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post #4846 of 10506
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

I probably will soonish... probably use my tax return cuz I can lol

With which HP would you use the Woo . 


Edited by MIKELAP - 1/31/14 at 6:14pm
post #4847 of 10506
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

With which HP would you use the Woo . 

HD800 and a soon to be purchased unnamed can...

 

Maybe throw my other cans at it too...  but really the HD800 and maybe a planar or sorts lol

post #4848 of 10506

A tall bottle 1944 Sylvania 6SN7A with metal base

 

 

This tube sounds closer to the Holland E80CC than the Tungsram, with a slightly bigger bass and more slam. The Sylvania 6SN7A / 6SN7W is often described as huge and gorgeous with lots of heft and slam, and in my experience, this is spot on. I am not sure the Syl is technically as accurate as the E80CC, but then I have to admit to a certain degree of disbelief that a 70 year-old tube can be as good as a 50 year-old tube lol.  In the end, given my old ears and modest cans, I can say the differences between the Syl and the Holland E80CC are small, just a slightly different shade of gray, and it's very good. :)

 

The tall bottle 6SN7W and 6SN7A, both with metal bases, are identical. The tall bottle with a black plastic base is likely the same, but I am not sure. The short bottle with a black plastic base is said to be different.

 

If you are serious about exploring 6SN7s, this is a tube to be on the lookout for, but it can be a budget buster.  Mine carries a Philco label, not Sylvania, so it was priced a bit lower, but even so, it was quite a bit more than $8.00 lol.

post #4849 of 10506
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

So guys... I might make a move to get a WA6 SE... I was listening to my Lyr today with my PS500's and even though my modded LD is quieter, the extra current of the Lyr really makes everything sound bigger. I'm not selling my LD though lol Its got some magic that the Lyr cant touch with my Grados and AD2000x. Someone talk me out of it lol My wallet needs a break lol
That WA6-SE is getting real close to the Taboo MK III... The Taboo in a nice Walnut case would be my choice. biggrin.gif
post #4850 of 10506

Very nice tube Gibosi.

 

There is no A designation for the 6SN7 only W as far as I know for the Sylvania metal base.

The A was usually stamped on the dome top but the base markings, packaging etc were 6SN7W.

 

The micanol base sounds the same as it was the same bottle in a different base.

The short bottle is different.

post #4851 of 10506
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

 

There is no A designation for the 6SN7 only W as far as I know for the Sylvania metal base.

The A was usually stamped on the dome top but the base markings, packaging etc were 6SN7W.

 

The micanol base sounds the same as it was the same bottle in a different base.

The short bottle is different.

 

Actually, "6SN7GT" is printed on the base of this Sylvania / Philco, and "6SN7A" on top of the bottle, so a bit confusing. But considering the construction and appearance, I knew what it was. :)

post #4852 of 10506
I really want a taboo also lol... I demoed one last year and still dream of it... But the WA6se is a bit cheaper... But the lucid modes are so crazy good sounding... Dammit...
post #4853 of 10506
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

But the lucid modes are so crazy good sounding... Dammit...

 

And with the Taboo you can run all your current 6922 / 6DJ8 / 6N1P's

Just Gorgeous...

 

You'll have to chase new tubes to roll in the WA6-SE... :D

post #4854 of 10506
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

I really want a taboo also lol... I demoed one last year and still dream of it... But the WA6se is a bit cheaper... But the lucid modes are so crazy good sounding... Dammit...

 

Well, the solution is obvious!  Buy both! lol :)

post #4855 of 10506
I do like chasing new tubes...
post #4856 of 10506
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

I do like chasing new tubes...

 

Since you would very likely buy new (expensive) tubes for the WA6se, but not for the Taboo, it seems to me that in the end, the total price would be about the same....

post #4857 of 10506
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

 

Since you would very likely buy new (expensive) tubes for the WA6se, but not for the Taboo, it seems to me that in the end, the total price would be about the same....

You are correct!

 

I know what the Taboo sounds like and I love it... the WA6SE intrigues me because it is an unknown...

post #4858 of 10506

Did anyone else notice their power tubes glowing a bit brighter with octals?

post #4859 of 10506
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Originally Posted by mab1376 View Post
 

Did anyone else notice their power tubes glowing a bit brighter with octals?

Not here. i have a pair of 6H30PI Electro Harmonix power tubes on and compared to a 6DJ8 looks the same 

post #4860 of 10506

I finally got the guts to try another 9 pin adapter it's annoying noisy on LD 1+ but it's  quiet on LD MK III so here it is with 12AU7.

 

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