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And here are stax 727 an KGSSHV on exil ! ;-)

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Monstrous rig, Cortazar. Is that an Auralic Vega just bellow the WES?

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Yes this is vega. My system is now being completely renewed. I had to sell my avantgarde audio duo mezzo and audio note neiro, because we need a room for my second son, which is on 23-th July to be borned. My first son is now 13 Months so how you can think i had not opportunity to hear the boxes really. So i decided to build a completely new system. A headphone one.

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Cortazar... looking good!

:beerchug:

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I have been on this forum for some time now, but i was passive so far. Till today ;-). 

I have contacted Piotr Ryka, who is the polish audiophile who knows different headphones very well. I knew stax, because i had some years ago stax system (4040 i think) and i liked the sound of it. It was very good for classic and jazz that i listen to.

Well the best amplifying he heard with stax sr 009 was transistor amp with tube preamp via stax transformer from peter rill, so i ordered it and wait for it (it takes a long time for Peter to build it). I hope that woo audio will be better then this, because it would mean for me many bucks spend on good pre and amplifier. Well, we will see.

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Are you using stock tubes? There are some excellent EL 34 on the market that will make it sing. I had it here with the upgraded tubes and it made a big difference. If you can find some NOS Mullard EL 34 and some RCA 12Au7 clear tops with soem bette 5AR4 over stock . The NOS Mullards are excellent as well.


Edited by Frank I - 3/27/14 at 3:38pm
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<sigh>

 

So up until a few months ago I was a solid state guy. I then purchased a WA3+ from another head-fier and...

 

I want more - more tubey goodness. This is my first tube amp and I am sold...

 

That screaming you hear is the sound of my credit card begging for mercy...

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At the moment i have a stock tubes from woo audio but pavane el34 are on the way! I am very curious if the difference is 400 Euro worth.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by earz View Post
 

<sigh>

 

So up until a few months ago I was a solid state guy. I then purchased a WA3+ from another head-fier and...

 

I want more - more tubey goodness. This is my first tube amp and I am sold...

 

That screaming you hear is the sound of my credit card begging for mercy...

As they say, Welcome to Head-Fi....Sorry a bout your wallet....

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Quote:
Originally Posted by earz View Post
 

<sigh>

 

So up until a few months ago I was a solid state guy. I then purchased a WA3+ from another head-fier and...

 

I want more - more tubey goodness. This is my first tube amp and I am sold...

 

That screaming you hear is the sound of my credit card begging for mercy...

Welcome to the club, sorry about your wallet. The WA3+ is how I started. Now I have more headphone amps than I thought I would ever justify, including a Zana Deux SE, an OTL of great distinction.

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If I bought a relatively low ohm headphone with good sensitivity and it had a lot of body with minimal amplification would you say that a wa7 (different source) would be a good pairing to get some tubeyness out of the headphone without making it too syrupy? It's a very well balanced headphone with a good transparent tone.
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Thanks. I already have the upgraditis. I've been into audio since I was a teenager (older brother's influence). I used to have Hafler DH-110/XL-280 that I DIYed and a pair of Vandersteen 2Ce speakers. I sold the speakers years ago, the amp/pre-amp are in storage (and for sale) and just recently got back into audio.

 

This whole thing started with a Headstreamer external sound card and my old Grado SR-80s. That was the first taste. Shortly thereafter came the MF M1HPA and Denon AH-D2000s and Schiit Bifrost. Then came the WA3+ and the beyer T90s. Ugh. Now I want a Sonnett.

 

This hobby really is a runaway train. The only good thing about it is the sound I get from my current rig would cost 10x as much if it was a full-sized set-up filling a room with sound. Besides, I like the fact the room is taken out of the equation as no room is acoustically perfect (my old 'steens used to face sliding glass doors).

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What's a more moderately priced power cord than the $230.00 per meter 4N purity copper cable Woo Audio offers for their amplifiers? I've got a WA6 shipping this week and I'm looking to slow down the dollar leakage. Nobody told me this hobby was so costly. Maybe I should've gotten into show dogs.
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Iron Lung Jellyfish.
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