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I know someone will hate and ready to kill me but HA-1 will easily beat WA7 as amp
post #332 of 4844
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

I know someone will hate and ready to kill me but HA-1 will easily beat WA7 as amp

Maybe now audio360.org will finally change their Woo Audio lovefest on their site?  :beyersmile:

post #333 of 4844
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Originally Posted by smellyfungus View Post


i had been looking to get a quality dac and the ha-1 seemed to fit the bill plus give me an ss option so i don't have to burn my tubes. im planning to write whether i notice the difference between the ha-1 dac and wa7 stock and then also compare the amps themselves.

need to send my q-audio cable back to get upgraded to xlr though =/

Can't wait. smile.gif
post #334 of 4844
I don't know but i have tried HD800 with Q-Audio French Silk SE cable as well as Cardas 4 pin XLR one and sounded great with HA-1 used as dac/amp combo over Oppo as Dac and WA7 as amp
post #335 of 4844
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

I know someone will hate and ready to kill me but HA-1 will easily beat WA7 as amp

HA-1 is absolutely killer, just curious how WA7 might be for tubes as my HA-1 set a pretty high bar for SS.
post #336 of 4844
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

I know someone will hate and ready to kill me but HA-1 will easily beat WA7 as amp

Good to hear that.
If I find the HA-1 sounds better than the WA7 with HD800 and LCD-X on balanced cable, can just use 1 amp and sell the WA7 biggrin.gif
post #337 of 4844

Just ordered my unit today, so let's see how this little box sounds like when I'll get it.

post #338 of 4844
The difference is so noticeable that even EQ can't help
post #339 of 4844
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Originally Posted by MellowVelo View Post

Hey Hastur,

Do you know the output impedance for the preamp stage on both XLR and RCA outputs? I know the output impedance for the headphone outputs is 0.5 ohms and 0.7 ohms, respectively. Thanks!

 

The output impedance of the RCA/XLR outputs is 100Ohm. Same as our line of Blu-ray players.

post #340 of 4844
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post

The output impedance of the RCA/XLR outputs is 100Ohm. Same as our line of Blu-ray players.

Just want to take this opportunity to thank the Oppo team for making such a fine device, can't wait to get mine now. beerchug.gif
post #341 of 4844
dunno if I'd be able to part with my wa7 if the ha-1 does handily beat it. it's easily the most beautiful amp on the market. plus I'm waiting on my wa7tp still.

just got the shipping notification but don't expect any comparisons soon. I'm going out of state for a few days.
post #342 of 4844
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Originally Posted by smellyfungus View Post

dunno if I'd be able to part with my wa7 if the ha-1 does handily beat it. it's easily the most beautiful amp on the market. plus I'm waiting on my wa7tp still.

just got the shipping notification but don't expect any comparisons soon. I'm going out of state for a few days.

Agreed with regard to beautiful, and "beat it" is such a subjective thing. Sometimes you just want the coloured, musical euphoria of tube sound. Wouldn't criticize one way or the other. wink.gif
post #343 of 4844

Ordered mine today as soon as I got the in-stock notification.  Can't wait to hear the synergy with the PM-1s.  It looks like OPPO may be my Apple of the audio world, with me buying any and everything they make...  On that note - OPPO, please consider selling the beautiful isolation stand that was used at the UK and Japan shows.  I'm sure there would be enough demand to justify the production, and what a great match for your headphone stand!

post #344 of 4844
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Originally Posted by HeadStrong View Post

Ordered mine today as soon as I got the in-stock notification.  Can't wait to hear the synergy with the PM-1s.  It looks like OPPO may be my Apple of the audio world, with me buying any and everything they make...  On that note - OPPO, please consider selling the beautiful isolation stand that was used at the UK and Japan shows.  I'm sure there would be enough demand to justify the production, and what a great match for your headphone stand!

x 1,000,000
post #345 of 4844
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Originally Posted by HeadStrong View Post

Ordered mine today as soon as I got the in-stock notification.  Can't wait to hear the synergy with the PM-1s.  It looks like OPPO may be my Apple of the audio world, with me buying any and everything they make...  On that note - OPPO, please consider selling the beautiful isolation stand that was used at the UK and Japan shows.  I'm sure there would be enough demand to justify the production, and what a great match for your headphone stand!

Me too bought it a few hours ago, not too far from the email notification. I just did not want to take any chances, last time I missed the boat so not now. Your suggestion is great I saw the HA-1 isolation stand, really love it and I want one. beerchug.gif

If they don't offer it, I am going to build one with special glass and weighted legs. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 5/20/14 at 6:41pm
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