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post #166 of 183
Okay, another thing.

I was in an AOL messenger chat with Covenant on Friday (who has APS v3 Edition 9 on the way and is looking for an amp for them. He wanted me to try some new things with the Edition 9 on my "WA6 Maxed with PDPS" which should be close to the SE. He had me connect the WA6 directly to the Apogee XLR out with some silver plated copper interconnects made by highflyin9 and a pair of Neutrik XLR>RCA plugs. Then he sent me a FLAC of Infected Mushroom "Dancing with the Kadafi" to try with it. With the NOS Sylvania 5U4G, and RCA 6DE7 it was pretty magical, and sounded great, and the slightly recessed treble was much better.

I just can't leave the WA6 connected to the XLR out all the time because I use that for my balanced Single Power, and my mini-RCA is too short to connect the WA6 directly to the 1/8" out. That would often leave the WA6 connected to the CD5001 player, but all my good interconnects were used already, leaving only the cheap BJC interconnects.

I took the HEV70 out of the loop to free up a nice interconnect and as a lark I thought of plugging the WA6 into the Single Power's RCA inputs and LO AND BEHOLD THE RCA jacks act as outputs when the XLR are the inputs! So I am feeding the Single Power balanced via XLR with XLR anti-cables IC's, and plugging the WA6 directly into the back of the Single Power with anti-cables IC's. Then I am running the 1/8" out of Apogee into the Woo GES.

This all sounds great, and my WA6 maxed with PDPS treble problem with Edition 9 is gone (everything else was fine before).
post #167 of 183
I couldn't quite understand you. Could you type that again?
post #168 of 183
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
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.
can you share which caps you're referring to?
post #169 of 183
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
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.
i am curious to know which caps you have in mind, and if you think they are better/= to the BGs even in lower voltage (i.e., solid state) designs? PM me if you do not feel comfortable giving specifics in a post. i would be grateful to know.

thanks!

mark
post #170 of 183
Has anyone actually done a comparison between WA6 and WA6 SE ?
post #171 of 183
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post
Has anyone actually done a comparison between WA6 and WA6 SE ?
Yes, Jack Wu
post #172 of 183
May be I should stick to my plan, upgrade cd player before getting a tube amp.
post #173 of 183
I'm just waiting for the thumbs up from Jack and I'll be driving down to New York (14-16 hour drive) to pick up my amp and a set of GS-1000's! I'm quite excited, too bad the US dollar is so strong right now


Oh well, awesome setup, here I come!
post #174 of 183
You must be pretty keen. I would prefer them to be sent to my address even if I was in north America.
post #175 of 183
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I'm just waiting for the thumbs up from Jack and I'll be driving down to New York (14-16 hour drive) to pick up my amp and a set of GS-1000's!
You might want to reconsider that drive if you're expecting anything more than just picking up the amp. I live in NY and also asked to pick up my amp and was hoping to meet the people behind the company and tour the facilities. At first, I was told it would be no problem, but in the end was told that such accomodation could not be made and my experience consisted of me waiting in my car while someone came down to hand me the amp. I know that would not have been worth 14-16 hours of driving for me...
post #176 of 183
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Originally Posted by mmwwhats View Post
You might want to reconsider that drive if you're expecting anything more than just picking up the amp. I live in NY and also asked to pick up my amp and was hoping to meet the people behind the company and tour the facilities. At first, I was told it would be no problem, but in the end was told that such accomodation could not be made and my experience consisted of me waiting in my car while someone came down to hand me the amp. I know that would not have been worth 14-16 hours of driving for me...
Hey, your custom silver cables would be worth the drive! They are working great with the WA6 and my HEV70. Good job, very balanced sound that I didn't expect from silver! Maybe there is something to the "teflon air-tube dielectric" concept - anti-cables uses an air dielectric too.
post #177 of 183
Well, Shipping is about $60 USD, then I would have to pay about $300 in taxes for it crossing the border. Not to mention the fact that a set of GS-1000's are $1150 here plus tax... I'll be crossing the border to 'visit some friends for the weekend,' not shopping

Stuff is a lot cheaper down in the states, and I'm going to do some more shopping while I'm there. I love NY and always like an excuse for a drive down for a little shopping and sightseeing!
post #178 of 183

sophia mesh

hi,

I'm new to the forum. This is good place to stay and learn!


By the way, this tube absolutely brightens up the WA6. Mine is not upgraded version though.

However, I've been feeling the entire balance is slightly ''off" with this tube, compared to the last Sovtek, RCA combination.

I'm wondering the use of 6ew7 can bring another impression...?
post #179 of 183

Finally Got A Great Amp!

I finally got my Maxed WA6 SE - its great!!!

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/mod...5/#post4894363
post #180 of 183
Congrats GradoFan2, glad to hear you are enjoying it.
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