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post #61 of 73
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Well that will be the be question. Mine is turning dark, which isn't totally abnormal and shows some impurities but that is ok. It sounds good. I hope they used a good vacuum and metallurgy. If they did then hopefully it will have a long life as long as the tube isn't stressed.
How many hours on yours before she turned dark :/ ... Great the sound signature hasn't changed \o/ ... does she still glow with beauty?

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Originally Posted by Spareribs View Post
Good stuff here. The Sophia tube looks fabulous, like a wonderful mega sky scraper in tube city. Anyone know how many hours the Sophia lasts?
As you can see ^ ^ ^ I too would like to know, but she’ll truly entertain you and make you wana come back for more …
post #62 of 73
Could you compare the sound of the Woo-6 to another well known amp in a few areas?
post #63 of 73
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Could you compare the sound of the Woo-6 to another well known amp in a few areas?
Appologies if I was miss leading in any way, please read my quote at the beginning of my review:

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First and foremost, I am not an audiophile or in the business, just a discerning listener. I was attracted to this tube amplifier after a friend, Martin Sägmüller from abi >>, described it to me over #anythingbutipod irc which prompted me to begin reading about it on the net and on Head-Fi. The views expressed here are mine and I came to these conclusions using my own purchased equipment, listening while taking notes and enjoying every minute of it.
The woo is only the second amp I’ve ever owned, my first was while growing up, a Teledyne electrostatic headphone combo, like the set up that aznsensazian posted here. I trust my ears, trusted friends opinions and other views I've read here on headfi
post #64 of 73
I was trying to find some info about the Sophia Princess tube at the Woo Audio site but I didn't see any. I did do a lot of drooling looking at the STAX SR-007MK2. but that's about it.

I have a Woo3. Is there a version of this tube that would work for me?


WalkGood, Won't you need a new toaster cover now??
post #65 of 73
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I was trying to find some info about the Sophia Princess tube at the Woo Audio site but I didn't see any. I did do a lot of drooling looking at the STAX SR-007MK2. but that's about it.

I have a Woo3. Is there a version of this tube that would work for me? ...
I don't see any reason why she wouldn't work with the WA 3, you can order from the woo 6 product page 2nd from the bottom on right, check here.
post #66 of 73
Damn, those Sophia pics sure are nice.
post #67 of 73
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Damn, those Sophia pics sure are nice.
Thanks, although I have a crappy camera ... got to stop spending on audio and buy one
post #68 of 73
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post

I have a Woo3. Is there a version of this tube that would work for me?
NO. The WA3 does not use tube rectification. The rear tube is the power tube, a 6AS7G dual-triode. If you plugged a rectifier tube into that socket of your WA3, *very* bad things will happen.
post #69 of 73
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NO. The WA3 does not use tube rectification. The rear tube is the power tube, a 6AS7G dual-triode. If you plugged a rectifier tube into that socket of your WA3, *very* bad things will happen.
Thanks. My wallet also thanks you.
post #70 of 73
No problem. If you want to get better tubes for the WA3, buy a Tung-Sol 5998 to use in place of the 6AS7G
post #71 of 73
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No problem. If you want to get better tubes for the WA3, buy a Tung-Sol 5998 to use in place of the 6AS7G
That is what I'm using. I'm not into tube rolling but the 5998 was recommended in a W3 thread. I'm using some type of Amperex also.

Sounds good to me. I've had my W3 since I joined here...I am strong!
post #72 of 73
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NO. The WA3 does not use tube rectification. The rear tube is the power tube, a 6AS7G dual-triode. If you plugged a rectifier tube into that socket of your WA3, *very* bad things will happen.
Skylab,
Thanks for informing me, I should use more care as my amp's the WA6 and I should not comment on the WA3, my apologies.
post #73 of 73
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
That is what I'm using. I'm not into tube rolling but the 5998 was recommended in a W3 thread. I'm using some type of Amperex also.

Sounds good to me. I've had my W3 since I joined here...I am strong!
And with a 5998 and Amperex 6DJ8's, the WA3 is a very fine amp, indeed.

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Skylab,
Thanks for informing me, I should use more care as my amp's the WA6 and I should not comment on the WA3, my apologies.
No worries, I was just trying to help. I have an amp that can use the 5AR4 and equivalents, my Decware CSP-2, and as such I am interested in the Sophia, so it was nice to read your comments. I have been using a Sylvania VT-244 (5U4G) for the rectifier tube, which sounds excellent, but the Sophia is intriguing.
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