The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
Sep 19, 2021 at 7:37 PM Post #17,702 of 20,488

tholt

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 4, 2018
Posts
599
Likes
374
Location
SF Bay Area
Sep 19, 2021 at 7:41 PM Post #17,703 of 20,488

paradoxper

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 10, 2012
Posts
10,070
Likes
5,827
Sep 19, 2021 at 9:50 PM Post #17,707 of 20,488

paradoxper

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 10, 2012
Posts
10,070
Likes
5,827
Sep 20, 2021 at 12:33 AM Post #17,708 of 20,488

Pashmeister

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 26, 2021
Posts
513
Likes
838
Location
Alpha Centauri
I've tried the sub with headphones, it's nice once you get the balance dialed in perfectly. But, not very feasible if you are using headphones because you can't use speakers due to living with others.
Speaking recently about headphones + sub, Burson just came out with a new Soloist capable of that set up:

https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/soloist-3x-grand-tourer/

They doubled the power from the Soloist 3XP also. My wallet is confused now with the new options available.
 
Last edited:
Sep 20, 2021 at 12:39 AM Post #17,709 of 20,488

Slim1970

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 15, 2012
Posts
5,051
Likes
7,763
Location
STL
Sep 20, 2021 at 9:58 AM Post #17,710 of 20,488

Bonddam

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 17, 2014
Posts
2,516
Likes
2,870
Location
PA
If that is what you can afford, go for it, enjoy it. If you are just being cheap, it will cost you more in the long run as you will not resist upgrading.
I learned the hard way. Do not buy crazy cheap keep cheap at a $1000 and get a taste. But if you can please buy the expensive stuff because you will hear the difference and of course you’re still May be a person who will wonder if they could have bought that other expensive amp because it maybe better but don’t. If 1266 is your main amp easy amp would be WA33 and Dragon lvl 3. Those are safe bets that WA33 is popular choice. The Wells Dragon is becoming realized by many that it’s awesome for the $5,500(lvl3).
for me I had to go with WA5 LE after experiencing WA33 and that was my favorite until I stuck other headphones on it. WA5 LE lets me roll many different brands of tubes where the 33 is limited on 2A3 and very limited on drivers. I could easily just stick to solid state but no tube rolling fun that would just stock.
 
Sep 20, 2021 at 11:38 AM Post #17,711 of 20,488

JLoud

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Aug 31, 2016
Posts
1,859
Likes
2,895
Location
Michigan
I had the WA5LE and loved it. But there were times I missed the speed and punch of SS. The WA33 hit the middle ground for me. Tube goodness with speed and punch. Sold my WA5LE and GSX mk2. But I could see someone preferring the WA5LE, those 300b tubes are special.
 
Sep 20, 2021 at 12:23 PM Post #17,715 of 20,488

Ciggavelli

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 24, 2019
Posts
1,985
Likes
3,884
Location
Houston

Users who are viewing this thread

Top