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post #26356 of 30571

same for the rare tungsol 6sn7 round plates they are selling regularly for 250-300   or more a  pair.

post #26357 of 30571
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

same for the rare tungsol 6sn7 round plates they are selling regularly for 250-300   or more a  pair.

 

This has been around $300-$350 pair NOS for years.

post #26358 of 30571
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my wallet is really very empty after this amp purchase and the tubes. I am done with my buying. I sold a headphone too to replenish some funds but will be getting another headphone shortly. But I sell now to buy. I sold one to buy one. I sold two amps to help fund the WA5 well actually 3 amps. I only have the WA5 now and a review amp on its way another tube 5W headphone amp and speaker amp from a new company. Looks interesting but its a 2K amp and I wont be buying any more amps for a long long time. The WA5 I put in my will its that good.

I'll never sell mine.

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post #26359 of 30571

I agree with your assessment except I have kids so they are very important. One of my girls will end up with the mighty Woo at one point. This amp is never leaving here. Hell I sold all the other amps used for headphones. I dont need anything else. 

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I agree with your assessment except I have kids so they are very important. One of my girls will end up with the mighty Woo at one point. This amp is never leaving here. Hell I sold all the other amps used for headphones. I dont need anything else. 


The cool part is tube amps do last along time. They can be repaired too, being point to point. At one time I owned a collection of old tube amps. A Fisher x100, Scott, Fisher 500, all from the 50s and 60s. They still performed well.

Heck the 300b is really from the first days of amplification, in the fist transatlantic telephone line. It does not look like the technology is going to be improved anytime soon.tongue.gif
post #26361 of 30571
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

 

Totally agreed, some of my 596 are from the low $20s shipped while the metal based GZ34 can but me 10-15 more 596s... I guess I have to try everything and was/is looking for that additional 1-2% improvement.

 

:thumb: Yes, we are the 1 Percenters! Sometimes, our pursuit has been known to out do Ambulance chasers.

post #26362 of 30571

Was finally able to source a set of Royal Princess 300B's at an affordable price! Got them 3 months used,

from someone who had sold their 300B amp. He needed the cash and I had it! Replacing a set of Princess mesh

tubes that I upgraded to on the original amp build out. Very noticeable difference in sound stage, and airy

presentation. Even my wife could tell a difference right away! And that's saying something! LOL

 

Going to spend some quality time with them now, but from what I am hearing over the past couple

of days, these are going to be in my WA5LE for a loooooonnnnnnggggg time! L3000.gifatsmile.gif

 

Or, at least until I can source a set of Takatsuki TA-300B's  rolleyes.gif

post #26363 of 30571
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Value ~

 

Something to keep in mind about the USAF-596 is the value it originally offered for its performance. Not so long ago before speculation and market forces kicked in, pricing for the glass could be seen for $13-$17. Then eventually headed to $30-$36. And then...rolleyes.gif

 

So, in the early days of discovery, this glass offered some of the biggest bang-for-buck that could be had for a Woo.

 

Glenn introduced me to the 596. Back then it was $8 a tube.


Edited by Clayton SF - 7/10/13 at 11:04am
post #26364 of 30571
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Originally Posted by banger View Post

Was finally able to source a set of Royal Princess 300B's at an affordable price! Got them 3 months used,

from someone who had sold their 300B amp. He needed the cash and I had it! Replacing a set of Princess mesh

tubes that I upgraded to on the original amp build out. Very noticeable difference in sound stage, and airy

presentation. Even my wife could tell a difference right away! And that's saying something! LOL

 

Going to spend some quality time with them now, but from what I am hearing over the past couple

of days, these are going to be in my WA5LE for a loooooonnnnnnggggg time! L3000.gifatsmile.gif

 

Or, at least until I can source a set of Takatsuki TA-300B's  rolleyes.gif

 

I read a lot of great review of them but never see or audition one in person, please write up a review.

post #26365 of 30571
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

Glenn introduced me to the 596. Back then it was $8 a tube.

 

 

yea, and it wasn't too long ago.  a year?  2 years maybe? 

post #26366 of 30571
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

 

Glenn introduced me to the 596. Back then it was $8 a tube.

 

That's even a sweeter peach! I threw my '596' peach into a cobbler @ $13, not bad either. wink.gif

post #26367 of 30571
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yea, and it wasn't too long ago.  a year?  2 years maybe? 

 

Perhaps, 1.5? regular_smile%20.gif

 

 

 

Blast from the past!

 

 

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THREAD STARTER 
 

The 596 rectifiers and Glenn's adapters finally both received today. These tubes are HUGH compare to Mullard GZ34 and 37, almost as tall as the EML 5U4G and you can see from the pics below (please forgive me the messy cable management) biggrin.gif, they are as big as the EAT 300B and look very special. They are also heavier than expect, maybe the different construction make how it weight. Only one and a half hour on the amp but I admit that the previous impression of these tubes are right, they sound fuller than the Mullard. The texture of highs to mids are so nice, not a lush highs like the Mullard or EML but still very nice and with different presentation. Soundstage is not as wide as the EML but not conjested at all, sound very open.

 

 

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Edited by Silent One - 7/10/13 at 11:48am
post #26368 of 30571

Mine were shipped and Woo is shipping my adapters. So by the end of this week I will have them

post #26369 of 30571
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Perhaps, 1.5? regular_smile%20.gif

 

 

 

Blast from the past!

 

 

post #14641 of 26367
THREAD STARTER 
 

The 596 rectifiers and Glenn's adapters finally both received today. These tubes are HUGH compare to Mullard GZ34 and 37, almost as tall as the EML 5U4G and you can see from the pics below (please forgive me the messy cable management) biggrin.gif, they are as big as the EAT 300B and look very special. They are also heavier than expect, maybe the different construction make how it weight. Only one and a half hour on the amp but I admit that the previous impression of these tubes are right, they sound fuller than the Mullard. The texture of highs to mids are so nice, not a lush highs like the Mullard or EML but still very nice and with different presentation. Soundstage is not as wide as the EML but not conjested at all, sound very open.

 

 

DSCF0292.JPGDSCF0285.JPGDSCF0294.JPG

DSCF0299.JPGDSCF0300.JPG

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you have some amazing pictures in your profile!

post #26370 of 30571
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

596 is best rectifier i've heard so far for the woo. and omg, now im even more undecided on WA22. 

just got my GEC 6AS7G's. listening now with HD 800/WA2. omg....these are finally the ones. i think they finally tick every box and do everything right. speed, air, transparency, soundstage, bass, detail, warmth, grain-free, forgiving, they are making my HD 800s sound amazing. i can't believe how good the WA2 sounds. seems like that last veil was lifted finally and the HD 800s sound faster too, no grain either!!









Hey cool did you listen to any music? If you did what was it?

Thanks.
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