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post #451 of 1791

just got my EML 5U4G tube today, wow.. very nice, warm and full sounding with lots of depth and dimensionality. seems to pair very well with the HE-500 and HD 800 (the HD 800 sound extremely good right now).

 

i still prefer the 596 for the LCD-2 by a good margin though (that combo is scary good, the synergy is amazing, takes the LCD-2 to the next level and the couple people that i've recommended it to seem to just as impressed by it)

 

looking at trying 6DE7 and 6CY7 soon. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/8/13 at 7:38pm
post #452 of 1791

Hello guys, I hope this is not a stupid question.

I have been enjoying my new tubes — a pair of 6GL7/6EM7 with the (USAF) 596 Rectifier.


I've owned my WA6 SE for many years now using the Sophia Princess and a matched pair of 6EW7 and have never had any problems.

When I switched to the 6GL7/6EM7 and 596 Rectifier, one of the power tubes blew within a day of use.

Jack was very quick to replace the power tubes, and they are in the mail (along with 2 sets of backups).
My question is, is there an order to the power tube position?

Should I put the 6GL7 on left and the 6EM7 on the right or doesn’t it matter.

I just do not want to blow another tube.

Thanks,
Ray

 

1000

 

1000


Edited by CrazyRay - 4/9/13 at 10:30am
post #453 of 1791
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyRay View Post

Hello guys, I hope this is not a stupid question.

I have been enjoying my new tubes — a pair of 6GL7/6EM7 with the (USAF) 596 Rectifier.


I've owned my WA6 SE for many years now using the Sophia Princess and a matched pair of 6EW7 and have never had any problems.

When I switched to the 6GL7/6EM7 and 596 Rectifier, one of the power tubes blew within a day of use.

Jack was very quick to replace the power tubes, and they are in the mail (along with 2 sets of backups).
My question is, is there an order to the power tube position?

Should I put the 6GL7 on left and the 6EM7 on the right or doesn’t it matter.

I just do not want to blow another tube.

Thanks,
Ray

 

 

 

 

 

you get 2 of the same tubes, either 6EM7 or 6GL7, looks like you got 6EM7, doesn't matter which is on left or right

 

are for the tube blowing. you just had bad luck and got a defective tube. good thing jack is quick to replace them.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/9/13 at 11:54am
post #454 of 1791

Thanks Dubstep Girl, I didn't think that it mattered.

I was just checking.

post #455 of 1791

New WA 6 SE in da house! Just arrived this morning, burning it in a bit at a time, ordered with the Sophia Princess rectifier and some 6DR7's to play with as well.

Looking forward to some critical listening this weekend and comparisons with my Violectric V181 although not running balanced.

This thing is a log bigger than I expected and build like a tank. Very impressed. Ominous in black for sure.

post #456 of 1791
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyRay View Post

Hello guys, I hope this is not a stupid question.

I have been enjoying my new tubes — a pair of 6GL7/6EM7 with the (USAF) 596 Rectifier.


I've owned my WA6 SE for many years now using the Sophia Princess and a matched pair of 6EW7 and have never had any problems.

When I switched to the 6GL7/6EM7 and 596 Rectifier, one of the power tubes blew within a day of use.

Jack was very quick to replace the power tubes, and they are in the mail (along with 2 sets of backups).
My question is, is there an order to the power tube position?

Should I put the 6GL7 on left and the 6EM7 on the right or doesn’t it matter.

I just do not want to blow another tube.

Thanks,
Ray

 

1000

 

1000

 

Nice looking rig there. beerchug.gif

 

"the order of the power tubes" - each corresponds with either the left or right stereo channel, so always use two of the same tube ("matched" preferably), not one of each. 

 

forgive me for stating the obvious, if that applies!

post #457 of 1791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poltergeist8108 View Post

New WA 6 SE in da house! Just arrived this morning, burning it in a bit at a time, ordered with the Sophia Princess rectifier and some 6DR7's to play with as well.

Looking forward to some critical listening this weekend and comparisons with my Violectric V181 although not running balanced.

This thing is a log bigger than I expected and build like a tank. Very impressed. Ominous in black for sure.

 

Congrats!  Gonna post some pics of that new baby...

post #458 of 1791

 

 

 

post #459 of 1791

^ what driver tubes on last picture (6FD7?)

post #460 of 1791

Hi Dubstep Girl, they are 6EW7.

 

Here are a couple of photos from 2009 when I first got the WA6 SE.

 

I needed to go back to them when I blew out my newest tube that went with the adapters.

 

 

 


Edited by CrazyRay - 4/11/13 at 11:28am
post #461 of 1791

oh ok. makes sense.

 

 

i think i found an extremely satisfying combo for HD 800 and WA6-SE

 

Sylvania 6FD7 and EML 5U4G mesh


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/12/13 at 1:11am
post #462 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

oh ok. makes sense.


i think i found a good combo for HD 800 and WA6-SE

Sylvania 6FD7 and EML 5U4G mesh

Thanks, I might need to start finding EML tube.
For hd800, atm I use westinghouse 6dr7 and sophia princess (my one and only non-stock rectifier until I receive usaf596 next week).
Otherwise, I use burson Soloist, which surprisingly quite good with hd800.
post #463 of 1791

i found the 6FD7 to be really harsh before, but i let them burn in all day today using the stock rectifier, and they're much much better.


now its like omg, this is the best HD 800/WA6-SE i've heard thus far. not too bright, not dark. extremely transparent with really nice 3D image and depth, its VERY good..... 

 

 

its probably as nice as the 596/6GL7 combo for the LCD-2/Hifiman

 

its like once u find the right combination, they just really open up and you feel like you're finally getting the most out of your amp. like until 596 and EML/ i didn't think the WA6-SE could sound that good...


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/12/13 at 2:32am
post #464 of 1791

6FD7 --> Fat bottles?   Oh yeah, they are good!!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

oh ok. makes sense.

 

 

i think i found an extremely satisfying combo for HD 800 and WA6-SE

 

Sylvania 6FD7 and EML 5U4G mesh

post #465 of 1791

What power cables is everyone running?  I didn't put much weight behind power cables in the past, but I recently got my hands on a Wire World's Stratus 7 (the new one) and my WA6-SE is LOVING it.

 

The v200 is more 'meh' toward it, however....

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