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post #30226 of 39041
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

My gosh, if a builder wants to sell their amps at a premium, then for gosh sakes, sell your amp with premium tubes and make those your stock tubes. Showcase your amp with tubes that make you proud of your design efforts and nothing less.

 

Lamborghini doesn't outfit their "Lamborghini Huracan," with sub-par wheels on it. Their stock wheels are the car as well. The same should be with amps and their stock tubes.

but that wouldn't encourage you to roll tubes if you already have the best ones. Maybe having a maxed out option when buying would be better.

post #30227 of 39041

@ Clayton SF

 

:thumb: Absolutely!

post #30228 of 39041
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

but that wouldn't encourage you to roll tubes if you already have the best ones. Maybe having a maxed out option when buying would be better.


Well there are many great sounding tubes that a builder can make their stock reference tube other the the poor ones that people claim are in their newly-acquired amps. It is after all a subjective call. But the general consensus is that the amps are supplied with poor tubes. I still roll tubes. Right now I'm replaced my Mullard GZ34 with RCA 5Y4G and am happy with the sound (for this evening's Miles Davis session. ;)

post #30229 of 39041
Maybe I'm naive but I didn't mind my stock tubes. Before upgrading tubes I messed with other ways to gain SQ.


It is a little sad when you have the expensive amp with the cheapest tubes known to man? Lol


Woo is just trying to keep retail cost down and still offers tube upgrades upon purchase for those who want to spend.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/2/14 at 6:41pm
post #30230 of 39041
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

Maybe I'm naive but I didn't mind my stock tubes. Before upgrading tubes I messed with other ways to gain SQ.


It is a little sad when you have the expensive amp with the cheapest tubes known to man? Lol


Woo is just trying to keep retail cost down and still offers tube upgrades upon purchase for those who want to spend.

I agree.  If you start out with the best (read expensive) tubes, then your product is in a whole different price bracket.  Besides, not everyone wants to fiddle with tubes, believe it or not.  I know, heresy.

post #30231 of 39041

Have anyone tried to pair the chord hugo with the wa5 drivng the hd800?

post #30232 of 39041
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Have anyone tried to pair the chord hugo with the wa5 drivng the hd800?
Yes, do tell someone. Inquiring minds would like to know.
post #30233 of 39041
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

but that wouldn't encourage you to roll tubes if you already have the best ones. Maybe having a maxed out option when buying would be better.

They already have that don't they? Every amp listing includes Jacks suggested tube upgrades.
post #30234 of 39041
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Originally Posted by daverich4 View Post


They already have that don't they? Every amp listing includes Jacks suggested tube upgrades.

Yea but they are nowhere near the best options. Maybe its not possible to have a stock of "best" tubes for woo audio

post #30235 of 39041
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Yea but they are nowhere near the best options. Maybe its not possible to have a stock of "best" tubes for woo audio


Plus, I'm not sure who would decide which tubes are best. The sound signatures that I listen for and prefer are most probably different from yours and one of the really nice things that I've found about the Woo amps is that you can tune them to your own preferences. TS5998 or GEC6AS7G? USAF596 or WE422A? Defends on the mood I'm in and how much Lagavulin is left. Perhaps the best Jack can do is offer a general, all around upgrade and leave it at that.

post #30236 of 39041

Today I join the club as a proud owner of a Woo Audio WA6-SE!

post #30237 of 39041
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Originally Posted by Amphibica View Post
 

Today I join the club as a proud owner of a Woo Audio WA6-SE!

Very nice, welcome!

post #30238 of 39041
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Very nice, welcome!

+1

post #30239 of 39041
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Originally Posted by Amphibica View Post
 

Today I join the club as a proud owner of a Woo Audio WA6-SE!

 

Me to :)

 

post #30240 of 39041
I have an EML 274b tube on order. I've read a lot about upgrading the driver tubes, but I'm bewildered by all the options.
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