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post #571 of 577

Do the filaments light when the unit is on?

Is the source sending signal?

Is the input selector switch in the back in the appropriate position?

ie. RCA for RCA input, USB for USB input? If it is in D/A position, it will turn the RCA connectors into OUTPUTs from the internal DAC.

post #572 of 577

Do the filaments light when the unit is on? Yes, the tubes are light up

Is the source sending signal? Plugging the headphones directly in the 1/4 plug in my computer sound card, it works

Is the input selector switch in the back in the appropriate position? Yes, and I've tried them all *just in case*

ie. RCA for RCA input, USB for USB input? If it is in D/A position, it will turn the RCA connectors into OUTPUTs from the internal DAC.

 

As RCA, I did try the two playback methods I can see on my sound card : Speakers (Sound Blaster ZxR), and Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (Sound Blaster ZxR DBpro).

As USB, I installed the drivers and set playback to Speakers (USB2.0 High-Speed True HD Audio).

 

Either I'm doing both of them wrong, or there is something else wrong.

 

No need to press on the tubes at all right? Right now they are pretty much "loose". The "head" of the tubes are about 1cm below the glass.

post #573 of 577

The tubes should be secure in their respective sockets, but not restrained by the glass top. Does anything change when you move the volume control in the front? How about the H/L switch?

 

Very strange.

post #574 of 577

Nothing changes when I change the volume. Neither does the H/L switch.

post #575 of 577
Ok, we are 9 days further and the WA7 is really loosening up and sounding better every day.
This week I added a pair of Shure SE535's to the line up and downloaded some 24/96 and 24/192 FLACs of Smashing Pumpkins and Lenny Kravitz.
BIG MISTAKE!
How the hell can I go back to Spotify after that?
The DAC inside the WA7 is better than I thought, the detail is simply stunning.
It helps that it is a tube amp, even though it is real detailed (I heard things I have never heard before in songs I have heard 100's of times since the 90's) it still sounds natural...

If you are looking for a DAC/Headphone amp combo and your budget is about $900, put the WA7 on the top of your list.

I have heard many great systems, but that little black cube with its glass top is a top contender.
post #576 of 577
Upgrading power supply will make it better
post #577 of 577
I think my brain will not be able to comprehend it even better, it'll explode!
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