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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.
I didn't know if an r2r or delta sigma dac paired better. I haven't heard much talk about dacs on this thread
 
May 31, 2022 at 3:38 AM Post #1,787 of 1,930

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I didn't know if an r2r or delta sigma dac paired better. I haven't heard much talk about dacs on this thread

Ah I see. I bought Yggdrasil 5 years ago and that was end of story for me on dac.

Naturally I prefer r2r. I do have a spare dac in NAD M51.
 
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The 1963 we421a came in a day early! Now I'm waiting on my mullard ecc35 6sl7 brown base which should be in Saturday! Rectifier eml5u4g, power 1963 we421a, and driver mullard ecc35 6sl7! Can't wait for Saturday to hear my WA22 with all upgraded tubes!
 

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Just went and picked up my Mullard ecc35 6sl7 from the post office. I was impatiently waiting because they were supposed to be here Saturday. Now I have all the stock tubes replaced. I'm letting them warm up and then gonna have a listen even though I just worked all night! I'm to excited to sleep! Eml5u4g, we421a, Mullard ecc35 6sl7!
 

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Jun 6, 2022 at 1:33 PM Post #1,794 of 1,930

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Just went and picked up my Mullard ecc35 6sl7 from the post office. I was impatiently waiting because they were supposed to be here Saturday. Now I have all the stock tubes replaced. I'm letting them warm up and then gonna have a listen even though I just worked all night! I'm to excited to sleep! Eml5u4g, we421a, Mullard ecc35 6sl7!

I'm excited for you. Good tubes are worth forgoing sleep. I remember when I cut the ribbon on the GEC 6AS7G and GEC KT88 for the first time.
 
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I'm excited for you. Good tubes are worth forgoing sleep. I remember when I cut the ribbon on the GEC 6AS7G and GEC KT88 for the first time.
I can't believe the sound I am getting from this tube combination. I just got some new pads for my Verite Closed also. It's gonna be a fun night! Lol
 
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Yay! Brent Jessee had only one pair in his stash.

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I'm glad you found a pair! If you dont mind me asking whay did you pay? After hearing these it was well worth it! To me the we421a made the most difference out if all the tubes.
 
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I can't believe the sound I am getting from this tube combination. I just got some new pads for my Verite Closed also. It's gonna be a fun night! Lol

heh... what did I tell u man.. enjoy the combo!
 
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heh... what did I tell u man.. enjoy the combo!
Dude you weren't kidding when you suggested this combo! I mean good lord I dont think I've ever heard such a big improvement in sound. Don't get me wrong, I loved the wa22 from the get go but this is on another level. Those mullard ecc35 are a powerhouse and the we421a shaped the combo into something so sweet and smooth it's just unreal! It's hard for me to put my finger on what tube changed what because as you know it was my first time rolling tubes and I changed them all within a week. All I know Is I really really love the sound. I didn't really love my lcd x that much on the wa22 with stock tubes but with this combo they are freaking great! Of course the Verite Closed sounds phenomenal with these tubes. You definitely hit the nail on the head with this tube combo. I am anxious to try another rectifier with a different sound signature. The eml 5u4g is clean and crisp and I would like to try something different from that to see what It would sound like. Maybe the Tak274b like you said earlier!🤪
 

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Dude you weren't kidding when you suggested this combo! I mean good lord I dont think I've ever heard such a big improvement in sound. Don't get me wrong, I loved the wa22 from the get go but this is on another level. Those mullard ecc35 are a powerhouse and the we421a shaped the combo into something so sweet and smooth it's just unreal! It's hard for me to put my finger on what tube changed what because as you know it was my first time rolling tubes and I changed them all within a week. All I know Is I really really love the sound. I didn't really love my lcd x that much on the wa22 with stock tubes but with this combo they are freaking great! Of course the Verite Closed sounds phenomenal with these tubes. You definitely hit the nail on the head with this tube combo. I am anxious to try another rectifier with a different sound signature. The eml 5u4g is clean and crisp and I would like to try something different from that to see what It would sound like. Maybe the Tak274b like you said earlier!🤪
Takatsuki 274B is even more clean and pure than the EML 5U4G. If you want some grunt, find a USAF "Mighty" 596 + adapter (Woo Audio stocks them, I think). Rich, thick, "syrupy" sounding. Great for jazz, classic rock/hard rock, blues, etc. Not something you use for EDM/Techno.
 

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