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post #556 of 1026
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

I bought the WA2 to drive my T1s. Unfortunately, I still  found the T1 too bright and sold them off.

Got the HD650 - it plays very well on the WA2 - but I am following the LCD-2 or HE-500 discussions with interest :)

Yes, the HD650 plays very very well with the WA2.
 

 

post #557 of 1026
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

I bought the WA2 to drive my T1s. Unfortunately, I still  found the T1 too bright and sold them off.

 

Got the HD650 - it plays very well on the WA2 - but I am following the LCD-2 or HE-500 discussions with interest :)

 

 


Sorry to hear, did you try Mullard CV2492, in my ears it is a perfect combination that is very musical 
 

 


Edited by MSSG - 8/5/11 at 11:39am
post #558 of 1026
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Sorry to hear, did you try Mullard CV2492, in my ears it is a perfect combination that is very musical 
 

 


The CV2492s are great tubes for the WA2, but I didn't think they worked as well with the Lyr.
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Yup - tried them. Also got some Svetlanas (Black Plate 6N13S) that was recommended in this or a similar thread as "as warm as it got". I like them - but they didn't make my T1's unbright enough (however - I've got some sensitive ears) 

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Sorry to hear, did you try Mullard CV2492, in my ears it is a perfect combination that is very musical 
 

 



 


Edited by ardilla - 8/9/11 at 1:50am
post #560 of 1026

subscribed, better late... Happy WA2 owner since 2009:-) Use them with HD650, but just got a T1. Both are great with the WA2. For closed cans I use DT770/600 and DX1000. Though DX1000 isn't that high impedance (70 ohm) it a very good pairing with the WA2, infact I don't bother to listen to DX1000 on other amps than WA2...

post #561 of 1026
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Originally Posted by librarian View Post

Happy WA2 owner since 2009:-)

I am a WA2 owner since 9 this morning.  Sold my WA6 a couple of weeks ago.  Some report that "right out of the box" the sound is fantastic but for me the first hour or so was a bit rough.  Now, however, this amp is "ripening up" beautifully.  I think that this is going to be a long and satisfying love affair!

 

post #562 of 1026

What tubes are you using?

post #563 of 1026

Mine shipped with JJ EZ81 (I was surprised that they were not some type of EZ80), JAN Phillips 6080WC, and Counterpoint 6DJ8.  I will spend time with the stock tubes before I roll.

post #564 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Csericks View Post

Mine shipped with JJ EZ81 (I was surprised that they were not some type of EZ80), JAN Phillips 6080WC, and Counterpoint 6DJ8.  I will spend time with the stock tubes before I roll.



I would look at upgrading the power tubes first (most affect on sound) then the driver tubes and finally the rectifier tubes. FWIW, my favourite WA2 tube setup was:

 

Power tubes:

Tung-sol 5998 (not the 5998A tube which is only average) but good ones are hard to come by. Failing that, the Tung-sol or Sylvania 7236 tubes are quite good too. The GEC 6AS7 are highly rated power tubes too.

 

Driver tubes:

Mullard CV2492s (but they tend to be microphonic) and Genalex Gold Lion E88CCs

 

Rectifier tubes:

Mullard or Telefunken EZ80s.

 

Have fun tube rolling. But the amp really came alive when I swapped out the stock 6080 tubes.

post #565 of 1026

Thanks, I look forward to the journey.

post #566 of 1026
Congrats Csericks. The WA2 looks as good as it sounds. What color did you get? MH knows his way around the WA2, he broke mine in. Speaking of which, I believe we are near it's 1st birthday. To mark the occasion I am currently listening to YYZ biggrin.gif
post #567 of 1026
Black
post #568 of 1026

black looks really good with the tubes all lit up in low light.

 

its just like a black car,

looks phenominal when clean.

but you're gonna want to dust it often.

 

search hi and low for a pair of Tung Sol 5998s.

if a web site offers a phone number call them.  ask for used that test well or NOS.  you're gonna pay out the butt for NOS though.  Make sure the place has a return policy.

i scored a PAIR of them used but still testing very good for 40$ last month.

but make sure they have a good return policy.

i've read of a few people getting those tubes and them already being microphonic or sounding bad

post #569 of 1026
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black looks really good with the tubes all lit up in low light.
I love the reflection in this pic
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post #570 of 1026

Been a WA2 owner for some time now. Happy to see a thread dedicated to it.

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