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WooAudio 2 and Denon AH-D5000

post #1 of 12
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Do you guys think that the WooAudio 2 would be a good amp for my Denon AH-D5000? This will be the first amp I buy and don't mind a lot of money to get the most out of my headphones. The help would really be appreciated.

post #2 of 12

I haven't heard the combo so others might better respond, but the WA2 is OTL which is better reserved for more demanding phones. I would suggest looking at the WA6, WA6 SE and WA22 if you plan to go balanced.

 

I should also add I had the Denon D2000 which didn't respond very much to amping after a point. I had a solid-state Meier Headfive and Singlepower PPX3 SLAM and couldn't differentiate the two completely different amps with the D2000.


Edited by Graphicism - 8/3/11 at 2:47pm
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for the info! Really helped a lot. So far it seems that I lm gonna get the WA22.
post #4 of 12

No problem. IMO the WA22 seems like a lot of amp for the D5000, maybe you should consider a balanced D7000? And while you're at it you're going to need a good source to go with that beautiful amp, have you started looking for a DAC yet? evil_smiley.gif

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Originally Posted by Graphicism View Post

I haven't heard the combo so others might better respond, but the WA2 is OTL which is better reserved for more demanding phones. I would suggest looking at the WA6, WA6 SE and WA22 if you plan to go balanced.

 

I should also add I had the Denon D2000 which didn't respond very much to amping after a point. I had a solid-state Meier Headfive and Singlepower PPX3 SLAM and couldn't differentiate the two completely different amps with the D2000.


Having owned the WA2 and currently owning the WA22 (with a few low impedance dynamic headphones), I completely agree with this as well. smile.gif
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
You're probably right but the reason why I would want the WA22 is because I know that I will eventually upgrade headphones and I'm sure it worth to get a really good amp now instead of having to upgrade my amp as well later on. As far as a DAC goes i've been looking at the Cambridge DACmagic because i can easily get it where I live and I don't want to spend a whole lot on the DAC.
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You're probably right but the reason why I would want the WA22 is because I know that I will eventually upgrade headphones and I'm sure it worth to get a really good amp now instead of having to upgrade my amp as well later on. As far as a DAC goes i've been looking at the Cambridge DACmagic because i can easily get it where I live and I don't want to spend a whole lot on the DAC.


the dacmagic is supposed to be mediocre.

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the dacmagic is supposed to be mediocre.


For under $500, it is hard to beat IMO. smile.gif
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For under $500, it is hard to beat IMO. smile.gif


DLIII can be had for $500 used. Also the new Schiit Bitfrost is fully discrete, should be decent for $350.

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For under $500, it is very easy to beat IMO. smile.gif

FTFY
 

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net.au/index.php/audio-reviews/digital-source-reviews/item/80-maverick-tubemagic-d1

 

^ that is $200

post #11 of 12
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DLIII can be had for $500 used. Also the new Schiit Bitfrost is fully discrete, should be decent for $350.


Good point...I too preferred the DLIII to the DacMagic and buying used is always my preferred first option.

Heard the Maverick and well...meh.
post #12 of 12

i recommend getting a digital link III as well, its what i use and i love it. the digital link iii is more musical while the dacmagic is more neutral and analytical sounding.

 

as for the amp, wa2, wa22, and the wa6se (which i own and use with the digital link iii), are all great amps. 

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