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Very impressive collection. Tubes are a lot of fun and can be a smart investment.
Mullards are really starting to sound incredible now after 40 hours of burn-in. Much tighter and deeper bass, smoother mids. Am hearing entire instruments in tracks I have listened to thousands of times and never noticed deep in the background. Very clear, very well defined.
Very similar experience here with the Mullards. I know it sounds cliche, but hearing new things in familiar tracks also. My T1 sounds better than ever with this setup!
Thanks for starting this thread some 6 months ago. Considering adding the WA7tp to my WA7 and this thread is very helpful.
Just added EH tubes to stock WA7. Hate burning in time without listening. LOL
Edit: don't get me wrong, I was replying because I'm glad you indicated your suggested time for burn-in.
I tried the mullard and fell inlove with it.
better imaging, some sounds that fell behind the music popped out , better instruments ohhh those strings gave me chills. i never imagined that a tube for the psu would have a drastic effect on the sound.
I'm a noob but after listening to these tubes, I may now know what soul in the music means.
Although i costed me a hefty 400usd (due to customs corruption)
Mullard cv4003 match pair. cryo treated.
i have a question what does the 29000/29000 mean? cant seem to find any info on that.
is it good? i just picked the highest possible price for this on the upscale audio site.
It is a measurement from their test rig which in itself does not mean much more than the tubes work and the sections match
Yeah...that's a good move. I found them terribly bright until they settled down. I need to go back to the stock tubes to see how I feel about them. Have to say I was happy with the stock tubes and at first thought I'd made a bad call when I listened to the EH gold tips too early. They're fine by me now.
Just reviving this thread a little as I'm keen to hear impressions of anyone who has used the WA7/tp and the WA6-SE and what their overall preference was?
I'm trying to decide between these two for the LCD2-2Fs and would really value any opinions.
That's an impressive stockpile! May I ask what are the 'hybrids' you mentioned?
Sovteks but cryo bought from different distributor
Quick question guys!
Is your WA7TP top plate (that has the 2 tube cutout) loose? When I put on the glass and align it, the top plate would have quite a bit of play / movement. The WA7 top plate is solid without any movement. Not a big deal as I won't touch it after I put on the glass, but just wondering if it wasn't installed properly or if it's the nature of the TP version.
The piece on my WA7 has a small bit of movement, but it is locked in nicely...not coming out. It is a non-issue.
So yours is the WA7 that has small movement but the TP top plate is fine? If so, then I guess it's just variance then.
Has anyone also had a white spark on one of the tubes for the TP unit? When I first powered it up, it was fine. Then the second time, one of the tube sparked some white light for a split second but everything seems fine. Could it be because I'm using a crappy power cable?