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post #331 of 413
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Cool find.

Grats.
I got the pair for $26
post #332 of 413
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I got the pair for $26
Sheesh!

I was bidding on auction and didn't win for a pair at $100. WTH. Lucky you.
post #333 of 413
EML 5u4g + TS 6AS7G + TS 6SN7GT (Not A/B or the newer ones from Russia) combo is the really great..

Easily better than Mazda combo for me.
post #334 of 413
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I did listen briefly to the T1's also and they are fantastic. They are also very different than the Senn's.

I believe that you will be very pleased with the results. Some of the parts will still require break-in, as the final upgrade - Mills plate resistors and BG caps were installed this week. The MWI coupling and cathode bypass caps as well as Riken carbon film grid-stop resistors were installed some time ago.

Our capacitors still require 400+ hours to reach their full potential.

Look forward to your listening impression of the final unit. I think it REALLY sounds good! The Mills plate resistor and BG cap upgrade were SIGNIFICANT, on top of the rest of the mods.



Dan Wright

President, ModWright Instruments Inc (MWI)

Me:
I send my T1 to him to try.
post #335 of 413
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Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post
I did listen briefly to the T1's also and they are fantastic. They are also very different than the Senn's.

I believe that you will be very pleased with the results. Some of the parts will still require break-in, as the final upgrade - Mills plate resistors and BG caps were installed this week. The MWI coupling and cathode bypass caps as well as Riken carbon film grid-stop resistors were installed some time ago.

Our capacitors still require 400+ hours to reach their full potential.

Look forward to your listening impression of the final unit. I think it REALLY sounds good! The Mills plate resistor and BG cap upgrade were SIGNIFICANT, on top of the rest of the mods.



Dan Wright

President, ModWright Instruments Inc (MWI)

Me:
I send my T1 to him to try.
Has Dan discussed with you what Dan ModWright Instruments might charge for these mods if and when he offers them to other WA22 owners?
post #336 of 413
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WA22 stock before Mod:




WA22 ModWright:




So far the amp still need long time burn-in. But as right now, sound GREAT! Knock out WA6SE at meet with ease.
post #337 of 413
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So far the amp still need long time burn-in. But as right now, sound GREAT! Knock out WA6SE at meet with ease.
That looks great man; he did a very clean job! I'm definitely looking forward to hearing your impressions as it burns-in. Does Dan sell those parts off-the-shelf? I'd probably like to get my WA22 modded at some point, but it would be fun to do it myself (and cheaper!)

BTW, what's the asking price for the mod?
post #338 of 413
Seamaster, looking good. Who is going to warranty your WA22, if its like the Oppo that Dan is modding he will only warranty his work and his mod voids Oppos warranty.

btw, is that WA6SE max and what tubes did it have in it?

ss
post #339 of 413
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Originally Posted by TheAudioDude View Post
That looks great man; he did a very clean job! I'm definitely looking forward to hearing your impressions as it burns-in. Does Dan sell those parts off-the-shelf? I'd probably like to get my WA22 modded at some point, but it would be fun to do it myself (and cheaper!)

BTW, what's the asking price for the mod?
For the Modwright house caps are off the shelf. He had to order other caps and parts. I will ask him more in detail. price wise it will be cheaper than his mod on other product. Less than $1000 for sure. The new parts still need to settle in, not super refined as now. But more effortlessly let music flow, sounds like the amp don't even breath hard to pump out music. I was already to sell my HD650. But waite, after mod, I might still keep them......

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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post
Seamaster, looking good. Who is going to warranty your WA22, if its like the Oppo that Dan is modding he will only warranty his work and his mod voids Oppos warranty.

btw, is that WA6SE max and what tubes did it have in it?

ss
About warranty issue, I don't know. The amp is piont to point wiring, and not that hard for any good amp builder to figure it out.

The WA6SE has GE tubes and Sophia Princess 274B, I am not sure if the amp had cap upgrade. But I will ask people at meet.

So far the amp sound little HOT on the top (maybe the power cable), only time will tell.

By the way T1 sound beautifull with both WA6 and WA22. But I listen T1 at 3 O'clock at meet and 2 O'clock at home. Not too easy to drive.
post #340 of 413
So, it's slightly under $1000 for a mod?

It's quite tempting, but if I were to get my WA22 modded, I might as well sell my WA22 and get ZD balancing act.. It's getting very close to that price territory.

Well, it's a good upgrade path I suppose..
post #341 of 413
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So, it's slightly under $1000 for a mod?

It's quite tempting, but if I were to get my WA22 modded, I might as well sell my WA22 and get ZD balancing act.. It's getting very close to that price territory.

Well, it's a good upgrade path I suppose..
You really need to listen them side by side to make the call. modded WA22 is very different from stock.

Kingstyle will have his ZD BA soon. Let seen what happen at next meet.
post #342 of 413
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You really need to listen them side by side to make the call. modded WA22 is very different from stock.

Kingstyle will have his ZD BA soon. Let seen what happen at next meet.
True. I didn't listen to it, so i can't comment on it. I was referring to the price range where this things gets to.

I already have several WE 300B (2 pairs) that I can use right away for BA if I go with 300B option, and $1000 mod seems to steer my direction toward selling my WA22 and get BA instead.
post #343 of 413
Man, that modded 22 is awesome. I have listened before and after the mod. To me it fixed some of the shortcomings of the amp.
post #344 of 413
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Man, that modded 22 is awesome. I have listened before and after the mod. To me it fixed some of the shortcomings of the amp.
Hrm...

Wish there is a way I can audition this darn mod..
post #345 of 413
The Seattle meets are where it's at to listen to this stuff.
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