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post #23101 of 30630
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

It's moving time and I decided I won't be taking all my tubes with me to my new house. As a result I will sell 6 more NOS 2399/5998 tubes and maybe two 596 UE tubes (unless Keph still wants them). I figured I'd give the Woo guys a heads up first.

 

Good luck on your move! I know how tedious that can get. I've just spent 2 weeks cleaning out my apartment and no move was involved except that the WA4 went from the bedroom to the living room. And I've still go so much more to get rid of.

post #23102 of 30630
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

Good luck on your move! I know how tedious that can get. I've just spent 2 weeks cleaning out my apartment and no move was involved except that the WA4 went from the bedroom to the living room. And I've still go so much more to get rid of.

 

Well if you need to get rid of some more amps, there's plenty of space in the new house ;)

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

Well if you need to get rid of some more amps, there's plenty of space in the new house ;)

 

You'd be the first to know. Then again, you'd have to rewire your new home for 110-120v. How else, eh? BTW, does my Belgian room have a view? ;)

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You'd be the first to know. Then again, you'd have to rewire your new home for 110-120v. How else, eh? BTW, does my Belgian room have a view? ;)

 

It does, and a jacuzzi in the room next to it!

Btw, I have 220 to 110 blocks for the american gear now ;)

post #23105 of 30630
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

A couple years ago I rotated Uncle Eric's Zana Deux into my system using a stock Woo 5LE and it was truly amazing how much I loved the sound. The two sounded way closer than I would have guessed. Hope this helps you.

Thanks for the Answer.  

But... Since I am not native English speaking, I am not sure I understand what you mean by "I rotated Uncle Eric's Zana Deux into my system using a stock Woo 5LE".

Do you mean you replaced the Zanz Deux by the WOO or you had them working together ? 

 

And if the Zana Deux is at the level of the WA5, then, the Ballancing act should be above in another league ?  no ? 

post #23106 of 30630
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Thanks for the Answer.  

But... Since I am not native English speaking, I am not sure I understand what you mean by "I rotated Uncle Eric's Zana Deux into my system using a stock Woo 5LE".

Do you mean you replaced the Zanz Deux by the WOO or you had them working together ? 

 

And if the Zana Deux is at the level of the WA5, then, the Ballancing act should be above in another league ?  no ? 

At a Head-Fi meet there was another Head-Fi member who owned an E.C. Zana Deux. I replaced my stock Woo 5 LE with his Zana Deux headphone amp and used all other equipment I owned, so it was a good comparison to what I was used to. I simply switched amps to hear the difference between the two, with all other variables being the same.

 

The two amps both sounded very close to the same. Not sure about a Balancing Act though.

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HeadphoneAddict, did you catch which tubes the WA7 is using?  It doesn't like like the same small triodes they use in the WA6/WA6SE so it got me curious.  They look like pentodes to me from the pictures.  I'm guessing it has SS rectification too.

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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Thanks for the Answer.  

But... Since I am not native English speaking, I am not sure I understand what you mean by "I rotated Uncle Eric's Zana Deux into my system using a stock Woo 5LE".

Do you mean you replaced the Zanz Deux by the WOO or you had them working together ? 

 

And if the Zana Deux is at the level of the WA5, then, the Ballancing act should be above in another league ?  no ? 

 

Check out these two reviews, worthwhile reading as I had to make the same choice as you 2 years back.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eddiecurrent3/1.html

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wooaudio/5.html

 

The general feel I have read on the web is that the EC BA is one notch sonically above the WA5 and I stress "one" but the WA5 is the "swiss army knife" being able to drive K1000, Speakers, looking neater/better inside and out (IMHO) and I think slightly cheaper? Not sure if thats still the case mind.

 

One thing I think the EC BA has going for it is you only need 1 6SN7 which makes things cheaper rolling in tubes.

 

Good luck!


Edited by San Raal - 10/16/12 at 11:11pm
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Originally Posted by San Raal View Post

 

Check out these two reviews, worthwhile reading as I had to make the same choice as you 2 years back.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eddiecurrent3/1.html

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wooaudio/5.html

 

The general feel I have read on the web is that the EC BA is one notch sonically above the WA5 and I stress "one" but the WA5 is the "swiss army knife" being able to drive K1000, Speakers, looking neater/better inside and out (IMHO) and I think slightly cheaper? Not sure if thats still the case mind.

 

One thing I think the EC BA has going for it is you only need 1 6SN7 which makes things cheaper rolling in tubes.

 

Good luck!

Thanks for the links.  

 

And so.... which one did you choosed for yourself ?   With which headphone do you use it ?   Still happy with your choice ? 

 

And also, don't  you think that the Ballanced output can do any sonic improvement (with re-wired heaphone ballanced) ? 

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Originally Posted by San Raal View Post

 

Check out these two reviews, worthwhile reading as I had to make the same choice as you 2 years back.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eddiecurrent3/1.html

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wooaudio/5.html

 

The general feel I have read on the web is that the EC BA is one notch sonically above the WA5 and I stress "one" but the WA5 is the "swiss army knife" being able to drive K1000, Speakers, looking neater/better inside and out (IMHO) and I think slightly cheaper? Not sure if thats still the case mind.

 

One thing I think the EC BA has going for it is you only need 1 6SN7 which makes things cheaper rolling in tubes.

 

Good luck!

 

 

The fact that you could move into 10W full range speakers, which seem to be the rage now. 

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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

HeadphoneAddict, did you catch which tubes the WA7 is using?  It doesn't like like the same small triodes they use in the WA6/WA6SE so it got me curious.  They look like pentodes to me from the pictures.  I'm guessing it has SS rectification too.

 

Jack Wu told us over dinner Friday night, and I forget what he said, but either Fang Bian or Ray Samuels said they were very good tubes.  It's not tubes used in previous amps.  I do know it's a class-A single ended triode amp.  I'd actually want to know more about the DAC.

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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

HeadphoneAddict, did you catch which tubes the WA7 is using?  It doesn't like like the same small triodes they use in the WA6/WA6SE so it got me curious.  They look like pentodes to me from the pictures.  I'm guessing it has SS rectification too.

 

Jack Wu told us over dinner Friday night, and I forget what he said, but either Fang Bian or Ray Samuels said they were very good tubes.  It's not tubes used in previous amps.  I do know it's a class-A single ended triode amp.  I'd actually want to know more about the DAC.

 

What could you tell us about the power supply? Thanks.

post #23113 of 30630
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

It's moving time and I decided I won't be taking all my tubes with me to my new house. As a result I will sell 6 more NOS 2399/5998 tubes and maybe two 596 UE tubes (unless Keph still wants them) . I figured I'd give the Woo guys a heads up first.

 

PM me if you're interested. Serious offers only ;).

 

Update: The 596 tubes are spoken for already!. The 2399/5998 tubes are still available

 

Update: Only 4 NOS 2399/5998 tubes left. You better be quick... ;-)

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OK, OK, you almost convinced me to go for the WA5 instead of the EDBA.

 

But....is it really necessary with the WOO to get the tube or parts upgrade ? Dose it make à real " sonic différence " ? If yes, what are the most usefull recommended upgrade  (All the upgrades together add to + 3000$, which bring the WOO above the Electrostatic solution !!  so, which one are really recommended ) ?

Many thanks

post #23115 of 30630
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

OK, OK, you almost convinced me to go for the WA5 instead of the EDBA.

 

But....is it really necessary with the WOO to get the tube or parts upgrade ? Dose it make à real " sonic différence " ? If yes, what are the most usefull recommended upgrade  (All the upgrades together add to + 3000$, which bring the WOO above the Electrostatic solution !!  so, which one are really recommended ) ?

Many thanks

 

IMO the tube upgrades are a must specially the 300B and rectifiers. The one I audition before ordering mine had Sophia with RCA drivers and sounded very good. I am running EML 300B, Tugnsol 6F8G and USFA 596 and IMO sound great.

 

I did go all the way with parts upgrades, sockets upgrade and even send Jack the wire for internal wiring (OCC Copper Neotech) and Cards Eutectic solder. Later I upgraded the umbilical cord to one made out of the same Neotech OCC Copper chassis wire.

 

I love my WA5-LE.

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