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post #23911 of 30736
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Originally Posted by TheGrumpyOldMan View Post

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

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Very nice! Looks like I got one of the large box ones. I have not put it in yet as I got it as a backup for the current 596 I am using now....They do have punch!

post #23912 of 30736

I ran them each for an evening of music enjoyment, before settling for one. I'd rather not find out that the spare I got was somehow defective when I finally need it...

post #23913 of 30736
Love this picture! Nice setup.


[quote name="TheGrumpyOldMan" url="/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-
unite/23895#post_9081077"]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.








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post #23914 of 30736

TheGrumpyOldMan...and The Mighty 596! Sounds like the title of a novel.

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post #23915 of 30736
Very nice GOM, welcome to the WA22/596/LCD club!
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So.. I missed all of these 596 deal I think the group buy was filled right after I ordered WA6SE :(

Does anyone has a spare to share? biggrin.gif

post #23917 of 30736
Spare? Yes. Share? What was that? I have check if I have two spare or not first.
post #23918 of 30736

Getting my drink up to room temperature rolleyes.gif

 

post #23919 of 30736
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Getting my drink up to room temperature rolleyes.gif

 

That bottle is smaller than your 6AS7 tube. Did you grab that off of an airline beverage cart? biggrin.gif

post #23920 of 30736
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

That bottle is smaller than your 6AS7 tube. Did you grab that off of an airline beverage cart? biggrin.gif

 

Don't tell KLM ;)

No seriously, my RCA's are THAT big rolleyes.gif

post #23921 of 30736
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Don't tell KLM ;)

No seriously, my RCA's are THAT big rolleyes.gif

 

After turning on your WA2 on a KLM flight to warm up the cabin, they then had to de-ice the wings. That bottle and amp should warm you up this winter.

 

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This is my first post at this forum.  I first read up here maybe 8 years ago, then forgot all about it, and have started thinking about these things again lately.

 

Another first -- I've recently bought my first great headphones and amp, mostly from reading what you all have to say.  I picked up a T1 and WA22.  I'll have more thoughts soon, but for now, I just want to say that I am totally floored by the sound.  It's hard to get anything done as I'm basically just sitting around listening to new music and old favorites.  I am a full-time musician, have spent many hours with high-end recording gear in studios, and have a collection of vintage tube amps for guitar.  The WA22 is really an instrument in its own right, a vehicle that makes music better without changing it.  I'm so happy!  Thanks y'all.
 

post #23923 of 30736
@apossibleworld..

Yep, wish I coulda stretched to some T1's.. However, very happy to have my T90/WA22 combination.. There are some members who are not huge fans of the T1/ WA22 combination.. But if your happy, don't listen to them!! It's a great combo I think.. Enjoy:)
post #23924 of 30736
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Originally Posted by apossibleworld View Post

This is my first post at this forum.  I first read up here maybe 8 years ago, then forgot all about it, and have started thinking about these things again lately.

 

Another first -- I've recently bought my first great headphones and amp, mostly from reading what you all have to say.  I picked up a T1 and WA22.  I'll have more thoughts soon, but for now, I just want to say that I am totally floored by the sound.  It's hard to get anything done as I'm basically just sitting around listening to new music and old favorites.  I am a full-time musician, have spent many hours with high-end recording gear in studios, and have a collection of vintage tube amps for guitar.  The WA22 is really an instrument in its own right, a vehicle that makes music better without changing it.  I'm so happy!  Thanks y'all.
 

Ah yes, the T1 and WA22.  A stellar combination.  Welcome!

post #23925 of 30736

OK fellow woosies...and "opinion poll/check".  What do you think the chances would be of someone trading a WA6SE for my WA2?

Love the way tthe 2 sounds, but am looking for the versatility of the 6 SE.  Or is this just a bad idea from the start?

tnx,

Hibuck....
 

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