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I've already ordered mine by contacting Jack directly. He said shipment date should be near the end of May.
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Well played!

 

Hmm. I think I'd rather wait until it's officially available. Not sure that I want to bother Jack. Maybe I'll crack before then...  

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I just emailed the general WooAudio account asking when it might be available for order and Jack responded that I could order it now if I wanted so I took him up on his offer smily_headphones1.gif
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I just emailed the general WooAudio account asking when it might be available for order and Jack responded that I could order it now if I wanted so I took him up on his offer smily_headphones1.gif
Price?
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Price?


$350 USD + $50 shipping -> $400 USD total

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I'm receiving mine next week.

 

Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

nice. but when will we plebians be allowed to get one?

 

Originally Posted by JoelT View Post
 

+1  

 

Review sample I assume?

 

Lol, no seriously, they're almost ready.  :smile:  I will be reviewing it of course, but no it's not a review sample.  It is MINE! 

 

As soon as I heard the first public prototype six months and 9 days ago, I claimed the first one coming off the line.  I can still remember the moment I placed the order.  Jack, Jude and I were having drinks, and I said I wanted the first one (in silver of course to match my WA7).  Then I looked at Jude and remembered how much he likes his WA7, so I asked him if he wanted the first one instead.  As he began to chuckle and say no it's okay, I yelled MINE!  And thus, my order was placed.

 

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Hmm. I think I'd rather wait until it's officially available. Not sure that I want to bother Jack. Maybe I'll crack before then...  

 

No, seriously, don't wait.  Once impressions start coming out, I expect there to be a mad dash for these.  So if you wait, you'll just end up dealing with the resulting backlog in orders. IMO, the improvement in SQ was not trivial.  Here's what I had to say in our CanJam 2013 show report about the early prototype:

 

W. Chi:  The WA7's basic signature remained largely unchanged in terms of frequency response. However I was able to enjoy a very pleasant improvement in transparency, soundstage and separation with the new PSU. And while I can't recall my personal WA7 ever sounding congested, it was very clear that the new PSU revealed a new level of detail, depth and dynamics. I was impressed enough that I reserved the first production unit off the line.

 

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Price?


$350 USD + $50 shipping -> $400 USD total

 

That's a good score!  Whenever anyone asks me about the WA7's price, I tell them that it's a fantastic $1,499 amp because I consider the EH Gold Pins and WA7TP to be mandatory upgrades.  I can hardly wait to get it all here, and to match it up against @third_eye's vaunted DNA.  I think he'll be pleasantly surprised at the performance I get for only half the price of his DNA Stratus.  :smile:


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Since it seems like a few of us are going to be getting the WA7TP soon enough, I've gone ahead and set up an impressions thread for it:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/715375/woo-audio-wa7tp-tube-power-supply-impressions-thread


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.so this is how a desktop rig sounds like!!!im new on this hobby.my first rig was x3+beyer cop then x3+cb5+whiplAsh hybrid 8cndctorinterconnect+cop/ba200 after that i purchase ak120titan paired with c5+whiplash+cop/ba200 and now i jump to this wa7 craze,i didnt beleive there is much differnce between my rig before and desktop rig.i say now im a BELEIVER!!at first i use it with my titan i was blown away.and then use it as an amp/dac(there is no usb included but i was to curious so i borrowed usb from my brother even if his using it.have to ask him then bribe him that i will buy his lunch tomorrow..lol)it brought my cans to anthor level.i didnt remember my beyer cop sound this good!!.its hard to go back to my oldrig..if this thing doesnt weight 5kilos i could have brought it with me at work..good thing a friend of mine says the pico power share the same sound sig as the fireflies..almost 7hrs that im using it now,its gettin late im saying to my self one more song then another one..sorry for the long post im to
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No, seriously, don't wait.  Once impressions start coming out, I expect there to be a mad dash for these.  So if you wait, you'll just end up dealing with the resulting backlog in orders. IMO, the improvement in SQ was not trivial.  

Advice taken. I dropped an email a few minutes ago. Sounds like a fantastic upgrade. :D

 

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.so this is how a desktop rig sounds like!!!im new on this hobby.my first rig was x3+beyer cop then x3+cb5+whiplAsh hybrid 8cndctorinterconnect+cop/ba200 after that i purchase ak120titan paired with c5+whiplash+cop/ba200 and now i jump to this wa7 craze,i didnt beleive there is much differnce between my rig before and desktop rig.i say now im a BELEIVER!!at first i use it with my titan i was blown away.and then use it as an amp/dac(there is no usb included but i was to curious so i borrowed usb from my brother even if his using it.have to ask him then bribe him that i will buy his lunch tomorrow..lol)it brought my cans to anthor level.i didnt remember my beyer cop sound this good!!.its hard to go back to my oldrig..if this thing doesnt weight 5kilos i could have brought it with me at work..good thing a friend of mine says the pico power share the same sound sig as the fireflies..almost 7hrs that im using it now,its gettin late im saying to my self one more song then another one..sorry for the long post im to
enthusiastic..smily_headphones1.gif
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Glad you're excited, my friend. But spaces and punctuation are your friends.
sorry for the crappy post.
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and now i jump to this wa7 craze,i didnt beleive there is much differnce between my rig before and desktop rig.i say now im a BELEIVER!!at first i use it with my titan i was blown away.and then use it as an amp/dac(there is no usb included but i was to curious so i borrowed usb from my brother even if his using it.have to ask him then bribe him that i will buy his lunch tomorrow..lol)it brought my cans to anthor level.i didnt remember my beyer cop sound this good!!.its hard to go back to my oldrig..if this thing doesnt weight 5kilos i could have brought it with me at work..good thing a friend of mine says the pico power share the same sound sig as the fireflies..almost 7hrs that im using it now,its gettin late im saying to my self one more song then another one..sorry for the long post im to
enthusiastic..smily_headphones1.gif

 

zniper, welcome to the club!  Your reaction seems perfectly normal to me.  :smile:  Are you running the stock Sovtek tubes or the Electro Harmonix Gold Pin upgrades?

 

Also, Currawong runs a Pico Power amp (or did before he got his AK240).  He also has a WA7.  Might want to ask him for a compari between the two.

 

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No, seriously, don't wait.  Once impressions start coming out, I expect there to be a mad dash for these.  So if you wait, you'll just end up dealing with the resulting backlog in orders. IMO, the improvement in SQ was not trivial.  

Advice taken. I dropped an email a few minutes ago. Sounds like a fantastic upgrade. :D

 

 

Smart man!  I've been bugging Jack on and off for like six months already.  Glad it's finally here as this totally saves me from a severe case of upgraditis whereby I'd be getting a whole new rig.  Might upgrade my DAC though... running a Mytek DSD into the WA7 right now... getting a little bored with it.


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Advice taken. I dropped an email a few minutes ago. Sounds like a fantastic upgrade. biggrin.gif



Yes indeed. I too second acting on that advice! Now its a waiting game biggrin.gif though I might end up pissing off woo as I sent them a message earlier in the day regarding when the EH tubes are coming. I can't wait to try them.
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Yes indeed. I too second acting on that advice! Now its a waiting game biggrin.gif though I might end up pissing off woo as I sent them a message earlier in the day regarding when the EH tubes are coming. I can't wait to try them.

 

Lol, damn us customers always bugging them!  :D  Well now we have a new person to bug...

 

 

Also, just an update, my WA7TP is scheduled to arrive on 4/24.  Also arriving that day is my WA7D review unit.  Happy happy joy joy!  :smile:


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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

zniper, welcome to the club!  Your reaction seems perfectly normal to me.  smile.gif   Are you running the stock Sovtek tubes or the Electro Harmonix Gold Pin upgrades?

Also, Currawong runs a Pico Power amp (or did before he got his AK240).  He also has a WA7.  Might want to ask him for a compari between the two.


Thanks!im using eh tubes forgive my crappy post im to excited.right now im enjoying it so much that i forgat the time.i appriciate the advice to a newbie like me on this
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