Originally Posted by OutdoorXplorer
Raptor can sound tubey if you put in the right tube... Read on the Raptor topic..
I think for now what I intended is to go for a fairly basic system w/o investing on tubes or parts upgrade, which can be very costly to me. Even Jack Woo suggested me to go for the 7236 which I don't think I will go for it for now.
But don't get me wrong that I don't believe in different tubes, parts upgrade or cables can directly affect the quality of an output. I am a true believer in all these especially when I experienced the Zu's HD 650 cable together with APS V3 cable and all I can hear is both cables brought different presentation to the music I listened to. Same goes for the ipod LOD and the story goes on and on until once get his pocket hurts ...
So the point is I am making a comparison between 2 default system and it ended up WA2 brings more tubey sounds than The Raptor. There go my decision to burn my pocket
Hopefully I am not making The Raptor looks and sounds awful to the RSA owners here, I have my regret after I bought the D10 and found out RSA SR-71A sounded better as an amp which is what I really needed. The D10 has the additional features like DAC and opamp rolling functions but I rarely use/not using it at all.
BTW, can I have both? Anyone willing to donate a Raptor to me? The silver Raptor can be a perfect match for my silver MacBook Pro and Apogee Duet