only thing i noticed was the bigger soundstage and more forward mids which os part of the wa22 sound signature
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/11/13 at 6:20pm
Perfect or perceived perfection-
Let us not forget valuable lessons learned from Greek Architecture: compensating for illusions (the entasis effect). Is it possible for an amp that uses perfect parts for the job, have a presentation that sounds anything but? When voicing an amp, a good designer would know when and where to compensate to get closer to that perfect presentation.
yeah i think the WA22 isn't gonna work out for me. tried GEC 6AS7G / 596 / and both the smoked glass rca and the tung sol 6f8g and even the treasures. its just not working out. substituting the eml, the tung sol 7236, the 5998, or the 6080wb was different, but it just feels like the power tubes and the rectifiers aren't really being taken full advantage of. i don't hear the uber clarity and crispness of the 596, nor the beautiful tone of the GEC, and the bass isn't really what i want. the soundstage is huge but its too much for me on HD 800 and the T1 doesn't sound like itself.
i think the 6sn7 sound just isn't for me or the improvements/changes in the WA22 vs the WA2 weren't enough for me. i want to buy WA2 again, but then i won't have an amp for 5U4G tubes, so i'm gonna talk to glenn soon and see what he can do.
You really should try a pair of Sylvania Chrome domes(cheap) or the overly chromed domes(cheap too) Xcalibur referred to in the 6SN7 thread before you give up. I thought the apex peak/volcano was bass light and would never match the WA6SE for punch and extension until I stuck one those with the messy chrome paint jobs in.
I find this strange. But then the only high impedance headphone I have now is the HD650. I definitely feel the bass is tighter and punchier with the WA22, regardless of tubes used. I am rally getting curious about this - if someone drops in and lend me a T1 I will definitely try it out.
So true. There is a level where there is enough detail and transparency at all frequencies that what really matters is the other stuff.....
This is a quote from someone at CanJam. Does anyone know what he's referring to? I'm assuming he's talking about the WA7 but I have not heard of any changes to the power supply.
Anyone ever buy from www.thetubeco.com? The prices are cheaper than The Tube Depot or the Tube Store, but something tells me that we may be getting the domestic "seconds" not meant for export.
they dont have a big selection. where are the EZ80, 6080/5998, ?