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post #16 of 45

awesome! 

 

are you getting any  tube upgrades for the WA6?

post #17 of 45
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No worry. You're not the first. It's just the Head-Fi way per regurgitation. 

Well said.

post #18 of 45
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awesome! 

 

are you getting any  tube upgrades for the WA6?

Yep, getting the Sophia Princess rectifier tube and two replacement driver tubes (cheapest ones:  6DR7s) just in case something happens with the stocks.

 

And I just heard back from Jason from Schiit that my DAC should ship out tomorrow.  Hoorah!

post #19 of 45

awesome! the sophia is a great choice.

 

as for the 6DR7, i ordered a pair for the WA6-SE not too long ago, i wasn't too impressed by them, so i haven't listened to them much. they seemed to have more gain than other tubes though.

 

i personally like the 6ew7 (not listed on the WA6 page, but its on the WA6-SE upgrade page and they are fully compatible with the WA6), the 6fd7 is also a good choice.

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awesome! the sophia is a great choice.

 

as for the 6DR7, i ordered a pair for the WA6-SE not too long ago, i wasn't too impressed by them, so i haven't listened to them much. they seemed to have more gain than other tubes though.

 

i personally like the 6ew7 (not listed on the WA6 page, but its on the WA6-SE upgrade page and they are fully compatible with the WA6), the 6fd7 is also a good choice.

I read that the Sophia was a must have, so I just included it in the cost of the purchase when I was making my decision.  I would like to try another driver pair eventually, that is if my ears can detect the difference between the stock 6DE7 drivers and the spare 6DR7.  And if I can, I will check out your recommendation.  Thx!

post #21 of 45

congrats.  this was one of my first setups (DacMagic > WA6 > HD650) and looking back, I would have been happy keeping it.  Since then I did get to try dozens of amps, dacs, and headphones so I guess the journey was worth it.

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congrats.  this was one of my first setups (DacMagic > WA6 > HD650) and looking back, I would have been happy keeping it.  Since then I did get to try dozens of amps, dacs, and headphones so I guess the journey was worth it.

Thanks!

 

I like the DacMagic looks, but I've never tried one.  Ever since I first read about a WA6, years ago, I've wanted one.  At the time, though, I wasn't clear at all about whether I needed a certain kind of DAC to connect to the WA6.  I'm glad that I'm finally separating DAC and AMP into two separate units.  It will allow me to experiment with other amps and DACs in the future, hopefully the very distant future :)

 

What's your favorite setup right now?  Are you still using dynamic headphones?  Ortho?

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Thanks!

 

I like the DacMagic looks, but I've never tried one.  Ever since I first read about a WA6, years ago, I've wanted one.  At the time, though, I wasn't clear at all about whether I needed a certain kind of DAC to connect to the WA6.  I'm glad that I'm finally separating DAC and AMP into two separate units.  It will allow me to experiment with other amps and DACs in the future, hopefully the very distant future :)

 

What's your favorite setup right now?  Are you still using dynamic headphones?  Ortho?

 

went all the way up to the Hd800, T1, LCD2 and settled back down to the HD650.  Financial instability had a lot ot do with it but also love the HD650.  I'm not one looking for absolute neutral or clarity that makes listening to music a chore.  I'm into what sounds good to my ears.  

 

right now I have the Lyr/Bifrost combo and it has served me well.  I don't plan on upgrading headphones so maybe I'll look into a WA6 again! but then again, I get too close to the WA2 which I have owned 3 times and then the cycle starts again.   

post #24 of 45
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went all the way up to the Hd800, T1, LCD2 and settled back down to the HD650.  Financial instability had a lot ot do with it but also love the HD650.  I'm not one looking for absolute neutral or clarity that makes listening to music a chore.  I'm into what sounds good to my ears.  

 

right now I have the Lyr/Bifrost combo and it has served me well.  I don't plan on upgrading headphones so maybe I'll look into a WA6 again! but then again, I get too close to the WA2 which I have owned 3 times and then the cycle starts again.   

That's a pricey journey :), but headphones have good resell value so I'm sure you recouped most of it.  I'm hopeful that I'll be completely content with this new setup, but I know how that's gone in the past :)

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No worry. You're not the first. It's just the Head-Fi way per regurgitation. 

Well said.

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No offense to you wolfetan, you are a good guy. There are just too many folks who never owned/heard the gear in question and formulate an opinion based what others have posted. We all hear different.

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No offense to you wolfetan, you are a good guy. There are just too many folks who never owned/heard the gear in question and formulate an opinion based what others have posted. We all hear different.

 

I agree. but then again, even for those who have heard the gear in question, everyone still hears differently. :) 

post #28 of 45
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I agree. but then again, even for those who have heard the gear in question, everyone still hears differently. :) 

True. However there have been some seriously bad cases of people throwing out strong opinion about gear they've only read about.

It's my absolute #1 pet peeve. If you haven't heard it, don't speak on its behalf.

 

But the trend more and more and more seems to be I'll just regurgitate the "general consensus". Which is to your point

everyone hears differently. So even if the "majority" finds x likable, bright, dark,detailed, etc  Don't repeat other's opinion because

you think you'd feel the same, as you can easily find things to the contrary, once you've actually experienced 'em..


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 If you haven't heard it, don't speak on its behalf.

 

You should remove Tyll's quote from your signature and quote yourself!tongue_smile.gif

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You should remove Tyll's quote from your signature and quote yourself!tongue_smile.gif

No! I shall just remove Tyll's name from the quote. Thanks for the tip! very_evil_smiley.gif

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