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Now I just need the headphones meant for it so I can really enjoy the fully depth of it; and I will be ordering the Sophia and some other tubes this evening.  Stock tubes in the photo.

 

Even the P7s got a very minor boost in sound clarity but I wasn't expecting a drastic change with them compared to using the AD2, fairly similar sound makeup between the two amps with the P7s.  I have to keep the volume even on low around the 8-9 o clock range.


Edited by bonesnv - 5/15/14 at 12:16pm
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bonesnv, nice looking rig sir. I've got the B&W P5's and I've heard the P7's also. I wouldn't consider any of the B&W headphones worthy of your amps capability. Good headphones would really make a difference in your music enjoyment.
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My WA6SE has shipped! Got to get it through UK customs yet, which I expect will not be a cheap experience, but hey...

 

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable, trustworthy purveyor of tubes in the UK/Europe?

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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

bonesnv, nice looking rig sir. I've got the B&W P5's and I've heard the P7's also. I wouldn't consider any of the B&W headphones worthy of your amps capability. Good headphones would really make a difference in your music enjoyment.

 

Thanks, and totally agreed, it's an ongoing wait.  

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Thanks :D

 

I've fallen in love with them the second I saw pictures on head-fi! I wonder - how hot do tubes (Sophia Princess for example) actually get?

They look like I could burn a toast over them ;)

They don't get hot like you think. The hottest running tube would probably be the GZ34 from my experience, but then again I never touched them, I only held my hand over them and they are warm from about 2-4" away from the tops. As a matter of fact, the aluminum on the entire  amp, only sometimes gets slightly warm, even mine with the wood on it doesn't get hot. 

 

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Originally Posted by bonesnv View Post
 

 

Now I just need the headphones meant for it so I can really enjoy the fully depth of it; and I will be ordering the Sophia and some other tubes this evening.  Stock tubes in the photo.

 

Even the P7s got a very minor boost in sound clarity but I wasn't expecting a drastic change with them compared to using the AD2, fairly similar sound makeup between the two amps with the P7s.  I have to keep the volume even on low around the 8-9 o clock range.

Nice!!! enjoy.

 

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Originally Posted by Feedbacker View Post
 

My WA6SE has shipped! Got to get it through UK customs yet, which I expect will not be a cheap experience, but hey...

 

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable, trustworthy purveyor of tubes in the UK/Europe?

Congratulations!

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Mostly, don't touch the tubes after they've warmed up.

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I'm interested in wa22 to pr with my T1 and he560...
anyone have this combo?
and wondering, does woo amp have auto-biasing function.

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I'm interested in wa22 to pr with my T1 and he560...
anyone have this combo?
and wondering, does woo amp have auto-biasing function.

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I have WA22 & T1, highly recommended. You do not have to bias the tubes on WA22. Haven't heard HE 560.

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I have WA22 & T1, highly recommended. You do not have to bias the tubes on WA22. Haven't heard HE 560.

 

As long as you are using high output tubes like 7236 and 5998.

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WE421A is also very good.

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Originally Posted by -kent- View Post
 

Thanks :D

 

I've fallen in love with them the second I saw pictures on head-fi! I wonder - how hot do tubes (Sophia Princess for example) actually get?

They look like I could burn a toast over them ;)


I have my WA22 on the shelf that's under the end table next to my couch. The top of my USAF 596, which is that tallest tube in the amp, is 3 inches below the top of the table. The wood above the tube gets just barely warm to the touch after an hour or so of use.

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Originally Posted by Feedbacker View Post
 

My WA6SE has shipped! Got to get it through UK customs yet, which I expect will not be a cheap experience, but hey...

 

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable, trustworthy purveyor of tubes in the UK/Europe?

 

 For the signal tube best use US as it is a US model. Rectifiers can be sourched from all places.

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I prefer WA2 for T1 over WA22 still, the wa22 doesnt give the t1 much bass
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I prefer WA2 for T1 over WA22 still, the wa22 doesnt give the t1 much bass


Agreed , OTL will mostly always give more thumping bass than a Transformer coupled amp. But there are certain tube combinations that i have tried (list below, this list is a WIP, still have quite a few combinations to try from the tubes I own (mentioned in my profile)) which give HD 800 / T1 good quality of bass on WA22 (I listen to a lot of EDM & love my bass).

  • Cossor GZ37 + GEC 6AS7G + Mullard CV 181
  • Cossor GZ37 + GEC 6080 + Mullard CV 181
  • Cossor GZ37 + TS 5998 + Mullard CV 181
  • EML 5U4G + TS 5998 + Mullard CV 181
  • USAF 596 + GEC 6080 + TSBGRP 6F8G
  • USAF 596 + TS 5998 + NU 6F8G
  • USAF 596 + TS 5998 + Mullard CV 181
  • USAF 596 + TS 5998 + Sophia Electric 6SN7
  • USAF 596 + GEC 6AS7G + Mullard CV 181
  • WE422A + TS5998 + Mullard CV181
  • WE422A + TS 5998 + TSBGRP 6SN7
  • WE422A + TS5998 + Ken Rad BG VT 231 6SN7GT 
  • WE422A + TS7236 + Mullard CV181
  • WE422A + TS7236 + SP 6SN7
  • WE422A + WE421A + SP 6SN7
  • WE422A + WE421A + Mullard CV 181 (This is the best sound I have heard from my HD 800 , I call it the GOD combination  bcos the every once in a while after tube rolling when I change into this combinati0n I invariably say "Oh My God!" :eek: )

Edited by punit - 5/20/14 at 9:01am
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 For the signal tube best use US as it is a US model. Rectifiers can be sourched from all places.

 

Thanks - will do this...

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