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post #61 of 591
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There doesn't seem to be much variety available for rolling from what I can see. My impression of the WA7 was that it is a buy, plug-in and listen type affair and not much beyond that.

Are you in LV and have you had the opportunity to listen?

post #62 of 591
Just ordered one from A2A, the price is the same inc post, and being gen 1 i didn't want to risk having to pay $200 to ship it back to jack to iron out any unforeseen kinks should any arise. Plus the guys at A2A have been really helpful with all this, thanks again Guillaume!
post #63 of 591
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Just ordered one from A2A, the price is the same inc post, and being gen 1 i didn't want to risk having to pay $200 to ship it back to jack to iron out any unforeseen kinks should any arise. Plus the guys at A2A have been really helpful with all this, thanks again Guillaume!

wow i didn't expect so many aussies to be on board with this. like 3 so far on these boards alone :S

 

Looks like i won't have a one of a kind product at meets. Maybe in adelaide i will at the very least.

 

Anyone got any ideas as to which power cable and usb cable they're going to be using with it (as jack is not going to include either)

 

Just a generic USB printer cable and Computer power cable? or something a bit more fancy? I would be happy with a 15% difference either way

post #64 of 591

aussie here, ordered from A2A as well, got the black one :)

post #65 of 591
I went silver. A2A are shipping with Aussie cords. Unsure of what standard it will be. For me I get more of a sound change using a quality power cable than I do with a quality headphone cable, so ill definitely get something better. For USB I'm unsure as I haven't tried anything but a cheapie. Anyone have more experience here?
post #66 of 591

I've done a bit of research on usb cables and it appears to be the one topic that starts forum wars between those who have actually bought cables and heard an improvement and those who are adamant that digital 0's and 1's aren't affected by a cable other than if the cable is defective.

 

however general consensus between those who have actually tried a premium usb cable is that they do improve the sound quality and it appears to be from people who have no affiliation with usb cable producers.

 

here's a handy link. it appears that the Wireworld starlight is one of the most popular choices. Flat cable and looks very slick. There's a cheaper Ultraviolet variety, but people who have used both seem to say that the starlight is a significant upgrade.

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/poll-what-usb-cable-are-you-using-7789/index4.html

 

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Wireworld-Ultraviolet-USB-1M

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Wireworld-Ultraviolet-USB-1M-1

 

I've been bugging Guillaume of A2A to stock the 0.5m model for the last day or two and when he finally does, I've decided to go for the 1m. He must be livid.

As for the Power cable, I'm also trying to get him to stock the entry-level wireworld stratus and aurora. They seem like great value for the price and it can't hurt to try at such a low asking price.

 

http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Wireworld-Stratus-52/

http://www.audioaficionado.org/general-audio-discussion/14063-best-budget-power-cord.html

post #67 of 591

I'd suggest getting something to isolate the computer's power supply from the USB, assuming the USB power input hasn't been disconnected inside the WA7 before considering fancy cables. That will likely be more beneficial.

post #68 of 591
Would that mean getting an USB hub with an external power supply?
post #69 of 591

http://electronicsshop.dk/galvanically_usb_isolation.htm?currency=EUR

 

wonder if the wa7 has galvanic isolation inbuilt. getting something like this would negatively affect the sound if it has already been implemented


Edited by stainless824 - 1/11/13 at 5:38am
post #70 of 591

This amp looks so damn sexy especially together with the HD 800.

post #71 of 591

Placed an order, silver version, for my HD 800s.

post #72 of 591
Thread Starter 

Mentioned today at Ken Rockwell's home page. Full review will come out soon.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

 

 

15 January 2013, Tuesday

Hot Tip: I just got a Woo Audio WA7 Firefly combination tube headphone amplifier and USB DAC, and it's awesome:
 

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post #73 of 591

Subscribed!

post #74 of 591

Hope the Audeze lcd2 sound good with these!

post #75 of 591
So glad I ordered one of these!!!
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