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post #10186 of 25183

sooner than later, someone is gonna do a review of yulong audio sabre a8 fully balanced flagship solid state amplifier. it list at 2800 usd$ on grant fidelity page. it cranks 5w into 32 ohms and 1,35 watts into 300 ohms balanced. plenty of power for hd 800. and pure class a jfet.

 

http://shop.grantfidelity.com/Yulong-Sabre-A8-Limited-Edition-Ultra-Fidelity-Fully-Balanced-Headphone-Amplifier.html

post #10187 of 25183
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sooner than later, someone is gonna do a review of yulong audio sabre a8 fully balanced flagship solid state amplifier. it list at 2800 usd$ on grant fidelity page. it cranks 5w into 32 ohms and 1,35 watts into 300 ohms balanced. plenty of power for hd 800. and pure class a jfet.

 

http://shop.grantfidelity.com/Yulong-Sabre-A8-Limited-Edition-Ultra-Fidelity-Fully-Balanced-Headphone-Amplifier.html

 

With D8 ? :)

post #10188 of 25183
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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post
 

sooner than later, someone is gonna do a review of yulong audio sabre a8 fully balanced flagship solid state amplifier. it list at 2800 usd$ on grant fidelity page. it cranks 5w into 32 ohms and 1,35 watts into 300 ohms balanced. plenty of power for hd 800. and pure class a jfet.

 

http://shop.grantfidelity.com/Yulong-Sabre-A8-Limited-Edition-Ultra-Fidelity-Fully-Balanced-Headphone-Amplifier.html

for that price you can pick up a ragnarok AND a used pair of hd800 ;)

 

and the ragnarok is listed as putting out 15W into 32ohms...:basshead:


Edited by kugino - 4/27/14 at 4:45pm
post #10189 of 25183
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Decware CSP3 or Taboo MKIII would be good options.


Thanks to everyone who responded. Any thoughts on Woo WA2 with the HD800?

 

I'm pleasantly surprised at how good this new LCD2.2. sounds outta my recapped vintage Marantz receiver!

post #10190 of 25183
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for that price you can pick up a ragnarok AND a used pair of hd800 ;)

 

and the ragnarok is listed as putting out 15W into 32ohms...:basshead:

That's nothing special.  Get a vintage speaker amp with headphones output, you will get that and wattage left over.  :o   I cannot comment if it will sound great, but you will have lots of power.  :D 


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 5:40pm
post #10191 of 25183
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Thanks to everyone who responded. Any thoughts on Woo WA2 with the HD800?

 

I'm pleasantly surprised at how good this new LCD2.2. sounds outta my recapped vintage Marantz receiver!

I love the WA2/HD800 combo. I also have the Beyerdynamic T1 and although the T1 is said to be a match made in heaven with WA2 I prefer the HD800 pairing. 

post #10192 of 25183
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I love the WA2/HD800 combo. I also have the Beyerdynamic T1 and although the T1 is said to be a match made in heaven with WA2 I prefer the HD800 pairing. 


What tubes are you using?

post #10193 of 25183
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Thanks to everyone who responded. Any thoughts on Woo WA2 with the HD800?

I'm pleasantly surprised at how good this new LCD2.2. sounds outta my recapped vintage Marantz receiver!
unfortunately I haven't listened to the WA2. however the WA 22 was very nice with the HD 800. I also like to the WA 7. If they had had that out when I was looking for an amp I probably would have bought that instead of the taboo but I do like the taboo very much.
Edited by bearFNF - 4/27/14 at 7:06pm
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What tubes are you using?

RFT EZ80 - Tung Sol 5998 - Jan Sylvania 7308

 

 

WA2/HD800 is supposed to sound absolutely amazing with the power tubes changed to GEC 6AS7G and bugle boy drivers. 

post #10195 of 25183
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


Thanks to everyone who responded. Any thoughts on Woo WA2 with the HD800?

I'm pleasantly surprised at how good this new LCD2.2. sounds outta my recapped vintage Marantz receiver!
unfortunately I haven't listened to the WA2. however the WA 22 was very nice with the HD 800. I also like to the WA 7. If they had had that out when I was looking for an amp I probably would have bought that instead of the taboo but I do like the taboo very much.

I listened to the WA22 with my HD800's yesterday at Axpona. Jack definitely felt that the WA22 was a better match for them than the WA2. I have to agree based on my time with them. 

 

The Taboo is also a great match. It would be fun to try the Taboo and the WA22 side by side.

post #10196 of 25183

I suppose I'm drawn to the WA2 because it uses 6922/7308 tubes, and I have a nice collection of those tubes.

 

The Lyr certainly isn't bad with the HD800 but I know there is a better match out there...somewhere.

 

Thanks to everyone for the replies. :smile:

post #10197 of 25183
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

RFT EZ80 - Tung Sol 5998 - Jan Sylvania 7308

 

 

WA2/HD800 is supposed to sound absolutely amazing with the power tubes changed to GEC 6AS7G and bugle boy drivers. 


Thanks!

post #10198 of 25183

..Sorry, wrong thread.


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 9:38pm
post #10199 of 25183
I had the wa 22 if upgraded tubes are used in balance mode it is a great amp for the hd800. Also the wa2 again with upgraded tubes. I sold the wa22 as I had too many amps and it did sound well in SE mode with CIEM,s or headphones. It's magic lies in BAL mode.

Al
post #10200 of 25183

Has anybody heard the HD800 on a Musical Fidelity M1 HPA amplifier.

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