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post #361 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

eeew magnavox, sounds super cheap, even worse than westinghouse generic no label lol.

but umm yeah probably a rebrand. imo, they all sound about the same. my raytheon 6ew7 sound maybe a tad bit better than the sylvania and westinghouse no name one, but probably just cause i've used them the longest. all 6ew7 sound the same to me though.


Really? All 6EW7 sound about the same?

I am hesistant about the 6DR7 and 6FD7 due to the higher gain.
As it is, i listen to my W3000 anv at slightly below 9 o'clock and it takes very minute movements to adjust to desired volume. Can't imagine with higher gain tubes.

Any suggestion? I prefer euphoric euphonic sound. (Thanks)
Edited by tropicana - 3/20/13 at 12:17am
post #362 of 1747

I think you prefer 'euphonic" sound that puts you in a "euphoric" state of mind!wink_face.gif
 

post #363 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

^ what rectifier are you using with the 6DR7? 

I used the Sophia Prinsess, i think this is a very good combination. 

 

Allso to compare i have the Philips 5R4GYS made in Holland that is a good allround rectifier that is not too expensive.

 

The RCA JAN 5r4GY 1940's tube definitely gives a more tight and prominent bass to the LCD's, but lacks a bit in mids and Highs, i hope the new Sylvania tubes might change that to the better, i think they give the sound more "sparkle" or "bite" in these areas. others might have a different opinion.

 

I am quite new to the head-fi World so bare with me..rolleyes.gif my WA6-SE has about 100 hours of burn in.

post #364 of 1747

Just passing along-- there are a couple of loose 596's available on eBay right now.  No matching pairs for me to play with!  :(

post #365 of 1747
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Originally Posted by reeltime View Post

Just passing along-- there are a couple of loose 596's available on eBay right now.  No matching pairs for me to play with!  :(

 

 

both gone frown.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-NOS-NIB-United-Electron-596-Audio-Rectifier-Tube-274A-Plates-USAF-596-/160993516129?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item257bf61a61


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/20/13 at 12:18pm
post #366 of 1747
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Originally Posted by tropicana View Post


Really? All 6EW7 sound about the same?

I am hesistant about the 6DR7 and 6FD7 due to the higher gain.
As it is, i listen to my W3000 anv at slightly below 9 o'clock and it takes very minute movements to adjust to desired volume. Can't imagine with higher gain tubes.

Any suggestion? I prefer euphoric euphonic sound. (Thanks)

 

^ with a higher gain tube like that it'd be 8 o clock instead of 9, thats the biggest difference you'll see.

 

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by sprite40 View Post

I used the Sophia Prinsess, i think this is a very good combination. 

 

oh ok, thats what i thought at first when you mentioned the 6DR7. i tried the combination out yesterday with HE-500 and LCD-2, definitely paired well with both. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/20/13 at 12:25pm
post #367 of 1747

These never get old.  Wish I could upload full resolution.  Happy new owner of a WA6...

 

 

post #368 of 1747

+1, my friend.

post #369 of 1747

Was thinking about getting the Beyers 990 Premium 600ohm.  Can the WA6 drive them good?

 

Thx

post #370 of 1747

^ yes

post #371 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

^ yes


I know this is a Woo thread but got any other recommendations? I want bass heavy, somewhere around $300-$400.  Or maybe I'll get rid of my HD650 and my price range would be around $800-$900?

 

Thx

post #372 of 1747

the dt 990s are more bassier than the HD 650, i think its a good compliment. ive owned them together and enjoyed both of them alot. generally unless you buy a fostex/denon headphone, you won't find anything bassier (you could look into the HE-400, but besides that u generally lose bass as you go up in price). 

post #373 of 1747
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post


I know this is a Woo thread but got any other recommendations? I want bass heavy, somewhere around $300-$400.  Or maybe I'll get rid of my HD650 and my price range would be around $800-$900?

 

Thx

If you go to the 800-900 range the Signature Pro is pretty bass heavy with a really clean pratt.. Only other headphone that were as bassy in that range was the D7000 (now hard to find), I didn't find the HE500s to be that bassy with my WA6SE (just in case someone mentions that one), also the LCD2s but they are very uncomfortable...

 

honestly if you can find a used D7000 somewhere you will be really happy with it.

post #374 of 1747
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post


I know this is a Woo thread but got any other recommendations? I want bass heavy, somewhere around $300-$400.  Or maybe I'll get rid of my HD650 and my price range would be around $800-$900?

 

Thx

Sometimes the recorded material we listen to has not been recorded well, or was not compressed correctly when it was mastered (or the material might not have been mastered at all). Even worse, the problem can occur if listening to music via a mp3 source that is 16 bit and artificially compressed.  For any of these cases, the low frequency can be lacking. For those instances, I am wondering if eq-ing might be an option to accent the low end? I have the luxuary of having some high end mic pre strips that have killer eqs in them (taken from a Calrec mixing board). I was considering introducing them into my headphone chain. Any thoughts?

post #375 of 1747

Every time I apply any EQ settings it feels like I'm crushing the sound signature. Hardware based might yield different results.  I'm kind of torn between the Ultrasone 900 or Beyer 990...? I just want a fun headphone when I get in that mood. I have been on the hunt for the Denon's every since I heard Dubstep girl rave about the bass....Impossible to find...sigh

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