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I am interesting in WA22. I am owning ED8. Should I go for WA22 if I have balance source or WA6SE is adequate.

post #92 of 213

the WA6-SE should be more than enough for the Ed. 8.

 

i think SS would be better than tubes for it though


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 1/11/13 at 4:45am
post #93 of 213

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post #94 of 213
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I am interesting in WA22. I am owning ED8. Should I go for WA22 if I have balance source or WA6SE is adequate.

Ed 8. and tubes are not a great mix IMO. They are too sensitive for tube amps and you can really hear a bass floor (even with the quietest tubes or tube amp).

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I am interesting in WA22. I am owning ED8. Should I go for WA22 if I have balance source or WA6SE is adequate.

 

Both amps are silent with normal headphones. 

 

I tried with the sensitive Blox M2C earbuds just now - and the WA22 is making a hum - while the WA2 is still DEAD SILENT. Impressive, the WA2. I also have enjoyed the WA2 with Yuin PK1 quite a lot - though it looks absurd :P

 

Power-wise - you do not need the power of WA6SE or WA22 for the Ed8. High power stuff usually is a bit noisy, so...


Edited by ardilla - 1/12/13 at 3:47am
post #96 of 213
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Both amps are silent with normal headphones. 

 

I tried with the sensitive Blox M2C earbuds just now - and the WA22 is making a hum - while the WA2 is still DEAD SILENT. Impressive, the WA2. I also have enjoyed the WA2 with Yuin PK1 quite a lot - though it looks absurd :P

 

Power-wise - you do not need the power of WA6SE or WA22 for the Ed8. High power stuff usually is a bit noisy, so...

 

Not sure I can agree with this.  WA22 with JH13 is dead silence for me.  What tube combo you are using?

post #97 of 213
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EML, 5998, VT231
post #98 of 213

try swap out 5998 with 6080 or 6as7g.

post #99 of 213
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The 5998 doesn't make any noise in the WA2 - so I doubt it will help. And it is a trafo-ish hum. 

 

What kind of AC are on? I'm on 230V/50Hz

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try swap out 5998 with 6080 or 6as7g.

post #100 of 213
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The 5998 doesn't make any noise in the WA2 - so I doubt it will help. And it is a trafo-ish hum. 

 

What kind of AC are on? I'm on 230V/50Hz

 

5998 is a higher gain, it may pickup some noise.  I'm 110/60 filtered by PS powerplant.

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Haha - well, I would believe that is the reason, then... 

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5998 is a higher gain, it may pickup some noise.  I'm 110/60 filtered by PS powerplant.

post #102 of 213
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Haha - well, I would believe that is the reason, then... 


I still heard a very faint of hum when I use the 7236 tubes...

post #103 of 213
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My hum isn't faint, though, but sure - tubes differ. Might not be the tube type - just the specific tube also. 

 

Try plugging your WA22 directly into the wall for comparison?

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I still heard a very faint of hum when I use the 7236 tubes...

post #104 of 213

my WA2 is completely silent with any tubes i use, even rca 6as7 which are supposed to be noisy. 

post #105 of 213
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My hum isn't faint, though, but sure - tubes differ. Might not be the tube type - just the specific tube also. 

Try plugging your WA22 directly into the wall for comparison?

I would lovd to but too much work, I'm lazy...
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