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post #16 of 79
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

Hmm.  I'm not getting what you mean here...  With SS-WEE, how was the important midrange resolution, tone, and just overall musical satisfaction?  

 

I just picked up an O2 and am looking to improve upon my Stax SRD7 MkII, so the WEE looks verry interesting.  I shall be using my 2A3 SET and 5 watt single-ended pentode mostly, so the WEE must be able to pass every drop of bass and dynamics my amps can muster :)

 

Sorry Jon.
I cannot speak to the midrange resolution, etc... with the Solid State amp that I am very familiar with.   I was not in critical listening mode at the time..But the musical satisfaction was very high  :-)    I was just seeing how it would perform with a powerful amp. I had it cranked and the WEE-> O2 responded in kind.. That is when I was siting there going.. "Man, this is a f*ucking impressive piece of kit!"

 

I didn't get around to trying the WEE against the SRD7 that I have.. I stopped my direct comparisons once I started to get the crackle in the right driver. I cannot comment if it would be an upgrade... But I can say that I did like the time with the WEE more than previous listening to the SRD.. if that is worth anything.

 

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post #17 of 79

That is very cool. It kinda makes me want to get some electrostatic headphones.

post #18 of 79
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

Looks like it may be useful is you have normal bias stax headphones. 


Yep, good point -- Jack says he will add that has an option.  Can have one of each it seems.
 

post #19 of 79
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Originally Posted by Spareribs View Post

That is very cool. It kinda makes me want to get some electrostatic headphones.


My point exactly!  Now we have an in-production unit from a well-known and trusted MOT, priced reasonably, that anyone can use to drive pro or normal bias STAX or other 'stats.

 

There are stories about "no response" from U.S. STAX agent/repair facility.  Never the case with Woo Audio!

 

Since the WEE has a speaker pass-thru, and I assume many of us have speakers and a good amp, this can be added to your rig just like that!  No-brainer!  A headphone amp has to be added via the tape loop or (like I do) with a second DAC and a spdif repeater.  Or a switch .. ugly.  Now I have a way of moving non-HP audiophiles to the promised land of cans.

 

And how about this: the WEE can be used as a STAX / K1000 switcher!!  Think about it.  Own O2s and K1K's ... covers all the bases ...
 

post #20 of 79

New?  We must have it.

post #21 of 79

And this is what it looks like now....

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/504471/wee-new-product-from-woo-audio/15

 

wow

post #22 of 79

"And how about this: the WEE can be used as a STAX / K1000 switcher!!"

 

Now that's a great statement. It's obvious but I doubt I would have figured it out myself.

Thanks for making the connection. I look forward to checking out the WEE at CanFEST in about a week in Charlotte. I may have to get a few of my "buddies" to help me "convince" Jack to give me a WEE. Or, I could just purchase one. I think the former method would be more interesting.

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And how about this: the WEE can be used as a STAX / K1000 switcher!!  Think about it.  Own O2s and K1K's ... covers all the bases ...
 


Yeah! That sure could be handy for those of us owning both K1000 and Omega 2. 
 

post #24 of 79

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The production version looks great, especially the internals.  However, I wonder if a "GEE LITE" version can be custom-ordered with less parts and hopefully less price.  I would personally prefer:

 

1.  No 'phone/speaker switching circuit or nob.  No way in heck I'm running my beloved speakers through any switcher.  DIY'ers are always bypassing Stax SRD box's 'phone/speaker switch for more pure signal path.

 

2.  Only one Pro jack.  Less parts, less money.

 

3.  Get rid of all those binding posts (four) that connet to speakers.  No switching.  Less parts.  

 

In fact, I will e-mail Woo about such possibility...

post #25 of 79

Wow! The production version looks a lot better than the prototype.

At $499 it looks like a nice deal. Really need to consider buying one...

post #26 of 79

Have you heard anything from Jack regarding a Wee Lite version?

post #27 of 79
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Originally Posted by DannyB View Post

Have you heard anything from Jack regarding a Wee Lite version?


???

post #28 of 79

Sorry if I was a bit confusing. My above question regarding hearing from Jack was in regards to Jon L's post as noted below.

 

 

"The production version looks great, especially the internals.  However, I wonder if a "GEE LITE" version can be custom-ordered with less parts and hopefully less price.  I would personally prefer:

 

1.  No 'phone/speaker switching circuit or nob.  No way in heck I'm running my beloved speakers through any switcher.  DIY'ers are always bypassing Stax SRD box's 'phone/speaker switch for more pure signal path.

 

2.  Only one Pro jack.  Less parts, less money.

 

3.  Get rid of all those binding posts (four) that connet to speakers.  No switching.  Less parts.  

 

In fact, I will e-mail Woo about such possibility..."

post #29 of 79
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Lite version... good idea, but may not save you much


Edited by Seamaster - 8/6/10 at 10:23am
post #30 of 79
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Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post

Lite version... good idea, but may not save you much


It turns out you're right.  Jack answered my e-mail and said I can save $35 by going "lite," but there will be ugly uncovered holes for the missing parts 

Might as well get the full version, then go inside to bypass the switch myself..

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