in house are excellent right now including the Conductor SL and the Beyer A20 I just finished reviewing, What you find in higher end amplifiers the differences are more subtle than dramatic.   I want to keep one solid state amp to go with the WA5 . 

Ive found the he-6 to sound a little closed in as well with the gsx mk2. It drives it well, and it gets loud enough, bass is great, just the mids seem a little closed in like they need a little more power to really open up. How much volume headroom is there on the wa5? Seems like it would provide about the same power as gsx, maybe a little more
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post


Ive found the he-6 to sound a little closed in as well with the gsx mk2. It drives it well, and it gets loud enough, bass is great, just the mids seem a little closed in like they need a little more power to really open up. How much volume headroom is there on the wa5? Seems like it would provide about the same power as gsx, maybe a little more

I go to the 9 position the the WA5 and its  loud if I go to 12 it  is very loud. To get the same level on the GSX I have to go to 3Pm on a clock dial which would be equivalent to 9 and even at mass volume it still no where near as loud levels as th eWA5 is on the 12. The WA5 drives them so much better than the GSX which was one of the reason why I bought the WA5,\\. All other headphones are driven easily on the GSX and sound good.

post #28556 of 30922

Does anyone have any experience with upgrading internal parts in WA2 or any tube amps???

 

Ever since I moved to China, I've seen quite a lot of diy tube amps and activities here, I've recently located a shop that does modifications for tube amps, but I have no experience at all in modifications.

 

I read somewhere that you can change the M-caps, does anyone know what parts inside the wa2 can be upgraded? I've a wa2 purchased February with a switch on the back for preamp out or headphone out.

 

The wa2 is a gorgeous amp that pairs great with my T1, I just want to squeeze every single possible performance out of it before I upgrade to my next amp. 

 

Many thanks


Edited by bowtung - 10/28/13 at 10:51pm
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post #28558 of 30922
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

This is a good start:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/94853/woo3-modified

Thanks!!! I am currently thinking of getting blackgates or german mcaps, some good quality resistors and a stepped volume control if possible

post #28559 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I am not sure that it does, The LE puts out 1.5 watts  so I  don't think it will drive them properly. Jack recommended the WA5 for the he6 today but likes the lCD 3 on the regular section instead of the  XLR. I use the he6 on the XLR and I know Jose has the lE iand he said they are OK but n=he using the Pass amp to drive his HE6.  I.5watts is not optimum to drive the he6 properly especially for classical recordings with huge dynamic range.  

 

You are correct Frank. The WA5-LE drives fine the HE-6 but for some reason (I think is higher current) they sound better to me out of the High Impedance output even that they are 50 ohms. Also, it depends of the driver tubes. I think the Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown Base/Chrome Top are the best for them.

 

I normally drive the HE-6 with a Threshold T50 (50 watts/ch @ 8 ohms Class A). With the T50 they sound incredible a the same level of the Dark Star.

 

It is clear to me that the WA5-LE is borderline adequate (even that they sound good) and I have no doubt the WA5 is much much better for them out of the K1K output.

post #28560 of 30922
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Glenn I hane not had one issue with any 5U4G in the Woo and this amps been here for months. Not a single issue with any of  the tube  I have been using in my WA5. Not one tube  has failed since I have owned this amplifier.   

 

I have had my WA5-LE for 3 1/2 years and (knock on wood) I have never had any issues or blown rectifiers. I have used EML 5U4G Mesh, RCA 5U4G, Brimar 5R4GY, Mullard GZ37, USAF 596 and others.

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