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post #901 of 1455

So which gz34's are good and how much difference is there in the metal band vs the fat band and the regular band. 

Is it safe to buy on ebay?  I am up to about page 15 of this forum and it seems that the older the better but has anyone

really ab'd all the choices? thanks

post #902 of 1455

Having sold my black WA6 a while ago,I couldn't resist as this one in silver came up.

Happy to be back in the club!

Also,the Woo is an interesting partner to the vintage Pioneer receiver which has the most amazing headphone out and most importantly...tone controls.1000

post #903 of 1455
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

Having sold my black WA6 a while ago,I couldn't resist as this one in silver came up.

Happy to be back in the club!

Also,the Woo is an interesting partner to the vintage Pioneer receiver which has the most amazing headphone out and most importantly...tone controls.1000

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post #904 of 1455

hmmm. so i bought ps1000 and i've been debating on whether or not to switch them for RS1i, they are a small improvement in overall quality, and unfortunately, these are quite bright, even after being burned in for 50+ hours, they're like the SR325is, bright and aggressive.

 

so unable to get a good tube combination on the WA2 or the WA6-SE, i tried the warmest slowest tubiest tubes i have, the Brimar 5R4GY and the Sylvania 6DE7. and WOW!!! the difference is night and day, the bass is very full sounding now, and the treble really got tamed, they sound like RS1i with wider soundstage now! and alot of the treble glare and grain is gone too! 

 

i haven't used the brimar 5r4gy on any other headphones because its extremely slow sounding with rolled off highs and really laid back midrange, but seems to work great with the ps1000.

 

conclusion: i think the PS1000 might be worth keeping. these really need a thick syrupy amp to sound their best though. 

 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 8/17/13 at 11:24pm
post #905 of 1455

Recommend Lorenz Gz32 with 6gl7s on WA6 with T1s.
 


Edited by jhljhl - 8/20/13 at 3:13am
post #906 of 1455
6fd7 fat bottle or 6rd7? I cant decide after auditioning both the only difference i was able to pick up on was that the 6fd7 has more bass presence and impact
post #907 of 1455
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6fd7 fat bottle or 6rd7? I cant decide after auditioning both the only difference i was able to pick up on was that the 6fd7 has more bass presence and impact

 

Yes, that sounds about right but the 6dr7 have better midrange.
 

post #908 of 1455
I did not like 6DR7s bass at all. Seemed kinda dry and weak
post #909 of 1455

Would I be better off purchasing a Beyerdynamic T1 or LCD-2 as an endgame phone to pair with my WA6? Do they synergise well with this amp?

post #910 of 1455
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Would I be better off purchasing a Beyerdynamic T1 or LCD-2 as an endgame phone to pair with my WA6? Do they synergise well with this amp?

Many prefer the hd650, I think.

post #911 of 1455
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Many prefer the hd650, I think.

 

 

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Originally Posted by xevman View Post

Would I be better off purchasing a Beyerdynamic T1 or LCD-2 as an endgame phone to pair with my WA6? Do they synergise well with this amp?

 


Whilst HD650 is a great cans, one cannot deny that it's not of the same caliber as other top tier headphones like T1 or LCD2 /3.

 

I think you (xevman) should listen to them to see if you like the sound signature. I myself prefer darker tone and can't stand bright headphones. Used to own a pair of HD800 and tried them with various amps both SE and balanced, but in the end, I couldn't stand its excessive (well, for me) sibilant and ended up selling them. Now I'm using a pair of recabled HD650 with WA6Se and, as the amp fully broken in, I think I love the sound of this combination.

 

Also had a chance to try LCD2/3 + Cardas Clear with WA6Se and I "LOVE" the sound of them out of WA6Se. It's like HD650 but better in every way. So my next toy will be LCD2+Cardas Clear for sure.

 

If you want an end-game cans (if there is such a thing), I think you may want to look at something like LCD2/3, HD800, T1, or other headphones in the same caliber. HD650 or other phones in the same class like AKG 702, may not be good enough, and overtime, it may make you craving for more.


Edited by PrTv - 8/21/13 at 10:19am
post #912 of 1455
Will the lcd2 still sound great with the wa6 non se?
post #913 of 1455

might be slower and lacking in dynamics.

post #914 of 1455
Would It still be a viable option? Or should I stick with my hd600s or possibly upgrade to another dynamic can.
post #915 of 1455

I have the hd600 and a wa6.  It sounds very good with a mullard gz34.  I have the t1's as well but they, imo, need something tubier like a gz37 or princess some added "warmth" - as the wa2 is known for. Though there is a difference between tubiness and warmth and I do not know of the tube combination that adds warmth to the wa6.

I have a cayin ha-1a and I get the warmth and lushness that is missing though the ha-1a is not an overly warm tube amp.  But don't get me wrong the T1's sound very good with the wa6 but I can see the comments about warmth and lushness that might be missing with the wa6.  With the hd600 you are already have a "warm" headphone to start with.


Edited by jhljhl - 8/21/13 at 3:45pm
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