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I just joined headfi for a thread like this. I ordered a Woo WA6 which should arrive tomorrow. I don't know how I'm going to sleep! I already ordered an early 50s Mullard GZ34 rectifier tube and NOS 6GL7s drive tubes. I will be driving Sennheisers (HD598s and HD800s). I'm glad to be in good company!


Welcome - I caught the head-fi bug while living in Chicago.  Lots of cold nights for critical listening sessions.  You've got some nice equipment coming your way!

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Has anybody seen or heard of USAF-596 tubes made by MU Inc.? As far as I know, United is the only brand associated with them.

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Has anybody seen or heard of USAF-596 tubes made by MU Inc.? As far as I know, United is the only brand associated with them.

 

No, I haven't. However, MU Inc. is a private company located in SoCal (Oceanside) and was established in 1965. They offer electron tubes, X-Ray Apparatus tubes & Irradiation stuff ect... 

 

Perhaps, they or someone else makes a version or they're re-branding. Last series of '596' tubes I've seen from United Electronics ends by 1964-65. Coincidence? I'll call/write 'em tomorrow.biggrin.gif 

 

Update: They're legit. They focus on Defense contracts with the Federal Gov't; located next door to Camp Pendleton. 


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Has anybody seen or heard of USAF-596 tubes made by MU Inc.? As far as I know, United is the only brand associated with them.

 

 

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Thought I'd drop in to say hi with the WA7 + EH Gold Pin 6C45Ps and my LCD-3s.

 

Audeze LCD-3s with ADAM ARTist 3 speakers, Woo Audio WA7 and ALO Audio PanAm.

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Very nice!

It's funny, with the relative sizes of diminutive Fireflies, the oversized LCD3, and the ARTist 3 in there too, it's hard for the brain the get a sense of what size anything actually is in that pic.

Impression of the newest Woo?
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With the stock tubes, the WA7 is warmish but beautiful through the mids. Vocals and jazz are glorious. Background is dead black, even at full volume with sensitive IEMs. The DAC is good too. The whole unit has character to the sound without overdoing it. The Gold Pins are brighter, more open, but they've only been in a few hours so far and I'm hoping the treble will settle a little after a few days.

 

Here's a rather cramped side-by-side picture that should give you an idea of the size. The main amp section is small, but not PanAm small. It's very neat since the power supply sits behind my desk.

 

 

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Thanks for the overview. It sounds like a sweet / attractive package. Congrats!
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Thank you to all for the warm welcome. I just got my WA6 warmed up...oh my god! It's outstanding. In the name of Woozies everywhere, declare today Tube Tuesday! Light 'em up, friends! I can feel your glow! smily_headphones1.gif
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Great! I had scheduled my return to the listening room Wednesday night. Let's see if I can make that happen tonight...after NCIS: Los Angeles, of course.

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My handle (I right I) is a play on words similar to a cheeky vanity license plate. Can anyone guess what it means/says?
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My new baby WA6SE with Sofia 274B + 6GL7s.  Successfully captured the glow with a 4-sec exposure.

 

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My new baby WA6SE with Sofia 274B + 6GL7s.  Successfully captured the glow with a 4-sec exposure.
 

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That's gorgeous. Nice. Props for matching up the HD800s with your Woo.
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^ very nice!

 

i see a d7000 cable as well there, its trying to plug itself into the amp tongue_smile.gif

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