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May 30, 2022 at 9:32 PM Post #1,771 of 1,933

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May 30, 2022 at 9:34 PM Post #1,772 of 1,933

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This was the one I had. It has ecc32 on it but not ecc35. I rely on you and ColSaul Tigh for my knowledge. Lol. Both of you have been a tremendous help to me with the recommendations and teaching me what is what. Btw the ones I bought were ecc35 6sl7 gt. Does that make a difference?

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May 30, 2022 at 9:35 PM Post #1,773 of 1,933

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This was the one I had. It has ecc32 on it but not ecc35. I rely on you and ColSaul Tigh for my knowledge. Lol. Both of you have been a tremendous help to me with the recommendations and teaching me what is what. Btw the ones I bought were ecc35 6sl7 gt. Does that make a difference?

Hmm that chart did not include ecc35/6sl7 indeed but obviously there are owners here that have used it and love the ecc35 in wa22.

Just for the sake of clarity, ECC33, ECC35 and ECC32 are not the same tube type.

Perhaps Woo Audio can confirm whether ECC35 is endorsed by them to be used in WA22.

Quite a few custom amps that I have accept all 3.

ECC33 - 6SN7 equivalent
ECC35 - 6SL7 equivalent (6SL7 has a higher gain compared to 6SN7. 70 mu compared to 20 mu)
ECC32 is not exactly a drop for 6SN7 but is closer to it.

All 3 tube types are outrageously expensive now.

As for 5998 / 421a, other tube amp owners are also chasing them like blood diamonds.

WA22 owners are contending with La Figaro 339, Felik Audio Elise and Euforia, Bottlehead Crack for 5998.
 
May 30, 2022 at 9:36 PM Post #1,774 of 1,933

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Hmm that chart did not include ecc35/6sl7 indeed but obviously there are owners here that have used it and love the ecc35 in wa22.

Just for the sake of clarity, ECC33, ECC35 and ECC32 are not the same tube type.

Perhaps Woo Audio can confirm whether ECC35 is endorsed by them to be used in WA22.

Quite a few custom amps that I have accept all 3.

ECC33 - 6SN7 equivalent
ECC35 - 6SL7 equivalent (6SL7 has a higher gain compared to 6SN7. 70 mu compared to 20 mu)
ECC32 is not exactly a drop for 6SN7 but is closer to it.

All 3 tube types are outrageously expensive now.

As for 5998 / 421a, other tube amp owners are also chasing them like blood diamonds.

WA22 owners are contending with La Figaro 339, Felik Audio Elise and Euforia, Bottlehead Crack for 5998.
…and with WA2…
 
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the link I posted was from the current WA22 page. in any case, the ECC35 works with the wa22.
 
May 30, 2022 at 9:52 PM Post #1,777 of 1,933

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Hmm that chart did not include ecc35/6sl7 indeed but obviously there are owners here that have used it and love the ecc35 in wa22.

Just for the sake of clarity, ECC33, ECC35 and ECC32 are not the same tube type.

Perhaps Woo Audio can confirm whether ECC35 is endorsed by them to be used in WA22.

Quite a few custom amps that I have accept all 3.

ECC33 - 6SN7 equivalent
ECC35 - 6SL7 equivalent (6SL7 has a higher gain compared to 6SN7. 70 mu compared to 20 mu)
ECC32 is not exactly a drop for 6SN7 but is closer to it.

All 3 tube types are outrageously expensive now.

As for 5998 / 421a, other tube amp owners are also chasing them like blood diamonds.

WA22 owners are contending with La Figaro 339, Felik Audio Elise and Euforia, Bottlehead Crack for 5998.
I wonder why they would be on 1 chart and not the other? Weird. I agree I have seen tons of ppl mention the ecc35 6sl7gt on this thread. What is the GT at the end of it? Are there ecc35 6sl7 and ecc35 6sl7gt?
 
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I believe charts will get updated accordingly. why not keep things simple, and just refer to the chart on the current WA22 page? if I'm not wrong, the ECC35 was already on the list when I owned the WA22 about 2 years ago.
 
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You have hyped the kr5u4g up so much I'm going to have to get one to compare with my eml5u4g. I am enjoying the eml5u4g but it is the first tube I have ever bought and I have nothing to compare it with. I plan on changing that! Lol. I'm just ready to get my other tubes in to hear the difference. I think it's safe to say I have become a tube fanatic! To me solid state just can't compare but then again I wonder if my Soloist GT would be better if I had a good desktop dac because right now I'm using my ibasso dx300 as dac and source.
 
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I believe charts will get updated accordingly. why not keep things simple, and just refer to the chart on the current WA22 page? if I'm not wrong, the ECC35 was already on the list when I owned the WA22 about 2 years ago.
I got it off of the Woo Audio website about 2 months ago when I bought my wa22. From now on I will just go to the website to see if anything has changed.
 
May 30, 2022 at 11:07 PM Post #1,781 of 1,933

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I wonder why they would be on 1 chart and not the other? Weird. I agree I have seen tons of ppl mention the ecc35 6sl7gt on this thread. What is the GT at the end of it? Are there ecc35 6sl7 and ecc35 6sl7gt?

You had the old chart and Roasty had the updated chart, that’s what it is.

GT designation stands for G = glass ; T = short tube.

There’s no such thing as best tube combination. It depends on individual. Once you get into tubes, it’s a whole new love affair. Such as these gorgeous Sylvania 6sn7w metal base.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2248486...s-50b4rTC-&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
 
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You had the old chart and Roasty had the updated chart, that’s what it is.

GT designation stands for G = glass ; T = short tube.

There’s no such thing as best tube combination. It depends on individual. Once you get into tubes, it’s a whole new love affair. Such as these gorgeous Sylvania 6sn7w metal base.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2248486...s-50b4rTC-&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
I definitely agree there is no best but only different flavors with anything in this hobby. As for the gt aren't all tubes glass? I have fallen in love with my wa22 and the tube sound in general. I wish I would have gone straight to tubes honestly. Are there certain dad's that do better with tubes. Thay is my next step. I was thinking maybe the holo spring 3kte,chord tt2, or lampizator amber 4
 
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Not all tubes are glass. The 6C5 tubes and 6J5 tubes are metal. (These are single triodes: ‘half a 6SN7’). Some were offered as glass tubes: 6C5GT and 6J5GT.
 
May 31, 2022 at 12:46 AM Post #1,784 of 1,933

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Are there certain dad's that do better with tubes.

There’s no such thing unless you’re talking about a tube dac like Lampizator.

WA22 is a transformer coupled amp with about 1.5w per channel. That should drive most headphones. It’s a liquid wet tone which I find pairs particularly well most headphones.

I’ve been through lots of ss and tube amps and to my ears, the magic of a natural organic tone with lovely 3d holographic soundstage from tube amps is something ss amps cannot do.
 
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