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post #27466 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Glam Bash View Post
 

I should be more specific. The contacts for the top just sat on top of the pins, whereas Glenn's slide over the whole thing nice and snug like. The 2 wires leading to it were like 22 awg at best -Glenn's look like 14-16awg with the flexible insulation. The cheaper one's base was so hard to push in it made me nervous for the tube socket.  I used it that night just to confirm the tube worked and that was it.

 

ouch, yeah thats what the pics look like for that adapter,  cheap wires, crappy base, and bad build quality overall. i know Glenn's adapters look extremely well made as well as jack's i know are also very good (i had his 6DE7/6GL7 adapters and they where very nice). 
post #27467 of 31195
Hey guys!!! 5998 pairs super cheap!!!

If i wasnt buying wa22, id buy them all! I only grabbed 1 pair lol

Edit: nvm bought 2

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151128601149
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 9/23/13 at 9:56am
post #27468 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Hey guys!!! 5998 pairs super cheap!!!

If i wasnt buying wa22, id buy them all! I only grabbed 1 pair lol

Edit: nvm bought 2

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151128601149

 

Nice!!

post #27469 of 31195

Very nice, but I already have 3 pair and I don't even use or like them :rolleyes:

post #27470 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

Very nice, but I already have 3 pair and I don't even use or like them :rolleyes:

 

Unfortunately, ditto.

post #27471 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Hey guys!!! 5998 pairs super cheap!!!

If i wasnt buying wa22, id buy them all! I only grabbed 1 pair lol

Edit: nvm bought 2

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151128601149

 

Now that you have the GEC 6AS7Gs I am surprised you still covet these.  If you answer is a basic tube obsession then I understand :bigsmile_face: .

post #27472 of 31195
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

 

Now that you have the GEC 6AS7Gs I am surprised you still covet these.  If you answer is a basic tube obsession then I understand :bigsmile_face: .

 

nah, at least for WA2, the 5998s mate better with my T1, the GEC are too audiophiley sounding for them, they sound much better with HD 800.
 
don't know how it'll be with WA22, but i do enjoy TS 5998, its a reference tube worth having several of
post #27473 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

nah, at least for WA2, the 5998s mate better with my T1, the GEC are too audiophiley sounding for them, they sound much better with HD 800.
 
don't know how it'll be with WA22, but i do enjoy TS 5998, its a reference tube worth having several of

 

With WA22, I prefer the TS 7236 a little more than TS 5998 but nothing close to GEC 6AS7G pairing with HD800.  

post #27474 of 31195

+1

 

nothing comes close to GEC with HD 800.

post #27475 of 31195

Received my Sophia Princess 274b Mesh Plate today. Put it straight into the WA6-SE with RCA 6EW7 and HD800s -- and while I noticed an improvement in soundstage, it was perhaps a tad bit too much in the upper range for my tastes. Swapped out the 6EW7s with RCA 6DE7s and instantly noticed an improvement in all my complaints with the former tube setup. The soundstage and dynamics of the Sophia are still there, but I'm still benefiting from the more tube(y)?? sounds of the DE7s. A bit more warmth there. I think the 6EW7s and Princess present the same type of sound signature, to the point that it was a bit too strong in that direction for me.

 

Loving the combo. I've read plenty of opinions throughout this thread regarding power tube impressions, but does anyone have any experience with pairing the Princess specifically? Would like to have some good variety/quality to match with it.

post #27476 of 31195

yeah 6EW7 and Sophia are very similar sounding.

 

thats what i used to use, it is a little too forward sounding though, luckily both have rather smooth highs.

 

the 6DE7 is a fuller sounding more lush tube. its quite tubey.

 

i would use the 6FD7 for a more balanced presentation or a 6DR7 for a warmer and huge 3D like sound, however, the bass on it is terrible.

 

those are pretty  much the only tubes. the 6FD7 i find to be very good with the right pairing.

 

if you like tube warmth like 6DE7 and want more of the same, try out the EML 5U4G someday, or cheaper, maybe the Philips 5R4GY, though its slightly less resolving.

post #27477 of 31195

On my beloved WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition :rolleyes: drive tube options lasted a full 60 days. Someone get me :eek: out of here! I knew the glass had to be greener cleaner on the other side. So, what did SO do next? I introduced myself to 2359glenn. And from there :wink: a whole new world opened up.

 

Suddenly, I found myself in a land of 6SN7 drive tubes... they were everywhere, like some sort of invasion. He hooked me up with 7N7 & 7AF7 tubes. And despite paying/using the $260 EML glass, he sold me one of the most beautiful sounding, beautiful looking rectifiers my Woo had ever known. 

 

596_r84.jpg

 

Okay :tongue_smile: we gotta lil' too fired up...

post #27478 of 31195
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Originally Posted by Stoids View Post
 

Received my Sophia Princess 274b Mesh Plate today. Put it straight into the WA6-SE with RCA 6EW7 and HD800s -- and while I noticed an improvement in soundstage, it was perhaps a tad bit too much in the upper range for my tastes. Swapped out the 6EW7s with RCA 6DE7s and instantly noticed an improvement in all my complaints with the former tube setup. The soundstage and dynamics of the Sophia are still there, but I'm still benefiting from the more tube(y)?? sounds of the DE7s. A bit more warmth there. I think the 6EW7s and Princess present the same type of sound signature, to the point that it was a bit too strong in that direction for me.

 

Loving the combo. I've read plenty of opinions throughout this thread regarding power tube impressions, but does anyone have any experience with pairing the Princess specifically? Would like to have some good variety/quality to match with it.

 

I'm sold on the 6FD7 with my Princess and 596.  Stopped rolling.

:eek:

post #27479 of 31195
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

 

I'm sold on the 6FD7 with my Princess and 596.  Stopped rolling.

:eek:

 

With WA6/SE, there is nothing compare to Mullard GZ34 (prefer metal base one) and 6FD7...  get this combo and you will be all set on tube rolling.

post #27480 of 31195
i think 6fd7 is the most balanced sounding of all the wa6-se tubes, though the others have their uses as well. i like 6ew7, 6fd7, 6l7, etc
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