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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?

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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. 

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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.

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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:

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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!

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..Sorry, wrong thread.


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 9:38pm
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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
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Has anybody heard the HD800 on a Musical Fidelity M1 HPA amplifier.

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

 

Nothing special, a bit too polite and flat. Try the violectric amps. You can find the v200 on the second hand market here sometimes.

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Nothing special, a bit too polite and flat. Try the violectric amps. You can find the v200 on the second hand market here sometimes.

The Violectric V200 has really good synergy with the HD800s!
post #10212 of 15769

I found the HD800 to be quite comfortable on it's own but I wonder if anyone has bothered to try a Beyer foam headband on it, or anything else to even further improve the comfort? It made a big difference with the planars.

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The Violectric V200 has really good synergy with the HD800s!

 

I agree. Paired up with the V800 DAC I can say it sounds amazing.

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Latest itteration of my hardwired HD800. Now with 4-pin XLR and 6.3 adapter.

 

 

Not bad if I may say so myself. :basshead: 

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Latest itteration of my hardwired HD800. Now with 4-pin XLR and 6.3 adapter.




Not bad if I may say so myself. basshead.gif  

What does hard wiring achieve ? I can't imagine any scenario where this is an advantage. I do like the adapter mod though btw that is certainly worth doing even with non hard wired cable. Saves pulling the wire out at the cups Everytime.
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