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post #271 of 1404

I ordered silver and clear... fedex delivery attempt today ofcourse while i was at work and even though i left a signed note on the door they refused to leave it triportsad.gif  now i have to haggle with the system to hopefully have it on hold somewhere to pick up... not what i was hoping for after such a long wait.

post #272 of 1404
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post

I ordered silver and clear... fedex delivery attempt today ofcourse while i was at work and even though i left a signed note on the door they refused to leave it triportsad.gif   now i have to haggle with the system to hopefully have it on hold somewhere to pick up... not what i was hoping for after such a long wait.

Same reason I have almost everything delivered to my office. And the same reason there's a pretty steady flow of packages each day, haha.
post #273 of 1404
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post


Same reason I have almost everything delivered to my office. And the same reason there's a pretty steady flow of packages each day, haha.

 

Same reason my office reception refuses to accept personal deliveries any more.

Can't say this made me popular....

post #274 of 1404

Just picked up a Sennheiser Momentum for College/University use. Straight after unboxing, stick it in the WA7 to see how it sounds. Plastic wrap still on the edges

 

 

post #275 of 1404
I laugh at the hypothetical reaction head-fi would have if I plugged in Beats by dr Dre
post #276 of 1404

yeah my office doesn't even have a reception for deliveries... trying to use a doctors appt as an excuse to take the day off and pick it up tongue_smile.gif

post #277 of 1404

Just got an update e-mail from Woo Audio. They are discontinuing the smoke glass option due to manufacturing delays. All new Black WA7 will now ship with the clear glass tops. Ship dates have been pushed back by a few weeks.

 

Order Date --> Ship Date

Jan 28- Feb 18 --> By the end of April

Feb 19 - Mar 20 - May 10-13

March 20 - current - After May 17

 

Looks like I will have to wait another month. triportsad.gif

post #278 of 1404

Ordered Silver WA7 on March 6th and received in home April 16th.  Haven't quit listening to it since.  For me, it's a great match for my Sennheiser HD800/s and HD580's with the HD650 replacement cord ($15) - takes the sharp edges from it and has brought in the instrumentals quite well.  Background is dead silent.  Fatigue factor reduced significantly.  You just never know about these things, until you own or try them... 

 

Also, I'm using the standard tubes that accompanies the WA7.  I bought but haven't yet tried the upgraded tubes yet ($100) - I'm very happy with the standards.  

 

Has anyone compared the two sets of tubes? 


Edited by RavenDog - 4/17/13 at 8:11am
post #279 of 1404
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Originally Posted by RavenDog View Post

Ordered Silver WA7 on March 6th and received in home April 16th.  Haven't quit listening to it since.  For me, it's a great match for my Sennheiser HD800/s and HD580's with the HD650 replacement cord ($15) - takes the sharp edges from it and has brought in the instrumentals quite well.  Background is dead silent.  Fatigue factor reduced significantly.  You just never know about these things, until you own or try them... 

 

Also, I'm using the standard tubes that accompanies the WA7.  I bought but haven't yet tried the upgraded tubes yet ($100) - I'm very happy with the standards.  

 

Has anyone compared the two sets of tubes? 

 

I believe Currawong did a comparison during his review.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651556/a-tale-of-two-tube-amps-the-woo-audio-wa7-and-alo-audio-panam

 

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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post

Just got an update e-mail from Woo Audio. They are discontinuing the smoke glass option due to manufacturing delays. All new Black WA7 will now ship with the clear glass tops. Ship dates have been pushed back by a few weeks.

 

Order Date --> Ship Date

Jan 28- Feb 18 --> By the end of April

Feb 19 - Mar 20 - May 10-13

March 20 - current - After May 17

 

Looks like I will have to wait another month. triportsad.gif

 

Ditto. I feel your pain.

post #280 of 1404

Methinks the smoked glass version will become a collector's item.  smile_phones.gif

 

I suggested this to him in response to the email they sent out about the delay, but hopefully they can qualify a different vendor for the smoked glass sometime in the future.  I really like that look.

 

I think all you'd need to do to turn the clear glass into smoked glass, is to dip it into hydrofluoric acid or something else that etches glass (quartz, silicon dioxide, etc).  Roughens up the surface.  I actually have access to that where I work.  But no, I won't try it on the only one I have.  biggrin.gif

post #281 of 1404
Well we both know u will try so order a clear glass just I case
LOL
post #282 of 1404

That is the exact reason why I wanted Smoke on Black in the first place.

This is starting to be painful to just wait and wait and wait only for even more bad news.

May? This is crazy!

post #283 of 1404
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Originally Posted by Kevin Brown View Post


I think all you'd need to do to turn the clear glass into smoked glass, is to dip it into hydrofluoric acid or something else that etches glass (quartz, silicon dioxide, etc).  Roughens up the surface.  I actually have access to that where I work.  But no, I won't try it on the only one I have.  biggrin.gif

It would be easy to etch the surface of the glass -- no way to "smoke" it though. smily_headphones1.gif
post #284 of 1404
Honestly I do not know what the process is . But looking at it in person it does look as if the whole glass is tinted .
post #285 of 1404
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Honestly I do not know what the process is . But looking at it in person it does look as if the whole glass is tinted .

You can either color the glass afterwards or mix in the minerals before hand. I imagine the latter is more expensive and difficult but provides a better product.
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