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post #421 of 1532

Has anyone paired these up with the Denon AH-D7000 ?


Edited by tjcheong - 6/7/13 at 3:44am
post #422 of 1532

What is the output voltage like compared to WA2 or WA6? I plan to use this to drive Beyer 600 Ohm phones

post #423 of 1532
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Originally Posted by smellyfungus View Post

Ordered my black WA7 last week and it shipped earlier today. No 2-3 week wait, awesome.

 

Also ordered the TH600 to go along with it. Seeing if anyone can comment if the stock tubes or the upgrade EH tubes would go better.

 

Doesn't seem like there's many detailed impressions between the tubes out their outside of mrbigsby's review.

 

Don't want to miss out on any gains but also ok with not blowing $100 if the improvement is subtle.

Dang, baby Schiits and a K702 all the way to a $1000 amp/dac and a $1300 pair of headphones?? What have we at Head-Fi done to you!?!? biggrin.gif

post #424 of 1532

I wish Woo Audio would build a pure amp without DAC as I already own a DAC. Probably cost less, less complication on circuitry, better signal paths, yes? I love the minimalist block design, very Zen smile.gif

post #425 of 1532
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

What is the output voltage like compared to WA2 or WA6? I plan to use this to drive Beyer 600 Ohm phones

 

http://wooaudio.com/docs/wooaudio_amplifier_comparisons.pdf is a chart that compares all their offerings.

 

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Dang, baby Schiits and a K702 all the way to a $1000 amp/dac and a $1300 pair of headphones?? What have we at Head-Fi done to you!?!? biggrin.gif

 

Head-Fi is the devil. Ordered the TH-600 for a bit under $800 shipped direct from Japan. Gonna do my best to only follow the threads of items I own cause Head-Fi makes me want to buy every shiny new thing =/.

post #426 of 1532
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

I wish Woo Audio would build a pure amp without DAC as I already own a DAC. Probably cost less, less complication on circuitry, better signal paths, yes? I love the minimalist block design, very Zen smile.gif

 

Sometime back, I heard that they will do an amp-only model eventually.  If you email Jack, I'm sure he could tell you if that is still the plan.

post #427 of 1532
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

I wish Woo Audio would build a pure amp without DAC as I already own a DAC. Probably cost less, less complication on circuitry, better signal paths, yes? I love the minimalist block design, very Zen smile.gif

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643838/the-all-new-wa7-fireflies-from-woo-audio/15#post_9012971

post #428 of 1532
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Originally Posted by tjcheong View Post

Has anyone paired these up with the Denon AH-D7000 ?


Yes that's why I originally bought it for but after trying HD650 (just out of curiosity) I prefer them over D7000 with best sounding fast tight deep punchy well controlled bass I ever herd. And tried them with many different setups

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post #429 of 1532

Just got the EH tubes and I'm not a fan at all.  Using LCD3s, I feel the sound is much brighter.  Yuck!

post #430 of 1532
Give them some burn-in time and see if it will change. For me they were too neutral at the beginning but after 18 hours I finally getting tighter punchier bass with my HD650

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post #431 of 1532
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Yes that's why I originally bought it for but after trying HD650 (just out of curiosity) I prefer them over D7000 with best sounding fast tight deep punchy well controlled bass I ever herd. And tried them with many different setups

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Thanks for your input. Do you mind elaborating how's the SQ of the D7000 when paired with the WA7 ?
post #432 of 1532

EH Tubes have not gotten any better for me after 48 hours of burn in.  Trying to return them.  The stock tubes put me in my happy place.

post #433 of 1532
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Originally Posted by tjcheong View Post


Thanks for your input. Do you mind elaborating how's the SQ of the D7000 when paired with the WA7 ?


Sound quality is very very good with D7000 otherwise I would never bought one since this is how I was planning to use them until I discovered accidently that HD650 have tighter deeper punchier bass than D7000 but I didn't try D7000 with upgrade EH tubes but agree that with HD650 EH tubes are brighter than stock but will see if anything will change with more usage time 

post #434 of 1532
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EH Tubes have not gotten any better for me after 48 hours of burn in.  Trying to return them.  The stock tubes put me in my happy place.


Please report the result cause honestly I wish I could do it too cause except more brightness on some recordings I hear no any other difference and no extra details i read about and was hoping for

post #435 of 1532
I was gonna give the stock tubes around 50 hrs before switching but after the last few negative post on the eh tubes I had to try it.

these are my limited impressions using my k702-65, I'll post again once I get my th-600 sometime this week.

although most people said give the tubes some time to establish their sound its hard to have my wa7 on without listening to it.

stock tubes have around 10 hrs on em. first listening after around 5 hrs I thought the wa7 sounded ok. very smooth sound nothing lacking but not a significant jump from the magni and lesser than the soloist I had previously. the soloist has noticeably better bass and overall slightly better sound overall but is too laid back.
I feel the wa7 is a good middle ground of not being too laid back or in your face. overall I was happy with the wa7 but mainly for looks otherwise I did slightly like the soloist better.

switched to the eh tubes and started listening with only maybe 1-2hrs on em. I felt a very immediate difference. best way to describe it would be a looking thru a dirty window vs a clean one. everything had a little more pop. I wouldn't necessarily say its brighter as much as I'd say more detailed so highs are more noticeable.

one thing that I can't tell is if bass has changed. now with five hours on the tubes I think its a smidgeon tighter but depth seems the same. the smoothness of the stock tubes are gone and replaced with a much livelier sound.

overall I like the eh tubes much more. it helped put the wa7 above the soloist for me and I'm very much satisfied with it. I don't want to exagerrate and say its a night and day difference but I feel like if it was possible to blind test I'd easily be able to tell the difference. at least with my akg702-65

I'll have to see if its the same story when the th600 gets here.
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