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Just get cryogenically frozen for 3 months then wake and - its right there!  ;)

LMAO, man, thats amazing idea, I will try, lol

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Remember this? 

 

hahahah, man you are way too into this....

post #28804 of 31942
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Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post

Hi, can anyone give me some advice whether should I buy WA22 for my LCD-3, and if anyone knows, how does WA22 compared to Bryston BHA-1 on LCD-3?

Thanks so much

I really like the WA22 with the LCD3. The Bryston however did not impress me with it, though I must add it was a brief listen.

Good thing with WA22 is you can roll tubes which affects sound a LOT on the WA22... So you can tune it to your liking.
post #28805 of 31942
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post


I really like the WA22 with the LCD3. The Bryston however did not impress me with it, though I must add it was a brief listen.

Good thing with WA22 is you can roll tubes which affects sound a LOT on the WA22... So you can tune it to your liking.

Thanks a lot, I am selling my bryston BHA-1, after I sell it I will buy WA22

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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post


I really like the WA22 with the LCD3. The Bryston however did not impress me with it, though I must add it was a brief listen.

Good thing with WA22 is you can roll tubes which affects sound a LOT on the WA22... So you can tune it to your liking.

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

post #28807 of 31942
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Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post
 

I actually have the money for GSX, but I just cannot wait for 12 weeks. Thats too long for me. I know it is not right choice, but I am just not good at waiting especially for audio system.....

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.

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Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post
 

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

^ 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.

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Pairing LCD-3 is very personal.  DG does not like it maybe it is the maxxed caps in there and overly wide soundstage on the BGs WA22.

I tried beta22, WA22, and WA5LE, they are all good.  There is no silver bullet for it and it also depends on the source you are feeding it.


Yeah YMMMV, personally i prefer hd 800 with wa22 but wa6-se with lcd-3
post #28810 of 31942
The 22 works well with the LCD3s.i much preferred it over the Bryston which was my original first choice. Valves choice however is very effected by your supply voltage. This can vary considerably (typically by upto 15%) in supply voltage to the house. You choice of rectifier can then really change the voltage drop across the rectifier which in term dictates the operating point of the other tubes. The GZ34 has a very low voltage drop (3%) where as other rectifiers loose far more voltage (which can be upto about 20%). This means that someone with a high supply voltage to the house may use a different rectifier to achieve a similar result to someone with a more standard voltage level of supply. Valve choice can vary quite allot but I do like 6F8g with A1834 GEC for the 22 / LCD3 combo.
Edited by Nic Rhodes - 11/22/13 at 1:41pm
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The tubes choice when I have my WA22 are Mullard metal base GZ34, TS BGRP 6SN7, and GEC 6AS7G for HD800 and replace the GEC with TS 7236 for LCDs.
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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.

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Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post

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 like the TS5998, Sylvania VT231 and The GZ34 (faster sounding) or GZ37 (fuller sounding) with the LCD3. But lots of tubes will work fine, and I haven't rolled too much. But I find the rectifier to be very important for the sound signature you get.
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

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.

In my WA22 the TS5998 produce more bass than the TS7236 but still have plenty of power.
post #28815 of 31942
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Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post
 

I am currently have BHA-1 as my main amp, but I am really curious about the sound of Woo, if WA22 can drive LCD-3 well then I will definitely buy it.

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.

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