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Thanks for the replies guys, so I guess the WA7 does not necessarily sound better than the WA6 in terms of amplification.

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I thought I'd add to this thread...just received my HD800 after several years of procrastinating given the general sense of a "bright and bass shy" HP.  My amps are Woo WA6SE and WA22 with various tubes along with a Benchmark DAC2 HGC and Grace 903.  Well, I'm quite surprised and pleased.  I'm very susceptible to raspy/sibilant phones (Grado 325 chief among them) and I find that HD800 to be detailed and very airy but not objectionably bright.  The bass response is more than adequate and very natural, no lack of low end for me.  In fact, after 3 days of serious listening I'm thinking these are my favorite phones (compared to Audeze LCD-X and Hifiman 500).  Now, can I optimize with my equipment?  Yes, prefer the HD800 with the Grace as opposed to the Benchmark with either Woo.  I can further refine with the right mix of tubes but at the moment quite pleased with the sound staging and openness of the 800.  I contribute my satisfaction to the Woo's, the 800 is a keeper for me.  Note:  the deal for the 800 included the Senn balanced cable "free".  Waiting for the backorder to determine if that has any effect with the WA22.

Balanced out of the Wa22 is better than single ended.
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Balanced out of the Wa22 is better than single ended.


The input matters more in WA22 than the output i.e. If the input is balanced there is not much difference between Balcd & Single ended output. But if input is on RCA  then the amp does not sound as good whether 1/4 th  or XLR output is used.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634551/woo-wa22-balanced-vs-unbalanced-input#post_8838857


Edited by punit - 4/20/14 at 10:58pm
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The input matters more in WA22 than the output i.e. If the input is balanced there is not much difference between Balcd & Single ended output. But if input is on RCA  then the amp does not sound as good whether 1/4 th  or XLR output is used.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634551/woo-wa22-balanced-vs-unbalanced-input#post_8838857
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Hello,

Do any of you have experience running the WA3 with Sennheiser HD600s? If so, how would you describe the sound? Anyone have experience comparing the Schiit amps to the WA3? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Today I added a pair of Sennheiser HD700's to the line up and the WA7/HD700 combo is pure audio bliss!

 

I can listen to these for hours without noticing that I have headphones on...

 

What neutral and balanced sound these 2 make...

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Originally Posted by Rusty143 View Post

Hello,

Do any of you have experience running the WA3 with Sennheiser HD600s? If so, how would you describe the sound? Anyone have experience comparing the Schiit amps to the WA3? Any advice would be appreciated.

 

I haven't try the HD600 with WA3, but I have tried the HD650 with WA3 and while it might not be bad, I don't like it at all. It was too dark and dull, the WA6 suits HD650 much better IMO.

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Hi everybody,

 

I own a WOO WA5 and I want to try another driver and rectifier tubes.

Currently I use Sylvania 6SN7W, 5R4GY langrex and EML300b. I search for more fullness, airiness, cleaner sound but not rolled off high. There is so many tubes that I didn't know which to search ?

 

Thank you for the help.

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Who made the Langrex tube?

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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

Hi everybody,

 

I own a WOO WA5 and I want to try another driver and rectifier tubes.

Currently I use Sylvania 6SN7W, 5R4GY langrex and EML300b. I search for more fullness, airiness, cleaner sound but not rolled off high. There is so many tubes that I didn't know which to search ?

 

Thank you for the help.

If you can locate some 596 tubes that would give you what your looking for but you need some adapters too.

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Who made the Langrex tube?

Langrex is a dealer in the UK. They cary lot of mullard NOS- could be a Brimar he referring in the rectifier


Edited by Frank I - 4/28/14 at 4:55am
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For those interested, I have one USAF 596 for sale with very minimal usage.

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Lan grex is a dealer in the UK. They cary lot of mullard NOS- could be a Brimar he referring in the rectifier


I know who Langrex are, I have dealt with them for over 25 years! but we need to know who made this valve they have badged.

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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

Hi everybody,

 

I own a WOO WA5 and I want to try another driver and rectifier tubes.

Currently I use Sylvania 6SN7W, 5R4GY langrex and EML300b. I search for more fullness, airiness, cleaner sound but not rolled off high. There is so many tubes that I didn't know which to search ?

 

Thank you for the help.

 

 

sylvania 6sn7 and eml300b both should sound airy and full. i don't have the 5r4gy you mentioned but my guess is you work on the recitifier tubes. try either eml 5u4g or psvane 274b. 

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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

Hi everybody,

 

I own a WOO WA5 and I want to try another driver and rectifier tubes.

Currently I use Sylvania 6SN7W, 5R4GY langrex and EML300b. I search for more fullness, airiness, cleaner sound but not rolled off high. There is so many tubes that I didn't know which to search ?

 

Thank you for the help.

 

If you can not find a pair of 596 then try a pair of Brimar 5R4GY. I got mine from Upscale Audio sometime ago. For the drivers try the Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown base/Chrome Top. My favorite drivers are actually TungSol 6F8G Black Glass/Round Plates with Glenn's adapters.

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