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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

nope, base WA5.

it was the one Frank I used to own.

Oh, Frank I spent a little too much in the glasses like I did earlier this year. When is my next trip to Chicago? Mental note to myself, check calendar on Tuesday.
post #30092 of 31847
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 


SO you should tell them you had special adapters.  If you use 6GL7 adapters you will burn up 6SN7s

Hi, I would assume you are Glenn who makes the "Glenn adapters" which I use with my 596 (nice build quality). 

Do you have any opinion on using the 6SN7's with the 6SN7>6DE7 adapters for the WA6-S/E? Thank you. 

post #30093 of 31847
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SO you should tell them you had special adapters.  If you use 6GL7 adapters you will burn up 6SN7s

Good point and thanks for adding clarity! I did mention having adapters from yours truly in my attempt. :D

 

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Behold: My Black Special Edition with Tung-Sol Black Glass Round Plates (Oval micas) VT-231 (6SN7GT); USAF-596 (The Mighty 596!) Adapters for both drive tubes and rectifier from 2359glenn|studio.
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Damn it, I have more tubes to look up now, lol. 

 

By the way, DG, that rectifier thread was incredibly helpful.  Have the S/P coming already from Woo, but ordered up a Mullard GZ32 from Upscale Audio as well based on your comments and others regarding its sound.

 

Not to the point of the U52 just yet, plus have to make sure I know much more than I do now of what to really look for before I invest that much.

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Originally Posted by bonesnv View Post
 

Damn it, I have more tubes to look up now, lol. 

 

By the way, DG, that rectifier thread was incredibly helpful.  Have the S/P coming already from Woo, but ordered up a Mullard GZ32 from Upscale Audio as well based on your comments and others regarding its sound.

 

Not to the point of the U52 just yet, plus have to make sure I know much more than I do now of what to really look for before I invest that much.

 

i just ordered a pair of the GZ32 for my WA5 as well. They're almost as good as the U52, same sound overall, its good for now since i don't wanna spent $800 + on double U52's.

post #30096 of 31847
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

mostly I find its hard to find good 6SN7, on most of the amps i have tried, they introduce noise and microphonics, the tubes themselves are more sensitive overall.

 

im happy to say though that the WA5 right now doesn't seem to have any issues with the 6SN7/6F8G, dead silent, its amazing it can do that, the Wa22 sucked at doing that.

Thanks for that bit of info, I'm was pulling my hair out wondering why some of my tubes have a low hum to them.  After your comment,  I came to the realization recently that it's probably the amp.  I was going nut asking tube sellers if they're tubes are silent.  Look like WA5 is going to be on my radar in the near future.

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im surprised how good of a job it does with he-6 too
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

im surprised how good of a job it does with he-6 too

 

you are not helping here, especially for a person that ran out of toy budget for this year already.

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Anyone know what design changes occurred for the wa6-se in 2010 that allowed more tube options?

I could never find exactly what changed....
post #30100 of 31847
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

you are not helping here, especially for a person that ran out of toy budget for this year already.

 

like i'm so glad i chose this over the Stratus. it sounds incredible. much better than the other woos! :ph34r: 

 

Im impressed by how good HE-6 sounds out of it too.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 5/25/14 at 12:42am
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DG,

 

Can you tell us how it compared to the WA22 given similar tube setup?

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

DG,

 

Can you tell us how it compared to the WA22 given similar tube setup?

 

Thanks.

 

well so far its definitely a step above the other Woos, the WA6-SE, WA2, and WA22, which I have owned aren't as good, even all maxed out with the best tubes you can get.

 

it still shares the same woo sound but its different like all the other woos. it fixes the problems the WA22 had. 

 

like this amp is very transparent, unlike the other woos, theres no doubt that this one has top level performance. its dynamic, but at the same time, soft and relaxed, not slow, but rather less PRaT, though the amp is actually quite fast as far as transients go, separation is great, no congestion. it images very well, lots of depth soundstage is natural, more rounded than lets say a WA2, the mids are soft and presented slightly forward but they arent aggressive. bass is similar to GSX, neutral, very well textured and natural. very detailed, similar to the other woos.

 

not as aggressive as a WA6-SE but similar detail and dynamics, this amp is tubier sounding. more euphonic, tonality is balanced, its not super dreamy silky goodness like a WA2 though, not as colored or warm or as lush as a WA22, more neutral, faster, but at the same time more relaxed. WA6-SE had bigger soundstage than WA5 but not as much depth, separation, or imaging. similar size to WA2 soundstage, just more rounded out. nothing like the huge soundstage the WA22 had.  the mids are well present and detailed,, but they aren't as forward as the WA22, has more bass than the WA22, almost as much as WA2, less bloom and decay but very tight very clean and textured. the bass is actually very good.

 

 

noise is very low, kinda like WA2, slightly more quiet until louder volumes. more quiet than WA6-SE background and definitely alot more than WA22, which is noisy woo amp.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 5/25/14 at 1:50am
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For anyone interested I will be putting thes eon Ebay so i wanted to make one last attempot to sell at a lower price to some members. This is what i ahve

 

 

RCA 5U4G 1 pair - 35.00 each or 65.00  for the pair- 5.00 shipping

 

 

Tungsol  Black Glass glass flat plate 1942 matched pair NOS Army Signal Corps tubes  $200. 00 shipped 6F8Gi     I will sell the two pairs of TS 6f8G for 300.00  shipped CONUS

Sylvania VT 99(6F8G)  matched pairs and very close in sound to the tungsol BGP  95.00 pair  NOS- 2 PAIRS

 

These are really priced rite for quick sale but will be auction on ebay- If you want these let me know today as I am in the process of putting them up for sale on ebay. If somebody wants them whole lot I will work out a better deal.

 

 

 

JC your right I spent 5K on glass and 2K  on my second Nikon D610..

 

 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

you are not helping here, especially for a person that ran out of toy budget for this year already.

Glass and camera took 7K .  I know you spent around the same but only one more piece of glass to go and that will be it for me. Two prips and done for a long while with glass.

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Glass and camera took 7K .  I know you spent around the same but only one more piece of glass to go and that will be it for me. Two prips and done for a long while with glass.

I spent way more, the holy trinity cost that alone. I also have all the 1.4 primes and couple Zeiss.
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