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For those wondering if 6SN7 to 6CG7 adapters work well in the WA3, they do! 6SN7GT mouse ears are quiet, detailed, and throw an outstanding soundstage with the 5998/421A type tube.

Adapters off eBay from here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221065459067?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648
Beware...the pins are a tad long, so don't push them in hard or bottom them out.
I tried to get adapters from Woo but the demand was too low for them to do a 1 off adapter with this pinout. If enough demand pops up and they do a run of these, I'd be in for a pair. smily_headphones1.gif

...Update on the sound: Simply outstanding! The mouse ear 6SN7GT sounds effortless driving the 421A. The soundstage is super deep and the mids and highs very detailed. The sub bass is not as pronounced as with the A frames, but the feeling of space feels somehow more realistic.
...trade is that you end up with less drive into the power tube, but I don't play anything that loud that I notice.
Edited by GrindingThud - 10/14/13 at 2:53pm
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So, I finally squeezed in the stealth diodes.....been raining for a week and needed to break out the soldering iron. smily_headphones1.gif
Not exactly the install I was imagining, but they did fit in the existing holes without much trouble. I did have to bend them down some to keep the backs from shorting. frown.gif
They do sound good though. smily_headphones1.gif
....really good. If I had to describe the change, it would be improved 'coherency', or stronger imaging that hides the presence of the headphones.
Fairchild ISL9R860P2 Stealth™


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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

.....forgot to mention I bought a quad of stealth diodes to replace the bridge. Plan was to put them on a daughter board and mount to the PS board, but the new caps were rather largish and ate my planned space. Diodes are on hold until I can figure out a clean install.

Edited by GrindingThud - 10/14/13 at 6:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

For those wondering if 6SN7 to 6CG7 adapters work well in the WA3, they do! 6SN7GT mouse ears are quiet, detailed, and throw an outstanding soundstage with the 5998/421A type tube.

Adapters off eBay from here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221065459067?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648
Beware...the pins are a tad long, so don't push them in hard or bottom them out.
I tried to get adapters from Woo but the demand was too low for them to do a 1 off adapter with this pinout. If enough demand pops up and they do a run of these, I'd be in for a pair. smily_headphones1.gif

...Update on the sound: Simply outstanding! The mouse ear 6SN7GT sounds effortless driving the 421A. The soundstage is super deep and the mids and highs very detailed. The sub bass is not as pronounced as with the A frames, but the feeling of space feels somehow more realistic.
...trade is that you end up with less drive into the power tube, but I don't play anything that loud that I notice.

Having received a court order to exhume this thread.......

 

I just wanted to say I actually squealed when I saw this,

as I have been eyeing these adapters....Great tip on the pin length, forewarned is forearmed!

 

Thank You (and all You guys) for all of this great info!
I have some RCA 5691 tubes I will have to dig up.

 

Now if I slap a 6sn7 to 12AU7 adapter into that adapter, Could I run My GB 5751s ?..........:normal_smile :

 

I will post a shot of My Gen 1 WA3 when it arrives, thanx alot folx 

Now look what You've done.:smile: 


Edited by Bothand Nether - 11/3/14 at 3:55pm
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Couldn't find them in My RCA Box, They were rebranded GE 5691s. :rolleyes:
Below is a the 5691 envelope next to a GE 6SN7.

The RCA 5691 tubes were over -engineered for Avionics & have a 10k lifespan & are very quiet in My old Fender Champion.

I may Have another Pair in My Tung-Sol Box, I will keep digging while I wait for My WA3

I have a matched Quad of the GE 6SN7 tubes, & at least 1 matched set of 5691s.

 

There are several incarnations, the supposedly "best" ones were old-style logo RCA JAN-CRC 5691

with Red Lettering & deep black plates, as I recall.

 

FWIW,The 5692 is the 6SL7 version, & is to the 6SN7 like a 12AX7 to a 12AU7. 


Edited by Bothand Nether - 11/3/14 at 4:16pm
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