PSU is back and punched up.....
Unboxing --- take 2... :-)
It is back.
After a few trips back and forth across the country - still looks good.So... What changed?
Well the outside looks the same... and that is about it.... Here are some pics of the inside I took, before I sent it back....
Old Board and Caps:
Now Let's take a look at the new parts:
Now we are talking about some Caps...
Is there anything in those towers? You Bet... they are full....
So first I am just happy to have my WA5 back and operational. Now what has all of this done to the woo I use to love...???
As you might guess from first sound it is even better. I have put in some random low end tubes to play around with, and burn-in. And it sounds great. At this point it is making my HD-650 sound better than they have out of any amp I have ever owned.
One thing... it is deadly silent, which it was not before. Music just breaths out of a nothing background. Kill the input track and crank the volume to max, and there is nothing, not the slightest bit of hiss at max output.
Instrument control has taken a big jump. Not that the old one was flabby, but the tightness and rock solid nature of the new PSU has really given the music an underpinning foundation. This is all from the PSU, the amp section has not been touched.
I will be looking forward to hear how it develops and to start to roll in the good rectifiers (gz34) and the WE 300B's.
Fun times... thanks Jack....