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Old 02-18-2018, 04:17 PM
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Have you ever compared to the Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:30 PM
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Have you ever compared to the Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes
I have not. 2 chassis would not work for me since this is my "desktop" late night listening amp. WA6 just fits on the edge of my desk, they are not exactly small.
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Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Old 02-23-2018, 05:25 PM
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Iíve been using the WA6 for just over a year now. Excellent build quality and very good sound for the money. The unit can be significantly tweaked by rolling in NOS tubes.

Congrats on the purchase Serge. I think youíre going to like it.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:38 PM
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Iíve been using the WA6 for just over a year now. Excellent build quality and very good sound for the money. The unit can be significantly tweaked by rolling in NOS tubes.

Congrats on the purchase Serge. I think youíre going to like it.
Thanks! The Woo gets 2-3 hours of play time daily. Love it. Very musical. So far the Sophia Princess and the 13EM7 tubes are keeping me very happy.
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Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Old 02-23-2018, 05:42 PM
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Thanks! The Woo gets 2-3 hours of play time daily. Love it. Very musical. So far the Sophia Princess and the 13EM7 tubes are keeping me very happy.
Try the Brimar 5Z4GY rectifier tube. Mates beautifully with the WA6. Lovely midrange. I have one in mine. Itís not going anywhere.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:19 PM
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Try the Brimar 5Z4GY rectifier tube. Mates beautifully with the WA6. Lovely midrange. I have one in mine. Itís not going anywhere.
Will look into it for sure. Thanks!
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Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Old 02-24-2018, 02:24 AM
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Will look into it for sure. Thanks!
After posting about the Brimar, I got to thinking about it a bit more. Ordered another one just to be safe. Langrex in the UK is the place to go for it. They also have an eBay store. Just an FYI.

It would seem you have the Gen 2 WA6, so that doesn't use the same 6de7's valves that mine do.
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After posting about the Brimar, I got to thinking about it a bit more. Ordered another one just to be safe. Langrex in the UK is the place to go for it. They also have an eBay store. Just an FYI.

It would seem you have the Gen 2 WA6, so that doesn't use the same 6de7's valves that mine do.
No, my unit takes the 13DE7 tubes which I have upgraded to the 13ME7 tubes with the Woo tube adapters.

"The 13EM7 is the ultimate driver/power tube for the WA6. It has great extension and excellent clarity on all frequency range. You will hear each note with breathing air around it. The sound is smooth and well balanced."
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Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Old 03-07-2018, 03:21 PM
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The additional Brimar that I ordered along with the NOS RCA 6DE7ís arrived on Monday. Ran them in for a few hours on Tuesday and then gave them a listen last night. The RCAís are an improvement over the stock Sylvaniaís the WA6 came with. Although power output seems a tiny shade less (which is still quite enough) the overall presentation is more liquid and smooth. Seems to have a bit more air and sparkle. Itís a pretty inexpensive combo that delivers a nice return on investment.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:11 PM
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The additional Brimar that I ordered along with the NOS RCA 6DE7ís arrived on Monday. Ran them in for a few hours on Tuesday and then gave them a listen last night. The RCAís are an improvement over the stock Sylvaniaís the WA6 came with. Although power output seems a tiny shade less (which is still quite enough) the overall presentation is more liquid and smooth. Seems to have a bit more air and sparkle. Itís a pretty inexpensive combo that delivers a nice return on investment.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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