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post #23281 of 30824
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

No one does a '596' Party like Ultrainferno!

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It's nice to help everyone out. I just wish they wouldn't let me pay for the paypal fees. I'm already paying for the packing materials myself. This Deal is costing me money biggrin.gif

post #23282 of 30824
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

No one does a '596' Party like Ultrainferno!

beerchug.gif

 

It's nice to help everyone out. I just wish they wouldn't let me pay for the paypal fees. I'm already paying for the packing materials myself. This Deal is costing me money biggrin.gif

 

Sounds like we need to send a Group PM :thumb: and have a lil' chat. 

post #23283 of 30824

Already done, I'm sure it'll be fine in the end :)
 

post #23284 of 30824

Great! Now I can go to bed dreaming ever so sweetly...tongue_smile.gifabout spending more on audio.

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Great! Now I can go to bed dreaming ever so sweetly...tongue_smile.gifabout spending more on audio.

I hear a song...."I'm dreaming of a Tube Christmas...."
post #23286 of 30824

for now i only have 1 adapters for the group buy...if it does not reach around 6 or above i will not make the group buy..

post #23287 of 30824
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Congrats! What color Woo?
beerchug.gif

For maintenance/restoration, you can use water based metal cleaner/polisher like "Twinkle." Perhaps, $6 on AMZN...

Thanks for the tip! It began life as a silver one...and life has been hard.
Someone dropped it and put a gouge in the transformer cover. It came with a new
Sophia rectifier and a few tubes. I bought some nos Rca 6DE7's and have a
Chatham 5R4 coming. Sounds great with my D7000's, and HD650's. Still
breaking in some hD700's. This thread is going to be hard on my wallet!
Already talking to glenn about adapters.
regards,
Hibuck....
post #23288 of 30824
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

That's the UEC 596 rectifier tube. It's a rectifier ;)

 

Thanks! 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Those are anode wires connecting to the grid cap. Lower powered tubes usually have this construction internally, as opposed to external wiring. The USAF-596 is a powerful compact rectifier, and the external anode construction allows for more power in a smaller package; higher gain; better operation at higher frequency.

 

Additionally, designers had the foresight to include the "Cool factor" for later generations...wink_face.gif

 

If I misstated the facts, anyone, please correct me at once! 

 

Thanks much for the information!

post #23289 of 30824
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Originally Posted by Hibuckhobby View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Congrats! What color Woo?
beerchug.gif

For maintenance/restoration, you can use water based metal cleaner/polisher like "Twinkle." Perhaps, $6 on AMZN...

Thanks for the tip! It began life as a silver one...and life has been hard.
Someone dropped it and put a gouge in the transformer cover. It came with a new
Sophia rectifier and a few tubes. I bought some nos Rca 6DE7's and have a
Chatham 5R4 coming. Sounds great with my D7000's, and HD650's. Still
breaking in some hD700's. This thread is going to be hard on my wallet!
Already talking to glenn about adapters.
regards,
Hibuck....

 

Sounds like Street Life. Can't help with the dent but it should still look good when you get it Dolled-up.

post #23290 of 30824
Amazed at how much difference rectifiers make.
Have been comparing NOS Amperex 5AR4, Sophia 274b
and NOS Tungsol 5r4. Right now the Sophia is ahead
on my D7000's, but the TS needs a few more hours on it.
Hibuck...

pics to follow
post #23291 of 30824

I am in the process of selling off my amps and speakers from a high end system and spending the proceeds on hopefully a very high end headphone system. The reason for this is due to my changed circumstances and moving to a much smaller dwelling, that will not house my present system(without going into too much detail).

I will therefore be in a position to afford either Woo WA5 LE or WA22, with many of the upgrades Woo suggests.

I already have Senns HD 800 and HD 650 and may try others in future such as Grado GS 1000. I am running a Mapletree HD Super Plus II at the moment.

It has taken many years to build up my system to what it is today, and so I feel that the purchase of the best from my sales is justified as no extra money will have to be spent.

So I am looking for any views and advice on the above, would the WA5 pay dividends over the WA22.

My front end is vinyl ..Inspire Eclipse with SME M 12 R Audio Technica 33EV cartridge, also Musical Fidelity Nu Vista CD player, I also use Nakamichi CR7 and RX 505 Cassette decks as I believe in keeping analog in its pure form, and using CD for new modern material.

I live in Manchester England, we dont have meets to try amps etc. over here so some degree of chance has to be taken, also very limited in Headphone Amp manufacturers.

Malky

post #23292 of 30824
I love my WA22 but would love a WA5 (stock, not LE) even more because of the K1000 port. And you could even hook a WEE to the speaker terminals for electrostatics if you wish. And maybe some speakers, oh wait... very_evil_smiley.gif
post #23293 of 30824
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I love my WA22 but would love a WA5 (stock, not LE) even more because of the K1000 port. And you could even hook a WEE to the speaker terminals for electrostatics if you wish. And maybe some speakers, oh wait... very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Nuthin' for me to think about, really. I'd have a WA5 coming out of WooAudio so fast, they'd have to halt shipping tongue_smile.gif just to make sure it was paid for! 

post #23294 of 30824
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Originally Posted by malky View Post

I am in the process of selling off my amps and speakers from a high end system and spending the proceeds on hopefully a very high end headphone system. The reason for this is due to my changed circumstances and moving to a much smaller dwelling, that will not house my present system(without going into too much detail).

I will therefore be in a position to afford either Woo WA5 LE or WA22, with many of the upgrades Woo suggests.

I already have Senns HD 800 and HD 650 and may try others in future such as Grado GS 1000. I am running a Mapletree HD Super Plus II at the moment.

It has taken many years to build up my system to what it is today, and so I feel that the purchase of the best from my sales is justified as no extra money will have to be spent.

So I am looking for any views and advice on the above, would the WA5 pay dividends over the WA22.

My front end is vinyl ..Inspire Eclipse with SME M 12 R Audio Technica 33EV cartridge, also Musical Fidelity Nu Vista CD player, I also use Nakamichi CR7 and RX 505 Cassette decks as I believe in keeping analog in its pure form, and using CD for new modern material.

I live in Manchester England, we dont have meets to try amps etc. over here so some degree of chance has to be taken, also very limited in Headphone Amp manufacturers.

Malky

In my opinion go for the WA5 for me a single ended amp sounds better then a push pull amp.

Also does your phono pre amp add CD player Cassette decks all  have a balanced output as the WA22 has to have a balanced input because it has no phase inverter.

post #23295 of 30824
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

for me a single ended amp sounds better then a push pull amp.

 

 

You knew you couldn't make that statement without a follow up explanation for the rest of us.  Can you explain why you feel this way?

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