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post #8371 of 14001
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

Haha, last night I plugged my HD 800 into my iPhone 4S and listened to some music and it sounded exactly like your description of the Lyr. I remember a couple of years ago when the Lyr was FOTM and everyone was saying how amazing it was.

 

Funny how that works...

 

The Lyr is a fine amp for the LCD-2. Not so much the HD800.

post #8372 of 14001
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Haha, last night I plugged my HD 800 into my iPhone 4S and listened to some music and it sounded exactly like your description of the Lyr. I remember a couple of years ago when the Lyr was FOTM and everyone was saying how amazing it was.

Funny how that works...
It was never intended to be paired with the HD800, though.
post #8373 of 14001

Picking up my HD 800s later today. I am buying from someone locally who purchased from TTVJ in December, as long as I have the receipt the warranty will transfer, correct?

post #8374 of 14001

Hi all I am hoping for a little info.

 

Wondering if anybody knows what the latest batch of serial numbers are for either the T1's or HD800 I am just curious about how many of these phones are in circulation.

 

If anybody has brought new recently I am not after your exact number just the thousands and hundreds would be ideal

 

Cheers

post #8375 of 14001
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Here are my comparison notes between the 2 (I am in Finance & accounting, i do not do prose, I do to-the-point, concise notes :normal_smile :) .

  • System used :- Mac Mini running Pure Music (Wave filesarrow-10x10.png) - Weiss Int 202 - Audio GD NFB 7 DAC - Amp - HD 800
  • Running WA6 with Sophia Princess rectifier & 6FD7 drivers & Lyr with Amperex Orange Globes

  • HD 800 sounds lean / flat on the Lyr, Treble has a bit of grain, causes fatigue after some time, not very smooth

  • Sound stage is much wider & deeper on WA6, Sounds much more musical &engaging

  • Bass is one dimensional on the Lyr, more 3D / textured on the WA6

  • Treble extends further, no grain on the WA6

  • I can tailor the sound of the WA6 the way i want by using my collection of tubes, you can do the same on the Lyr to some extent but the WA6 gives you 10 times more flexibility for this considering the number of driver & rectifier combinations possible.

 

I hadn't used the Lyr for some weeks & only plugged it in today for this comparison. In fact as a direct result of this comparison I have now realised that the Lyr is now redundant for me. Seems like will have to sell it :rolleyes:

 

Thanks for the comparison, much appreciated. I auditioned the WA3 and WA6 when getting an amp, but never had the chance to listen to the Lyr.

post #8376 of 14001

Thank you so much for the comparison between the WA6 and the Lyr.  It was the Biforst/Lyr combo that drove me to the HD800 but I know there's more. I've got the DAC I want now and am searching for a reasonably priced amp that will take it up a notch.  As popular as the WA6 seems to be, there is precious little info out there about the pairing.  Seems like most people like the WA2 or WA22 which are both too big for my desk.  It looks like the WA6 may do it for me.

 

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post #8377 of 14001
The WA6 is good with the right tubes, but the Bhld Crack is better IMHO
post #8378 of 14001
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

@Lugbug1:  you're banned from the game, Vintage gear are too old. Period. :D 

:( 

 

Ok... M-stage it is then :bigsmile_face: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(but you could have an amp that is competitive with very good hp amps if you do go ' vintage'. And for less $ than the M-stage :D) 

post #8379 of 14001

The WA3 is not bad too to drive HD800. IMO its not inferior to the WA6, simply different flavor with one being more clear, detailed and a bit more analytical while the other being more laidback and lusher.

post #8380 of 14001

I've read the same before.  My problem is that I'm also looking for a "look" since I'm at my desk so much.  The WA6/WA7/WA2 would look so awesome next to the Naim.  So would the V200 but I want tubes again.  So, between the WA6 and WA7 it will probably be the WA6 with the Sophia Princess.  

There's a Toronto meet next month so hopefully I'll be able to try a few more amps.

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The WA6 is good with the right tubes, but the Bhld Crack is better IMHO
post #8381 of 14001
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

I've read the same before.  My problem is that I'm also looking for a "look" since I'm at my desk so much.  The WA6/WA7/WA2 would look so awesome next to the Naim.  So would the V200 but I want tubes again.  So, between the WA6 and WA7 it will probably be the WA6 with the Sophia Princess.  

There's a Toronto meet next month so hopefully I'll be able to try a few more amps.

 

Same here lol. If I can overlook the "look" of the amp, I may end up with the GSP Solo SRG-II or Ultra Linear DE instead of WA3. But the Graham looks very understated and unfortunately things like that do get into my way...

post #8382 of 14001
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I EQ them with equalizer apo, which is a system wide parametric EQ.

I basically boosted the sub bass by 6dB without affecting mid and upper bass much.

 

Also I reduced a peak at 5300hz by 5db and a peak at 7300hz by 6db.

 

On some records it's hardly noticeable,

on other records it significantly helps to reduce harshness.

 

I prefer this method over buying colored amps.

Great tip for anyone running their HD800 off a PC rig. I myself like the default mids & treble on the HD800, it has become a sound signature for me that no other HPs have. A little bump on the low end is all the HD800 needed for me. Sounds so much meatier & fuller now. Love it! Thanks. 

 

I have been listening to some lossless tracks of Lindsey Stirling with the Apo adjustment. :gs1000smile: She is such a talented violinist! So good!!! 

 

 

post #8383 of 14001

Can't tell you how many times I've listened to her CD and watched her videos.  Awesome on the HD800! Have tickets to see her live when she's here in Toronto on June 14.

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I have been listening to some lossless tracks of Lindsey Stirling with the Apo adjustment. :gs1000smile: She is such a talented violinist! So good!!! 

 

 

 

post #8384 of 14001
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I used the WA6 HD800 combo for a few months waiting for my BHA-1 to arrive and it was somewhat lifeless and boring. Lacked sparkle even with the Sophia 274b. It was a relief when the BHA-1 finally came.
post #8385 of 14001

Cr@p. :blink: I can audition the BHA-1 at the same place I got my Naim.. might do so though everything I've read indicated that the BHA-1 is on the bright side. Arrrrrgh.. just want to get a decent amp and be done with it.​ Maybe I'll wait a while and just get the WA2.

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I used the WA6 HD800 combo for a few months waiting for my BHA-1 to arrive and it was somewhat lifeless and boring. Lacked sparkle even with the Sophia 274b. It was a relief when the BHA-1 finally came.
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