Originally Posted by Ichinichi
I just became aware of the depth
of soundstage you all keep talking about around here...
Oh. My. Holy. God.
Check out threads on the Woo (and amps in general) and burn in. Caps are the last to get its tonal characteristics in an amp. The Black Gates (special ordered in my amp) are known to take 3-400 hrs to fully perform. The caps physically go thru changes in fluid viscosity, can stretching, etc. When I first got my amp, the sound was quite impressive. I read in several threads that my hps (701s) and the BG caps needed about the same hrs of use to hit that sweet spot. I ran mine 24/7 w/pink noise and could hear a difference from new to final "curing". The most pronounced were the control of bass (detail, impact), fullness of instruments (harmonics and decay details) and soundstage imaging (3-D placement of live venues) with less volume.
Another consideration that will make you grin is the tubes getting burned in and rolling of various "flavors". This Woo is a very good value and there are lots of happy owners. I considered this unit but finally decided on another. I still follow the Woo owners impressions though.
Thank you for impressions. We all enjoy the first impressions and joys of satisfied buyers. Also, sweet setup.
I guess I took too long to type my follow up. Jamato gave you some validity to my statement.