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post #871 of 995
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I was thinking of going for the WA22 next but i don think that will happen now. Dont like the way people say its leaner. I will stick with WA2 for the foreseeable future. 

 

I is not leaner. It is bolder. I have both - since I din't manage to see any of them go, haha. If you follow the Woo thread, Dubstep Girl is posting impressions after getting the WA22 in place of the WA2. 

post #872 of 995
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

I is not leaner. It is bolder. I have both - since I din't manage to see any of them go, haha. If you follow the Woo thread, Dubstep Girl is posting impressions after getting the WA22 in place of the WA2. 

 

I have been following it, leaner is the wrong word so. Less bass. I have to admit i expected the hd800 to have a lean sound because of what most people said about it. It turned out completely different when i heard it a few weeks ago. I though it had loads of bass and it sounded really warm to me - using WA2. 

 

So maybe the Wa22 would be similar. God knows what i would hear if i listened to it. 

post #873 of 995
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

I have been following it, leaner is the wrong word so. Less bass. I have to admit i expected the hd800 to have a lean sound because of what most people said about it. It turned out completely different when i heard it a few weeks ago. I though it had loads of bass and it sounded really warm to me - using WA2. 

So maybe the Wa22 would be similar. God knows what i would hear if i listened to it. 

I do not agree with the less s bass thing. Did you read my wa2/22 comparison/review? (if so I shall not start t repeating myself...)
post #874 of 995
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post


I do not agree with the less s bass thing. Did you read my wa2/22 comparison/review? (if so I shall not start t repeating myself...)

 

the beauty and the beast thread? I haven't been to that thread for ages, cant really remember the impressions. I will give it a look now. 

 

Oh, im headphoneus supremus now. nice

post #875 of 995

Here's my fast take on these amps.

Although Ultra- just sold my WA2 for me, I still own the others.

 

WA6, surprisingly a great little amp. Although the sound is not as expansive as the other Woos, it definitely holds its own.

WA2, a great amp with high definition in its sound structure. The bass is well defined but not as deep as the WA22

WA22, encompasses what I would say is an all-around, high-end tube amp that captures subtle nuances from top to bottom. With boom and vigor!

WA4 (2004), (tubes: 6C19, 12AU7, 6922, no tube rectification) it has slightly less bass presence but it is my favorite of all the Woos I own.

WA4 (2011), (tubes: 6C19, 12AU7, EZ81 rectifier) very clean and loud. It is probably better suited for low sensitivity headphones. I wish I could try it with planar headphones because it sounds very powerful with enough to drive them. But I really don't know.

post #876 of 995
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

Here's my fast take on these amps.

Although Ultra- just sold my WA2 for me, I still own the others.

 

WA6, surprisingly a great little amp. Although the sound is not as expansive as the other Woos, it definitely holds its own.

WA2, a great amp with high definition in its sound structure. The bass is well defined but not as deep as the WA22

WA22, encompasses what I would say is an all-around, high-end tube amp that captures subtle nuances from top to bottom. With boom and vigor!

WA4 (2004), (tubes: 6C19, 12AU7, 6922, no tube rectification) it has slightly less bass presence but it is my favorite of all the Woos I own.

WA4 (2011), (tubes: 6C19, 12AU7, EZ81 rectifier) very clean and loud. It is probably better suited for low sensitivity headphones. I wish I could try it with planar headphones because it sounds very powerful with enough to drive them. But I really don't know.

 

What does the 2004 WA4 look like?

post #877 of 995
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

What does the 2004 WA4 look like?

 

Both the 2004 and 2011 WA4 have the same chassis. They just use different tubes.

 

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Does it have 6 transformers?
post #879 of 995
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Does it have 6 transformers?

 

It may have 4 potted transformers and 2 chokes but that is just a guess. This are the internals. The 2004 model serial no. 2 has Black Gate and V Cap capacitors:

 

AppleMark


Edited by Clayton SF - 10/5/13 at 7:50am
post #880 of 995
Why did Woo stop making them?
post #881 of 995
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Why did Woo stop making them?

 

ran out of materials

post #882 of 995

I don't know. But I ordered one in 2009 and he told me that they were discontinued but that he might have enough WA4 parts left to build another. He then contacted me 2 years later and said that If I were still interested in a WA4 he would custom build one for me. At that point I had just bought a used one (2004 model) and couldn't pass up getting a brand new one. So I ordered it. But he said that it would be the latest design which used the EZ81 rectifier. That's how I came to have both models.


Edited by Clayton SF - 10/4/13 at 12:25pm
post #883 of 995

jack said that it was to hard to find the components.

post #884 of 995

The WA4 also uses the Russian 6C19 tube. It is cool looking and glows really brightly.

 

post #885 of 995

the WA22 seems to have a much better midrange than WA2, not sure what i think of it though, seems like its not bass light, and the bass does extend deeper, just its harder to hear because of how much more forward the midrange is. its further back, and i don't know if i like that. i'll have to keep rolling tubes though. more noticeable with T1 than with HD 800, hd 800 seems to pair very good with WA22.

 

i don't know if the much better midrange is worth the trade off for bass and a pitch black background of the WA2.

 

treble seems more present on the WA22, but both are quite smooth and forgiving, the WA2 a little more depending on tubes. the WA22 has a warmer lusher midrange, but not as silky smooth or as relaxed.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/4/13 at 2:54pm
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