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post #346 of 1635

On my SE I keep finding myself pulling the 6GL7 "upgrade" tubes out and putting the stock GE 6EW7 tubes back in. The 6GL7 seems to be a bit too aggressive for me. Lovin the Sophia rectifier however. 

post #347 of 1635

I've tried multiple rectifieers from an Amperex GZ34 to a

Tungsol 5R4 and a SP247b.  I keep coming back to my

vintage 5Y3 rca.  Taut bass, good tonal balance and

good soundstage.  It's like a the princess and the tungsol

had a love child.

Hibuck....

post #348 of 1635
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

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. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks

I got in contact with Glenn and he is very responsive. He is willing to make the adapters. The should open great possibilities[ of tubes rolling.

Cheers
post #349 of 1635
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Originally Posted by torara View Post


Thanks

I got in contact with Glenn and he is very responsive. He is willing to make the adapters. The should open great possibilities[ of tubes rolling.

Cheers

 

You're very welcome. Always happy to help. :) 

 

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post #350 of 1635

Hello fellow Wooers

 

I just finished breaking in my WA6 with the Sophia Princess, HD650's and VDAC II.  Great combo, however I am already itching to upgrade. What will a GZ34 get me?  I am looking for more bass, I know....  I feel I may be a bass head.  I am looking at the mullard metal base ones or bugle boys on ebay.  My other upgrade option is a cable swap on my HD650.  Any thoughts or advise is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

post #351 of 1635
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

Hello fellow Wooers

 

I just finished breaking in my WA6 with the Sophia Princess, HD650's and VDAC II.  Great combo, however I am already itching to upgrade. What will a GZ34 get me?  I am looking for more bass, I know....  I feel I may be a bass head.  I am looking at the mullard metal base ones or bugle boys on ebay.  My other upgrade option is a cable swap on my HD650.  Any thoughts or advise is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

the GZ wont get you more bass, the most bass I experienced was with the sophia+6fd7

post #352 of 1635

Thanks for your advice.  Do I need an adapter for that tube or can I drop it right in?
 

post #353 of 1635
Quote:
Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

Hello fellow Wooers

 

I just finished breaking in my WA6 with the Sophia Princess, HD650's and VDAC II.  Great combo, however I am already itching to upgrade. What will a GZ34 get me?  I am looking for more bass, I know....  I feel I may be a bass head.  I am looking at the mullard metal base ones or bugle boys on ebay.  My other upgrade option is a cable swap on my HD650.  Any thoughts or advise is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

I'm a huge fan of the GZ-34.  It was my favorite tube in the WA6.  I had a '56 NOS metal base Mullard, and loved it.  Recently I've seen a lot of praise for the GZ-37.  Might be worth a try, too.  Besides listening to music-- the WA6 was great because of the (relatively) low cost of tube rolling.  Enjoy.

post #354 of 1635
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

Thanks for your advice.  Do I need an adapter for that tube or can I drop it right in?
 

GZ34 drops right in.

post #355 of 1635

Hi guys, my WA6SE came with a pair of Magnavox 6EW7.  Does anyone know if this is a re-brand?

I am thinking of trying a different 6EW7, just don't want to end up getting the same tube.

post #356 of 1635

eeew magnavox, sounds super cheap, even worse than westinghouse generic no label lol.

 

but umm yeah probably a rebrand. imo, they all sound about the same. my raytheon 6ew7 sound maybe a tad bit better than the sylvania and westinghouse no name one, but probably just cause i've used them the longest. all 6ew7 sound the same to me though.

post #357 of 1635

I meant the 6fd7...

post #358 of 1635

Listening to my WA6-SE with a new set of Sylvania 6DR7's, I think they are a better match with the lcd-2's than the "Pinnacle" tubes or the 6GL7's, the vockals got a little more "forward" and overall more detailed, and a bit larger soundstage. I realy like the 6DR7 tubes.


Edited by sprite40 - 3/19/13 at 2:35pm
post #359 of 1635

^ what rectifier are you using with the 6DR7? 

post #360 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

eeew magnavox, sounds super cheap, even worse than westinghouse generic no label lol.

 

 

Now you tell me...I ordered a Westinghouse (label though) via eBay, DOA triportsad.gif  Oh well, kissing $2.50 goodbye!

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