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post #466 of 855
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After postage it comes to $900, further to this it includes the $400 upgrade option i.e total cost would be in the region of $1.5k plu i.e. total saving of >= to $500, as such this justifies the purchasing it from the US.

 

What's everyones opinions on:

 

The WA 2 vs RSA Raptor for the LCD-2 Rev 2's for someone who listenings mainly to electronica?

 

Thanks,

Soapy 



You must know Jack Woo or something to get it at half price - Jack sells the unit from his front door at $1090USD!

 

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post #467 of 855

It's a second hand unit mate - hence the $400 upgrade option. As I understand it Woo Audio don't provide the option any more.

 

How do you think it will go with the LCD-2 and electronic music?

post #468 of 855

You're upgrading relatively quickly galacticsoap!

post #469 of 855
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It's a second hand unit mate - hence the $400 upgrade option. As I understand it Woo Audio don't provide the option any more.

 

How do you think it will go with the LCD-2 and electronic music?



 Very warm that's for sure! The WA2 is usually paired with the T1 for that reason - tames the slightly fizzy T1 treble end.

 

 Sound stage won't be too bad with the LCD-2 but again - all about whether you're striving for warmth overall.

 

 I like the magnetic planar LCD 2 and LCD 3 with solid state myself but plenty will tell they love their LCD2/3

 with a WA22 - it's way more expensive but at least the option is there for running dual x 3pin balanced down

 the road when your wallet has recovered.

 

post #470 of 855

[quote]You're upgrading relatively quickly galacticsoap![/quote]

 

LOL - Tell me about it. I can't quite believe that two weeks ago all I wanted was the Matrix M:Stage to run my DT 250's!

 

[quote] Sound stage won't be too bad with the LCD-2 but again - all about whether you're striving for warmth overall.[/quote]

 

I do love a warm sound so that sounds great. I've heard hearsay that the OTL's sacrifice dynamic bass response when compared to a solid state. What I'm really after is an increase in warmth, plus similar if not better bass response than my current LCD-2 M-Stage Combination.

 

As an FYI my source is a PC > Audio-gd DI > DacMagic

 

 

post #471 of 855
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[quote]You're upgrading relatively quickly galacticsoap![/quote]

 

LOL - Tell me about it. I can't quite believe that two weeks ago all I wanted was the Matrix M:Stage to run my DT 250's!

 

[quote] Sound stage won't be too bad with the LCD-2 but again - all about whether you're striving for warmth overall.[/quote]

 

I do love a warm sound so that sounds great. I've heard hearsay that the OTL's sacrifice dynamic bass response when compared to a solid state. What I'm really after is an increase in warmth, plus similar if not better bass response than my current LCD-2 M-Stage Combination.

 

As an FYI my source is a PC > Audio-gd DI > DacMagic

 

 



 Tubes will play a part - the Sylvania 7236's are a nice touch but there's a tonne of tube rolling options out there to get

 the bass you're chasing.

 

post #472 of 855

hey guys,

 

just popping in to say hi!

 

i'm a medstudent from that lives right near UNSW, so just offering if anyone wants to play around or have a listen to the limited stuff that i own let me know :).

 

nearly pulling the trigger on a stepdance and 15 volt mod. now just need some full sized earphones to actually use it with. I'm currently running ipod --> Whiplash USB LOD --> HPP1. Was thinking about maybe finding a cheap pair of HD600's? Has anyone got some suggestions?

 

since meeting up with currawong in Japan and hearing his transportable set up... it's all gone downhill/uphill from there!

 

cheers!


Edited by cheeq88 - 4/18/12 at 1:07am
post #473 of 855

YO!!! UNSW student right here! BEngg/BComm :)

post #474 of 855

awesome! any other UNSW students around? could have a uni student meet :P

post #475 of 855

There's this guy who worked at P3 lower campus before... And he spotted my TF10 and turns out he's a huge addict, but he left uni unfortunately...

 

Then I sold a pair of K701 to a friends' friend who owned the TF10, and I told him about aftermarket cables and sony hybrid tips as well as making him further purchase a E7/9 combo...

 

 

However the other friend who would be most interested in a meet would be uh, my girlfriend. If you have a few friends, a meet is possible. :) I've tried putting my everything in a luggage and drove to uni a few times haha

post #476 of 855

haha lets just wait and see then, maybe some more will pop up in time

post #477 of 855

hi another Australian..

post #478 of 855
Cheeq88 - not sure if they are still on the forum but there was a Stepdance for sale in Perth on the headfi for sale column.
post #479 of 855

lol, yeah, buyers regret, it sold and now i'm having to assemble a set in the states before it gets forwarded to me :p. silly me. 

 

oh to be on head-fi too much. we all know the feeling.

post #480 of 855

On the matter of voltage. My WA2 from Addicted to Audio actually says 230 on the voltage switch.

 

Getting upgrade itis from this place. I need to leave again for a while. Even been thinking about sending an email to this guy http://www.westonacoustics.com/default.htm and asking about making a custom headphone amp. (preamps with option headphone out exist, but they come across as preamps with headphone out rather than headamps with pre out) Seems to get praise on on a few Aussie forums...also Victorian, brofist etc.

 

Suppose I need to get up the courage and ask lol.

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