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post #22066 of 30957
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

How do the electrical characteristics of the 596 compare to a 5U4G or a GZ34?

 

Not sure, but I have this sheet...

 

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post #22067 of 30957
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Originally Posted by SeeHear View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

When I ordered my 6 Special Edition, it came with Miss Sophia... never looked at the stock rec. Only after the first six months did I get curious and roll it in. Five minutes eek.gif was five minutes too long. It had to go! So, I gently pulled the tube out of the Teflon socket and right then and there the glass separated from its base. blink.gif


Is that the one that sits between the power tubes?  Mine failed too. First, it sounded bad from day 1.  Then, it lost vacuum. Then when taking it out, it separated from the base.

 

Though, I pulled upward with fingers securely on the base, I immediately saw the glass wobble a bit. However, had this not been the case, it wasn't going back in anyway... ever!

post #22068 of 30957
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Originally Posted by keph View Post

Well No words left...I'm crying now..It happen just now while i was pulling out the tube and it slipped off my fingers and drop to the floor...Pls someone Kill me frown.gif..well now i have 4995 hours left...

 

 

See that 2 Hand phone at the background?? The tube made that happen, Yess im an angry man..angry_face.gif

 

 

 

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Man, this is really tough to look at. And may cause me to toss and turn, getting absolutely no sleep tomorrow morning.

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post #22069 of 30957
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Man, this is really tough to look at. And may cause me to toss and turn, getting absolutely no sleep tomorrow morning.

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Keph do is good for business ;-)

post #22070 of 30957
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Man, this is really tough to look at. And may cause me to toss and turn, getting absolutely no sleep tomorrow morning.

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Keph do is good for business ;-)

 

You remind me of a broker - someone buying or selling, it doesn't matter. Activity is still good for your business. biggrin.gif

post #22071 of 30957

Hey Ultrainferno--look!

 

klmlogo_tcm542-187356.JPG

 

Firearms

You may not carry articles in your hand baggage or check-in baggage which are or appear capable of firing a projectile or causing injury. These include:

·         Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns

·         BB guns (ball bearing guns)

·         Catapults

·         Crossbows

·         Firearm components (except telescopic viewing equipment and view finders)

·         Firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, etc.)

·         Harpoons and spear guns

·         Humane animal killers

·         Industrial staple and nail guns

·         Jewellery or amulets made out of live bullets or empty bullet shells

·         Lighters

·         Replica and imitation firearms

·         Signal flare pistols

·         Starting pistols

·         Stun or shocking devices, e.g. cattle prods and ballistic conducted energy systems

·         Toy guns

·         Headphone Amplifiers except the Woo Audio 2 (WA2)*

 

* applies only to flights to or from San Francisco

Some firearms, ammunition, and high-end headphone amplification units intended for sports, hunting purposes, and leisurely listening may under certain conditions be carried as check-in baggage. Check with the Cabin Attendant, Ultrainferno.

post #22072 of 30957
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

Hey Ultrainferno--look!

 

klmlogo_tcm542-187356.JPG

 

Firearms

You may not carry articles in your hand baggage or check-in baggage which are or appear capable of firing a projectile or causing injury. These include:

·         Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns

·         BB guns (ball bearing guns)

·         Catapults

·         Crossbows

·         Firearm components (except telescopic viewing equipment and view finders)

·         Firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, etc.)

·         Harpoons and spear guns

·         Humane animal killers

·         Industrial staple and nail guns

·         Jewellery or amulets made out of live bullets or empty bullet shells

·         Lighters

·         Replica and imitation firearms

·         Signal flare pistols

·         Starting pistols

·         Stun or shocking devices, e.g. cattle prods and ballistic conducted energy systems

·         Toy guns

·         Headphone Amplifiers except the Woo Audio 2 (WA2)*

 

* applies only to flights to or from San Francisco

Some firearms, ammunition, and high-end headphone amplification units intended for sports, hunting purposes, and leisurely listening may under certain conditions be carried as check-in baggage. Check with the Cabin Attendant, Ultrainferno.

 

LOL Clayton!

So it did pay off chatting up that KLM girl this morning on the phone for half an hour ;-)

post #22073 of 30957
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

LOL Clayton!

So it did pay off chatting up that KLM girl this morning on the phone for half an hour ;-)

A half an hour? What else did you ask her? LOL. wink_face.gif

post #22074 of 30957
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

A half an hour? What else did you ask her? LOL. wink_face.gif

 

I did the same with the Audiologist for my custom IEM impressions, after 20 minutes she offered me 2 pairs of impressions for free. What can I say..."keep your daughters inside and away from the phone?" ;-)

post #22075 of 30957
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Originally Posted by keph View Post

Well No words left...I'm crying now..It happen just now while i was pulling out the tube and it slipped off my fingers and drop to the floor...Pls someone Kill me frown.gif..well now i have 4995 hours left...

 

See that 2 Hand phone at the background?? The tube made that happen, Yess im an angry man..angry_face.gif

 

Bummer! In the immortal words of POTUS.42: I feel your pain.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kchew View Post

Oh man, so sorry about your loss. You do have a spare right?

 

But if that's the only damage it took, that is one tough tube. I was expecting the glass to be smashed to smithereens and the plates bent on impact. It looks like the 596 has really rugged glass and internal structure.

 

Yep, I think the glass is thicker, as it's the high-altitude replacement for another tube (could be worth exploring but would need a different adapter) mentioned in the graphic that SO posted. If it wasn't for the "antennas", it probably wouldn't have broke.

 

 

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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

How do the electrical characteristics of the 596 compare to a 5U4G or a GZ34?

 

Paging 2359Glenn...

post #22076 of 30957

I remember a few Woozies running the RK60 inside their Woo's just over a year ago. But, I'd like to know how they compare to the '596.' If Clayton SF so desired, he could answer this question for us. Well, if my memory serves this afternoon...


Edited by Silent One - 6/29/12 at 2:08pm
post #22077 of 30957

So I've noticed a couple of things re the Mighty 596.

 

First of all, for the LCD-2 it remains the top of the heap over my other current favorite rectifier tubes (Princess 274B, PSVANE WE274B knockoff).

 

But with a caveat: It seems to thrive with the additional power of the Sylvania 7236 power tubes. I have tried a variety of 6080 and 6AS7G tubes with it, and even with the HD800 I have noticed better performance with the 2-watt tubes. The planars themselves benefit from the additional power as well so the difference is greater with the LCDs. I can definitely live with the 7236/596 combo with the 800, but the LCD really craves the 596.

 

Has anybody else noticed this? I would imaging that the differences would be similar with other 5998/7235/2399 etc, tubes.

 

This difference in performance leaves me with an entirely first-world dilemma. When I use my WA22 as a preamp, it works much better with the lower-powered 6AS7G/274B tubes, but when I roll in the 2-watt power tubes it's better for me to attenuate digitally. But especially with the LCDs, the 7236/596 rules, while the 800's work great with the lower-powered tube combo as well. So it leaves me with perhaps a wider variety of possibilities that I bargained for, I haven't quite decided yet.

 

I'm leaning toward simplifying my complicated system by dumping my 274Bs and 6080/6AS7Gs and getting more 596/7236 backups, and finding a DAC that offers attenuation along with a 32-bit sampling rate (finally a real excuse to upgrade my DAC!) So if I want to keep my software setup and habits the same, the Woo DAC is back in contention as the Gungnir doesn't offer digital attenuation.

 

edit: I just noticed that the WDS-1 only offers 24-bit sample rate. Maybe a couple of XLR attenuators instead...

 

While I am getting a handle on what power tubes and rectifiers I will ultimately prefer, I am about to muddy up the waters entirely as I have been neglecting the rolling of driver tubes, and I have accumulated a wide variety of those while pretty much sticking to the Shuggies in practice. I swore I wouldn't get like this, but I seem to be under the spell of the OLB's (along with a few new ones). My wallet hates me.

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Edited by grokit - 6/29/12 at 2:36pm
post #22078 of 30957
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

I remember a few Woozies running the RK60 inside their Woo's just over a year ago. But, I'd like to know how they compare to the '596.' If Clayton SF so desired, he could answer this question for us. Well, if my memory serves this afternoon...

 

I actually ordered a pair and then changed my mind. If all the specs are the same, a 596 adapter with different leads or adapters for the different antenna contacts should work confused_face%281%29.gif

post #22079 of 30957

So I rolled in some Sylvania 6SN7 chromedome driver tubes along with the 7236/596, and the LCD-2 is sounding mighty fine!

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This was not the case so much last night with them along with the 596/6AS7G.


Edited by grokit - 6/29/12 at 2:40pm
post #22080 of 30957

I need some feedback, please:

 

I've actually done some research to see if it is possible for me to take on board a flight (as a carry on) my WA2. I am traveling from SF to Amsterdam anyway so I thought that I could also drop off the amp at Ultrainferno's doorstep or at least at his hotel room's front door. He's been itching to listen to one so I thought to myself "why not lend him mine for a year." I mean, what are fellow Head-Fi'er for anyway but to exchange experiences and occasionally lend amps to each other? Besides, he got me a few 596s and I can only return the favor in this manner. (Also he might treat me to a beer or two in good old Amsterdam.)

 

Ultrainferno has also helped by calling a KLM rep and chatting her up for more than a few minutes to get some answers regarding this issue. I'm sure he was also trying to get me a discounted ticket. ;-)

 

By all accounts the WA2's box is in compliance (by its dimensions and weight) so I can bring with me on the plane and place it under the seat in front of me in the economy section.

 

What I would like to know is: has anyone had any experience taking a headphone amp like the WA2 on board a commercial airliner? I've looked at KLM's website and I think the WA2 could be classified as a Musical Instrument! ;)

 

http://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/prepare_for_travel/baggage/exceptional_baggage/index.htm#p11

 

Feedback is appreciated! Thanks....

 

Clayton

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