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Melvins, I just ordered an LD 1+ today thru Amazon. What kind of dac are you using?
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Melvins, I just ordered an LD 1+ today thru Amazon. What kind of dac are you using?


lol, that didn't take long !! lol

post #13128 of 24407
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

Interesting.  I wouldnt buy a lower Grado simply to just mod it, I was just thinking about modding my 325i. But if it is pointless then I'll just refrain and save my money. Maybe I'll get sr225i's in the future and spend a few hundred on wooden shells. But. I doubt it. But I also have a pair of magnums that have wooden shells on em so. 

Oh, so if you already have Magnums, I wouldn't mod my 325's…in reality they are already nicely modded in aluminum (not plastic) and sound great!

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Went ahead and got the WA6 that was on the forsale forum. Can't wait. Should be a great amp, and probably my only amp till I can get the WA5 that everyone raves about. Going to use the Fiio E10's dac for now, but hopefully I can pick up a modi later on. The key, I think, is not listening to things you cannot afford. As long as your experience with expensive things is linear, you can stand to not have the best. It's when you listen to the best and come back down that your wallet really takes a hit.

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For what it's worth, I find the E10's DAC to be pretty darn good.

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Originally Posted by Porteroso View Post
 

Went ahead and got the WA6 that was on the forsale forum. Can't wait. Should be a great amp, and probably my only amp till I can get the WA5 that everyone raves about. Going to use the Fiio E10's dac for now, but hopefully I can pick up a modi later on. The key, I think, is not listening to things you cannot afford. As long as your experience with expensive things is linear, you can stand to not have the best. It's when you listen to the best and come back down that your wallet really takes a hit.

Congratulations on the WA6! It is a beautiful sounding/looking/built amp. And as far as I'm concerned, yes there is something always more expensive or "better", but I'm totally satisfied with the WA6…I couldn't want or ask for more, it is plenty enough. Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by Porteroso View Post
 

Went ahead and got the WA6 that was on the forsale forum. Can't wait. Should be a great amp, and probably my only amp till I can get the WA5 that everyone raves about. Going to use the Fiio E10's dac for now, but hopefully I can pick up a modi later on. The key, I think, is not listening to things you cannot afford. As long as your experience with expensive things is linear, you can stand to not have the best. It's when you listen to the best and come back down that your wallet really takes a hit.

I absolutely positively LOVE my WA6!

It's one of the NICEST sounding amps for your Grados around....and it's a DREAM with some tube rolling.

 

Right now I have the Amperex Bugle Boy '59 GZ34 (brown base) in there, paired with a set of Sylvania 6EW7s....very very NICE combo, nice clarity, DETAIL, yet the 6EW7s bring a sweet spot to the entire range without being at all syrupy, just the right touch of mellow to allow the Grados to shine shine shine.

I am really liking this combo with Classical string music, the WA6 is probably my fave amp now, and this is one of my favourite tube combos in there.

 

After you have played around with some tube rolling, trying to find the sets that match your listening.... you may not find that you need the 5 all that much. ;) 

 

 

 

edited to fix a bunch of hideous typos.


Edited by DogMeat - 3/24/14 at 12:13pm
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I have no desire to move "up" from my WA6.

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I have no desire to move "up" from my WA6.

I totally agree!

When I had that desire too move to the GS1Ki from the RS1i (for me) after hearing the GS1Ki, it was then I realized what I already had and loved, and have no desire too hear own anything else, no matter how popular or praised... same go's for the WA6!


Edited by joseph69 - 3/24/14 at 12:58pm
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I agree with bbophead!

 

I don't really think one needs to, given the specs of the Grados.

You don't really need half a tank,(even if it IS a Woo Tank), to hear all the beautiful woodly,(or not;)), goodness that the very fine Grados have to offer.

 

I've had just the BEST time experimenting with different tube combos to get the perfect sets for the various musics that I listen to.

I actually keep them stored up as sets in wooden soda crates, set on side to act as cubby's, ready to roll, as my listening mood dictates.

I kind of considering, some time down the road, picking up another WA6 , either for the other room, or as a side-kick to the one I now have, each loaded with a tube set for a different music, so that I can save some wear and tear on tubes/pins/slots, etc. by not having to jiggle tubes in and out of sockets twice a day.

Some of my tubes are on the costly, high-end side of things, and I hate stressing them very much.

I just have this bad dream that a $500 Miniwatt explodes in my hand....

 

ANYWAY.

I don't believe that Woo makes a single < or = mediocre thing.

But many of them are WAY overkill for many cans.

Grados don't need the same power as a set of Stax.

 

I didn't even feel the need to try out the WA6 SE.

LOTTA footprint, don't need it for the Grados.

 

I KNOW that Porteroso is in for a REAL treat.

Just remember, in case you don't know this, you do need to do proper run-in of your gear and the tubes.

You'll also want to make sure that your tubes are reasonably warmed up before you a) start the sound passing through them, and b) begin judging. 

But I will tell you; even early on in your use phase, you will appreciate the beauty that you are now hearing, IMMEDIATELY.

 

welcome to the WA6ers Club, Congrats on your choice, Porteroso!

post #13136 of 24407
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Originally Posted by Porteroso View Post
 

Went ahead and got the WA6 that was on the forsale forum. Can't wait. Should be a great amp, and probably my only amp till I can get the WA5 that everyone raves about. Going to use the Fiio E10's dac for now, but hopefully I can pick up a modi later on. The key, I think, is not listening to things you cannot afford. As long as your experience with expensive things is linear, you can stand to not have the best. It's when you listen to the best and come back down that your wallet really takes a hit.


Congrats....you will have a great combo!

post #13137 of 24407
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For what it's worth, I find the E10's DAC to be pretty darn good.


its not bad atall !!

post #13138 of 24407

schiit lyr back in the house, and got some new tubes

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jaywillin, congrats on getting back with your old girlfriend. Let us know how the new tubes sound.
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schiit lyr back in the house, and got some new tubes

 

That Lyr has traveled a few miles.

 

Bolt that amp down to your shelf  :p

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