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post #766 of 1485

ok initial 6DR7 and 596 impressions with LCD-2. seems like its not as crisp as the other tubes, and its a little different sounding. the bass is lighter too. but its very wide sounding. the soundstage and imaging are very 3D, like really good. the sound just sounds like its coming from way beyond the headphones, something i have not experienced with the LCD-2 that often.

 

edit: this tube still feels kinda aggressive to me, a little rough on the treble, its not perfect. bass not as good as 6FD7.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 7/6/13 at 1:55am
post #767 of 1485

ok, 6FD7 and 6GL7 i still kinda prefer them over the 6DR7, but its a good tube as well. im starting to like the 6FD7 a little more... though it can be a little closed in at times.

post #768 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

ok, 6FD7 and 6GL7 i still kinda prefer them over the 6DR7, but its a good tube as well. im starting to like the 6FD7 a little more... though it can be a little closed in at times.

You do all make me smile most days with the chat about what tube's you like, you have just spoken a true point that you are now getting used to listing to a different tube and can hear things in there now that you did not hear before. As i often think that all tubes can sound better or worse with different music types, you just need to work out which is which for the type of music you are listening to at the time.

post #769 of 1485
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Originally Posted by redcat2 View Post

You do all make me smile most days with the chat about what tube's you like, you have just spoken a true point that you are now getting used to listing to a different tube and can hear things in there now that you did not hear before. As i often think that all tubes can sound better or worse with different music types, you just need to work out which is which for the type of music you are listening to at the time.

 



There are so many variables. The type of music, the quality of the recording, your headphones, the rectifier tube you are using and the synergy with the source you are using etc.

 

The latter I again realized now that I have a different DAC on trial which even though it's using for the most part the same technology has clearly a less harsh treble. Then again the M-DAC I have now I really liked the LCD-2 I had on trial.


Edited by viscab - 7/7/13 at 1:28am
post #770 of 1485

A quick question. Is it normal for the Sophia Princess 247B to "click sometimes? It's mostly during "warm-up", I hear the clicking. Thanks!

post #771 of 1485
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A quick question. Is it normal for the Sophia Princess 247B to "click sometimes? It's mostly during "warm-up", I hear the clicking. Thanks!


Hi,? If you are saying that when you first turn on the Woo there is a click that happens when the unit is not warmed up then yes, if there is clicking after that i would so no.

post #772 of 1485
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Hi,? If you are saying that when you first turn on the Woo there is a click that happens when the unit is not warmed up then yes, if there is clicking after that i would so no.

 

I only hear clicking a few times during the first 10 min. of the amp being on.

post #773 of 1485
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I only hear clicking a few times during the first 10 min. of the amp being on.

 

soft clicking during warm-up is normal.

 

loud POPs however, may not be.

post #774 of 1485
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

 

soft clicking during warm-up is normal.

 

loud POPs however, may not be.

 

Then there's probably nothing wrong. Thanks for the quick responses! :)

post #775 of 1485

Does somebody know what is the maximim "tolerance" in terms of matching the driver tubes for the Woo Audio 6 SE?

post #776 of 1485
It is my understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong as I am very new to all things tubes:

- WA amps are self biasing
- Tubes change characteristics as they age

Therefore matching isn't really required, just as long as the tubes are still good and operational.
post #777 of 1485
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Then there's probably nothing wrong. Thanks for the quick responses! smily_headphones1.gif
It is the metal changing shape and what-not, tiny welds included, as it heats up. Same with my Sophia rectifier.

I am guessing that the "clicks" are metallic sounding. (and also not audible just in your headphone)
Edited by solserenade - 7/11/13 at 2:47pm
post #778 of 1485
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Originally Posted by solserenade View Post

It is the metal changing shape and what-not, tiny welds included, as it heats up. Same with my Sophia rectifier.

I am guessing that the "clicks" are metallic sounding. (and also not audible just in your headphone)

It's the tube itself that makes the "clicks".
post #779 of 1485

Quick question.  I know it's a small detail but the verbiage on my Sophia 6SN7 face the opposite way towards the rectifier.  If I crack open the WA6 can I flip the sockets 180 degrees?

 

Anyone done this?

 

Thanks

post #780 of 1485
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

Quick question.  I know it's a small detail but the verbiage on my Sophia 6SN7 face the opposite way towards the rectifier.  If I crack open the WA6 can I flip the sockets 180 degrees?

 

Anyone done this?

 

Thanks


I believe this was intended to be the case, it's the same with my WA6. Not really answering your question since whether you can turn it around I don't know, but it has been bothering me since I got it, haha.

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