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post #27961 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

hmmm i guess you're right.

 

maybe i just like the OTL sound, just wish WA2 would work well with low impedance as well.

 

Well, OTL's are inherently high output impedance so unless I am wrong, that is wishing for quite a lot.. 

 

But the Leben CS300 is really nice with low impedance stuff. It has output transformers, though, but I find it generally better balanced than the WA22, with more bass quantity (no loose bass - albeit not super SS tight). 

 

So - if you sell the WA22 and your big rectifiers, you can rebuy a WA2 (maybe you can get a hot rodded one) in a couple of months of NOT buying tubes :D , you might have enough money to aquire a nicely used CS300 ,) So then you have the WA2, GS-X and Leben - which is probalby gonna suit you extremely well. Or you can just get the WA5 - but then - it's risky business - you might not like it. Maybe it is even more WA22 than WA22 :D


Edited by ardilla - 10/11/13 at 4:21am
post #27962 of 39044
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

Well, OTL's are inherently high output impedance so unless I am wrong, that is wishing for quite a lot.. 

 

But the Leben CS300 is really nice with low impedance stuff. It has transformers, though, but I find it generally better balanced than the WA22, with more bass quantity. 

 

So - if you sell the WA22 and your big rectifiers, you can rebuy a WA2 (maybe you can get a hot rodded one) in a couple of months of NOT buying tubes :D , you might have enough money to aquire a nicely used CS300 ,) So then you have the WA2, GS-X and Leben - which is probalby gonna suit you extremely well. Or you can just get the WA5 - but then - it's risky business - you might not like it. Maybe it is even more WA22 than WA22 :D

 

should of bought the maxed wa2 with blackgates that ultrainferno had on sale a few weeks ago....

 

i think 300B would be too mid centric for me, and i know ive see several accounts of it having less bass than normal.

post #27963 of 39044
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should of bought the maxed wa2 with blackgates that ultrainferno had on sale a few weeks ago....

 

i think 300B would be too mid centric for me, and i know ive see several accounts of it having less bass than normal.

 

I am sure you can get other nice caps for a wa2. Black Gates are hard to get, but you always have Duelund... Time for you to start soldering, DG :D

 

Looking forward to the worlds first and only WA2 with double big mighty 596

 

post #27964 of 39044
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

I am sure you can get other nice caps for a wa2. Black Gates are hard to get, but you always have Duelund... Time for you to start soldering, DG :D

 

Looking forward to the worlds first and only WA2 with double big mighty 596

 

 

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post #27965 of 39044
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

Well, OTL's are inherently high output impedance so unless I am wrong, that is wishing for quite a lot.. 

 

But the Leben CS300 is really nice with low impedance stuff. It has output transformers, though, but I find it generally better balanced than the WA22, with more bass quantity (no loose bass - albeit not super SS tight). 

 

So - if you sell the WA22 and your big rectifiers, you can rebuy a WA2 (maybe you can get a hot rodded one) in a couple of months of NOT buying tubes :D , you might have enough money to aquire a nicely used CS300 ,) So then you have the WA2, GS-X and Leben - which is probalby gonna suit you extremely well. Or you can just get the WA5 - but then - it's risky business - you might not like it. Maybe it is even more WA22 than WA22 :D


But then she is back to a push pull amp like the WA-22 !!     Except it has a phase inverter that a WA-22 doesn't have so you 

have to feed the WA-22 balanced

SE almost always sound better.

post #27966 of 39044
Talking about the Wa5 or the Leben?

Anyway, haven't heard the wa5, but the Leben is magical.

@2359glenn How would you design DGs dream amp? Can you make the WA2 with 596s I posted ?
Edited by ardilla - 10/11/13 at 5:13am
post #27967 of 39044
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Talking about the Wa5 or the Leben?

Anyway, haven't heard the wa5, but the Leben is magical.

@2359glenn How would you design DGs dream amp? Can you make the WA2 with 596s I posted ?

 

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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 


But then she is back to a push pull amp like the WA-22 !!     Except it has a phase inverter that a WA-22 doesn't have so you 

have to feed the WA-22 balanced

SE almost always sound better.

 

 

yeah Glenn, would it possible to make a WA2 kinda OTL amp with 5U4G/5AR4/274B rectifiers instead of the EZ80? single rectifier if possible?


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/11/13 at 5:21am
post #27968 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i think i'm gonna re-buy WA2, or see if glenn can make me a custom OTL with 5U4G, 6922, and 6AS7G/5998

Sorry, it didn't work out like we hope it will be. PM Glenn he may be able to do some magic for you.
post #27969 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

should of bought the maxed wa2 with blackgates that ultrainferno had on sale a few weeks ago....

 

i think 300B would be too mid centric for me, and i know ive see several accounts of it having less bass than normal.

 

I am sure you can get other nice caps for a wa2. Black Gates are hard to get, but you always have Duelund... Time for you to start soldering, DG :D

 

Looking forward to the worlds first and only WA2 with double big mighty 596

 

That is a beautiful thing! Reminds me of my Cary....

 

post #27970 of 39044
DG, what kind of source you are using before the DAC?
post #27971 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

 

yeah Glenn, would it possible to make a WA2 kinda OTL amp with 5U4G/5AR4/274B rectifiers instead of the EZ80? single rectifier if possible?


OK

But with a 6SN7 driver not the 6922 I don't really like the sound of 9 pin tubes        If you must have a 6922 we can make a adapter

The rectifier could use the 596 but I don't know about the 5U4G or 274B Silent One uses the 596 in his and it is holding up

The 5AR4 is fine and I will supply a 3DG4 that can handle 350ma 

The amp will take 3.3 volt rectifier as well as the 5 volt

I run the 6AS7s at 100ma each so they sound good and can drive lower impedance headphones as well as high

So the total current is over what a 5U4G can supply at 220ma A 596 or 5U4GB will be OK though they can handle 270ma.

post #27972 of 39044
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 


OK

But with a 6SN7 driver not the 6922 I don't really like the sound of 9 pin tubes        If you must have a 6922 we can make a adapter

The rectifier could use the 596 but I don't know about the 5U4G or 274B Silent One uses the 596 in his and it is holding up

The 5AR4 is fine and I will supply a 3DG4 that can handle 350ma 

The amp will take 3.3 volt rectifier as well as the 5 volt

I run the 6AS7s at 100ma each so they sound good and can drive lower impedance headphones as well as high

So the total current is over what a 5U4G can supply at 220ma A 596 or 5U4GB will be OK though they can handle 270ma.

 

so kinda like silent one's OTL and this guys? http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/697715/glenn-otl/

post #27973 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

what about WE422A rectifier? i'm thinking of picking one of those up as well...

I don't own one, sorry
post #27974 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

so kinda like silent one's OTL and this guys? http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/697715/glenn-otl/


Or like one of these with the larger chassis

 

This one showing it using 6336 tubes with there monster cathodes. Will also take 6AS7s and all it's variants.

The top picture is using a GZ37 rectifier and the bottom is using the 3DG4 rectifier

 

 

post #27975 of 39044

so many options :blink: 

 

it would be nice if it could use all the 5u4g/274b/gz34 variants like the woo amps though.  since i have quite a few choices to tube roll

 

that first amp in the picture, is that the GEC BL63?


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/11/13 at 8:08am
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