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Here are some pic's of the WA6 with 1/4" oak side panels, after trying out the brown floor laminate, which looked very cheesy, but I did like the idea of the wood side panels on the WA6, as some amps do come with from the factory. 

My father did the cutting and radius to match the face plate looking straight on. Due too my vision, I only came up with the idea/color to go with the brushed/flat aluminum body of the Woo. I also intend to do the transformers top cover, and possibly the face of the volumeknob, I don't want the wood to be overkill! I used Martha Stewarts (BARN RED) from Home Depot since I could not find a stain in the (RED) I was trying too achieve. Wearing a vinyl glove, I wiped the paint on with my fingers then immediately wiped it off with a cotton T-shirt, repeating this 3 times, until I achieved the color I was looking for. 

 

 

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So my pair of Philips 6DJ8 A-Frame have decided to manifest some audible irritating distortion that impedes them of further usage after just 6 weeks... What a pitiful short life tubes I got here.

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Sorry to hear of the demise of your 6 week (in your hands) 6DJ8's

 

Even with mil spec rated tubes (10,000+ hours) you just never know how much life is left in any tube. I look at tubes as I look at a light bulb. There is only so much time from applying the initial electrons until it, at some point, dies. Having said that, there are tubes that run for years or rectifiers for decades w/o issues. Somewhat the luck of the draw or so it seems.

 

I love the sound and look of the current production EML 5U4G, but will they last as long as some Philips or Mullard production tubes from the 50's or 60's? Time will tell.........................

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Sorry to hear of the demise of your 6 week (in your hands) 6DJ8's

 

Even with mil spec rated tubes (10,000+ hours) you just never know how much life is left in any tube. I look at tubes as I look at a light bulb. There is only so much time from applying the initial electrons until it, at some point, dies. Having said that, there are tubes that run for years or rectifiers for decades w/o issues. Somewhat the luck of the draw or so it seems.

 

I love the sound and look of the current production EML 5U4G, but will they last as long as some Philips or Mullard production tubes from the 50's or 60's? Time will tell.........................

 

i doubt it, unfortnately new production tubes rarely have good lifespan. these tubes darken way too quickly and i doubt they will last anywhere near as long as a good NOS tube will. 

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I have a WE 421A, which I had bought for the Btlhd Crack. I want to buy another one so I can use them in my WA22. Is it necessary for power tubes for the WA22 to be matched ?

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I am looking for an amp for a Sennheiser HD800. My current EMU 0404 in combination with the HD800 is cruel for longer periods (fatigue).

Woo Audio does not seem to have many suppliers over here in the Netherlands.

 

Wat would be the best way to hear/try/buy these amps over here?

 

And in case Woo Audio is as hard to acquire over here is it seems to me at this moment......  what might be good alternative (preferablly valve) amps for the HD800?

 

Thnx in advance!

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Here are some pic's of the WA6 with 1/4" oak side panels . . .

Beautifully done.

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Beautifully done.

Thank you! I'll be finished soon with the whole thing, I'll post the pic's when I'm totally finished.

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Hi, before this will be in FS forum, I'd like to put it here first as you all were so helpful - for sale my WA5 + AKG K1K (3years, first owner)

 

AKG K1000 #04263 - revision done by AKG Acoustic (mar-2011)


WA5

• Premium parts upgrade package

• Teflon tube sockets upgrade

• DC cord length doubled

• 5N RCA IC

 

• 1 pair 5R4GY military RCA 1940s-Brent Jessee (US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair GZ34 brown base 1960s-Brent Jessee (US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair GZ34 black base 1960s f32 - ebay US-NOS matched-for test purpose

• 2 pairs 5R4GY-Langrex(ebay UK)-NOS matched

 

• 2 pairs 6SN7W military JAN 1940s-Brent Jessee (US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair 6SN7W military JAN 1940s (ebay US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair 6SN7 GE (stock)-NOS matched

 

• 1 pair EML 300B Mesh-JAC-MUSIC (DE)

• 1 pair EAT 300B-for test

 

Duende Tube Rings (6sn7,gz34,5u4g/5r4gy,300B)

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Originally Posted by spagetka View Post
 

Hi, before this will be in FS forum, I'd like to put it here first as you all were so helpful - for sale my WA5 + AKG K1K (3years, first owner)

 

AKG K1000 #04263 - revision done by AKG Acoustic (mar-2011)


WA5

• Premium parts upgrade package

• Teflon tube sockets upgrade

• DC cord length doubled

• 5N RCA IC

 

• 1 pair 5R4GY military RCA 1940s-Brent Jessee (US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair GZ34 brown base 1960s-Brent Jessee (US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair GZ34 black base 1960s f32 - ebay US-NOS matched-for test purpose

• 2 pairs 5R4GY-Langrex(ebay UK)-NOS matched

 

• 2 pairs 6SN7W military JAN 1940s-Brent Jessee (US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair 6SN7W military JAN 1940s (ebay US)-NOS matched

• 1 pair 6SN7 GE (stock)-NOS matched

 

• 1 pair EML 300B Mesh-JAC-MUSIC (DE)

• 1 pair EAT 300B-for test

 

Duende Tube Rings (6sn7,gz34,5u4g/5r4gy,300B)

PM me for price

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And I'll be selling my NOS pair of the Mighty 596 next week on the FS or ebay (Highest offer). pairs are getting very rare, this might be one of the last chances to get one :o

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And I'll be selling my NOS pair of the Mighty 596 next week on the FS or ebay (Highest offer). pairs are getting very rare, this might be one of the last chances to get one :o

 

 

Calling SO, here is your last chance to get a backup of backup of backup...:veryevil:

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Did you finally sell your pair John at that price?

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no, sent it to my parent's house for storage.  

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