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post #781 of 1635
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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

Can't imagine why not. Just don't touch any cap inside once you open it.

Really, it bothers you that much?
post #782 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

Can't imagine why not. Just don't touch any cap inside once you open it.

Really, it bothers you that much?


Hahaha, don't know about him but the ocd part of me twitches uncontrollably every time I see it.tongue.gif

Do educate me, why shouldn't you touch the caps? 

post #783 of 1635

another good combo for HE-500/HD 800, Mullard GZ37 and 6GL7, will try 6FD7 later. 

post #784 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

another good combo for HE-500/HD 800, Mullard GZ37 and 6GL7, will try 6FD7 later. 

Are those with the GZ37 big bottle or slim bottles?

post #785 of 1635

slim bottles. i wish i could find a big bottle.

post #786 of 1635
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post


Hahaha, don't know about him but the ocd part of me twitches uncontrollably every time I see it.tongue.gif



Do educate me, why shouldn't you touch the caps? 

Just don't touch the business end of the capacitors, they could hold charge even when the amp is off. They may not have enough juice to hurt you good, but other electronic components could get fried.
Edited by Sko0byDoo - 7/13/13 at 12:11pm
post #787 of 1635
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post


Hahaha, don't know about him but the ocd part of me twitches uncontrollably every time I see it.tongue.gif

Why are you staring at the tubes? Your brain should be devoted to listening to the music! rolleyes.gif
post #788 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

another good combo for HE-500/HD 800, Mullard GZ37 and 6GL7, will try 6FD7 later. 

The HD800s sound marvelously with the Sophia+GL7 and some DSD tracks piping from the Mytek192 tongue.gif
post #789 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

Just don't touch the business end of the capacitors, they could hold charge even when the amp is off. They may not have enough juice to hurt you good, but other electronic components could get fried.
Why are you staring at the tubes? Your brain should be devoted to listening to the music! rolleyes.gif
 
Oh! I didn't realise that caps could store charge. All the caps I played with were in high school on small battery powered circuits and whatnot.

And my brain doesn't notice a thing when I am listening to music, it's when I'm not listening that it becomes more evident.

Moral of the story: always listen to music! tongue.gif

Too bad I have to give the tubes a rest after 8 hours or so....
post #790 of 1635
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

Sometimes a communication speed can be a bit slow, but it's a small operation and everything always works out in the end.

For my experience, I had Jack make me a custom extended umbilical for my more vintage WA6-SE. The umbilical that was delivered was the wrong size and I didn't bother to check until almost 3 months later (when my listening room was finally complete) initial emails to Jack were slow going, but the turn around time once I got an OK to return the incorrect one was quick (after he was able to find the older couplings).

Don't worry, if you don't get a response after a few BUSINESS days, try again...

I think Jack is a very ethical businessman. I had a small problem with a component and he handled it beautifully and professionally.

So much so I ordered his CD Transport and a 2nd amp (WA6-SE) from him.

There is quality in the craftsmanship and he is a gentlemen.

If you want something fast in this hobby, quality will sacrifice. That's why a Rolls will always cost more than a Corolla...

These guys build these things from hand and you can feel it, hear it and I take great pride when my clients and friends come into my office, point at my rig, and ask me "what's that?" When they hear it, they are impressed and the investment I made into this is realized and appreciated over and over again.

Regarding your headphone stand, he probably wanted to help you fix it before you had to pay to ship it back.

My two cents.
post #791 of 1635

WA6-SE + WA2!!!

 

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post #792 of 1635

$407 for a pair of 596s on Ebay last night! LOL

post #793 of 1635

another interesting combnation

Sylvania 6FD7 and Brimar 5R4GY for HE-500.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 7/14/13 at 6:59am
post #794 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

another interesting combnation

Sylvania 6FD7 and Brimar 5R4GY for HE-500.

I'm burning in a pair of Sylvania 6FD7s, will the midrange ever open up on these? Everything else about these tubes is gravy(very fast and dynamic).

post #795 of 1635

what rectifier are you using with them? i haven't had many problems with its midrange.

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