So I'm looking into getting my first tube amp..
What Woo amp works better with Grados: WA2 or WA22?
Thanks. Your LF339 is a beaut, too!
Thanks. The sunlite had shone well upon the WA22 today.
Mimosas are the best. I was having a glass of wine at the time.
Thanks, as well.
The days and nights will get better after your amp arrives. Then you'll forget about ever wanting to vomit.
WA22. The WA2 is an OTL amp and not ideal for low impedance headphones. Don't get me wrong, the WA2 does play Grado's very well, just not as well as the WA22 (which is superior amp with a variety of headphones). Owned both, but I do miss the WA22 at times.
Very nicely captured, not the just the sun directly but the warm bounced light as well, the silver WA22 is great for that
It's been a while since I put up some non-useful pics, so: where there is light, there is darkness:
Can you ever have enough tube glow?
WA22 with some Chathams, Sylvanias & a Zaerix (Mullard)
I wouldn't rule out the 6SE either. One of the things I very much like about it is it's ability to do well with a wider range of headphones, Grado included.
some WA2 might not work for grados and other low impedance. mine shows clipping on low impedance headphones, some members have had this issue too, most have not. i still dont know if some of the amps have had issues, or if the WA2 was ever revised
also to note, it seems the less powerful the tube, the better a match the amp is with lower impedance headphones.
for me, if i plug in the stock GE 6AS7 instead of the more powerful 7236 (or 5998 as i once did when i used to have them), i can get the lower impedance up to a higher volume before they start sounding bad, even more so with the RCA 6AS7G (with these, the LCD-2 is powered ok, though can't get too loud, and the denons can get a little louder as well), its still far from optimal though.
of course, you can avoid this issue altogether by going with the WA22 or WA6-SE
Well today was rough.
2 flat tires.
Had to fill em up and then bail early on work to go get em fixed since i don't have 2 spares.
The good news is i got to go pick up my WA6SE afterwards!
So not all bad.
Some surprises there though.
first off the tube sockets for the driver? tubes is slanted backwards. Not sure how this happens coming from a WA2. Im guess the internal construction is just different.
And then a bit of confusion with the sophia. The center post was broken off, but dubstepgirl helped me out with that. Thank you!.
Now for the good news.
It is maxed. Or somewhere close to maxed.
Stepped pot, teflon sockets, and i peaked inside, a very nice helping of Rubycon Black Gates.