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Originally Posted by TontNZ View Post

We'll here's the boxes (unopened) and the custom Hi-Fi rack, which is a blatant rip-off (NZ made from US oak), of the UK Hi-Fi Racks gear.  I hope they find imitation flattering rather than offensive, given that I'd have had to ship their product 13,000 miles!!!  The bottom two plinths are 40mm and the top plinth 20mm, everything is solid oak.






Let the honeymoon begin!


Your only a few feet from heaven's door. I don't know how you waited so long? Still it is fun to look forward to things.
Congratulations.....wow!
Edited by Redcarmoose - 8/15/14 at 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by TonyNewman View Post

 

******* nice tubes :tongue_smile:

:beerchug: 

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:beerchug: 


I have just plugged in the Raytheon 6SN7GTBs that came with the WA5 - and even with zero burn in they sound better than the Sophia 6SN7s and the Treasure CV-181s. WTF? In 2014 nobody can make a driver tube, for around $100 a piece, that sounds half as good as something pumped out by the thousands in the 50s for a few bucks?

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Originally Posted by TonyNewman View Post


I have just plugged in the Raytheon 6SN7GTBs that came with the WA5 - and even with zero burn in they sound better than the Sophia 6SN7s and the Treasure CV-181s. WTF? In 2014 nobody can make a driver tube, for around $100 a piece, that sounds half as good as something pumped out by the thousands in the 50s for a few bucks?

Well the 6SN7GTBs are generally good performer and can be had for very reasonable prices. My personal favorite is still the sylvania vt231. Fwiw I didn't had much good experience with the new Chinese/Czech tubes. The only one that I kept is the Sophia princess 274B, but I still find myself using the usaf596 more often. I'm still tempted to try the psvane cv181II but my logical mind tells me not....
Edited by kkcc - 8/16/14 at 2:41am
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I just bought a pair of Audeze LCD-2 rev.2 headphones for use with my Woo WA6.  I am wanting to hear more low end/bass and overall richness from this setup.  I had always heard the Audeze cans were great in the bass dept.  So maybe I need to change my tube choice??  I currently have these tubes, which are not giving me the bass and richness I am craving...

 

-Philips 5R4GYS rectifier NOS

-Sovtek 5AR4 rectifier

-Shuguang 274B rectifier

 

-RCA 6DE7 with shield divider NOS output tubes

-Pinnacle 6DR7 output tubes

 

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.  I am willing to sacrifice some detail to get more low end punch and richness.  I favor a warm, rolled off sound vs detailed and clinical, which is mainly why I bought the Audeze cans.  If you guys would recommend a different pair of cans, please let me know.  Thanks in advance guys! 

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Originally Posted by TonyNewman View Post
 


I have just plugged in the Raytheon 6SN7GTBs that came with the WA5 - and even with zero burn in they sound better than the Sophia 6SN7s and the Treasure CV-181s. WTF? In 2014 nobody can make a driver tube, for around $100 a piece, that sounds half as good as something pumped out by the thousands in the 50s for a few bucks?

 

It's because people took pride in their work back then.  Now a days everyone just wants to get that dollar.

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Some vintage electronic goodies cannot be made like they once were due to RoHS Compliance issues.

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Originally Posted by TontNZ View Post

We'll here's the boxes (unopened) and the custom Hi-Fi rack, which is a blatant rip-off (NZ made from US oak), of the UK Hi-Fi Racks gear.  I hope they find imitation flattering rather than offensive, given that I'd have had to ship their product 13,000 miles!!!  The bottom two plinths are 40mm and the top plinth 20mm, everything is solid oak.





Where are you in NZ. I'm from Auckland. Got a Woo on the way as well. smily_headphones1.gif
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Where are you in NZ. I'm from Auckland. Got a Woo on the way as well. smily_headphones1.gif

 

D'Day (or G'Evening!) mate.

 

I'm Wellington based.  Which Woo did you go for?  Have you purchased directly from Woo Audio or through a local distributor?


Edited by TontNZ - 8/17/14 at 3:38am
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D'Day (or G'Evening!) mate.

I'm Wellington based.  Which Woo did you go for?  Have you purchased directly from Woo Audio or through a local distributor?

I ordered a WA22 in black (local dealer) to go with this:



So I can have a balanced system in SS and Tube. Going to use the Oppo as a DAC.
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It's because people took pride in their work back then.  Now a days everyone just wants to get that dollar.

Quite a generalization you got going there...:eek:

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Has anyone tried the LCD 2 or 3 with the added fazor? Apparently it brings the impedance up a bit - I wonder if it works well enough with the WA2? 

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I hope I'm not high jacking the thread. Started one in recommendations but no responses yet. I'm thinking about getting rid of my receiver and getting a WA5 and connecting it to my computer. I have a set of Infinity P163s and I'm going to get a subwoofer. My question is how would it sound going into the sub line level and then going out to the WA5 then into the speakers from the sub? I have sold my house to take care of my elderly mother. She has some old vinyls. I was going to get a WA6 and a Jolida but thought this might be easier to pull off. Less components. I'm saving plus I have a little money from the property coming as will. In this arrangement,if it sounds good,I could have my cake and eat it too. Thank you all ahead of time for help.

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Has anyone tried the LCD 2 or 3 with the added fazor? Apparently it brings the impedance up a bit - I wonder if it works well enough with the WA2? 

 

I know mine works well with the WA22, can't answer for the WA2 though.  Also, they only upped the driver and nominal impedance on the LCD3, not the LCD2 to the best of my knowledge.

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Quite a generalization you got going there...:eek:

 

Was meant a little tongue in cheek instead of being taken ultra literal.  Still a fairly accurate generalization though.

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