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woo competition?

post #1 of 72
Thread Starter 
i consider the woo amps to be the one of the best, but i wonder what their main competition is,
do they only offer head amps?
post #2 of 72
Depends if you mean within the US or outside as well. Also if you mean tube amps only or all amp types.

I would say Little Dot, and Darkvoice to a lesser extent for tube only.
post #3 of 72
LD and Darkvoice vs woo? arent those matched up with the Woo3 which is the bottom of the barrel? (tube vs tube)
post #4 of 72
I'd say Mapletree Audio is a fair comparison as a rival.
post #5 of 72
Chalk in DNA Audio although the Sonnett is Don's only offering.
post #6 of 72
When I bought my Woo, it was between Woo and Mapletree. Both offer nearly unanimous praise from owners for musical fidelity and a handmade attention to detail. If the Mapletree was a little less "vintage" looking I likely would have supported my countryman Dr. Peppard and bought one, but I also have no regrets owning a Woo, its been fantastic.

I would not put Little Dot and Darkvoice in the same category, althought they do offer great products at reasonable prices.
post #7 of 72
Elekit TU-882 is a good tube amp, transformer coupled like the Woo6. It's PCB rather than point to point though, but it's correspondingly cheaper.
post #8 of 72
Decware also makes a great amp, CSP-2. It depends on your price point.
post #9 of 72
I think Yamamoto or Eddie Current would be fair rivals.
post #10 of 72
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Originally Posted by dBs View Post
Depends if you mean within the US or outside as well. Also if you mean tube amps only or all amp types.

I would say Little Dot, and Darkvoice to a lesser extent for tube only.
nice,, thanks what about all amp types?]] tubes sound good on vinyl but they seam high maintenance no?
post #11 of 72
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Originally Posted by Pepsi View Post
I think Yamamoto or Eddie Current would be fair rivals.
cool, i will check those out.

oh im freakin jealous of your benchmark dac 1,, hows it holdin up?
thanks
post #12 of 72
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Originally Posted by MarkJnK View Post
When I bought my Woo, it was between Woo and Mapletree. Both offer nearly unanimous praise from owners for musical fidelity and a handmade attention to detail. If the Mapletree was a little less "vintage" looking I likely would have supported my countryman Dr. Peppard and bought one, but I also have no regrets owning a Woo, its been fantastic.

I would not put Little Dot and Darkvoice in the same category, althought they do offer great products at reasonable prices.
hi, thanks mark, this vintage mapletree intrigues me, sounds like it would have great synergy and looks with my thorens td145 tt.
post #13 of 72
Eddie currant, Ray samuels, maybe cary.
post #14 of 72
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Originally Posted by Ypoknons View Post
Elekit TU-882 is a good tube amp, transformer coupled like the Woo6. It's PCB rather than point to point though, but it's correspondingly cheaper.
thankyou so does elekit sell the tu882, how much?

do you know of any tube amps that have 2 way channel speaker outs as well?
i gotta simplify, two many preamps, dacs ,argh.

cheers

oh yea how is the syneergy with the cowon s9 and the triplefi(i own and love)
also i been super curious about the etyy's. they are the originals after all
post #15 of 72
I'd put Mapletree Audio up there, and even thought it's DIY, the Bottlehead S.E.X. integrated speaker/headphone amp.
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