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post #9331 of 24297
Woo audio wa22, WA5 , 234 mono blocks
Phonitor spl
Hdvd 800, 600
Mytek 192
AK 120
HDP r10
Aragon 8008 BB
ARAGON 4004
DNA stratus
First watt F3 F1J
V moda 2 models dac amp combo
02 and the battery one
Krell kav 400 xi
iPhones 4s, 5s

And a few more I can not think of the name right now.
And yes I like the HDVD600 best. All Tube amps were with upgraded tubes .

Hope this helps someone here . I !not knocking other peoples choices or opinions.

Al
post #9332 of 24297
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Woo audio wa22, WA5 , 234 mono blocks
Phonitor spl
Hdvd 800, 600
Mytek 192
AK 120
HDP r10
Aragon 8008 BB
ARAGON 4004
DNA stratus
First watt F3 F1J
V moda 2 models dac amp combo
02 and the battery one
Krell kav 400 xi
iPhones 4s, 5s

And a few more I can not think of the name right now.
And yes I like the HDVD600 best. All Tube amps were with upgraded tubes .

Hope this helps someone here . I !not knocking other peoples choices or opinions.

Al

What is your top 3? Or do you have one? I think i asked you before if you preferred the WA5 over the DNA Stratus, but i cant remember what you said. It is the Stratus and not the sonnet 2 right? I plan on ordering the Stratus soon, I have a WA2 now and im really looking forward to hearing the differences. 

post #9333 of 24297
Top 3 stratus , woo Wa22 and the sennheiser . But the krell was right there too , but the air around the recording was not as good. Now I did not care for the WA5 or the 234 with them.

But I am willing to bet if I rolled tubes with the 234 it would be great like the WA22.

My reason for picking the hdvd600 is the overall sound it is just all,in with details staging and ambience .

Now this is just my picks and I guess it bothers me a bit how the amp made for it does not get any play in this. . I can understand this with hifiman or even stax amps .

But not sennheiser they are just way to anal in what they make and how it should be perfect.
What I really think causes the lack of amp support is poor dacs connected to it. The amp shows everything so poor dac and the amp gets the blame. If connected to a really hiend dac . The amp,is fantastic.
And the hdvd800 combo is fantastic with the AP1/PP OR MY OFFRAMP.5. And I know it's a lot of money but wow how good it sounds.

Al
post #9334 of 24297
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Top 3 stratus , woo Wa22 and the sennheiser . But the krell was right there too , but the air around the recording was not as good. Now I did not care for the WA5 or the 234 with them.

But I am willing to bet if I rolled tubes with the 234 it would be great like the WA22.

My reason for picking the hdvd600 is the overall sound it is just all,in with details staging and ambience .

Now this is just my picks and I guess it bothers me a bit how the amp made for it does not get any play in this. . I can understand this with hifiman or even stax amps .

But not sennheiser they are just way to anal in what they make and how it should be perfect.
What I really think causes the lack of amp support is poor dacs connected to it. The amp shows everything so poor dac and the amp gets the blame. If connected to a really hiend dac . The amp,is fantastic.
And the hdvd800 combo is fantastic with the AP1/PP OR MY OFFRAMP.5. And I know it's a lot of money but wow how good it sounds.

Al

When i heard the HDVD600 it was connected to the NAD M51. Now i wasn't blown away by the combo but it was at a meet. I found the NAD a bit underwhelming as well. I would like to give it another go some other time though. 

 

I have heard a few people say that the WA5 HD800 isn't all that great so i decided to stay away from that amp as the comments seem to be hit and miss. I have to be a bit more careful buying amps from the US because sending them back there from Ireland cost a hell of a lot of money. 

 

Anyway thanks for the impressions. What tubes did you have in the DNA. Can you remember which amp had the bigger sound stage DNA or WA22? 

post #9335 of 24297
Info not remember the tubes but know they were not stock
And about the same for sound stage
And the WA 5 is great with the HE 6
But even the krell is better with the hd800
They almost sound grany with it.
The same is with the wa 22 and IEM s
Not cool. Oh I know what the other ones are now
Audio GD ref 10.32
And M8.
They were both good and in fact those amps sound pretty good with anything
I tried
Al
post #9336 of 24297
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

When i heard the HDVD600 it was connected to the NAD M51. Now i wasn't blown away by the combo but it was at a meet. I found the NAD a bit underwhelming as well. I would like to give it another go some other time though.

Clearly you weren't using AP1/PP or offramp or coconut audio cables.

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Info not remember the tubes but know they were not stock
And about the same for sound stage
And the WA 5 is great with the HE 6
But even the krell is better with the hd800
They almost sound grany with it.
The same is with the wa 22 and IEM s
Not cool. Oh I know what the other ones are now
Audio GD ref 10.32
And M8.
They were both good and in fact those amps sound pretty good with anything
I tried
Al

Always a pleasure to read your poetry man. :o

post #9337 of 24297
I know lol I write like a mentally imparred
But it is the truth and correct I just wish I had juicy words to use
Lmao. At least I can take the criticism

Al
post #9338 of 24297
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I know lol I write like a mentally imparred
But it is the truth and correct I just wish I had juicy words to use
Lmao. At least I can take the criticism

Al


No worries. It's your style. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. :o

 

For me it's actually faster to process your words than a block paragraph.

post #9339 of 24297
Yea someone likes me. Hahaha
post #9340 of 24297
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Woo audio wa22, WA5 , 234 mono blocks
Phonitor spl
Hdvd 800, 600
Mytek 192
AK 120
HDP r10
Aragon 8008 BB
ARAGON 4004
DNA stratus
First watt F3 F1J
V moda 2 models dac amp combo
02 and the battery one
Krell kav 400 xi
iPhones 4s, 5s

And a few more I can not think of the name right now.
And yes I like the HDVD600 best. All Tube amps were with upgraded tubes .

Hope this helps someone here . I !not knocking other peoples choices or opinions.

Al

 

Are you sure you tried the F1J?  :cool:

post #9341 of 24297
F something it was at Craig's house . We tested it with the HE6 I know one was F3 I thought the other one was F1j
I could be wrong on the model sorry.
Al
post #9342 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

Clearly you weren't using AP1/PP or offramp or coconut audio cables.

Always a pleasure to read your poetry man. :o

When i heard the HDVD600 and NAD M51 it was in a high end audio store called Cloney Audio in a closed off room. They have the best of the best gear available so i don't think the cables have anything to do with what i heard in that way. They are no slouches in that department.  I could find out what the cables were - i cant remember now off the top of my head, i do know that it was balanced. Actually if i esquire to find out what the cables were i don't think they would remember because this was back in November last year. They weren't cheap that's for sure!

post #9343 of 24297

Yea it was not the F1J Craig does not have one.  I'll be sending him mine when I get back home.

 

The WA22 better than the Stratus??  No way....

post #9344 of 24297
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

When i heard the HDVD600 and NAD M51 it was in a high end audio store called Cloney Audio in a closed off room. They have the best of the best gear available so i don't think the cables have anything to do with what i heard in that way. They are no slouches in that department.  I could find out what the cables were - i cant remember now off the top of my head, i do know that it was balanced. Actually if i esquire to find out what the cables were i don't think they would remember because this was back in November last year. They weren't cheap that's for sure!


Guess I should have added a ;)

post #9345 of 24297
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I know lol I write like a mentally imparred
But it is the truth and correct I just wish I had juicy words to use
Lmao. At least I can take the criticism

Al

I always find your post very helpful and I put a lot of trust in them, I sold my Asus Essence one. I'm leaning heavily on the Senn amps, the biggest question now is whether to go with the HDVD800 or 600.
This is going to be my end game system, I only listen to one can now the HD800, I really don't have much more time for any other headphones.

If I decided on the HDVA600 what recommendation do you have for me for a dac at say 700 to 1000 that's my max budget givin the amps expense.
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