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post #11416 of 24372

Can  you guys list me Best to worst amps ranking for the HD800 that you guys have tried?  Where does Beta 22 stand?

post #11417 of 24372
Amps that I tested and were good.
Woo audio wa 22 all tube upgrades
Woo audio WA5 all tube upgrades
Krell kav 400 xi
DNA stratus
Senn hdvd800 as an amp
Audio gd ref 10.32
Audio gd M9

Al
post #11418 of 24372
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Amps that I tested and were good.
Woo audio wa 22 all tube upgrades
Woo audio WA5 all tube upgrades
Krell kav 400 xi
DNA stratus
Senn hdvd800 as an amp
Audio gd ref 10.32
Audio gd M9

Al

Funny how you like the WA22 so much. Did you have stratus and Wa22 side by side? Maybe I asked you that already. Was the stratus maxed? 

post #11419 of 24372
No they are not in any order sorry. My fave is a toss up of the wa5 and senn hdvd800
post #11420 of 24372
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Funny how you like the WA22 so much. Did you have stratus and Wa22 side by side? Maybe I asked you that already. Was the stratus maxed? 
The straits ws cradons. It was really nice . It even sounded nice with the he6. But lost it at the top end with clipping . It had the EML tubes
Al
post #11421 of 24372
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

No they are not in any order sorry. My fave is a toss up of the wa5 and senn hdvd800

What about gs-x? Sorry if I asked before
post #11422 of 24372
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Can  you guys list me Best to worst amps ranking for the HD800 that you guys have tried?  Where does Beta 22 stand?

FWIW here is my best run at it (these are not all of the ones I have tried, just the ones I have a better memory of):

 

GS-X MKII (wow this was good, added a new level of bass impact)

Ragnarok (prototype, this was also very nice, some here added a new level of impact)

Taboo MKIII (my current main amp, the two above are very nice but I already had this one)

Vali (currently own)

WA7 w/WA7tp

----------------below this line something seemed missing to me---------------------

Crack w/speedball (might have been a source issue)

V200

HDVD800

Asgard 2 (currently own, serving as pre-amp)

_____________below this line was not acceptable to me -----------------------

HDVD600

WA22 (stock tubes)

Magni (currently on a shelf gathering dust)

post #11423 of 24372
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

FWIW here is my best run at it (these are not all of the ones I have tried, just the ones I have a better memory of):

 

GS-X MKII (wow this was good, added a new level of bass impact)

Ragnarok (prototype, this was also very nice, some here added a new level of impact)

Taboo MKIII (my current main amp, the two above are very nice but I already had this one)

Vali (currently own)

WA7 w/WA7tp

----------------below this line something seemed missing to me---------------------

Crack w/speedball (might have been a source issue)

V200

HDVD800

Asgard 2 (currently own, serving as pre-amp)

_____________below this line was not acceptable to me -----------------------

HDVD600

WA22 (stock tubes)

Magni (currently on a shelf gathering dust)

Vali better than the HDVD800? 

post #11424 of 24372
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Can  you guys list me Best to worst amps ranking for the HD800 that you guys have tried?  Where does Beta 22 stand?

Amazing
WA22 (with Maxed out tubes , these are even better than the upgrades Woo offers)

AGD M9

 

Very Good

Bottlehead Crack with Speedball (with GEC 6AS7G / WE421A)

 

Good

Woo WA6

Darkvoice 336SE

 

Bad / Average

Schiit Lyr

Meier Classic

 

Above is based on my personal preference. YMMV. Waiting for my Glenn Custom OTL, which I am told is even better than WA22 with the HD 800.


Edited by punit - 6/25/14 at 12:48am
post #11425 of 24372
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

FWIW here is my best run at it (these are not all of the ones I have tried, just the ones I have a better memory of):

 

GS-X MKII (wow this was good, added a new level of bass impact)

Ragnarok (prototype, this was also very nice, some here added a new level of impact)

Taboo MKIII (my current main amp, the two above are very nice but I already had this one)

Vali (currently own)

WA7 w/WA7tp

----------------below this line something seemed missing to me---------------------

Crack w/speedball (might have been a source issue)

V200

HDVD800

Asgard 2 (currently own, serving as pre-amp)

_____________below this line was not acceptable to me -----------------------

HDVD600

WA22 (stock tubes)

Magni (currently on a shelf gathering dust)

 

May I ask what do you think is missing from the V200 / HDVA 600?

post #11426 of 24372
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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post

What about gs-x? Sorry if I asked before

If that is a HEADAMP it's really good. But I am waiting about 14 months now for my BHSE. and the truth is I will never recommend anyone to wait that long for a device. It's just really unreasonable .
Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 6/25/14 at 4:50am
post #11427 of 24372
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

FWIW here is my best run at it (these are not all of the ones I have tried, just the ones I have a better memory of):

GS-X MKII (wow this was good, added a new level of bass impact)
Ragnarok (prototype, this was also very nice, some here added a new level of impact)
Taboo MKIII (my current main amp, the two above are very nice but I already had this one)
Vali (currently own)
WA7 w/WA7tp
below this line something seemed missing to me
Crack w/speedball (might have been a source issue)
V200
HDVD800
Asgard 2 (currently own, serving as pre-amp)
_____________below this line was not acceptable to me
HDVD600
WA22 (stock tubes)
Magni (currently on a shelf gathering dust)

It's early and I just woke up so maybe I am misunderstanding something.
But are you rating the woo WA 7 better than the amps listed below. As in better than the wa22 or senn Amps.

Also why did you give the hdvd600 and 800 different sound ratings. They are the same amp. ????
Now I am one who does beleave in personnel preference but just how long did you listen to any of the amps you have posted about. ??
Al
post #11428 of 24372
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Originally Posted by punit View Post

Amazing

WA22 (with Maxed out tubes , these are even better than the upgrades Woo offers)
AGD M9

Very Good
Bottlehead Crack with Speedball (with GEC 6AS7G / WE421A)

Good
Woo WA6
Darkvoice 336SE

Bad / Average
Schiit Lyr
Meier Classic

Above is based on my personal preference. YMMV. Waiting for my Glenn Custom OTL, which I am told is even better than WA22 with the HD 800.

I am totally confused in the list he has made. I need more coffee or may some crack to understand this list hahahaha.

Al
post #11429 of 24372
What's confusing about the list AL?
post #11430 of 24372

I have been thinking about getting one of Glenn's amps for my HD800

 

Can some people compare it to some other amps they have heard with the HD800

 

Thanks for any help.

 

I have been in touch with Glenn and he seems like a great gentlemen

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