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Speaking of the WA234 mono amps, Woo Audio will be at The Show Newport Beach (room 446) this weekend with these amps and the Takatsuki 300B and 274B tubes powering Abyss.

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With your WA-234, which do you prefer with the Takatsuki 300B and 274B?  Mullard metal base GZ34s or TSRPs?


Tak 274B with the Elrog 300B or the Tak 300B with the Mullard Metal Base GZ34, both equally good but in different areas. The TSRP is the only driver tube way to go from our testing.

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With your WA-234, which do you prefer with the Takatsuki 300B and 274B?  Mullard metal base GZ34s or TSRPs?

Findings are much the same as Isquirrel's. Another good combo in the 234 is some NOS Sylvania 45's, Tak 274B's and TSRP. I'd say the best 274's and 300's are the Takatsuki's but both used together is too much of a good thing in my current system.
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Speaking of the WA234 mono amps, Woo Audio will be at The Show Newport Beach (room 446) this weekend with these amps and the Takatsuki 300B and 274B tubes powering Abyss.


That should help bring out their potential! What driver tubes and source are you going to be displaying them with?
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That should help bring out their potential! What driver tubes and source are you going to be displaying them with?

Not sure, up to Jack @wooaudio. We're getting a set for our WA5 so will need to find the TSRP.

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Did anybody tried Bakoon amp in CURRENT mode with Abyss?
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Mine are still in their bag... thats 6 weeks now. Maybe it's time to sell them. Its not that they weren't excellent headphones (they are), I think it has more to do with the fact that I often listen to music while working, which always includes moving around a bit, putting them down for some minutes and back on. All of which is too much of a hassle with the Abyss after all... Its almost the same with the K812 btw.

 

 

So if anyone's interested in a pair in mint condition please PM me.

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Not sure, up to Jack @wooaudio. We're getting a set for our WA5 so will need to find the TSRP.


I have plenty of sets PM me if you are interested

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The DHC spore 4 Fusion HP cables are now well run in and so can report a very worthwhile improvement over stock. The DHC cable when new is a little bright and overwhelming but with +300 hours on it it sounds very good, no loss of any bass performance but adds much greater transparency and depth. My favourite aspect is the increase in rhythm and drive. Abyss sounds much more alive now. Stock cable is very neutral and does the job but he DHC gives the headphone's a more direct connection with the emotion of the music.

 

Tried it out on my non audiophile GF and she much preferred the DHC cable. Always good to get a fresh perspective on these things.

 

Fririce0003 so will be interesting to get his impressions.

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It's gotta be lots of fun when Pulse HB is married to Abyss for the very first time in June, is Touraj ready yet?

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The DHC spore 4 Fusion HP cables are now well run in and so can report a very worthwhile improvement over stock. The DHC cable when new is a little bright and overwhelming but with +300 hours on it it sounds very good, no loss of any bass performance but adds much greater transparency and depth. My favourite aspect is the increase in rhythm and drive. Abyss sounds much more alive now. Stock cable is very neutral and does the job but he DHC gives the headphone's a more direct connection with the emotion of the music.

 

Tried it out on my non audiophile GF and she much preferred the DHC cable. Always good to get a fresh perspective on these things.

 

Fririce0003 so will be interesting to get his impressions.


Interesting, thanks.

 

Did you try the Moon 430 with the Abyss, by the way? I have a vague memory of you saying you'd ordered it.

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It's gotta be lots of fun when Pulse HB is married to Abyss for the very first time in June, is Touraj ready yet?


Not to sure this is going to happen in time. We shall see. I am very happy with the matching Interconnects which retain the musicality of the Cardas Clear but increase transparency at no loss to the frequency extremes. A cautionary note that they did take a long time to burn in.

 

I would like to try the Pulse HB IC and the HP cable as they are available. Specs and photos have been sent to Touraj

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Interesting, thanks.

 

Did you try the Moon 430 with the Abyss, by the way? I have a vague memory of you saying you'd ordered it.


Yep I did, dealer (A2A) still doesn't have them in yet. Have a new DAC coming which is interesting its built entirely around the Philips 1543/N2 DAC chips running 16 in parallel (8 for each channel) which does away with the need for a separate output stage as there is enough gain. Does 24/192 no DSD. It is a NOS R2R DAC. 

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Yep I did, dealer (A2A) still doesn't have them in yet. Have a new DAC coming which is interesting its built entirely around the Philips 1543/N2 DAC chips running 16 in parallel (8 for each channel) which does away with the need for a separate output stage as there is enough gain. Does 24/192 no DSD. It is a NOS R2R DAC. 


Some great potential there, which dac is it?

 

Have you heard this, by the way?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/729408/viva-egoista-845-set-tube-amplifier-10k-headphone-masterpiece

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I wonder,why is the side with magnets facing ears and not other way? you could then mod it to remove everything between ear and driver,no magnets in way....  yes it doesnt have magnets on other side but there is still the sponge thingy and the metal cage,I want to buy Abyss,then mod it so the magnetless side is aimed at ears

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Mine are still in their bag... thats 6 weeks now. Maybe it's time to sell them. Its not that they weren't excellent headphones (they are), I think it has more to do with the fact that I often listen to music while working, which always includes moving around a bit, putting them down for some minutes and back on. All of which is too much of a hassle with the Abyss after all... Its almost the same with the K812 btw.


So if anyone's interested in a pair in mint condition please PM me.

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