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post #9346 of 13986
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 #9347 of 13986
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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 #9348 of 13986
Yea someone likes me. Hahaha
post #9349 of 13986
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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

 

Are you sure you tried the F1J?  :cool:

post #9350 of 13986
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 #9351 of 13986
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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!

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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 #9353 of 13986
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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 #9354 of 13986
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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.
post #9355 of 13986
Not saying better as in no contest . I just like the wa22 better it's a little brighter , detailed. Let's face it they are both really good tube amps . I had woos upgraded tubes and craig said the tubes in his struts were also upgraded. So I am not claiming your wrong . Now in looks I trultpy feel the wa22 is better . But i do feel the hdvd600 blows both of them away
It has details you do not know are there till you use it.
This is all opinion but a better source shows what they can be and it is key in really hearing what you were missing .

Al
post #9356 of 13986
Well,that is tough regarding the dac choice. But the amp is easy . But again this is opinion and you must like it more than me saying it's great. I a, embarrassed to tell how much I have spent to get what I like. The amp,is much easier to fine than the dac . I am not sure 1000 is end game for a dac. . You might be better getting a used hevd800 and save up for a AP1/pp. Now that is endgame for sure . As there is better but but it will be thousands more so a safe bet to stay at that level.

Al
post #9357 of 13986
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Not saying better as in no contest . I just like the wa22 better it's a little brighter , detailed. Let's face it they are both really good tube amps . I had woos upgraded tubes and craig said the tubes in his struts were also upgraded. So I am not claiming your wrong . Now in looks I trultpy feel the wa22 is better . But i do feel the hdvd600 blows both of them away
It has details you do not know are there till you use it.
This is all opinion but a better source shows what they can be and it is key in really hearing what you were missing .

Al

Hold on - you put the HDVD600 in front of the WA22 and DNA! I didn't even think it was as good as my WA2 when i heard it. Maybe i need to give this HDVD600 another go. 

post #9358 of 13986
Yes I do,put it ahead of them. And when you go bring the following.
Bring music you know very well . Now this is fine but how do you know how good it really is. So now find a store that has a ultra hi end system and play your music. This alloys you to hear just how good it can be. Now you have a much better gauge as to what is better or best. Now next find the amp but listen to it on the best dac they have .
Now buy now you know how it should sound Nd have a better chance to pick the right choice. But now one more thing that most do not do. It must be on and warm to touch about 30 mins bother dac and amp. Of not it's a waist of time . The equipment we use for audio is very sensitive and must be at it's design temp to sound it's best. If is imperative. I m not a fan of burn in. But there is no doubt about warming up. My writing stinks so ask me questions and I will help .

Al
post #9359 of 13986
I think I may just go HDVD800 and then save another 1k down the road for an AP1/PP. I do not want to buy used.
post #9360 of 13986
You sound like me. No used ,hahaha

Al
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