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post #796 of 2271
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Originally Posted by Jodet View Post
 

Tube life? 

 

How many hours should we be looking at for the tubes in this puppy? 

 

The specs are claiming 5,000 hours lifespan. That means about 7 months non-stop use, or 3.5 years using it 4 hours a day. 

post #797 of 2271
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post

The specs are claiming 5,000 hours lifespan. That means about 7 months non-stop use, or 3.5 years using it 4 hours a day. 

Ok, so my curiosity begs the question then.....should I order a second pair of EH gold pins to replace my current pair in 4-5 years time? Or will they always be available? I love my current WA7 setup and I would like to ensure longevity in listening pleasure.

Note that this is my first-ever tube amp and I'm somewhat of a newbie here smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by EdmontonCanuck - 12/18/13 at 9:49am
post #798 of 2271
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Originally Posted by EdmontonCanuck View Post


Ok, so my curiosity begs the question than.....should I order a second pair of EH gold pins to replace my current pair in 4-5 years time? Or will they always be available? I love my current WA7 setup and I would like to ensure longevity in listening pleasure.

Note that this is my first-ever tube amp and I'm somewhat of a newbie here smily_headphones1.gif

must buy more NOWW!!!! :D heh

 

you can always unload/trade em out?

post #799 of 2271
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Originally Posted by EdmontonCanuck View Post


Ok, so my curiosity begs the question than.....should I order a second pair of EH gold pins to replace my current pair in 4-5 years time? Or will they always be available? I love my current WA7 setup and I would like to ensure longevity in listening pleasure.

Note that this is my first-ever tube amp and I'm somewhat of a newbie here smily_headphones1.gif

 

Considering that these tubes are no longer in production (someone correct me please if I'm wrong, I quietly hope that I am), the answer should be rather obvious. One thing seems certain: they're not getting any cheaper...

post #800 of 2271

do tubes go bad or expire unused?

post #801 of 2271
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

do tubes go bad or expire unused?

 

A lot of the tubes available on the market have been made in the '80s and are still fine, so I wouldn't worry about them expiring. Warranty may expire if you're lucky enough to get any with your purchase in the first place.

post #802 of 2271
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post
 

 

Considering that these tubes are no longer in production (someone correct me please if I'm wrong, I quietly hope that I am), the answer should be rather obvious. One thing seems certain: they're not getting any cheaper...

 

All right. Done. Second pair of EH tubes ordered. I'll keep them nice and safe in my ruggedized LCD-3 case for when I need them in several years time. I figure that in 10-15 years time my 65-70 year old ears won't hear much of anything anymore and if need be I'll just switch to the unused stock tubes that originally came with my WA7 LOL.

post #803 of 2271

Just got my 2nd WA7 with EH tubes. First was for use at work and I was so impressed I bought a second for home at a huge $300 discount which I cannot say about here ;)  Now I just need to remember to pick up a power cord.  Really wish it came with one and a USB cable for better out of the box experience.

post #804 of 2271

Interesting details about the EH tubes... and why they are so good and so hard to make and have quality issues (and expensive)...

 

http://www.jacmusic.com/ehx/

post #805 of 2271
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

Just got my 2nd WA7 with EH tubes. First was for use at work and I was so impressed I bought a second for home at a huge $300 discount which I cannot say about here ;)  Now I just need to remember to pick up a power cord.  Really wish it came with one and a USB cable for better out of the box experience.

 

 

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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

Interesting details about the EH tubes... and why they are so good and so hard to make and have quality issues (and expensive)...

 

http://www.jacmusic.com/ehx/

 

that was an interesting read. unsure if i want to have $100 sitting around as a backup pair of tubes though.

 

as for the $300 discount. that's something i really wanna read about.

post #806 of 2271

Has anyone tried th eWA7 using an iPhone 5 yet. Please let me know if it works properly  as I am trying to finish my comparison project and need to knowmif it will work with the iPhone 5. Thanks

post #807 of 2271
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Has anyone tried th eWA7 using an iPhone 5 yet. Please let me know if it works properly  as I am trying to finish my comparison project and need to knowmif it will work with the iPhone 5. Thanks

 

Hey Frank,

 

I can confirm that that WA7 works perfectly with the iPhone 5 via CCK.

post #808 of 2271

Ariesq thanks so much and its great to know that.

post #809 of 2271

hey guys does the WA7 (upgraded tubes) have less Treble sparkle compared to a solid state amp? i am using the UM mircale with it and the Treble isn't this fun , decided to get a silver cable and will see what will happen, will be here in 2-3 days.

post #810 of 2271

the treble on the Wa7 is not harsh and has proper shimmer.  i really not sure what you of you question but it smooth and extended and neve rharsh and sounds excellent

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