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post #31 of 174
pabbi1 - Have you received your McAlister EA-6 amp yet? If yes, then how does it sound?


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AFAIK, I am the only one that has (had) one.

When last we spoke, Peter was making some changes to the amp based on what I was hearing, both for gain, and quality. I simply have to defer comment about overall sound quality until hearing the amp perform as Peter and I both expect.

However, to expect a $1700 retail amp to sound (even slightly) better than an amp that was > $1700 in parts alone (my Blue Hawaii) is very difficult proposition to fulfill.

As soon as I have the EA-6 in hand, burned in, and with sufficient evaluation time, I will post impressions regarding it, compared to a variety of other well known electrostatic amps, and a range of phones, including the HE60, OII, and OI, with other seasoned Head-fi alums opinions as well.

Finally, I am also most likely selling one of the amps, as I need only one, and the BH is already serving me very well.
post #32 of 174
Any updates on the Woo GES? Thanks..


Also, what is the EA-6? I only see the EA-1 and EA-4 listed on the website.
post #33 of 174
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Any updates on the Woo GES? Thanks..


Also, what is the EA-6? I only see the EA-1 and EA-4 listed on the website.
I have the EA-4, and use it daily. It's a good amp for my HE90, but not as good as an HEV90. Peter McAlister has now developed a totally new electrostat amp., that should perform substantially better that the EA-1/4 amps, and also costs substantially more. Only Pabbit1 has one so far, and I look forward to his comments regarding its performance. As for the Woo electrostat amp., I have one on order, and was told by Mr. Wu a couple of weeks ago, that it'll be completed in about five weeks. The thing that I'm really looking forward to is to compare the Woo amp's performance to that of my McAlister EA-4. Since I previously carefully compared the performance of an HEV90 to that of the EA-4, and since I remember the degree of improvement obtained with the HEV90, I'll be listening for this improvement when switching from the EA-4 to the Woo amp. I'll assume (for now) that the Woo amp. performs nearly as well as the HEV90, if substantial improvement is apparent between the EA-4 and the Woo amp.
post #34 of 174
It does look killer in black !! Still haven't got this amp out of my head yet.
http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wastax.html
post #35 of 174
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I have the EA-4, and use it daily. It's a good amp for my HE90, but not as good as an HEV90. Peter McAlister has now developed a totally new electrostat amp., that should perform substantially better that the EA-1/4 amps, and also costs substantially more. Only Pabbit1 has one so far, and I look forward to his comments regarding its performance. As for the Woo electrostat amp., I have one on order, and was told by Mr. Wu a couple of weeks ago, that it'll be completed in about five weeks. The thing that I'm really looking forward to is to compare the Woo amp's performance to that of my McAlister EA-4. Since I previously carefully compared the performance of an HEV90 to that of the EA-4, and since I remember the degree of improvement obtained with the HEV90, I'll be listening for this improvement when switching from the EA-4 to the Woo amp. I'll assume (for now) that the Woo amp. performs nearly as well as the HEV90, if substantial improvement is apparent between the EA-4 and the Woo amp.
Cool, thanks a lot and please keep us updated. I'm thinking about going electrostatic and these are the amps I'm most interested in (tubes and fairly priced).
post #36 of 174
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Also, what is the EA-6? I only see the EA-1 and EA-4 listed on the website.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showpo...9&postcount=88
post #37 of 174
Thread Starter 
I am glad to see movement on this Amp. If (a big IF) I get my finances in order soon (need to stay away from the Single Malt Scotch sales for a while), I will be looking to move on a black one to push my O2's. I will be very much looking forward to any reviews.

Cheers.
post #38 of 174
Bump. I'm getting one in the same configuration as mikeg, in black. So HE90 plug for the HE90, and Stax plug for the SR-Omega 1.

Should be interesting, none-the-less! Expected lead time is 6 weeks.
post #39 of 174
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Bump. I'm getting one in the same configuration as mikeg, in black. So HE90 plug for the HE90, and Stax plug for the SR-Omega 1.

Should be interesting, none-the-less! Expected lead time is 6 weeks.
Haha, knew it. But what are you going to do for these six weeks? Let us know what you think of it when it comes.

Cheers,
Venio
post #40 of 174
Thread Starter 
Arg, I knew starting this thread would drive me crazy......

my STAX 006t is just leaving my O2's just a little bit short. And I wanted to pull the trigger on the Woo a while ago. But I held off a bit until I can stablize my cash.

But with people ordering and not getting any impressions until the future, makes me want to pull the trigger.

resist the temptation young one... resist......
post #41 of 174
There will be a mini meet around May 5th at my place with HE90, Omega II, Omega 1, and Stax 007t / Woo GES (among other things), so you may wish to wait until then for impressions.

A few minutes ago I put the deposit down on my Woo GES, so it's set in stone now.
post #42 of 174
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by akwok View Post
There will be a mini meet around May 5th at my place with HE90, Omega II, Omega 1, and Stax 007t / Woo GES (among other things), so you may wish to wait until then for impressions.

A few minutes ago I put the deposit down on my Woo GES, so it's set in stone now.
Nice.......
post #43 of 174
Per my request, Jack Wu is taking my GES amp. to the National Meet in San Jose, before he sends it to me. I therefore expect some attendees to listen to it with HE90 and Stax phones, and to read their comments shortly.

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Arg, I knew starting this thread would drive me crazy......

my STAX 006t is just leaving my O2's just a little bit short. And I wanted to pull the trigger on the Woo a while ago. But I held off a bit until I can stablize my cash.

But with people ordering and not getting any impressions until the future, makes me want to pull the trigger.

resist the temptation young one... resist......
post #44 of 174
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Originally Posted by derekbmn View Post
It does look killer in black !! Still haven't got this amp out of my head yet.
http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wastax.html
to each their own. i prefer the look of it in silver. now that's a nice looking piece!

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my STAX 006t is just leaving my O2's just a little bit short. And I wanted to pull the trigger on the Woo a while ago. But I held off a bit until I can stablize my cash.
mikey, why not go for the stax 007t amp? what makes you think that the woo will surpass it?
post #45 of 174
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There will be a mini meet around May 5th at my place with HE90, Omega II, Omega 1, and Stax 007t / Woo GES (among other things), so you may wish to wait until then for impressions.
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Originally Posted by mikeg View Post
Per my request, Jack Wu is taking my GES amp. to the National Meet in San Jose, before he sends it to me. I therefore expect some attendees to listen to it with HE90 and Stax phones, and to read their comments shortly.
i eagerly await impressions from both these meets. Adrian, what are you driving your 'stats with now, or are they on holiday until the amp arrives? do you have any impressions yet to share about the O1s?
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