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post #271 of 820
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Originally Posted by jasonleehl View Post
 

Haha hodgjy, you're just trying to tease me by saying ^.

 

I have the Tungsram EZ80 which sounds pretty decent - but it's the 'what I am missing' feeling that impulses me to try the RFT out. 

 

Hopefully I can get a decently priced one out of ebay. Thanks for the help everyone.

You should definitely roll in some different rectifiers to find your tastes.  The Tungsram is considered by many to be a fairly lifeless tube.

post #272 of 820
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

You should definitely roll in some different rectifiers to find your tastes.  The Tungsram is considered by many to be a fairly lifeless tube.

 

ive heard the same as well.

 

+1

post #273 of 820
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

You should definitely roll in some different rectifiers to find your tastes.  The Tungsram is considered by many to be a fairly lifeless tube.


I would recommend something along the lines of the Brimar (England) manufacture:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-NIB-GE-6V4-EZ80-Tubes-UK-Brimar-d-getter-/141181664297?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20df153c29

 

I have three to four sets of NIB Brimar EZ 80's tubes.  It's currently the only rectifier tube I'll run in my WA-2.

 

I don't know the seller on ebay but at $40 it's a good deal IMHO.


Edited by ru4music - 2/10/14 at 4:59pm
post #274 of 820
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Originally Posted by ru4music View Post
 


I would recommend something along the lines of the Brimar (England) manufacture:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-NIB-GE-6V4-EZ80-Tubes-UK-Brimar-d-getter-/141181664297?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20df153c29

 

I have three to four sets of NIB Brimar EZ 80's tubes.  It's currently the only rectifier tube I'll run in my WA-2.

 

I don't know the seller on ebay but at $40 it's a good deal IMHO.

That is indeed a very nice tube.  I find it very liquid.  It sounds nice.

post #275 of 820

I've had good luck with Billington Export and Mullards. I have several pairs of RFTs and Mullards, both are very nice in the WA2.

 

Billington Export is also a good source for GEC 6as7g . They don't always have them in stock; but they will email you when they come in.

post #276 of 820

Thanks guys - that was helpful!

post #277 of 820

Has anyone experienced both WA2 & Bottlehead Mainline? 

 

Comparions would be appreciated, particularly from those who have experienced them with T1s,

 

Cheers

post #278 of 820

I am thinking about getting a WA2 to go with my PS Audio PWD mkII, LCD-2's, and future HD800s that I plan to get. Does anyone have experience with HD800 and this amp? I was gonna get WA22 but it is so expensive...to save or not. 

 

I already have a pair of tele E88CCs that I bought for my Lyr. Will those work well in the WA2? What sort of tubes do you guys recommend? I like soundstage, air, and detail but I also do not like the sound being TOO analytic and cold.

post #279 of 820
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Originally Posted by AlphaChicken View Post
 

I am thinking about getting a WA2 to go with my PS Audio PWD mkII, LCD-2's, and future HD800s that I plan to get. Does anyone have experience with HD800 and this amp? I was gonna get WA22 but it is so expensive...to save or not. 

 

I already have a pair of tele E88CCs that I bought for my Lyr. Will those work well in the WA2? What sort of tubes do you guys recommend? I like soundstage, air, and detail but I also do not like the sound being TOO analytic and cold.

 

with the proper tubes, i personally liked the WA2 more with HD 800. the LCD-2 did not work for me with the WA2 though.

 

Teles are nice tubes. also look into amperex  tubes, they are all pretty good.

post #280 of 820

So then should I save for the WA22? Because I would really prefer something that can cater to all my cans.

post #281 of 820
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Originally Posted by AlphaChicken View Post
 

So then should I save for the WA22? Because I would really prefer something that can cater to all my cans.

 

if you want woo, yeah. you can also try out the WA6-SE but might not be to your tastes with HD 800. WA7 is also an option but seeing how you have a PWD, i would go for the WA22 or even the WA5LE

post #282 of 820

I've been sourcing for a backup 5998 for my WA2 now because after rolling various tubes, it seems to be what I like. 

 

I got an offer for 5998 and 5998 CTL but the CTL costs more. Besides that, I assumed CTL is an earlier batch in production.

 

Is there any difference in sound?

 

Maybe hodgjy / dub step girl, you could help me out!

 

Thanks!

post #283 of 820
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

I used RFT EZ80 and they are very nice, they are quite cheap too.

 

Just placed an order for a matched pair of these from eBay - relatively low cost upgrade for WA2. Only driver tubes remain stock now but they are more expensive to replace. Thanks for all the tube recommendations :) 

 

 

Edit: Ended up getting a pair of Amperex Bugleboys too! Dammit DSG! :P

 

Hmm the RFT EZ80 listing I bought from says RFT in the item description and photo but the summary says the brand is Tunsgram.... hopefully just a typo


Edited by aive - 2/15/14 at 10:26pm
post #284 of 820

I listened to different 5998, JAN 5998, CTL 5998, and the controversial 2399.  I've not heard much difference between any of them.  I say as long as they're matched pairs, you should be good to go.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jasonleehl View Post
 

I've been sourcing for a backup 5998 for my WA2 now because after rolling various tubes, it seems to be what I like. 

 

I got an offer for 5998 and 5998 CTL but the CTL costs more. Besides that, I assumed CTL is an earlier batch in production.

 

Is there any difference in sound?

 

Maybe hodgjy / dub step girl, you could help me out!

 

Thanks!

post #285 of 820
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post


I suspect this is the case but just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
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