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post #25261 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

So... I've got 5 USAF-596 rectifiers with no blink.gifamp. 2 adapters for said rectifier in the wrong ph34r.gifcolour. And in the spirit of Chess, now analyzing my next move...

popcorn.gif

 

Guess the simplest thing to do would be to buy a Woo. rolleyes.gif

 

No, a Glenn amp like Clayton and mine ;)

post #25262 of 30402

Happy Ultra... why not :thumb: both? I currently own a custom built OTL amp from 2359glenn. And looking to order much much biggrin.gifmore. I'm only temporarily sans amps because I shipped them ahead and I haven't yet moved (any week now). Not listening to my audio rig is killing me!

 

BUT, I continue to hunt down new '596' recs. wink.gif


Edited by Silent One - 5/5/13 at 1:22pm
post #25263 of 30402

Have just received a mail from Jack. He says my WA6 will ship between May 16 and and May 20. I'm so excited for it to come!

post #25264 of 30402
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Originally Posted by vincentc View Post

I will be receiving a pair of USAF 596 tomorrow from Jack. I am extremely excited! From the conversation I had with him last week (via email) there were not many left.

 

On the other hand, which driver tubes would you recommend to pair with this mighty 596? I am essentially listening to orchestral symphony, jazz and female vocals.

 

what amp? WA6-SE?

 

i use 6GL7 or 6FD7 with my 596. the 6GL7/596 works especially great for LCD-2 (and HD 800 as well)

post #25265 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
So... I've got 5 USAF-596 rectifiers with no blink.gifamp.

 

You are dangling raw meat in front of USAF-596-tubeless Lions. ;)


Edited by Clayton SF - 5/5/13 at 5:04pm
post #25266 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
So... I've got 5 USAF-596 rectifiers with no blink.gifamp.

 

You are dangling raw meat in front of USAF-596-tubeless Lions. ;)

 

If that's not enough, I could deliver 'em in 52 minutes, take that FedEx! very_evil_smiley.gif

post #25267 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

If that's not enough, I could deliver 'em in 52 minutes, take that FedEx! very_evil_smiley.gif

I had some 'lytics and resistors that said Guarenteed Delivery 12pm yesterday, got em 4pm today, dont even complain bout ur shipping haha
post #25268 of 30402

Just snatched up a 596 from a fellow Head-fier! Really looking forward to the 596 / 6SN7 combo.

 

There may be a Sophia up for sale soon...

post #25269 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

So... I've got 5 USAF-596 rectifiers with no blink.gifamp. 2 adapters for said rectifier in the wrong ph34r.gifcolour. And in the spirit of Chess, now analyzing my next move...

popcorn.gif

 

Guess the simplest thing to do would be to buy a Woo. rolleyes.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Happy Ultra... why not :thumb: both? I currently own a custom built OTL amp from 2359glenn. And looking to order much much biggrin.gifmore. I'm only temporarily sans amps because I shipped them ahead and I haven't yet moved (any week now). Not listening to my audio rig is killing me!

 

BUT, I continue to hunt down new '596' recs. wink.gif

 

Damn, and I though I was collectin' 'em.

post #25270 of 30402

Hi, I have a question about wa22. Someone said that wa22 can't beat wa6se in Single Ended output. And my cdplayer doesn't have blanced output. I mean if wa22 in my system is in the same class with wa6se, then I will consider wa6se instead. Thanks~

post #25271 of 30402

ive heard both things. WA6-SE being better in single-end or the WA22 being about the same/slightly worse/slightly better. 

 

either way, WA22 absolutely needs a balanced source to sound its best. you would save some money going WA6-SE (half the price + less tubes)

post #25272 of 30402

Just received the USAF-596 today! Even after 50 minutes of listen I can already find more details and a better spacial disposition in my music. Please notice the happy cow at the back, she is enjoying the show as much as me o2smile.gif

post #25273 of 30402
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

ive heard both things. WA6-SE being better in single-end or the WA22 being about the same/slightly worse/slightly better. 

 

either way, WA22 absolutely needs a balanced source to sound its best. you would save some money going WA6-SE (half the price + less tubes)

haha, then wa22 is out of my list. Thank you so much.

post #25274 of 30402
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Originally Posted by joyway View Post

haha, then wa22 is out of my list. Thank you so much.

 

no prob

 

remember the WA22 is better than the WA6-SE, but you have to have balanced source. if you do, its a world class amp. if not, you're only using half the amp basically.

post #25275 of 30402

I've owned a WA22 for 3.5 years and I still am amazed at how well it sounds (and how many Q&As that are still very helpful in this thread).

 

I have a balanced source connected to my WA22 but I don't own any balanced headphones. I am wondering if listening to a balanced source through SE phones is still better than listening to an SE source through the same SE phones. I've noticed an increase in gain and maybe a little more weight but the SE > SE has a little more clarity than BALANCE > SE (IMO).

 

I just dug through my tube boxes and found a 274B that I forgot I had so I'll listen to that one today. I must admit, though, I usually end up listening to the music more than the amp.

 

Also, there has been more talk about the rectifier as the dominant influence in SQ than driver tubes. So where does that leave amps that don't use tube rectifiers. It would seem an easy fix to take the tube rectifier out of the equation and just use an ss rectifier like so many other great amps like Ultrainferno's Bottlehead Crack and others. What say ye Ultrainferno?

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