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post #8161 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

There are a lot of SS options for the 800, I have been wanting a high end ss to compliment my Woo, but I just don't know which yet.

 

It's a good thing and a bad thing.  :p

 


Speaking of SS with HD800, I've been looking at the Questyle CMA 800R, which was built with the HD800 in mind. I too am looking for a leaner, airy complement to my Quickie+Crack warm pairing with my HD800. One good thing is reviewers have said while SS and very accurate and detail oriented, it does not make the HD800 sound analytical or lifeless. I can get it for only $1000 right now (normal price $1500). Anyone have any experience with that amp?

post #8162 of 24367

^

I've also read reviews that the so-called clone of the Lehman, the Matrix M-Stage is a good SS amp for < than $300

post #8163 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 


Speaking of SS with HD800, I've been looking at the Questyle CMA 800R, which was built with the HD800 in mind. I too am looking for a leaner, airy complement to my Quickie+Crack warm pairing with my HD800. One good thing is reviewers have said while SS and very accurate and detail oriented, it does not make the HD800 sound analytical or lifeless. I can get it for only $1000 right now (normal price $1500). Anyone have any experience with that amp?

 

Or you can buy 2 of them run it balance with HD800 :D

post #8164 of 24367

Really!!!:atsmile: I may just have to check that out! 

post #8165 of 24367
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post
 

 

Or you can buy 2 of them run it balance with HD800 :D


You guys are horrible.. :rolleyes:

post #8166 of 24367

So many options, I will try to share my experiences.

 

With how picky the HD 800 is, it makes it a very tough journey.

But obviously well worth it.

 

post #8167 of 24367
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

 

Nothing in my profile comes close. The Leviathan will deliver in spades though-my end game amp. I also am planning on a Ragnarok as an ss option-here's hoping it pairs with the HD800 better than the MJ.

 

-Daniel

Have you heard the DNA Stratus/HD800? it looks like im heading that way myself. Hopefully sometime after the summer. 

post #8168 of 24367

With all this talk of Woo in the last few pages, any thoughts on the WA6 (with the Sophia Princess)? WA6 vs WA7 (amp section only)?

post #8169 of 24367
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Have you heard the DNA Stratus/HD800? it looks like im heading that way myself. Hopefully sometime after the summer.

 

I have not-but reports are that it is truly excellent with the HD800. If I weren't getting the Levi, and the EC2A3x4 wasn't an option-the Stratus would be my first choice. It's also the cheapest of the bunch, and I almost placed an order myself about a year ago.

 

-Daniel

post #8170 of 24367
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

With all this talk of Woo in the last few pages, any thoughts on the WA6 (with the Sophia Princess)? WA6 vs WA7 (amp section only)?


I definitely preferred the WA6 over the WA7 after rolling tubes for both with the HD 800. But if you use, iems, WA7 is the way to go.

post #8171 of 24367
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

 

I have not-but reports are that it is truly excellent with the HD800. If I weren't getting the Levi, and the EC2A3x4 wasn't an option-the Stratus would be my first choice. It's also the cheapest of the bunch, and I almost placed an order myself about a year ago.

 

-Daniel

I am looking forward to seeing what the Levi looks like. It is very expensive though. Out of my budget at least for now. 

post #8172 of 24367
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I am looking forward to seeing what the Levi looks like. It is very expensive though. Out of my budget at least for now.

 

I'd imagine the Stratus or EC 2A3x4 or any other DHT amp will stun with those HD800s. You can't go wrong with any I suppose. If I could-I'd own em all. :P

 

-Daniel

post #8173 of 24367
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

 

Nothing in my profile comes close. The Leviathan will deliver in spades though-my end game amp. I also am planning on a Ragnarok as an ss option-here's hoping it pairs with the HD800 better than the MJ.

 

-Daniel

You already crowing it the champ without even seeing it let alone hearing it?  The BA is still suppose to be the King of the hill - says the EC fan club - correct?

post #8174 of 24367
Without western electric 422a. I preferred wa2 for hd 800

Mostly the wa22 has less bass and its harder to get 6sn7 that are noise free vs the 6922s
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/14/14 at 8:32am
post #8175 of 24367
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

You already crowing it the champ without even seeing it let alone hearing it?  The BA is still suppose to be the King of the hill - says the EC fan club - correct?

 

It is supposed to sound better than both the BA and the new 2A3x4 but again these were early reports. Only time will tell but I'd expect it to be glorious. 

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