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post #1741 of 2807
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

it's never just a fuse, it blew for some reason, perhaps wrongly inserted the sp274b, should mark a sign on the side where the guide pin was, are all the tubes fine? btw i'm really enjoying mine XD have a mdp my way!

 

btw with the lcds how's soundstage depth and layering depth wise wa6-se vs lyr?

when the amp left me, there was no issue, and it was packed securely , it could be when the buyer was inserting the tube, or hooking it up, maybe something got crossed up.

first rectifier i put in the sophia, and it does have a enough of the guide piece showing that i haven't had a problem yet, but i had thought about marking the correct orientation somehow

so far, the woo hasn't skipped a beat all evening

 

the lcd2's  layering, texture, and soundstage (width) are improved  with the 6se, with the lyr getting the nod in dynamics, and maybe top end extension, sparkle

the 6se with the t1 is much better than the lyr, which makes the best argument for me in keeping the wa6se 

post #1742 of 2807

where does one obtain an "8 pin to 4 pin" adapter for the 6se ??

post #1743 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

where does one obtain an "8 pin to 4 pin" adapter for the 6se ??

What tubes are you trying to use?

post #1744 of 2807
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

What tubes are you trying to use?

just going by the tube chart from woo, the 274a , 5z3, and an 83 , 

not sure how much i realy need one, there's plenty of other choices, was just curious

post #1745 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

just going by the tube chart from woo, the 274a , 5z3, and an 83 , 

not sure how much i realy need one, there's plenty of other choices, was just curious

I never saw these tubes, but if they are like the 596 tube, buy the adapters from Glenn, if they are like the S/E Princess, Woo makes real nice adapters. I have driver/power tube adapters for the 6SN7's from Woo, and they are great, but I didn't care for his 596 adapter.

post #1746 of 2807
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I never saw these tubes, but if they are like the 596 tube, buy the adapters from Glenn, if they are like the S/E Princess, Woo makes real nice adapters. I have driver/power tube adapters for the 6SN7's from Woo, and they are great, but I didn't care for his 596 adapter.

they aren't like the 596, i believe these are it, it allows 4 pin type tubes to be used 8 pin sockets like on the 6se

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pc-Tube-Adapter-Socket-Gold-8Pin-to-4pin-5Z3-80-6A3-to-5U4G-GZ37-6B4G-UX4-AO8-/140881134986?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20cd2b858a

post #1747 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

they aren't like the 596, i believe these are it, it allows 4 pin type tubes to be used 8 pin sockets like on the 6se

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pc-Tube-Adapter-Socket-Gold-8Pin-to-4pin-5Z3-80-6A3-to-5U4G-GZ37-6B4G-UX4-AO8-/140881134986?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20cd2b858a

So its the same 8>4 pin without the pigtails. Woo's rectifier 8>4 pin adapter fits excellent, I just don't care for their pigtails (I have Woo's 8>4 pin adapter but with pigtails for the 596) so I'm sure they make them without the pigtails, their a nice fit/finish.  

post #1748 of 2807
Is changing my headphone amplifier from a lehmann black cube linear to Woo audio WA6se considered to upgrade or side grade?
post #1749 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jamesng45678 View Post

Is changing my headphone amplifier from a lehmann black cube linear to Woo audio WA6se considered to upgrade or side grade?

Can you add some detail on what you are looking to improve and how much you have budgeted for tube upgrades?
post #1750 of 2807
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Can you add some detail on what you are looking to improve and how much you have budgeted for tube upgrades?

I am spending around 300 dollars for tube upgrades and is looking for a better vocals and highs in my music.

post #1751 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jamesng45678 View Post

I am spending around 300 dollars for tube upgrades and is looking for a better vocals and highs in my music.

Switching from solid state to tubes will give you some flexibility and the 6SE is more powerful. IMO opinion, it's an upgrade to the Lehmann but like all things Head-Fi, not everyone is going to agree.

If you have the extra funds, might as well go for it. You may find you like them both for different genres/headphones or could sell one of them after comparing them yourself.
post #1752 of 2807

My bedside rig. The CD player feeds the Woo WA6. A Mac Mini with a Schiit Modi DAC feeds the Asgard

 

 

 

Spare tubes in stock

 

post #1753 of 2807
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Originally Posted by bfreedma View Post

Switching from solid state to tubes will give you some flexibility and the 6SE is more powerful. IMO opinion, it's an upgrade to the Lehmann but like all things Head-Fi, not everyone is going to agree.

If you have the extra funds, might as well go for it. You may find you like them both for different genres/headphones or could sell one of them after comparing them yourself.

The Lehmann audio bcl may be a little down on power when compared to the WA6se however, it has a switchable gain of up to 20db is mind blowing loud especially when the source is from an external dac.
post #1754 of 2807
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Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post

My bedside rig. The CD player feeds the Woo WA6. A Mac Mini with a Schiit Modi DAC feeds the Asgard
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Spare tubes in stock


Super nice bedside listening station sir. Great tube library too!
Edited by bpcans - 11/30/14 at 8:43am
post #1755 of 2807
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Originally Posted by jamesng45678 View Post

Is changing my headphone amplifier from a lehmann black cube linear to Woo audio WA6se considered to upgrade or side grade?

black cube linear imo is boring sounding and overpriced. the wa6-se is an upgrade for sure, dpending on your tastes itll either be a small upgrade or complete night and day improvement
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 11/30/14 at 8:53am
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