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post #29746 of 39044
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Rack 'em!

:beerchug:


Thought about doing that.. but don't have much space.. so monitor stand will do for now.

 

Thanks to DG for her advice, I got my self a decent collection of tubes to try out now:

 

Rectifiers:

EML 5U4GM

GZ34 Metal base

Mullard CV593     <- current setup

 

Powers:

Sylvania 7236
Tung-Sol 5998     <- current setup

GEC CV2984
 

Drivers:

STC 6SN7GT (Brimar CV1988)
Tung-Sol 6SN7GT
Schuan CV-181Z Treasures <- current setup

 

I mainly listen to vocal (60/40 female/male).. enjoyed the CV593 very much with WA6SE, so that the one I tried first, will move on to the rest over time.  Taking my time now to roll thru these tubes.. and paying the bill :rolleyes:

 

 


Edited by Khragon - 4/8/14 at 10:18pm
post #29747 of 39044
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

 

I mainly listen to vocal (60/40 female/male).. enjoyed the CV593 very much with WA6SE, so that the one I tried first, will move on to the rest over time.  Taking my time now to roll thru these tubes.. and paying the bill :rolleyes:

 

 

Sometime in the near future please do post a comparison with WA6 SE

post #29748 of 39044
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 


Thought about doing that.. but don't have much space.. so monitor stand will do for now.

 

Thanks to DG for her advice, I got my self a decent collection of tubes to try out now:

 

Rectifiers:

EML 5U4GM

GZ34 Metal base

Mullard CV593     <- current setup

 

Powers:

Sylvania 7236
Tung-Sol 5998     <- current setup

GEC CV2984
 

Drivers:

STC 6SN7GT (Brimar CV1988)
Tung-Sol 6SN7GT
Schuan CV-181Z Treasures <- current setup

 

I mainly listen to vocal (60/40 female/male).. enjoyed the CV593 very much with WA6SE, so that the one I tried first, will move on to the rest over time.  Taking my time now to roll thru these tubes.. and paying the bill :rolleyes:

 

 

Listen to female vocal, you have to try this set up.

 

GZ34 Metal base

GEC CV2984

Brimar CV1988

post #29749 of 39044

Thanks Jc, I'll give that combination a try.

 

As for WA6-SE, I didn't have a chance to listen for it too long, my unit has popping sound on the left channel and I returned it.  Was going to get a replacement, but a used WA22 showed up, and I got it instead.  With my limited time (both WA22 and WA6SE), I found the WA22 sound stage to be wider for sure, but WA6SE with 6DF7 power/driver tubes that I used sounded to have a bit more control/power with LCD2 compared to the WA22 setup I got now.  Maybe I should try the Sylvania 7236 power with LCD2 to see how that goes.  Over all I would say the are very close to one another (with the right tubes).  Aesthetic wise, I prefer the look of single block WA22 then separte bodies of the WA6SE.. I always have to hold down the amp to plug/unplug headphone where the WA22 is so heavy it's just stay there.

post #29750 of 39044
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

Thanks Jc, I'll give that combination a try.

 

As for WA6-SE, I didn't have a chance to listen for it too long, my unit has popping sound on the left channel and I returned it.  Was going to get a replacement, but a used WA22 showed up, and I got it instead.  With my limited time (both WA22 and WA6SE), I found the WA22 sound stage to be wider for sure, but WA6SE with 6DF7 power/driver tubes that I used sounded to have a bit more control/power with LCD2 compared to the WA22 setup I got now.  Maybe I should try the Sylvania 7236 power with LCD2 to see how that goes.  Over all I would say the are very close to one another (with the right tubes).  Aesthetic wise, I prefer the look of single block WA22 then separte bodies of the WA6SE.. I always have to hold down the amp to plug/unplug headphone where the WA22 is so heavy it's just stay there.


KMSV, you have the WA22 and LCD-2 set-up that I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on. It sounds like you haven't found the perfect tubes yet, but are you happy with the combo overall?

post #29751 of 39044
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 


KMSV, you have the WA22 and LCD-2 set-up that I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on. It sounds like you haven't found the perfect tubes yet, but are you happy with the combo overall?

 

Power: TS5998, TS7236

Driver: TS 6SN7/6F8G BGRP, Brimar CV1988

Rectifier: Metal based GZ34, 596, EML 5U4G

post #29752 of 39044

Oops...I should have introduced myself before I started asking questions. :redface:

 

I have been active on the Lyr tube-rolling thread for a couple years. I plan to sell my Lyr and keep my HE-500, as well as adding another can. I prefer darker headphones and want to go balanced. My budget right now is $3500 and I'm eyeing the WA22/LCD-2 combo. I have never had the chance to listen to a LCD-2, or a HD800 for that matter. I do know that the T1 is too bright, so I scratched the Beyer off the list.

 

Any advice for a Woo newbie?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

:beerchug:

post #29753 of 39044

I had the WA22, LCD-2, and HD800 combo for couple years.  That is my go to combo for LCD-2, for HD800 see my other post earlier.

post #29754 of 39044
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

I had the WA22, LCD-2, and HD800 combo for couple years.  That is my go to combo for LCD-2, for HD800 see my other post earlier.


Thanks!

 

:beerchug:

post #29755 of 39044
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 I have never had the chance to listen to a LCD-2, or a HD800 for that matter. I do know that the T1 is too bright, so I scratched the Beyer off the list.

 

I do not consider the T1 & HD 800 bright at all, between the 2 I would say the HD 800 is "brighter" IMHO

post #29756 of 39044
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

I do not consider the T1 & HD 800 bright at all, between the 2 I would say the HD 800 is "brighter" IMHO


Thanks. That's what worries me about the HD800. I wouldn't want anything much brighter than my HE500, which led me to believe the darker LCD-2 would be more to my liking.

 

Maybe I should step back and reconsider the WA2/T1 pairing.  I do have a nice stash of 6922 tubes and Mullard CV2493s would tame the upper edge a bit, right?

post #29757 of 39044

Yes, WA2 +T1 should be a good pairing (based on my experience with BottleHead Crack which is an OTL like WA2, haven't tried WA2). If you like warm, an all Mullard pairing (6080 + CV2493) will work fine. The beauty of WA22 (for me) is that there are so many tube rolling combinations possible that I can make them brighter or warmer according to the HP's used.


Edited by punit - 4/10/14 at 4:56am
post #29758 of 39044

Thank you, punit.

 

:beerchug:

post #29759 of 39044
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

I do not consider the T1 & HD 800 bright at all, between the 2 I would say the HD 800 is "brighter" IMHO

It depends on the the track you are listening to. Sometimes HD800 is bright where the T1 is fine and sometimes the T1 is bright where the HD800 is fine. 


Edited by magiccabbage - 4/10/14 at 9:16am
post #29760 of 39044
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

It depends on the the track you are listening to. Sometimes HD800 is bright where the T1 and sometimes the T1 is bright where the HD800 is fine. 

Paddy nailed it. Absolutely right on. They can both be bright but it really recording dependent.  

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