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post #1246 of 1635

422a?

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Here are some pic's of the WA6 with 1/4" oak side panels, after trying out the brown floor laminate, which looked very cheesy, but I did like the idea of the wood side panels on the WA6, as some amps do come with from the factory. 

My father did the cutting and radius to match the face plate looking straight on. Due too my vision, I only came up with the idea/color to go with the brushed/flat aluminum body of the Woo. I also intend to do the transformers top cover, and possibly the face of the volumeknob, I don't want the wood to be overkill! I used Martha Stewarts (BARN RED) from Home Depot since I could not find a stain in the (RED) I was trying too achieve. Wearing a vinyl glove, I wiped the paint on with my fingers then immediately wiped it off with a cotton T-shirt, repeating this 3 times, until I achieved the color I was looking for. 

 

 

post #1248 of 1635

Nice paint job. I'll bet its the 1st Woo in history to have red paneling. Looks like you upgraded the footers too.

post #1249 of 1635
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Nice paint job. I'll bet its the 1st Woo in history to have red paneling. Looks like you upgraded the footers too.

Thank you. I thought the red and brushed aluminum would be a nice contrast instead of a brown…something a little different.

The feet came stock on the Woo. I forget when Woo started building them with these feet, but as far as I've read they used to be an option. Thanks again.

post #1250 of 1635

Threw in a pair of Westinghouse 6EW7 to replace my 6DR7. Lower gain, but it's much less aggressive than the 6DR7. Makes it easier to listen to certain tracks in my collection. 

 

Still waiting for my 6SN7s to arrive :tongue_smile:

post #1251 of 1635

A few days ago I received the Mullard 5AR4/GZ34, and I listened to it for about 8hrs total since, and its a nice sounding tube, can't wait to hear it after it burns-in.

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Finally managed to snag a Philips (Mullard) GZ34 Metal base on Ebay, waiting for it to arrive.

post #1253 of 1635
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Finally managed to snag a Philips (Mullard) GZ34 Metal base on Ebay, waiting for it to arrive.

Nice! I'm interested in your thoughts after burn-in, please.

post #1254 of 1635
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Finally managed to snag a Philips (Mullard) GZ34 Metal base on Ebay, waiting for it to arrive.

 What rectifier tubes do you currently own/tried? Thanks.

post #1255 of 1635
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 What rectifier tubes do you currently own/tried? Thanks.

Sophia Elect. 274B
Western Electric 422A
Brimar (GEC) U52
USAF 596

Mullard 5V4G (GZ32)

Philips (Mullard) GZ34 metal base - Incoming

 

I was perfectly happy with my Princess in blissfull ignorance. I blame Dubstep Girl  :D 


Edited by punit - 3/12/14 at 12:08pm
post #1256 of 1635
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Sophia Elect. 274B
Western Electric 422A
Brimar (GEC) U52
USAF 596

Philips (Mullard) GZ34 metal base - Incoming

 

I was perfectly happy with my Princess in blissfull ignorance. I blame Dubstep Girl  :D

What is it that you don't like about the S/P, and what driver tubes are you using with the S/P?

Also out of the rectifier tubes listed above, IYO which do you prefer?

Thanks.

Also, didn't you buy the (2) 1959 Mullard 5V4G/GZ32 for $45.00U.S.?

post #1257 of 1635

I forgot the Mullard 5V4G, added it now, this shows that I have too many tubes for my own good :rolleyes:. I like the Sophia , but each of the Rectifiers  have a slightly different sound signature & it is a kick to mix & match them with various HP's i own to bring out their best features + play down the weakness of each HP. for ex. My fav with HD 800 is the USAF 596, with the Beyer T1 it is WE 422A, with T90 it was Sophia etc. I know the destination is to enjoy the music at its best but for me it is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.


Edited by punit - 3/12/14 at 12:24pm
post #1258 of 1635
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I forgot the Mullard 5V4G, added it now, this shows that I have too many tubes for my own good :rolleyes:. I like the Sophia , but each of the Rectifiers  have a slightly different sound signature & it is a kick to mix & match them with various HP's i own to bring out their best features + play down the weakness of each HP. for ex. My fav with HD 800 is the USAF 596, with the Beyer T1 it is WE 422A, with T90 it was Sophia etc. I know the destination is to enjoy the music at its best but for me it is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.

I see…this is what I'm attempting to do, but all of my HP's are Grado's, but too me they all have their own sound signature as well as the tubes do. The 5V4G/GZ32 IMO is a very good sounding tube,especially for the price, and I don't even have much burn-in time on it because 2 days ago i received the 1958 Mullard 5AR4/GZ34, and I've been listening to that…it has about 8 hrs on it and it also sound nice so far!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151227004794?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

post #1259 of 1635

:evil:

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:evil:

Am I the devil?

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