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post #25096 of 30805
Thanks atomicbob:) nope, LCD-2's are staying my hands...! If I have to really slum it ill buy a Schiit Lyr, but if I can stretch it, a Mjolnir or a Soloist.
post #25097 of 30805
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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

 

Life happens. Your ability to adapt will take you far. Meanwhile, if you're looking to buy time... no, really, if you're looking to buy "Time," then look to buy a vintage stereo receiver or power amp. The right find - low cost, high quality and you'll be moved and tickled. As would, the drivers biggrin.gif inside the LCD-2.

post #25098 of 30805
Thanks Silent One.. I will look into that.

However, the WA22 is now on sale:(
post #25099 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Life happens. Your ability to adapt will take you far. Meanwhile, if you're looking to buy time... no, really, if you're looking to buy "Time," then look to buy a vintage stereo receiver or power amp. The right find - low cost, high quality and you'll be moved and tickled. As would, the drivers biggrin.gif inside the LCD-2.

I have a friend who bought a vintage stereo and it needs to be reconditioned. He doesn't how much more it will cost. What has your experience been with the cost of reconditioning your vintage stereo(s)?

post #25100 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Life happens. Your ability to adapt will take you far. Meanwhile, if you're looking to buy time... no, really, if you're looking to buy "Time," then look to buy a vintage stereo receiver or power amp. The right find - low cost, high quality and you'll be moved and tickled. As would, the drivers biggrin.gif inside the LCD-2.

I have a friend who bought a vintage stereo and it needs to be reconditioned. He doesn't how much more it will cost. What has your experience been with the cost of reconditioning your vintage stereo(s)?

 

I'm in the middle of my first attempted restoration (Stereo Doctor - San Ramon). The "http://www.head-fi.org/t/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners/7080#post_9380312" would yield more experiences.

 

I dropped by Monday night and the tech had only visually inspected the internals and gave it a listen(Sansui G-22000); amp sounds fine. His next step is to DeoxIT, clean the exterior and once cleaned inside/out, he'll take measurements and stuff. No caps are leaking and all looks well. But I'm open to replacing caps and stuff if any parts are performing at a lower level. Will keep this one for life!

 

The store's backlog could suggest another week before I learn anything new. I'm lucky in that all three vintage amps sound fine when bought. In my case, it's simply a matter of how long they'll last, given they're 1977-1979-1980 vintage iron.

 

OH, sorry. to answer your question, I haven't any idea what restoring the internal caps & things will run. But, the money previous allocated to the WA5 will fund this restoration, so I should be fine.


Edited by Silent One - 4/24/13 at 11:09am
post #25101 of 30805
Rolled some RCA 6BS8 into the WA3 today. They were cheep, so I had to try. Bland lifeless tube....not what I was anticipating. frown.gif
Also tried some Westinghouse 6BK7B....they had unbearable hum. Have some Allied Japan 6BK7 inbound. I seem to be rolling the wrong way...
Edited by GrindingThud - 4/26/13 at 1:52pm
post #25102 of 30805

Look! > WE 422A (5U4GB) Audio Rectifier!


Edited by Clayton SF - 4/25/13 at 7:54pm
post #25103 of 30805
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Look! > WE 422A (5U4GB) Audio Rectifier!

Is it good?
post #25104 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Is it good?

Well I just know that Western Electric has an incredibly stellar reputation. I personally have never owned nor have I listened to an amp with this rectifier.

post #25105 of 30805
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

Look! > WE 422A (5U4GB) Audio Rectifier!


$54.50 USPS Express Mail International

 

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post #25106 of 30805
Silent, how do you like those 6sn7 with wa6se?
post #25107 of 30805
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

Silent, how do you like those 6sn7 with wa6se?

 

I found joy. Much more refinement among a wide variety of tubes in the 6SN7 ocean. 

 

Formerly:  2010 WooAudio Black WA 6 Special Edition

Rectifier:  United Electronics 1957 USAF-596

Driver: Pair - Tung-Sol Black Glass Round Plates Oval Mica 1942-44 VT-231

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post #25108 of 30805

Im gonna stick pics up of my wa2 later. Hope im not interrupting anyone elses chat by just barging them in here. 

post #25109 of 30805

No worries magiccabbage, post away!

post #25110 of 30805

TGIF ~

 

Just received a few pieces of candy yes.gif from WooAudio! - Pair of USAF-596s; matching adapters. Except mad.gif... I completely forgot to specify I wanted them ALL black (the base). Will hit Jack up on Twitter later this afternoon. If no solution there, will sell 'em here and quick! biggrin.gif It's not like I have amps lying about to use any of this stuff.rolleyes.gif

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