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post #15466 of 30726
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My audiophile addiction started when I was 5 years old.  It started with a gateway player just like the one above.   I'd get up around 6AM and toss a 45 onto the player from my older sisters collection and thus it began, always punctuated by the "TURN THAT DOWN!" demands from the parental units.  A demand that continued onward throughout the 60's and a bit into the early 70's.  My college years at R.I.T were completely devoid of music because  I was totally broke and only had a copy of Tom Waits "nighthawks at the Diner" on cassette in my beat up chevy Nova and more often than not it would not play.  After graduating I knew my renewed sonic addiction would draw the same complaint to turn down the volume from any neighbors dwelling in the same building as myself so I decided then and there to alleviate that element and always rent a house until I could finally buy one.

 



Great story and motivation!

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post #15467 of 30726
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Great story and motivation!

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post #15468 of 30726
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Originally Posted by JoeyO. View Post

Hey folks, I've been having a tiny issue with my Sophia lately on my WA6.  She's pretty fickle as far as how she's placed into the tube socket, it seems.  Sometimes I'll power the amp on and it won't light up.  I'll flick off the power quick, adjust, and keep doing it until I've found the right position for it.  Am I doing something wrong with it?  I push it down from the top but it seems like it needs to be tilted ever-so-slightly to one "corner."

 

Anyone else had any such issue with their tubes?



Update: Did a good cleaning of the pins resolve your issue? By chance, does your Woo have Teflon tube sockets?

post #15469 of 30726
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Originally Posted by xinque View Post

Trying to find an ECC32 since apparently everyone raves about the tube here.  Only vendor I can find online that stocks them is Tube World, but I have no idea what any of those #'s mean on the test data.  Anyone have an idea which pair I should get, or are they all pretty much the same?

 

https://www.tubeworld.com/ecc32ecc33.htm


Hi Xinque,

 

I have ever purchased tubes from tube world before.

 

Those #s are the test data readings from each section of the dual triodes.

 

If possible, try to purchase those tubes whose readings are closest to one another.

You will also notice that such tubes are also slightly more expensive.

 


 

 

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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post


Hi Xinque,

 

I have ever purchased tubes from tube world before.

 

Those #s are the test data readings from each section of the dual triodes.

 

If possible, try to purchase those tubes whose readings are closest to one another.

You will also notice that such tubes are also slightly more expensive.

 


 

 


I will be careful on ECC32 on WA5, Danny (OP) have issue with them.  Maybe he just have a bad pair.

 

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I will be careful on ECC32 on WA5, Danny (OP) have issue with them.  Maybe he just have a bad pair.


I was wondering about that when I read this statement on that site:

 

ECC32=CV181 Mullard Specifications (not an exact 6SN7GT substitute)
(6.3V @ 950ma Filament, Maximum ratings: Vplate=300V, Iplate=50ma, Vfil-cathode=50V, Pwatts=5)
(Typical operation: Vplate=250V, Vgrid = -4.6V, Iplate=6ma, Gm=2300, Mu=32, Rplate=14Kohms, Rk=750 ohms)

 

To those who can decipher the above specs, it may explain why.
 

post #15472 of 30726
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I was wondering about that when I read this statement on that site:

 

ECC32=CV181 Mullard Specifications (not an exact 6SN7GT substitute)
(6.3V @ 950ma Filament, Maximum ratings: Vplate=300V, Iplate=50ma, Vfil-cathode=50V, Pwatts=5)
(Typical operation: Vplate=250V, Vgrid = -4.6V, Iplate=6ma, Gm=2300, Mu=32, Rplate=14Kohms, Rk=750 ohms)

 

To those who can decipher the above specs, it may explain why.
 



that is the reason I skip it and use the money for a beta22.

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anybody know where to find the output impedance for any of the woos?

 

how do the Denon 2000s sound on the 6SE?

what about 600 ohm beyers?

post #15474 of 30726
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

that is the reason I skip it and use the money for a beta22.

 

And that is $$$ well-spent! Your new balanced SWA β22/σ22 built by Corey Warner is a piece of art and will certainly compliment your WA22 with 596 tube! Warner & Woo!
 

 

post #15475 of 30726
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

anybody know where to find the output impedance for any of the woos?

 

how do the Denon 2000s sound on the 6SE?

what about 600 ohm beyers?



Besides their website? (8-600 ohms). Dubstep Girl addresses the Beyer question in post #15160. wink_face.gif

post #15476 of 30726
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

how do the Denon 2000s sound on the 6SE?

what about 600 ohm beyers?


Denons sound good on the 6SE. Their kind of tubby bass really tightens up.

 

600 ohm Beyers sound good on the 6SE, but not as good as they do on the WA2.

 

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i mean the actual impedance of the output.  not the range of headphones that are compatible with it.  i  haven't been able to find it posted anywhere

 

post #15478 of 30726
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post


I was wondering about that when I read this statement on that site:

 

ECC32=CV181 Mullard Specifications (not an exact 6SN7GT substitute)
(6.3V @ 950ma Filament, Maximum ratings: Vplate=300V, Iplate=50ma, Vfil-cathode=50V, Pwatts=5)
(Typical operation: Vplate=250V, Vgrid = -4.6V, Iplate=6ma, Gm=2300, Mu=32, Rplate=14Kohms, Rk=750 ohms)

 

To those who can decipher the above specs, it may explain why.
 


I don't know what amplifier the OP has, but the Mullard ECC32s are wonderful in my WA22. I have two pair and they sound as good...no, better than my Tung Sol BG oval plates. I've run them for months without incident.

 

Jack Wu has taken the time to post this compatability chart; https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Ama6VqAKDF7adFlpSFh2ZDVMdnBfS2VpSUxfcEVpTnc&hl=en&output=html

 

FWIW and IMHO, I would suggest that the OP rely on this chart, not anecdotal evidence posted on this forum.
 

 

post #15479 of 30726
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

 

i mean the actual impedance of the output.  not the range of headphones that are compatible with it.  i  haven't been able to find it posted anywhere

 



hes right, someone else on my headphone comparison thread asked me about it earlier.

 

i have no idea and i don't think woo has made any official release on that information.

post #15480 of 30726
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Originally Posted by nututubes View Post


I don't know what amplifier the OP has, but the Mullard ECC32s are wonderful in my WA22. I have two pair and they sound as good...no, better than my Tung Sol BG oval plates. I've run them for months without incident.

 

Jack Wu has taken the time to post this compatability chart; https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Ama6VqAKDF7adFlpSFh2ZDVMdnBfS2VpSUxfcEVpTnc&hl=en&output=html

 

FWIW and IMHO, I would suggest that the OP rely on this chart, not anecdotal evidence posted on this forum.
 

 


OP, Danny, have a WA5LE.  I'm sure the ECC32 probably the best driver tubes for WA22 or WA5 but me just trying to be careful and use my money wisely.

 

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