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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

   i just love the way  cca siemans 1960ish  tube sounds..

   so freakingly  believable & so musical.. it just upgraded the sound of  my benchmark dac1 to a whole new level

 

 

i still want to get a pair of CCas for my WA2 soon

 

i just worry they might be bright or too dry in the bass.

post #6782 of 16541
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

i still want to get a pair of CCas for my WA2 soon

 

i just worry they might be bright or too dry in the bass.

 

 

    a genuine  cca doesn't bright things ..it has the warmth factor like the mullards ECC88 & wth more hifi sounds 

    the one i am using may cost you around 500-700 USD   

    but stay away from siemens E88CC ,,it was a little bit bright

post #6783 of 16541
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Closest I got was chills up the back and the hairs standing up on the back of my neck....but that also happens with the HD800 on certain songs, too.

  

     in my experience, you can only can get such a system if you refine the existing system that you like most.

     meaning, the right combination must be there . everybody has their own liking in sound ..some like tubey sound

     some like not so tubey Some are so particular in bass but some like midrange more..

     You must understand youself in order to refine your sytem.

     one easiest way is the use if rca.. some use power conditioner ..

     if your system is so very detail, it is even harder to get the emotion out  ..

 

     the way i judge a system is always on singing competition shows like the voice or american idol

     if the judges has tears in their eyes  & i do not , then something is wrong

     I must feel in my rig on  what the judges  comments on emotion part

post #6784 of 16541
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

i still want to get a pair of CCas for my WA2 soon

 

i just worry they might be bright or too dry in the bass.

 

    if you are too afraid on the cca ..try  power conditioner instead.. 

    I wonder what powerline conditioner you use for your he500

    if i were you, i would go straight for shunyata hydra 8

post #6785 of 16541
Quick question, does the he500 come with a warranty card like the he400? The only paper material thing I receive is a small booklet that looks like a instruction booklet.
post #6786 of 16541
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

    if you are too afraid on the cca ..try  power conditioner instead.. 

    I wonder what powerline conditioner you use for your he500

    if i were you, i would go straight for shunyata hydra 8

 

i use a monster power center thingy. 

 

oh i don't use my WA2 for my HE-500, doesn't drive them enough. the CCa would be for the HD 800 and beyer T1. 

post #6787 of 16541
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

 

    a genuine  cca doesn't bright things ..it has the warmth factor like the mullards ECC88 & wth more hifi sounds 

    the one i am using may cost you around 500-700 USD   

    but stay away from siemens E88CC ,,it was a little bit bright

 

oooh. 

 

i was looking at the CCa from upscale audio, they're like 400 for a pair. 

 

did you buy the really expensive 1950s/60s grey ones (siemens and halske?) or the newer siemens rohre ones. 

post #6788 of 16541
I think mine is the 1962 ish. my friend using the early 1970ish.. sound also very darn good in his EAR cd player not sure if you can get a pair of 1950... some call it the " exilir of immortality"
post #6789 of 16541
monster power is good.. but to get the best out of your rig..the shunyata hydra 8 is one of the best out there some says it wll bring out the "emotion' part . my audiophile friend has been trying for years to get the best out of his system. only this year he admitted that he already found his audio nirvana 2 major changes he made-- buffalo dac & shunyata hydra 8 the rig tha you have is a pretty high end ..you need to refine your rig in order to get best out of them.
post #6790 of 16541
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

monster power is good.. but to get the best out of your rig..the shunyata hydra 8 is one of the best out there some says it wll bring out the "emotion' part . my audiophile friend has been trying for years to get the best out of his system. only this year he admitted that he already found his audio nirvana 2 major changes he made-- buffalo dac & shunyata hydra 8 the rig tha you have is a pretty high end ..you need to refine your rig in order to get best out of them.

 

I don't have anything fancy. I was getting some terrible feedback in all my amps when plugged into any of the outlets in my previous house. The house was old and the wiring was a bit weird. I couldn't play any of my electric guitars at home because as soon as you turned on the amps all you'd hear was a horrendous buzzing noise. I eventually got the Furman PST-8 and the difference was night and day. The noise floor in my amps just bottomed out, no more buzzing unless I just about max out the volume on the Lyr, and that's probably just the tubes. Everything sounds cleaner. All from a $150 power conditioner.

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I don't have anything fancy. I was getting some terrible feedback in all my amps when plugged into any of the outlets in my previous house. The house was old and the wiring was a bit weird. I couldn't play any of my electric guitars at home because as soon as you turned on the amps all you'd hear was a horrendous buzzing noise. I eventually got the Furman PST-8 and the difference was night and day. The noise floor in my amps just bottomed out, no more buzzing unless I just about max out the volume on the Lyr, and that's probably just the tubes. Everything sounds cleaner. All from a $150 power conditioner.

 

     I believe you. Dubstep girl's rig  is pretty high end to me. Normally a high end headphones  demands high end equipment to perform at its best

     By right , she should be able follow the very minute scale of  breathing &  nuance of a singer ever so lively  in her rig .

     I found mine already . To me the emotion part is the one that any rig must have.

     Believability on what you hear in a rig is the next stage .

     Believibility & emotion in a rig -->well thats is the ultimate rig for me ..but it is just an opinion

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I believe uall..but believe it or not..my rig sounds best when its TWO upgraded powercables are directly connected to the wall....i guess i have good wiring in my house. I even aligned the polarity (the red dots on my connectors) correctly with the wall sockets (euro/shuko here in the netherlands).. It sounds wonderful..and i spend a little less then 3000 usd on my rig in total.(hm602 ,337,he500, cabling) wink.gif. But In 1 hours i will be left without amp.. It has found a new home... The new owner is now buying a case to transport it in redface.gif thats what i call loving ur stuff!!! biggrin.gif i would do the same though!!! Arrrrgg and now waiting until end of nevember for my new amp... redface.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/3/13 at 10:55am
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I believe uall..but believe it or not..my rig sounds best when its TWO upgraded powercables are directly connected to the wall....i guess i have good wiring in my house. I even aligned the polarity (the red dots on my connectors) correctly with the wall sockets (euro/shuko here in the netherlands).. It sounds wonderful..and i spend less then 3000 usd on my rig in total.

That's normal. Power conditioners (main filtration/whatchamaycallit) usually do more harm than good to the sound. 

post #6794 of 16541
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

That's normal. Power conditioners (main filtration/whatchamaycallit) usually do more harm than good to the sound. 

In my case, my rig was unlistenable without the power conditioner. Too much interference in the wiring. I also like the peace of mind that my $3000+ rig isn't going to get fried by a power surge. I had a laptop get toasted by a power surge once. Now I always have some kind of surge protection on all my expensive gear.
post #6795 of 16541
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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

In my case, my rig was unlistenable without the power conditioner. Too much interference in the wiring. I also like the peace of mind that my $3000+ rig isn't going to get fried by a power surge. I had a laptop get toasted by a power surge once. Now I always have some kind of surge protection on all my expensive gear.
I agree..if its a nessesity u have to do it...preventing having ur equipment being broken always has priority! But if it makes ur equipment sound better?? I wonder... In my case it didnt. My 337 was very addictive to raw power..i think thats why he sounded so much better when i got my new better powercables.
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