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post #451 of 1025
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Cameras.......

Ah. Nikon D300 and a long list of glass. Good glass can cost more than most cans. Other than the kit lens, the cheapest is worth an HD650. For now, I'm resisting upgrading the camera.

Some of them:

Nikon 80-400 VR,

Nikon 70-200 f2.8 AFS VR

Sigma 150mm f2.8 EX Macro

Nikon 60mm f2.8 Macro

Sigma 10-20mm

and more......and more

post #452 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

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 into 120 ohms...and that is highly unlikely.

 

Have you heard the WA5/HE-6? And FTR, I don't think they're lying. 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 8:40pm
post #453 of 1025
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

Have you heard the WA5/HE-6? 

MH, please read my post again with more attention, I dont want to keep repeating myself.

post #454 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

MH, please read my post again with more attention, I dont want to keep repeating myself.

 

So you haven't, but yet from a brief read of the unclear Woo website you've completely dismissed it. And the K1000 port does output more than 1.5 W through it....as mentioned the rating is 8W. I hope Woo Audio can speak up. Ears I trust like Frank I, Jude and David Mahler all speak glowingly of how it drives the HE-6s with ease and clarity.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 8:45pm
post #455 of 1025

OK, I give up. Call Woo and see what they say. That is all.

post #456 of 1025
Now I'd like to get my friend and I the WA5 to compare with the Stingray and see how they compare with the HE-6.
post #457 of 1025
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

So you haven't, but yet from a brief read of the unclear Woo website you've completely dismissed it. And the K1000 port does output more than 1.5 W through it....as mentioned the rating is 8W. I hope Woo Audio can speak up. Ears I trust like Frank I, Jude and David Mahler all speak glowingly of how it drives the HE-6s with ease and clarity.

So what you're actually telling me is that a transformer-coupled tube amp is gracefully accepting 120 ohms at the same rate as 8 ohms? C'mon MH, give it a break.

post #458 of 1025

The WA5 XLR output uses the total power of the speaker output into the HE6. The 1.5 Watt is from the low or high setting on the single ended input The HE6 is one of main headphones and the WA5 drives them as well or better any other amp  I have eased for them.  

 

Macedonian Hero is correct that the WA5 XLR output s putting that power into the WA5. The 1.5 Watt only applies to the low input. Jack also drive his hE6 with the WA5

 

The XLR output was originally design for the AKG 1000 and the HE6 works as well as the AKG 1000 does. We used both of them to demo at the last nY meet. The WA5 is an excellent amplifier for the HE6.

 

The XLR also helps the Alpha Dog with the extra power . I use the lCD X and LCD 2 on both the regular low input and occasionally on the XLR.

 

Hope this clear up the misunderstanding and misconception on this thread. Indeed the WA5 does put out much more power than 1.5 W from the XLR output which is excellent for the HE6.


Edited by Frank I - 1/1/14 at 9:00pm
post #459 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

So what you're actually telling me is that a transformer-coupled tube amp is gracefully accepting 120 ohms at the same rate as 8 ohms? C'mon MH, give it a break.

You know what...I give up trying to help.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 9:00pm
post #460 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

The WA5 XLR output uses the total power of the speaker output into the HE6. The 1.5 Watt is from the low or high setting on the single ended input The HE6 is one of main headphones and the WA5 drives them as well or better any other amp  I have eased for them.  

 

Macedonian Hero is correct that the WA5 XLR output s putting that power into the WA5. The 1.5 Watt only applies to the low input. Jack also drive his hE6 with the WA5

 

The XLR output was originally design for theAKG 1000 and the HE6 works as well as the AKG 1000 does. We used both of them to demo at the last nY meet. The WA5 is an excellent amplifier for the HE6.

 

The XLR also helps the Alpha Dog with the extra power . I use the lCD X and LCD 2 on both the regular low input and occasionally on the XLR.

 

Hope this clear up the misunderstanding and misconception on this thread. Indeed the WA5 dos put pout much more power than 1.5 W from the XLR output which is excellent for the HE6.

Thanks Frank for the clarification. :smile:


Edited by MacedonianHero - 1/1/14 at 8:58pm
post #461 of 1025
This thread is going to get closed...I hope not...
post #462 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

The WA5 XLR output uses the total power of the speaker output into the HE6. The 1.5 Watt is from the low or high setting on the single ended input The HE6 is one of main headphones and the WA5 drives them as well or better any other amp  I have eased for them.  

 

Macedonian Hero is correct that the WA5 XLR output s putting that power into the WA5. The 1.5 Watt only applies to the low input. Jack also drive his hE6 with the WA5

 

The XLR output was originally design for the AKG 1000 and the HE6 works as well as the AKG 1000 does. We used both of them to demo at the last nY meet. The WA5 is an excellent amplifier for the HE6.

 

The XLR also helps the Alpha Dog with the extra power . I use the lCD X and LCD 2 on both the regular low input and occasionally on the XLR.

 

Hope this clear up the misunderstanding and misconception on this thread. Indeed the WA5 does put out much more power than 1.5 W from the XLR output which is excellent for the HE6.

OK my mistake, I did not see the TRS jack/low input on the WA5 until now. That explains everything (why there is a 2nd amp spec).


Edited by brunk - 1/1/14 at 9:10pm
post #463 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

This thread is going to get closed...I hope not...

No it will not get closed now because the misunderstanding has been corrected by Woo (still confusing on their website though), and my eyesight. :tongue:

 

Back on topic....

Has anyone tried the HD-800 off speaker taps?

:popcorn: 


Edited by brunk - 1/1/14 at 9:15pm
post #464 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

No it will not get closed now because the misunderstanding has been corrected by Woo (still confusing on their website though), and my eyesight. tongue.gif

Back on topic....
Has anyone tried the HD-800 off speaker taps?
popcorn.gif  

PICK ME PICK ME.

No, but seriously. It doesn't sound all that great, worse actually. And it's ear splitting.
post #465 of 1025
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

OK my mistake, I did not see the TRS jack/low input on the WA5 until now. That explains everything (why there is a 2nd amp spec).

We are in the process of updating the website and its been a little slower than we want but we will update all the specifications when the new site is done.


Edited by Frank I - 1/1/14 at 9:23pm
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