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post #23251 of 30818
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Originally Posted by Sid-Fi View Post

Hey there fellow Woosies. Believe it or not, I finally got an adapter for my WA22 to be able to use the USAF 596 that I have had sitting in a dresser drawer for months and months. Put the 596 in and everything is working great - no microphonics at all with the adapter from Glenn. I'll have to give it time to settle in and compare it to benchmark of Sophia Princess on my setup. Anyway, thought finally getting the 596 glowing was reason enough for a cheers. beerchug.gif

 

(Silent One flips backwards through the calendar...and realizes...Sid-Fi deserves a new round of cheers anyways)

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post #23252 of 30818
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I've been getting more and more request for 596 tubes. I'm willing to organize another sale if we can get 10 buyers (10 tubes)

 

anyone interested?

 

Your announcements around this glass always leave me feeling warm...and comfy.wink.gif

post #23253 of 30818
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Keep us posted SF! I thought there was no way that the Princess could be de-throned in my setup, but the 596 continues to reign supreme.
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Good thing you didn't ask for my opinion on the Mighty 596. I'd have given "Tube bias" tongue_smile.gif a whole new meaning!

post #23254 of 30818
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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post

okay, I skipped the last few pagesbiggrin.gif

can I use it with WA6SE? need an adaptor? My Woo has been getting some use, lately

 

I absolutely adored my USAF-596 with the WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition! It is now serving me in my current tube amp as well...

 

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6AS7 based OTL amp - custom built by 2359glenn...

 

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post #23255 of 30818

Ok guys,

 

I don't know the exact price yet. Last time it was $85/piece + shipping depending on your location (pm me). Once we have 10 interest buyers (we need 10 tubes) I'll get a price confirmation.

 

Adapters can be bought from Glenn, Keph from here the boards here or from Woo Audio

 

I think we're already at 5/6 tubes but I'm waiting for confirmation.

 

Thx

U.

post #23256 of 30818

I have had the exact same impression about the Sophia Princess being difficult to dethrone in my system. It is head and shoulders above many rectifiers I have tried in my system.

 

My very first impressions of the 596 are interesting. It definitely has more bass emphasis and impact/slam--which is actually great for my main Sylvania chrome top 6SN7 drivers which can be bass-light--and has a type of holographic, open feel to the soundstage. Other than that, it actually sounds somewhat similar to the Sophia Princess so far and is easily also head and shoulders above the other rectifiers that the Princess bested on my setup.

 

The strange thing is, besides the clear sound signature differences I notice with the 596, there seems to be something intangible yet obvious (that I couldn't quite put my finger on) that makes my setup more immersive and enganging than with the Princess. Again, I couldn't put my finger on it, but I had one of the most rewarding listening sessions I've had in quite awhile with it last night. I was definitely left with the impression that the 596 would likely replace the Princess as my main recitifer, although I will still compare for awhile to be sure.

 

Does anyone have any ideas regarding what it is that makes the 596 so immersive. The obvious sonic differences I noticed didn't really seem to explain it and it has me pleasently perplexed.

 

SilentOne, I thought about flipping through the calendar to see just how long its been, but gave up before I started. Any chance you already noticed?

 

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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Keep us posted SF! I thought there was no way that the Princess could be de-throned in my setup, but the 596 continues to reign supreme.
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post #23257 of 30818

Just bought a used WA6 with Princess 274b and PDPS.  It's a little tarnished/less shiny than the ones I see pics of here,

but it sure sounds great with the NOS 6DE7's I picked up.  Have also been trying a Amperex 5AR4 that is a bit more forward

but has a great width to the soundstage.   Reading my way through this thread, but only up to page 310 right now.

Hibuck......

post #23258 of 30818

+1 for the USAF-596 , please

 

now, I need an adaptor

post #23259 of 30818
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Ok guys,

 

I don't know the exact price yet. Last time it was $85/piece + shipping depending on your location (pm me). Once we have 10 interest buyers (we need 10 tubes) I'll get a price confirmation.

 

Adapters can be bought from Glenn, Keph from here the boards here or from Woo Audio

 

I think we're already at 5/6 tubes but I'm waiting for confirmation.

 

Thx

U.

 

We're at 8 already! Only 2 places left guys...

I'm waiting for confirmation of the tube guy. I'll keep you all posted

post #23260 of 30818

I will be more than happy to supply the Adapters.. if anyone wants one pls PM me..i Hope this time will be the same as the previous group buy..

post #23261 of 30818

Is there any way you could do 1 shipment to the US and let us distribute them here?  It seems crazy to pay $40 for each box to the US when you could pay for that once and then it would cost under $10 per package.

 

If you could do that then I would be in for 2.

post #23262 of 30818

are you talking about tubes or adapters?

 

In case of the tubes. sure, if you can find a volunteer/someone every one else trusts, it's easier for me too.
 

post #23263 of 30818

I meant the tubes and I would be happy to run this for the US.  

 

Call Skylab.  He'll vouch for me. smily_headphones1.gif

post #23264 of 30818
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Is there any way you could do 1 shipment to the US and let us distribute them here?  It seems crazy to pay $40 for each box to the US when you could pay for that once and then it would cost under $10 per package.

 

If you could do that then I would be in for 2.

 

That was what i did for the previous adapters...i sent it to Setamp and he distributes them all to other members..

post #23265 of 30818
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Is there any way you could do 1 shipment to the US and let us distribute them here?  It seems crazy to pay $40 for each box to the US when you could pay for that once and then it would cost under $10 per package.

 

If you could do that then I would be in for 2.

 

 

Looking for backup?  David is great guy, I can vouch for him.

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