Feedback received from Thomas L. via email on WE274B replica:
I just received my order of the WE274B last night. I have to say I’m not sure what to expect, but hoping that the sound of my system doesn’t take a bad turn. The rectifier tubes that I had been using are Ken-Rad 5U4G and Amperex GZ34. The 5U4G has a thicker sound where as the GZ34 seems to a little harder sound, better bass but less musical.
After plugging in the WE274B, without any music playing, my system seems very quiet. It almost seems my system was not turned on. When the music starts playing, music just emerged from the sound stage. The Impression that I keep getting while listen to my system with this tube in my DAC was much better resolution, smooth, and punchier bass. (Notice I said resolution, not detail.) Soundstage is more spacious and deeper. Definitely less listening fatigue than when I had the GZ34 or the 5U4G in the DAC. I have to say this tube is well worth every penny.”