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post #1441 of 1600

I preferred RS1i on WA6-SE over PS1000 on WA6-SE as well.

 

of course now with the new e grados, maybe i'll give them both another go. someday...

 

many people do however swear by the WA6-SE / PS1000 combo

post #1442 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

I preferred RS1i on WA6-SE over PS1000 on WA6-SE as well.

 

of course now with the new e grados, maybe i'll give them both another go. someday...

 

many people do however swear by the WA6-SE / PS1000 combo

My RS's never gave me any sharp highs, at all, I tried every tube combo that I could, and the vocals are thin with no body and the highs at less than normal volumes seem to be making my eyes close at certain passages in the music with the 6-SE. I can't understand this at all! I do like the 6-SE with the PS though after finding the right tube combo (thanks)…but I like the sound of my RS's better, but not with the 6-SE.

post #1443 of 1600

I ordered a WA6/6SN7 adapters from Woo this afternoon and purchased some NOS 1962 6SN7WGTA JAN tubes from eBay today.

I'm waiting for Jack to reply to my message asking him if he will accept 15% re-stocking fee instead of the normal 10% being I am past the return date on my 6-SE.

Even though he hasn't replied yet, if anyone is interested in my 1 month old SILVER 6-SE -15% of the retail price PM me!

Thanks 

Joseph

post #1444 of 1600
Day ten with the Mighty 596 rectifier and Sophia Electric 6SN7 power/driver tube combo in my Woo WA6. The sound is very three dimensional and spacious. The bass is tight, extended, and well balanced. Great instrument separation and the highs aren't piercing at all. Now I just turn my amp on and start listening to music without thinking about the gear at all. Thanks to joseph69 for telling me about this awesome tube combo.
post #1445 of 1600

^^^^^^^^

 :beerchug: 

post #1446 of 1600
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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

Day ten with the Mighty 596 rectifier and Sophia Electric 6SN7 power/driver tube combo in my Woo WA6. The sound is very three dimensional and spacious. The bass is tight, extended, and well balanced. Great instrument separation and the highs aren't piercing at all. Now I just turn my amp on and start listening to music without thinking about the gear at all. Thanks to joseph69 for telling me about this awesome tube combo.

Hmm, tempted to try them tho' I love my 6FD7's a lot.

post #1447 of 1600
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Hmm, tempted to try them tho' I love my 6FD7's a lot.

Try the 6SN7's.

:smile:

post #1448 of 1600

Is there any love out there for the 7N7 driver tube in the WA6? I swapped out my GE 6EM7s for Tung-Sol 7N7s and am very happy with the combination with my EML 274B mesh plate. Only about 20 hours burn in for this tube combination and it is already sounding much better to my ears than the 6EM7/SP 274B setup I was using.

 

Anyone else having any success with the 7N7?

post #1449 of 1600

7N7s are generally great tubes, especialy the earler ones, although I haven't used in the 6 I have had excellent results in 22. Also look out for 7AF7s.

post #1450 of 1600

Have swaped the drivers back to the 6EM7s - the 7N7s were sounding a little harsh to my ears.

 

The 6EM7s combined with the EML 274B mesh plate is producing excellent results. Very smooth and enjoyable music. Paint me happy with this combination.

 

Very noticeable improvement in using the 6EM7s with the EML mesh plate vs the Sophia. Has anyone else found a scenario where the EML tube clearly outclasses the Sophia (or vice versa)?

post #1451 of 1600
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Originally Posted by TonyNewman View Post
 

Have swaped the drivers back to the 6EM7s - the 7N7s were sounding a little harsh to my ears.

 

The 6EM7s combined with the EML 274B mesh plate is producing excellent results. Very smooth and enjoyable music. Paint me happy with this combination.

 

Very noticeable improvement in using the 6EM7s with the EML mesh plate vs the Sophia. Has anyone else found a scenario where the EML tube clearly outclasses the Sophia (or vice versa)?

 

 

this makes sense, i'm assuming the sound is very warm and full with 6EM7 and EMLs? 

 

Sophia with 6EM7 should be very muddy if i recall correctly.

 

 

 

I think the EML is slightly better than Sophia overall, but the Sophia tends to have a better bass response though missing the tightness of the EML. EML is more 3D but Sophia has bigger soundstage. I like the sophia and i am ok with the EML, Good choices for WA6-SE rectifiers but I wouldn't recommend them for other amps per se.

post #1452 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

this makes sense, i'm assuming the sound is very warm and full with 6EM7 and EMLs? 

 

Absolutely yes. I am really liking this sound on the HD600 and it works on my HD800 also.

post #1453 of 1600

Another question for you folks. I like the WA6 with Sophia Princess and 6FD7 for my (low impedance) Denon D5000. But I'm finding it just a little bright with the (high impedance) Beyer T1. Any recommendations for tubes I should try in order to tame the HF a little bit with the T1, without losing the fantastic soundstage width + depth?

 

TIA.

post #1454 of 1600
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Originally Posted by PaulyT View Post

Another question for you folks. I like the WA6 with Sophia Princess and 6FD7 for my (low impedance) Denon D5000. But I'm finding it just a little bright with the (high impedance) Beyer T1. Any recommendations for tubes I should try in order to tame the HF a little bit with the T1, without losing the fantastic soundstage width + depth?

TIA.

6ew7
post #1455 of 1600

Thanks!

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