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DG, you have some GZ37s, right?  That what I use in Glenn's current OTL design.

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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

DG, you have some GZ37s, right?  That what I use in Glenn's current OTL design.

 

yeah, as well as these other rectifiers. it'd be nice if it was compatible with all of them. i have yet to try GZ37 on WA22 btw, i didn't like it too much on WA6-SE

 

596, 5u4g, gz34, gz37, 274b, and 5r4gy


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/11/13 at 8:33am
post #27978 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

The Leben CS300 has balanced XLR out? I thought it was SE only.  Please enlighten me!  I'm somewhat interested in the Lebel CS300, but I'm not sure how to get ahold of one in the US.

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The 300sx is SE only.  I think he meant balanced in terms of the sound, not the configuration.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

yeah, as well as these other rectifiers. it'd be nice if it was compatible with all of them. i have yet to try GZ37 on WA22 btw, i didn't like it too much on WA6-SE

 

596, 5u4g, gz34, gz37, 274b, and 5r4gy

Um...WOW!

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Originally Posted by GalaxyGuy View Post
 

Um...WOW!

 

of course i also have a good amount of 5998/6AS7G :D

 

i have less tubes than i used to have though, cause i sold WA6-SE and WA2

post #27982 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

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?


Yes that is a GEC BL63 in the first picture.

You can try the 5U4G but you will be cooking them  and defiantly not the EML or Sophia tubes to wimpy and will burn up in no time.

post #27983 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.

 

That was Clayton's WA2 I sold, a great amp but I could have used even more bass. That's why I'm worried about getting a wa22

You should listen to Glenn's 300bs like Clayton and mine, there's nothing wrong with its bass

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

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?

 

Head over to the Glenn thread, I'm sure he can make you something really nice

post #27984 of 39044
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 


Yes that is a GEC BL63 in the first picture.

You can try the 5U4G but you will be cooking them  and defiantly not the EML or Sophia tubes to wimpy and will burn up in no time.

 

aww. yeah i guess they are wimpy lol

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So, this being my 100th post, I thought I would like to say what a great group of people there are on this thread.  Yes, it is clear that I am an utterly rank newbie compared to the likes of DG, Clayton, FrankI, etc., etc., but I have learned a great deal from this group and I thought you all should know it.  I have enjoyed listening to music in all of its many forms for my whole life, but in the past several months that love has been rekindled even further.  As a high school teacher, I have known for years that I would never be in the position to afford the stratosphere-fi stuff that is out there, and had resigned myself to listening to a mediocre home system.  My awareness of the head-fi world was pretty much null until quite recently.  I now feel that I am in a position to own a system that sounds worlds better than what I've been listening to for quite a while, maybe rivaling some $30k+ systems, without completely killing my bank account (only giving it a severe wound!).  I appreciate the insights and kind offers that I've received from this community over the past several months, and I look forward hearing your collective opinions about the head-fi world and beyond for a long time to come.  Cheers.

 

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

yeah, as well as these other rectifiers. it'd be nice if it was compatible with all of them. i have yet to try GZ37 on WA22 btw, i didn't like it too much on WA6-SE

 

596, 5u4g, gz34, gz37, 274b, and 5r4gy


You can use most of them just take the EMLs and Sophia out of the picture the rest should be OK

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

 

That was Clayton's WA2 I sold, a great amp but I could have used even more bass. That's why I'm worried about getting a wa22

You should listen to Glenn's 300bs like Clayton and mine, there's nothing wrong with its bass

 

 

Head over to the Glenn thread, I'm sure he can make you something really nice

 

wa2 had more bass, and it wasn't bassy or anything, just enough and i really liked the sound signature of the amp.

 

i felt like it really took full advantage of the 6as7g's. and with the wa22, i don't feel that, i feel like i'm burning up my GEC tubes or my 596. 

 

also i felt 6sn7 on wa22 sounded noisy or microphonic especially the 6f8g, and where generally bass light and too colored sounding. could they sound better on a different amp?


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/11/13 at 9:24am
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

wa2 had more bass, and it wasn't bassy or anything, just enough and i really liked the sound signature of the amp.

 

i felt like it really took full advantage of the 6as7g's. and with the wa22, i don't feel that, i feel like i'm burning up my GEC tubes or my 596.

 

also i felt 6sn7 on wa22 sounded noisy or microphonic especially the 6f8g, and where generally bass light and too colored sounding. 


Yes the 6F8 can be noisy it takes a bunch to find a quiet one.

 

Also part of the sound of a tube is in the operating point it is running at it can sound like crap in one amp

and great in another that is running it differently.

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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

The 300sx is SE only.  I think he meant balanced in terms of the sound, not the configuration.

Tip. e Leben is an unbalanced design that sounds balanced, that is; a nice balance between bass, mids and treble, between macro and micro dynamics etc. But do not confuse this with "neutral", it sounds more like "natural".
post #27990 of 39044
Both Ultrainferno and Dubstep Girl complaining about lacking bass on their upgraded Woods makes me think that those capacitor upgrades might alter the sound in a bass light direction.

@Ultra, just get the Leben, it is not lacking: D
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