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    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    Hi folks, New H2 owner here. WOW is all I can say. What an incredible piece of kit. I am currently using a microRendu ethernet attached as a Roon endpoint. I have the 2" rigid USB A to micro adapter from the good folks at Uptone Audio for the shortest USB connection possible into the H2...
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    I can tell you that I returned a BDP-105 BD player to Oppo and I don't remember them asking me why I was even returning it.  They only asked me if the unit was defective or working properly, and I said it was working properly.  That was it.   Part of why Oppo is such a fantastic company to do...
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    Yes indeed, the HA-1 does help keep us warm here during this miserable winter we are having in the Midwest !  I agree with you.  To my amateur ears (which thankfully, keep this hobby "relatively" within my monetary means!)  the HA-1 DAC/Amp combo is simply wonderful.
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

      My unit was shipped with 1.3.3.  heck, i kind of wish it had 1.3.2, so I could have the display spelling error...kind of like having a coin that was mis-stamped from the mint.  A conversation starter !
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    could not agree more....I never upgrade period unless I am having an issue with something.....
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    Cowon Plenue P1

    With the P1 and the Roxanne's, you have a potent private listening experience for sure.....
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    ah, very nice!
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    I can give you my impression of this.  I absolutely HATE the sound of my LCD3's when playing through my Woo WA22 tube amp.  I have tried everything: 3 different DACS's, several tube-rolling sessions, different headphone cables, etc.  The sound to me is compressed and lifeless.  The mids (voices)...
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

      Ah, perfect words I was looking for Skylab  "rose colored" would perfectly describe the WA22 sound.  I am really liking the differences between it and the HA-1.  But boy, you start spinning a lower quality recorded/mastered selection on this amp listening through HD800's and it can be a...
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    I assume when using the WA22 amp, you were using the HA-1 as the DAC in bypass mode?
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    Woo WA22 owners-What DACs are you using?

    WA22 and HD800.  VERY nice combination.  The WA22 adds just enough warmth to the 800's to make them even more perfect IMO..
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    Oppo PM-1: A New Planar Magnetic Headphone!

    Ah, Overture Audio-I know them well.  Have bought a good bit of Martin Logan equipment from Joe at the gang there over the past year.  They have some REALLY nice listening rooms in their Delaware shop!   I certainly hope they make it available through their dealer network...I always prefer to...
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    Please Help with Audeze Upgrade Dilemma! Edited: No More Dilemma, Purrin's TP Mod Did It!

    That is interesting.  sounds like the Audeze cans each have very different personalities...makes choosing these prices, it's not like you can buy them all to suit your mood :-)
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    Please Help with Audeze Upgrade Dilemma! Edited: No More Dilemma, Purrin's TP Mod Did It!

    I had the LCD 2.2's and really, really didn't like them...a lack of high end and vocals sounded veiled to me.  I now have the LCD-3's and it's a night and day difference.  wonderful, lush mid-range....just don't know how it could get better and I think more bass extension than the 2.2.  I have...
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    LCD-3's and Woo WA22....WOW!

      Perhaps I should have been more specific.  Small soundstage compared to the HD800's(but then everything is when compared to them! ).   I have what I consider pretty good IEM's in the JH-16's, and I would never compare them at all to full size cans such as the LCD-3 and HD800....A...
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    DAC to go with HD650's and WOO WA2.....

    Since you are going with a Woo amp, have you considered their WDS-1 DAC?  It is very sweet....   I am really surprised that it seems to get VERY little mention on the site.  I tried several before the Woo and it just did it for me....combined with the Woo tube amp, warm sound....very nice....
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    Sennheiser HDVD800 Headphone Amplifier

    ah yes, that is my setup: WA22/Woo DAC/HD800, fully balanced all the way through....I have found head-fi nervana.....
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    Quote: I know cables are an argument waiting to happen.  I am in the camp of "get quality cable from a reliable source, and don't buy marketing".  I get ALL of my cables for any interconnect for audio/video from BlueJeans cable(the exception being headphone cables).  The owner has been an...
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    ha, I saw a post on another forum where someone was complaining that Woo amps don't come with tube guards, so burning yourself on hot tubes is a concern......I kid you not  :-)....which would, of course, totally ruin the asthetic qualities of the Woo line...   Hey, sometimes you have to...
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    Sennheiser HD800 Appreciation Thread

    Quote: Oh yea, especially with "Spring Song", track 6.  It really highlights the stand up bass, and the HD800's reveal so much detail there.  These phones can go DEEP when the material demands it....   At this point, the HD800's are the only over-the-ear cans I own.  Any second set I...
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    Songs that make your headphone WOOOOOW!!!

    I have three choices for this and can't figure out which sounds better:   Steve Earle-I Feel Alright-a superb recording by the master. Can't stop tapping my feet when I spin this disc.  The clarity is scary good...   Michael Jackson-Thriller-HD Tracks-176Khz/24 bit.  The clarity of this...
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    Quote: that's part of the reason I ordered the Mjolnir SS amp.....I am looking hard at LCD3's being a second set of phones
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    my HD800's are spectacular with the WA22...they still retain all the qualities that make them fantastic: accurate, open, wide soundstage, crystal clear highs, no veil whatsoever, etc.  The WA22 adds just a touch a warmth-nothing that would color the music, but just enhances the low end.  Perfect!
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    Question for solid-state amp owners from a tube-head

    Quote: Yea, I'm really thinking this is the one.   thanks!
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    I have always preferred Silver components.  I just bought an Anthem AVM 50v pre/pro, and was crestfallen to learn they don't make them in silver only.....what, is Henry Ford running all the audio companies these days  ? :-)