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Woo Audio WA5 Reviews

davehg

Stunning amp for headphones - also works great for speakers

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Pros: Dynamic, powerful, versatile, built like a tank, amazing parts quality

Cons: Large, heavy, likes expensive tubes to sound its best

This is my third Woo amp and by far my favorite. I owned a 6SE for two years, then sold it for a WA22 (which I still have). The 6Se had a nice warm sound, but the WA22 really took it up a notch, especially for balanced sources. The former owner of my WA22 raved about the WA5LE he had acquired, and I kept my eye open for a deal. I located this unit, which is a pre-2015 WA5.   There are very slight differences between pre-2015 WA5 versions and the current version offered by Woo. I verified with Woo that, except as indicated below, the WA5's circuit design, features, and construction has remained unchanged since the amp's introduction in 2008:   -...
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