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post #28711 of 39044

What I have noticed is that I need to start looking for better recordings:D Or how would I say, better music?-D More acoustic and jazz I guess, stuff that normally can sound pretty boring. It gets really fun really fast with this set. It's nice to hear the plucking of the strings and other details.

 

Not really sure about hi-rez atm. Should try some of those, but the music selection is so far from my regular diet that it's hard finding anything suitable that I'd be willing to pay 30€ for an album(or something like that).

post #28712 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Mihis View Post

Ah yes. I tried Chatham's today. I really liked the sound. I had Mullard ez80's and Orange globes along with it. I had 5998's there before chatham's and I think the sound is not so lush anymore. I think it was almost too much with 5998's.

Previously I tried 6dj8 A-frame amperexes there with 5998's and the sound went all dry compared to bugle boys ans orange globes.

Got alot more to test. Also I have to sort out my storage system somehow...

All dry?

Orange a frame amperex are not dry at all. A little less warm than bugles but they arent dry especially not with 5998.

Btw, chatham 6as7g right?
post #28713 of 39044

:blink: Did I just read Jazz and Boring :rolleyes:in the same sentence? Must have been a :tongue_smile: typo!

 

Mihis, I kid, I kid...

:dt880smile:

 

Glad things are working out overseas.

post #28714 of 39044

Orange globes and bugle boys are awesome. A-frames sounded a bit dry compared to them:)

 

Acoustic and jazz is boring if you listen it with bad equipment:D And I mean compared with this set I have. With this set I have crossed the point when that stuff start to get really fun and interesting. It kinda leaps ahead quite alot when you start hearing more.

post #28715 of 39044

Ah, yeah, Chatham 6as7g's. I think I leave them there for a while so I can test other tubes.

 

Ok. last four song have belonged to: blues-rock, blues, blues aaand blues-rock:D

post #28716 of 39044
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Orange globes and bugle boys are awesome. A-frames sounded a bit dry compared to them:)

 

Acoustic and jazz is boring if you listen it with bad equipment:D And I mean compared with this set I have. With this set I have crossed the point when that stuff start to get really fun and interesting. It kinda leaps ahead quite alot when you start hearing more.

the A frame is just a little more extended in the treble and has a tighter more controlled sound, not as smooth. but i would not call them dry. they are a little leaner though, but they are also faster and have better PRaT than the bugle boys, which are warm and smooth and very open. The regular orange globes are warmer as well but not as fun as A frame.

 

 

btw where did you find the chatham ? i've been looking for a pair for a while now.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 11/7/13 at 2:27pm
post #28717 of 39044
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U make me want to rebuy it now,

Hmm, would glenn otl and wa2 be a bad thing?

I dont think i could have 2 otl amps. I was gonna go for the glenn otl because i though it might be able to power the LCD2 and 3 as well but thats is not looking likely now. I would buy the WA6-SE but i dont like the look of it. I wish it could be put into one chassis its ugly having 2 separate units like that. I would love to try another tube amp for planars but there doesnt seem to be anything out there for 1500. If only jack still sold the WA4 :(

post #28718 of 39044
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its a nice tube [Philips 5R4GYS]. on the WA6-SE its warm and tubey sounding but well balanced. good for brighter headphones. 

 

its a good alternative to sophia

Thanks. 

 

My pair just arrived and I just put them in my WA5.  They are barely warm so no impressions yet. 

post #28719 of 39044

I am going to try the EML 5U4G in the WA5 also Saturday at the NY meet to see how they sound in comparison too the 596 tubes. I am looking for a couple of 596 if anyone want to sell some

post #28720 of 39044
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yeah i've noticed, and i've been bidding on a few but haven't bought.

 

 

think its cause of me? :tongue_smile:

So it was you..... I was after a back up WE422a as well, and have been bidding, but come on more than 300 dollar on a used rectifier is just too much.. I bought my WE 422a a few years back at Tubeworld for half that and NOS....They are great and I love them for the very same reasons as DG, but I will hunt them again the moment DG praise on them is long forgotten....

post #28721 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

the A frame is just a little more extended in the treble and has a tighter more controlled sound, not as smooth. but i would not call them dry. they are a little leaner though, but they are also faster and have better PRaT than the bugle boys, which are warm and smooth and very open. The regular orange globes are warmer as well but not as fun as A frame.

 

 

btw where did you find the chatham ? i've been looking for a pair for a while now.


Thanks for the details on the A-frame. I guess I should try it again and pay more attention:blink:  Now I will try Siemens 7308's tho:)

My terminology ain't so good as it seems. Maybe leaner is the right word and warm is the other side. And not dry and lush... I'm used to describing whiskies.

 

Got chatham's from ebay. Turned out to be pretty expensive with the delivery and tariffs that ebay calculated into it straight. Global system or whatchacallit.. Oh well, I have them now atleast.

post #28722 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Mihis View Post


Thanks for the details on the A-frame. I guess I should try it again and pay more attention:blink:   Now I will try Siemens 7308's tho:)
My terminology ain't so good as it seems. Maybe leaner is the right word and warm is the other side. And not dry and lush... I'm used to describing whiskies.

Got chatham's from ebay. Turned out to be pretty expensive with the delivery and tariffs that ebay calculated into it straight. Global system or whatchacallit.. Oh well, I have them now atleast.

From what ive heard, the 7308s are nice tubes. Should be a step up from the sylvania 7308s i used to have, which where pretty nice tubes as well. Great bass extension and overall good sound
post #28723 of 39044
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Originally Posted by playitloud View Post

So it was you..... I was after a back up WE422a as well, and have been bidding, but come on more than 300 dollar on a used rectifier is just too much.. I bought my WE 422a a few years back at Tubeworld for half that and NOS....They are great and I love them for the very same reasons as DG, but I will hunt them again the moment DG praise on them is long forgotten....

I just bought another one that popped up for sale. But yeah like 5-6 where sold recently.

They will only keep rising in price, especially as its easier to get than the WE274A/B
post #28724 of 39044

Woo Wa5 - headphone advice HE6 vs HD800??

 

Hello all,

 

Hoping to get some advice on purchase of HE6 vs. HD800.  I will be driving with Woo WA5.  I currently have T1 and Denon7000. I enjoy both in different contexts.  I listen to everything (rock, jazz, reggae, classical, female vocals, acoustic guitar, well mastered recordings and some not so much...).  I have listened to both the HE6 and HD800 but not out of the WA5. I enjoyed them both but was drawn a little to the HE6.  I did appreciate the detail and clarity of the HD800.   That said I haven't put in hours with these headphones so I don't really know.

Based on research thus far and listening I am leaning towards the HE6.  Seems like I get a flavor of the HD800 from the T1.  The HE6 would add something new to the stable.  

 

Decision factors: 

1) trying to find sound which is superior to what I already have in some way.  I realize this is subjective. So I guess I'm looking for peoples' impressions as to why they enjoy the HE6 or HD800 more with the WA5 (Or should I stick with the T1 and call it a day)

2) How do you find the synergy with the WA5?    

3) Any concerns about long sessions with either phone?

4) Has the HE6 or HD800 become your primary if not exclusive headphone.

5) Do you find yourself listening to HE6 or HD800 more than one another?

 

Thanks very much!

post #28725 of 39044
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Originally Posted by prosperone View Post
 

Woo Wa5 - headphone advice HE6 vs HD800??

 

Hello all,

 

Hoping to get some advice on purchase of HE6 vs. HD800.  I will be driving with Woo WA5.  I currently have T1 and Denon7000. I enjoy both in different contexts.  I listen to everything (rock, jazz, reggae, classical, female vocals, acoustic guitar, well mastered recordings and some not so much...).  I have listened to both the HE6 and HD800 but not out of the WA5. I enjoyed them both but was drawn a little to the HE6.  I did appreciate the detail and clarity of the HD800.   That said I haven't put in hours with these headphones so I don't really know.

Based on research thus far and listening I am leaning towards the HE6.  Seems like I get a flavor of the HD800 from the T1.  The HE6 would add something new to the stable.  

 

Decision factors: 

1) trying to find sound which is superior to what I already have in some way.  I realize this is subjective. So I guess I'm looking for peoples' impressions as to why they enjoy the HE6 or HD800 more with the WA5 (Or should I stick with the T1 and call it a day)

2) How do you find the synergy with the WA5?    

3) Any concerns about long sessions with either phone?

4) Has the HE6 or HD800 become your primary if not exclusive headphone.

5) Do you find yourself listening to HE6 or HD800 more than one another?

 

Thanks very much!

Frank1 is your man - he has both.and the WA5, i presume it will depend heavily on the tubes used. 

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