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  1. seldenr

    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Regarding your request for decent amp plus good looks, I understand! If you are a big tube fan like me, (loved my Woo WA6-SE and regret selling it!), and want to stay around $200, you might look at this...
  2. seldenr

    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Hey Josh: You are a lucky guy to have those headphones. I have a pair of HiFiMan HE-500, and love them. Right now I am using a Chord Mojo, and it sounds great. However, before that I had a Woo Audio WA6SE, which replaced a Burson Soloist. Something extremely pleasing about tubes (you can...
  3. seldenr

    Resonessence Herus

    Teamjoe:   I can't thank you enough for that reply.  One of the better posts I have read in a long while, directly on point and informative.  Maybe you should become a reviewer!!!   Actually, what you say makes a ton of sense.  In my many years of swapping out equipment (almost never because...
  4. seldenr

    Resonessence Herus

    Hey Teamjoe:   Wish I would have seen this earlier!  In any event, I am interested in a portable DAC/headphone amp, so been looking at Herus, Audioquest Dragonfly Red and Meridian Explorer.  Since you had several and sold this one, I am wondering which one you kept and why. Don't mean to...
  5. seldenr

    Audia Flight Phono Preamp - Beautiful

    Audia Flight Phono.  This thing is beautiful, in perfect condition (no marks, scratch, blemish or anything).  I bought it from the Audia Flight dealer (their demo), and have put maybe 30 hours on it.  I absolutely love its sound, and if you read Fremer’s rave review in Stereophile you will know...
  6. seldenr

    Woo Audio WA6-SE Silver w Preamp output & Upgrade Rectifier - Perfect

    Woo Audio WA6-SE (Super Edition) Headphone Amplifier and preamp in silver.  Single-ended Triode Class-A, All Tube Drive, Output Transformer Coupled.  The WA6-SE is a pinnacle version of its successor WA6 Innovative design: Direct interstage coupling and separated power supply.    This one is...
  7. seldenr

    The Woo Audio 6 SE: My Impressions *updated*

    Dubstep Girl:   Excellent input!  So helpful to have someone around that has tried various tubes.  I had not seen anyone mention the CV378, so good to have an opinion on it from someone that has heard it in this amp.  Now you make me want to try the Cossor!!.  Thanks for helping!!
  8. seldenr

    The Woo Audio 6 SE: My Impressions *updated*

    Great thread.  Sorry to join so late, but I understand from Jack that a CV378 rectifier can be used instead of the 274B.  I only mention it because I once owned an Art Audio PX25 amp that came with the Sophia Princess 274B as stock.  It was recommended to me that I replace it with a CV378 (don't...
  9. seldenr

    Review: Woo Audio WA6 vs. WA6SE (stock units)

    All: I think this thread has not been posted for some time, but I stumbled across it while researching, with an intent to purchase the WA6SE.  Reason for posting:  I once owned an Art Audio PX25 amplifier (single ended, using the PX25 tube for 6 whopping glorious watts).  It shipped with a pair...
  10. seldenr

    Burson Audio Soloist Headphone Amp / Preamp

    Burson Soloist – Headphon Amp / Preamp   One of the greatest headphone amps on the market, with a preamp output.   I bought this unit from an authorized dealer in October 2012, and barely touched it, so it is mint and no marks on it.  This is the full headphone amp with preamp, so three...
  11. seldenr

    Cary SLP-88 Preamp and SET Headphone Amp

    I have this posted over on Audiogon (search for Cary) where there are pictures.  Check my feedback under seldenr.   Then I remembered I could post it here, and would be happier (i.e., meaning a lower price) to sell it here, since it is a fantastic good headphone amp, that I have been using...
  12. seldenr

    Sennheiser HD 700: Officially Unveiled at CES 2012!

    Any chance you will give us a more detailed comparison of the Audeze LCD-2 and the HD700?  I have an ancient set of Audio Technica planar headphones (with the transformer for connecting them directly to the speaker outlets of an amplifier), and although they are not the last word in cans...
  13. seldenr

    HIFIMAN HE-400 Planar Headphones Pre-order

    Nankai:  Can you comment on the sound difference between these and the other HiFiman offerings?  And which of these headphones would work being driven by a Cary SLP-88 preamp/headphone amp?  Keep up the great work!!!
  14. seldenr

    High end DACs assistance

    Some great information from Bones.  My experience with DACs (and I auditioned the W4S Dac2 in my system) tells me he is spot on, with special importance being on the analogue output stage.  In my simple opinion that is the most important, and a distinct difference.  Instead of using an op amp...
  15. seldenr

    New to the headphone game and need some solid advice from fellow audiophiles

    Forgive me if I am way off base, but I have been a crazy man audiophile for most of my adult life (even if there are those that would argue I have not begun an adult life).  I have been tied to physical format (lots of vinyl, CDs, SACDs and DVD-A discs), and being a semi-serious musician I value...
  16. seldenr

    Any Grado dealers in Houston?

    Yes.  I don't recall the name of his store, but you can contact Bill at bill@sigtheater.com.  He tells me they carry Grado headphones, and that his shop is somewhere near Willowbrook Mall.    You might try Guitar Center and Evans Music.  I have heard that www.musiciansfriend.com is owned by...
  17. seldenr

    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Wow, great thread.  I am very interested in purchasing a pair of theLCD-2.  I am rather short on desk space (especially since I already have a pair of Soliloquy monitors sitting there), so was considering a Peachtree Audio Nova or iNova or iDecco.  Has anyone listened to the LCD-2 with any of...
  18. seldenr

    Woo Audio WA6 vs Little Dot Mk VI

    Ok, you gave me a good chuckle, and thank you for taking time to give me good information.  I live in Katy TX, (Houston).  A few months back I was trying to organize a canjam, but business interrupted.  I would still love to attend one, so I will check your referenced site.  Thanks for that. ...
  19. seldenr

    Woo Audio WA6 vs Little Dot Mk VI

    The DAC1 gets great reviews, and there are several affordable "balanced" sources out there, but whether they are truly balanced, or merely convert single ended to a balanced output just behind the rear plate...   Someone made a good point about my Ayre C5xe (yes, retail is around $6,000)...
  20. seldenr

    Woo Audio WA6 vs Little Dot Mk VI

    All:   I am so sorry, but I gave the wrong model number (I think the famous movie line is "he's a nice guy, not a smart guy, but a nice guy")..  Instead of the Mk vii (7), I meant Mk viii (8) se, which I think may have solid state regulation, but certainly has tubes!  Sorry for the mistake...
  21. seldenr

    Woo Audio WA6 vs Little Dot Mk VI

    Excellent comments and reviews.  Very, very helpful.  Can I ask another question?  I have the Senn 650, an old Audio Technica ATH-7 (theoretically an electrostat, but they require direct connect to speaker outlets of a power amp anyway) and plan to purchase the Grado RS2 and the HE-6 (or 5...
  22. seldenr

    Houston Head-Fi Meet #2 on October 17

    All:   I should have thought of it before.  I am part owner of a company in the 77036 zip code (about Gessner and Beechnut) that has a large office that we could use.  In the middle of the office is an open area that used to be used for cubicles.  They are permanent structures with a desk at...
  23. seldenr

    Houston Head-Fi Meet #2 on October 17

    Hey s1rrah:  I would be glad to help.  Sounds like there is some interest out there, even if it is relatively small.  Like I said, I am a crazy man audiophile (long time on Audiogon and amateur musician), but new to this forum and the headphone world.  But am very glad to assist and...
  24. seldenr

    The Stax thread (New)

    Please feel free to tell me I am off-thread, but I was wondering if anyone has compared any of the Stax to the (relatively) new HifFiman planar headphones.  I was curious because I still own an ancient (I think I got them in 1979 or 1980) pair of Audio Technica ATH-7 "electrostatic" headphones. ...
  25. seldenr

    Houston Head-Fi Meet #2 on October 17

    Hey Orcin:   I am a long time Audiogoner and crazy audiophile (but musician first), but new to this site and the world of headphones.  So I wanted to attend one of these events.  Is there one planned for this year, 2010?  I can bring a Woo WA2 and an Ayre C5-xe CD/SACD/DVD-A player, and if...
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