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You have no idea what it is to wait until you put a deposit down on a BHSE.  The wait is epic.

 

Agreed. I nearly put down a deposit in June, until he returned my phone call and politely suggested 12-14 months. I told him I'd check back with him next year and much success to him. 

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hi DSG,
What mod did you have done to your WA22 ?  Was it done directly by Jack?

Its on for sale thread. And yeah jack did it himself as far as i know. Jc9394 would know more of the amps history.

Mostly blackgates, v caps, and resistor and cable upgrades
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Its on for sale thread. And yeah jack did it himself as far as i know. Jc9394 would know more of the amps history.

Mostly blackgates, v caps, and resistor and cable upgrades

 

Actually it was modded by Dannie01, he did a great job with it.  When I purchase it from Dannie01, I shipped to Jack to have a checkup and he offered to rewire and hot glued the caps to his standard.  

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:thumb: Speaking of 'dannie01'... good morning to you overseas! For those who may not know, he is the Thread Starter. 

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I have tried 5U4G (Russian, EML mesh), GZ34 and 5R4GY. Like them all. After I bought RSA Duke I prefer 5R4GY.

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Still enjoying your Woo (WA5)?

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:eek: Uh-oh! The sun is rising... time to get in the bed. My overnight session was :wink:right nice. This morning's dream will be about audio. And more specifically if I should attempt to put the band back together.

 

Last night, I found myself really missing my Zeus Eclipse 6 Balanced drive Denon D7000 - 4x22AWG.

 

LL

 

Which I bought just for the Woo... and I'm missing that too! One of our fellow members has a WA22 up for sale. Hmmm, the thought of past glory is tickling me. But then the WA5 monos would get kicked to the curb for the third time in eight months!

 

On the flip-side, reuniting the Woo with the Denon could happen so much quicker. On a side note, I had no idea Greed could type. :rolleyes: Well, let me see what kind of thoughts emerge in my sleep this morning.

 

And no remote :wink_face: hypnosis, DG!

 

 

Update.:  First and foremost, I need to get a quote from Jack Wu - on Black cladding.


Edited by Silent One - 10/18/13 at 6:39am
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:eek: Uh-oh! The sun is rising... time to get in the bed. My overnight session was :wink:right nice. This morning's dream will be about audio. And more specifically if I should attempt to put the band back together.

 

Last night, I found myself really missing my Zeus Eclipse 6 Balanced drive Denon D7000 - 4x22AWG.

 

LL

 

Which I bought just for the Woo... and I'm missing that too! One of our fellow members has a WA22 up for sale. Hmmm, the thought of past glory is tickling me. But then the WA5 monos would get kicked to the curb for the third time in eight months!

 

On the flip-side, reuniting the Woo with the Denon could happen so much quicker. On a side note, I had no idea Greed could type. :rolleyes: Well, let me see what kind of thoughts emerge in my sleep this morning.

 

And no remote :wink_face: hypnosis, DG!

 

 

Update.:  First and foremost, I need to get a quote from Jack Wu - on Black cladding.

:blink:

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Can anyone say if the WA5 sounds more like the WA2 or WA22 or is it the best of both worlds? I was hoping that the WA5 would have deeper and more extended bass than the WA2 and sweeter mids than the WA22. Does it trump both amps and then some or is it more lean/mid centric and fast like the Zana Deux? 

I have never listened to the WA2 but I compared the WA5-LE to the WA22 when I was deciding what to buy and IMO the WA5-LE kills the WA22 in every aspect based on my taste of sound.

I have listened to the ZD once at a friend's house. He likes his sound very mellow/romantic/syrupy and I don't know if it was the combination of tubes in his ZD but that's the way it sounded and to my taste it was too dark and laid back. The WA5-LE to me is faster but that does not mean leaner. It actually has great bass IMO even with headphones other classify as lean like the HD800 (which I do not agree at least with my recabled with OCC copper Zeus).

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

The WA5 is far from lean

I agree Frank. IMO it has great fast, controlled and beep bass.

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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
 

I have never listened to the WA2 but I compared the WA5-LE to the WA22 when I was deciding what to buy and IMO the WA5-LE kills the WA22 in every aspect based on my taste of sound.

I have listened to the ZD once at a friend's house. He likes his sound very mellow/romantic/syrupy and I don't know if it was the combination of tubes in his ZD but that's the way it sounded and to my taste it was too dark and laid back. The WA5-LE to me is faster but that does not mean leaner. It actually has great bass IMO even with headphones other classify as lean like the HD800 (which I do not agree at least with my recabled with OCC copper Zeus).

 

Thanks for the comparisons.  Any comparisons to other amps like the Leben or Liquid Fire or Eddie Current?

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Originally Posted by reeltime View Post
 

EML 300B Mesh, EML 5U4G Mesh, Sylvania 6SN7 brown base.  

 

I have a pair of 596's with adapters, but (to my ears) they took too much base from the HD800.  The EMLs offer more bass punch.  The 596 offered better clarity.  

 

I also tried the PSVane 181 TII (Treasure 2) for drivers.  Nice tubes, but not remarkable.  It's been 6 months, but every time I put them in, I went back to the Sylvania.  I'd like to try the Sophia 6SN7, it's on my short list.

 

I would really, REALLY like to try the Takatsuki 300B.  But honestly, I'm pretty thrilled with the sound these days.

That is a great combination too. I have a pair of the Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown Base/Chrome Top and they are great too.

Yes, I am intrigued by the Takatuki too but they are "mucho dinero" to just experiment with them. I have not been able to find a lot of information or reviews on them either.

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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
 

I have never listened to the WA2 but I compared the WA5-LE to the WA22 when I was deciding what to buy and IMO the WA5-LE kills the WA22 in every aspect based on my taste of sound.

I have listened to the ZD once at a friend's house. He likes his sound very mellow/romantic/syrupy and I don't know if it was the combination of tubes in his ZD but that's the way it sounded and to my taste it was too dark and laid back. The WA5-LE to me is faster but that does not mean leaner. It actually has great bass IMO even with headphones other classify as lean like the HD800 (which I do not agree at least with my recabled with OCC copper Zeus).

hows the bass differ?

 

i found the ZD to be the complete opposite of what u said. the ZD was fast, very very fast, and very Ss sounding, but not quite SS, it had an ethereal quality to it of sorts, and a bit of bite as well, but not like SS ,its was completely different. just very very fast and kinda bright but not harsh or grainy or SS like, just fast. thats the way i'd describe it.

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Too my my WA5-LE was faster and with tighter bass than the ZD I heard but again. It could very well be the tubes used in the ZD since I know my friend's taste in sound.
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Too my my WA5-LE was faster and with tighter bass than the ZD I heard but again. It could very well be the tubes used in the ZD since I know my friend's taste in sound.

 

probably. im sure it responds quite well with tube rolling.

 

with that sophia tube, it was about the same sound signature as the WA2 with the GEC tubes. warmer yet neutral.

 

but i wouldn't ever describe that as being romantic or thick or syrupy.

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