Can anyone give me a good tube amp recommendation. I am really leaning towards the Woo Audio WA3 or WA6 but have looked at the Schiit Valhalla. What about a Darkvoice? Or maybe a little dot? anyone out there with some advice would be great. My budget is around $800 for just the amp, I don't need a dac.
The HD-700 is easier to amp than the HD-600/650, almost anything that works well with the 6XX will work with the HD-700. I use all three of my amps with the HD-700, BH Crack, Ember, Lyr2, all within your budget with tubes. If this amp will be for other headphones then I would go with either Ember or Lyr2.
BH Crack: TS-5998 and either 12AU7 Telefunken, RCA clear top, Bugle Boy
Ember: re-issue Mullard, Gold Lion, Telefunken (all are 12XXX)
Lyr2: 75 Reflector, Vokshod, Telefunken CCa's