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I'm looking forward to get a WA7.

post #122 of 154
Price?
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Originally Posted by SpyderMan View Post

Price?

$777 introductory price.

post #124 of 154

actually its 799

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Originally Posted by WooAudio View Post

Here is the sneak-peek in CanJam.

 

 

 

 

WA7  prototype, estimated introductory price $777
Tube headphone amplifier with USB DAC
 

  • Single-ended Triode pure Class-A, direct coupling
  • 1 super tube 6C45 per channel, no semiconductors in the signal path
  • Handmade output transformer with Nickel Alloy core
  • 32 bit/192k Asynchronous USB DAC
  • 1 USB and 1 RCA switchable inputs
  • High and low output impedance switch
  • Approximate max 1.5 watt/ch output
  • No visible screws in production unit
  • Separated power supply
  • Less than 5 cubic inches (amp)
  • Weights 7.5 lbs. with glass shield (amp)

WA7  prototype, estimated introductory price $777


Edited by wolfetan44 - 12/18/12 at 3:48pm
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WA7  prototype, estimated introductory price $777

ESTIMATED.

 

I know for a fact that its 799

post #127 of 154

but when  L3000.gif

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but when  L3000.gif

around jan 2013 if i had to guess

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Originally Posted by WooAudio View Post

Here is the sneak-peek in CanJam.

 

 

 

 

WA7  prototype, estimated introductory price $777
Tube headphone amplifier with USB DAC
 

  • Single-ended Triode pure Class-A, direct coupling
  • 1 super tube 6C45 per channel, no semiconductors in the signal path
  • Handmade output transformer with Nickel Alloy core
  • 32 bit/192k Asynchronous USB DAC
  • 1 USB and 1 RCA switchable inputs
  • High and low output impedance switch
  • Approximate max 1.5 watt/ch output
  • No visible screws in production unit
  • Separated power supply
  • Less than 5 cubic inches (amp)
  • Weights 7.5 lbs. with glass shield (amp)

WA7

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Originally Posted by stainless824 View Post

around jan 2013 if i had to guess

 

I wish it were a balanced unit.

post #130 of 154

SE and balanced both have their merits but I much prefer SE amps in general due to the more focused center image. Balanced soundstage is wider and at times deeper but on certain amp/headphone combinations, the ambiance is negatively affected by the separation. 

 

That being said though, I do have a couple of interesting things i'm thinking about. As the WA7 has an external power supply, I wonder if you're able to plug a battery into it to get it right off the grid....

 

Something along the lines of

http://www.energizerpowerpacks.com/au/products/xp18000/

 

 

 

or the Passport from the ALO pan am itself,

http://www.aloaudio.com/the-passport

 

 

I suspect some sonic improvements may make themselves very apparent on battery, but if the custom built PSU is good enough it saves the hassle.

 

Battery options also allow the amp to become transportable... something to think about given that the batteries themselves give 8-10 hours of charge.


Edited by stainless824 - 12/23/12 at 6:51pm
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The product page states it does not come with a power cord... Then how does one plug it into the wall to use!?

Sorry for the dumb question but I truly don't understand! Hate to order and find I still have to wait to use bc I don't have the proper cables after spending $799 frown.gif
post #133 of 154

It has a separate power supply, so there must be a cable between the two components that's provided

I'm not sure what happens between the wall plug and the power supply

post #134 of 154

It happens that you have to buy your own... I guess with different plugs depending on the country (since it appears to be voltage-switchable like most Woo Audio products) and esp. the tendency of cable enthusiasts preferring to use their own fancy cables, Woo decided to NOT waste a couple of bucks including one themselves rolleyes.gif Surprised me a bit as well when I got my other WAs. Could kinda understand it for interconnects, but a power cable, c'mon...

 

Then again they're easy to get, or you may have some spare lying around already. Or spend some extra $$$ on a cool looking one that will magically negate the miles of generic power cabling to your house and the much-less-than-audiophile in-wall wiring... Though it might make sense if you actually use it between an extra $$$$ power conditioner and your power supply. If that's what Woo Audio assumes?

post #135 of 154
So where does one get a magical one of these power cables without needing to remortgage the house?
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