Pick an amp with a lot of tube options, then roll the tube to your liking. WA22 is factory built user switchable 110V and 220V.
post #16 of 40
11/15/09 at 10:09pm
Thank you for all the valuable comments. @pedalhead: Would you consider the WA22 as the better amp than the BUDA with DPS or just another amp suitable for a slightly different taste? Do both of them have pros over the other one or is WA22 simply better in all areas? WA22 with tube upgrades are basically the same price as BUDA with DPS and I am curious.
Will a WA22 sound better with HD800s balanced compared to Zana Deux SE? There are really a lot to choose from in that price range, I wish I had the chance to listen to them .
I do not want a B22 due to the following reasons:
1. I need an amp which can be used with different voltages, so an international power supply is a bonus.
2. I would love to have a warranty on the product
3. There are different quality B22 builds and the price can increase a lot with a decent one, I am not a DIYer myself. I would like to not try and find a better builder and pay much more.
4. Size and weight is an issue to some extent. I would prefer one big chassis to two. I might be moving out of the country some time next year.
PLEASE DO NOT upgrade tubes at Woo's website, ONLY if you want the sound of Sophia mesh. The Chinese made CV181 is big wast of money( well I am made in China myself).
I spend a few week to test WA22, and post a review, and what tubes I have rolled so far, but nobody listened I guess.