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post #331 of 1507

Checking in with a beautifully quiet, black WA6-SE ...   smily_headphones1.gif   Just for kicks, I rolled in the "stock" rectifier tube -- I use a Sophia Princess normally -- and I have to report: What a great amp!

 

I thought I'd perhaps hear some sign of a "cheap tube" ... nope! It sounds great. Maybe going back to the Sophia, I'll notice the character difference between the two.

 

By the way, I'm running a pair of GE 6DR7 ... and LCD2. (which reminds me, I've not ever tried the combination of "Woo stock" 6EW7 with the stock rectifier ...  maybe tonight!)

 

beerchug.gif

post #332 of 1507

So I was enjoying xx's eponymous album The xx a few minutes ago (it sounds amazing through the WA6 and HD 650s by the way) and I noticed a streak of light was shining through a crack in the blinds across the room and upon my WA6; It was a magnificent and marvelous moment to behold. Coincidentally, I had my camera nearby so I just managed to capture the instant before seconds later watching the ray of light disappear beyond the nethers of the horizon.

I am neither a great photographer or artistic but dare I say it, I am a hopeless romantic and maybe, just maybe, ever so slightly poetic.

Nothing special, just wanted to share with you all. :)



post #333 of 1507
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So I was enjoying xx's eponymous album The xx a few minutes ago (it sounds amazing through the WA6 and HD 650s by the way) and I noticed a streak of light was shining through a crack in the blinds across the room and upon my WA6; It was a magnificent and marvelous moment to behold. Coincidentally, I had my camera nearby so I just managed to capture the instant before seconds later watching the ray of light disappear beyond the nethers of the horizon.

I am neither a great photographer or artistic but dare I say it, I am a hopeless romantic and maybe, just maybe, ever so slightly poetic.

Nothing special, just wanted to share with you all. :)



Great pic! beerchug.gif

post #334 of 1507
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

So I was enjoying xx's eponymous album The xx a few minutes ago (it sounds amazing through the WA6 and HD 650s by the way) and I noticed a streak of light was shining through a crack in the blinds across the room and upon my WA6; It was a magnificent and marvelous moment to behold. Coincidentally, I had my camera nearby so I just managed to capture the instant before seconds later watching the ray of light disappear beyond the nethers of the horizon.

 

L3000.gif Cheers!  Nice pic...wonder, what are those drivers?

post #335 of 1507
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Great pic! beerchug.gif

 

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L3000.gif Cheers!  Nice pic...wonder, what are those drivers?

 

Cheers guys! beerchug.gif

 

Also, the drivers are Military grade 6sn7's. 

post #336 of 1507
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Originally Posted by solserenade View Post

Checking in with a beautifully quiet, black WA6-SE ...   smily_headphones1.gif   Just for kicks, I rolled in the "stock" rectifier tube -- I use a Sophia Princess normally -- and I have to report: What a great amp!

 

I thought I'd perhaps hear some sign of a "cheap tube" ... nope! It sounds great. Maybe going back to the Sophia, I'll notice the character difference between the two.

 

By the way, I'm running a pair of GE 6DR7 ... and LCD2. (which reminds me, I've not ever tried the combination of "Woo stock" 6EW7 with the stock rectifier ...  maybe tonight!)

 

beerchug.gif

I find this to be true as well on my WA6.  Good times.

post #337 of 1507
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

So I was enjoying xx's eponymous album The xx a few minutes ago (it sounds amazing through the WA6 and HD 650s by the way) and I noticed a streak of light was shining through a crack in the blinds across the room and upon my WA6; It was a magnificent and marvelous moment to behold. Coincidentally, I had my camera nearby so I just managed to capture the instant before seconds later watching the ray of light disappear beyond the nethers of the horizon.

I am neither a great photographer or artistic but dare I say it, I am a hopeless romantic and maybe, just maybe, ever so slightly poetic.

Nothing special, just wanted to share with you all. :)


 

Beautimous!  You're a lucky duck.

post #338 of 1507
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

 

 

Cheers guys! beerchug.gif

 

Also, the drivers are Military grade 6sn7's. 

 

Wow, those brown bottom tubes are looking sexy!  Wish my 6SE can take some 6SN7s triportsad.gif   

post #339 of 1507
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Wow, those brown bottom tubes are looking sexy!  Wish my 6SE can take some 6SN7s triportsad.gif   

 

Hahahaha, I don't care too much for how sexy they look, but they sure sound sexy. beyersmile.png

post #340 of 1507
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Originally Posted by solserenade View Post

Checking in with a beautifully quiet, black WA6-SE ...   smily_headphones1.gif   Just for kicks, I rolled in the "stock" rectifier tube -- I use a Sophia Princess normally -- and I have to report: What a great amp!

 

I thought I'd perhaps hear some sign of a "cheap tube" ... nope! It sounds great. Maybe going back to the Sophia, I'll notice the character difference between the two.

 

By the way, I'm running a pair of GE 6DR7 ... and LCD2. (which reminds me, I've not ever tried the combination of "Woo stock" 6EW7 with the stock rectifier ...  maybe tonight!)

 

beerchug.gif

 

 

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I find this to be true as well on my WA6.  Good times.

 

Right on ... beerchug.gif

 

If I had a point to make, it would be: To those interested in these amps, wondering, "are the tube upgrades, additions to the cost ($) of the new amp, initially necessary to enjoy the amp?"

 

No. 

 

With a few hundred hours run-time on everything now, I find the completely stock "tube complement" shipped with the WA6SE to be perfectly wonderful ... to my ears, I hear nothing objectionable.

 

 

I have now swapped-in the (original stock) Westinghouse 6EW7 ... along with the Sophia rectifier -- somewhat not expecting goodness (since that was my "break-in period" tube complement) -- but ... beyersmile.png    It sounds great! 

post #341 of 1507

^ i used sophia + 6ew7 for my WA6-SE all of last year and it was a very good combination. its only until this year that i started trying new tubes out that things really got interesting tongue_smile.gif

post #342 of 1507
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^ i used sophia + 6ew7 for my WA6-SE all of last year and it was a very good combination. its only until this year that i started trying new tubes out that things really got interesting tongue_smile.gif

 

beerchug.gif

post #343 of 1507
Just a quick report.
I've just rolled in a pair of NOS 6DR7 Pinnacle, and it supprisingly good (better than my memory of them).
6fd7 still slightly have better PRAT and 6EM7 have a better stage and detail.
But this pinnacle have a better tonality, particularly female vocal and piano in live performance.
It's better than my 6dr7 rca and GE to my ears.
This tube with sophia princess even slightly better tonality than my burson soloist, using audio-gd ref7 and jkenny mk3 usb spdif. Soloist still win on imaging and detail though imo.
post #344 of 1507
Hi,

I have recently committed myself to a WA6, and new to tube rolling in this amp. The amp came stock with Chinese 274b and 6dr7, and I guess there is a lot of potential to be explored with other tubes.

Rectifier tubes are fairly well explained but I am confused with tube adapters for 6sn7 and 6em7. Is Woo the only place to get these adapters, or there are other places you would recommend? And are adapters for 6sn7 and 6em7 the same?

At
Thanks
post #345 of 1507
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Originally Posted by torara View Post

Hi,

I have recently committed myself to a WA6, and new to tube rolling in this amp. The amp came stock with Chinese 274b and 6dr7, and I guess there is a lot of potential to be explored with other tubes.

Rectifier tubes are fairly well explained but I am confused with tube adapters for 6sn7 and 6em7. Is Woo the only place to get these adapters, or there are other places you would recommend? And are adapters for 6sn7 and 6em7 the same?

At
Thanks

 

I believe that the adaptors are different so they aren't interchangeable. As far as where to get them, another head-fier, Glenn offers them custom made to order and is very respected as an eBay seller (under the name 2359glenn on eBay). This will allow you to use a greater range of tubes but not all of which are recommended by Jack Wu. Personally, I have a 6sn7 adaptor from Woo and you can see them in the picture I posted above. :)


Edited by scolaiw - 3/16/13 at 2:22am
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