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    Ready to take the plunge!

    Surely someone must have some opinions on the WA6 SE (maxed) compared to the Zana... The WA6 SE (maxed) is seldom mentioned along with the Zana; I find this strange given the similar prices and good reputations of both makers. I've also emailed Craig regarding upgrades and latest prices and...
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    Ready to take the plunge!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Happy Camper http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/wa6...system-335039/ thank you, will check it out EDIT: have read the thread, unfortunately it isn't very useful as it seems to revolve around the maxed WA6, not the maxed SE vs the Zana.
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    Ready to take the plunge!

    Heat shouldn't be a problem as the amp won't be in a confined space or anything like that, I can even save on the heating bill during the winter Leaning towards the Zana at present, comparisons with the maxed WA6 SE anyone...
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    Ready to take the plunge!

    Thanks Blackmore. I've also read the Zana works extremely well with several headphones, makes it a clear favourite at this point. Some research suggests the WA5 LE (maxed, but minus tube replacements) would set me back over £2100 ($4000). I think having the stock WA5 would be the only...
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    Ready to take the plunge!

    Hello All, A few months back I began the process of switching most of my listening to headphones (mostly due to noise contraints). I upgraded my Grado 125s to RS-1s, dusted off my seldom used X-CAN V3 (with X-PSU V3) and started listening. To be honest, I was disappointed. Mid range was...
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    Love My RS-1s But...

    Some extremely good info here. Thanks everyone. It seems to me that the RS-1s are great cans for rock, so I'm going to keep them for that type of music and just live with any discomfort (will be washing pads to soften them up though). I'm also going to demo some of the other cans discussed...
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    Love My RS-1s But...

    I'm willing to concede that the 650s and 701s aren't a step down in SQ, just have different sounds; I've also read about the senns being dark and the 701s balanced. I find the RS-1s excellent for my music (mostly rock) and amp (tube) though, it's just a comfort issue. Would putting GS-1000...
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    Love My RS-1s But...

    Quote: Originally Posted by rds I don't think the 701s or 650s are a step down. In my opinion they're both a step up. Especially the 701s. Price is not a measure of performance necessarily. You're absolutely right, price is not the best indicator of quality. Please note I have...
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    Which Woo amp to go with Grado RS-1 and Sugden CDP?

    Thank you for the detailed reply. In the end I decided to get a Darkvoice 336SE; I've never had a full tube amp before, so decided it made sense to have a go with a cheaper, but well respected model. The 336 apparently sounds similar to the WA6 SE (from what I've read - I may be wrong) so...
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    RS-1 Cable Upgrade - is this possible?

    Thank you for your input all. I've decided that it probably isn't worth the hassle of changing the cable given the expense involved (new cable, new drivers, Grado's fee, shipping to US and back, etc.). Maybe something to consider with different cans. Alternatively I could always swap my...
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    RS-1 Cable Upgrade - is this possible?

    Is it possible to improve SQ significantly by re-cabling?
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    RS-1 Cable Upgrade - is this possible?

    I've read a lot about how new cable (e.g. black dragon) can improve HD650s, etc. Is something similar for Grado RS-1s. If so: 1) Where can you get it done? (I'm in the UK) 2)Is it worth it?
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