Originally Posted by saer
Anxious so see what your thoughts are between the WA7 and Mjolnir
So far the WA7 is ok, but in orchestral pieces it's lacking compared to the Mjolnir. However, I have not done extensive listening yet. I was listening to the Elyssium soundtrack today and the instruments were getting kinda muddied together when passages got too crowded and at louder volumes. I don't know if you're familiar with the pieces (you can YouTube it), but it's a full orchestra with full choir and they're really going at it
This kind of makes sense, since the Mjolnir has about 4 times the power of the WA7.
Here are some disclaimers before you guys eat me alive here:
The WA7 is broken in and has the EH tubes, cause I got it used.
The Mjolnir doesn't have that many hours on it.
The Mjolnir plays from MacBook to Marantz NA7004, while the WA7 plays straight from MacBook. It would be more fair to play them both from the NA7004, which I will when I sit down to compare them.
Elysium was downloaded from iTunes and we all know it's not the best quality sources they have there. My linn 192/24 material sounds a lot better, but it's not that complex. I'll have to try more stuff later during a more thorough and critical listening session.
I use Audirvana on the Mac and it's set to the highest bit rate settings. Elysium is at 44/16 though.
I will make another post/mini review when I get some time to listen more critically, so I can give you guys a better and more fair picture of what I perceive.