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I own the LE because when I bought it the HE-6 was not even out yet (it was a prototype only back then). The LE does not have an output for the K1000 so the output is not as high as the WA5.

In my experience the LE can drive the HE-6 ok depending on the driver tubes but still not to the level the WA5 can do it out of the K1000 output. I have driven the HE-6 with my EML 300B, USF 596 and Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown base/Chrome tops out of the High Impedance output fine but if I would have the chance to make the purchase again I clearly would go with the WA5.

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I own the LE because when I bought it the HE-6 was not even out yet (it was a prototype only back then). The LE does not have an output for the K1000 so the output is not as high as the WA5.

 

In my experience the LE can drive the HE-6 ok depending on the driver tubes but still not to the level the WA5 can do it out of the K1000 output. I have driven the HE-6 with my EML 300B, USF 596 and Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown base/Chrome tops out of the High Impedance output fine but if I would have the chance to make the purchase again I clearly would go with the WA5.

 



The HE6 to Wa5 is the best thing I ever heard next to the hd800 to Wa234.

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The WA5 is what I use ti drive the HE6 and it does it easily and with terrific musicality.

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I agree. HE6 + WA5 (with the right choice of tubes) leaves very little to be desired. I enjoy it more than my SR009 + SRM007TA setup. It is less detailed than the 009 but far more tactile and musical.
Thanks to all that replied. I will have to save up for the WA5 now I guess. I am glad it pairs well. I was almost certain of buying it till I read Mike from headfonia saying that orthos and the HE6 especially does not pair well with the HE6. Glad that it goes. See you guys in a few months with my loot. Haha.
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For deeper bass, you need the GEC 6AS7G. It is quality not quantity, the WA22 is bass light with HD800.

 

+1

 

those GEC 6080 have pretty nice bass too, but not as extended. tung sol 5998 isn't bad either imo. 

 

rectifier must be mighty 596 for depth but lightness, gz34 for a little more punch,  cossor GZ37 for quantity, or western 422A for extension and finesse.

 

overall though the wa22 is still kinda lean on the bass since it will focus more on the mids and soundstage.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

those GEC 6080 have pretty nice bass too, but not as extended. tung sol 5998 isn't bad either imo. 

Have read some nice things about the RCA 6AS7G bass & was thinking of adding it to my collection. Any experience with these.

 

BTW am  amazed by the RCA 54UG, wasn't expecting so much quality for the price.

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Have read some nice things about the RCA 6AS7G bass & was thinking of adding it to my collection. Any experience with these.

 

BTW am  amazed by the RCA 54UG, wasn't expecting so much quality for the price.

 

yeah alot of people  like them, even prefer over tung sol 5998 due to the fact that is a warm sounding tube that still remains fairly neutral.

 

i however, find it mediocre, it lacks transparency and theres always a sort of grain/cheap feeling in the high, though they are not fatiguing of course, it still bothers me enough to not like the tube a whole lot. not as good as tung sol 5998 basically.

 

its an entry level tube i think, but it is interesting being slightly warmer than alot of other tubes. GEC 6080 is another option, being similar in sound but much much better sounding.

 

RCA 5U4G smooth is pretty nice, it surprised me as well, bargain tube, sounded quite similar to RK60 actually. well rounded sound with no major flaws. personally i think its a good tube for people to consider since it doesn't cost much. though for a little more money u can always get the GZ32.

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Hi guys, I know this might be a stupid question but bear with me. I know the WA7 is a dac/amp combo, but if we're talking only about the amp section, which one do you think is better, the WA3/WA6 or the WA7? The WA7 does cost more than WA3/WA6, but I'm not entirely convinced that it is a better AMP than the WA3/WA6. Is that weird? Any thoughts would be appreciated, cheers.


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