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post #46 of 68
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post
shields installed, 6C8G's rolled

Absolute beauty. that shield looks nice also.
post #47 of 68
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Originally Posted by tosehee View Post
Absolute beauty. that shield looks nice also.
At first, I didn't like the shields. But now they're growing on me. And yes, the amp is a real beauty. It probably sounds even better than it looks
post #48 of 68

Where is the 12AU7?

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Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post
At first, I didn't like the shields. But now they're growing on me. And yes, the amp is a real beauty. It probably sounds even better than it looks
Those shields are really thick and cool looking. What are they made of? According to Woo Audio's website the WES amp utilizes:

Four EL34 power tubes;
Four 6SL7 drive tubes;
Two 5AR4 rectifier tube, direct sub: 5U4GB, and;
One 12AU7.

Visually I can identify all but that lone 12AU7. I would fathom that it is tucked away securely internally. So please solve the mystery for me and expose that tube's hiding place by posting photos of the WES's internals.

Thanks!
post #49 of 68
There are photos of the WES internal in the NorCal meet thread : http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/no...ml#post5917795
post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
Those shields are really thick and cool looking. What are they made of? According to Woo Audio's website the WES amp utilizes:

Four EL34 power tubes;
Four 6SL7 drive tubes;
Two 5AR4 rectifier tube, direct sub: 5U4GB, and;
One 12AU7.

Visually I can identify all but that lone 12AU7. I would fathom that it is tucked away securely internally. So please solve the mystery for me and expose that tube's hiding place by posting photos of the WES's internals.

Thanks!
there are actually two 12AU7's used for the phase splitting. they stick out of the back of the amp, protected by two extremely heavy-duty tube protectors that screw over them.

as I do not use the single-ended input, I do not have these tubes installed
post #51 of 68
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Originally Posted by h.rav View Post
There are photos of the WES internal in the NorCal meet thread : http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/no...ml#post5917795
That's the prototype without the 12AU7 or working RCA inputs.
post #52 of 68
That's the most beautiful creature I've ever seen on the earth, and with the upgraded tubes !

Btw, your kimchi looks delicious
post #53 of 68
Nice internals as well. Truly a beauty. I might actually end up this route myself..
post #54 of 68
Wow, lighting really affects how this thing looks.

The unit looks considerably darker in the last pics posted. If I had been told the photos were of different units I'd have believed it.
post #55 of 68
wonder how this thing sounds with HE90...
post #56 of 68
Wow, I thought my newly completed Mini-Max looked cool with its LED lit tubes. I'm extremely jealous. That Woo is gorgeous and I'm sure it sounds better than it looks.
post #57 of 68
DAMN, what a beauty, another very nice built amp by Jack, I'm jealous to what you own, El_Doug.
post #58 of 68
Congrats. Look impressive.
post #59 of 68

Thx to the feedback here on the forum, received my maxxed WES and unpacked it today (amazing packaging btw!).  Out of the box sounds absolutely fantastic and look forward to hearing it as it and the Stax O2's break in!

 

 

Woo Audio WES

post #60 of 68

Pretty :)

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