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post #571 of 1001
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

What tubes are you using?
Power:Tung-sol 5998 (also went through rca and sylvania)
Driver:jan 6922 (stock) (just got mullards, buy find Them very noisy, guess they are defective)
Rectifier:international servicemaster 6v4/ez/80 (stock)
post #572 of 1001
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Originally Posted by librarian View Post


Power:Tung-sol 5998 (also went through rca and sylvania)
Driver:jan 6922 (stock) (just got mullards, buy find Them very noisy, guess they are defective)
Rectifier:international servicemaster 6v4/ez/80 (stock)

 

Yeah, finding a pair of good Mullards is tough. FWIW, I really liked the new issue Genalex Gold Lions too.
 

 

post #573 of 1001

these were not even cheap... If it's normal to pay 100$ for defective Mullards, I'm through with Mullards :-)

 

Maybe I should look into the Genalex Gold Lions. How do they sound?

 

From my brief listening with the Mullards, I found the sound to be a bit dark, but musical and dynamic. Maybe a bit too dark for me or in my setup - or it could just be this pair of Mullards...I don't know.  

post #574 of 1001
Just want to mention, that tubemonger has offered me a full refund, if I return the defective tubes. Great service!!!
post #575 of 1001
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Originally Posted by librarian View Post

these were not even cheap... If it's normal to pay 100$ for defective Mullards, I'm through with Mullards :-)

 

Maybe I should look into the Genalex Gold Lions. How do they sound?

 

From my brief listening with the Mullards, I found the sound to be a bit dark, but musical and dynamic. Maybe a bit too dark for me or in my setup - or it could just be this pair of Mullards...I don't know.  


I had the same issue and tubemonger refunded me also. The Genelex 6922 are the best current production tubes I have used and super reliable and I only buy them from JMcshane@prodigy.m]net as he matches them personally and ultra quiet.

 

post #576 of 1001

Hi all

 

I've been reading this forum for over a year regularly. To start with, thanks guys: nearly all my purchases are based on comments from this forum..i agree I should audition carefully myself but I dont think I have the patience and time to do that.. And recently I ve got a WA2 to drive my T1 (again, largely due to the comments in here!). Before that I ve been using corda concerto + stagedac as my dac/amp combo.

 

When I first listen to the WA2 (frankly I did set my expectation pretty high), I would say it doesn't impress me as much as I imagine. But it is a good amp anyways, only not a huge jump from concerto. 

When it is close to 100 hrs break in, the stock tube started to go much of a tubey sound than its first few hrs. I knew it is the difference I've paid for.

 

Few days before, I got myself the sylvania 7236..not until now I realize how this amp could be performing. Lots of the details have been missed before I would say, the imaging, 3D sound space, all are noticeably improved. But what I value the most is: the emotion of the singer's voice. It can really touch your soul when an amp is doing its job, and seriously, I started having this feeling when the 7236 are in my WA2. For ~$120, it think it definitely worth it. I know the TS5998 is highly rated here, but sadly they are very scarce now, and the cost doesnt look acceptable to me.

Anyways, 7236 is already satisfying and justified its cost. I didnt believe the tube could make such a big difference, but seriously it really does.

 

Not sure how many head-fiers do value the emotion expression as much as I do. It maybe just talking about the richness and details retrieval of the mid, I don't know exactly..

Feel free to share =)

 

Fred 

post #577 of 1001

 

Congratulations on your WA2! 

 

 

post #578 of 1001

Does anyone try WA2 + HD800? How is it compared to WA2 + T1 and is it worth to have one when I already own the T1..? I just want to fully utilize the WA2..

post #579 of 1001

I sold the HD800 to get the T1 before I got the WA2. But WA2 is generally stellar with high imp phones. Are you considering having  both the  HD800 and T1 or are you only keeping one?

 

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Does anyone try WA2 + HD800? How is it compared to WA2 + T1 and is it worth to have one when I already own the T1..? I just want to fully utilize the WA2..



 

post #580 of 1001
Mullard cv2493. Much better, no noice at all. Recommended.
post #581 of 1001

I love pictures of glowing tubes.

post #582 of 1001
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Originally Posted by FCCF View Post

Does anyone try WA2 + HD800? How is it compared to WA2 + T1 and is it worth to have one when I already own the T1..? I just want to fully utilize the WA2..


When I owned the WA2, I did have (and still do actually) both the HD800s and T1s. Its a wonderful amp for either one. Which one is better is really up to the listener IMO. The HD800 is technically superior, but the T1s are more musical and versatile IMO.

 

post #583 of 1001

Wonderful. I think I will get a HD800 very soon..as I agree that T1 is somehow having a limited soundstage and I hope HD800 can improve it..

Wondering what more upgrades can I have afterwards.. :)

post #584 of 1001
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Originally Posted by FCCF View Post

Wonderful. I think I will get a HD800 very soon..as I agree that T1 is somehow having a limited soundstage and I hope HD800 can improve it..

Wondering what more upgrades can I have afterwards.. :)



I would say that the T1's soudstaging is phenomenal...just smaller IN COMPARISON to the HD800s.

post #585 of 1001
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post



I would say that the T1's soudstaging is phenomenal...just smaller IN COMPARISON to the HD800s.

X 2 , I preferred the T1s soundstage to hd800. Just as precise, more intimate.
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