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Finally received all my upgrades for my WA2. Input tubes and power tubes upgraded. Using stock Tesla EZ80.

 

To me, the Phillips JAN 6922 gave music much more punch and 'presence' than standard Counterpoint ECC88.

Burning in NOS Svetlana 6N13S\6H13C tubes just received from Ukraine now. 

 

Nothing geekier than taking a picture of a tube amp using a DSLR while wearing T1. :)

 

 

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just ordered a wa2 to pair with my t1 :) Time to purchase some tubes (note: im a 100% tube newbie with 0 experience)

I wanted to maximise the wa2 with my t1 and ive read almost a thousand page of all t1/wa2 tube rolling thread lol.

 

Since im buying the tubes from beloved EBAY, heres my choices based on the reviews.

 

Am i doing it right? :D

 

power: tungsol 7236/5998...is this a 5998 or 7236, im not sure...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tung-Sol-7236-5998-Tube-1960-Very-Strong-and-Perfectly-Balanced-/170894546501?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item27ca1bd645

 

driver: siemens e88cc......ive only heard this because macedonianhero mention this will be better than the mullard...again not too sure

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORLDS-BEST-NOS-SIEMENS-E88CC-6922-PLATINUM-MATCHED-PAIR-for-Audible-Illusions-/230833368060?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item35bebdabfc

 

rectifier : stock for now.

 

Please need some advice.....its hard to purchase tubes from here..


Edited by nieveulv - 9/1/12 at 11:12am
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How are these tubes?

 

 

 

http://www.upscaleaudio.com/miniwatt-dario-e188cc-7308/
 

 

Thanks,

post #170 of 375
Hey all,

I new to the head-fi community, I recently purchased a WA2 to pair with my T1s. My question is what is the best rectifier tubes for that setup? I mostly listen to rock, synthpop, indiepop, electronica and trance. Is it even worth getting new rectifiers? Or are the stock tubes good enough? Thanks for all the replies in advance.

Greed
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Hey all,
I new to the head-fi community, I recently purchased a WA2 to pair with my T1s. My question is what is the best rectifier tubes for that setup? I mostly listen to rock, synthpop, indiepop, electronica and trance. Is it even worth getting new rectifiers? Or are the stock tubes good enough? Thanks for all the replies in advance.
Greed

 

Here are my favourites (in order):

 

5U4G EML Mesh Plate

274B Princess Mesh Plate

5AR4 Mullard

5U4G Sylvania

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MacedonianHero Sure you're not thinking about rectifying the WA22, not the WA2?

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Here are my favourites (in order):

 

5U4G EML Mesh Plate

274B Princess Mesh Plate

5AR4 Mullard

5U4G Sylvania

 


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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

Hey all,
I new to the head-fi community, I recently purchased a WA2 to pair with my T1s. My question is what is the best rectifier tubes for that setup? I mostly listen to rock, synthpop, indiepop, electronica and trance. Is it even worth getting new rectifiers? Or are the stock tubes good enough? Thanks for all the replies in advance.
Greed
 
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MacedonianHero Sure you're not thinking about rectifying the WA22, not the WA2?

 


 

Oops...sorry. Seeing things in my old age.

 

In that case, EZ80 Telefunken or Mullard are the best way to go. 

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Oops...sorry. Seeing things in my old age.

 

In that case, EZ80 Telefunken or Mullard are the best way to go. 

As much enthusiasm as you have for gear, you're not old, just year challenged :-)

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As much enthusiasm as you have for gear, you're not old, just year challenged :-)

Sure....just wait until you turn 40. tongue.gif

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Lmao.........that's been some time ago buddy, I'm passed the 50 mark

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Lmao.........that's been some time ago buddy, I'm passed the 50 mark

We're still young....its a state of mind. smile.gif

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We're still young....its a state of mind. smile.gif

Absolutely, we're kids at heart, or we'd be smart enough to be happy with what gear we have instead of keeping up with the new goodies!

 

Ok, so maybe I wouldn't be smart

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Absolutely, we're kids at heart, or we'd be smart enough to be happy with what gear we have instead of keeping up with the new goodies!

 

Ok, so maybe I wouldn't be smart

Life's short. So, the one vice I have is audio. L3000.gif

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holy crap its RUSH

for years now(it seems) i keep thinking i know what that Owl is from in your avvy.

Its a Rush album isn't it?

 

it seriously just came to me

 

 

sorry to interrupt the convo.

it just struck me and was like that thing where you have to forget what your trying to think of so you can think of it!

 

such a weight off my head-fi browsing shoulders


Edited by Rawrbington - 11/27/12 at 8:18pm
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