Especially with "xc3" - "A" class Headphone Amp / pre-amp
Edited by Valiar - 4/17/13 at 5:21pm
After spending a couple more days with the NuForce STA-100, colour me very impressed. It needs some time to warm up, but once it gets there the sound is positively visceral. I rigged up a speaker tap so the HE-6 is plugged directly in without resistors. This is an aggressive amp, no doubt about it. I could see this being a bit polarizing for some people. If you already find the HE-6 a bit fatiguing and hot in the treble, this amp isn't for you. If you love the sound and want to crank up the intensity with no safeword in sight, well, maybe this is the wrong forum for you, but the STA-100 is still a very good amp for that
Hi. One of the amps i use with the HE6 is a 300B set and I think it works out well. I also use a 150 watt amp, both through the HE adapter, and the 300B does not feel underpowered in comparison. i do not listen to real complex classical stuff on headphones, so that is where there may be some difference i am not getting. And the quality of the transformers may matter here, and i have not heard the wa5. But i would not rule out 300B set just on the power. others i am sure will differ
There have been glowing reports of the WA5 driving the HE6 out of its higher-powered K1000 port, you may have better luck in the main Woo Audio thread.