LMAO, man, thats amazing idea, I will try, lol
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Thanks a lot, I am selling my bryston BHA-1, after I sell it I will buy WA22
Could you or anyone else give me some recommendation of tube on WA22 which drive LCD-3 better? I actually prefer smoother and warmer sound with open sound stage. Thanks a LOT
I've been driving my HE500 with WA22. I finally found a tube combo that works great to my ears/taste. RCA 6as7, Sophia rectifier (tryin to get 422a and mullard GZ34 metal base), RCA gray glass 6sn7. Less power than TS7236 but much more relaxing and I can crank the volume way up to 12 to 1 o'clock. Bass kicks in at this level nicely, just a tiny bit less than what I would get from Emotiva mini-x but everything else is superb. For now, I am happy with what I am getting from the WA22 knowing my next purchase would be either HD800 or something...I have also verified for 2 weeks straight that HD800/WA22 is a sublime combo. For LCD3, I would think WA22 should be also a good choice.
^ what I said in my last post could be a good tube combo for you to start. I like what I am hearing. YMMV...
but WA22 is a wonderful amp and built like a tank. GLuck.
DG, could you compare the WE422a to an EML5U4G in the WA22 when you had it? In my mind you have every rectifier on the planet, so I thought maybe you would have done this comparison.
I have WA22 for more than a year now and I can say that it's very good match with my LCD-3. My tubes are ts 6F8G / 596 / 7236 and connected to a good Yulong source. The sound is like having a speaker setup on your head. the only thing is that the bass don't hit as hard as solid state but I'm not a bass head so it doesn't matter for me. The WA22 has enough power for LCD-3 for sure and you can listen has loud has you want with almost no listening fatigue involve. Good XLR and power cable does improve the sound.