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post #29806 of 30594
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
 

 

If you can not find a pair of 596 then try a pair of Brimar 5R4GY. I got mine from Upscale Audio sometime ago. For the drivers try the Sylvania 6SN7WGT Brown base/Chrome Top. My favorite drivers are actually TungSol 6F8G Black Glass/Round Plates with Glenn's adapters.

 

ultrainferno have a pair very nice 596.

post #29807 of 30594
I just got some Woo adapters. Much better than the others I tried: one pair broke at a solder and the other ones didn't fit!

Also, the Sylvania 6F8Gs are underrated.
post #29808 of 30594

Where can I get these adapter ?

post #29809 of 30594
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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

Where can I get these adapter ?

From Woo, but you must e-mail them.

post #29810 of 30594

Helpful...Thanks for sharing.

post #29811 of 30594
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Originally Posted by icc900 View Post
 

Helpful...Thanks for sharing.

Your welcome.

post #29812 of 30594
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Originally Posted by I right I View Post

I just got some Woo adapters. Much better than the others I tried: one pair broke at a solder and the other ones didn't fit!

Also, the Sylvania 6F8Gs are underrated.

 

+1 on this.

 

The Sylvania 6F8G / VT-99 are very good.... smooth and very musical! I actually preferred them to the TS 6F8G for most purposes, but I had a pair that didn't play well with my amp.

post #29813 of 30594
I'm using National Union 6F8G VT-99s. The 6SN7s that came with the amp were much noisier and over boosted parts of the frequency range. The 6F8Gs may have less gain (somebody fact check me on that please). I found that I had to turn my volume up a bit to get the same apparent listening level. The net effect of the NUs was a more pleasant and balanced presentation, especially in the mid to upper frequencies. I've picked up on subtle changes in tone and details in the background of my music that were not resolved properly with the 6SN7s. I can describe it as SS amp-like micro detail but with the layering and depth of tubes. It does not have a ton of bloom. To be honest, some of the depth is likely attributable to my other tubes (WE 422A and TS 5998s). I haven't rolled enough combos to be positive. By a wide margin this is the best tube combo I have heard in the WA22.
post #29814 of 30594

WHat about the 5692 or 7N7 ?

post #29815 of 30594
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Originally Posted by I right I View Post

I'm using National Union 6F8G VT-99s. The 6SN7s that came with the amp were much noisier and over boosted parts of the frequency range. The 6F8Gs may have less gain (somebody fact check me on that please). I found that I had to turn my volume up a bit to get the same apparent listening level. The net effect of the NUs was a more pleasant and balanced presentation, especially in the mid to upper frequencies. I've picked up on subtle changes in tone and details in the background of my music that were not resolved properly with the 6SN7s. I can describe it as SS amp-like micro detail but with the layering and depth of tubes. It does not have a ton of bloom. To be honest, some of the depth is likely attributable to my other tubes (WE 422A and TS 5998s). I haven't rolled enough combos to be positive. By a wide margin this is the best tube combo I have heard in the WA22.

I have not experience lower gain with the 6F8G in my WA5-LE. Yes, I also have some Sylvania and NU too and are also nice but I personally prefer the TS. IMO they provide more body to the sound but the other are close and much cheaper.

post #29816 of 30594
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

+1 on this.

 

The Sylvania 6F8G / VT-99 are very good.... smooth and very musical! I actually preferred them to the TS 6F8G for most purposes, but I had a pair that didn't play well with my amp.

That pair working fine in the WA5. I like the Sylvania but still prefer the TS slightly. Both are excellent sounding tubes.

post #29817 of 30594

Hi All,

 

Does anyone have experience ordering amps from US to Europe? I'm really afraid of paying 30% extra because of the customs (I live in Ireland). I have the Beyerdynamic T1 and looking for a nice amp, but seemingly all the good amps which matches the T1 (WA2, Bottlehead Crack, Decware CSP-3) can only be found in USA.

 

Are there any alternative to these amps which are a good match with T1? Or is there any way to order any of the mentioned amps within the EU?

 

Thanks

post #29818 of 30594
It kind of depends upon the sound signature you're after. Some folks like the Violectric V200 with the T1. It comes out of Germany, but it's SS, not tube.
post #29819 of 30594
I heard the WA2 with the beyer T1's at Axpona this weekend. It was my first time hearing an OTL and I was impressed. The sound was open, effortless, and dynamic. If I had more high impedance phones I would by one in a minute . Jack was using the 6080 output tubes. Sometimes couriers can help with the customs thing?
post #29820 of 30594

I'm looking for a darker sound signature. I would like to buy a tube amp, and my best candidates are WA2, Bottlehead Crack or Decware CSP-3. Are there any good tube amps available in EU which fits the T1 well?

 

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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

It kind of depends upon the sound signature you're after. Some folks like the Violectric V200 with the T1. It comes out of Germany, but it's SS, not tube.
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