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I just got RCA 6DR7..and I think I found a set of tube I want :D more lush dynamic and improved PRaT! I thought WA6SE is thinner and lack of body compare to WA2 I had, now it is very close :)

highly recommend it to all WA6SE owners :)

I like it more than Sylvania 6EW7 and Westinghouse 6FD7 by big margin. it's fairy cheap too(like $15 ish)

Now I guess I have to save up for some GZ34s biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by senson View Post

I just got RCA 6DR7..and I think I found a set of tube I want :D more lush dynamic and improved PRaT! I thought WA6SE is thinner and lack of body compare to WA2 I had, now it is very close :)

highly recommend it to all WA6SE owners :)

I like it more than Sylvania 6EW7 and Westinghouse 6FD7 by big margin. it's fairy cheap too(like $15 ish)

Now I guess I have to save up for some GZ34s biggrin.gif

 

hey! thats my favorite tube with the LCD-2 as well!

 

i didn't find it as good of a match with the T1 or HD 800 though, but i haven't listened to it much. it also has alot more gain than the other tubes.

post #23898 of 30831

It's still better than my other tubes with HD800 but If there's better tubes for HD800 I'm all inwink_face.gif

post #23899 of 30831

for the hd 800, nope, can't really say, i use the WA2 for the hd 800 mostly. 

 

u already tried the 6ew7 and 6fd7, theres not much else besides the 6gl7 upgrades that cost more or using 6sn7 (with adaptor that has a resistor in it or something like that).


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 1/18/13 at 1:45pm
post #23900 of 30831
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Originally Posted by senson View Post

I just got RCA 6DR7..and I think I found a set of tube I want :D more lush dynamic and improved PRaT! I thought WA6SE is thinner and lack of body compare to WA2 I had, now it is very close :)

highly recommend it to all WA6SE owners :)

I like it more than Sylvania 6EW7 and Westinghouse 6FD7 by big margin. it's fairy cheap too(like $15 ish)

Now I guess I have to save up for some GZ34s biggrin.gif

 

I have Sylvania 6EW7 and 6FD7, and Philco 6DE7.  

 

6FD7 had the bass that I was looking for.  Can you please compare 6DR7 with 6FD7?  

 

Also, does anyone have Hifiman HE-500 running with WA6SE and can provide his/her experience?  I've started researching the HE-500 for some reason which usually is a precursor to buying blink.gif


Edited by radiolight - 1/18/13 at 8:50pm
post #23901 of 30831
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I just got RCA 6DR7..and I think I found a set of tube I want :D more lush dynamic and improved PRaT! I thought WA6SE is thinner and lack of body compare to WA2 I had, now it is very close :)

highly recommend it to all WA6SE owners :)

 

 

Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

hey! thats my favorite tube with the LCD-2 as well!

 

 

Thanks for the tip! I just ordered a pair.  happy_face1.gif

post #23902 of 30831
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Originally Posted by radiolight View Post

 

I have Sylvania 6EW7 and 6FD7, and Philco 6DE7.  

 

6FD7 had the bass that I was looking for.  Can you please compare 6DR7 with 6FD7?  

 

Also, does anyone have Hifiman HE-500 running with WA6SE and can provide his/her experience?  I've started researching the HE-500 for some reason which usually is a precursor to buying blink.gif

To me, 6FD7 sound more lush but flat. 6DR7 little less forward but have more rhythm, lively sounds

I never had HE-500 so I wouldn't know :)

post #23903 of 30831

Not sure if it's better, but my last favorite combination with the HD-800 and the 6SE was the 1956 NOS Metal Base Amperex Bugle Boy 5AR4/GZ34 and the Rayetheon 6EW7 made in Japan fat bottles.

 

I was really digging that combo...

 

 

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Originally Posted by senson View Post

It's still better than my other tubes with HD800 but If there's better tubes for HD800 I'm all inwink_face.gif

post #23904 of 30831

i find the raytheon 6ew7 to be my favorite tube as well. i'll have to buy an extra pair for the future. 

 

compared to sylvania and westinghouse 6ew7, it seems to be better as well. just a little more open and detailed. its noticeable enough to the point that i can see why people would find the other 6ew7s more dull and uninvolving.

 

 

post #23905 of 30831
Just got a pair of RCA 6SA7-G vintage 1939. While they are very
smooth, they are quite extended at both ends and are dead silent.
the WA2 seems to like them a lot.
Hibuck...
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Remember what some say... "When you go black......" biggrin.gif

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OK SO, here is one for you from my Album collection.....

 

 

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Nudes of the 6SE.

Theres some upgrades in there.

Really don't know what exactly

seller said teflon sockets and stepped attenuator and wasn't sure on the rest.

But theres a handful of blackgates that i don't think are stock.

Any experts know what all has been upgraded?

or are the Rubycon BG's stock?


Edited by Rawrbington - 1/20/13 at 11:45am
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

OK SO, here is one for you from my Album collection.....

 

 

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So thanks to the recent group buy (my first) I joined the 596 club:

 

 

And it'd be interesting to see if anybody listening to the above combo could still refer to the LCD-3 as being too "laidback" biggrin.gif I certainly have to dial it down for the same sound level on my favourite tracks. As a matter of fact, apart from rock and some classical, I find it a bit too punchy for jazz or vocals. The Sylvania & Tung-Sol triangle-types are fine of course, but something interesting has happened: out of curiosity I dug out my Sophia 6SN7s which I could never really warm up too, and for some reason, for the first time, I -really- like them in this setup!

 

I also decided to get the spare tube purchase out of the way when I bough the adapter, and unexpectedly ended up with two very different 596s. I think the one of the group buy, in the bigger box, may be the older one? Some comparisons: 2 getters instead of one, copper bracket at the top instead of steel (?), and different markings due to the 2nd getter.

 


Edited by TheGrumpyOldMan - 1/21/13 at 4:16pm
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