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post #27106 of 30983
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post

5R4G brimar is a lovely tube, just like many tubes here you just need to get the synergy right, espcially with rectifiers. I always think we need to pay more attention to the %voltage drop on each of these types rather than rolling them in like we all do currently. The voltage drops vary considerably.
 


X2, totally agree!  As well as the degree of matched and balanced plate sections along with the mu conductance levels.

post #27107 of 30983
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Originally Posted by ru4music View Post

 

Please let us know regarding the WA2, I could be in the market for another (high-end) headphone.  Possibly T-1's and/ or ...?

 

 PS1000 doesn't have as much volume range on WA2 due to the impedance issues (though the WA2 does ok depending on the tubes you use). ill have to listen more later, but the T1/WA2 combo should be a no brainer, i think all WA2 owners should try and at least listen to the T1/WA2 combo at least once.

post #27108 of 30983
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post

How would this combo work with the HD800's. I really like the 800's but I can't 

deal with the highs most of the time. 

 

sounds really good, the Brimar 5R4GY has great transparency, soundstage, and imaging, it doesn't veil anything, though the sound will be much more laid back and thicker than what you might be used to with the WA6-SE. its a colored sound for sure, i like it tongue_smile.gif you do lose a tiny bit of details though in the highs, the sound will more like an HD 650 or a hifiman kinda sound rather than a HD 800 sound. nice thing is you would be able to listen to just about anything with HD 800, this combo has some pretty nice bass, very full sounding, the sound is a little slow and thick, but since the HD 800 (and especially the PS1000) are already quite fast and or aggressive, it works well. 

 

its worth trying out if you have some extra money, the 6DE7 are very cheap and the brimar can be bought on ebay for like $50-70 usually. gotta make sure you are after this kinda sound though, since not everyone will like a tubier presentation. the Brimar 5R4GY is quite lush and laid back, even more than the Philips 5R4GY and the Mullard GZ37. its quite good if you're used to an LCD-2/HD 650 kinda sound and find the HD 800 too cold or bright.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 8/18/13 at 3:57pm
post #27109 of 30983
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

sounds really good, the Brimar 5R4GY has great transparency, soundstage, and imaging, it doesn't veil anything, though the sound will be much more laid back and thicker than what you might be used to with the WA6-SE. its a colored sound for sure, i like it tongue_smile.gif you do lose a tiny bit of details though in the highs, the sound will more like an HD 650 or a hifiman kinda sound rather than a HD 800 sound. nice thing is you would be able to listen to just about anything with HD 800, this combo has some pretty nice bass, very full sounding, the sound is a little slow and thick, but since the HD 800 (and especially the PS1000) are already quite fast and or aggressive, it works well. 

 

its worth trying out if you have some extra money, the 6DE7 are very cheap and the brimar can be bought on ebay for like $50-70 usually. gotta make sure you are after this kinda sound though, since not everyone will like a tubier presentation. the Brimar 5R4GY is quite lush and laid back, even more than the Philips 5R4GY and the Mullard GZ37. its quite good if you're used to an LCD-2/HD 650 kinda sound and find the HD 800 too cold or bright.

Thanks as always for the in depth accounting.

post #27110 of 30983
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

sounds really good, the Brimar 5R4GY has great transparency, soundstage, and imaging, it doesn't veil anything, though the sound will be much more laid back and thicker than what you might be used to with the WA6-SE. its a colored sound for sure, i like it tongue_smile.gif you do lose a tiny bit of details though in the highs, the sound will more like an HD 650 or a hifiman kinda sound rather than a HD 800 sound. nice thing is you would be able to listen to just about anything with HD 800, this combo has some pretty nice bass, very full sounding, the sound is a little slow and thick, but since the HD 800 (and especially the PS1000) are already quite fast and or aggressive, it works well. 

 

its worth trying out if you have some extra money, the 6DE7 are very cheap and the brimar can be bought on ebay for like $50-70 usually. gotta make sure you are after this kinda sound though, since not everyone will like a tubier presentation. the Brimar 5R4GY is quite lush and laid back, even more than the Philips 5R4GY and the Mullard GZ37. its quite good if you're used to an LCD-2/HD 650 kinda sound and find the HD 800 too cold or bright.

Yes, the Brimar is a great rectifier. I have a pair that I use in my WA5-LE and before the 596 they were a close second to my EML 5U4G Mesh.

post #27111 of 30983
Should i be using the high gain or low gain switch on my WA6? This is with a pair of HD600s
post #27112 of 30983
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Originally Posted by xevman View Post

Should i be using the high gain or low gain switch on my WA6? This is with a pair of HD600s

high gain

post #27113 of 30983
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Originally Posted by xevman View Post

Should i be using the high gain or low gain switch on my WA6? This is with a pair of HD600s

Whichever position sounds better.  On my WA22 I use high gain for both my HD650s and HD800s, but, as ever, YMMV.

post #27114 of 30983

Just a heads up that I listed my WA22 and premium tubes on the for sale forum for $1,575 including shipping (within US). I have loved this amp for the year and a half since I bought it new from Woo Audio. I am reluctantly deciding to sell it to invest more in my electric guitar rig since I have been playing a lot and extra spending cash is slow to come by these days.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651839/woo-audio-wa22-w-premium-tubes

 

Hope everyone has been well. It's been awhile since I have posted on here.


Edited by Sid-Fi - 8/25/13 at 10:18am
post #27115 of 30983
Paging DG, your WA22 is calling.
post #27116 of 30983
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Paging DG, your WA22 is calling.


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post #27117 of 30983

great deal for sure

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post #27119 of 30983
Sold. Apparently someone was waiting for one to pop up. I'm sure ill be back soon to babble about missing it. I'm thinking about a Yulong DA8 next but am not sure. I basically want to do a combo unit around a grand that will be a step down but still good. Ill keep the woosies updated.
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Originally Posted by Sid-Fi View Post

Just a heads up that I listed my WA22 and premium tubes on the for sale forum for $1,575 including shipping (within US). I have loved this amp for the year and a half since I bought it new from Woo Audio. I am reluctantly deciding to sell it to invest more in my electric guitar rig since I have been playing a lot and extra spending cash is slow to come by these days.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651839/woo-audio-wa22-w-premium-tubes

Hope everyone has been well. It's been awhile since I have posted on here.
post #27120 of 30983
Is it sold to DG?
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