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post #30241 of 39159
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

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.

Yes I agree taking the premium tubes out of the amp purchase price seems logical and it would definitely be a harder decision for me to get the wa22 at $2700 with the premium tubes Woo offered than the $1995 msrp.

Having said that, I'm also curious how does the "recommended" tube upgrades combination from Woo sound on the wa22 other than that the are probably overpriced?
post #30242 of 39159
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Yes I agree taking the premium tubes out of the amp purchase price seems logical and it would definitely be a harder decision for me to get the wa22 at $2700 with the premium tubes Woo offered than the $1995 msrp.

Having said that, I'm also curious how does the "recommended" tube upgrades combination from Woo sound on the wa22 other than that the are probably overpriced?

 

 

I would not recommend the WA22 with the upgraded tubes jack offers

 

i find the tung sol 5998 better than his tung sol 7236 offering. also the 7236 isn't worth $160 a pair imo.

 

the 6sn7 are overepriced, you can find other nos tubes that are much better for the price.

 

sophia is good but theres alot of really nice ones out there for much much less, you could spend like 300$ and get decent tubes over the woo audio offerings.

 

buying the recommended ones from woo would be overpriced, the sound quality would be much better than stock, but you can still do much better with $700 budget for upgraded tubes.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 6/3/14 at 10:03pm
post #30243 of 39159
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

I would not recommend the WA22 with the upgraded tubes jack offers

 

i find the tung sol 5998 better than his tung sol 7236 offering. also the 7236 isn't worth $160 a pair imo.

 

the 6sn7 are overepriced, you can find other nos tubes that are much better for the price.

 

sophia is good but theres alot of really nice ones out there for much much less, you could spend like 300$ and get decent tubes over the woo audio offerings.

 

buying the recommended ones from woo would be overpriced, the sound quality would be much better than stock, but you can still do much better with $700 budget for upgraded tubes.


+1

 

I have the following tubes for my WA22. If a WA22 owner wants any info about how any particular combination from the tubes below sound on WA22, please pm me.

 

Power:
TS 5998
TS 7236
GEC 6AS7G
GEC 6080
WE421A
Mullard 6080

 

Driver:
TS BGRP 6SNTGT
TS 6SNTGT
Sophia Elect. 6SN7
Ken Rad VT231 6SN7GT Black Glass
TS BGRP 6F8G
National Union 6F8G
Sylvania 6F8G
Mullard CV 181

Brimar CV1988

 

Rectifier:
Sophia Elect. 274B
Western Electric 422A
Brimar (GEC) U52
Mullard 5V4G (GZ32)
Philips (Mullard) GZ34 (metal base)
USAF 596
EML 5U4G
Cossor GZ37
RCA 5U4G


Edited by punit - 6/4/14 at 6:02am
post #30244 of 39159
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

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buying the recommended ones from woo would be overpriced, the sound quality would be much better than stock, but you can still do much better with $700 budget for upgraded tubes.

I guess that's the exact reason why Woo didn't offer their amps on "premium tubes". But then they probably could have done better with the stock tubes that everyone seems to just hate. There must be some low cost alternative that works better?!
post #30245 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


+1

 

I have the following tubes for my WA22. If a WA22 owner wants any info about how any particular combination from the tubes below sound on WA22, please pm me.

 

Power:
TS 5998
TS 7236
GEC 6AS7G
GEC 6080
WE421A
Mullard 6080

 

Driver:
TS BGRP 6SNTGT
TS 6SNTGT
Sophia Elect. 6SN7
Ken Rad VT231 6SN7GT Black Glass
TS BGRP 6F8G
National Union 6F8G
Sylvania 6F8G
Mullard CV 181

 

Rectifier:
Sophia Elect. 274B
Western Electric 422A
Brimar (GEC) U52
Mullard 5V4G (GZ32)
Philips (Mullard) GZ34 (metal base)
USAF 596
EML 5U4G
Cossor GZ37
RCA 5U4G

very nice collection sir ! 

post #30246 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post


+1

I have the following tubes for my WA22. If a WA22 owner wants any info about how any particular combination from the tubes below sound on WA22, please pm me.

Power:

TS 5998

TS 7236

GEC 6AS7G

GEC 6080

WE421A

Mullard 6080

Driver:

TS BGRP 6SNTGT

TS 6SNTGT

Sophia Elect. 6SN7

Ken Rad VT231 6SN7GT Black Glass

TS BGRP 6F8G

National Union 6F8G

Sylvania 6F8G

Mullard CV 181

Rectifier:

Sophia Elect. 274B

Western Electric 422A

Brimar (GEC) U52

Mullard 5V4G (GZ32)

Philips (Mullard) GZ34 (metal base)

USAF 596

EML 5U4G

Cossor GZ37

RCA 5U4G


Missing the Brimar "black gold" CV1988. biggrin.gif
post #30247 of 39159
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

very nice collection sir ! 

Thank you sir.

 

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Missing the Brimar "black gold" CV1988. biggrin.gif

want to sell yours :biggrin:

post #30248 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

 

want to sell yours :biggrin:

 

Unfortunately no, they sounded so good with Glenn OTL.  It is even better than the TS BGRP 6SN7 with Glenn's amp.

post #30249 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


Missing the Brimar "black gold" CV1988. biggrin.gif


Purchased. Edited list above. Cannot ignore your recommendation Sir. :beerchug:

post #30250 of 39159
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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!

Congratulations!!!
post #30251 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


Purchased. Edited list above. Cannot ignore your recommendation Sir. :beerchug:

 

 

Let me know how you like it when you received it.

post #30252 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

 

Let me know how you like it when you received it.


what is your fav combination with the Brimar ?

post #30253 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Missing the Brimar "black gold" CV1988. biggrin.gif

How does this compares with the Sylvania VT231 or tung sol black glass round plates?
post #30254 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post


what is your fav combination with the Brimar ?

On WA22, EML 274B and GEC 6AS7G.
post #30255 of 39159
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


How does this compares with the Sylvania VT231 or tung sol black glass round plates?

 

Do not have experience with Sylvania VT231.  Compare to TS BGRP, the Brimar is more engaging and dynamice with modern music but you will loose the super smooth and smaller imaging of TS.  To me I prefer the Brimar due to the music I listen.

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