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post #1036 of 2271

For everyone that is thinking of getting the WA7, the EH upgrade tubes are on backorder. Mr. woo told me that it will be around April when they receive them.

post #1037 of 2271
Still have for sale WA7 with stock as well as EH tubes
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question is where is he getting them from?  Unless they are re-running a batch at the Sovtek factory in Russia they are out of production and out of stock everywhere I looked and I looked pretty hard.  The only difference between the EH and the still in production Sovteks is the pins are gold plated though.  This was told to me by the guy in the factory who actually makes them, believe it if you will.

post #1039 of 2271

Don't get me wrong it still sounds great , and I've only had it running for about 4 hours. But I would like to get ever once of audiophile goodness out of it! 

 

@groovyd I have no idea where he is getting them, Someone posted earlier in this thread that there is a good alternative. 

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nice setup Suprbly, sure you are going get some love out of the WA7 once you get the tubes burned in good.  Just order more Sovteks or better yet some NOS cryos.

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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

nice setup Suprbly, sure you are going get some love out of the WA7 once you get the tubes burned in good.  Just order more Sovteks or better yet some NOS cryos.

Whats the web site for the NOS cyros?

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Whats the web site for the NOS cyros?

http://tubeman.com/item452.htm

 

dont forget to asked for a matched pair.

 

i will say that after giving them a good amount of the time then going back to the EH, i think i prefer the EH. the clarity is hard to beat.

 

the cryo is good for a very smooth listen but the EH is more dynamic.

 

if anyone wants to buy my cryos off me shoot me an offer. they were around $85 shipped.

post #1044 of 2271

I consider to buy upgrade tube. But I already enjoy the silky smooth sound from WA7 with my Audio Technica woodies.

 

If I change to upgrade tube, will it still have smooth and lush sound? Or it will sound more detail and clarity like high end audiophile gear?

 

Please kindly give me some recommendation

 

Thanks

post #1045 of 2271

I have run my WA7 on the EH , Sovtek and Reflektor tubes currently running 1978 Reflektor

Although I have noticed some differences in the character of new tubes once the tubes have settled I can no longer detect a difference

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Any ideas on current delivery times? How long did it take people to get their wa7s recently?
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@smellyfungus Would you say the cryos are better than the stock tubes?

 

@Crashem I got mine in about 2 weeks.

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@smellyfungus Would you say the cryos are better than the stock tubes?

 

@Crashem I got mine in about 2 weeks.

 

I think it really depends on what you pair it with. If I were being simple about it EH>Cryos>>Stock but I only have one headphone to compare.

Cryos are in between the EH and stock in terms of clarity/detail vs smoothness. Bass is controlled best with the EH, stock is boomy for me, and cryos in between.

 

So yeah the sig of yours cans and the sound you're looking for would decide what's best.

The change between stock to cryo isn't as big as either to the EH though.

post #1049 of 2271

I got my WA7 today, with the EH tubes (I bought it used).  It's certainly a beautiful, well-constructed device.

 

I came into this a skeptic with respect to the tube vs. solid state issue, and I'm also a newbie when it comes to the high-end headphone hobby, so take this with a grain of salt...

 

I currently have both the WA7 and my Schiit Asgard 2 set up side by side, and I've been switching back and forth using my Sennheiser HD800s.  I don't think I can tell a definite difference between the two amps.  Maybe I can try to talk myself into thinking the WA7 is a tad less harsh with sibilant songs, but if it's really any different, it's subtle.  The WA7 certainly sounds great in absolute terms, but I'm just not sure it's *better.*

 

Obviously, I need to give this more time before drawing any real conclusions.

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Originally Posted by eelton View Post

I got my WA7 today, with the EH tubes (I bought it used).  It's certainly a beautiful, well-constructed device.



 



I came into this a skeptic with respect to the tube vs. solid state issue, and I'm also a newbie when it comes to the high-end headphone hobby, so take this with a grain of salt...



 



I currently have both the WA7 and my Schiit Asgard 2 set up side by side, and I've been switching back and forth using my Sennheiser HD800s.  I don't think I can tell a definite difference between the two amps.  Maybe I can try to talk myself into thinking the WA7 is a tad less harsh with sibilant songs, but if it's really any different, it's subtle.  The WA7 certainly sounds great in absolute terms, but I'm just not sure it's *better.*



 



Obviously, I need to give this more time before drawing any real conclusions.


 



Congrats! WA7 is a great amp.
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