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post #8461 of 25514
It's all an opinion. I also have a WOO WES. For my stax 009 and senn. He60. All the woo amps I have listened too are very detailed to my ears. I also have upgraded tubes on all my amps. No given they sound pretty good with out upgrades . But with them they are really nice.

Al
post #8462 of 25514
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Most of the Woo amps I've heard are not extremely detailed, actually on the contrary.
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post #8463 of 25514
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Most of the Woo amps I've heard are not extremely detailed, actually on the contrary. 

 

Ditto that.  To my ears, EC and Bottlehead amps both make Woos sound very relaxed and tubey by comparison.

post #8464 of 25514
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What's your top five amps for HD800?

 

ZDSE

BHA-1

P1u

m-Stage

Vali

 

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

 

Want some peanut butter with that jelly?

 

 

 

 

I'd imagine the Leviathan would smoke the Woo-even more than the Vali. ;) (caveat: the price/performance ratio of WA5LE vs Vali/m-Stage is certainly a factor here lol)

 

-Daniel

post #8465 of 25514
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ZDSE

BHA-1

P1u

m-Stage

Vali

 

 

Want some peanut butter with that jelly?

 

 

 

 

I'd imagine the Leviathan would smoke the Woo-even more than the Vali. ;) (caveat: the price/performance ratio of WA5LE vs Vali/m-Stage is certainly a factor here lol)

 

-Daniel

I love the way you have the Vali in there. Are you interested in the new Schiit YDD or rag? Im thinking of getting the YDD. 

post #8466 of 25514

I'm 100% getting the 'drasil. I'm most likely getting the Rag as well-debating holding out on that one for a hopeful limited black version.

 

-Daniel

post #8467 of 25514

HD 800 should be arriving any day now. I already have a Lyr and Asgard 2 powering my other cans. How do you guys generally feel about the synergy between those and the HD 800?

post #8468 of 25514
Not ideal.
post #8469 of 25514
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ZDSE

BHA-1

P1u

m-Stage

Vali

 

 

Okay then, you & Maxvla made me made up my mind to get the M-Stage.

 

Also, what do you guys think of the HD800 / Burson Conductor pairing compared to other amps within the price bracket?

post #8470 of 25514
You're at Super 7/Sonett 2 and near Zana Duex territory. Conductor won't keep up.
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Never heard the Soloist/Conductor. Some like it-some don't with the HD800s. That FOTM seems to have passed though. I agree with Maxvla-get an m-Stage (or Vali) and start saving for an endgame amp for the HD800s. Great, great synergy with the m-Stage, but it isn't quite technical enough to bring the Senns to their potential either. For $150 used though-it's an insane value.

 

-Daniel

post #8472 of 25514
Btw, the Burson website is suspended. Not sure I'd be buying anything from them at present.
post #8473 of 25514

I am in no way affiliated with Burson (though I do like the Soloist quite a bit...and I hated the HA-160), but I did ask them on Facebook and here is what they said:

 

"Technical problems with hosting company Peter. We are considering to switch to another service"

post #8474 of 25514
When I auditioning at local shop, I love p700u (using vega dac). It make mid and high of soloist sound compress. The bass impact of soloist have more bite though. But I still prefer soloist compare to p1u. P1u sq was too polite for my taste. But p700u was really nice with hd800. I even prefer this to liquid gold. I wish it wasn't soo expensive.
post #8475 of 25514
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Never heard the Soloist/Conductor. Some like it-some don't with the HD800s. That FOTM seems to have passed though. I agree with Maxvla-get an m-Stage (or Vali) and start saving for an endgame amp for the HD800s. Great, great synergy with the m-Stage, but it isn't quite technical enough to bring the Senns to their potential either. For $150 used though-it's an insane value.

 

-Daniel


I haven't heard the matrix, but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Vali.  It is a superb match for the HD800 and will certainly make you think twice about an endgame amp (it did for me).  If you want a taste of a high quality tube amp the Vali is the place to start.

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