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Like..........?
 

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I always take the chance to recommend the Sylvania fat bottle black plate 6FD7 in general, but more specifically for those with the high amplification factor try some of the various 6EM7/6EA7, 6DN7's, and 6GL7's.

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Which tubes do people recommend for the WA2. Are the tubes offered by woo to by with the WA2 good ones. Will be pairing the WA2 with a HD700 when I get them. I know lots of people talk about the tungsol 5998 but I can't find a good seller of them in the UK
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Which tubes do people recommend for the WA2. Are the tubes offered by woo to by with the WA2 good ones. Will be pairing the WA2 with a HD700 when I get them. I know lots of people talk about the tungsol 5998 but I can't find a good seller of them in the UK


http://langrex.co.uk/

 

However, I'd not get the 5998 for the WA2 and the HD700. I like it more with the "normal" 6AS7G, the HD700 doesn't need the extra gain. imo

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The 7236 that Jack has are decent tubes - to my ear they are more dynamic but less smooth sounding than the 5889. As for the price...you can do probably better if you are prepared to hunt around. There had been talk of a 5998 group buy, I thought, earlier on. Not sure if that is still in the cards, or if I missed that, but I'd be all over that too.
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There had been talk of a 5998 group buy, I thought, earlier on. Not sure if that is still in the cards, or if I missed that, but I'd be all over that too.

 

Oh yeah that was me. It are 2399 tubes, but we'd need 30 buyers.

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Count me as #1 then! (And #2 if there's more than enough to go around)
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30 buyers gets the price down to what...do we think?

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Oh yeah that was me. It are 2399 tubes, but we'd need 30 buyers.

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What about the driver and rectifier tubes woo offers with the wa2, anybody had any experience with those tubes. I'm particularly interested in the driver as I heard rectifiers don't affect the sound as much.
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I noticed you didn't offer an example of a solid state model, so it depends. That said, I listened to the LCD-2 for over a month using my WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition and a 1977 Pioneer SX-650 stereo receiver. I found this run to be recording, genre and mood dependent - shining on one amp on a given night and less than on another.

 

I now have two more (different) amps and would love to run a loaner pair through its paces...

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that's because i was hoping that someone might come up with something to compare (no trolling intended).

I guess i just want to know whether i should go for solid state or tube for lcd-2 but this might be the wrong thread to ask. 

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I'd have to check. I figured we'd never get to 30 :)

 

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I'd have to check. I figured we'd never get to 30 smily_headphones1.gif

That sounds like a challenge lads. wink.gif



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What about the driver and rectifier tubes woo offers with the wa2, anybody had any experience with those tubes. I'm particularly interested in the driver as I heard rectifiers don't affect the sound as much.
The rectifiers don't affect the sound all that much. The biggest sound changes are gained from the power tubes. The stock ones are fine - they sound good and you certainly don't have to spring for 7239/5889s if you don't want to. It's a great amp as is.
Edited by Pudu - 2/7/13 at 3:54am
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What about the driver and rectifier tubes woo offers with the wa2, anybody had any experience with those tubes. I'm particularly interested in the driver as I heard rectifiers don't affect the sound as much.

 

my WA2 came stock with philips 6922 drivers and international ez80, i upgraded the 6922 to JAN sylvania 7308 (i bought them much cheaper than what jack charges though, 260 dollars is outrageous cause i dont think they sound that much better than stock), which i feel might of just made the sound a bit more open, and the rectifier i upgraded to tesla 6ca4, which i don't think made too much of a difference. i'd say go for a good power tube and then a good driver, skipping the rectifier until u got a good sound with the others. 

 

if u can't get tung sol power tubes, the sylvania 7236 are a good option as well, i enjoyed them alot with my hd 800 and beyer t1, while the sound isn't as smooth or warm, it makes the sound airier and detailed. if you don't feel like spending alot of money on expensive power tubes, even cheap tubes like RCA 6as7g are pretty good as well. 

 

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I always take the chance to recommend the Sylvania fat bottle black plate 6FD7 in general, but more specifically for those with the high amplification factor try some of the various 6EM7/6EA7, 6DN7's, and 6GL7's.

 

+1, i find the RCA 6DR7 to be really good as well. a  bit more gain than 6FD7 and a tubier sound.

 

 

 

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That sounds like a challenge lads. wink.gif

 

challenge accepted! 

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Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/7/13 at 4:17am
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Hi, I wanna know.. 

 

Why do WA6SE+AKG K702 sound too bright in my experience? Well, the bass is improved, however, the brightness which is more than enough in K702 is also being added up. This somehow gives me mixed feelings between Schiit Lyr or WA6SE as the best value headphone amp for K702.  (I run 6EM7+274B Sophia in WA6SE)

 

If I do a quick comparison with Lyr and WA6SE, even though I can hear more detail on WA6SE, the brightness level makes listening become sometimes unpleasant.

 

Anyone experience the same feelings like me? Or is it something wrong with my WA6SE as I have heard that WA6SE+K702 is one of the ?great? match? (Sorry,I am new in this world)

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i had that same combination (AKG K70x with WA6-SE) and never found the combination to be bright or harsh.   try using sylvania or raytheon 6EW7 (open sounding tube with smooth highs) or 6DR7 with sophia and tell me what u think about that combination, i found it absolutely amazing. wink.gif i found the bass very satisfying as well with the WA6-SE. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/7/13 at 4:51am
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