Nice to hear from a fellow hd800 owner w/ interest in the WA7.
What other amps have you heard the hd800s w/?
The Bryston bha and the Heed Canamp, which many say has similar SQ to the LBC. Both were quite punchy and precise, so the WA7 brought out a different side of the 800s that was new (and quite pleasing) to me.
Because a few have asked for photos of the setup...
Nice I have the cinema/thunderbolt display too
Wow, thanks Zuu111, your too kind. Im delighted i could help in your decision. I cant imagine you would ever regret your purchase. Not to sound like a brocken old record, but it really does sound as good as it looks.
Let us know how the TH900's sound with the EH Gold pins
Also did you set the WA7 to low gain when using the TH900?
I feel your pain, I ordered mines on the 17th of January and just got mines today, the wait was terrible ;_;
you mentioned the aurorasound and vaunix usb bus power devices to isolate the WA7 from the noisy onboard usb power. What would be your opinion on the teradak linear PSU and the teralink USB isolator combo?
I noticed that both the aurorasound and the vaunix use switching power supplies as with the ifi iusb. Would they be in any way superior to the cheaper teralink/teradak combo other than providing more usb ports?
Oh yes... gain set to low with th900s.
I realize it has not had enough burn in yet but again, these were just initial impressions.
Awesome review Currawong, yours and Mr. Bigsby's make excellent companion reviews! Though I was probably sold on the WA7 the moment I first saw the screw-less case design.. Mine is arriving tomorrow, can't wait!
Question though: If I'm currently using the AudioQuest Dragonfly as my DAC w/my iMac as the source, am I better off to continue using the Dragonfly, or should I use the WA7's built-in DAC instead? Wondering how the two DACs compare...
Reason I ask is because I'm quite happy with my current RCA interconnects, and I'd rather not drop cash for a spiffy new USB cable, especially if there's not much sonic difference between the two DACs...