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post #841 of 1635
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

By far the most amazing headphones I heard at yesterday's meet.  Second was the TH600...

I wanted to hear the 900 so bad but no one had any...

L.A. meet? There was a TH900 in the Beverly Hills room.
post #842 of 1635
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L.A. meet? There was a TH900 in the Beverly Hills room.

 

Aghh, missed it.  I was there real early and left pretty quick, had prior engagement.

post #843 of 1635
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Originally Posted by teknikk7 View Post

Aghh, missed it.  I was there real early and left pretty quick, had prior engagement.

It came in kinda late, after lunch may be. Too many ppl were using it , so I didn't have a chance to demo it either frown.gif
post #844 of 1635

I read the following here http://save-earth.co/2009/04/30/wooaudio6/

 

After using, trying, and studying various amps specs, pros, and cons, I have to say, the WA6 is not a good value for the money. I am much better off with a solid state amp at this price range. WA6 is weak, noisy, congested, and poorly designed. One of its’ bad design is the first cap after the rectifier, WA6 uses 330uF cap, that’s way more than a 5U4G can tolerate which is 60uF. Solid state amps like AMB M^3 has much more power output, refined, dead-silent, and trouble free. If one really wants a superb tube amp that is well designed and performs like a champ, there are very few choices, such as: DNA Sonett and Eddie Current tube amps.

post #845 of 1635

i've never heard anyone say WA6 is noisy. maybe a little weaker with some headphones.

post #846 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i've never heard anyone say WA6 is noisy. maybe a little weaker with some headphones.

 

+1

 

Mine is dead silent, when using the Modi DAC.

post #847 of 1635

The blogger likes the the wa-6se though http://save-earth.co/2009/10/26/woo-audio-6-se/.

post #848 of 1635
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Originally Posted by JonasRas View Post

 

+1

 

Mine is dead silent, when using the Modi DAC.

 

+2

 

I have never heard any noise from my WA6.  I have rolled a number of tubes both rec and drivers.  Using a VDACII via USB.

post #849 of 1635
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Originally Posted by jhljhl View Post

I read the following here http://save-earth.co/2009/04/30/wooaudio6/

 

After using, trying, and studying various amps specs, pros, and cons, I have to say, the WA6 is not a good value for the money. I am much better off with a solid state amp at this price range. WA6 is weak, noisy, congested, and poorly designed. One of its’ bad design is the first cap after the rectifier, WA6 uses 330uF cap, that’s way more than a 5U4G can tolerate which is 60uF. Solid state amps like AMB M^3 has much more power output, refined, dead-silent, and trouble free. If one really wants a superb tube amp that is well designed and performs like a champ, there are very few choices, such as: DNA Sonett and Eddie Current tube amps.

Reads trollish.  My WA6 is none of the above.

post #850 of 1635
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Reads trollish.  My WA6 is none of the above.


I thought it was unusual - no one seemed to say the same. 

 

has anyone been concerned that the fat bottle 6ew7s seem too close to the sophia rectifier?

post #851 of 1635

Anyone try a Brimar GZ32?  I have done side by side testing between it and the 596, and it is very close.  The sound signature is very close, mechanical/analytical. The exception that the 596 goes slightly deeper on the low end.  Easily beats out the Sophia and stock rec that come with the WA6.  Very impressed so far...

post #852 of 1635
no but they look cool!
post #853 of 1635

Hey guys, how good is Mullard CV378 with the WA6Se?

 

I saw one on ebay (NOS CV378 Big Glass "Fat Boy" 1952) for about 380$ (the tube is Cryo-Treated). The big glass seems to be a premium version as the standard "tall glass" is a lot cheaper (100$<). What's the difference between the two?

post #854 of 1635
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Originally Posted by PrTv View Post

Hey guys, how good is Mullard CV378 with the WA6Se?

 

I saw one on ebay (NOS CV378 Big Glass "Fat Boy" 1952) for about 380$ (the tube is Cryo-Treated). The big glass seems to be a premium version as the standard "tall glass" is a lot cheaper (100$<). What's the difference between the two?

 

oooh i saw that one too, thats the older CV378 from high wycombe or whatever right? i've been interested in checking it out, but its way too expensive.  its just supposed to be cleaner sounding and better than the regular one, its also much rarer. at that price i would just get a regular CV378 and save money, or check out Philips or Brimar 5R4GY which are cheaper. at the $380 price range, you could just check out the U52 tubes, which are supposed to be very nice biggrin.gif

post #855 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

oooh i saw that one too, thats the older CV378 from high wycombe or whatever right? i've been interested in checking it out, but its way too expensive.  its just supposed to be cleaner sounding and better than the regular one, its also much rarer. at that price i would just get a regular CV378 and save money, or check out Philips or Brimar 5R4GY which are cheaper. at the $380 price range, you could just check out the U52 tubes, which are supposed to be very nice biggrin.gif


Yeah, that's the one. basshead.gif I almost pulled the trigger but the price + import charge (I don't know when eBay start collecting this as it should be my responsibility to clear the customs when it arrives) + delivery charge to my place make it a whooping 590$. angry_face.gif I mean, well, if it's "that" great, it may be worth it, but with that price I can get me another WA3, so I'd better check with you guys.

 

So I will look for a generic CV378 then.

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