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post #31 of 375
I would try them. I have no clue about in the WA2, but in every other amp I have that uses rectifier tubes, they definitely make a difference, and those Amperexes are some nice tubes I bet.
post #32 of 375
I asked Jack about the improvement that rectifiers offer in the WA2 and about the improvement in sound from the new power supply mod. Still haven't heard back from him, but will post him reply as soon as I do.
post #33 of 375
Besides eBay (I missed the auction for the two sets of 5998s), where else could someone suggest for getting the Tung Sol 5998 tube?
post #34 of 375
You can try Tubeworld . $135 for a pair of JAN-5998 Tungsol.
post #35 of 375
Yuck!

I sure wish they produced more of these tubes...

Thanks though
post #36 of 375
i spend the weekend with a pair of Amperex Bugle Boy 6DJ8s. nice refinements in the mids, made the backgrounds a bit blacker. i'm not sure if rolling this socket is worth big bucks, but it does add noticeable improvements to the overall sound.
post #37 of 375
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post
Thanks for the info Jerome.

I know I have asked several times before but to no avail, however, since you have had a WA2 for 18 months, you might know- Do you have any problems fitting any 6080/7236 tubes in the slot. The space looks tight for their bases and I have a bunch of 6080s. Want to make sure they fit, if not, order the extender or more 6AS7 tubes before my WA2 arrives.

Thanks in advance.

Jes
the 6080s i have fit, but it's pretty snug.
post #38 of 375
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the 6080s i have fit, but it's pretty snug.

Good deal...Thanks for the info swoon....
post #39 of 375
For those with the 5998s,

Are they a big difference over the stock tubes or a small difference?

Remember, this is as opposed to a "subtle" one.
post #40 of 375
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For those with the 5998s,

Are they a big difference over the stock tubes or a small difference?
Also a questions regarding the 5998s: Do they make the amp sound more SS or more tubey? If I wanted to get a tubey sound what tube should I use for power? 6080, 5998, 6AS7 maybe... Also what brand of tube?

Oh yeah, and nother bump/reminder to anyone who has the current version of the WA2, can you please post internal pics so we can get some insight as to what was done (and post impressions).
post #41 of 375
For me, in general, the "tubiest" is the RCA grey-plate 6AS7G. The 5998 is a little less tubey than any 6AS7G I have tried.
post #42 of 375
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Originally Posted by mmwwhats View Post
Also a questions regarding the 5998s: Do they make the amp sound more SS or more tubey? If I wanted to get a tubey sound what tube should I use for power? 6080, 5998, 6AS7 maybe... Also what brand of tube?

Oh yeah, and nother bump/reminder to anyone who has the current version of the WA2, can you please post internal pics so we can get some insight as to what was done (and post impressions).
You may get yours before me but when I get it I definetely will.
post #43 of 375
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For me, in general, the "tubiest" is the RCA grey-plate 6AS7G. The 5998 is a little less tubey than any 6AS7G I have tried.
Nice... thanks Skylab.

At the rate that the 5998s are going now, I think I might be getting the 6AS7Gs...
post #44 of 375
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For me, in general, the "tubiest" is the RCA grey-plate 6AS7G. The 5998 is a little less tubey than any 6AS7G I have tried.
Is the RCA grey-plate 6AS7G as much of an upgrade over the stock tubes at the Tung Sol 5998.... is it even an upgrade at all? Any detail/explanation would be appreciated.... oh yeah and a good place to buy 'em.
post #45 of 375
The stock tubes are the GE 6AS7GA? I do think the RCA's are better, and they are dirt cheap.
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