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post #181 of 388
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

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

I hear you, I'm pretty cheap with everything else other than music and associated gear.  beerchug.gif

post #182 of 388
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

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

Fly by Night! 

 

They're the local home town band and growing up in Toronto in the '70s and 80s, its hard not to be a huge Rush fan!

post #183 of 388
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

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

Bro, mentioning Rush is never an interruption    popcorn.gif

post #184 of 388
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Bro, mentioning Rush is never an interruption    popcorn.gif

beerchug.gif

post #185 of 388

i've kinda started thinking the same way.   you only live once, and if what i want is lots of cool, sweet sounding audio, well by golly thats what im gonna have.  although being a public school teacher was the wrong profession for this hobby.  but im not gonna let something like being broke deter me from awesome audio

post #186 of 388
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

i've kinda started thinking the same way.   you only live once, and if what i want is lots of cool, sweet sounding audio, well by golly thats what im gonna have.  although being a public school teacher was the wrong profession for this hobby.  but im not gonna let something like being broke deter me from awesome audio

Kinda expensive hobby, but so rewarding! What I like of it is that makes me appreciate details and how they contribute to the beauty of the whole song (or to its ugliness smily_headphones1.gif) . 

I don't have a tube amp yet: I'm leaning toward a Wa2, but not so fast, because my wallet is crying atm. Nevertheless I like the idea of tube rolling, the practice of switching tubes to gain that perfect sound you are looking for, like a treasure hunt that never ends.

post #187 of 388
so i placed some orders today. i hope i have chosen well...?


Tung Sol 5998, USA 1960. Military Stock, matched pair




Siemens E88CC, matched pair. Original German tubes from the 1960s. Made by Siemens in West Germany. BOTH tubes with silver shields, A4-codes on a small metal plate inside the tube, o-getter and gold pins.




1965 TELEFUNKEN EZ80 Military Stock, matched pair.


Edited by Houbi - 12/1/12 at 5:29pm
post #188 of 388
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Originally Posted by Houbi View Post

so i placed some orders today. i hope i have chosen well...?
Tung Sol 5998, USA 1960. Military Stock, matched pair

Siemens E88CC, matched pair. Original German tubes from the 1960s. Made by Siemens in West Germany. BOTH tubes with silver shields, A4-codes on a small metal plate inside the tube, o-getter and gold pins.

1965 TELEFUNKEN EZ80 Military Stock, matched pair.

Magnificent! The best tubes for the WA2 IMHO!!!

post #189 of 388
What do you think is a good price for all six tubes?
post #190 of 388

I prefer normal 6A7G over the 5998 in the WA2, it needs the warmth. The rest I have as well
 

post #191 of 388
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I prefer normal 6A7G over the 5998 in the WA2, it needs the warmth. The rest I have as well
 

I find the WA2 plenty warm as is....it needs the 5998s to help tighten things up IMO.

 

TS5998s...pricing is usually $150-200 pair

Siemens E88CC: $250 per pair

Telefunken EZ80: about $80 per pair.

post #192 of 388
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Magnificent! The best tubes for the WA2 IMHO!!!

Well, maybe not so humble, but what the heck  etysmile.gifbeerchug.gif  Engineers and humility often don't mix  IMHO

post #193 of 388
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I find the WA2 plenty warm as is....it needs the 5998s to help tighten things up IMO.

 

TS5998s...pricing is usually $150-200 pair

Siemens E88CC: $250 per pair

Telefunken EZ80: about $80 per pair.

 

Personal preference, right? ;)

 

Siemens E88CC: I paid $120 for a nos matched pair

TFK EZ80, $40

2399/5998: $160

post #194 of 388

so then i'm somewhere in the middle Price-wise. i paid about 450$ for alle six tubes inlcludins shipping from 3 different sellers.

 

well, let's see how they perform when they arrived and settled in :)

post #195 of 388

Hello~ I am also in the process to start my roll for my standard WA2.

 

As now those recommended tubes in this post become rare tubes (TS5998)  I need a better (more affordable and higher availability) recommendation tongue_smile.gif

 

Also I read some articles but still not clear out my mind, should we really need a matched pair of tubes for WA2?  Some people suggest only an extreme unmatch (different) tubes may come with problem.  As many old tubes become rare that will be even more difficult to find some NOS in perfect match.

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