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Woo Audio WA 6 SE Reviews

PETEREK

The WA6SE

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Pros: Can drive anything I threw at it with ease, it's looks, ease of use, tube rolling options

Cons: Heavy, 2 separate units rather than the typical 1.

First off, this is my first review of an audio product. I have talked with Mike from Woo Audio (Hifiguy 528 on Head-fi and Hifi Insider on YouTube) on numerous occasions and he offered me the opportunity to review the Woo Audio WA6SE. Of course, I jumped right on that.   Gear used with the WA6SE: Sources: PC running Foobar2000 and Spotify Premium Cambridge Audio DacMagic   Headphones: beyerdynamic DT990 32 ohm Fostex TH600 Fostex T50RP (a couple of my variants) Sennheiser HD700   Appearance Because this is the first thing you encounter when getting the amp. I saw pictures of the WA6SE online before receiving these and always thought the unit with the tubes on it was...
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Joe-Siow

A tube amp that changed my general perception on tube amps

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Pros: Clarity, transparency & soundstage

Cons: Price

I recently had the opportunity to listen to WA6SE on demo for 2 hours at the comfort of my home and this is my take on it. The DAC is DACport and the headphone used is LCD-2 Rev 2 if anyone is interested to know. The actual amp consists of 2 separate units; one is the actual tube amp while the second unit is a separate power supply to the amp. The 2 units would then be connected via a power supply umbilical cord. I have not actually listened to its predecessor, the WA6, before; as such I am not able to comment on the differences in sound signature or power. However, with a separate power supply added in this SE version, it should not be a far stretch to think that the sound produced...
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MarkJnK

Everything I need in an Amp

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Pros: Dynamic, powerful, and warm

Cons: Keeps me up at night.

After trying many amps, I had the opportunity to buy this one used at a great price.  One listen and I knew it was the amp for me. The sound just feels right, it is dynamic, warm and fast, and makes everything in my library sound just a little bit better.  Quality is off the charts, and looks are beautiful.  Paired with a Sophia princess Rectifier, the glow alone is hypnotic, add the music and you can listen all night (I sometimes do). ** Edit**  8 months later and I'm still blown away by this amp.  The honeymoon never ended.  I went through several amps and a dozen cans before settling on the WA6SE, DT990/600, and Grado GS1000.  My musical needs...
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Stereocilia

Exceptional Handcrafted Audio Components

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Pros: Sound Quality, Build Quality, Value for Money

Cons: None

  I got the 10% percent discount and free shipping November promotion. The Woo Audio WA6-SE needs no introduction, Woo Audio has the products and the path to the summit of head-fi on lock. This amp looks great and it kicks butt, like a Shaolin master from Wudang mountain. I'm throwing my Schiit in the garbage can, just kidding, I'm keeping my Vallhala 2. Too early to critically compare the two amps, the WA6-SE needs more time to bloom. I am very familiar with the sound of the Schiit Valhalla 2 with stock tubes. Straight out of the box and head to head with a well used Valhalla 2, the WA6-SE is a significant step up in overall sound quality. The rectifier in the picture above is...
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Gradofan2

One Of The Best!

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Pros: Superb in all respects

Cons: None

With the upgrades, especially the Blackgate caps (now a collectors item), and the Sophia Princess rectifier, and Tung Sol 6FD7 or Raytheon 6EW7 tubes, the WA6 SEm is one of the best SE amps there is with all types of dynamic phones.  Get one - you'll love it.
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