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Burn in and warmup time on Woo Audio WA6

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

I just bought a WA6 + Sophia 274B and would like to hear how i should burn in the amp best?

 

When that is done i would like to know how much time you use on warming up your tube amps before using?

 

Thanks for the help.

post #2 of 9

i think jack woo indicated that on his pdf files owner manual that it took 15 min for warming up or for the sound to reach its full potential

 

EDIT : 1 min for pre warm up and 100 hours of burn in. Plus need for cooling down after 8 hrs of continuous use


Edited by forbigger - 8/22/10 at 9:15am
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Okay, but will it reduce tube life to start playing before that?

post #4 of 9

as far as burn-in, just put on headphones and listen.

you should enjoy it from day one.

 

burning in while not listening means you'll be missing out on small changes... if those actually do occur. 

post #5 of 9

dont worry about tube life. the tube lasts around 10,000 hours so just relax and enjoy the music. I personally feel that the amp reach its full sound potential after around 30mins of turning on and playing music

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by forbigger View Post

dont worry about tube life. the tube lasts around 10,000 hours so just relax and enjoy the music. I personally feel that the amp reach its full sound potential after around 30mins of turning on and playing music



Agree, just plug in your phones and enjoy the music. Normally, the component would become stable in about 2-300 hrs of burn-in, if you have the one with BGs up-grade, you might need at least total 500 hrs or more. But no worry about that, enjoy your music is more important.


Edited by dannie01 - 8/22/10 at 9:33am
post #7 of 9
I usually start listening just a few minutes after turn-on - that seems to be plenty of warm up time.
post #8 of 9

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I usually start listening just a few minutes after turn-on - that seems to be plenty of warm up time.


I do the same with all my tube amps.


Edited by rosgr63 - 8/22/10 at 10:39am
post #9 of 9



 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I usually start listening just a few minutes after turn-on - that seems to be plenty of warm up time.

I do the same with all my tube amps.

 

Same here regarding the WA6.
 

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