Woo Audio WA6 + WA6SE: Tubes, Comments, Pictures, and Advice
Jun 18, 2014 at 3:58 AM Post #1,441 of 4,217

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I preferred RS1i on WA6-SE over PS1000 on WA6-SE as well.
 
of course now with the new e grados, maybe i'll give them both another go. someday...
 
many people do however swear by the WA6-SE / PS1000 combo
 
Jun 18, 2014 at 9:39 AM Post #1,442 of 4,217

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  I preferred RS1i on WA6-SE over PS1000 on WA6-SE as well.
 
of course now with the new e grados, maybe i'll give them both another go. someday...
 
many people do however swear by the WA6-SE / PS1000 combo

My RS's never gave me any sharp highs, at all, I tried every tube combo that I could, and the vocals are thin with no body and the highs at less than normal volumes seem to be making my eyes close at certain passages in the music with the 6-SE. I can't understand this at all! I do like the 6-SE with the PS though after finding the right tube combo (thanks)…but I like the sound of my RS's better, but not with the 6-SE.
 
Jun 18, 2014 at 2:36 PM Post #1,443 of 4,217

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I ordered a WA6/6SN7 adapters from Woo this afternoon and purchased some NOS 1962 6SN7WGTA JAN tubes from eBay today.
I'm waiting for Jack to reply to my message asking him if he will accept 15% re-stocking fee instead of the normal 10% being I am past the return date on my 6-SE.
Even though he hasn't replied yet, if anyone is interested in my 1 month old SILVER 6-SE -15% of the retail price PM me!
Thanks 
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Jun 27, 2014 at 10:27 AM Post #1,444 of 4,217

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Day ten with the Mighty 596 rectifier and Sophia Electric 6SN7 power/driver tube combo in my Woo WA6. The sound is very three dimensional and spacious. The bass is tight, extended, and well balanced. Great instrument separation and the highs aren't piercing at all. Now I just turn my amp on and start listening to music without thinking about the gear at all. Thanks to joseph69 for telling me about this awesome tube combo.
 
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Jun 27, 2014 at 2:42 PM Post #1,446 of 4,217

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Day ten with the Mighty 596 rectifier and Sophia Electric 6SN7 power/driver tube combo in my Woo WA6. The sound is very three dimensional and spacious. The bass is tight, extended, and well balanced. Great instrument separation and the highs aren't piercing at all. Now I just turn my amp on and start listening to music without thinking about the gear at all. Thanks to joseph69 for telling me about this awesome tube combo.

Hmm, tempted to try them tho' I love my 6FD7's a lot.
 
Jun 28, 2014 at 9:35 PM Post #1,448 of 4,217

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Is there any love out there for the 7N7 driver tube in the WA6? I swapped out my GE 6EM7s for Tung-Sol 7N7s and am very happy with the combination with my EML 274B mesh plate. Only about 20 hours burn in for this tube combination and it is already sounding much better to my ears than the 6EM7/SP 274B setup I was using.
 
Anyone else having any success with the 7N7?
 
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Have swaped the drivers back to the 6EM7s - the 7N7s were sounding a little harsh to my ears.
 
The 6EM7s combined with the EML 274B mesh plate is producing excellent results. Very smooth and enjoyable music. Paint me happy with this combination.
 
Very noticeable improvement in using the 6EM7s with the EML mesh plate vs the Sophia. Has anyone else found a scenario where the EML tube clearly outclasses the Sophia (or vice versa)?
 
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  Have swaped the drivers back to the 6EM7s - the 7N7s were sounding a little harsh to my ears.
 
The 6EM7s combined with the EML 274B mesh plate is producing excellent results. Very smooth and enjoyable music. Paint me happy with this combination.
 
Very noticeable improvement in using the 6EM7s with the EML mesh plate vs the Sophia. Has anyone else found a scenario where the EML tube clearly outclasses the Sophia (or vice versa)?

 
 
this makes sense, i'm assuming the sound is very warm and full with 6EM7 and EMLs? 
 
Sophia with 6EM7 should be very muddy if i recall correctly.
 
 
 
I think the EML is slightly better than Sophia overall, but the Sophia tends to have a better bass response though missing the tightness of the EML. EML is more 3D but Sophia has bigger soundstage. I like the sophia and i am ok with the EML, Good choices for WA6-SE rectifiers but I wouldn't recommend them for other amps per se.
 
Jul 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM Post #1,453 of 4,217

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Another question for you folks. I like the WA6 with Sophia Princess and 6FD7 for my (low impedance) Denon D5000. But I'm finding it just a little bright with the (high impedance) Beyer T1. Any recommendations for tubes I should try in order to tame the HF a little bit with the T1, without losing the fantastic soundstage width + depth?
 
TIA.
 
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Another question for you folks. I like the WA6 with Sophia Princess and 6FD7 for my (low impedance) Denon D5000. But I'm finding it just a little bright with the (high impedance) Beyer T1. Any recommendations for tubes I should try in order to tame the HF a little bit with the T1, without losing the fantastic soundstage width + depth?

TIA.


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