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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

That's a very tough call. I think both do a very good job with both, at that price point. I haven't done enough side-by-side comparisons to really have a preference.


Skylab ... You are a tube amp extraordinaire .... What under $2000 tube amp would you recommend to a person coming from solid state, for hard rock and metal ?    Cans are T1 and Ultrasone Pro900s

post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

That's a very tough call. I think both do a very good job with both, at that price point. I haven't done enough side-by-side comparisons to really have a preference.


Hmm.  If they're that close I'll probably go solid state, because it's simpler and doesn't have as many ancillary costs (tubes, rectifiers, etc)

 

Thanks

post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I think the simple answer really is WA6SE for low impedance cans, WA2 for high impedance.  I own the WA6 non-SE, and the WA2, and I think the WA2 is better with my T1 for sure, but equally for sure the WA6 is better for the LCD-2.



So there isn't a one punch solution? the tube amps either excel with low or the high impendence? What about the SS amp?

 

BTW what dose Wider dynamic means? 

 

ON the subject, tube amp seems to slow down on LCD-2 a bit, i don't have SS amp so couldn't really compare them.

post #19 of 29
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Hmm.  If they're that close I'll probably go solid state, because it's simpler and doesn't have as many ancillary costs (tubes, rectifiers, etc)

 

Thanks

 

Good to know. I've been deciding between a Tube or SS amp. 
 

post #20 of 29
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Good to know. I've been deciding between a Tube or SS amp. 
 


??? My LCD-2s sound great on my WA2 and no sign of slowness.
post #21 of 29
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??? My LCD-2s sound great on my WA2 and no sign of slowness.


Maybe not on the WA2? Like I said I never tried to compare, i read this from a respected member of this fourm, i forgot what the ID is, but he post a lot stuff about planer and had something to do with the Cavali audio. 

post #22 of 29
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Maybe not on the WA2? Like I said I never tried to compare, i read this from a respected member of this fourm, i forgot what the ID is, but he post a lot stuff about planer and had something to do with the Cavali audio. 


Gotcha.
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Why are we saying that WA6(SE) is better for low impedance cans?? The WA6(SE) both have a low and high impedance 1/4in jack to fit all headphones. ???

post #25 of 29

 

 

Quoted from the standard features on the WA6SE:

 

"High and low impedance headphones outputs"

 

Quoted from the WA6 non-SE standard features:

 

"High or low headphone impedance switch"

 


 

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

Why are we saying that WA6(SE) is better for low impedance cans?? The WA6(SE) both have a low and high impedance 1/4in jack to fit all headphones. ???



 

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

 

 

Quoted from the standard features on the WA6SE:

 

"High and low impedance headphones outputs"

 

Quoted from the WA6 non-SE standard features:

 

"High or low headphone impedance switch"

 


 



 

While the amp may have different inputs (or a switch, if that's what you like) for high- and low-impedence headphones, people are still well within their rights to have an opinion one way or the other between the two amps. It's not like either amp is a slouch. From reading baka's review, the WA2 is more smooth and silky while the 6SE has some more serious punch and sparkle compared directly. Pick your poison.

post #27 of 29

I actually just read baka's review and now I understand the difference. I wasn't trying to sound as harsh as I did, but I was more curious. I apologize for my phrasing.
 

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Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227 View Post



While the amp may have different inputs (or a switch, if that's what you like) for high- and low-impedence headphones, people are still well within their rights to have an opinion one way or the other between the two amps. It's not like either amp is a slouch. From reading baka's review, the WA2 is more smooth and silky while the 6SE has some more serious punch and sparkle compared directly. Pick your poison.



 

post #28 of 29
@ grmnasasin0227 & jtaylor991

I think the terrific think about Woo Audio and their amps is that there is a choice to suit your and anyone else's preferences if they're searching for a top notch tube amp. If you want a prototypical warm tube sound the OTL WA2 is an excellent option. If you want to bridge the gap between a tubey and solid state presentation you can go with the WA6SE. Also, I believe both headphones are versatile enough to work with and sound great with a wide range of headphones. You can't go wrong with either choice with headphones like the HD800, HE500, LCD2 and even the T1.
post #29 of 29

Well said, I agree :)

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