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Great news.  

 

I have Focal Electra 1038 Be's which sound amazing with the Choral system.

 

 

Yes the QBD76 is an amazing DAC.    I like it so much I bought two one for my speaker system in Spain and one for my headphone systems in the UK. 

 

I also have the Chord Chordette Qute DAC which is also great and synergises very well with the Woo WA3 and WA 6 SE.  

The only experience I have had so far with the QBD76 not sounding very good is with the BHSE which a fellow HeadFi.org member kindly brought round to my UK home.   The BHSE sounded very flat and dull, no power or energy although it did have respectable sound stage.  The QBD76 was connected to the BHSE balanced.  I was using my Stax 009's. 

 

The Woo WEE powering my Stax 009's and connected to my Chord Cyan Click Integrated amp connected to my QBD76 sounded 100% better than the BHSE.   This is now a big dilema for me as I have ordered in September a BHSE and GS-X Mk2 !    

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got some GEC 6as7g's in the WA2 now and listening to this album¬

 

Hi RES STEREO 

 

 

Really hearing what they can do now

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^

 

Would really like a few sets of those. Just far too much $$.

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The last few I bid on all went for arounf £70, bargain at that price.

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Not shure i saw this here or on 6sn7 thread but here goes i had read that a certain tube sounded as good as  the 6SN7GT grey glass RCA VT-231 for alot cheaper dont remember witch one if it was another RCA or another brand . Thanks .


Edited by MIKELAP - 11/28/14 at 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post

The last few I bid on all went for arounf £70, bargain at that price.

Absolutely. I would be using them if I could get at that price.
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

Not shure i saw this here or on 6sn7 thread but here goes i had read that a certain tube sounded as good as  the 6SN7GT grey glass RCA VT-231 for alot cheaper dont remember witch one if it was another RCA or another brand . Thanks .

Found what i was looking for, page 2079 post #31180

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Found what i was looking for, page 2079 post #31180

Yeah my post about the RCA 6SN7GT. Be careful I have changed my opinion. They are not exactly like the Greyglass. Very similar. So much so I couldn't pick it up at first. However they are a tad bid brighter.

I find them handy tho. If you get dull power tubes they lift the treble up nicely to produce a dynamic sound.

I would rank like this:

Sylvania 6SN7 = bright
RCA 6SN7 = half way between
RCA 6SN7 Greyglass = Mellow
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Anyone here heard both the WA2 and WA5? I will be getting the WA5 soon and have the WA2 - I'm just wondering if I will loose out on bass quantity or extension? 

 

I did plan on getting a 2A3 amp but have decided on the WA5 instead - I have heard that 300b amps can be slightly lean

 

 

Also if anyone can say what the amp is like with Audeze cans I;'m all ears. I will be using HD800 for the first few months but will eventually get an Audeze headphone. 

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Anyone here heard both the WA2 and WA5? I will be getting the WA5 soon and have the WA2 - I'm just wondering if I will loose out on bass quantity or extension? 

I did plan on getting a 2A3 amp but have decided on the WA5 instead - I have heard that 300b amps can be slightly lean


Also if anyone can say what the amp is like with Audeze cans I;'m all ears. I will be using HD800 for the first few months but will eventually get an Audeze headphone. 

TonyNewman should chime in. He has that exact rig. WA5 with Audeze LCD-3. Altho I listen to his for a extremely short time I did not notice a lack of bass.

I use the WA22 and Audeze LCD-3 setup on a dark bass heavy tube set and I thought his setup beat mine on a number of levels.

What was truely impressive was the WA5 and his modified HiFiMan HE6. Insane sound.
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TonyNewman should chime in. He has that exact rig. WA5 with Audeze LCD-3. Altho I listen to his for a extremely short time I did not notice a lack of bass.

I use the WA22 and Audeze LCD-3 setup on a dark bass heavy tube set and I thought his setup beat mine on a number of levels.

What was truely impressive was the WA5 and his modified HiFiMan HE6. Insane sound.

 

I have an LCD-X. I have tried the LCD-3F, but don't own one (unfortunately - it has a nice sound).

 

Just my opinion, but I found the LCD-X sounded better from my SS Taurus amp than the WA5. I run both my HE6 and HD800 from the WA5 - the HD800 (unmodded) is good from the WA5 - the HE6 (modded) is stunning. Simply the best HeadFi experience I have ever had. I have heard great things about the modded HD800 from the WA5 - I haven't modded mine yet, but will soon.

 

There is plenty of bass from the WA5, but tube selection is paramount, and experimenting with tubes can get expensive very fast particularly with the 300Bs.

 

I am currently running the Psvane WE274B replicas together with SERP 300Bs and some NOS Sylvania 6SN7s - and there is bass thumping aplenty. :basshead:

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^

Sorry I quoted the wrong Audeze. rolleyes.gif

Yeah that modded HE-6 was a whole different level. biggrin.gif
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^

Sorry I quoted the wrong Audeze. rolleyes.gif

Yeah that modded HE-6 was a whole different level. biggrin.gif

 

No drama at all :smile:

 

The HE6 is sounding even better now. I was having some treble harshness - thought it was the "fuzzor-lite" mod I hacked up, but it was the %^*#$^& driver tubes.

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Originally Posted by TonyNewman View Post
 

 

No drama at all :smile:

 

The HE6 is sounding even better now. I was having some treble harshness - thought it was the "fuzzor-lite" mod I hacked up, but it was the %^*#$^& driver tubes.

Have you got pics and info on the HE6 Mod? 

 

Thanks for all the other tips as well. You tried EML 300b's?

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I have the WA5 plus LCD-XC, I think it's a great combo. I compared it against an HE-6 for a week and the LCD-XC soundly trounced it, not even a contest.

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