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Hi all,

Has anyone received the Woo Audio WDS-1? It's high on my list as well as the Wyred Dac-2.

Thanks
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Hi all,
Has anyone received the Woo Audio WDS-1? It's high on my list as well as the Wyred Dac-2.
Thanks

Boh are on my list. Top 2 actually. There's a few threads up already but I'll get my nose in all of them just in case.

If this thing is a knockout I'll be geting this and the matching transport. Here's hoping Jack finally gets some of my money.
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Saturday, hopefully.

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Just the DAC or the transport, too?

 

Also, where in Texas are you? 
 

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Saturday, hopefully.



 

 

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Just the DAC.  West Texas.

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Looking forward to hearing what you think.
 

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Just the DAC.  West Texas.



 

 

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I've been hoping my WA22 wouldn't sell so I could try it with the new DAC.  evil_smiley.gif

 

 

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I have it now.  So far sounds pretty good.

 

Edit: I'll post impressions later tonight.  Sorry, I only just plugged it in to give a quick listen.

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I have it now.  So far sounds pretty good.

 

Edit: I'll post impressions later tonight.  Sorry, I only just plugged it in to give a quick listen.


You're a DAC tease. What are you comparing it to?
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I have the Bifrost, and I used to have the Channel Island VDA-2.

 

Edit: It does 44.1k 48k 88.2k 96k 176.4k and 192k 16 bit/24bit


Edited by pyramid6 - 3/31/12 at 11:41am
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Bifrost will be a nice one to compare. Here's hoping the WDS bloDs it away. biggrin.gif
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Just a quick comparison with Bifrost, I would say I prefer the Woo.  I'm not sure it's not new toy syndrom.

 

As far as features go, the Woo is far better.  The volume control is nice, very nice.  The Woo supports more bit rates.  I can't really hear the difference between the two filters.  Balanced output works well, and you can run both single-ended and balanced at the same time.

 

Not sure what else there is, it's a DAC and so far I'm happy.

 

Edit:  It's bigger than I expected.  Not that that is bad.  

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Just a quick comparison with Bifrost, I would say I prefer the Woo.  I'm not sure it's not new toy syndrom.

 

As far as features go, the Woo is far better.  The volume control is nice, very nice.  The Woo supports more bit rates.  I can't really hear the difference between the two filters.  Balanced output works well, and you can run both single-ended and balanced at the same time.

 

Not sure what else there is, it's a DAC and so far I'm happy.

 

Edit:  It's bigger than I expected.  Not that that is bad.  


I did the measurements and the pair will fit perfectly on one of my VTI rack shelves.

Good to hear initial impressions are positive. Really cool you can run both at the same time.

I still need to get funds togeher but I might go for it within a few weeks.
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Originally Posted by pyramid6 View Post

Just a quick comparison with Bifrost, I would say I prefer the Woo.  I'm not sure it's not new toy syndrom.

 

As far as features go, the Woo is far better.  The volume control is nice, very nice.  The Woo supports more bit rates.  I can't really hear the difference between the two filters.  Balanced output works well, and you can run both single-ended and balanced at the same time.

 

Not sure what else there is, it's a DAC and so far I'm happy.

 

Edit:  It's bigger than I expected.  Not that that is bad.  



Impressions-

 

Dinner is overrated. How 'bout some pix and more words to follow? This is getting good!

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Pics.

 

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Size compared to Bifrost.

 

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All together.

 

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Front panel.

 

The thing I really like is I can set the volume at 70/100, and then I can get finer volume control on the WA22.  The stepped attenuator sounds great, but you loss a lot of volume control.

 

 


Edited by pyramid6 - 3/31/12 at 7:05pm
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