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post #811 of 2271
"There are no more stocks of the 6C45Pi EH Gold Pin available. There should
not be a difference in the sound signature. The Sovtek 6C45Pi has the same
specifications as the gold pin version. The EH Gold Pin version are actually
Sovtek 6C45Pi that had the pins gold plated."

 

 

That is the email I got from the maker of EH and Sovtek tubes in Russia.  Take it for what it is worth but if anyone knows the difference should be him.  Apparently the two tubes are identical except the pins are plated expecting no difference in sound signature.  Placebo effect?  Anyway I ordered 6 backup pairs of the EH from Woo just incase as I have scoured every resource I could find to hoard the EH tubes for my own future listening pleasure. Having that tube failure opened my eyes to what might happen if I don't hoard them. Seems Woo is the only one who has them left in the world perhaps.  Was this by accident? ;)

post #812 of 2271
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 
"There are no more stocks of the 6C45Pi EH Gold Pin available. There should
not be a difference in the sound signature. The Sovtek 6C45Pi has the same
specifications as the gold pin version. The EH Gold Pin version are actually
Sovtek 6C45Pi that had the pins gold plated."

 

 

That is the email I got from the maker of EH and Sovtek tubes in Russia.  Take it for what it is worth but if anyone knows the difference should be him.  Apparently the two tubes are identical except the pins are plated expecting no difference in sound signature.  Placebo effect?  Anyway I ordered 6 backup pairs of the EH from Woo just incase as I have scoured every resource I could find to hoard the EH tubes for my own future listening pleasure. Having that tube failure opened my eyes to what might happen if I don't hoard them. Seems Woo is the only one who has them left in the world perhaps.  Was this by accident? ;)


It would be interesting to send that email to Jack at Woo Audio and ask him for his comments. If you do, please post his response here ;)

 

How would one go about testing this, anyway? Is there some piece of equipment that can test the stock vs. gold pin tubes and see a measured difference?


Edited by EdmontonCanuck - 12/19/13 at 4:06pm
post #813 of 2271

Well fellow WA7'ers. I am of the club no more.  My HD800 were just asking for more.

Anyway, sold my WA7 today and delivered it to the buyer's home and set it up.  Had a chance to listen to it with the AT-1000's and the HE500 and both sounded fabulous!  If I had a lesser headphone, it probably would have been a keeper. I will probably join the Woo club again sometime in 2014 (WA2 or WA22) 

You haven't lost a happy WA7'er, just transferred to someone else :)

Happy Listening! M

post #814 of 2271

i am sure you wish that the HD800 were more derivable like most of the Tier 1 headphones :P  GL with finding the right amp for the HD800 , this always been a hard task.

post #815 of 2271
HD sound great with Crack and S.E.X. and right now I'm not planning to upgrade from S.E.X.
post #816 of 2271
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

Well fellow WA7'ers. I am of the club no more.  My HD800 were just asking for more.

Anyway, sold my WA7 today and delivered it to the buyer's home and set it up.  Had a chance to listen to it with the AT-1000's and the HE500 and both sounded fabulous!  If I had a lesser headphone, it probably would have been a keeper. I will probably join the Woo club again sometime in 2014 (WA2 or WA22) 

You haven't lost a happy WA7'er, just transferred to someone else :)

Happy Listening! M

May I know what amp are you pairing with the HD800 now?

I just got the Pan Am, and with my HD800, it sounded smoother without the treble peak and pronounced simbliance with the WA7, though there is some lost in soundstage and airiness, I find that I can listen longer... 


Edited by hydesg - 12/21/13 at 4:14pm
post #817 of 2271

I got something very different for HeadFi.. the Naim DAC-V1. It's in Jude's Holiday Gift Guide in the desktop DAC and Amplifiers section. 

It has a decent HP amplifier in it though the DAC is killer.  It's silky smooth, lots of body, vocals to die for, superb tight low bass that's in balance with the rest of the spectrum, detail galore and a great soundstage.  My regular listening level is in the 50-60 range (out of 100) and it certainly rocks in the 70's. It's an end-game DAC for me.  So far, I find absolutely nothing lacking.. it's a very compelling listen and really hard to walk away from. I'll give it a while before I decide even if I need a dedicated amplifier.

 

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Originally Posted by hydesg View Post
 

May I know what amp are you pairing with the HD800 now?

 

post #818 of 2271
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 


The NAIM from what I hear is a nice DAC but it doesn't do native DSD so it was a non-starter for me (I have over 1000 SACD albums ripped to native DSD format).

 

The Exasound e20 MkIII was a perfect fit for me.


Edited by EdmontonCanuck - 12/22/13 at 9:16am
post #819 of 2271

too bad that we can only use WA7 8 hours max  a day :< i might buy a pico slim to enjoy my UM Miracle later, 60 hour long, nice treble but sadly the mids are behind the bass/treble, in case the mids on it are better than the uha6mkii then i am lucky :3 

M-Stage sucks with volume controlling even on 0db...

post #820 of 2271

Hey guys, if you want to use ASIO output from Foobar, you only need the ASIO plugin for Foobar right? Since the WA7 DAC actually supports ASIO, there is no need to download the ASIO4ALL driver and use that with Foobar, correct?

post #821 of 2271
Quote:
Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

Well fellow WA7'ers. I am of the club no more.  My HD800 were just asking for more.

Anyway, sold my WA7 today and delivered it to the buyer's home and set it up.  Had a chance to listen to it with the AT-1000's and the HE500 and both sounded fabulous!  If I had a lesser headphone, it probably would have been a keeper. I will probably join the Woo club again sometime in 2014 (WA2 or WA22) 

You haven't lost a happy WA7'er, just transferred to someone else :)

Happy Listening! M

 

I'm looking to upgrade as well.. looking at the WA22 too!

post #822 of 2271
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

Hey guys, if you want to use ASIO output from Foobar, you only need the ASIO plugin for Foobar right? Since the WA7 DAC actually supports ASIO, there is no need to download the ASIO4ALL driver and use that with Foobar, correct?


Yes it's correct

post #823 of 2271

i feel like the EH golden tubes have a smaller soundstage than the stock tubes, why? using it with UM Miracle which got a nice stage that usually being compared to the HD800's soundstage.

post #824 of 2271

Ordered a iFi iUSB power supply today. Will see if I notice a difference using it with the WA7's USB DAC.

post #825 of 2271

i ordered a Gemini Cable for the iUSB :3 i wana see a further changes again xD, human is sure greedy ha? :P

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