Woo Audio 3
Woo Audio 3
i tried looking for it in that review actually, guess i didn't look good enough.
anyways seems for lower impedance, the woo has more power, but for higher impedance the valhalla seems to be better.
I have been looking for the same. Only review I have seen is at the end of this youtube video Bottlehead linked to on their website for the building of the Crack. LINK Sounds like from this that the WA3 is a bit better. One of the things I have been wondering is whether or not the WA3 has effectually the same thing the Speedball brings to the Crack already installed. If it does then the $500 price tag vs the $400 plus tax price of the Crack w/ Speedball seems really high considering the build/parts/looks.
Nope, it won't be overkill. It's only $100 difference and you get a hybrid, which is a good first tube amp.
Read the Lyr Tube Rolling thread. You can tailor it. It will cost you in tubes and you can go over the deep end. But you can really play if that's what you like. Tubes are like people. Their all different.
... and its really fun.
I went back to the start and found this thread has been turned into a Lyr thread.
Theres a reason for that. I've been listening to it and rolling for a round a month solid. Well Lyr continues to surprise me.
She'll need 100+ hrs to settle in. Just like any amp actually.
She'll need tubes with 100+hrs on them before you decide you like them.
The phones will vary due to wide mechanical and structural differences. My 800's easily took 100+hrs before they were palatable.
In the end, put your ears where your mouth is and have a go at it. The Lyr won't drop too much value. They go up for a sale on the forums and are generally gone quick. I bought mine new because I couldn't catch the sales in time, even checking every day. They get snapped up quick. There's always someone rolling a new amp. To me, that's what this evil hobby is all about. Just have fun and catch the surprises along the way.