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Early production of Sophia did have issue of longevity, not lasting for more than a year.  Jack did spoke to Sophia and we did get portion credit or they replace it with newer production.  I have my Sophia replaced and the new one lasted me over an year before I sold it. EML are current production and they have been proved to be very good sounding tubes.  EML does have longevity issue too in the early production, they have since changed just like Sophia.  Unlike Sophia, I do not have any issues with both EML 274B and EML 5U4G.

5U4G - dynamic, details, and soundstage depth
274B - one word "romantic" 

If you are getting tubes for WA5/LE, here are my recommendation.

Rectifier - 596 or EML 5U4G
Driver - TS 6SN7 BGRP or Brimar CV 1988
Power - EML 300B

Thanks for the notice about longevity. Why did you replace your Sophia with EML? I take it you enjoy the EML more since you recommended it at the bottom.

Have you tried the offerings from Shuguang or Psvane? What do you think of them?
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Thanks for the notice about longevity. Why did you replace your Sophia with EML? I take it you enjoy the EML more since you recommended it at the bottom.

Have you tried the offerings from Shuguang or Psvane? What do you think of them?


I replaced the Sophia with 596 on my WA5LE, I have not replace the Sophia 300B to EML 300B yet.  I need to save up before placing the order.  EML sounded better than Sophia in every way, soundstage, details...

 

The WA5/LE comes with Shuguang 300B, I do not like it a bit.  If I have not tried others, it probably be ok for a while.

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I replaced the Sophia with 596 on my WA5LE, I have not replace the Sophia 300B to EML 300B yet.  I need to save up before placing the order.  EML sounded better than Sophia in every way, soundstage, details...

The WA5/LE comes with Shuguang 300B, I do not like it a bit.  If I have not tried others, it probably be ok for a while.
Thanks for everything, I appreciate it smily_headphones1.gif Can't wait to get my hands on these!
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Anyone try the Genalex - Gold Lion PX 300B?

 

How about the KR balloon?

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I want to try the KR ballon...the price is not bad. It has higher gain, I need to confirm with Jack to make sure it work with WA5LE.
post #28641 of 30785
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I want to try the KR ballon...the price is not bad. It has higher gain, I need to confirm with Jack to make sure it work with WA5LE.

Thats the next one on my list. Ask George at EMlL he is very helpful.  He coming to the nY meet with some tubes

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I can answer that question tomorrow night... :evil:


full report please. nos or reissue?

 

What's more humbling, being all dressed up with no place to go or actually going........ on the wrong day? :rolleyes:Yup, in ALL my excitement I got my appointments mixed up, and arrived at the studio. I wondered some... "Where is he?" And then waited some more... then re-read his email just before his reply came over. Our meeting:p is Saturday.

 

But the costumes I saw walking around Hollywood....... must see :tongue_smile: TV!

post #28643 of 30785
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

Early production of Sophia did have issue of longevity, not lasting for more than a year.  Jack did spoke to Sophia and we did get portion credit or they replace it with newer production.  I have my Sophia replaced and the new one lasted me over an year before I sold it. EML are current production and they have been proved to be very good sounding tubes.  EML does have longevity issue too in the early production, they have since changed just like Sophia.  Unlike Sophia, I do not have any issues with both EML 274B and EML 5U4G.

 

5U4G - dynamic, details, and soundstage depth

274B - one word "romantic" 

 

If you are getting tubes for WA5/LE, here are my recommendation.

 

Rectifier - 596 or EML 5U4G

Driver - TS 6SN7 BGRP or Brimar CV 1988

Power - EML 300B

Totally agree with this selection of tubes. The only thing is that I would add the TS 6F8G BGRP which I actually prefer over the other two but all 3 are great.

post #28644 of 30785
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i guess so, especially the t1.  without the warmth, i think the t1 sound lifeless.  and i have my recable to black dragon, which is a copper cable, so somewhat similar to the stock cable? 

I made a direct comparison between a stock T1, T1 with Black Dragon and T1 with Zeus. IMO the stock was a little too bright, the Black Dragon was at the other side of the spectrum being a little too dark and life less and the Zeus was right in the middle. I went with the Zeus and I am very happy.

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Totally agree with this selection of tubes. The only thing is that I would add the TS 6F8G BGRP which I actually prefer over the other two but all 3 are great.

 

I don't disagree, I just don't like the tubes almost touching each other when using the adapters.

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In my application I found the Brimar CV1988 to be a little thin sounding.
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Originally Posted by Dennis SK View Post
 

Hello all!

 

I hope I could get a little advice about my (soon to be) setup and prefered specs.

I own the HD800 and hope to keep the great detail/clarity/soundstage of them but with a more "smooth, tamed treble/high"

 

I listen to a great variety of music like classical, pop(Michael Jackson yes please!) some dance/techno etc.

I also enjoy watching movies and gaming with my HD800

 

Would I be set by getting a WA2 or for that matter a WA22? And how do WA2/WA22 compare?

Can anyone give advice on what exstra tubes to choose (if needed)

 

Currently I have a Dacmagic plus and I'm not really satisfied with the sound of it.

 

And are there anyone here that have tried to setup the WA amps with a computer DAC like Xonar series from asus? (I know this may not be the best choice but I would just like to know if its possible to make it "work")

 

I know theres alot of subjective areas in this but hope some helpful souls will give me some advice.

 

Thanks in advance

I'd like to hear what some thoughts on some of these questions too.

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In my application I found the Brimar CV1988 to be a little thin sounding.


On Glenn's OTL?  I like them very much with WA22 but have not tried them on WA5LE yet.

post #28649 of 30785
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On Glenn's OTL?  I like them very much with WA22 but have not tried them on WA5LE yet.

What are LCD2 and 3 like on the WA5LE? 

post #28650 of 30785
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On Glenn's OTL?  I like them very much with WA22 but have not tried them on WA5LE yet.

No, in my Logitech Transporter.
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