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Sorry I thought it was the 45 Craig is planning to release at some point.

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Quite so, easy to be distracted. P&G volume control. I am a big fan of OTL amps since my introduction with a Woo WA3+, of which I will never part. With a GEC A1834 it is very special through HD800 on my ears. Was ready to go WA2 until I heard the ZDSE which is more complimentary to my WA3+. The WA2 would have been an upgrade but in the same sonic signature as the WA3+.

 

+1

 

btw with HD 800, with GEC and Amperex in the WA2, and Sophia 6SL7 on the ZDSE, i could tell almost no difference in sound to the ZDSE. like i was ab/ing back and forth and i was shocked that they sounded almost identical. 

 

if you only use hd 800 (not T1), the ZDSE can basically replace a WA2. i did not like other tubes though on ZD, made it too fast sounding.

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Sorry I thought it was the 45 Craig is planning to release at some point.

No worries.  He is releasing a 4x45 amp soon.  He told me in an email on Saturday that he's already begun work on it.  Not sure if the 2A3 will sound better or worse than the 45.  I know that 45s have a reputation for being very quiet, low distortion tubes.  That said, I trust Craig to be able to produce a quiet amp with 2A3 tubes.  He's had quite a bit of experience on that front and I was looking for just a bit more power, so I went with the 2A3.

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Awesome!  When I heard the BA at a meet this summer I just knew I wanted to get Craig to build an amp for me.  The BA + LCD3 was simply breathtaking. We may need to start an EC amp owners unite thread...

:beerchug: 

Thank-you. Indeed, a headphone and headphone amp collectors unite might also be in order. It appears that many Woosies are also collectors of both, as well as tubes. There was a BA + LCD3 at a Seattle meet, but I didn't get to spend as much time with it as I would have liked.

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+1

 

btw with HD 800, with GEC and Amperex in the WA2, and Sophia 6SL7 on the ZDSE, i could tell almost no difference in sound to the ZDSE. like i was ab/ing back and forth and i was shocked that they sounded almost identical. 

 

if you only use hd 800 (not T1), the ZDSE can basically replace a WA2. i did not like other tubes though on ZD, made it too fast sounding.

That is most excellent to hear. So I can get one flavor of WA2 by using a Sophia 6SL7. Already have been collecting various 6SL7 in anticipation of ZDSE delivery. Also very interested if it will work the OTL magic with my HE-500. We will see.

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For you tube collectors in Woo land, here is a sampling of pictures I took at an extraordinary place, Spark Museum, in Bellingham, WA. Highly recommended if you can visit. I spent hours here. Also enjoyed the Tesla coil demonstration / show. 4 million volts arcing several feet to a steam punk style Faraday cage. For a small donation one can sit and experience up close and personal. I did.

 

Note the very early tube testor.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by atomicbob - 10/15/13 at 6:22pm
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thumbsup.gif Long live the radio vacuum tube!

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Thanks atomicbob

 

Discarded mini tubes in a box.

 

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Thanks atomicbob

Discarded mini tubes in a box.


OMG! Were those working discards? What is the story?
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I'm looking for that article right now. It was about an old store in New York City, I think, that carried old things. I'm still looking. The store was a mess. Like my closets sometimes.

 

Like this--eek!


Edited by Clayton SF - 10/15/13 at 7:45pm
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HS!
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I'm looking for that article right now. It was about an old store in New York City, I think, that carried old things. I'm still looking. The store was a mess. Like my closets sometimes.

 

Like this--eek!

 

:eek: I thought I saw Ben lurking in the background. Wonder if he's been vaccinated... :rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by atomicbob View Post
 

Thank-you. Indeed, a headphone and headphone amp collectors unite might also be in order. It appears that many Woosies are also collectors of both, as well as tubes. There was a BA + LCD3 at a Seattle meet, but I didn't get to spend as much time with it as I would have liked.

 

Was it kingstyles gear?

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Was it kingstyles gear?

Yes. A very popular listening station along with m2man's ZDSE and TH900.

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listening to the T1/WA22 right now since im gonna sell soon, actually surprised now how good the amp sounds. the detail, clarity and the soundstage is there, its what i want. but the bass and the treble aren't that great :( the treble is actually closer to WA6-SE than it is to the WA2 the silkyness isn't there, and the bass is tight and deep, but too light in impact with T1, cause the mids are too forward.

 

now the imaging, wow, this amp really produces a holographic palpable image, really lifelike in many ways, realistic.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/16/13 at 10:05am
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