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Plug in your computer, plug in your headphones or IEMs, whatever they are, and go! That's the Woo Audio WA7 fireflies for you.

 

For my written review, see my review: A Tale of Two Tube Amps

post #2 of 25

Great job, Amos Wong. Succinct and tasteful review of a tasteful piece of audio equipment.

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Nice review Amos!  That is certainly a nice looking unit, the glass top really lifts the overall design.  Do the tubes make the glass very hot?

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The glass does get quite warm. But since it's a thick bit of sturdy stuff, it's no real worry. 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
 

The glass does get quite warm. But since it's a thick bit of sturdy stuff, it's no real worry. 

Ahh good. I was thinking it would be great for my office, but there is paper everywhere and I would not want this amp to give new meaning to its name. :bigsmile_face:

post #6 of 25

Great quick review! It is indeed a simple and good looking amp especially with the glass on.

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This is a stellar video review!  I've had the WA7 for some time now and I still had to watch this... your review style is outstanding.  I didn't think you could top your epic "Tale of Two Amps" written review but this is succinct and fascinating.  

 

I tried the EH tubes and hated them but I never considered using a better DAC.  I am happy with the DAC as it is.  If I was looking into a better portable DAC for the WA7, what would you recommend?

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Nice review Amos!  That is certainly a nice looking unit, the glass top really lifts the overall design.  Do the tubes make the glass very hot?

 

Let's quantify the term hot for the WA7 in degrees C (after 30 minutes warm-up):

 

21  room ambient

28  power supply top

25  glass front

32  glass top between tube vent holes

65  tube tops in holes

 

After 5 hours, degrees C:

 

21  room ambient

37  power supply top

38  glass front

44  glass top between tube vent holes

77  tube tops in holes

 

measured with a Fluke 62 max+ Infrared thermometer

 

This is relatively cool for tube amps. The glass keeps fingers and other items away from the hot tubes. The only thing really hot about the WA7 is the sound. Many hours of enjoyment on this tube amp with both HD800 and T90 headphones. Nice video Currawong.


Edited by atomicbob - 9/12/13 at 7:41am
post #9 of 25

I just loved it!
Definitely a must buy for those like me, who prefers a DAC/Amp combo!

It's design is very clean and beautiful just like its sound! clean and smooth!

I really enjoyed it a lot!

post #10 of 25

Thank you 

 

Am I normal people?

 

I wish to see inside the WA7.

post #11 of 25

Very nice with some video reviewing.

Could try get rid of some backround noice from the mic, other than that well done and I've subscribed for more. :popcorn:

post #12 of 25

Great review mate

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Thanks for the great review! Even though I was watching and listening through my WA7, I learned something.. 

   Wow! I didn't know I could use it in DAC mode without power on.

For those worried about heat, don't.  The WA7 runs so much cooler than my Lyr (which you could fry an egg on) and was one of my reasons for going the WA7. Going by spec, the WA7 used much less power than the Bifrost/Lyr, runs cooler, can use as a USB bus-powered DAC and for me, sounds better.

If I were to change one thing is that I wish it would show up on the Mac as WA7 instead of speaker but that's really nit-picking.


Edited by MickeyVee - 9/12/13 at 3:56pm
post #14 of 25

Awesome video review. I have zero access to demo these most audio gear personally.. and most meets are a stretch from me.. these kind of reviews keep me warm inside. Thanks!

post #15 of 25
Currawong - what's the headphone cable on the video? Just curious, thanks.

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Edited by x838nwy - 9/14/13 at 4:23am
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