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Well, it's a choke model (WA3+ sticker on it). That's all I can tell from looking at it confused.gif

 

I must further investigate why hatch off hums not and will be looking into a new power tube then.

 

Thanks for your help! Much appreciated.

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Do you use the Sansui as a preamp? - Silent One

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That's good, WA3+ with choke have a quieter background. The cover thing is interesting. Sounds like the cover is changing the shape of the magnetic field....but in a way the power tube is picking up. I don't understand it and mine does not seem to exhibit that behavior.
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post

Well, it's a choke model (WA3+ sticker on it). That's all I can tell from looking at it confused.gif

I must further investigate why hatch off hums not and will be looking into a new power tube then.

Thanks for your help! Much appreciated.
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No posting much on Head-Fi, nevertheless really enjoying the WA22 I bought last August. For once I have a little story to share.

 

Having only used the dual 3-pin XLR output, it has taken until recently to notice that my WA22 was along the ones with a defective 4-pin XLR socket. I tried it about 3 weeks ago and the connector remained blocked, I had to open the cover and release the locking spring from the inside. Not much of an issue, however as I would like to use the 4-pin socket going forward I contacted Jack Woo. He was well aware of the issue. As I live in Switzerland shipping the amp for such a minor repair didn't make any sense, therefore Jack sent me the socket to replace myself.

 

So this afternoon, I took my soldering iron and opened up again the WA22. The replacement is really straight forward, although I was glad to have my dad with me as a third hand. For your enjoyment, some pictures from the open-heart surgery.

 

After removing the defective socket:

 

 

And the final result:

 

 

I am glad, I did this. It really was an easy issue to solve. Now back to musical enjoyment, the WA22 is heating up as I type.

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Originally Posted by lolovitch View Post

For once I have a little story to share.

 

-snip-

 

Now back to musical enjoyment, the WA22 is heating up as I type.

 


Edited by grokit - 5/26/13 at 10:37am
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

That's good, WA3+ with choke have a quieter background. The cover thing is interesting. Sounds like the cover is changing the shape of the magnetic field....but in a way the power tube is picking up. I don't understand it and mine does not seem to exhibit that behavior.

Yes, nice choke.

 

The cover thing is really beyond my reasoning. Probably I must have a technical person look at it. If you (or other forum members) stumble on any ideas please PM me.

To clarify, the power tube is not picking it up. Cover off or on, the hum in the headphones is another animal.

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Do you use the Sansui as a preamp? - Silent One

 

As, you have a lot of perusing to do on head-fi, I really tried to limit the pix shown... gots hundreds! I bought the Sansui receiver just after I placed my audio rig in storage, so I have yet to hear it in my system. Also, I placed it in the repair shop for a bit of restoration shortly thereafter.

 

Only tested inputs/outputs with iPod-line connector-HD650. I will periodically use the Preamp section with other amps going forward at times. Much in the same way I use my big vintage Pioneer amp - can use amp/preamp separately with other amps/preamps. If I can ever save enough, I'll let you know how it sounds hooked-up to the WA5.

 

I happen to have my 2 piece Sansui stacked, but in the pix below the black half on the right is the amp; left half preamp:

 

G33ka.jpg

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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

SO, you have the most epic avatars!

 

beerchug.gif

 

Thanks. But, if I could trade 'em for a Woo... rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

talking about rectifiers, has any1 used a U52 tube in a WA6-SE?

 

Not @ $435+ I haven't... in any amp. normal_smile%20.gif

 

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/u52-tube

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

As, you have a lot of perusing to do on head-fi, I really tried to limit the pix shown... gots hundreds! I bought the Sansui receiver just after I placed my audio rig in storage, so I have yet to hear it in my system. Also, I placed it in the repair shop for a bit of restoration shortly thereafter.

 

Only tested inputs/outputs with iPod-line connector-HD650. I will periodically use the Preamp section with other amps going forward at times. Much in the same way I use my big vintage Pioneer amp - can use amp/preamp separately with other amps/preamps. If I can ever save enough, I'll let you know how it sounds hooked-up to the WA5.

 

I happen to have my 2 piece Sansui stacked, but in the pix below the black half on the right is the amp; left half preamp:

 

G33ka.jpg

Saving for the wa5! of course then you will have to upgrade the tubes. that baby can take Sophia royal princess - another hole in your wallet. Id love to hear what it sounds like as a preamp threw the wa5. I just got tube upgrades for my wa2. I might post one up.

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Damn hole in the wall, i must fix that!

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Upgraded tubes? I'd never consider the '5' without 'em! wink_face.gif You gotta pay-to-play!!!

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that picture makes me miss my WA2

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

 

Damn hole in the wall, i must fix that!

 

Nice, magiccabbage. But, are you sure that's not a gunshot hole from your mate for your audio spending habits? evil_smiley.gif

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Nice, magiccabbage. But, are you sure that's not a gunshot hole from your mate for your audio spending habits? evil_smiley.gif

Na that was the moving of the old book shelf. I do get enough guff off my friends about audio gear though. At the moment i cant decide whether to buy the beyer T1's or a Japanese strat. The T1's will be sticking around but the the Japanese strat is rare enough and i know the guy selling it, the thing will be swiped up fairly quick............... what to do? 

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