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Yes, I believe that I experienced the same.  I like the 6bl7 sound, it reminds me of that good'ole sounding jukebox that is full and lush.  However, I find that I get tired of its presentation sooner and head back towards the more "referenced" quality sound signature of the T5998 and WE396A drivers.
 WA2 owners if you need some backup rectifier tubes you should jump at those prices that Bill recently just lowered (AGAIN!)   Bill, when are we going to see those U709(s) listed for $29 a pair??
Mike, how do you like the 6BL7's in the WA2?
Yes, same arrangement with the same adapters.  I prefer the 6SN7 to the 6DJ8 type drivers for the 6BL7, noting that  I haven't tried the WE396A(s) yet.  It's a nice sound but I still prefer the TS5998 most of the time: 
Based on the Max. filament current ratings provided by @MIKELAP (per Woo Audio) below, all those tube combinations should be OK to use in the WA2. Thanks Mike!
@MIKELAP Can you publish the current capabilities of the WA2 again?  I can't seem to find them.
No, it needs a 6N3 to ECC88 adapter.  Here is one that I purchase from Ecrap: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pc-Gold-plated-5670-6n3-WE396A-TO-ECC88-6922-6DJ8-tube-adapter-for-you-amp-/191636111735?hash=item2c9e670177:g:~IoAAOSw~OVWwGvh I will say that (by ear) the WE396A seems a very good match for the existing WA2 bias circuitry and appears to have a close to optimal Class A quiescent operating current (i.e. it's setup correctly for the best sound.)
That tube combination should give you a lot of sonic capability.  The PQ Whites are very good (more detail, timbre etc.) and the Bugle Boys are very musical.  The Phillips JAN 6922 never grew on me when I had them in my WA3, they seem to do everything mediocre.  What headphones are you using? BTW, don't do what I watched you do on your video with you headphones anymore, you will damage or blow them out!
 As a followup, I have done A/B/C comparisons and stand behind my initial impressions from the above referenced driver tubes.  I highly recommend the WE 396A's (tested with TS 5998/ Brimar EZ80) in the WA2!  They resolve great detail, have speed, musicality, and tonality and play all the genres of music well.  They seem to bring that Western Electric sonic signature to the presentation (a good thing!)  The tonality (timbre) is the best I have heard on certain instruments...
Yes, here are the ones I purchased: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pc-Gold-plated-5670-6n3-WE396A-TO-ECC88-6922-6DJ8-tube-adapter-for-you-amp-/191636111735?hash=item2c9e670177:g:~IoAAOSw~OVWwGvh
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