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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Paddy nailed it. Absolutely right on. They can both be bright but it really recording dependent.  

+1.  I personally confirmed this recently on my WA22.

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Ok, we are 9 days further and the WA7 is really loosening up and sounding better every day.
This week I added a pair of Shure SE535's to the line up and downloaded some 24/96 and 24/192 FLACs of Smashing Pumpkins and Lenny Kravitz.
BIG MISTAKE!
How the hell can I go back to Spotify after that?
The DAC inside the WA7 is better than I thought, the detail is simply stunning.
It helps that it is a tube amp, even though it is real detailed (I heard things I have never heard before in songs I have heard 100's of times since the 90's) it still sounds natural...

If you are looking for a DAC/Headphone amp combo and your budget is about $900, put the WA7 on the top of your list.

I have heard many great systems, but that little black cube with its glass top is a top contender.
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Wait until you tried a good DSD download.  I downloaded the MJ album in DSD and was impressed.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

Listen to female vocal, you have to try this set up.

 

GZ34 Metal base

GEC CV2984

Brimar CV1988

 

Thanks for the suggestion, enjoying the config for a couple days now.  With the exception of the low again GEC tube, sometime I have to turn the volume up a bit more than usual, the vocals in this setup sounded pretty sweet and clear at the same time.


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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

Wait until you tried a good DSD download.  I downloaded the MJ album in DSD and was impressed.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, enjoying the config for a couple days now.  With the exception of the low again GEC tube, sometime I have to turn the volume up a bit more than usual, the vocals in this setup sounded pretty sweet and clear at the same time.

Great! You mean to tell us that the Woo already earned a Blue Star?! thumbsup.gif

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Lol yeah took me a while to see that in the pic.
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Thanks for the suggestion, enjoying the config for a couple days now.  With the exception of the low again GEC tube, sometime I have to turn the volume up a bit more than usual, the vocals in this setup sounded pretty sweet and clear at the same time.

For deeper bass, you need the GEC 6AS7G. It is quality not quantity, the WA22 is bass light with HD800.
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Lol yeah took me a while to see that in the pic.

:D

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Has anyone tried the WA5/SE with planar magnetic headphones? How does it sound? And is it able to drive the HE6 since it can drive the K1000? (:

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Has anyone tried the WA5/SE with planar magnetic headphones? How does it sound? And is it able to drive the HE6 since it can drive the K1000? (:

What is the WA5/SE? I just know of the WA5 and WA5-LE.

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What is the WA5/SE? I just know of the WA5 and WA5-LE.

Sorry, yes the LE. 

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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post
 

Sorry, yes the LE. 

 

I own the LE because when I bought it the HE-6 was not even out yet (it was a prototype only back then). The LE does not have an output for the K1000 so the output is not as high as the WA5.

 

In my experience the LE can drive the HE-6 ok depending on the driver tubes but still not to the level the WA5 can do it out of the K1000 output. I have driven the HE-6 with my EML 300B, USF 596 and Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown base/Chrome tops out of the High Impedance output fine but if I would have the chance to make the purchase again I clearly would go with the WA5.

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I own the LE because when I bought it the HE-6 was not even out yet (it was a prototype only back then). The LE does not have an output for the K1000 so the output is not as high as the WA5.

 

In my experience the LE can drive the HE-6 ok depending on the driver tubes but still not to the level the WA5 can do it out of the K1000 output. I have driven the HE-6 with my EML 300B, USF 596 and Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown base/Chrome tops out of the High Impedance output fine but if I would have the chance to make the purchase again I clearly would go with the WA5.

 



The HE6 to Wa5 is the best thing I ever heard next to the hd800 to Wa234.
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post
 

Has anyone tried the WA5/SE with planar magnetic headphones? How does it sound? And is it able to drive the HE6 since it can drive the K1000? (:

The WA5 is what I use ti drive the HE6 and it does it easily and with terrific musicality.

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I agree. HE6 + WA5 (with the right choice of tubes) leaves very little to be desired. I enjoy it more than my SR009 + SRM007TA setup. It is less detailed than the 009 but far more tactile and musical.

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