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post #29476 of 39044
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Just curiosity, what other tubes you tried with metal based GZ34?

Too many to name...but my real test amp of the GZ34 was the WA22. My favourite tubes for that were my buddy's red base RCA 5692s and Tung-Sol 7236s.

post #29477 of 39044
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Too many to name...but my real test amp of the GZ34 was the WA22. My favourite tubes for that were my buddy's red base RCA 5692s and Tung-Sol 7236s.

 

This made me feel good for buying the Tung Sol 7236 lol. I thought I made a mistake by getting it instead of getting the GEC 6080.

post #29478 of 39044
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Too many to name...but my real test amp of the GZ34 was the WA22. My favourite tubes for that were my buddy's red base RCA 5692s and Tung-Sol 7236s.

I never tried red base RCA 5692. My goto combo with WA22 is metal based GZ34, TS 6SN7 BGRP / Brimar CV1988, and GEC 6AS7G.
post #29479 of 39044
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

This made me feel good for buying the Tung Sol 7236 lol. I thought I made a mistake by getting it instead of getting the GEC 6080.

You definitely made the right decision! While the 6AS7 is a wonderful tube, not so much in the WA22 IMO.

 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


I never tried red base RCA 5692. My goto combo with WA22 is metal based GZ34, TS 6SN7 BGRP / Brimar CV1988, and GEC 6AS7G.

You owe it to yourself. They are stupid expensive (why I borrowed a pair), but the best 6SN7 variant I've heard.

 

But really with the cost of the Treasure CV181-Zs, these don't seem so bad (and they'll most likely last a lot longer too):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RCA-5692-Red-base-pair-MATCHED-DATES-AND-VALUES-/121268202825?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c3c25ed49


Edited by MacedonianHero - 2/5/14 at 7:42pm
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My Treasure CV181 only cost around $150 shipped. Yeah, the BGRP is crazy expensive but for the hours it will last I think it is worth it. I have one pair over 2,000 hours already and still using it with a custom OTL amp now.
post #29481 of 39044
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My Treasure CV181 only cost around $150 shipped. Yeah, the BGRP is crazy expensive but for the hours it will last I think it is worth it. I have one pair over 2,000 hours already and still using it with a custom OTL amp now.

The problem with the CV181 is their reliability and their SQ was a far way off the RCA red bases.

post #29482 of 39044

Those are definately mullards. Price seems a little high though.

post #29483 of 39044
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

I thought the highly recommended rectifier for WA6 is the Sophia Princess?

I have the S/P, I'm just curious to try something different.

 

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Originally Posted by Glam Bash View Post
 

Those are definately mullards. Price seems a little high though.

Thank you.

post #29484 of 39044
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

Sounds like I should have went with the GEC 6080 instead of Tung Sol 7236 blink.gif  


Like jc9394

I honestly dont like the ts 7236 all that much. The gec 6080 is similar sounding but better bass and no loss in resolution.
post #29485 of 39044
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

If you don't like the metal based GZ34, you probably don't like 596, they sound very similar.

+1 very similar sound
post #29486 of 39044
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The  TS 5998 is more punchy and dynamic, the GEC are more forgiving without lost of details.  TS 5998 is better with LCD and GEC 6080/6AS7G is better with HD800.

The TS 5998's seem to put out more power than the GEC 6AS7G's. I have to turn the volume up 2or 3 clicks on my WA22 with the GEC's to match the 5998's. However, to me, the GEC's are more dynamic. When I have them turned up for the quiet parts I find myself reaching to turn down the volume as the music gets louder more often than with the 5998's.
post #29487 of 39044
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Originally Posted by daverich4 View Post


The TS 5998's seem to put out more power than the GEC 6AS7G's. I have to turn the volume up 2or 3 clicks on my WA22 with the GEC's to match the 5998's. However, to me, the GEC's are more dynamic. When I have them turned up for the quiet parts I find myself reaching to turn down the volume as the music gets louder more often than with the 5998's.

That's because they do...along with the 7236s. 

post #29488 of 39044
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

That's because they do...along with the 7236s. 

 

they are, i personally prefer the lower gain tubes...more play with the pot

post #29489 of 39044
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

they are, i personally prefer the lower gain tubes...more play with the pot

I ended up using the 7236/5998s for a reason....orthos. ;)

post #29490 of 39044

Peter the WA22 using the tS power and Black glass drivers i dropped in there with a Princess 274B and it sounds excellent driving the lCD X and really nice with Danny Alpha Dog. I like the combo. i will miss it when it leaves. I could dropped t in the system upstairs but decided did not not want tho use another expensive amp in that system. I will be using review samples up there until i find something that really spikes my interest.  The GSX may spike my interest enough too a sits on its way back for my review.

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