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Tony, how were the C3g(s) applied in your WA5, pentode or triode configuration?  I'm sitting on a stash of C3m(s) (i.e. the 20 volt filiment version of the C3g) for use on future projects as well.  I've heard the pentode configuration may sound better with the 300b.
EZ80 tube sonic comparison (mid way down the page) from lukaskite: http://www.head-fi.org/t/402215/the-woo-audio-2/510
Wow!  Those WE 300b's are rare, but for the price I would buy a couple pairs of the Takatsuki 300b's and have plenty of coin to indulge in other areas (around $6k.)
 Just for reference to support what I stated above: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-TUNG-SOL-5998-AUDIO-TUBES-6080-6AS7-7236-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-421A-2-/121680789642?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c54bd808a BTW, 6as7g tubes (the ones you're after; ST glass) are notorious for noise from low level hum(s).  However, they can sound sublime with the right music (e.g. female jazz etc.) and setup.  I have several NOS pairs and really love them except for some with slight hum issues...
Thanks, we appreciate that!  A good match pair of 5998's testing close to NOS levels (+95%) should go for around $169 on Ebay.  A set went for that the other day with a buy-it-now.  At least tube prices seem to be coming back around to their normal high prices as opposed to the ludicrous pricing they were escalating to a year ago.
Many reviews and the Woo's owners manual states only CDDA (Compact Disc Digital Audio (16-Bit/44.1kHz); aka Redbook) for the WTP1 transport: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CEQQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wooaudio.com%2Fmanuals%2FWTP1_WDS1_Owners_Manual.pdf&ei=_taVVcKdM8SiyASh9p2ABA&usg=AFQjCNGXpIbpq3Clpmp7IDmN_zeuF99Ruw&bvm=bv.96952980,d.aWw&cad=rja If you're referring to  HDCD, I don't believe so since HDCD is a proprietary Microsoft...
 Except I could never figure out why they didn't label each sock; which one is for the right foot and which one is for the left foot(?)!  
Ouch!  At those prices the seller must be very proud of his 5998s.  
IMHO New Old Stock (NOS) isn't absolutely necessary, but I would strive to get as close to matched (e.g. gain levels/ construction/ date codes)  as possible.   Make sure the seller will take returns if tubes are noisy or have other issues. Tung Sol 5998 (aka 2399) may be re-branded as Chatham, IBM, etc., just make sure to get the large (Coke) bottle glass with the domino plates.  TS is the only manufacturer of this tube type (as stated above) regardless of the...
No, but as a WA3 and WA2 owner for the last 12+ years I would advise (at least at first) against that esoteric tube combo (cost vs. performance).  Too expensive and results relative to a person's audio setup.  Try Brimar/ RFT rectifiers (Z80) and Amperex/ Siemens small signal (6922 Holland PQs) and TS 5998 output tubes.  It's really relative to your setup; ear, and music style/ source. I have a tuned WA2 setup and would recommend upgrading cables etc. with a good tube...
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