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post #1186 of 1635
Hello all
Just joined the woo club and all I can say it what was I thinking before. This is a fantastic amp.
post #1187 of 1635

is that stock rectifier? :ph34r:

post #1188 of 1635
Yes it is but I have another one one the way should be here tuesday. Truth is I am not really having a problem with the stock one so things can only get better. Right?
post #1189 of 1635

MUCH better.

post #1190 of 1635
I got a Zenith 5u4g a older tube at a decent price and partly do to reading your reviews of rectifier tubes for this amp.
Thanks
post #1191 of 1635
If you think the tubes make a difference and I also know they do. This amp really responds to getting up and off its feet.
I first tried myrtle feet and they were really good. Then I went to some brass footer these are some old ones I had a ball in a brass bed. Stereo separation increases to an unbelievable degree. Out of all the amps this one in a positive way
really likes little tweaks. It loves a really good power cord also. The rectifier tube upgrade will just be the icing on the cake.
post #1192 of 1635

Pleasantly surprised by the CV593 and 6GL7 combination. I actually like this combo more than the 596/6GL7.  Well-balanced overall up and down the frequency ranges, with good separation on instruments. Cymbals on some of my favorite jazz tracks just have perfect decay.  I think the CV593 rivals/outperforms a few rectifiers that are 2-3x more expensive...  I should try this with my fat bottle 6FD7s.  

 

BTW, I have two pairs of 6GL7s (Magnavox and Sylvania) from Woo Audio, and they sound massively different from each other.  The Magnavox sounds awesome, with impressive power, minimum distortion and a wide soundstage that sometimes outperforms my 6FD7s depending on the particular track I am listening to, whereas the Sylvania sounds extremely congested and has serious distortion in the sub-bass region.  Just wondering if  anyone had a similar experience - I thought they should be quite similar in theory...

 

 

 

 

post #1193 of 1635

Anyone here terminate their unused RCA ports?  Any recommendation on where to get a set of terminators.

 

Thanks

post #1194 of 1635
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

Anyone here terminate their unused RCA ports?  Any recommendation on where to get a set of terminators.

 

Thanks

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/55140/AudioQuest-Noise-Stopper_Caps__set_of_10_ea-Connectors

 

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/9586/Cardas-Cardas_Caps-_Plainpkg_of_12-Connectors

post #1195 of 1635


Thanks, anyone have a spare set I can buy?  I don't really need 10.

post #1196 of 1635

Gonna be joining the woo club pretty soon :D. Finalising my order for a WA6 with the local distributor. 

 

Damn I can't wait. 

post #1197 of 1635

Hey.

 

With the WA6SE, looking at the Woo manual, it says to use the 6CY7 tube to get 2W at 32 ohms. Now the amp ships with 6DE7's or 6EW7's.. are these equivalents to the 6CY7? If it isn't, what's the best 6CY7 to buy? I will be using it with LCD-X's 

post #1198 of 1635
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post
 

Hey.

 

With the WA6SE, looking at the Woo manual, it says to use the 6CY7 tube to get 2W at 32 ohms. Now the amp ships with 6DE7's or 6EW7's.. are these equivalents to the 6CY7? If it isn't, what's the best 6CY7 to buy? I will be using it with LCD-X's 

 

the WA6-SE supports 6CY7, but personally, the 6FD7 and 6GL7 have similar gain, and for audeze, i would go with the 6FD7. i found the 6CY7 to be less transparent and have more of a grain/shout to it, it was a harsher sounding tube. 

post #1199 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

the WA6-SE supports 6CY7, but personally, the 6FD7 and 6GL7 have similar gain, and for audeze, i would go with the 6FD7. i found the 6CY7 to be less transparent and have more of a grain/shout to it, it was a harsher sounding tube. 

Awesome, cheers;) Will look for those.. 

post #1200 of 1635

Been listening to 596/SP 274B + Raytheon 6EW7 combination on my HD800 and would personally say I like this combination on the HD800 with the expansive soundstage and softer bass though it lacks the attack from the 6FD7 and doesn't sound as tubey compared to stock RCA 6EW7.

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