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post #8446 of 24348
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What's your top five amps for HD800?

 

The Levi is his number #1..   :wink_face:

post #8447 of 24348
What dac did you use when you heard the hdbd800. And did not like it.
Al
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Anyone compared the studio six to some of the higher end ones? (vs stratus etc)

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What dac did you use when you heard the hdbd800. And did not like it.
Al
I would assume it's own DAC, the only reason to get the 800, not the 600.
post #8450 of 24348
If so then how can someone say the amp did not impress them , with the dac from the hdvd800. When I say the amp is solid it's not with the internal sac. In fact all of the amps I am speaking about are used with one dac .

Al
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The WA22/HD800 was not impressive at all in comparison to other TOTL tube amplifiers when I heard it. The Stratus is several notches better. YMMV

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Was the wa22 in BAL or SE ?
Al
post #8453 of 24348
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Was the wa22 in BAL or SE ?
Al

 

I believe it was SE into a Esoteric CD Player as the DAC. We also tried some CDs. It wasn't bad, just not at the level of the Stratus, BA, etc.

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

If so then how can someone say the amp did not impress them , with the dac from the hdvd800. When I say the amp is solid it's not with the internal sac. In fact all of the amps I am speaking about are used with one dac .

Al

i used the Nad M51 / Rdac and the dac in the dvd800 - i also heard the dvd600

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Really. Really. I am to old to lie , do you want a picture. It is a fellow headfiers

Al

no i believe you - if you had to pick between wa22 and dna which would you pick? 


Edited by magiccabbage - 2/21/14 at 5:51pm
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Greed. The wa22 sounds much better in bal mode. Even when I did a demo of the amp I was told to listen in balance mode input to head all bal. And it is a really good amp.

Now if I had to pick one and only one that is tough cause the stratus is a more powerful amp. .

I would stay with the woo wa22. Now this is strictly with the hd800. And in balance mode.

Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Greed. The wa22 sounds much better in bal mode. Even when I did a demo of the amp I was told to listen in balance mode input to head all bal. And it is a really good amp.

Now if I had to pick one and only one that is tough cause the stratus is a more powerful amp. .

I would stay with the woo wa22. Now this is strictly with the hd800. And in balance mode.

Al

 

I would definitely be open to another listen. Typically I'm not a fan of Woo amps, but I haven't heard the WA5 or the Monos, but pretty much everything else. They definitely have a "house" sound, one that doesn't agree with me. With the HD800, I may prefer it with something that smooth, but I doubt it. 

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The WA22/HD800 was not impressive at all in comparison to other TOTL tube amplifiers when I heard it. The Stratus is several notches better. YMMV

I liked the Wa2 over the Wa22 w/ HD800.

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I own the wa5 and the wa22. The 22 is better with the hd800. Much better. The wa5 is fantastic with the HE6.
But overall the woo amps house sound is not a tuby sound it is close to a SS SOUND clean very detailed .

Now here is something odd the hd 800 sound very good with the krell I own. And also very good with a speaker amp I own the aragon 8008 BB. NOW GO FIGURE. and I am not the only one that agrees with me . Another headfiers too.

But the hdvd800 is a pretty cool amp it sounds good with headphones and IEMS. . That makes it really Versatel

Al
post #8459 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I own the wa5 and the wa22. The 22 is better with the hd800. Much better. The wa5 is fantastic with the HE6.
But overall the woo amps house sound is not a tuby sound it is close to a SS SOUND clean very detailed .

Now here is something odd the hd 800 sound very good with the krell I own. And also very good with a speaker amp I own the aragon 8008 BB. NOW GO FIGURE. and I am not the only one that agrees with me . Another headfiers too.

But the hdvd800 is a pretty cool amp it sounds good with headphones and IEMS. . That makes it really Versatel

Al

I loved the hd800 w/ the Wa5 but He6 w/ the Wa5 was definitely a step up :)

post #8460 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I own the wa5 and the wa22. The 22 is better with the hd800. Much better. The wa5 is fantastic with the HE6.
But overall the woo amps house sound is not a tuby sound it is close to a SS SOUND clean very detailed .

Now here is something odd the hd 800 sound very good with the krell I own. And also very good with a speaker amp I own the aragon 8008 BB. NOW GO FIGURE. and I am not the only one that agrees with me . Another headfiers too.

But the hdvd800 is a pretty cool amp it sounds good with headphones and IEMS. . That makes it really Versatel

Al

 

Most of the Woo amps I've heard are not extremely detailed, actually on the contrary. The only Woo that comes close to the clean sound of a SS was the WA6-SE. YMMV

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