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Very cool!

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Yes. Excellent. Well done.
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Ill take proper pics later on

 

 

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Ill take proper pics later on

 

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We want art house pics Paddy!

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We want art house pics Paddy!

they will be coming - dont worry. My friend has a green room with really good lighting, I will take the amp up there during next week and take the best pics that I can. 

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We want art house pics Paddy!

they will be coming - dont worry. My friend has a green room with really good lighting, I will take the amp up there during next week and take the best pics that I can. 

Can't wait. What a beauty!

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We want art house pics Paddy!

they will be coming - dont worry. My friend has a green room with really good lighting, I will take the amp up there during next week and take the best pics that I can. 


Congratulations!  You're having a great journey.

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Ill take proper pics later on

 

 

+A Looks amazing in silver 

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Its actually the input switch - wasn't switched to the high impedance slot correctly. Its a tiny bit loose, ill ask jack if its easy to tighten

 

By the way - I don't find the stock tubes harsh or lean in any way so far. It kicks the absolute ***** out of my WA2 maxed. 

Hi magiccabbage,

 

Congratulations on purchasing your WA5 especially just before Christmas ++

 

I currently own the WA3, WA6 SE and WA22 running fully balanced.   Im wondering though how good the WA5 is compared to the these three amps using the a high end headphone i.e. a HD800 !

 

How is the WA5 better than the WA2 ?  

 

Have you heard the WA22 running fully balanced ?     If so is the WA5 better than the WA22 even though the WA5 is single input and output ?   

 

What headphones are you using with the WA5 ?  

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Hi magiccabbage,

 

Congratulations on purchasing your WA5 especially just before Christmas ++

 

I currently own the WA3, WA6 SE and WA22 running fully balanced.   Im wondering though how good the WA5 is compared to the these three amps using the a high end headphone i.e. a HD800 !

 

How is the WA5 better than the WA2 ?  

 

Have you heard the WA22 running fully balanced ?     If so is the WA5 better than the WA22 even though the WA5 is single input and output ?   

 

What headphones are you using with the WA5 ?  

I have the WA2. I use HD800 and T1 + I will be getting a LCD2 early next year. 

 

The WA5 (stock) is better than the WA2 (maxed) in every way so far. I honestly did not expect this because people had told me that the WA5 with stock tubes can be lean and have harsh treble. WA5 has a lot more detail but the biggest difference for me is the presentation which is something that is hard to describe. Its like the WA5 presents each sound with more vibrancy and vigor - most of the time that same sound can be visualized when using the WA2 but on the WA5 its just a lot more highlighted. You say to yourself - I knew that sound was there before but I never heard it displayed so vividly. Timbre is another huge one when compared to the WA2 for instruments and especially voices. The track from Graceland - "Homeless" ..... I nearly had a heart attack when I heard it on the WA5 yesterday.

 

I haven't heard the WA22. DG has heard them all and had most of them together at the same time I think. She could chime in here.

I had heard that the WA22's bass can be lean but god knows how it actually sounds - Nearly every time I had preconceived ideas about a piece of gear it turned out I was wrong when I actually got to hear them. So I cant say that you will hear the same things. It turned out great for me because the amp sounds way better with stock tubes that I thought it would. 

 

Paddy

 

PS - Amps and Headphones get reputations on this site for sounding a certain way, which I suppose is inevitable but I think that they deserve to be listened to with open ears. Listening to other people opinions on here can be very helpful at times but half the time you can be lead down the wrong path - I don't want to do that to anyone so I think you should just be careful how much you listen to others. 


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I have the WA2. I use HD800 and T1 + I will be getting a LCD2 early next year. 

 

The WA5 (stock) is better than the WA2 (maxed) in every way so far. I honestly did not expect this because people had told me that the WA5 with stock tubes can be lean and have harsh treble. WA5 has a lot more detail but the biggest difference for me is the presentation which is something that is hard to describe. Its like the WA5 presents each sound with more vibrancy and vigor - most of the time that same sound can be visualized when using the WA2 but on the WA5 its just a lot more highlighted. You say to yourself - I knew that sound was there before but I never heard it displayed so vividly. Timbre is another huge one when compared to the WA2 for instruments and especially voices. The track from Graceland - "Homeless" ..... I nearly had a heart attack when I heard it on the WA5 yesterday.

 

I haven't heard the WA22. DG has heard them all and had most of them together at the same time I think. She could chime in here.

I had heard that the WA22's bass can be lean but god knows how it actually sounds - Nearly every time I had preconceived ideas about a piece of gear it turned out I was wrong when I actually got to hear them. So I cant say that you will hear the same things. It turned out great for me because the amp sounds way better with stock tubes that I thought it would. 

 

Paddy

 

PS - Amps and Headphones get reputations on this site for sounding a certain way, which I suppose is inevitable but I think that they deserve to be listened to with open ears. Listening to other people opinions on here can be very helpful at times but half the time you can be lead down the wrong path - I don't want to do that to anyone so I think you should just be careful how much you listen to others. 

 

Thank you magiccabbage for your great reply.  Much appreciated.

 

DG very kindly sent me emails regarding the different Woo amps she has and has had.    DG rates the WA5 as the best of all other Woo amps guessing with the exception of the 234 which we didn't discuss but from posts by other members is even better than the WA5 although incredibly more expensive !   

 

Would be great for me to hear the WA5 also with the Wee !  

 

Maybe in the New Year I can take the short flight across the North Sea to visit you with my Wee and Stax 009's, WA22 and Chord QBD76 DAC for an all out comparison  ;-)   

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Thank you magiccabbage for your great reply.  Much appreciated.

 

DG very kindly sent me emails regarding the different Woo amps she has and has had.    DG rates the WA5 as the best of all other Woo amps guessing with the exception of the 234 which we didn't discuss but from posts by other members is even better than the WA5 although incredibly more expensive !   

 

Would be great for me to hear the WA5 also with the Wee !  

 

Maybe in the New Year I can take the short flight across the North Sea to visit you with my Wee and Stax 009's, WA22 and Chord QBD76 DAC for an all out comparison  ;-)   

p.s.  My favourite whiskies are Irish Whisky's i.e. Jameson, Bushmills and Redbreast !  ;-)  

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Hi magiccabbage,

Congratulations on purchasing your WA5 especially just before Christmas ++

I currently own the WA3, WA6 SE and WA22 running fully balanced.   Im wondering though how good the WA5 is compared to the these three amps using the a high end headphone i.e. a HD800 !

How is the WA5 better than the WA2 ?  

Have you heard the WA22 running fully balanced ?     If so is the WA5 better than the WA22 even though the WA5 is single input and output ?   

What headphones are you using with the WA5 ?  

wa5 (with decent tubes) beats fully balanced and maxed out wa22 pretty easily...
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Originally Posted by Bonesy Jonesy View Post
 

Thank you magiccabbage for your great reply.  Much appreciated.

 

DG very kindly sent me emails regarding the different Woo amps she has and has had.    DG rates the WA5 as the best of all other Woo amps guessing with the exception of the 234 which we didn't discuss but from posts by other members is even better than the WA5 although incredibly more expensive !   

 

Would be great for me to hear the WA5 also with the Wee !  

 

Maybe in the New Year I can take the short flight across the North Sea to visit you with my Wee and Stax 009's, WA22 and Chord QBD76 DAC for an all out comparison  ;-)   

 

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p.s.  My favourite whiskies are Irish Whisky's i.e. Jameson, Bushmills and Redbreast !  ;-)  

Sweet. Your welcome. I have a 30 year old bottle of Hennessy here as well. 

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The input selector on my WA5 is kind of loose. I'm thinking it got knocked around in transit because of the marks on the box. 

Here is a picture ¬

 

There is a screw on the bottom of the Knob that I did tighten but its still loose which is leading me to thinking that something needs to be tightened on the inside of the amp. 

Has anyone taken the faceplate off? I wonder if there is a screw at the other side of the faceplate that can be tightened? 

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