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post #1141 of 1635
Hi guys! I have the mighty 596 and GZ34 metal base coming in the mail in a couple of days. My first serious upgrade tubes. Can anyone recommend power/driver tubes to pair with these rectifiers? I listen to indie rock and post rock lately and I'm a sucker for bass. My cans are LCD2 and Grado 325is wand pair them with WA6-SE.

I have 6FD7 and 6EW7 due for delivery today, bought these tubes in anticipation of getting Sophia 247B but I have been lucky enough to get these hard to acquire tubes first. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
Edited by jaiemm - 2/3/14 at 6:44pm
post #1142 of 1635
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Originally Posted by jaiemm View Post

Hi guys! I have the mighty 596 and GZ34 metal base coming in the mail in a couple of days. My first serious upgrade tubes. Can anyone recommend power/driver tubes to pair with these rectifiers? I listen to indie rock and post rock lately and I'm a sucker for bass. My cans are LCD2 and Grado 325is wand pair them with WA6-SE.

I have 6FD7 and 6EW7 due for delivery today, bought these tubes in anticipation of getting Sophia 247B but I have been lucky enough to get these hard to acquired tubes first. Let me know what think. Thanks!

Hate to say it, but, I think you're safe.  The 6FD7's are the bomb.  You choose the rectum fire and you're all set.  Don't know the GZ34 but the mighty 596 and Sophia Princess are as good as it gets, unless, you have a longing for the EML 274b.  Depends on how deep your pockets are.

 

Good Luck!

post #1143 of 1635
596 and 6fd7 for your audeze and sophia + 6ew7 for the grado, exactly what i used. Looks like you're all set!!! biggrin.gif

And u have the gz34 metal which is better than 596.

If you wanna upgrade sophia one day, theres always the cossor gz37 or u52 available too biggrin.gif
post #1144 of 1635

Hey guys,

 

Joined the WA6-SE club today.  Can't wait to receive the amp.  Using LCD2 and DT880 250ohm now... look like USAF 596 is hard to find and require adapter, what is another good alternative rectifier - driver/power tube combo for those two headphones?

 

Thanks.

post #1145 of 1635
^ same as above

Sophia/6fd7
post #1146 of 1635

Thanks,

 

Do you know where I can get match pair of 6FD7s?  I know Woo sell them, but wonder if I can get better deal else where.

 

Thanks.

post #1147 of 1635
This was recommended to me earlier http://vacuumtubes.net/index.html.

They are the only ones I got a response from. They have fat bottle Sylvanias in stock and they will match tubes for you.
post #1148 of 1635
Hi,

I have been lurking around the forum for a while and must thank all of you for such a valuable info.

I own wa6, it came with stock 6dr7. I later upgraded to 6sn7 with adapter from woo. 6sn7 gives a lot more detail across all range from treble to bass, but the 6dr7 has more gain. I use wa6 with hd600 and grado sr225i. The amp with 6sn7 ha no problem driving both to acceptable listening level.

Since added 6sn7 I never looked back to 6dr7. So I am curious about 6fd7 or 6ew7 or other woo tubes that don't require adapters. Will they be better than 6sn7 in term of details and musicality? Want to try but if 6sn7 is better across all range then I will not be looking at other types then.
Thanking you guys in advance.

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post #1149 of 1635

What tubes are you using now ?

post #1150 of 1635
Tungsol 6sn7gtb angled plate. Rca6sn7gt gray ladder plate
post #1151 of 1635

& Rectifier ?

post #1152 of 1635

Thanks bbophead & Dubstep Girl for the tips. My new tubes and dampers finally came! Yay!! I'm currently listening with GE 6FD7 (fat) + Philips GZ34 Metal Base on and wow! I never thought I've been missing this much from the stock tubes (especially from Shuguang rectifier). What a huge improvement.

post #1153 of 1635
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Originally Posted by jaiemm View Post
 

Thanks bbophead & Dubstep Girl for the tips. My new tubes and dampers finally came! Yay!! I'm currently listening with GE 6FD7 (fat) + Philips GZ34 Metal Base on and wow! I never thought I've been missing this much from the stock tubes (especially from Shuguang rectifier). What a huge improvement.

Listening to the same combo (GZ34MB with 6FD7) right now and the amp is really making my LCD cans sing.  Congrats! 

 

BTW, Dubstep Girl, I am finally learning to appreciate the 422A. I will have to say that popping in the 6FD7 really made the 422A shine, and I am almost tempted to say that it is now my favorite rect over the GZ34MB...

post #1154 of 1635
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

This was recommended to me earlier http://vacuumtubes.net/index.html.

They are the only ones I got a response from. They have fat bottle Sylvanias in stock and they will match tubes for you.


Thanks.

 

Emailed them, hoping they respond quickly.

post #1155 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Tokyolifer View Post

Listening to the same combo (GZ34MB with 6FD7) right now and the amp is really making my LCD cans sing.  Congrats! 

BTW, Dubstep Girl, I am finally learning to appreciate the 422A. I will have to say that popping in the 6FD7 really made the 422A shine, and I am almost tempted to say that it is now my favorite rect over the GZ34MB...

The 6fd7/ gz34/596 was my fvorite for audeze as well.

And great, the 422a is my reference tube, i find it to be overall the best ive heard. The gz34 is also great though and certainly in the top 3-4 rectifiers.
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