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post #28846 of 31195
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Originally Posted by kchew View Post

Man, the recent prices of good tubes is really putting a damper on getting the best for the Woo amps. I'm fortunate to already own most of what I want, but I shudder to imagine how much a new amp owner would have to fork out for tubes like the 5998, GZ34 metal and TS BGRP.

I guess I'll use my affordable tubes for the month of December, just like when I first got my WA22 three years ago, and see if the magic still remains. And perhaps I'll find some combinations that sound good and are affordable as compared to the madness we are witnessing.

With recent years increased demand and nos stocks decreasing, it isn't a mystery... But maybe some will discover some low price magic tube again and.share it. Then demand will rise and so will prices.

We can conclude that the glorious days of cheap nos tubes are gone. .. Unless maybe tube amp designers find new designs taking advantage of surplus stock. The new Leben CS300 F amp use tubes claimed never to have been used in audio before, JAN-6197(GE) and 17EW8. Don't know about prices, though.
Edited by ardilla - 11/26/13 at 9:14am
post #28847 of 31195
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Hmmmm.... Since the last posters probably are responsible for making someone willing to pay that much, you shouldn't brag about how cheap you got yours, should you? =9

And anyway, if it is half as good as the usual crowd claims, it certainly should be worth it. It's not the most expensive tube out there, by far....

Is the mighty 596 not worth $198 in Audio Quality?

Ive paid mostly average/street prices for most of my tubes. I wasnt lucky enough to get gec 6as7g for 20$ or ts 5998 for 50$ a pair...

The 596 is a very good tube and i dont think should be worth over 200$ but then again, its a very solid performer especially on the woos and glenn otl amp.

The mullard gz34 metal, u52, we422a are still better and will keep the 596 from becoming too expensive. Theres cheaper tubes that are pretty good as well.
post #28848 of 31195

DubsG, what are U running for HP amps now?  Please post or PM me.  It's been a while since I have posted.  Take care all...

post #28849 of 31195

Hi guys just thought you all should know my WA5LE is up for sale, along with all my headphone system :D

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/692289/anasz-whole-system-clearance#post_10014765

post #28850 of 31195
Merry Christmas from Linn:
http://www.linn.co.uk/christmas
post #28851 of 31195

Post this here before FS forums, I'm considering selling the WA5LE I got from here http://www.head-fi.org/t/681307/woo-wa5-le-with-tube-upgrade-package-free-shipping-conus.  I'm looking at what I paid, the reason to sell is possiblity of getting WA5 to drive speakers.

 

Please note, the amp was sent back to Jack to fixed a minor issue that was cause by shipping.  While Jack has the amp, he recalibrated to lower the background noise. 

 

 

Trade, I'm only interested in TH900 and LCD3.


Edited by jc9394 - 12/4/13 at 8:19am
post #28852 of 31195

decided to just keep the beta and waiting for glenn otl and 300b?

post #28853 of 31195

most likely will get the regular WA5 once I sold the LE, really want that Zu Aduio Omen Def.

 

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post #28854 of 31195

will decide on the Glenn 300B after I gets my hands with the OTL.

post #28855 of 31195
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

most likely will get the regular WA5 once I sold the LE, really want that Zu Aduio Omen Def.

 

grid-omen-def-01.jpg

I think Clayton uses those.

post #28856 of 31195
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Originally Posted by ru4music View Post

DubsG, what are U running for HP amps now?  Please post or PM me.  It's been a while since I have posted.  Take care all...

Just the gsx mk2 and the glenn otl im borrowing. Not sure yet what my next amp will be
post #28857 of 31195

Wow, for the WA22, TS 5998s are indeed better than TS 7236s.  To my ears, 5998s seem to be more powerful too.  I haven't swapped back to 7236 and confirm yet. Anyone experienced the same?


Edited by koiloco - 12/4/13 at 10:11pm
post #28858 of 31195
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Wow, for the WA22, TS 5998s are indeed better than TS 7236s.  To my ears, 5998s seem to have more powerful too.  I haven't swapped back to 7236 and confirm yet. Anyone experienced the same?

 

yes, even though some say the 7236's are better on the WA22, i personally find the 5998 to be better on every amp i've compared them to the 7236.

post #28859 of 31195

I prefer TS-5998s over 7236s with my OTL...

post #28860 of 31195

just got my WA2. still burning in, stock tubes.

yet i start to understand the passion and this thread, absolutely LOVE IT. :-)

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