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post #931 of 1527
One of the usual Fleebay suspects....
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Nice find GT!  Fleabay or from an established seller?
post #932 of 1527

wow!!!

 

got a source? 

post #933 of 1527
Was amongst the stuff in this one: http://www.ebay.com/sch/kb4dmf/m.html
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

wow!!!

got a source? 
post #934 of 1527

aww all sorts of random tubes

post #935 of 1527

I admire your persistence!  I've run at least a few dozen searches for them in recent months, and the only return has been the guy selling 7802 data sheets.

 

I wonder if anyone will ever acquire the old tooling and start manufacturing some of these highly sought after 6as7/6080 variants again...  Someone recently posted a fascinating article over in the crack thread that lays out in detail why this family of tubes is basically the only option when designing cathode-follower OTL headphone amps: http://www.hificollective.co.uk/pdf/otl_head.pdf  I keep reading that there are still tons of unused mil-spec 6080's sitting around out there, but wasn't that the same claim that was once made about the ultra-cheap tubes used in the starving student millet hybrid?  Now they're gone for good.   

 

I thought I was dodging the bullet of shopping for nos tubes with my next amp.  But with my mainline 5-6 hours from completion, and with woo 7's also running the same tubes, I recently learned that EH just discontinued manufacturing 6c45pi's.  Here, I thought I was making life easy on myself this time around.  Instead, I get to source cold war leftovers from Russia heh.

post #936 of 1527

What would you recommend as suitable replacements for the ez80's. Im running GEC 6as7g and telefunken 6dj8's. Here's my little contribution.

post #937 of 1527

wow nice tubes!!! and grados too!  how does your wa2 do with them? i found that on mine, it struggled with grados due to impedance mismatch, couldn't get super loud with them. just normal quiet kinda levels.

 

anyways, i strongly recommend you try the RFT EZ80 (and according to a fellow member here, the RFT EZ81 is just as good as well), cheap and easy to get, very nice sounding tube, well balanced, good highs and transparency.

post #938 of 1527
Super nice tubes and setup indeed!! +1
Is that a violectric I see in there? I'm considering that for my setup...how do you like it?
post #939 of 1527
Thanks for the kind words guys. I've been out of the headphone world for awhile, so I appreciate the tube recommendations. I'll definitely hunt down a pair of rft ez80's. I like cheap and easy.

In regards to the impedance mismatch, I do have to crank the volume pot to get some decent volume levels, past 1 o'clock. I agree with you Dubstep Girl, that the wa2 aren't able to play super loud with the ps1000. The wa22 could power them, however I preferred the wa2.

GrindingThud the violectric v200 is a great amp. I thoroughly enjoy it with the grados. It is able to power them with great control and grip. It has nice tight bass and non fatiquing highs. Honestly it presents nothing offensive and is fairly neutral. It is good at revealing the components downstream, dac, interconnects, power cables. It will not make a clinical dac sound warm. I don't know what headphones you use but I have heard the amp with the hd800 and LCD2 and they sounded great. It's a very versatile amp to own, if you're trying to figure out what type of sound signature you prefer.
Edited by atra4 - 10/21/13 at 10:49pm
post #940 of 1527
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Originally Posted by atra4 View Post

Thanks for the kind words guys. I've been out of the headphone world for awhile, so I appreciate the tube recommendations. I'll definitely hunt down a pair of rft ez80's. I like cheap and easy.

In regards to the impedance mismatch, I do have to crank the volume pot to get some decent volume levels, past 1 o'clock. I agree with you Dubstep Girl, that the wa2 aren't able to play super loud with the ps1000. The wa22 could power them, however I preferred the wa2.

GrindingThud the violectric v200 is a great amp. I thoroughly enjoy it with the grados. It is able to power them with great control and grip. It has nice tight bass and non fatiquing highs. Honestly it presents nothing offensive and is fairly neutral. It is good at revealing the components downstream, dac, interconnects, power cables. It will not make a clinical dac sound warm. I don't know what headphones you use but I have heard the amp with the hd800 and LCD2 and they sounded great. It's a very versatile amp to own, if you're trying to figure out what type of sound signature you prefer.

 

i too prefer the WA2 over the WA22 and WA6-SE. the Wa22 is better in many ways though, but the WA2 has this beautiful smoothness and tone to it, and its not overly colored or warm either. the bass is slightly more bloomy than normal which is nice. 

 

if the WA2 worked better for low impedance, i probably wouldn't own any other amp besides it :D

post #941 of 1527
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i too prefer the WA2 over the WA22 and WA6-SE. the Wa22 is better in many ways though, but the WA2 has this beautiful smoothness and tone to it, and its not overly colored or warm either. the bass is slightly more bloomy than normal which is nice. 

 

if the WA2 worked better for low impedance, i probably wouldn't own any other amp besides it :D

What I value most in any setup is tone and flow. Some setups can sound dynamic and very transparent, whilst very good, makes my brain tired. Different strokes I guess.

post #942 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

i too prefer the WA2 over the WA22 and WA6-SE. the Wa22 is better in many ways though, but the WA2 has this beautiful smoothness and tone to it, and its not overly colored or warm either. the bass is slightly more bloomy than normal which is nice. 

 

if the WA2 worked better for low impedance, i probably wouldn't own any other amp besides it :D

yea i wish it would power low impedance also - the world would be a perfect place if it did. 

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I know, i just bought a pair of western electric 421a and a western electric rectifier, otherwise, id be buying these right now biggrin.gif
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