Very cool story! Wow, it took a long time to sell one. I seriously don't think many folks have bought into these. I'm looking forward to the experience. Any DAC that can withstand HD800 scrutiny is a winner! Not that I have room to talk, I'm pairing with HE-6
I have a Signal Cable MagicPower Digital Reference power cord on the way for it. I don't really believe in power cords. Maybe if you're running into a device with a poor power supply and have a good power conditioner in front of it it makes sense, but otherwise, I fail to see how a good power cord can do much of anything since the real filtration happens in the unit itself. But Jack doesn't include power cords supposedly, presumably to cater to the assumption that anyone buying a Woo wants prettier magical cabling....so I figured a cable also from NY and rather stately looking is befitting a DAC of this caliber. The AES & RCA out are all BJC Belden 1800 and LC-1 though. Like the DAC itself, elegant and understated....not flashy. And it visually pairs well with my pro-audio rackmount gear in front of the DAC. No nonsense, rugged, great value, and it all matches in color. I looked at the Signal cable variants that also use Belden stock...prettier...but the blue splashiness of the digital and analog two wrappings just clash with the stately "black accents" Woo
I should be about half-way or a little over half-way through the wait now...
Well, officially, the DAC went on sale as of the following Monday. And as the show in Montreal was the previous weekend, Jack could not have sold a DAC before. !!!!
Lucky me, I didn't have to pay the taxes, duties and shipping to Canada !!!!!
I did not compare the three DACs together and I do not have the intention of doing so (I am too lazy and I am not sure it's worth it). However, I may tell you this; this DAC (WDS-1) is great...really is....the music coloration or smoothness comes from the WA6SE....not from the DAC...it really reproduce the music in a pure way....at least, this is my perception. I am pretty sure that you will love it with the HE-6.
Let us know....