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Originally Posted by Amphibica View Post

My previous amp was an ASL MG Head DT OTL Mark II with external power supply. I never upgraded the stock tubes.

It had a wonderful warm sound, but was quite colorful (in a fun way). I still like it, but the 6SE is definitely a HUGE step forward.

Thanks, was just curious because I'm coming from the WA6 and wanted to hear your thoughts about the two.

Thanks, enjoy the 6-S/E.

post #1427 of 1600

Anybody out there using the 6DN7's with the 6-S/E?

If so, do they sound closer to the 6SN7's or closer to the 6GL7/6EM7's or neither? 

Thanks.

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Anybody familiar with a SED 5U4G (5U3C) blackplate from 1960-ish? (not the 80s & 90s, which are cheap now). Currently liking my WA6 (Vcaps) with Princess & 6FD7s, just fiddling around for backup/alternative. Don't want anything more "forward & upfront" than I've got.

Thanks!
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Put the Mighty 596 in the Woo Audio WA6 this morning. I'm running it with the stock Woo 6DE7 power tubes and it sounds pretty good. I've got some Sophia Electric 6SN7 power tubes to try later. Anybody else have experience with the 596 and what power tube combos have worked for other people using the WA6? Thanks
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Put the Mighty 596 in the Woo Audio WA6 this morning. I'm running it with the stock Woo 6DE7 power tubes and it sounds pretty good. I've got some Sophia Electric 6SN7 power tubes to try later. Anybody else have experience with the 596 and what power tube combos have worked for other people using the WA6? Thanks

Nice, ain't it?

 

I still like the 6FD7 with the Mighty.

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WTB- 2359glenn 6SN7 *special* adapters for WA6-SE

If anybody has these special adapters and are not using them anymore or knows someone who has them or can make them for me please PM me, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you

Joseph

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Nice, ain't it?

I still like the 6FD7 with the Mighty.
It really is a bigger sound with the 596 when compared to the S/P. Any particular 6FD7's that you prefer?
post #1433 of 1600
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Nice, ain't it?

I still like the 6FD7 with the Mighty.
It really is a bigger sound with the 596 when compared to the S/P. Any particular 6FD7's that you prefer?

Sorry, I'm not much of a roller.  Got me a pair of RCA's from McShane that beat the DR's and DE's I have.  Also like 'em with the Princess.

post #1434 of 1600
Trying this combo tonight. The 596 and some Sophia Electric 6SN7's in the WA6.
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Trying this combo tonight. The 596 and some Sophia Electric 6SN7's in the WA6.

Pure bliss too my ears with the 596/1966 Sylvania 6SN7WGTA's! I never heard anything better with the RS1i's

Please, give your impressions.


Edited by joseph69 - 6/16/14 at 6:51pm
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Pure bliss too my ears with the 596/1966 Sylvania 6SN7WGTA's! I never heard anything better with the RS1i's
Please, give your impressions.
Neither of these three tubes has any play time on them. But I can say that listening to the Mike Stern album Upside Downside", a CD release that I'm very familiar with, the sound is kinda trippy man. The mids are recessed and more diffuse, real spacey. The instruments are coming at me from places that I've never heard on this recording before. I bet this combo would be awesome when listening to the The Grateful Dead or any electronica like Rodney Lee - The Satellite Orchestra. At first I thought I was hearing some fuzzy sounding background noise, but it was just the fan in my MBP. Silly me. This tube rolling thing is going to take more time than just cursory ten to fifteen minute listening sessions before bed.
Edited by bpcans - 6/16/14 at 7:17pm
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Neither of these three tubes has any play time on them. But I can say that listening to the Mike Stern album Upside Downside", a CD release that I'm very familiar with, the sound is kinda trippy man. The mids are recessed and more diffuse, real spacey. The instruments are coming at me from places that I've never heard on this recording before. I bet this combo would be awesome when listening to the The Grateful Dead. At first I thought I was hearing some fuzzy sounding background noise, but it was just the fan in my MBP. Silly me. This tube rolling thing is going to take more time than just cursory ten to fifteen minute listening sessions before bed.

I loved the 596/6SN7 combo so much with my RS1i's, I'm disgusted I sold my WA6... and seriously considering selling the 6-SE because of this. If I would have realized I couldn't use the 6SN7's with the 6-SE, I wouldn't have sold the WA6. I came very close to ordering another WA6 + 6SN7 tubes/adapters today.

post #1438 of 1600
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I loved the 596/6SN7 combo so much with my RS1i's, I'm disgusted I sold my WA6... and seriously considering selling the 6-SE because of this. If I would have realized I couldn't use the 6SN7's with the 6-SE, I wouldn't have sold the WA6. I came very close to ordering another WA6 + 6SN7 tubes/adapters today.
Don't go jumping into the horse corral so fast buckaroo. You probably haven't found the right tube combo for the WA6-SE yet, and according to the Woo tube compatibility chart there seems to be a lot of different tube options. Have faith my friend. The 6-SE is a cool amp. Give it some time. I betcha Dubstep Girl would have a good idea about tube combos for the 6-SE.
Edited by bpcans - 6/16/14 at 7:46pm
post #1439 of 1600
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Pure bliss too my ears with the 596/1966 Sylvania 6SN7WGTA's! I never heard anything better with the RS1i's
Please, give your impressions.
Neither of these three tubes has any play time on them. But I can say that listening to the Mike Stern album Upside Downside", a CD release that I'm very familiar with, the sound is kinda trippy man. The mids are recessed and more diffuse, real spacey. The instruments are coming at me from places that I've never heard on this recording before. I bet this combo would be awesome when listening to the The Grateful Dead or any electronica like Rodney Lee - The Satellite Orchestra. At first I thought I was hearing some fuzzy sounding background noise, but it was just the fan in my MBP. Silly me. This tube rolling thing is going to take more time than just cursory ten to fifteen minute listening sessions before bed.

Hmm, must dig out the Stern release.  I have about a half dozen.  He's so good.

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Don't go jumping into the horse corral so fast buckaroo. You probably haven't found the right tube combo for the WA6-SE yet, and according to the Woo tube compatibility chart there seems to be a lot of different tube options. Have faith my friend. The 6-SE is a cool amp. Give it some time. I betcha Dubstep Girl would have a good idea about tube combos for the 6-SE.

I know…I also keep reminding myself that this amp has nowhere near the amount of hours on it as the WA6 did, (its brand new) so I'm trying to be patient. I've also tried every driver tube with either the WA6/6-SE with the exception of the 6CY7, and also tried the 596-S/P- NOS Phillips Mini Watt GZ34- NOS Mullard GZ34 in both, which are all great sounding rectifier tubes. I've also been in touch with DG and she was the one who told me to try the 6EW7's  which I had but never tried being they were stock tubes, which are nice for the PS1K's…but my RSi's just don't have that same rich/warm/smooth/3D sound they did with the WA6/596/6SN7. I'm hoping its got to do with burn-in, because Jack says these amps reach their potential after 200hrs of burn-in, which my WA6 definitely surpassed when I couldn't believe how awesome it was sounding... then like an idiot I sold it because I wanted more power for the PS1K's because I didn't realize it was OK to turn the volume knob past 1-2 o'clock, and thought I was going to damage the amp/tubes with the volume knob at this position, remember? But then it was explained to me that this was not an issue and I was under the wrong impression about this. Not only that…but I think I enjoy my RS's more than my PS's after listening too each of them exclusively for 2-4 weeks each (cheated and switched a few times), so now that I've compared the two for my personnel preference…I think I prefer the RS's. If worse comes to worse, I sell the 6-SE/PS1K's and go back to my original rig that was just awesome for me. Only more hours/time will tell! Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it, and I'll try too hold out as long as I can, but I'm definitely missing what I had, and went against my own ruleyou always know what you have…but never know what your going too get! Anybody want to buy a 6-SE or PS1K? LOL!!!

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