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post #856 of 1600

Hi,All quick question is it possible for a  6GL7->6DE7 Teflon tube adapter to stop working? If so why what has happened?

post #857 of 1600

i don't think so

post #858 of 1600
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Originally Posted by PrTv View Post


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.

 

 

 

yeah at 590$ ur only like 200 dollars off from a WE 274B/422A


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 7/24/13 at 5:06pm
post #859 of 1600
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Originally Posted by redcat2 View Post

Hi,All quick question is it possible for a  6GL7->6DE7 Teflon tube adapter to stop working? If so why what has happened?


This might sound silly, but did you check the tube? That's the most likely source of the problem. Other than that maybe it was improperly soldered and there was a short? Or one of the pins/receptacle might not be making adequate contact?

post #860 of 1600
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post


This might sound silly, but did you check the tube? That's the most likely source of the problem. Other than that maybe it was improperly soldered and there was a short? Or one of the pins/receptacle might not be making adequate contact?


Hi, the tube is fine tried it in the over adapter , the tube lights up but no sound? out of that channel.

post #861 of 1600

Interesting! Well, if you narrowed it down to an issue with the adapter by keeping the left tube on the left side but swapping the adapter over and noticing the loss of sound on the other channel... I'd say it really could be an issue with the adapter. I'd email Jack (or whoever you got the adapter from) and see what they think and can do for you. 

post #862 of 1600

Yup, swap the tubes and see if the lost channel stays on the same side.


The Woo adaptors come open really easily, just an allen key and you're in.  If you have a multi-meter you can check each male pin to its female side to see where the issue lies.

post #863 of 1600
I'm finding the GE 6DR7 to be just right with the PS-1000s, with the HE-500 they were pretty, well bland. The 6DE7s(that I loved with the HE-500s) gives the grados too much of an upward tilt in the treble. I have yet to find 6FD7s that are "right" in the midrange in either phone. Shame cuz I really like the bass and dynamics on those tubes.
post #864 of 1600

did u try sylvania fat bottle 6FD7?

 

and ooh i've been wanting to get PS1000 but no1 has them for sell used, i'll probably just end up rebuying RS1i.

post #865 of 1600
Sylvania and GE 6fd7s, I have a pair of RCA I haven't tried yet. I figure I should stop swapping tubes until these cans have another hundred or so hours on them, then I will revisit the 6fd7s. Images and textures are quite palpable on the 6DR7s though, funny because these tubes were so blaah on the HE-500.
post #866 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

HD 650, K701/2, LCD-2, Denon D7000, Fostex TH-900, those are the best i've noticed to pair good with WA6-SE. ive heard several other reports of good synergy with these headphones from other members as well. 

 

T1 isn't very good with WA6-SE, too brittle and SS sounding, HD 800 is decent but requires good tubes, HE-500 as well, lower beyer and grados are good as well but nothing amazing (though i did enjoy the RS1i quite a bit from the WA6-SE). 


I find the T1 with WA6 to be really good - I imagine the T1 with the WA2 must be incredible.

post #867 of 1600

it is!! endgame sound quality imo

post #868 of 1600
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it is!! endgame sound quality imo

 

If a budget were around 2k in total- what would be the best set up for listening to 75-80% choral and classical music 20-25% rock jazz etc.  I have a WA6 + Sophia (lots of tubes) and T1 which I enjoy but am just wondering...? 

post #869 of 1600

i prefer HD 800 for classical, though T1 rocks better, both great for jazz. 

 

the WA2 would be better than WA6, but would require tube upgrades to really get the most out of it.

 

not sure what u could get for 2k though, or if that includes dac or whatnot. 

post #870 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i prefer HD 800 for classical, though T1 rocks better, both great for jazz. 

 

the WA2 would be better than WA6, but would require tube upgrades to really get the most out of it.

 

not sure what u could get for 2k though, or if that includes dac or whatnot. 

 


Just headphone and amp: ok hd800 + wa2 (over 2k but curious). Thanks!

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