pulled the trigger on a WA6SE today. Shipping shows it arriving Saturday.
It looks like i might have the weekend with both my WA2 and 6SE.
Sorry Im a tube newbie..having just bought the WA2 myself... The 6FD7 are the power tubes? What kind of tubes are the Sophia's... ?
I'll be considering tube rolling soon... given how good I think the stock setup is.. I wonder if the difference will be huge if the stock tubes are changed out..
You need different tubes since you have WA2. WA2 and WA6SE use different Tubes.
but I would suggest enjoy the tube it comes with in the beginning before you start spending hundreds of dollars. Tube rolling could be very expensive
What I remember though I liked TS 5998, 7236 and GEC 6AS7G as power tubes when I had WA2.
yeah WA2 uses different tubes.
To me the Power tubes, which senson pretty well covered, always made the biggest difference in sound.
i might know somebody who might possibly be selling a couple pairs of tubes that might happen to be TS 5998s
although 1 pair might already be spoken for
How long is one to expect the burn in process?
My WA22 arrived today. Wow, this thing is HUGE-it makes a statement just sitting silent! My transport and DAC are at Woo for repair, so I am "making do" with my Oppo as a source/preamp. Lot's of burn-in time to come, but the WA22 in balanced mode is very nice even at this early stage. More pronounced low end with my HD800's. Listening to Steve Earle's "I Feel Alright" CD is amazing. There seems to be much more presence and impact to the music. It seems to be not quite as warm as my WA6-SE...I am running Woo's suggested tube upgrades. I have not tried the stock tubes yet...
Another great product from Woo....Jack and company are really fantastic artisans....
Oh thanks.....several more hundred dollar bills on this hobby :-)
Thanks for the advice. Those Mullard GZ34's are like trying to find the holy grail !
the WA6-SE does have noise, but its only when no musics playing and isn't noticeable unless you turned the amp really loud, much more than needed for most headphones (like near 12 clock or higher). part of it just has to do with the WA6-SE having much more gain than the WA2
are you getting any tube upgrades with the WA6-SE?
I'll let you guys in both threads(this one and the vintage) know how the 2 compare with the LCD2's
Can't wait to test it out.
On my WA2 there are numbers(tube model numbers?) stamped on the chassis near the tube sockets.. but it seems like they don't match to any of those numbers mentioned above...How do we know which recommended tubes go to which socket for my WA2
It will be great if someone can guide me on what goes where..
1) 6080 socket--> Recommended tubes?
2) 6922 socket--> Recommended tubes?
3) EZ80 socket--> Recommended tubes?
I apologise if this is very basic.Im a complete noob for rolling tubes...
I tried the search function.. have some results.. but I just wanted to make sure I dont get the wrong tubes or plug something in thats not suppose to be there.