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post #16 of 122

a view of the rear end would be nice.

post #17 of 122
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a view of the rear end would be nice.

 

Are you talking to me? ;)

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a view of the rear end would be nice.

 

Are you talking to me? ;)

 

:D

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a view of the rear end would be nice.

 

I agree. My Anaconda don't want none unless its got banana plugs.

post #20 of 122

Two stepped attenuators for left and right channels?  :confused_face:

post #21 of 122

Anyone care to guess price of this... thing? My pick would be somewhere between 10 000$ and 15 000$.

Integrating top tier headphone and loudspeaker amps in one (two) product has to be more than expensive I believe.

post #22 of 122

These are beautiful! Woo makes fantastic looking and performing  products but these set a new standard!

post #23 of 122

Very nice...

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Anyone care to guess price of this... thing? My pick would be somewhere between 10 000$ and 15 000$.

Integrating top tier headphone and loudspeaker amps in one (two) product has to be more than expensive I believe.

 

The estimated price was $15,000 on their website.  I would be surprised of actual cost was less than that but I think you are in the ballpark!

post #25 of 122

Plus some major tube rolling...will have instant noodle for life if bring this beauty home :triportsad:  

post #26 of 122

This is a statement product, I dont think they will ever mass produce it. At best I think they will have few made available and rest are made to order. Ofcourse the important question is who is going to purchase this?

I think 15 K for the head-fi world is really something very unreasonable. Sure it looks pretty for sure but the body alone might explain half of the product price. The trick is not to make a great sounding gear at high price but to make a great sounding product at a reasonable price. 

 

15 K just for a headphone amp is really something that requires some serious thinking. 

post #27 of 122

Thinking? Who does thinking at this point?

post #28 of 122

I'm getting a retro vibe and I like it. :D

post #29 of 122

Monoblocks for headphones just makes no sense to me.  You have to adjust the volume in both channels exactly the same which will get old quick.  Steppers would make this less of a chore.  Also, I don't see any advantage in doing this.  The classic 2 chassis headphone amp setup makes much more sense since you're separating the amp circuit from the (much nosier) power supply, instead of separating channels and having a power supply in the same chassis as the amp circuit.  This also requires an extra power cord and outlet in the process.

 

The silver looks much better than the black one.

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Monoblocks for headphones just makes no sense to me.  You have to adjust the volume in both channels exactly the same which will get old quick.  Steppers would make this less of a chore.  Also, I don't see any advantage in doing this.  The classic 2 chassis headphone amp setup makes much more sense since you're separating the amp circuit from the (much nosier) power supply, instead of separating channels and having a power supply in the same chassis as the amp circuit.  This also requires an extra power cord and outlet in the process.

 

The silver looks much better than the black one.

 

This is not just an amp, this is suppose to be a piece of furniture/art in your living room. A lot of thing dont make sense in our audio world  but it is there for those who want it.

 

We are still seen heated debate on whether opamp can make a difference. 

 

But once again woo-audio has other product that follows the part of our hobby world which makes a little more sense.

 

All and all in the world of solid state vaccum tube make no sense at all but still we will see tube that sale for 400-500 or even up to 1K which measure  and objectively perform worst than their 50 cent counterpart replacement.

 

I guess it is a journey that our ear must experience.

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