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post #1351 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post
 

Different rectifiers will give give different voltage drops (GZ34 least drop and others the drop increases). This in turn will operate the other tubes(pre / power) at different voltages and therefore different positions on their operating curves. Add to this the fact that everyones mains voltages are also different shows quite how many variables there are. My 250v is very different from others 220v but both are legal here. There are lots's of variables here on how we drive the pre / power tubes long before we even look at makes / types which themselves will also interact with the voltages being given by the rectifiers.

Thanks for your opinion/input, very interesting!

post #1352 of 1600

Cool, proabably the same tube I ordered last night.  I assume that it's better than the stock Chinese tube that came with the WA6.

The Sophia is still breaking in and the sound changing.  Wen through a period when highs were extended but sharp but that seems to be fading and it's smoothing out. Can't wait to hear what it's like when it finally settles. Done with rectifiers for now.

 

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

No, but I do have a "new production" Mullard 5V4G/GZ32 which I paid about $45.00U.S., and it is not bad at all! It is spacious and very detailed, but lacks a little body/fullness.


Edited by MickeyVee - 4/12/14 at 4:31am
post #1353 of 1600

You said GZ34…I have the GZ32 new production, it may be a little different.

Let us know what you think of it after some burn-in.

And yes the S/P 274B smooths out very nicely and has nice sound-stage/depth. 

post #1354 of 1600

I received the NOS/NIB Phillips Miniwatt GZ34 yesterday and listened last night for about 4hrs with the 6FD7's…really nice sounding tube, very detailed, nice clarity and nice tight bass, and I'm sure it will only get better. I have A NOS/NIB Mullard GZ34, which is also really nice…but the clarity/detail/forwardness with the Philips, I'm really liking. The Mullard seems to have a bit more of a fuller, slightly recessed mid-range, also maybe not as clear/detailed/forward as the Phillips, (which I like). After the purchase I thought I made a mistake, being they were both the (GZ34), but they definitely have a different sound signature, and I'm glad too have it! 

post #1355 of 1600
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I received the NOS/NIB Phillips Miniwatt GZ34 yesterday

Metal Base ?

post #1356 of 1600
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Metal Base ?

No, I don't think I would ever pay that much for a tube.

Here is the one I purchased, do you have any experience with this tube? Thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321344352696?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Edited by joseph69 - 4/11/14 at 11:57am
post #1357 of 1600

I have an Adcom pre- amp with remote volume control… the main output impedance on the Adcom is 100 Ohms…the main output voltage is 2.0V and the maximum is 10.00V. Can I use the main outputs from the Adcom, to the inputs of the WA6, and set the WA6's volume to my desire, then remotely control the volume with the Adcom pre-amp without doing any harm to my Adcom/WA6/headphones? Thank you.

post #1358 of 1600

I do this a lot with my Naim DAC when I'm listening in my recliner and cannot reach the volume control on the WA6.  Basically set the WA6 to 12 o'clock and control the volume through the pre-amp.  (The Naim has switchable output, fixed or variable)

Given the voltage swing of the Adcom, I'd experiment.  If you start hearing distortion, the Adcom output may be too high for the WA6.  I don't think you'll hurt anything.

 

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post #1359 of 1600
MickeyVee, I've got a WA6 also and am looking for a good dac. Do you feel the Naim's capabilities pair well with the Woo? Do you ever use the Naim's built-in hp amp?
post #1360 of 1600
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This is exactly what I want to do when I'm not in my recliner, but sitting at my desk.

So I'm pretty much safe going from the Adcom main outputs to the WA6 inputs. Thanks for the info/experience in already doing this, especial that you have the WA6 it makes me feel more confident that nothing will happen to my set up. Thanks again!

post #1361 of 1600

MickeyVee, did you get the Mullard you mentioned the other day?

If so, how do you like it?

post #1362 of 1600

Not yet.  Shipping for US to Canada takes a while.   I did an order for bike parts from the UK and got it in 3 days.  Form US, it's at least a week, mostly 2. Go figure.

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

MickeyVee, did you get the Mullard you mentioned the other day?

post #1363 of 1600

Yes and Yes.  I rarely use the HP amp in the Naim anymore, prefer the Woo. It has a richer/fuller tone that I like and works better with the HD800 versus the RS1i.

I do have other plans for the Naim.. add the matching amp and get s pair of Paradigm Signature 1 speakers... someday...

If I needed a DAC just for the HeadFi setup, I'd do the Bifrost Uber or the Rega DAC (which I also have) for a heck of a lot less money.  Love the Rega DAC but know that it does not do HiRez from USB.

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post #1364 of 1600
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I've also ordered from Canada, and it took longer than items I ordered from the U.K. to get to the U.S. 

post #1365 of 1600
Not a huge fan of black base gz34 , they seem too aggressive and hard at times. Also not liquid like the metal base version.
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