Is the 6CY7 more gain than the stock 6DE7/6EW7?
Also, since the 5le is 38 ohms, I assume it's not getting the 2w it needs, especially if those #'s ^^^ are for very high gain tubes.
yes. the 6EW7/6DE7 don't have as much gain.
the 6CY7 is a significantly more powerful tube. the 6EW7 will go to 11 o clock while the 6CY7 and other high gains (6DR7, 6FD7, 6GL7) can be just as loud at around 9. it changes depending on headphones, but the gain is noticeable.
the 6EW7 requires like 10 or 11 for the LCD-2 while the 6DR7 was loud with LCD-2 at like 8 or something. so its pretty significant.
The WA5 and WA5LE are single ended amps. They cannot be balanced. The reason the amp is more desirable is because of the 300B.
Could you please and let us know where you got it from? By PM if necessary (SO or myself). thanks
I have a question, Eddie Current Balancing Act has one 6SN7 and two 300B tubes and it is a balanced AMP, WA5 has two 6SN7 and two 300B tubes but it is a single ended AMP, why?
They use different rectifiers and the ECBA can also use PX4's.
There are balanced phono stage out there and I did auditioned one before but decided it is not for me since my table is only a RP3 and I used it with Marantz and quite happy with it.
Cable for LCD2/3 on WA22? I prefer the Silver Dragon over few of them that I tried (Q Audio, Whiplash TWag, and Black Dragon).
Anyone know a pair of bass light tubes, the WA6SE has kinda bloated bass IMHO... Other than that its amazing, but, the bass is kinda muddy and bloated, just slightly
This is with Sophia 274b Mesh Plate if it matters.
I tried both Sylvania and Raytheon 6DE7 or 6EW7, the stock fit, no adapters.
For tight bass, try 6FD7 with GZ34.
and not to mention about 10X the price too, that is why I got a vintage receiver to do the job.