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Patience is the key, remember how long I was talking about getting a WA5/LE???
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

was with TS 6F8G, EML 5U4G, and TS 5998

You roll like I used to, I took two days off after I received the WA22 and tried every single combo I have.
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Fair play for having the patience to wait. sounds like a nightmare to be honest. "run outside and down the street at night, silently of course" - I got a good laugh out of that. 

:beerchug:

 

I'm guessing, most audio enthusiasts would run screaming with or :eek: without clothes!

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I'm guessing, most audio enthusiasts would run screaming with or :eek: without clothes!

 

yea just headphones!!

 

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:thumb: It's a good thing I've got some patience in reserve. And with 'Woo' negotiations heating up, I'm going to need it!

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:thumb: It's a good thing I've got some patience in reserve. And with 'Woo' negotiations heating up, I'm going to need it!

 

Complete custom? I presume so. I would love to try out one of those Glenn amps. I wonder can you negotiate on the shape of the amp as well as the build and circuitry?

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Complete custom? I presume so. I would love to try out one of those Glenn amps. I wonder can you negotiate on the shape of the amp as well as the build and circuitry?

 

Hmmm let's see... should I purchase a Wonderful :wink: Woo or a Wicked :veryevil: Woo?

 

Our designer (2359glenn) could make what you want but within reason. 

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Hmmm let's see... should I purchase a Wonderful :wink: Woo or a Wicked :veryevil: Woo?

 

Our designer (2359glenn) could make what you want but within reason. 

 

Wonderfully Wicked! 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

was with TS 6F8G, EML 5U4G, and TS 5998

Try The Brimar 5R4GY
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With Clayton's WA2 gone, I have an extra space for a new amp. I was first thinking WA22 or Mini torii or CSP2+ but I have Glenn's amp for the planars, the LF339 for the high impedance cans and the Crack for the Senns. (not looking at the SS ones) Maybe I should get an OT amp next, sounds like a plan.

 

But which one... ? :confused:

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had some time to listen to WA22, but not enough. ill have to listen later.

 

impressions are mostly positive mostly but also mixed. 

 

the 6F8G seem to be noisy, or at least have a higher noise floor. also seems like the WA22 is kinda bass light, sacrificing a tiny bit of bass and maybe some detail to give you a very rich warm sound, more than WA2, but not as silky and tender/full-bodied (yes Ardilla, you described it the best), so it lacks some euphony despite the richness and warmth. the midrange is holographic and very present, more forward i guess, though on some recordings, the midrange actually seems a little veiled cause of the lushness. soundstage is huge, even more than WA6-SE and more than WA2. 

 

im not sure its necessarily better. i even think i might be better off with WA2 for the T1. but its kinda even, cause the WA22 does bring out the slightly recessed midrange of the T1 quite nicely and is even less fatiguing than WA2. smoother. i  just feel like somethings missing, mostly bass seems weaker. i think the OTL of the WA2 is better for T1's drivers, but i'll have to see.  i do really like the tube magic that the WA22 is giving the T1, its nice, but the WA22 also has noise, its not black like the WA2, i feel it kinda distracts and takes away from the transparency.

 

 

 

with the HD 800, its different too. seems like it makes the sound quite lush and the soundstage enormous with great imaging and spatial cues, i guess this is that holographic tube sound people look for. a huge image with lush and smoothness, very mid-centric. instruments have a place in the sound, and theres this beautiful air everywhere, i really like it, but i have to listen more to see if i would prefer it over the WA2 or not. seems like the Wa22 is more grand and bold sounding with a very audiophile like presentation, whereas the WA2 is silky smooth but natural and maintains more linearity and coherency, slightly more balanced, and with a nice bass bump to add musicality.

 

anyways, i think this amp sounds fantastic with new age, acoustic, vocals, and instrumentals. like with T1 and Hd 800, i'm really liking how alot of my chill-out, new age, ambient music sounds. i don't know if its good for pop and electronic though, i hope i dont end up with both WA2 and WA22 like ardilla....or maybe i do. :tongue_smile: 

 

also surprised how different it sounds from the WA6-SE. the WA22 is very warm and tubey and doesn't come even close to sounding like WA6-SE, not as dynamic or energetic. 

 

i am also interesting in trying a PS1000 again with this amp, it seems warm enough that it might actually work well with them. might actually tame the highs.

 

notes: 

 

- seems to be really nice with rock music, i can see why alot of people would like this amp. so full of soul and warmth that works well with guitars. the forward mids kinda give that grado-esque magic to this kind of music.

 

- seems like the timbre and naturalness isn't the same as WA2, like that magic silky smoothness is missing.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/4/13 at 3:47am
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Great write up, DG!

With reg ards to the light bass, I too found that a problem, until I swapped the EML.

It is remarkable how much the wa22 changes with the rectifier. The Mullard gs33 is great, the Brimar 5R4GY, and the Gec. They all add the necessary little extra in the bass.

So, keep rolling those rectifiers, it kept me from letting it go :-)
Edited by ardilla - 10/4/13 at 3:48am
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Great write up, DG!

With reg ards to the light bass, I too found that a problem, until I swapped the EML.

It is remarkable how much the wa22 changes with the rectifier. The Mullard gs33 is great, the Brimar 5R4GY, and the Gec. They all add the necessary little extra in the bass.

So, keep rolling those rectifiers, it kept me from letting it go :-)

 

thanks, ill be adding more notes later as i listen. for now i have to go to work though.

i shall try the brimar later.

 

i know some of these rectifiers, tend to be a bit bloatier in the bass. i'm trying to avoid that. the WA2 was full but also maintained tightness. i don't want the rectifier to add bloat.

 

the 596 seems to be more bass light but has great tightness and extension. mostly extension, better than almost any tube i've heard. incredible really. surprised the sound with 596 is so warm, usually the 596 would make sound very SS like.

 

probably only big downside i have to sound besides the bass is the noise. seems like 6F8G all have higher noise floor, its enough to bother me unfortunately. more noise than WA6-SE. and the WA2 was completely silent.

 

EDIT: ok seems like the tung sol 5998 also helps out with the bass, i'll have to see though. i notice that the power tubes make less of a difference than on the WA2. on the WA2, it pretty much sets the foundation for the rest of the sound signature. and the T1 LOVES the TS 5998.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/4/13 at 3:53am
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great impressions DG 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

thanks, ill be adding more notes later as i listen. for now i have to go to work though.

i shall try the brimar later.

 

i know some of these rectifiers, tend to be a bit bloatier in the bass. i'm trying to avoid that. the WA2 was full but also maintained tightness. i don't want the rectifier to add bloat.

 

the 596 seems to be more bass light but has great tightness and extension. mostly extension, better than almost any tube i've heard. incredible really. surprised the sound with 596 is so warm, usually the 596 would make sound very SS like.

 

probably only big downside i have to sound besides the bass is the noise. seems like 6F8G all have higher noise floor, its enough to bother me unfortunately. more noise than WA6-SE. and the WA2 was completely silent.

 

EDIT: ok seems like the tung sol 5998 also helps out with the bass, i'll have to see though. i notice that the power tubes make less of a difference than on the WA2. on the WA2, it pretty much sets the foundation for the rest of the sound signature. and the T1 LOVES the TS 5998.

 

Have you tried them in the WA22? They might sound diferent with thte WA22 than with WA6SE. Also - "bloated" bass is just when a nice and full bass gets to full, isn't it :P

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