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post #30271 of 39043
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Has anyone used 6su7gty tubes on WA22 with 5998/7236 tubes? A review would be very helpful.

Regards


As per Woo these are not compatible with WA22

post #30272 of 39043
Yes. Slightly bigger and detailed sounding w/ less color or veil but not as much bass as the Tong Sol 5998.
post #30273 of 39043
Thanks they are on my list especially the gec 6as7g
post #30274 of 39043
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Thanks they are on my list especially the gec 6as7g

 

it is hard to find now, good thing i still have a pair...

post #30275 of 39043
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Missing the Brimar "black gold" CV1988. biggrin.gif

 

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


Brimar CV 1988 + EML 5U4G (Solid Plate) + GEC 6AS7G

 


 With HD 800  - wide Soundstage with good depth & imaging, smooth extended treble & sweet mids. Bass is not a punchy as TSBGRP & CV 181 but is not weak & has good resolution / texture. Very Nice.

 

 

post #30276 of 39043
Glad you like it. Try to play with the rectifiers, it is more responsive to rectifier than BGRP.
Edited by jc9394 - 6/13/14 at 11:58am
post #30277 of 39043
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Glad you like it. Try to play with the rectifiers, it is more responsive to rectifier than BGRP.

 

+1

 

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Brimar CV 1988 + EML 5U4G (Solid Plate) + GEC 6AS7G

 


 With HD 800  - wide Soundstage with good depth & imaging, smooth extended treble & sweet mids. Bass is not a punchy as TSBGRP & CV 181 but is not weak & has good resolution / texture. Very Nice.

 

 

 

that eml is bottlenecking that tube combo, toss it and throw in a U52, metal mullard gz34, or WE 422A to really hear what the WA22 can do :D 

post #30278 of 39043
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+1


that eml is bottlenecking that tube combo, toss it and throw in a U52, metal mullard gz34, or WE 422A to really hear what the WA22 can do biggrin.gif  

Listen to DG, my favorite is the metal base gz34.

Guess what DG? I'm Chi town bound next week, will try to take some pics of Chicago River's bridges.
post #30279 of 39043

Does sound better with U52. The EML has slightly more treble extension but U52 soundstage is even wider & sounds more "sweeter" / "emotional". I have noticed this about U52 while rolling it with lot's of different combinations. It has the most "emotional" sound amongst all the rec's I have tried.


Edited by punit - 6/13/14 at 1:15pm
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+1 

 

The U52 is amazing. Not quite concerned to get the WE 422A or even 274B... yet.

post #30281 of 39043
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Listen to DG, my favorite is the metal base gz34.

Guess what DG? I'm Chi town bound next week, will try to take some pics of Chicago River's bridges.

 

omg awesome! 

 

any chance of making the ChiUniFi meet?

 

 

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Does sound better with U52. The EML has slightly more treble extension but U52 soundstage is even wider & sounds more "sweeter" / "emotional". I have noticed this about U52 while rolling it with lot's of different combinations. It has the most "emotional" sound amongst all the rec's I have tried.

 

the sweetness/emotional-ness is the reason i love GEC tubes! only the 422A comes close, though I feel like the 422A has a slightly more neutral and more "reference" tube sound, still sweet though.

 

I've never been a big fan of EML 5U4G, it feels a little too warm (not in a thick kinda way, not in a sweet kinda euphonic way, but rather in a colored kinda way), the treble extends but doesn't seem as good as some of the other good tubes. the bass is kinda lean, and just overall, i feel like it falls way too short on many things, doesn't have that 3D kinda sound it should for the price. the EML 274B is better but not at NOS tube levels. Also, both fall short on transparency.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 6/13/14 at 8:39pm
post #30282 of 39043

Regarding the EML 5U4G, I simply could not justify its price/performance ratio and quickly sent it packing. Decent glass but not at that price.

post #30283 of 39043
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Regarding the EML 5U4G, I simply could not justify its price/performance ratio and quickly sent it packing. Decent glass but not at that price.


From what I have read and experienced while being into tubes, we have had a slow resurgence in quality manufacturing from about 1999 on. So what was expensive and/or rare has now been replaced with middle priced value tubes. My opinion anyway. Not counting the legendary WE 300bs which were actually priced OK in 1999.

post #30284 of 39043
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omg awesome! 

any chance of making the ChiUniFi meet?


When and where? I'm arriving Monday night and leaving Friday afternoon.
post #30285 of 39043
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When and where? I'm arriving Monday night and leaving Friday afternoon.

oh weekend of the 21st

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