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Woo Audio Burnin time for Woo6SE

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Hi guys,

I tried to find the answer on Woo web site as well as on Head-Fi, but did not find anything...

I wonder how much time it takes to burn the amp. The reason I am asking is because I would not order the extra tubes immediately, but wait if it takes a little while to burn...

Am I on the right track ? Or is it better to order the amp with the upgraded tubes immediately?

Thanks

Denys
post #2 of 8
If it is a stock WA6SE, should be 2-300 hrs. It will take up to 500 hrs if you ordered the BlackGate up-grade. Also, you could find more information in this THREAD, though, it's long.
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If it is a stock WA6SE, should be 2-300 hrs. It will take up to 500 hrs if you ordered the BlackGate up-grade. Also, you could find more information in this THREAD, though, it's long.
Thank you for your answer. I will order the stock one, and maybe upgrade the parts later on. Therefore, it could be wise just to get the stock tubes and order the upgraded ones a few months later right ?

Denys
post #4 of 8
You can ask Jack for up-garde any time you want, just send the amp back and pay for the up-grade but not sure the charge would be the same when you place your order, better check with Jack to confirm. Also, you need to pay the return shippment for the mod. BTW, the Sophia Princess 274B and the highly praised EML 5U4G rectifier is one of the up-grade worth to spend, it improve the SQ significantly.
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You can ask Jack for up-garde any time you want, just send the amp back and pay for the up-grade but not sure the charge would be the same when you place your order, better check with Jack to confirm. Also, you need to pay the return shippment for the mod. BTW, the Sophia Princess 274B and the highly praised EML 5U4G rectifier is one of the up-grade worth to spend, it improve the SQ significantly.
The upgrade would be done by my friend...and I would go for Mundorf rather than Black Gate.....although I always wondered if it's worth the extra $450..
Going to Mundorf would probably cost me the same price, without the shipping of course....

As the Sophia is garanteed for only 30 days, I would probably wait until the amp is completly burned before ordering them....logic no ???

Thanks for your time

Denys
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As the Sophia is garanteed for only 30 days, I would probably wait until the amp is completly burned before ordering them....logic no ???
I personally would get the Princess with the amp and burn in at the same time. My logic is that you want to put as many hours possible on the Princess in that 30 day period. Lets say you avg 20 hours a day, that's 600 hours in 30 days. That will give your amp plenty of time to burn in.

If you did it in two phases, you may not put as many hours on the Princess since you have 'already burned-in' the rest of the amp. That's just how my crazy mind works.
post #7 of 8
If you go Sophia, definitely burn in the tube at the same time as the amp. You've only got a 30 day guarantee, and you want to see if the tube fails during that time. That, and people recommend burning in the Sophia for 100hrs itself anyway.

If you go EML there's no need to worry about it. 1yr warranty ftw.
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I personally would get the Princess with the amp and burn in at the same time. My logic is that you want to put as many hours possible on the Princess in that 30 day period. Lets say you avg 20 hours a day, that's 600 hours in 30 days. That will give your amp plenty of time to burn in.

If you did it in two phases, you may not put as many hours on the Princess since you have 'already burned-in' the rest of the amp. That's just how my crazy mind works.
I personnally like to change only one part of my system at a time. It's easier to know what improved your sound, cause you only refer to one change. My thought was to burn the WA6SE first, and when I get the max from the stock tubes, then I start the tube rolling...

But I might be wrong...

Denys
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