I would like some help deciding what amp to buy. I'm strongly leaning towards the Burson Audio ha-160 (perhaps the d-version, not sure yet!), but there are also tube amps out there that may synergize better with my HD 800s.
About $1000 is what I can pay, and I'm interested in the woo audio wa2, the wa6 SE and the Burson HA-160(d) as stated above. Now, the Wa2 is supposed to be very smooth and musical, the wa6 SE more neutral sounding than the wa2, atleast from what I've read. The burson is said to be very punchy, fast, articulated and clean - but lacking the tube musicality.
I listen to a wide range of genres, mostly rock, jazz and acoustic but sometimes hip-hop and country as well. I do NOT listen to rap and what I'd like to call scrap-metal. I am NOT a basshead, but I want it to be there, and I want it to kick. It must never be thin and always with a solid punch.
So which one of the three above? Again, the amp needs to perform well in multiple genres, have solid, punchy bass, pleasing mids and... well, do the usual audiophile stuff greatly. :)
I would also like to know if there is a Woo retailer in NY that lets you audition the amps.
Answers are highly appreciated