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post #661 of 1413
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nope, just plug and play... this is the fundamental beauty of the WA7, sounding great as is.

 

repped, thanks. If that's the case, what should my progression be for things i need...

possibly upgrade tubes and add PSU

usb cables/dac? if so, what dac would be ideal? Seems like people have mixed feelings on the wa7 dac

You will must likely have to download the drivers for the DAC to work, or atleast I had to.

post #662 of 1413

If you want to use WASAPI event you should use Schiit drivers instead

post #663 of 1413
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You will must likely have to download the drivers for the DAC to work, or atleast I had to.

 

For Windows you do... Mac is plug n play I believe.

post #664 of 1413

ok thanks for all the help. I've also been suggested the Schiit Bifrost or Audiogd dac to supplement the wa7, but I think I might just buy the Wa7/tubes upgrade, and an av friendly surge protector.

post #665 of 1413

I would recommend Furman PST-8D it cost a little over $100 from Amazom

post #666 of 1413

Honestly, just live with the stock unit for a month or two.  Get to know its sound and nuances with your favorite music and then decide if there is anything lacking.

- A decent USB cable is nice but you don't have to go nuts.  I use an AudioQuest Cinnamon USB cable.

- Tubes: Most say they prefer the EH Gold Pins - in my system, I personally prefer the sock tubes

- DAC - Yes, the internal DAC is probably not up to par relative to the amp - I've tried a few but stayed with the internal DAC - YMMV

What headphones will you be using?  Anyway, enjoy the journey. The WA7 is a really nice unit.

 

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repped, thanks. If that's the case, what should my progression be for things i need...

possibly upgrade tubes and add PSU

usb cables/dac? if so, what dac would be ideal? Seems like people have mixed feelings on the wa7 dac

post #667 of 1413
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Using a Beyerdynamic T1, have ultrasone 2900 and audio technica m50 but i might get rid of them and add a hifiman he500 or hd800 down the line

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Well said, MickeyVee. I bought the EH tubes so as not to miss the limited supply. Now with hundreds of hours on the stock Sovteks and I have yet to roll in the EH. T90, HD800, HE-500 all have performed well on the WA7. Using an external Violectric V800 DAC. When taking the WA7 for location listening, the internal DAC is quite satisfactory.
post #669 of 1413
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I would recommend Furman PST-8D it cost a little over $100 from Amazom
+1. Furman makes excellent power conditioning distribution boxes.
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:)

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Just curious if you tried Bifrost Uber DacMagic Plus

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The BF Uber is definitely a better DAC but eventually sold it off / traded off for a simpler system. Wish I still had it. 

Never tried the DM Plus.

 

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Just curious if you tried Bifrost Uber DacMagic Plus


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post #673 of 1413
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Originally Posted by SamHeadFi View Post
 

 

repped, thanks. If that's the case, what should my progression be for things i need...

possibly upgrade tubes and add PSU

usb cables/dac? if so, what dac would be ideal? Seems like people have mixed feelings on the wa7 dac

I hear no flaw in the DAC and the PSU is more then adequate as is though I hear he is planning a tube based PSU I wouldn't worry at all to be honest.  One thing I found to be beneficial is to get a usb power isolator like one from hifimediy which works very well and is very reasonable and out of the way.  A 'decent' usb cable plus the conditioner is all I would recommend.  Def. get a couple sets of the EH tubes incase one burns out.  Cryoset was less expensive then through Woo but someone here mentioned they were out of stock.

post #674 of 1413
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If I would be you I would get it back or would try DacMagic Plus while it's on sale till end of the year

post #675 of 1413

What's with the dac needing drivers in Windows? Does this dac not work in OSX or Linux?

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