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Congrats on getting the WA22 and WE422, they are a great combination! What other driver and power tubes will you be using with them?
Pretty good actually. Very detailed and quite neutral. I'm a bit annoyed that the tubes are of different construction though; one has straight slots instead of round holes on the plates, and is shorter than the other. I'm currently speaking to the seller to see if I can get a pair with same construction.
Some funny looking tubes just came in.  
 To be honest I wasn't sure HXD was enabled when I was listening, and I didn't play around with it. Sorry I can't help you there.
 With the three headphones I tried with it, I'd say it's very transparent and detailed with great PRaT. It did not seem to impose any sound signature to whatever I plugged into it. The D100 is an already solid performer, for the MHA100 you get more control over the output impedance and 50W speaker taps. And those gorgeous power meters.   IIRC they were D5Ks.
The Singapore Head-Fi meet was held at Scape on 22nd June. Besides members who brought their audio rigs, we had vendors who were only too glad to showcase their latest and best offerings. I brought a Dynalo amp, desktop O2+ODAC, Audio Technica AD2000, Sony MDR-CD900ST and Astell & Kern AK120.   Now let's have some photos!   First few tables to set up     Little Dot Mk.VIII SE     Tube goodness     Auditioning, start!     Vendors setting...
Want to buy a Dynalo amp, shipping to Singapore, 230V. I'm looking for:   Headamp Gilmore Lite with DPS Sheer Audio HA-006+ Headamp GS-1 with Dynalo+ module DIY builds   Will pay by Paypal. Do PM me any offers with pictures of the amp.
Thanks guys, this WE422A was the very last piece from vacuumtubes.com, I paid much less than what Evilbay is asking for as it is used but tests strong and has a repaired base and loose glass chunks inside. It might be worth it to start asking online retailers, you never know what you might find! Proper impressions from me would have to wait till next month as I will be going overseas for some time soon. And yes, the glow is the brightest among the rectifiers I have. EML...
WA22 with Western Electric 422A, Tung Sol BGRP and GEC 6AS7.  
I did it. I gave in and got myself a Western Electric 422A. It arrived a few days ago and it has spent only a few hours in my WA22, so I don't have detailed impressions yet. But right now I rank it among the greats like the 596, CV378 Big Bottle and EML 5U4G Mesh. Now that I have gotten the rectifier itch again, perhaps it's time to start huntin for a U52 as well?   And another great thing about the WE422A? Not only does it sound good, it looks good at night as well.  
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