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Originally Posted by spagetka View Post
 

 

Oh yes! Running via French Totaldac D1 even much more than before.

 

You've got taste!

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

I thought the EML Glass inside my Woo was brilliant! But it suffered from questionable reliability and less than desirable pricing.

Knock in wood, all the EML I purchased still alive. Unfortunately I have to sold all of them to get a matched pair in the future.
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Warmer yet neutral? :blink:

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Isn't he in Virginia? He returned my call one morning... at 0030 hours PST! Said he was just wrapping up work on an amp and was going to bed. Further, he engaged me in friendly chat for another 20 minutes.

:blink:

 

This cat is driven, enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly. The audio community benefits from participants like him.

 

Yea, he's like an hour away from me and is a late owl like me so sometimes it's easiest to catch him in the odd post 12pm est hours.

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Colour me impressed by his work ethic!

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

I thought the EML Glass inside my Woo was brilliant! But it suffered from questionable reliability and less than desirable pricing.

I really am hoping that the reliability is not as bad as all that.  I've used my EML 5U4G far more than the 596 that recently died and I've had no issues whatsoever with the EML glass.  And I put in an order for a quad of EML2A3's for my upcoming EC amp.  God help me if they die fast.  I agree with you wholeheartedly on the pricing, though.

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Originally Posted by GalaxyGuy View Post
 
I really am hoping that the reliability is not as bad as all that.  I've used my EML 5U4G far more than the 596 that recently died and I've had no issues whatsoever with the EML glass.  And I put in an order for a quad of EML2A3's for my upcoming EC amp.  God help me if they die fast.  I agree with you wholeheartedly on the pricing, though.

 

I first learned about production issues and early tube failures with the EML 5U4G back in 2010. The plant shut down and re-tooled and a couple of minor revisions made with making the tube. 

 

This thread saw the early demise of the EML recs in the thread starter's WA5. If memory serves, the EML had difficulty handling the amount of in-rush current the big Woo was throwing at it during start-up.

 

2359glenn researched and found a more robust rectifier for dannie01 to do the job in the WA5. A legend was born... 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

I first learned about production issues and early tube failures with the EML 5U4G back in 2010. The plant shut down and re-tooled and a couple of minor revisions made with making the tube. 

 

This thread saw the early demise of the EML recs in the thread starter's WA5. If memory serves, the EML had difficulty handling the amount of in-rush current the big Woo was throwing at it during start-up.

 

2359glenn researched and found a more robust rectifier for dannie01 to do the job in the WA5. A legend was born... 

Well, I refute the robustness of the rectifier he has identified.

 :deadhorse: 

That said, I do think that there are cheaper options available, but I'm hoping that the production issues have been dealt with. :D

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:wink_face: Well, you do know how young these tubes are...

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The 596 just doesn't photograph as well as Ms Sophia.

 

 

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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post
 

The 596 just doesn't photograph as well as Ms Sophia.

(Pics) (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Yup, last one's very nice indeed. But the first one has a very nice color contrast going, so it's very nice too, in its own way. How long was the exposure? (on either)

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Originally Posted by TheGrumpyOldMan View Post
 

Yup, last one's very nice indeed. But the first one has a very nice color contrast going, so it's very nice too, in its own way. How long was the exposure? (on either)

 

Here's the Noob 'photographer' answer: everything was set on Auto+. If I'm reading this correctly the first picture was 1" so one second @ f2.8 using my ghetto 30mm macro (yea, I'm that photographer who thinks everything is 'artistic' in macro). As for the last one I think I did manual exposure so ISO was set at 100 and shutter speed is listed as 5" so 5 seconds?

 

Does that make sense?


Edited by GloryUprising - 10/18/13 at 11:05pm
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I'm a 5U4GB and RK60 guy now.

Well at least for the rest of this year.

 

+1!

 

Until we find a new tube, right? :cool:

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Somehow we are going to find one last cache of 596's and we'll all have a nice supply forever....Time to start touring old military bases....

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WA2 and WA6SE...

 

I would like to know which of the two is more neutral sounding with good clarity and big soundstage that sound good with classical and vocals. I know both are very good amps but their identical price made the job quite hard for me. So I want to know which is more towards the "neutral" side and which is more towards the "tubey warm" side. Thanks in advance :)

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