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DG, first why are you still up confused.gif .


But more importantly have you ever posted your take on Beyer vs Senn - with reference to your collection of amps? I would be interested.


oh my sleep sched is really bad, i'm always up late.

oooh no...show linky plz, maybe i haven't checked it out yet eek.gif

On second thought... I think you need sleep more than I need that information wink.gif .
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So, you are up wink_face.gif after all! In keeping with the whole Cullen Circuits lineage, my W4S box is also upgradable in the same manner. What component did you hear stacked on top of the Power Base? I'm really excited about this - should be no mystery really, if you seen the Maple I've been bringing home (with more still to come unless...). 

 

Still don't understand the suggestion of two components being placed on the platform without them interfering with one another...help me understand this. Thanks!


I have a PS Audio PWD and PWT (transport) on a PowerBase.  I agree, it does not make sense to have multiple components on the PB, especially the transport as it is mechanical with moving parts.  However, there is an overall improvement in the sound when the two are in operation.  Plus, I often use the PWD alone with the PWT off.

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For any of our new woosies (newoosies?), this a very good price on a much coveted tube. At some point everyone wants to take these for a spin. It will take a bit of luck to find these from another reputable seller at anything like this price - there a number of people on ebay asking ridiculous amounts for these things. When I sent Jack Woo a question about tubes a long while back he replied "Tung Sol 5998 is one of the best you can find; however, it is a rare find."

Just don't want anyone to mistakenly miss out on this terrific opportunity that our fiery friend has arranged.

 

4 tubes left!

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DG, first why are you still up confused.gif .


But more importantly have you ever posted your take on Beyer vs Senn - with reference to your collection of amps? I would be interested.


oh my sleep sched is really bad, i'm always up late.

oooh no...show linky plz, maybe i haven't checked it out yet eek.gif

On second thought... I think you need sleep more than I need that information wink.gif .

 

I enjoyed the previously Headphone Love Story...popcorn.gif

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

So, you are up wink_face.gif after all! In keeping with the whole Cullen Circuits lineage, my W4S box is also upgradable in the same manner. What component did you hear stacked on top of the Power Base? I'm really excited about this - should be no mystery really, if you seen the Maple I've been bringing home (with more still to come unless...). 

 

Still don't understand the suggestion of two components being placed on the platform without them interfering with one another...help me understand this. Thanks!


I have a PS Audio PWD and PWT (transport) on a PowerBase.  I agree, it does not make sense to have multiple components on the PB, especially the transport as it is mechanical with moving parts.  However, there is an overall improvement in the sound when the two are in operation.  Plus, I often use the PWD alone with the PWT off.

 

Deep, from out of the Wood, only to be saved by...Wapiti?! Long time no see.

beerchug.gif

 

Man, great to hear from you, thanks for looking after me!

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Did you switch because they offer more dampening or they look better?

 

Both.
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

So, you are up wink_face.gif after all! In keeping with the whole Cullen Circuits lineage, my W4S box is also upgradable in the same manner. What component did you hear stacked on top of the Power Base? I'm really excited about this - should be no mystery really, if you seen the Maple I've been bringing home (with more still to come unless...). 

 

Still don't understand the suggestion of two components being placed on the platform without them interfering with one another...help me understand this. Thanks!

The idea of the Power base is to isolate the equipment from the desk or shelf.  If you are using playback equipment like speakers or monitors. I can place my hands on the desk, chair and even the walls and feel the vibrations from the music. The ideal of stacking two components can certainly help. If you put a light component like a DAC first and put on top something a bit heavier on top you could coupled the mass of the two units together to provide some additional damping and it really depends on the two components in question. Both then can benefit from the AC noise filtering from the Power Base and shorter interconnects between them. The tuned Sorbothane supports on the PS Power Base can handle up to 100lbs plus the 20lb floating plate.

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

So, you are up wink_face.gif after all! In keeping with the whole Cullen Circuits lineage, my W4S box is also upgradable in the same manner. What component did you hear stacked on top of the Power Base? I'm really excited about this - should be no mystery really, if you seen the Maple I've been bringing home (with more still to come unless...). 

 

Still don't understand the suggestion of two components being placed on the platform without them interfering with one another...help me understand this. Thanks!

The idea of the Power base is to isolate the equipment from the desk or shelf.  If you are using playback equipment like speakers or monitors. I can place my hands on the desk, chair and even the walls and feel the vibrations from the music. The ideal of stacking two components can certainly help. If you put a light component like a DAC first and put on top something a bit heavier on top you could coupled the mass of the two units together to provide some additional damping and it really depends on the two components in question. Both then can benefit from the AC noise filtering from the Power Base and shorter interconnects between them. The tuned Sorbothane supports on the PS Power Base can handle up to 100lbs plus the 20lb floating plate.

 

Thanks, I see their thinking now. While I don't use speakers yet, I'd probably prefer to use only a single component all the same. I like the idea and glad you stepped in to share.

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Long ago when I was first starting out I used to live in an all demand electric house with a sheep dog name Abbey and when she runs into the house my Thorens turntable needle will jump up and down. Even though the Thorens turntable has a floating platform on springs it could not handle the low frequency oscillations when the dog runs back from outside into the house then to the living room.  This was partly due to the resonance frequency of the floating turntable platform and the house floor centers being wider creating a lower resonance point for the vibrations that reach the turntable, like a bit of a trampoline effect.


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4 tubes left!

 

Make that 2!

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Listening to Iron Maiden.. Live After Death, Japanese pressing:) just brilliant thru LCD-2s:) can't wait to replay it when my Black Dragon cable and Treasures arrives:)
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@migasson: wish I could hear that combination! Looking forward to receiving a WA7 in a few days. Will be interesting to hear the T90 with the WA7.
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Make that 2!

Rock on! :)

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Sorry-- it happens to all of us at one time or another.  Even Woo's lowest entry amps are quiet and shouldn't do what yours is doing.  They are great products (I've owned two and have had wonderful experiences with them).  Hopefully your turnaround is short!

 

Greetings reeltime and thank you for empathising :). The amp is now back and I am faced with the dilema: Do I ask for a refund or do I take back the repaired WA3. I would love to have a working, noise-less WA3 serving as a preamp to my digital amplifier. After my experience though... I feel a bit nervous. I have already paid an expensive shipping to return the WA3. Will I get a problem-free unit back... Confidence is a bit compromised I guess.

 

How is the general user feedback regarding the WA3? Noise-less and RFI problem free? Or the opposite?

 

I know this is probably a long shot but if you have any experience / knowledge regarding the above, I would greatly appreciate your input (or anyone else who might have some experience).

 

Many thanks

:)

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Greetings reeltime and thank you for empathising :). The amp is now back and I am faced with the dilema: Do I ask for a refund or do I take back the repaired WA3. I would love to have a working, noise-less WA3 serving as a preamp to my digital amplifier. After my experience though... I feel a bit nervous. I have already paid an expensive shipping to return the WA3. Will I get a problem-free unit back... Confidence is a bit compromised I guess.

 

How is the general user feedback regarding the WA3? Noise-less and RFI problem free? Or the opposite?

 

I know this is probably a long shot but if you have any experience / knowledge regarding the above, I would greatly appreciate your input (or anyone else who might have some experience).

 

Many thanks

:)

 

In case of confusion.. the WA3 is back at Woo Audio ...

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