Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › The Woo Audio 2
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Woo Audio 2 - Page 45

post #661 of 995

What's your budget?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by webegrubbin View Post

What DAC do you guys recommend to use with the WA2?  I'll be using HD650's.
 

post #662 of 995
Quote:
Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

What's your budget?

 


$500ish

post #663 of 995

Arcam rDAC.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by webegrubbin View Post


$500ish

post #664 of 995

Metrum Quad NOS dac!!

post #665 of 995

My phones set up:

 

iPad +iTunes Match (about 2000 CDs)

Wadia i171 Transport

AudioNote 3.1x DAC -full upgrade-

Woo Audio 2

Sennheiser HD800

 

¡¡Very happy!!

Looking for another headphone to use with WA2 and HD800...

 

Audeze LCD-3???


Edited by Sahara - 8/31/12 at 10:40pm
post #666 of 995

Nice setup. I think the LCD-3 is great with the WA2 ;)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sahara View Post

My phones set up:

 

iPad +iTunes Match (about 2000 CDs)

Wadia i171 Transport

AudioNote 3.1x DAC -full upgrade-

Woo Audio 2

Sennheiser HD800

 

¡¡Very happy!!

Looking for another headphone to use with WA2 and HD800...

 

Audeze LCD-3???

post #667 of 995

just ordered a wa2 to pair with my t1 :) Time to purchase some tubes (note: im a 100% tube newbie with 0 experience)

I wanted to maximise the wa2 with my t1 and ive read almost a thousand page of all t1/wa2 tube rolling thread lol.

 

Since im buying the tubes from beloved EBAY, heres my choices based on the reviews.

 

Am i doing it right? :D

 

power: tungsol 7236/5998...is this a 5998 or 7236, im not sure...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tung-Sol-7236-5998-Tube-1960-Very-Strong-and-Perfectly-Balanced-/170894546501?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item27ca1bd645

driver: siemens e88cc......ive only heard this because macedonianhero mention this will be better than the mullard...again not too sure

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORLDS-BEST-NOS-SIEMENS-E88CC-6922-PLATINUM-MATCHED-PAIR-for-Audible-Illusions-/230833368060?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item35bebdabfc

 

rectifier : stock for now.

 

Please need some advice.....its hard to purchase tubes from here..


Edited by nieveulv - 9/1/12 at 11:13am
post #668 of 995

Those look like 7236 indeed, buttyou posted the same link twice.

Pretty expensive as well btw ;)
 

post #669 of 995
post #670 of 995

Yes, but very overpriced, a NOS matched pair here goes for like $130
 

post #671 of 995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Yes, but very overpriced, a NOS matched pair here goes for like $130
 

Typically they go for $250ish for a matched pair for a platinum level. Sorry, that's the going rate for low noise, low microphonic NOS tubes. I'd be very sceptical of a pair going for $130...likely used or noisy (or both).

post #672 of 995
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Typically they go for $250ish for a matched pair for a platinum level. Sorry, that's the going rate for low noise, low microphonic NOS tubes. I'd be very sceptical of a pair going for $130...likely used or noisy (or both).

so do you recomend this over a mullard cv2492??

 

Also finally theres a ts5998 for sale...but it says this one has a different sound signature...confused..Wow this is hard

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matched-Pair-NOS-NIB-JAN-TUNG-SOL-Dual-Getters-5998-tubes-/120977428112?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c2ad10e90

post #673 of 995
I'm not sure that it is really very hard. I have had my WA2 for about 8 months and I continue to be thrilled. I think that you will find that various combinations of tubes will provide you with many variations of pleasing sounds. I have not likely found the best but Tung Sol 7236, Chatham 6AS7G and Hytron 6AS7G power tubes combined with EH6922 or Matsu****a 7dJ8 drivers have given me many hours of satisfaction. Enjoy the search, there is a lot of great listening ahead!
post #674 of 995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Csericks View Post

I'm not sure that it is really very hard. I have had my WA2 for about 8 months and I continue to be thrilled. I think that you will find that various combinations of tubes will provide you with many variations of pleasing sounds. I have not likely found the best but Tung Sol 7236, Chatham 6AS7G and Hytron 6AS7G power tubes combined with EH6922 or Matsu****a 7dJ8 drivers have given me many hours of satisfaction. Enjoy the search, there is a lot of great listening ahead!

 

hard on the wallet :D 

post #675 of 995

Siemens tubes are on the airy/ frequency extension side of the sound. The best are CCA E88CC grey plates. Those are silver plate and are not far from cheaper 1970s Siemens tubes with number printed on top of the glass. They are still very good if somebody is looking for that kind of airy presentration and are rated below Telefunkens i this application. For anybody interested find my previous post on tubes in WA2.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/494487/another-wa2-tube-roling-thread-my-findings-after-couple-months

And finally I've found 6AS7 brown cup/base but currently working too much so no time to roll them.

 

I think this has been already said many times about power tubes:

6080 - OK but do not stand out.

5998 for extension / a bit of body well balanced

7236 more like organic sound ( at least in my case )

6as7 for midrange sweetness

and brown base 6AS& suppose to be the sweetest of them all.

Be careful as a lot 5998 Chatham/Tungsol/Telefunken are in fact Russian 6H13C rebranded. Check the getter if it is located at the bottom. If looks like small UFO it is Russian, rectangle shape should be TungSol it is not rule of thumb but I've seen a lot of rebranded tubes especially that nowadays prices are going sky high. I remember buying 4 E88CC siemens A-Frame for 50Euros in 2005 now you are looking for 4 times the figure.

Also 6080 Telefunken I think are overrated for power tubes application in WA2 and in fact most of them if not all are not even Telefunken produced but rather GE.

For rectifier tubes I could not say the difference was huge but I liked RFT tubes  best.


Edited by Aethelred - 9/2/12 at 7:26am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › The Woo Audio 2