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I think the WA6 is underpowered with LCDs. WA6SE is much better.
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Originally Posted by Goodjr82 View Post
 

Great thank you for the advice. I will be following your new thread and your project with Jack and the website. Your listening room looks like heaven if there is such a place!

FWIW, I just purchased the WA6/Sophia Princess rectifier tube for my RS1i's, and I've never heard an amp like this.

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Originally Posted by Goodjr82 View Post

Great thank you for the advice. I will be following your new thread and your project with Jack and the website. Your listening room looks like heaven if there is such a place!

From the standing point of a reviewer it looks likea promise of hard work and sore ears....... d%b
post #28939 of 31852
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

I am really happy with the WA22 and the LCD-3, I have tried quite a lot of amps and with the right tubes it is a great match. HD800 is also claimed to be a very good match by many on the WA22, but I haven't heard it more than briefly, so I cannot give advice on that one. 

 

I really liked the HD800s (and LCD-3s for that matter) with the WA22 when I owned it. 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I really liked the HD800s (and LCD-3s for that matter) with the WA22 when I owned it. 

X2, totally agreed. But but but, the HD800 sounds even better with WA5LE. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


X2, totally agreed. But but but, the HD800 sounds even better with WA5LE. biggrin.gif

I'm sure it does. :smile:

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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post


From the standing point of a reviewer it looks likea promise of hard work and sore ears....... d%b

That is a good point… I take for granted the work that goes into an in-depth review. The only thing remotely approaching that territory is when I audition a new amp in the store. At least a listening room is a nice quiet spot, it has to be to pick up all those subtle details. The store auditions are filled with background chatter.

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Originally Posted by daverich4 View Post
 

This probably isn't a big deal to those of you that got in on Ultrainferno's 596 group buy but I was pretty pleased with it. It's a fraction of the price I paid for my first one. Not advertised as NOS but looked mint when I got it and it works as it should.

 

 

 

 

Nice deal indeed! A long time ago I did two group buys for 596 tubes, but they're all gone now. No more stock anywhere it seems. But we have the RK60 now ;)

post #28944 of 31852
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

I think the WA6 is underpowered with LCDs. WA6SE is much better.

+1

Audeze with wa6-se was very nice, especially the LCD-2 with the 596 tube
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Is everyone still here? It looks like it!

 

Just got back from Malaysia for good last week (I've been working in Kuala Lumpur for the past four years). After a quick peck on the cheek for my wife (priorities!), I ran downstairs and set-up SilentOne's WA6SE and plunked in the Sylvania 6SN7WGTAs. My ears are very happy! And yes, it will always be SilentOne's Woo Audio 6 Special Edition in black.

 

Anyhoos, hope you all are doing well. Good to see so many of the familiar names still around. I got a lot of catching up to do.  :/

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

get 422A before they're gone. the 800-1000$ pairs are gone and the 400$ singles are gone too. only the taiwanese sellers that have 739$ singles are left.

 

 

As of this morning they weren't quite out although after I hit the buy button they might be......

 

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Originally Posted by sunmonkey View Post
 

Is everyone still here? It looks like it!

 

Just got back from Malaysia for good last week (I've been working in Kuala Lumpur for the past four years). After a quick peck on the cheek for my wife (priorities!), I ran downstairs and set-up SilentOne's WA6SE and plunked in the Sylvania 6SN7WGTAs. My ears are very happy! And yes, it will always be SilentOne's Woo Audio 6 Special Edition in black.

 

Anyhoos, hope you all are doing well. Good to see so many of the familiar names still around. I got a lot of catching up to do.  :/

:beerchug:

Welcome back, my friend!!! Will do some catching up with you on the PM side...

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

skip the 596 and EML though if you decide to stick with WA5, max it out! " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif"> you can get $300+ for a 596 pair.

 

get 422A before they're gone. the 800-1000$ pairs are gone and the 400$ singles are gone too. only the taiwanese sellers that have 739$ singles are left.

 

 

theres a nice pair auction here...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Electric-422A-matching-pair-of-tubes-/331082202256?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item4d16097c90

 

 

these would also be very good.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-OB-British-Mullard-GEC-U52-5U4G-Hi-end-Rectifier-Valve-pair-Tubes-/321269411975?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item4acd263087

 

gec label

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-One-pair-GEC-U52-dish-getter-BLACK-BASE-TUBES-5U4G-274B-/261343721656?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3cd94cb8b8

 

also theres a 600$ pair of Cossor GZ37 out there.

 

you can also try a pair of http://www.upscaleaudio.com/products/Mullard-GZ32-%7B47%7D-5V4.html, they're really good and cheap too!

 



Are you sure the 422A can be used with the WA5-LE? I don't see them in the compatibility chart in the Woo site.
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post

Are you sure the 422A can be used with the WA5-LE? I don't see them in the compatibility chart in the Woo site.

 

yes they are a type of 5U4G also discussion on this page and use in a WA5, according to Jack, 100% compatible.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite/10755

 

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Originally Posted by vinyllp33 View Post
 

I checked with Jack and he said that even though he has not used them they are 100% compatible, at least with the WA5, so I would see no reason that one could not use one in the WA22. 

 

Unlike the WE 274B which is not a direct 5U4G sub but often compatible, the 422A is virtually identical to a 5U4G. 

 

Don't get me wrong, the EML's have ruled the roost but it was actually Skylab (Thanks!) that inspired me to look long and hard at some other NOS offerings. 

 

I just come from the school that a rectifier tube's life should be measured in years, not in months. However with that being said I have actually had very good luck with the EML's, if I didn't need two at a time and/or they could finally standardize the design I would have been perfectly content. 

 

Now I just wonder what tubes Woo Audio's new flagship amp will use....

 
post #28950 of 31852

Hi,

I am new here. I am ready to buy the WA6SE in black. Since headphone is new to me, I would like to have some questions for the experience owners:

1. Do I need a preamp with the WA6se?

2. Can I use it with the Audeze LCD-2?

3. If I dont need a preamp, then how many inputs does the WA6se have? I need to run it both with LPs and CDs.

4. What headphone is the best match with the WA6SE?

Thanks,

Calvin

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