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post #871 of 1485

u could also just keep the T1 and get the WA2, which i'm sure u'll really like as well. 

and u would have money left over for tube upgrades

post #872 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

u could also just keep the T1 and get the WA2, which i'm sure u'll really like as well. 

and u would have money left over for tube upgrades

 



Thanks - an upgrade I'll be looking forward to now.

post #873 of 1485

Gotten some new toys in the mail today L3000.gif

 

 

post #874 of 1485

fat bottle 6FD7 pair and a mighty 596 with the woo adapter? nice! one of my favorite tube combinations

post #875 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

fat bottle 6FD7 pair and a mighty 596 with the woo adapter? nice! one of my favorite tube combinations

The mighty 596 + 6GL7 tubes are interesting combination with the HD800, however the 6FD7 sounds abit too forward for my liking (or maybe I need to burn in longer).

 

Still awaiting the LCD3 to reach the distributor here and can't wait to try it with the mighty 596 

post #876 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Problem View Post

The mighty 596 + 6GL7 tubes are interesting combination with the HD800, however the 6FD7 sounds abit too forward for my liking (or maybe I need to burn in longer).

Still awaiting the LCD3 to reach the distributor here and can't wait to try it with the mighty 596 
+1 on 6GL7 for HD800s. 6EM or 6AE tubes are good too.
post #877 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

+1 on 6GL7 for HD800s. 6EM or 6AE tubes are good too.

+1

I liked 6gl7 with hd 800, i agree 6fd7 can be bright and forward with hd 800. But very nice with lcd-3, its got transparency and a brighter sound that work well with audeze and he-500 as well
post #878 of 1485

Hey guys, I've been reading the past few pages of this thread and I'm trying to figure out which driver tubes I should get. I noticed the WA6-SE & Grado PS1000 combination has come up a few times in various posts, but I haven't found a clear winner for which driver tubes pair the best with the PS1000s. My WA6-SE is now a few months ago and I'm still burning it in (I'd guess it has about 50 hours on it by now). I also have the Sophia Princess 274B rectifier tube, but I've only been using stock tubes so far. I'm wondering which driver tubes will pair best with my Grado PS1000 headphones (using either the stock or sophia rectifier). Thanks!

post #879 of 1485
I've been using GE 6dr7 snd RCA 6FD7 with the PS-1000. The 6FD7 are more dynamic and have more bass. I did find sylvania and GE 6FD7 to be too bright. Tubes I prefer with the HE-500s haven't matched up too well with the the Grados. This is all with the Sophia Princess which for me is less forgiving and more transparent than the Philips 5R4GYS I've also used.
post #880 of 1485

Now the amp has around 100-120 Hrs on it, and I must say that it still sounds underwhelmed with my HD650. It’s hard to describe, but I think it just sounds mediocre at best. I don’t know if the amp still needs more time to settle down (some said it needs at least 200-250Hrs to sound its best), but I really doubt that burning in will improve it that much. The tube combination is Sophia 274B + RCA 6EW7. I also tried Sophia + 6GL7 and it sounded even worse with HD650, as Dubstep Girl already pointed out.

 

This is especially true when comparing it with a china-made DV332 (with Svetlana 6S19P and LM Ericsson 403B) . This $3xx amp sounds BETTER with HD650 than the $1,xxx WA6Se. Apology if this sounds ranting but I really am disappointed with the amp right now. I really want to like it, but if it doesn’t improve after 250 Hrs mark, I’m gonna have to let it go.

 

BTW, this amp made me realize how amazing the Dark Voice is. Note that this is only with my HD650 (with SAA Equinox), as it’s the only can I have now.

post #881 of 1485
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Originally Posted by PrTv View Post

Now the amp has around 100-120 Hrs on it, and I must say that it still sounds underwhelmed with my HD650. It’s hard to describe, but I think it just sounds mediocre at best. I don’t know if the amp still needs more time to settle down (some said it needs at least 200-250Hrs to sound its best), but I really doubt that burning in will improve it that much. The tube combination is Sophia 274B + RCA 6EW7. I also tried Sophia + 6GL7 and it sounded even worse with HD650, as Dubstep Girl already pointed out.

 

This is especially true when comparing it with a china-made DV332 (with Svetlana 6S19P and LM Ericsson 403B) . This $3xx amp sounds BETTER with HD650 than the $1,xxx WA6Se. Apology if this sounds ranting but I really am disappointed with the amp right now. I really want to like it, but if it doesn’t improve after 250 Hrs mark, I’m gonna have to let it go.

 

BTW, this amp made me realize how amazing the Dark Voice is. Note that this is only with my HD650 (with SAA Equinox), as it’s the only can I have now.

 

Sorry to hear about that.  This hobby is all about personal taste, if it doesn't work for you, you should try something else.

 

Sophia + 6GL7/EA/EM sounded great thru my HD800 though.

post #882 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

 

Sorry to hear about that.  This hobby is all about personal taste, if it doesn't work for you, you should try something else.

 

Sophia + 6GL7/EA/EM sounded great thru my HD800 though.

 

+1

 

i used Raytheon 6EW7 on HD 650 with the sophia and really liked it, but it is all about preference. 

 

the mighty 596 with 6GL7 was just as good with HD 650 as it was with audeze LCD-2.

 

 

if it doesn't work though, it just won't work. there was a guy not too long ago who got a WA6-SE coming from a HE-5LE and Lyr, and found it to have problems. i sent him the tubes and he also sent me the HE-5LE to test out and i thought they sounded fantastic out of the WA6-SE, but he found the bass to not be tight enough or something like that, he then tried a burson soloist and had problems with it as well, so yeah, he ended up going back to the lyr. 

post #883 of 1485

really good combo for HE-500. EML 5U4G and Sylvania 6FD7. the bass is nice and full, the sound is rich and warm, and the HE-500 sound sweeter than ever.

 

more to come later, but i think this is probably the best i've heard the HE-500 so far on the WA6-SE. very clean sounding, and the bass is full and warm, theres almost no wooly or dry sound to the bass, its alot better.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 8/8/13 at 6:14pm
post #884 of 1485

Guys, where is the best place to get some matched pair drive tubes? I think eBay may be the best place to get the rectifier tubes (already ordered some), but a matched pair 6 [EW/DR/FD/EM]7 is hard to come by on eBay. Already tried emailing major tube sellers like TubeWorld, TubeDepot, etc, but they didn't seem to have any in stock (well TubeWorld has some Sylvania 6EW7 but not the other I want).

 

And where can I buy the USAF 596? The search on eBay only got me this result http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.Xusaf+596&_nkw=usaf+596&_sacat=0&_from=R40

 

As you can see, only one seller selling that tube on eBay and it's a pair (I only want 1 tube).

 

 

I know that this is not a B/S section, but if anyone has some spare and don't mind selling some to me, please send me a message.

 

BTW, with more hours on it, the amp now sounds better (fuller and more pleasant) I hope that it will get better and better to the point where I don't regret buying it. Well, the system now improves quite a bit, as I've just replaced my old DAC/ USB interconnect with Ayre QB9 DSD and Nordost Blue Heaven. I know that the dac needs 300-500Hrs to be fully broken in, but even day one, I already noticed improvement!

post #885 of 1485

You can buy power/drive tubes directly from Jack.

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