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post #16 of 28

Gwarmi, do you happen to be A2A's representative? biggrin.gif

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by nikp View Post

Gwarmi, do you happen to be A2A's representative? biggrin.gif



I think it's more a case of A2A just doing a great job of what they're doing - giving Melbourne headphone fans a chance to audition gear and buy locally with quick shipping and good support.

 

George and the team are really committed to introducing quality headphone sound to Melbourne punters.

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by nikp View Post

Gwarmi, do you happen to be A2A's representative? biggrin.gif



Worse, much worse, I'm just a big fan of what they have to offer smile.gif

 

Melbourne has never had much, just crumbs that fall off the table of

the big stereo stores that when you come in for a headphone, it's

like walking into a 3-star restaurant, asking for a table, a basket

of complimentary bread and then the bill. You end up being treated

badly.

 

I won't name the store, but when I bought my K601's from a very

well known store down here, the banter over the phone was quite

friendly, unfortunately when I picked them up and asked a question,

I was politely told that a gentleman behind my shoulder was keen to buy

a $20,000 pair of Focal floor-standers and that it was best for all

that I moved on post haste. 

 

George is passionate about service and anyone who meets him

personally or speaks to him over the phone realises that pretty

quickly. No one else in the country is prepared to put their money

where their mouth is by building the state of the art audition room

he has on offer to the public.

 

Helps that it's my second home though, that's how you guys get

the news first hand! 

 

I will say this though, you'd think with STAX and Woo as announcements

the best has already been mentioned - There's still a few goodies left

to come very soon.

 

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Edited by Gwarmi - 11/15/11 at 3:21am
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post



I think it's more a case of A2A just doing a great job of what they're doing - giving Melbourne headphone fans a chance to audition gear and buy locally with quick shipping and good support.

 

George and the team are really committed to introducing quality headphone sound to Melbourne punters.


I agree, like I said in previous posts their customer service is far better than Apple. He just sounds like one. biggrin.gif And that's a complement.

 

post #20 of 28

Wow, had to dust off an old unloved account to post.

My interest level has gone up few notches. I've been thinking about Woo Amps on and off for a while, but always turned off at the prospect.

Correct me if my math is wrong, but without factoring postage. The price direct is 3.5% paypal fee + 10% tax upon import for being over $1k (lets assume no shady undervaluing taking place).

 

I've raised 1.5 eyebrows over the local price listing. It's pretty competitive, the local support pretty much closes it. The impression I've gotten from this thread is that these are actually pre orders. Correct?

I think I'll go ask some questions in that woo thread now.

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Zeruel the 14th View Post

Wow, had to dust off an old unloved account to post.

My interest level has gone up few notches. I've been thinking about Woo Amps on and off for a while, but always turned off at the prospect.

Correct me if my math is wrong, but without factoring postage. The price direct is 3.5% paypal fee + 10% tax upon import for being over $1k (lets assume no shady undervaluing taking place).

 

I've raised 1.5 eyebrows over the local price listing. It's pretty competitive, the local support pretty much closes it. The impression I've gotten from this thread is that these are actually pre orders. Correct?

I think I'll go ask some questions in that woo thread now.


 

Stock should land in about 3 weeks, but yes assuming people fill the 'CART' on the website then they could be sold and spoken for by the time it lands.

 

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Zeruel the 14th View Post

Wow, had to dust off an old unloved account to post.

My interest level has gone up few notches. I've been thinking about Woo Amps on and off for a while, but always turned off at the prospect.

Correct me if my math is wrong, but without factoring postage. The price direct is 3.5% paypal fee + 10% tax upon import for being over $1k (lets assume no shady undervaluing taking place).

 

I've raised 1.5 eyebrows over the local price listing. It's pretty competitive, the local support pretty much closes it. The impression I've gotten from this thread is that these are actually pre orders. Correct?

I think I'll go ask some questions in that woo thread now.

 

And don't forget, the weaker the $AUD gets against the $USD, the better the price looks. Now, to resist adding a tube amp to my SS Concerto... 
 

 

post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 

Chatting to George at A2A next week ~ Open question for you tube lovers

 

Would you source your own tubes for rolling or is it something you'd like to

see at A2A as well to complement the Woo range?

 

All units for now ship with the stock specification tubes.

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

Chatting to George at A2A next week ~ Open question for you tube lovers

 

Would you source your own tubes for rolling or is it something you'd like to

see at A2A as well to complement the Woo range?

 

All units for now ship with the stock specification tubes.

A woo amp would be a first for me as far as valves / tubes would go. I personally, don't see myself as much of a roller (I suppose others have said that). But I could see the benefit of a 'same source' for fresh valves. Tube enthusiasts probably only know where to go and what to look for when it comes to valves. Newcomers probably need a bid of direction and subtle prodding.

Also noted that headphone stands are now listed too.
 

 


Edited by Zeruel the 14th - 11/16/11 at 5:26pm
post #25 of 28

Good thing I'm in Melbourne, going to check this out.

post #26 of 28

Hey Everyone,

 

Just letting you know that part of our shipment of Woo Audio arrived today and is available for audition.  The remaining items should arrive Monday and I will post again once here.

 

Cheers,

 

George

Addicted To Audio L3000.gif

 

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Woo-Audio

post #27 of 28

Regarding tube rolling, the best thing A2A can do is offer people to try this, people who hear the difference from a high end tube WILL end up purchasing it.

So basically, setting up a SS vs standard tube vs Upgraded tube area would assist, problem is - demo stock cost

 

I know for a fact that I will be trying some Stock unbalanced vs unbalanced vs Balanced testing at A2A, cause that WA22 + balanced looks hawt.

post #28 of 28

Hey Everyone,

 

The rest of the Woo Audio gear arrived today :)

 

We also received our shipment of the Portable Ray Samuels Range today.

 

Cheers,

 

George

 

Addicted To Audio

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