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So...after reading through this (and my other) threads here I have pulled the trigger and will be receiving my first headphone amp this Friday from Jack Woo, a WA22.  I'm very excited.  I will post pics once the amp arrives!

 

How long did it take to be shipped from the time you ordered it?

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It was pretty fast.  I placed the order on Feb. 5th and he shipped the amp on Friday, February 22nd, so just over 2 weeks.

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I love my WA22.. You'll be very, very happy!
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Dead quiet!  My faith is restored - For now, anyway smily_headphones1.gif

My 2399s died a disappointingly premature (and noisy) death and the stock 6080WAs (which were working fine when I rolled in the 2399s) made really nasty noises when I rolled them back in.  So, I ordered these 6080WBs and crossed my fingers.  *Big happy sigh* atsmile.gif

I've only about an hour on them (plus 30 minutes or so warm up)  but they are sounding really good (and better with each successive track).  I do miss the bass of the 2399s, but the noise/micro-phonics had gotten to be too much.  The top end is really natural and musical with lots of air.  The triangle during the guitar solo on "Slide" is as clear and timbre-ly accurate  as I've ever heard it.  Vocals sound great; it's as if Corrine is here, singing to me.  These were a great upgrade.  If I had to describe them in one word, it would be "uncongested."  Everything from jazz to rock to funk, I can hear the instruments, not just the music.  Piano sounded so real - none of the "normal" distortion I've often heard.  On N.E.R.D.'s Truth or Dare, it is plain why Kelis was the go-to hook girl of the time.  Pharrell's production is still holding up all these years later...  The snare on Run to the Sun sounds very "right."  Very easy to hear the layers, but they are definitely a cohesive whole... That won't let me turn off and go to sleep!

 

I've been afraid to see if the 6080WA's fart (last week) killed my tweeter, but now the WA2 is sounding so good through my HD650s, I guess I have to turn on the power amp and see if my ADAM Compact MK3 survived...ph34r.gif

 

Maybe tomorrow, I have to get some sleep.  If they did survive, I'll be up all night listening; if they didn't I'll be up all night plotting how to upgrade replace them.

 

Damn! Tia Fuller's horn sounds so sweet!

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Just got a new matched pair of power tubes for my WA2!
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2399 group buy complete. Thanks everyone!

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2399 group buy complete. Thanks everyone!

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Ongoing mod/experiment with CCS in my WA3+. http://www.head-fi.org/t/94853/woo3-modified/225#post_9194972
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Just ordered a WA7 fireflies in plain aluminum color... will be my first real tube amp.  excited to see what all the fuss is about.  It will be replacing a HeadRoom Ultra Desktop Amp which works great but isn't anywhere near as cool.

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Just ordered a WA7 fireflies in plain aluminum color... will be my first real tube amp.  excited to see what all the fuss is about.  It will be replacing a HeadRoom Ultra Desktop Amp which works great but isn't anywhere near as cool.


Welcome to the fray!

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Welcome to the fray!

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+1

 

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Welcome. :-)
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Welcome to the WWW.

The Wonderful World of Woo.

Wooworld.

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Welcome to WAAOU.

Sorry about your other threads.
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Yay! My new Woo 800000001 SE!

 

This is great.

I got my user's manual in front of me...

 

Let's see:

This one for HI impedance, this one for LO.

This one for middle of the road.

This one for 600 ohms, this one 32.

This one for the HD650.

This one for the D7000

OH! and this one for HD800.

Oooo Beyer T1.

 

WHAT NO BALANCED JACKS?

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@migasson:

 

 

Received my WA7. Here are initial thoughts.
 
So far I have listened with both hifiman HE-500 and Beyerdynamic T90. Things are still changing as the stock Sovtek tubes settle in. Initial Impressions after 6 hrs:
 
Silent background
Solid bass with clarity, impressive transient capability
That tube magic midrange
Impressive clarity on the high frequencies
 
I was on the fence about selling the HE-500. They are competent but never really sparkled on my other amps (WA3+, V200, O2, DAC-1.) They seem to have come to life on the WA7. They stay while I listen longer and evaluate this combination.
 
As each to his own on their search for sonic utopia, I must say that if I was told I could only have the WA7 and the Beyer T90, I would indeed be happy to listen to my library, enjoying the music quite well. In fact the danger of this combination is losing oneself in the music and forgetting time. A reminder that my preferences and auditory canal resonances are such that given the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650 I would choose the HD600. YMMV.
 
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