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You :thumb: know it! I told rosgr63 last year that I could enjoy my favourite tune inside an elevator. 


Agreed! And I have, too.biggrin.gif (Bossa nova sounds really good in an elevator.)

 

Man, I can't 'neak anything past you...you're good! Bossa Nova is exactly what I was thinking when I made that comment last year - Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl From Ipanema." With your Record experience in the background, I should have known better.

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Weird, that was the first tune that popped in my head when I read Bossa Nova!

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Inside the listening room: "When Push Came To Shove"

 

 

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Inside the listening room: "When Push Came To Shove"

 

 

beyersmile.png good one!

 

Thanks!

 

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Weird, that was the first tune that popped in my head when I read Bossa Nova!

 

Perhaps, one Friday or Saturday this Spring, we could have a Bossa Nova/Samba night...or day. Whereby, all Woozies would listen on the selected date and post what they listened to and on what Woo.

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WA22 & LCD-2's with Explosions In The Sky.. "All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone" .. Just freaking beautiful:)
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WA22 & LCD-2's with Explosions In The Sky.. "All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone" .. Just freaking beautiful:)

Yep, it's albums like that that make it worth spending the money the gear.

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Spotted the album cover in your avatar;) nice:)
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Finally hook up my WA-5 to an old pair of Acoustic Research HO 308 bookshelf speakers.  

 

The specs are as follows: 1” Aerofoam Dome Tweeter, 5 1/4” Midrange Driver. 8” Long Throw Woofer. Frequency Response: 40Hz – 20KHz +/- 2 db. Sensitivity: 92 db @ 2.83 Volts/Meter. Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms. Power Rating: 25 – 200 Watts RMS.

 

Well, despite 8 watts not being in the power rating range, it sounded quite good! Tori, Sarah, Haley and other female vocalists are superb.  Couldn't turn the volume past 12:00, as it started to distort.  The midrange "magic" was there and the sound stage was wide, extending 7' beyond, laterally, beyond the speakers.  Deep bass electronica did not fare quite as well, Deadmau5 and John Digweed were a little thin (I will likely add my Velodyne DD-10 to the system).  I have not tried any Metal yet, but Slayer and Disturbed will likely be the first.  

 

I also have a pair of Thiel 2.3's, but they are a miserably match for the 300b, for those the Bryston 4bsst is the deal.  

 

I have read that the Psvane TII's, the 6sn7 and the 300b's are good tubes to try for more deep bass and top end extension on the headphone aspect, but will they do the same for speaker level outputs?  

 

There is 200 hours total on the amp, 20 hours only on the speaker level transformer.  Lots of break in still to come.   I thought break in would be a pain, but I am actually enjoying the amp blossoming slowly.  500 hours needed total for the Black Gates to break in. 

 

Anyone try a pair of Zu Loudspeaker's with the WA-5? www.zuaudio.com

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Finally hook up my WA-5 to an old pair of Acoustic Research HO 308 bookshelf speakers.  

 

 

Cool reviews...was wondering how the wa5 would pair up with full size speakers!

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bet that thing would sound killer on some klipsch heritage

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This is what I had been thinking the last month - pairing a '5' with some vintage Klipsch speakers.

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I am pretty close to buying Klipsch Cornwall III. Let you know how it sounds.

 

Right now I have 804S - very nice sounding even it is not ideal for WA5 due to 90db sensitivity.

 

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Cool reviews...was wondering how the wa5 would pair up with full size speakers!

 

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bet that thing would sound killer on some klipsch heritage

 

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This is what I had been thinking the last month - pairing a '5' with some vintage Klipsch speakers.

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Does anyone have any recommendations for a tube tester for WA22 tubes (5U4G, 6SN7, 6080 and equivalents)? I feel bad that I've collected quite a number of tubes and don't have a tester to check their strength.

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I would recommend calling Bob Putnak at tubesound.com.  No one knows the testers better than he does.  You can get a nice, calibrated tester at a reasonable price from him.

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One of the best, honest and very knowledgeable.

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