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  1. KZEE

    Philips Fidelio X3

    Dang, if the X3's are lacking in dynamics then that's a deal breaker for me because dynamics and PRaT are what I value most in music playback equipment. The thing that I like most about the X2's is their dynamics, but like I've said their excess treble energy fatigues me after a while. Hopefully...
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    Philips Fidelio X3

    Yep, he was somewhat vague on sound quality. But I do appreciate his review.
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    Philips Fidelio X3

    Thanks for clarifying. I've got a pair of Sivga Phoenix cans on order, and if those don't work out then I'll probably order up a pair of X3's.
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    OTL or not OTL (That's the question)

    There are great sounding examples of both transformer and OTL amps available on the market, so I wouldn't get too hung up about it. I also wouldn't get too hung up on whether an OTL amp will cook your headphones - although I'm sure it has at some point happened, I can't recall anyone ever...
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    Where is Singlepower? Where is Mikhail?

    Quote: Originally Posted by shellylh + Jack at Woo Audio +2 After placing an order with Woo I've never had to wait more than a week for for things to arrive, and when sending an item out for repair I've never had to wait more than a week to a week-and-a-half for the item to be...
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    Modify your Woo 6. . Sophia and EML 274B . Images pages 32, 33, 34 of int. and ext. and discussion of the SE . . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 It depends upon gauge used, and shape. I used for years, a special flat silver wire that had all the high frequency you could want. Again, you don't need as large a gauge in silver. It is all in balance. Quote: Originally Posted by...
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    Solid State or Hybrid Amp for Denon D2000?

    Although I haven't personally heard any of the amps that you have listed in your post, in general I really really like hybrid headamps (tube input/solid state output), and if I were in the market for a new headamp that's the direction I would go.
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    wooaudio 3, 3+, 6 ?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 The 3 don't have higher or lower quality parts, just different. The 3+ has an inductor giving a stiffer supply to the tubes and is tube output. The 6 has transformers for the output. Both have a single power tube for the output. The 3 is also a...
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    Is the WooAudio 3+ with HD650 too laid-back for rock/electronic?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Gradofan2 Here ya go... just get a pair and "check 'em out." You can always return them if you don't like them... but... you will! Much better than the "old version" of the HD650s. You can get them from B&H, or J&R, for around $325, usually. You just...
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    Is the WooAudio 3+ with HD650 too laid-back for rock/electronic?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Golden Monkey New version 650's + Woo3+ = Heaven Like I said I'm not familiar with the new version 650's, and I couldn't find any information on the web about them... could you give me a link or something so I can check them out? Thanks.
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    Is the WooAudio 3+ with HD650 too laid-back for rock/electronic?

    Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyLightOn Some very moderate rolled-off highs are a good trade for me if it means that the highs are not too bright or sharp or piercing, but if it means a lack of air on top then that would be something that would bother me over time. KZEE, do you think...
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    WooAudio 3+ vs WooAudio 3?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 You are only going so much from the output tube of the 3. The + version adds the inductor, which stiffens the power supply and should reduce the ripple, which will improve sound quality. The paralleling of the 6DE7 is something I did a long time ago...
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    WooAudio 3+ vs WooAudio 3?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Golden Monkey .... or especially want to try something like the AKG K701, then the 3+ is the one for you. It's my understanding that the major difference between the 3 and the 3+ is that the 3+'s input tubes are run in parallel for more power and...
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Golden Monkey And your observations were with AKG 701's? Senn 580's (recabled), AD-2000's, Beyer 880's and 990's (600 ohm version), and the 701's.
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Golden Monkey You mentioned that the 5998 was very dynamic and punchy, but if you were to compare the 7236 and 5998 across the board, what would you have to say (pros and cons) for both, and in the end, which do you like better (I'm assuming based on earlier...
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by glitch39 laidback does not mean lack of dynamics for me for me, dull would be the word to describe lack of dynamics. It's hard to describe, it you haven't rolled all those tubes before OK, I see where you're coming from. Usually laid back is used...
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Golden Monkey LOL...no WAY I was going to spend that silly cash for the 421A. I actually have a nice offer for a pair of 5998s (yeah, I know...I only need one, so we'll see...I'll either keep the other as a spare, or pass it along to another Woo owner)...
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by glitch39 The 5998 has nice laidback sound to it that makes you wonder at tube amps. I don't know what you mean by laid back, but if you mean that the 5998 lacks dynamics then I'd have to disagree... of all the power tubes I tried in my WA3 the 5998 was...
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 The 421A was nothing special though I wanted it to be but my bias did not sway me. :^) I have an older (1950's) and 1960's version and neither floated my boat. OK, thanks John - you may have just saved Golden Monkey some $ .
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Golden Monkey KZEE - That's good to know, re: the 5998's. That's pretty much the last tube I'm looking for to complete the set, so to speak. Maybe a Cetron 7236 just to compare to the T-S I have now. And I agree, they are really cool looking. The four power...
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    Woo 3+: Adventures in Tuberolling (update page 6)

    My go-to set of tubes for my WA3 was a pair of Amperex USA white label PQ 6922's with a Tung Sol 5998 as the power tube. I tried various 6as7's, 6080's and 7236's in the power tube position, but to my ears none of those tubes offered the overall balance that the TS 5998 did, and I especially...
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    AKG K701 - Let's make the bass stronger

    Quote: Originally Posted by JaZZ No, it's the other way round. An open baffle* brakes any seal beforehand and makes the system by nature «suffer» from phase cancellations at low frequencies, which have to be compensated for by larger membrane excursions. That's why the so-called seal...
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    Eargasm - w K701, Tell me your amp preferences? (Tubes amp?)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Acoustic Chef You give the K701's at least 1500hours; you’re gona to be left with one of the most beautiful presentations you may ever come across. A FOB K701 has nothing on a well burnt in pair.. NOTHING! If someone came'a knocking offering me $5000 for...
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    Singlepower MPX3 Problems

    Quote: Originally Posted by nikongod in a headphone based system, the opportunity for noise pickup from a power-cord is small. the power "flow" simply isnt there to make the EMF to leak out. Because the speakers are so close to your ears headphone systems are in general much more...
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    Singlepower MPX3 Problems

    Quote: Originally Posted by vcoheda how can you do that? How can you do that? I assumed it wouldn't be necessary to state the obvious, but that's what I get for assuming. Yes RCA or XLR jacks and power cord inlets on stereo components are usually located in close proximity...
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