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WooAudio WA5 and Akg K1000's are in the house - Upgraded PSU is in 6/2

post #1 of 134
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So after three days of fighting with FedEx delivery. The newest addition to my collection (bad word) has finally arrived.

This set has come from tyrion all the way over in Florida.

Let the picture story begin... :

The two crates for the WA5 and the box for the WE300Bs and K1000's:


Starting off with the AMP and Tubes:


Well packed I must say:


Ah!... it can breath again:


The front, I only need the large 'loud' knob.


Input and output (many connections in the power cord):


Moving onto the PSU:


And more tubes:


Once again it is very safe in there:


I do like the silver look:


The "Go Now" Switch:


In with the bad power out with the good sweet sounding power:


Now another fun box - What is that?


Ah..... I see:


Twins:


Small add for seller:


There they are:
post #2 of 134
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But there is still more in the box:



Hello Pandora:



Show me the magic:



The are strange, but I cannot look away:



They sound good just sitting in their box:



Hmmm, that does not look like the standard cord:



You are correct (more adds) :



Okay the family is all together - Hit Costco the other day and picked up the very industrial, but very stable rack. Who can name all the stuff?



Okay now we are getting ready for something now. The WE 300B's are in there now. I didn't want to risk them with the first power up.



Sharing the top shelves with old friends:



PSU feeding from below.



Sound?


Yep it makes some......


Giving the K1000's a little go right now. Been up and running for about 45 minutes now. They don't (never have) done everything that I want out of a headset, but there is something that is just correct about the sound to me. I think that it really has to deal with that they are just speakers that float around your head. There is no isolation, light on bass, but still create a great soundstage and lovely music.


I spent a little bit of time with L3000's and, I must say, I will be spending a lot of time with those on my head. The 300B pushing the 3000's are a great combo. The ultra rich and detailed mid range is almost overwhelming at times. And this amp is able to hold a very nice bass line. Very fun combo.


Well I am going to listen for a while. I am sure I will have some changes as it warms up and I play around with some combinations.

Cheers,
post #3 of 134
Great set of photos. Thanks. So was the amp new? Seems like a fairly new design to be moving on so fast. The WE's should be a nice addition for the 300B lineup. Next try some NOS 300B's. The black glass, I assume Tungsol 6SN7's are one of my favorite in that family. Someday I would like to hear the AKG1000's and with your equipment they must be a joy. I can't imagine getting much better mids.
post #4 of 134
Wow! Nice collection. Super jealous.

GAD
post #5 of 134
Congrats! Since I've been lucky enough to hear your amp and headphones, I know how good it sounds. I look forward to hearing it again in Mayberry. Enjoy!
post #6 of 134
Wow, the saturday night headphone pr0n is always the sweetest.
Great pics and congratulations on your new setup.
post #7 of 134
At the New York meet, the woo 5 and k1000 combo was my favorite set up.
post #8 of 134
Beautiful amplifier!
I am really envious on the WA5...
post #9 of 134
OH MY GOD

x'mas came early for you..

just wet my pants..
post #10 of 134
I was blown away man! thanks for the pics.

Where did you buy youre K1000?

You've got a busy holiday.
post #11 of 134
O M G Can I come over to your place...I will bring dinner

Beautiful setup and I know it will make beautiful sound
post #12 of 134
Wow, that is a great Christmas gift to yourself! You have a beautiful setup, its really beautiful!
post #13 of 134
Wow, now that is a great Christmas delivery! You have an absolutely beautiful setup!
post #14 of 134
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
Great set of photos. Thanks. So was the amp new? Seems like a fairly new design to be moving on so fast. The WE's should be a nice addition for the 300B lineup. Next try some NOS 300B's. The black glass, I assume Tungsol 6SN7's are one of my favorite in that family. Someday I would like to hear the AKG1000's and with your equipment they must be a joy. I can't imagine getting much better mids.
I believe that Mike said that the WA5 was about 6 month old or so with a couple of upgrades. Vcaps I think.

I have been reading various reviews of some 300B combinations, I will spend some time with the WE for now though.

Cheers,
post #15 of 134
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Originally Posted by basman View Post
I was blown away man! thanks for the pics.

Where did you buy youre K1000?

You've got a busy holiday.
The K1000's were from tyrion as well. It was a WA5/AKG set. Worked the right price, and there you have it. Monster package deal, and no waiting for a amp build. I am giving my bank account CPR, but, oh well, at least I can relax to some good tunes between paychecks.

Cheers,
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