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Originally Posted by reeltime View Post

 

WA6 combinations are many.  My favorite setup was the 6DE7 with a metal base GZ34 rectifier.  Once I got the HD 800 I went with more power on the drivers-- 6SN7 with adapters.  

 

If that's too rich for your blood (a metal GZ34 can cost up to $300) go with the Sophia Princess as a starting point.  

 

Of course there's always the 596, if you can find one-- I'm still looking for a matched pair. 

 

For WA6, you can skip the 6SN7 and get a pair of 6FD7.  Mullard metal based GZ34 with Sylvania 6FD7 is my go to tubes for HD800.

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I'm really enjoying my WA6 and HD650. I'm not looking at upgrading headphones for a little while but feel like a driver upgrade might be in order. I already have the Sophia, it's running with the stock 6DE7. I tried the 6CY7, hated them.

 

I am eying the upgrade options on the woo website. 6GL7/6EM7 or the 6SN7? What would pair goo with the Sophia and the HD650? 

 

Thx

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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

I'm really enjoying my WA6 and HD650. I'm not looking at upgrading headphones for a little while but feel like a driver upgrade might be in order. I already have the Sophia, it's running with the stock 6DE7. I tried the 6CY7, hated them.

 

I am eying the upgrade options on the woo website. 6GL7/6EM7 or the 6SN7? What would pair goo with the Sophia and the HD650? 

 

Thx

 

 

HD650, WA6, Princess and 6SN7s.

Truly a dream, a heavenly concoction.

I tried the 6GL7s but I found them to be too harsh and a little grainy. I managed to sell them at slightly more than my buy price so I'm not complaining. wink.gif

 

post #25084 of 30630

i only like 6GL7 with mullard gz34 and 596, the 6GL7 can sound quite bad with the tube combination though.

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If anyone wants 596, talk to Jack Wu, like I did.biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

If anyone wants 596, talk to Jack Wu, like I did.biggrin.gif

 

In case anyone is wondering, last I spoke with Jack he charged $150 for a 5AR4 to 596 adapter + 596 tube.

 

And he did replace the tube when I found the one I got was not good.


Edited by GloryUprising - 4/21/13 at 7:55am
post #25087 of 30630
So like, for my Lyr, i just bought tubes off ebay, hoping they would sound good, and they did. For this, it seams driver tube rolling isnt too popular, and Rectifier tubes are expensive and need be purchased from a reputable source, sound right? So i cant just order 4ar5 rectifier tubes on ebay and have them sound nice?

Also, jack is very young! I expected him to be more elderly i guess, not old, just older.
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

I'm really enjoying my WA6 and HD650. I'm not looking at upgrading headphones for a little while but feel like a driver upgrade might be in order. I already have the Sophia, it's running with the stock 6DE7. I tried the 6CY7, hated them.

 

I am eying the upgrade options on the woo website. 6GL7/6EM7 or the 6SN7? What would pair goo with the Sophia and the HD650? 

 

Thx

 

i'd avoid the 6GL7.  I bought both upgrades-- because I'm a Big Dumb Guy.  It's a harsh tube, to my ear.

 

I have both the 6SN7 and the 6GL7 with adapters for your WA6.  I no longer have the amp-- I'd sell them to you for $100/pr if you're interested.  You can try them out first, if you want.

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I am looking to upgrade the Shuguang 274b which came stock with my WA6SE.

I will be using it with 6EW7.

 

 

Sonic charateristics that I am looking for:

1) Rolled off treble

2) Impactful bass

3) Diffused and holographic soundstage

4) Warm and lush

 

 

Currently considering:

1) Brimar 5R4GY

2) Philips 5R4GY

3) PSVANE 274b (Hifi series)

4) Shuguang WE274b

 

 

Would appreciate any thoughts/ comments on the tubes considered and if they match the sound I am trying to achieve.  Thanks.


Edited by tropicana - 4/21/13 at 8:44pm
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What could I expect coming from a sophia to a 596? Using HD650...

 

Thx

post #25091 of 30630
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What could I expect coming from a sophia to a 596? Using HD650...

 

Thx

 

many improvements

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Unfortunately a change in direction in my life has forced me to sell my WA22.. Boo! I'll put a classified up soon.. When I do it will be fir Australian buyers only to start. I'm giving followers of this thread a quick heads up first:) so it's exclusive for you lot till I put up the ad. PM me
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

many improvements

hmm....?

post #25094 of 30630
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

hmm....?

 

itll tighten up the sound with the hd 650s and make everything a little more defined and less congested. 

post #25095 of 30630
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Unfortunately a change in direction in my life has forced me to sell my WA22.. Boo! I'll put a classified up soon.. When I do it will be fir Australian buyers only to start. I'm giving followers of this thread a quick heads up first:) so it's exclusive for you lot till I put up the ad. PM me

So sorry to hear!!! Hopefully you can keep the LCD-2 and power it with something more modest for the duration. I'll mention again that I am spending a lot of time with the T90 + WA7 combination though I have an HD800 and several other amps. It just sounds right to my ears.

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