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post #1216 of 1747
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Originally Posted by PaulyT View Post
 

Hi folks! Just joining this club, have acquired a WA6 with stock tubes. I plan to purchase upgrade tubes from Jack. I will be getting the Sophia rectifier. Now I'm trying to figure out which drive/power tubes to try. I'd rather not buy all of them, I'm kind of on a budget - or at least trying to be. ;) Of the drive tubes Jack sells on the WA6 page - 6GL7/6EM7 ($160), 7N7 ($105), 6SN7GT ($160), 6DR7 ($40) - is there a consensus on which is best with low-impedance headphones (Denon D5000 is my primary)? I'm trying to read through this thread but it's 80+ pages of WA6 and WA6-SE info, a lot to sort through...

 

As Punit has mentioned, 6FD7 is your best bet especially pairing with the Sophia 274B.

 

However regarding 6SN7, they are alot of variations and models available and there's even a dedicated thread just specifically on 6SN7 tubes, I believe some members have listed in that thread their personal preference from the original RCA 6SN7 Grey Glass ala VT-231 to 6SN7 Mouse ears and many others.

post #1217 of 1747

Thanks! Does the 6FD7 require an adapter? Sorry, not a great tube expert.

 

Edit: looks like the answer is no, that it's a direct replacement for the stock 6DE7.


Edited by PaulyT - 3/3/14 at 8:15am
post #1218 of 1747

So, any clues on where to purchase a good matched set of 6FD7? :confused_face(1): 

 

Edit: Ugh, sorry all, I should do more research before posting. I'm lazy. :( I see Jack sells them, there's a link on the WA6SE page.


Edited by PaulyT - 3/3/14 at 8:40am
post #1219 of 1747

I bought mine from another seller,  vacuumtubes.net

post #1220 of 1747
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Originally Posted by DaveUpton View Post
 

I bought mine from another seller,  vacuumtubes.net

 

Vacuumtubes was out of 6FD7 tubes when I checked last week. 

post #1221 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

 

Vacuumtubes was out of 6FD7 tubes when I checked last week. 

 Also try:

 

http://www.fourwater.com/master/masterlink.htm?

 

http://www.vacuumtubes.com/price4.html

 

I grabbed from eBay a few...not a sure shot, but 95% of the time.

post #1222 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post
 

 Also try:

 

http://www.fourwater.com/master/masterlink.htm?

 

http://www.vacuumtubes.com/price4.html

 

I grabbed from eBay a few...not a sure shot, but 95% of the time.

 

I'll check them out.

 

I saw quite a few on eBay a few days back as well, but I didn't get a chance to buy them :p

post #1223 of 1747

Anyone here have issue where their amp is turning the rectifier tube dark.. it like something burnt.  The SP rectifier I have isn't as clear as when I received it.

post #1224 of 1747

They all do that with time, not an issue.

post #1225 of 1747
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post

Anyone here have issue where their amp is turning the rectifier tube dark.. it like something burnt.  The SP rectifier I have isn't as clear as when I received it.

Its normal, more noticeable on sophia and eml tubes
post #1226 of 1747
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Originally Posted by redcat2 View Post
 

They all do that with time, not an issue.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post


Its normal, more noticeable on sophia and eml tubes

 

Thanks. good to know.  Got me scare a bit.

post #1227 of 1747

hi, another new wa6 owner here. i have some hd650's and 325is', from what ive read the sophia princess 274b is what i should get. just not sure about whether i should swap out the driver tubes as well.

post #1228 of 1747
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Originally Posted by dizzee View Post
 

hi, another new wa6 owner here. i have some hd650's and 325is', from what ive read the sophia princess 274b is what i should get. just not sure about whether i should swap out the driver tubes as well.

I'd advise you to get familiar with the stock tubes first.. then read the comments/reviews from other members re the different tubes' sound signatures and see if there's anything that suits your preference/taste

 

6FD7 & 6EW7 are recommended by many members here..

post #1229 of 1747

 My last pictures before I sold my WA6-SE with the custom orange diode.. ******* I already miss it. :(

 

 

 

 

And a little thanks to Dubstep Girl for helping me with the tubes ;) Now it's time to move on.. To the V200 we go!


Edited by Xtri - 3/8/14 at 3:38pm
post #1230 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Xtri View Post
 

 My last pictures before I sold my WA6-SE with the custom orange diode.. ******* I already miss it. :(

 

 

 

 

And a little thanks to Dubstep Girl for helping me with the tubes ;) Now it's time to move on.. To the V200 we go!

Don't tell me about all the cool equipment I have sold that I wish I hadn't.  I ain't sellin my WA6, dammit.

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