New WA6SE owner here. I'm getting the amp in a few days with the Sophia Princess rectifier, but it will have the stock driver tubes and I am interested in swapping these out ASAP. I have had luck with tube rolling on my Lyr and I am a fan of the Voskhod rockets (a pair of 80's gray shields have been my reference for about a year now). I'm well versed in 6922-style tubes, but a complete newb to the driver tubes the WA6SE uses. I am primarily interested in getting soundstage, then warmth from the amp (in another words, soundstage without harsh highs...main headphones are an HD600 and HD800, with the Alpha Dog and Hd-560 as "down-the-line" purchases).
Sorry, I know there's 125+ pages of info here, but am looking for a quick answer here. Reading about all the different driver tubes makes my head spin!
Also, is there a better rectifier for my needs? I know the Sophia is extremely well-regarded.
Edit: Max I'm looking to spend is $150-$200 for the driver tubes. Current prod or NOS, doesn't matter. Would rather save money buying 1 pair high end tubes vs 3-4 pairs of average to above average ones.
Edited by GoldfishX - 11/12/14 at 6:55am