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post #316 of 1370
Not sure where but I'm sure of it
I can look to see where
I
Might of asked jack Wu himself
post #317 of 1370
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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

Looks like they are shipping out ahead of schedule.

 

Just got a shipping notice from Woo Audio. I should receive it by next monday =D

post #318 of 1370

Just got my tracking info from FedEx as well!!!!!

post #319 of 1370
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

It is a ratio of at least 4 to 1. Meaming if u have N amps output imp of 10 ohms
A 40 ohm iem or headphone is ok not perfect but ok some IEMS. D headphones are affected more than others a d need more of a ratio 5 or 6. I have read threads that say 8 times is perfection. That is tough to do with iem s that Are 16 ohms. It would need to be 2 ohms for perfection.
Ok hope it helps u
AL D

im guessing that 2 ohms is only really available in the portable amps - 2 ohms seems very low for a desktop

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by atomicbob View Post

Measured information on the WA7 can be found here:

 

http://kenrockwell.com/audio/woo/wa7.htm

 

It appears the output impedance is approx. 23 ohms for the 1/8" jack, approx. 36 ohms for the 1/4" jack lo-Z and approx. 110 ohms hi-z.

so perhaps the WA7 is great for my HD800's but not the ie800;s - maybe i should rethink my desire to listen with the ie's at my desktop 

post #320 of 1370
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Originally Posted by hedphonz View Post

 

so perhaps the WA7 is great for my HD800's but not the ie800;s - maybe i should rethink my desire to listen with the ie's at my desktop 

 

Yes..I saw those measurements and they were higher than I was expecting.  Woo Audio specs says WA7 is suitable for 8-600 ohm headphones. I haven't used all my IEMs with it yet...but I can tell you that my Etymotics have never sounded better.

post #321 of 1370
I spoke to jack today regarding the output imp of the wa7. He recommended
To use the 1/4 jack for lower imp IEM S. I agree all my IEM S Sound very good from 50 ohm down to 16 ohm jh16. I must say it sounds as good as it looks.
AL D
post #322 of 1370

On what has been a pretty miserable day (spent in my dentists' office), I just got home to find my tracking info email. I'll soon be in WA7 land! Ordered April 16 - not bad at all.

post #323 of 1370
Cool
It will make you happy
post #324 of 1370
Pretty solidly on the fence right now. There's a number of things the WA7 would do that my current setup doesn't that makes me rather interested...

OK, gents, honest opinions needed. I have a pair of HE-500's running through a Schiit Lyr and Bifrost with stock tubes and a Norn 2 cable. I've been told the WA7 would be a step up but how much of one are we talking about? Most of my audio is lossless but there's a good 15% or so that's still 256+ AAC or MP3.

My current system also doesn't have anything for my 8.A's. One thing I do currently do with my Lyr is run my desktop speakers form it. They have their own volume control and it sounds like that wouldn't be a problem with the WA7, right?

So is it worth it? How much better would it be? Or would it be better?
post #325 of 1370

Wow Doug.. pretty much the same setup as I have but I'm using Amperex Orange Globe tubes.

I'm really considering the WA7 but don't want to drop a grand without hearing or really researching.  

So, same questions for me...

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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

Pretty solidly on the fence right now. 
OK, gents, honest opinions needed. I have a pair of HE-500's running through a Schiit Lyr and Bifrost with stock tubes and a Norn 2 cable. 
So is it worth it? How much better would it be? Or would it be better?
post #326 of 1370

I don't have Lyr but currently own WA7 with stock tubes at this time (but already sent money to Jack an have to wait 2-3 weeks for upgrade tubes) and enjoying it with my D7000 after falling in love with WA7 after trying it with my D7000 as well as T90, T1, and $2000 Fostex at the recent NYC meet and they all sounded great when using built-in DAC with USB input. I personally didn't try HD800 since I prefer T1 over HD800 but those who did really liked it. Also remember you can use different DAC if you want to and you can connect any AMP you have using RCA jacks and compare which one you like best but for me the whole idea was to get compact desktop DAC/Amp in one with DAC capable of 24bit 192 kHz with Asynchronous USB input and tube Amp 

post #327 of 1370

I've ordered my WA7 a few days back along with the upgrade tubes.  While waiting for it, I am searching for a USB cable to go with it.  Any suggestion?

post #328 of 1370
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Originally Posted by Macross View Post

I've ordered my WA7 a few days back along with the upgrade tubes.  While waiting for it, I am searching for a USB cable to go with it.  Any suggestion?

 

AH! Thanks for inadvertently reminding me to grab a USB cable. I hope the one I have is long enough and I don't have to buy a new one. Now I just gotta find it somewhere in my house. Stealing the cable from an old printer. I received my tracking info yesterday. I would have gone crazy if I received my unit next week and realized I had to waste time to go out to buy a USB cable.

post #329 of 1370

Also remember that you will need a power cable

post #330 of 1370
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Originally Posted by RapidPulse View Post

Also remember that you will need a power cable

 

Yep. Have that covered. biggrin.gif

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