Wyred 4 Sound Phono Pre PH1

I have one of these headed my way, I pre ordered it at RMAS, and now it is on its way.. Looking forward to putting this up against my Jolida JD9..
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,296
    edited November 21
    Nice that it has variable loading.

    Is the RIAA EQ passive (filter network) or active?
    I guess I could look it up myself... but I am so freaking lazy. :|

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,214
    Sweeeet!!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    Here are the specs..
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    I just ordered this today!!! :p 76ykph0nw2vg.png
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    Dynavector 20X2
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,475
    Balanced out.....neat ;)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,648
    I tried years ago to get you off that W4S bandwagon... to absolutely no effect. :D

    Congrats on the purchase dude. Let us know how it works out. Not being an analog guy, it is always welcome information on these phono pres.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
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    Cabling: Wireworld
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    DSkip wrote: »
    I tried years ago to get you off that W4S bandwagon... to absolutely no effect. :D

    Congrats on the purchase dude. Let us know how it works out. Not being an analog guy, it is always welcome information on these phono pres.

    I know you did Skip, I like W4S, it's not top of the food chain nor is it the bottom, it works for me right now, and I can afford it without breaking the bank, and hearing their new gear at RMAS was very inspiring, they are working very hard at what they do, and their pre-amp is one of the best I have owned, even their DAC's have gone to new levels..

    I have been telling them to make a phono pre for years, so when I saw they were headed there I have to give it a shot..

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    That room sounded great!!! B)
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,017
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    That room sounded great!!! B)

    And how did the system sound? :wink:
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,648
    They make solid gear. If they're heading to a warmer sound, it is even better. It seems the high end is going more towards this 'flavor' vs. the extreme detail-extracting sound that has been prevalent in the last decade. The audio world is definitely going to be better in the next 5-8 years.
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    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I just ordered this today!!! :p 76ykph0nw2vg.png

    This is a kick **** cartridge!
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 5,296
    I think you're gonna like the Dynavector :)
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    I think you're gonna like the Dynavector :)

    I hope it's a step up from the 10X5 (that's what I have now) price is so I hope performance is.. LOL!!!
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    You’re going to love it. I just sold mine and stepped up to a xx2.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    edited November 22
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    You’re going to love it. I just sold mine and stepped up to a xx2.

    Just think if they had a x x x model, oh the marketing fun they could have with that o:)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    You’re going to love it. I just sold mine and stepped up to a xx2.

    Just think if they had a x x x model, oh the marketing fun they could have with that o:)

    With the same option to go low or high, I picked low, set my tracking force just right in her groove, and listen to the sweet sounds of her music..

    Getting your cantilever wet with the new Triple X...

    Putting the Triple X on your Tone Arm will bring her pure pleasure..

    Yep! I could see the ads now.. LOL!!

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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,113
    Nothing like Kickin Up your Vinyl game! The Wired gear has always been of interest, N'joy!!!
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,005
    Very nice! Let us know how you like it.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    New toys are here!! :p

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    Hopefully the phono pre is worth keeping, I love my modded Jolida JD9 so let the shootout begin this Saturday!!!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    Niiccce
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    Quick review on the W4S Phono Pre.....

    The Jolida Slayed it in all areas, not surprised just expected it to do better than it did..
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    Well bummer.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,900
    At least it makes you feel good about what you got I guess...

    A secondary rig perhaps??
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    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Quick review on the W4S Phono Pre.....

    The Jolida Slayed it in all areas, not surprised just expected it to do better than it did..

    Was the W4S fully cooked?
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,030
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    I think you're gonna like the Dynavector :)

    I hope it's a step up from the 10X5 (that's what I have now) price is so I hope performance is.. LOL!!!

    It's a good cart for sure, I'm using the 20x2H. Not sure how different it sounds from the low output model, I'd wager they're more similar than different.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,030
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    The Jolida Slayed it in all areas, not surprised just expected it to do better than it did..

    Tubes make the magic.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
    F1nut wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Quick review on the W4S Phono Pre.....

    The Jolida Slayed it in all areas, not surprised just expected it to do better than it did..

    Was the W4S fully cooked?

    I doubt it, but I have some hours on it, it just don’t have that sparkle that the Jolida does..

    I have thirty days to play with it, so I will still put some more hours on it..

    Death Grip...
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    Send it back and buy a rogue Ares. It will blow your mind.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

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