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Tasty!
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Got my graph as a PDF in an email today.

It definitely has the 6KHz to 7KHz peak. The Anax mod tames it really well.

 

 


Edited by wink - 9/18/13 at 8:19am
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SEX is the only word I can think of..

 

I've never owned a better amp, and I've never seen a better looking one (and I own a WA5LE). ;)

 

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Ya baby!


 

Beautiful, Pudu! How long have you owned it? Favorite tube?

 

-Daniel

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Cheers man.


About three months, but was travelling for half of that. My favourite tube is the one it came with - because when I take it out the amp stops working ... I haven't switch from the stock tube yet (I know, I know ph34r.gif) - I just haven't gotten around to sourcing a few tubes to try - I hate that part.

Sophia Electric right?
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That was my favorite-but I only tried a few. I'm sure there are better out there. And yeah-you haven't REALLY heard what the ZDSE can do with that stock tube-sorry. :P

 

-Daniel


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I'm on it.


Soon
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I love the OTL sound.

In fact, long term, im looking at Allnic hpa-5000 as possible tube endgame

 

would you consider any of the Manley labs amps? Maybe the neo classic?

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its supposed to be nice with T1 and HD800

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Might be too lush, id have to ask someone that has a manley, like my friend who had one of them, or maybe davidmahler
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Got my HD800 last week; been enjoying them through my Schiit Bifrost - > Woo WA6 w/ Sophia - sounding great!

Also bought T1's yesterday.. loving them both; no clear winning - just different :)

 

Here is my frequency graph;

 

No peak for me it seems?

 

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Got my HD800 last week; been enjoying them through my Schiit Bifrost - > Woo WA6 w/ Sophia - sounding great!

Also bought T1's yesterday.. loving them both; no clear winning - just different :)

 

Here is my frequency graph;

 

No peak for me it seems?

 

 

Congrats! :D

 

 

Also, and just in general. Do you hear any peaks? Did you find them peaky before you seen the graph? 

 

My graph looks like yours. And although the treble of them has never bothered me in the slightest, objectively I know they do have the same peaks as everyone else's. Because I can hear it. 

 

For those who have graphs that show more peaks, I really wouldn't concern yourself with it. There has been lots and lots of tests from some very experienced members with lots of hd800's and they all pretty much sound the same. A slight movement when the graph test was done can create differences in the freq response. 

 

The chart is more of a record certificate rather than any frequency uniqueness.     

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The WA6 seems to same the highs 'peaky' ness very well - found them a little bit more so on the Burson Soloist SL i was using prior; what amp are you running?

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The WA6 seems to same the highs 'peaky' ness very well - found them a little bit more so on the Burson Soloist SL i was using prior; what amp are you running?

 

I'm currently plugged into a vintage Sansui 551. Some of these old vintage amps have great treble without any solid state sharpness. They sound very tube like imo. 

 

They also really bring out the bottom end and I like that as a preference. 

 

But yeah the peaks will defo be amp dependant. For instance if they are being underpowered then you might hear a lot more treble than bass and then they will be brought to the forefront. 

 

I'd love to try a Woo amp. Hard to get here in the uk, but I'm always on the look out. I'd also like to give a Crack otl a go. 

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I'm currently plugged into a vintage Sansui 551. Some of these old vintage amps have great treble without any solid state sharpness. They sound very tube like imo. 

 

They also really bring out the bottom end and I like that as a preference. 

 

But yeah the peaks will defo be amp dependant. For instance if they are being underpowered then you might hear a lot more treble than bass and then they will be brought to the forefront. 

 

I'd love to try a Woo amp. Hard to get here in the uk, but I'm always on the look out. I'd also like to give a Crack otl a go. 

 

Wow nice amp's you have there; (had a look at your gallery in sig) - the woo is definately worth it; i got this for a great price - i would have gone WA2 or WA6 SE if i was buying new though.


Worst part about it for me is i sell all of the gear at my work so surrounded daily! (In New Zealand, one of the only ones selling it here :D )
 
Bought the T1 and HD800s within two weeks of each other :(
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Wow nice amp's you have there; (had a look at your gallery in sig) - the woo is definately worth it; i got this for a great price - i would have gone WA2 or WA6 SE if i was buying new though.


Worst part about it for me is i sell all of the gear at my work so surrounded daily! (In New Zealand, one of the only ones selling it here :D )
 
Bought the T1 and HD800s within two weeks of each other :(

 

Thanks:)

 

Sounds like you've got the perfect job! But I'm sure your wallet would disagree ;)

 

Keep us informed how you get on with both of those headphones, I nearly went for the T1's but new I had to try the HD800's first. I really liked the dt880's when I had them though.  

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