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post #136 of 183
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What was the rest of the system? I plan on buying lush/warm tubes and interconnects to go along with my tube dac.
CA840C CDP and all AU24 interconnects. I'm not sure about the rolled tube combination. Not nasty sounding or anything outrageously bad, but certainly not engaging due to the dryness & over brightness on RS1000.

My speaker rig is a harmonically rich Harbeth & I was running a Cayin triode headamp with a pretty lush (but noisy) CV4004 tube at the time, so that may have influenced my taste somewhat.
post #137 of 183
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CA840C CDP and all AU24 interconnects. I'm not sure about the rolled tube combination. Not nasty sounding or anything outrageously bad, but certainly not engaging due to the dryness & over brightness on RS1000.

My speaker rig is a harmonically rich Harbeth & I was running a Cayin triode headamp with a pretty lush (but noisy) CV4004 tube at the time, so that may have influenced my taste somewhat.
RS1000?? Do you mean GS1000 or RS-1?
post #138 of 183
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RS1000?? Do you mean GS1000 or RS-1?
GS1000.
post #139 of 183
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Originally Posted by dvb-projekt View Post
Yes, if you want to have i, Jack will do the Job perfectly like here:
This looks like maxxed out. May I know if this + the special PS cost more than the WA6SE. I assume it will be comparable to the WA6SE with a slightly different sonic signature; did you have an opportunity to A/B them?
post #140 of 183
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This looks like maxxed out. May I know if this + the special PS cost more than the WA6SE. I assume it will be comparable to the WA6SE with a slightly different sonic signature; did you have an opportunity to A/B them?
I am interested in how much Jack charges for the special PS as well. I doubt that a maxxed out Woo6 with psuedo PS would cost more than a maxxed out WA6SE though. If it does then Jack has made my choice for me.
post #141 of 183
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This looks like maxxed out. May I know if this + the special PS cost more than the WA6SE. I assume it will be comparable to the WA6SE with a slightly different sonic signature; did you have an opportunity to A/B them?
The WA6 with Parts Upgrade, Pseudo Dual-PS and DACT CT2 Attenuator Upgrade is about 1.230,00 USD.

But i couldn´t say anything about the WA6-SE.


Cheers
post #142 of 183
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The WA6 with Parts Upgrade, Pseudo Dual-PS and DACT CT2 Attenuator Upgrade is about 1.230,00 USD.

But i couldn´t say anything about the WA6-SE.


Cheers
Thats an awesome price especially considering that I wouldn't opt for the $215 stepped attenuator.
post #143 of 183
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Thats an awesome price especially considering that I wouldn't opt for the $215 stepped attenuator.
Is the improvement from DACT CT2 too marginal?
post #144 of 183
Is the WA6SE better than WA6 (PSU upgraded)? The difference in price: $375.
post #145 of 183
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Is the improvement from DACT CT2 too marginal?
I don't know and I don't doubt that there is some improvement. I just like potentiometers better. The few times I have used equipment with stepped attenuators I had a hard time find the perfect volume or setting. Its just a taste thing I guess.
post #146 of 183
The DACT and Goldpoint (that DACT copied but not with as high a quality resistors), offer plenty of fine attenuation (adjustment in small steps) for me and I don't like to be stuck at a point I don't like.
post #147 of 183
I mentioned some time ago that my WA6 SE has a 'blue' cap in the power-supply, as opposed to the series of three black rubycon caps shown in the photos in this thread. I recently blew a fuse on the WA6 SE and opened the PSU looking for the fuse and noticed that in my series of three caps it wasn't one, but two blue caps and only one rubycon. The blue caps are branded 'CDM USA' and the model seems to be 380LQ. These things looks awfully generic, so I'm wondering if anyone has any insight or knowledge of what kind of caps these are. Additionally, as it stands, I'm a little upset of the inconsistency of parts between two units of the same model within the same time period (the model itself is virtually brand-new, so the units, by default were made within a similar time-frame). I know manufacturers are continually refining their products (MKI, MKII, etc.) and even make less substantial changes within the same MK. But, I also know that my particular unit was delayed a number of weeks owing to parts shortages; however, I was never told which parts Jack was short of. I'm hoping that these caps weren't inserted just to get the product out the door. I'm going to email Jack now and will follow up with his answer. But, if anyone has any insight, I'd appreciate it.
post #148 of 183
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Only the Wu family can answer your questions. Jack is sales; his brother and father are the designers. I believe the uncle still winds the transformers.
post #149 of 183
I don't think they will put something in the amp that isn't good.

It would be fun to mod a SE though. There are some great caps that don't cost all that much that will match or better the Black Gate polar but not the Black Gate nonpolar.

Got some great tunes running right now with the Grateful Dead on "Steppin' Out". I am using a early 1950's 5U4G Raytheon that is doing a fine job with my RCA 6DE7 tri getter tubes. I should have a 274B EML mesh plate on Tues. Hot dog!
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Got some great tunes running right now with the Grateful Dead on "Steppin' Out". I am using a early 1950's 5U4G Raytheon that is doing a fine job with my RCA 6DE7 tri getter tubes. I should have a 274B EML mesh plate on Tues. Hot dog!
Looking forward to hearing about what you think regarding that 274B, John. It'll give me something to look forward to trying when I get back.
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