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I remember reading about this too.. Wondering the same thing. What would be some of the benefits of a new power supply?
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When is the outboard tube power supply coming out? 

Haven't heard a peep about that lately. 
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lets wait for Hydesg's updates maybe :P 

oh my, take back what i have said. 

tried listening to L and R channels with one ear and they sounded different haha.

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oh my, take back what i have said. 

tried listening to L and R channels with one ear and they sounded different haha.

i saw this coming but was hoping that you discover something , like the senn IE80 Tape mod. 

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i saw this coming but was hoping that you discover something , like the senn IE80 Tape mod. 


gonna buy the HD800 and LCD3 later this afternoon. 

Shall see if they are any different from my DT880.

 

anyone tried toxic silver poison for the HD800?

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I asked Jack whether a external USB power supply like the Ifi iUSB Power would be beneficial to the sound quality and this was the answer I got:

 

"The power supply of the WA7’s USB DAC is regulated and filtered. An eternal USB power supply might not be beneficial. We have not tried the iFi on the amp so cannot comment much  on it."

 

Hmmmm...

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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

I asked Jack whether a external USB power supply like the Ifi iUSB Power would be beneficial to the sound quality and this was the answer I got:

 

"The power supply of the WA7’s USB DAC is regulated and filtered. An eternal USB power supply might not be beneficial. We have not tried the iFi on the amp so cannot comment much  on it."

 

Hmmmm...

and i say trust your ears and other head-fiers :P for me the benefits where too obvious!! thats all what i can help you with ^^ and i stated before who can benefit from it more than the other , laptops & desktops etc.

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anyone tried toxic silver poison for the HD800?

 

Nope, but I am curious like you, I wonder if upgrading to toxic silver would be beneficial for the HE500s since they already come with Silver cables.

post #773 of 2271
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

I asked Jack whether a external USB power supply like the Ifi iUSB Power would be beneficial to the sound quality and this was the answer I got:

 

"The power supply of the WA7’s USB DAC is regulated and filtered. An eternal USB power supply might not be beneficial. We have not tried the iFi on the amp so cannot comment much  on it."

 

Hmmmm...

 

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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

I asked Jack whether a external USB power supply like the Ifi iUSB Power would be beneficial to the sound quality and this was the answer I got:

 

"The power supply of the WA7’s USB DAC is regulated and filtered. An eternal USB power supply might not be beneficial. We have not tried the iFi on the amp so cannot comment much  on it."

 

Hmmmm...

I would agree with Woo here, as an electrical engineer.  We should assume he did due diligence and designed in appropriate power filtering as the DAC power reference is the most important thing to good sound.  It doesn't hurt however to do additional passive filtering for the price was my opinion which is why i went with the simpler econo option and it sounds great so no harm no foul.

post #774 of 2271

As much as I enjoy the WA7, it's probably going up for sale to fund an upgrade. The Rega DAC took the WA7 up a notch but I want more. Darn those HD800, they really do scale up.  The plan is to supersize my DAC (the Rega went to my main A/V system), get a Naim DAC-V1 and then add a WA2 or the Ray Samuels Raptor.

 

Listening to the WA7 with the internal DAC as I write this and it's really nice. Decision, decisions. The Naim will have to blow me away tomorrow when I go back for a second audition. At least Jude likes it with the HD800 (as per the Winter Gift Guide).

post #775 of 2271

i am also using the WA7's DAC its good and i don't feel like upgrading, else i will end up with a setup that is so revealing!! and thats not so good with j-pop since a lot of them are recorded badly :< 

post #776 of 2271

I am using the WA7 coupled with Exasound's e20 MkIII DAC. Love the sound! I wanted a DSD-capable DAC which the built-in WA7 DAC doesn't support. I listen to this setup with LCD-3's and I think it's all pretty awesome.

post #777 of 2271

Awesome, yes! Endgame for an HD800 or LCD-3, probably not :)

post #778 of 2271
For me WA7 isn't enough for HD800 but DacMagic Plus / S.E.X. used with speakers taps is
post #779 of 2271
Naim Dac-V1 should be end game DAC since it costs as much as WA7
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and i though that the WA7 is enough for the hungry HD800!! GOD!! people have to spend a fortune that worth the HD800 10 times just to be able to enjoy it!!  its a big joke tbh..... i think there is better options.... 

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