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post #676 of 995
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Originally Posted by nieveulv View Post

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

 

rectifier : stock for now.

 

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

 

 

From my experience so far, I am preferring this setup (also based on recommendations here) with my T1

 

Tesla EZ80 - stock

Phillips 6922 - ~$30 a pair

Svetlana  6H13C - 4 from eBay for about $40 bucks shipped

post #677 of 995
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Originally Posted by nieveulv View Post

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

 

I do prefer the more neutral, airy and tighter Siemens tubes over the Mullards. I've got a quad of each and they are my two favourite tubes for my LF. They were both outstanding in the WA2 as well.

post #678 of 995
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Originally Posted by 1audioz View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by nieveulv View Post

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

 

rectifier : stock for now.

 

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

 

 

From my experience so far, I am preferring this setup (also based on recommendations here) with my T1

 

Tesla EZ80 - stock

Phillips 6922 - ~$30 a pair

Svetlana  6H13C - 4 from eBay for about $40 bucks shipped

Phillips 6922 I assume blue/green print on the bottle are weak choice so is svetlana. Try some decent ones and believe me the sound will be transformed. With current setup I think the sound is thin (as for WA2) and lacking a bit of the body. That was my first consideration that initially on stock tubes my ath-5000 amp had more body than woo. Mr. Woo is offering tube upgrade for a reason. Rectifier Ez80 can be left stock.


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post #679 of 995

my wa2 arrived :D with the t1 it is an awesome combo!! But im sure it can be better with some tube rolling!

Wallet get ready

post #680 of 995
Have fun! I love my WA2.
post #681 of 995

power and driver tubes had been decided :) tungsol 7236 and siemens e88cc. Rectifier left. What do you guys think of these? im not sure how to look at the testing stuffs..

 

I was thinking of not changing the rectifiers, but heard from alot of people that the ez81 is far less superior than the ez80....so changing it as well....or is the stock ez81 sufficient?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matched-Pair-Dynaco-Mullard-EZ80-6V4-Rectifier-Tubes-/110816120968?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item19cd27d088


Edited by nieveulv - 9/12/12 at 9:07am
post #682 of 995

Way overpriced, different datacodes. I tried Mullards and Brimar in EZ80 position and for me they dropped transparency of WA2. SOme people swear for them I was not a fan maybe because I'm using Dutch Valvo in E88CC position and they are kind of warm. If you put Siemens maybe Mullard will work. Here you have the same grey plates. Grey plates are nothing special in EZ80 nothing like eg. Siemens E88CC grey vs silver plates.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MULLARD-EZ80-6V4-VALVES-TESTED-NEW-O-ST-Y-P-PAIR-TUBE-/280968040851?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Valves_Vacuum_Tubes&hash=item416b001193

post #683 of 995

What do you guys think of ? Are they worth the price (495)?

 

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post #684 of 995

well that price covers more than half the price difference from a WA2 to a WA22.

so im gonna say no but thats just me

post #685 of 995
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

well that price covers more than half the price difference from a WA2 to a WA22.

so im gonna say no but thats just me

Good point...in that case, I'd go WA22 instead...much bigger improvement in SQ.

post #686 of 995

What DAC do you guys recommend in the range of 1K that will go with the wa2 and HD800?

 

Thanks,

post #687 of 995
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Originally Posted by kingcow View Post

What DAC do you guys recommend in the range of 1K that will go with the wa2 and HD800?

 

Thanks,

 

The Stello DA100 is a good match for the HD800.  I use mine with a WA6 and HD800.

post #688 of 995

Sorry,

 

I also need something with balanced outputs for my powered speakers.

 

Thanks,

post #689 of 995
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Originally Posted by kingcow View Post

Sorry,

 

I also need something with balanced outputs for my powered speakers.

 

Thanks,

 

My DA100 Signature has both balanced outputs and RCA outputs.  It was under $1000.

post #690 of 995
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

 

The Stello DA100 is a good match for the HD800.  I use mine with a WA6 and HD800.

 

Seconded, except my amp is the 6SE.

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