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I'll post more later-even though I think I've posted most of my thoughts already. My WA5-LE is for sale btw...

 

-Daniel

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Well, he thinks the Zana sounds better,right? The good news for me was finding I could love another amp besides the Woo 5LE.


The Zana will run on really inexpensive tube replacements too. Not a big deal except I just spent $600 to completely re-tube the LE.


That takes away from my other hobbies that are bikes and whisky.biggrin.gif


............very rarely do I enjoy them at the same time. Bicycles and whisky. The whisky goes with the Woo.

 

 

Totally agree on this...

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

I'll post more later-even though I think I've posted most of my thoughts already. My WA5-LE is for sale btw...

 

-Daniel

 

I'm sure it will be gone soon.  Wish I have a bottomless toy budget.

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I'm sure it will be gone soon.  Wish I have a bottomless toy budget.

If my v800 sells-I'll take the Woo down and hold it for you. Why hasn't my Violectric sold anyway-I've gotta it at a hell of a price imo-and throw in the free Priority...

 

-Daniel

post #27380 of 31198

You really do get a benefit when you try different 300B tubes.

 

I am running Royal Princess 300B's now.

 

They made a big difference in the sound that is clearly noticeable right away.

Bass tightened up and more air between instruments. I almost sold

mine before trying these tubes. So, glad I didn't!

 

These are high dollar tubes, but I was able to source a used, low

hour set for 800.00 shipped.

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I agree that the Princess 300Bs are an improvement over stock. Haven't heard the Royals though.

 

-Daniel

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I think EML would sound better just cause i feel sophia tubes have a sort of veil to them, at least the 274b and the 6sl7 so far, seems like they add bass and smoothness in exchange for transparency and detail of other tubes.

Also wa5 would probably improve alot with double mighty 596s
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I have found that the rectifiers have little effect on the sound for my WA5. The noticeable

changes are discovered in the output tubes. I have tried the EML's and while they are

good, the RP's easily best them for me.


Edited by banger - 9/14/13 at 11:19am
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I have found that the rectifiers have little effect on the sound for my WA5. The noticeable

changes are discovered in the output tubes. I have tried the EML's and while they are

good, the RP's easily best them for me.

 

yeah different amp construction must play a role then. 

 

i think all tubes change the sound enough to notice, but it might be hardest to tell the differences on some tubes, in this case, any good rectifier will pretty much sound the same, put a cheap shuguang 274b instead, and i'm sure you'll notice, but sophia vs eml or something might be harder, even harder for something like a tung sol 5u4g and a sylvania 5u4g or something like that.

 

i assume being a 300b amp, that the 300b's will definitely change the sound the most and the most time and money should be invested in those.

post #27385 of 31198

Hi All,

 

Just bought the WA6SE from a member here.  I plan to upgrade the rectifier tube.  I am new to tubes and have been looking for the USAF-596 tube for two days and no luck.  Should I simply get the upgraded 274B Princess tube Woo offers and call it a day...or is there some place you all can point me to for the mighty 596?

 

Cheers!

post #27386 of 31198

You have to be an opportunist with the 596's. They only pop up occasionally here of on ebay.

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I think EML would sound better just cause i feel sophia tubes have a sort of veil to them, at least the 274b and the 6sl7 so far, seems like they add bass and smoothness in exchange for transparency and detail of other tubes.

Also wa5 would probably improve alot with double mighty 596s
 
I have the WA5LE.  I prefer the signature of the EML 5U4G to the 596s.  The 596's are slightly more detailed, but they give away too much bass on the EMLs. Because I'm driving the HD-800, a little more bass is a big deal.  Both are exceptional tubes, though.  I switched back to the EMLs.
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

I think EML would sound better just cause i feel sophia tubes have a sort of veil to them, at least the 274b and the 6sl7 so far, seems like they add bass and smoothness in exchange for transparency and detail of other tubes.

Also wa5 would probably improve alot with double mighty 596s
 
I have the WA5LE.  I prefer the signature of the EML 5U4G to the 596s.  The 596's are slightly more detailed, but they give away too much bass on the EMLs. Because I'm driving the HD-800, a little more bass is a big deal.  Both are exceptional tubes, though.  I switched back to the EMLs.

 

That is interesting since one of the 596 hallmarks is nice tight bass. I am going to have to audition the EML...

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That is interesting since one of the 596 hallmarks is nice tight bass. I am going to have to audition the EML...

 

they have tight deep bass, the best extension of almost any tube i've heard, but depending on the other tubes in your setup, it can go from taught and punchy to thin and anemic.

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That is interesting since one of the 596 hallmarks is nice tight bass. I am going to have to audition the EML...

 

they have tight deep bass, the best extension of almost any tube i've heard, but depending on the other tubes in your setup, it can go from taught and punchy to thin and anemic.

 

Synergy is king...as always!

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