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post #271 of 1791
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

Interestingly, I emailed Jack about the drivers and this is what he had to say:

"The 6GL7/6EM7 tube is the best suited to the WA6 because it allows the amp
to have a higher drive. 7N7 and 6SN7 have low gain and you might find it
lacks dynamic compared to the 6GL7's.
"
 

 

 

 

I can see Jack's point-- but in this case the tradeoff for increased drive is increased grain.  The SN7 may come in under the GL7 in terms of pure gain, but it blows the doors off the GL7 in clarity, detail, and dimension.  Grain on female vocals, jazz, classical or acoustic is not a desirable characteristic, generally.  

 

I found it quite distracting-- to the point of annoyance.  

post #272 of 1791
The 6GL7s are starkly more dynamic than the stock tubes. That's all I know right now.
post #273 of 1791

Okay, I'll toss this out to you guys for any feedback...

 

I love my HD800's mid and high, but the bass department seems to be "under-powered."  I'm driving my HD800 with the WA6SE with several rectifier (596, Sofia, 5u4g) and driver (DN/GL/FD/CY, etc.) tubes, but haven't found a right combination yet.  Is the 6SE "under-powered" considering that the HD800 is "amp-picky."  Would the WA22 or WA5 provide better punch for the HD800?  Or it's the way the HD800 is?

post #274 of 1791

Which headphones are you coming from? Depending on your perception of what acceptable bass is, that may just be how the HD800 is to you. 

 

I used to own a WA6SE and had a EML rectifier and just a regular 6DE7 on them (as I had the older version that didn't have many driver tube rolling choices). Even with that combo I never though the bass was the HD800's problem at all. It rendered bass beautifully to my ears with more than enough amount of it.

post #275 of 1791
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post

Which headphones are you coming from? Depending on your perception of what acceptable bass is, that may just be how the HD800 is to you. 

 

I used to own a WA6SE and had a EML rectifier and just a regular 6DE7 on them (as I had the older version that didn't have many driver tube rolling choices). Even with that combo I never though the bass was the HD800's problem at all. It rendered bass beautifully to my ears with more than enough amount of it.

 

I have the Denon D7000.  The bass was bloated at times, but I do like the impact.  Ideally, I like the combination of D7K's bass + HD800's mid and high.

post #276 of 1791

Have the HD800 and LCD2 Rev2 with the WA6(not SE)and also with an Audio GD Phoenix rig and I do think the Sennheiser bass has better quality than the Audeze on both systems.It is a dry and if necessary very deep bass whereas the LCD2 bass is fatter/meatier but also more uncontrolled/wooly at times.

post #277 of 1791
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

Have the HD800 and LCD2 Rev2 with the WA6(not SE)and also with an Audio GD Phoenix rig and I do think the Sennheiser bass has better quality than the Audeze on both systems.It is a dry and if necessary very deep bass whereas the LCD2 bass is fatter/meatier but also more uncontrolled/wooly at times.

 

Some ppl would say that the LCD2's have the bass like/or better than the D7k and mid and high similar to the HD800s.  Wish there is a meet in my area soon so I can check these out.  Too bad for the Los Angeles area, the earliest is in 2014 triportsad.gif    

post #278 of 1791

You are lucky that you don't live in New Zealand.

No MEETS here and headphones you can audition are Grado and Beats!!!

No amazon either where you can send stuff back in case you don't like it!
 

post #279 of 1791
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

You are lucky that you don't live in New Zealand.

No MEETS here and headphones you can audition are Grado and Beats!!!

No amazon either where you can send stuff back in case you don't like it!

 

More reasons to move next door to Australia! wink.gif

post #280 of 1791

Too many spiders and snakes!wink_face.gifNot to mention the Aussie accent!
 

post #281 of 1791

Don't forget the jellyfish, blue ringed octopi, sharks and crocs too! tongue.gif

At least the Strayan accent will sound more refined out of your WA6. wink.gif

post #282 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

 

I have the Denon D7000.  The bass was bloated at times, but I do like the impact.  Ideally, I like the combination of D7K's bass + HD800's mid and high.

 

i think the hd 800s has a very good amount of bass when powered by the WA6-SE, very punchy, i was actually surprised by the bass the HD 800 could put out when powered well. the WA2 does a very good job with the HD 800 too.

 

however, its no D7000, not even the LCD-2 have that crazy sub-bass, but they do have the best punch/slam out of any headphone i've heard yet.

post #283 of 1791
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

Don't forget the jellyfish, blue ringed octopi, sharks and crocs too! tongue.gif

At least the Strayan accent will sound more refined out of your WA6. wink.gif


Don't know about your accent but the use of the plural for octopus left me deeply impressed!wink_face.gif

Always thought it is "octopussies"!very_evil_smiley.gif......sorry,girls!

post #284 of 1791
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

You are lucky that you don't live in New Zealand.

No MEETS here and headphones you can audition are Grado and Beats!!!

No amazon either where you can send stuff back in case you don't like it!
 

 

You should petition for Amazon to be in New Zealand.  How do you guys get by without Amazon.com??!

post #285 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

i think the hd 800s has a very good amount of bass when powered by the WA6-SE, very punchy, i was actually surprised by the bass the HD 800 could put out when powered well. the WA2 does a very good job with the HD 800 too.

 

however, its no D7000, not even the LCD-2 have that crazy sub-bass, but they do have the best punch/slam out of any headphone i've heard yet.

 

The bass is there, true...but the mid and high really drown it out.  If there is a way to crank up a little more bass without changing the mid+high level. 

 

It would be awesome if somebody comes up with double-driver headphones.  Taking the idea from full-sized speakers, one driver will be for the bass and the other for mid+high.  This way, a crossover and separate amps can be used to fine tune the balance between bass and mid+high.  Someone got to have done this though...   

 

Dubstep, you need to save the D7K's...you'll regret!

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