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post #436 of 1025
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

You missed the K1000 port (not the speaker output)...that's the 4 pin XLR port that outputs it in the link I gave you. The WA5LE doesn't have this, but the WA5 DOES! Please see the attached link and this is well known of the WA5 amp.

 

http://wooaudio.com/docs/wooaudio_amplifier_comparisons.pdf

No, that is incorrect, again, look at the actual product page of the WA5.

http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa5.html

 

Note the "Headphone amplifier specifications"

post #437 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

No, that is incorrect, again, look at the actual product page of the WA5.

http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa5.html

 

Note the "Headphone amplifier specifications"

Sorry, you're still wrong:

 

http://www.wooaudio.com/manuals/WA5_Owners_Manual.pdf

and 

http://wooaudio.com/docs/wooaudio_amplifier_comparisons.pdf

 

Both are links on the Woo website. The new one is very confusing in this regard, but us "old time" Woo owners (though I'm not one anymore) know this very well.

 

Read the manual. It is a very well known feature of the amp. Trust me, this isn't my first time to the Woo rodeo here. The K1000 port outputs the 8W into 120ohms through the 4 pin XLR. I've listed 2 links on the Woo website and on the Woo thread, it's all over there. So YES, David Mahler has heard the HE-6s are their best and his judgment is more than fair IMO. 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 8:14pm
post #438 of 1025

Peter and Adam  What in the world are both of you talking about:biggrin:

post #439 of 1025
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Does that mean you're upgrading to the HD598's better value that you used to enjoy? :D Just kidding.

 

 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Hmm... I think I've just started to like this thread. ;) 

I still have a pair of HD558's that I did the remove black foam mod. Since they don't leak sound no where as much as my HD600's or HE-500's I can take them to the office. I wouldn't want to take the latter two on a daily commute and risk damaging them, even though I have protective cases for them.

post #440 of 1025
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Peter and Adam  What in the world are both of you talking about:biggrin:


Sadly the new Woo website is a bit unclear of the K1000 port, but I've provided 2 links (also on the Woo website) to show that the K1000 port is a special feature that outputs 8W into 120 ohms (for the very inefficient K1000 headphones). :confused:

post #441 of 1025
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Sorry, you're still wrong:

 

http://www.wooaudio.com/manuals/WA5_Owners_Manual.pdf

 

Read the manual. It is a very well known feature of the amp.

Well, It's not me that's wrong. It's the specs on either one that is wrong. Which is the real one? Plus, there's the same wattage into 120ohms, as there is 8 ohms? There is definitely something not right there. I do not take that at face value, sorry.

post #442 of 1025

Has this thread veered off into megawatt amping for HE-6's?

post #443 of 1025
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

5% is a lot in sound quality, IMO. 

That means the HD800 is (11 * 5% = 55%) better than the HE-500. wink.gif

You're not including the whole list. wink.gif
post #444 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Well, It's not me that's wrong. It's the specs. Which is the real one? Plus, there's the same wattage into 120ohms, as there is 8 ohms? There is definitely something not right there. I do not take that at face value, sorry.

Sorry, correct, you're not wrong...the website right now isn't fully clear (it's confusing). The older one had this plainly laid out for the K1000 port. Now you have to dig on the Woo site a bit. But again, those 2 links I provided are from Woo Audio and as mentioned, over on the Woo thread (if you swing on over), this port and the power output is a very well known feature. Nothing new and surprising. 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 8:20pm
post #445 of 1025
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

 

What body and glass do you use?

post #446 of 1025
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Sorry, correct, you're not wrong...the website right now isn't fully clear (it's confusing). The older one had this plainly laid out for the K1000 port. Now you have to dig on the Woo site a bit. But again, those 2 links I provided are from Woo Audio and as mentioned, over on the Woo thread (if you would bother to have a look), this port and the power output is a very well known feature. Nothing new and surprising. 

I would venture there, but only if you can link me an actual measurement done on K1K port.

 

EDIT: Actually, i think the website is fully clear it they made a correction.

 

A call to Woo Audio is in order.


Edited by brunk - 1/1/14 at 8:24pm
post #447 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

I would venture there, but only if you can link me an actual measurement done on K1K port.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite/26235#post_9589297

 

You're kidding with actual measurements right? For measurements, you'll have to talk to the manufacturer,  but I did link you the Woo amp comparison pdf on their website that clearly states through the K1000 port, the WA5 outputs 8W into 120ohms. Are you saying Woo Audio is lying? :rolleyes: David Mahler and Frank I are both good friends and have a lot of experience with the HE-6s on various amps. Have you heard the WA5/HE6 combo?


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 8:28pm
post #448 of 1025
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

What body and glass do you use?

Don't understand what you meant?

post #449 of 1025
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Don't understand what you meant?

 

 

Cameras.......

post #450 of 1025
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite/26235#post_9589297

 

You're kidding with actual measurements right? For measurements, you'll have to talk to the manufacturer,  but I did link you the Woo amp comparison pdf on their website that clearly states through the K1000 port, the WA5 outputs 8W into 120ohms. Are you saying Woo Audio is lying? :rolleyes: David Mahler and Frank I are both good friends and have a lot of experience with the HE-6s on various amps. Have you heard the WA5/HE6 combo?

No, I am not kidding about a measurement lol. Since when did 8w @8ohms = 8w at 120ohms? No, I am not saying they're lying, I am saying they made a mistake. That's fine if you guys think 1.5w (or 8w...lol) at 3% distortion is end-game, but not for me. No I haven't heard it, and it's pretty clear it's 1.5w, unless Woo found a way to defy some electrical laws and is actually getting that 8w at 8 ohms into 120 ohms...and that is highly unlikely.


Edited by brunk - 1/1/14 at 8:37pm
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