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It's Woo Audio's official position that the Tung Sol 5998 is a superior tube to the Tung Sol 7236 in the WA2. Jack believes the TS 7236 should only be purchased as a substitute, when a good pair of TS 5998s can't be found. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to cross post this to the WA2 tube forum.
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Originally Posted by Chesterfield View Post

It's Woo Audio's official position that the Tung Sol 5998 is a superior tube to the Tung Sol 7236 in the WA2. Jack believes the TS 7236 should only be purchased as a substitute, when a good pair of TS 5998s can't be found. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to cross post this to the WA2 tube forum.

 

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I've been using the stock tubes for like half a year thinking my TS7236 were dead, because one of the tubes had a high pitch and ears slowly start clogging up like you are underwater (tried switching sides on the amp to confirm).

 

So after finally willing to dish out money to get a new pair of tubes... i tried just wiping off the pins and shook it abit... and it works perfectly again -.-. It was bad to the point you had to take off your headphones within seconds.

 

Not sure if the tubes were dying or if it needed a few shakes and clean but it looks like I just saved some $$$ for fiddling abit.

 

& OMG i havn't used the tung sols in half a year, what have I been missing out in so long (T___T). Havn't visited the site in ages too but had to post how happy I am with the WA2! is it the amp!? the headphones!? nah its the tubes!

I was planning on watching some streams but nope, here I am immobilize by the WA2...

 

Is the 5998 really worth the extra $100? because I was going to get TS7236 again if they were indeed dead.

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Originally Posted by Magiv9 View Post

I've been using the stock tubes for like half a year thinking my TS7236 were dead, because one of the tubes had a high pitch and ears slowly start clogging up like you are underwater (tried switching sides on the amp to confirm).

So after finally willing to dish out money to get a new pair of tubes... i tried just wiping off the pins and shook it abit... and it works perfectly again -.-. It was bad to the point you had to take off your headphones within seconds.

Not sure if the tubes were dying or if it needed a few shakes and clean but it looks like I just saved some $$$ for fiddling abit.

& OMG i havn't used the tung sols in half a year, what have I been missing out in so long (T___T). Havn't visited the site in ages too but had to post how happy I am with the WA2! is it the amp!? the headphones!? nah its the tubes!
I was planning on watching some streams but nope, here I am immobilize by the WA2...

Is the 5998 really worth the extra $100? because I was going to get TS7236 again if they were indeed dead.

Yes they are worth the $100. But remember you have to like them not us. But the fact that you can totally change the sound of a $1,100 with $100 is awesome. When I got my wa2 I kept buying tubes until I found the right combo.

If you can afford it buy a pair of gec 6080. They are the most engaging with our amp.
post #1025 of 1026

Hello, folks, I am new here.

I just bought a wa2. The stock rectifier tubes are a pair of 6CA4s, which, according to the attached paper, are equal to 6V4=EZ80, but I find 6CA4s actually are EZ81s. My question is, does rectifier tubes matters, or does EZ81s affect the sound quality/style, compare with EZ80? 

Also, I'm looking for EZ80s on Ebay, but it's hard to find a matched mair of EZ80. Do rectifier tubes need to be matched? Because there are tons of single EZ80 tube on Ebay...

Thank you : )

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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post


Yes they are worth the $100. But remember you have to like them not us. But the fact that you can totally change the sound of a $1,100 with $100 is awesome. When I got my wa2 I kept buying tubes until I found the right combo.

If you can afford it buy a pair of gec 6080. They are the most engaging with our amp.

Gah... As much as I love to keep buying tubes, it'll feel like I'm just throwing money away if don't use them.

I was going to replace it with TS7236 for 200ish or TS5998 for 300ish if my tube had died, but I'll try the gec 6080 next if I can't convince myself to spend the 300+, thanks!

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