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Woo Audio WA5 vs. Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold

post #1 of 8
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Can anyone who has experience with the following amps enlighten me as to the sonic differences between them?
 

Woo Audio WA5 (fully upgraded)
Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold
 

I haven't seen many comparisons. I intend on using them with planar magnetic headphones like the LCD-X and Abyss.
 

The Liquid Gold seems more convenient, since there are no tubes to deal with, but if enough people feel the WA5 has a superior sound (which I know is somewhat subjective), I may steer in that direction...or perhaps eventually get them both!
 

Oh, and if there are other amps you prefer over them, feel free to share the details.

post #2 of 8
No answers?
No one can compare these amps?
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

There are various comparisons online, if you search for them, but not many. I will probably get the Liquid Gold.

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No answers?

No one can compare these amps?

 



There aren't many who can't afford $4000 amps smily_headphones1.gif Wish I could...
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

There are various comparisons online, if you search for them, but not many. I will probably get the Liquid Gold.


 You might want to check out the allnic tube headphone amp. I heard one at last years chiunify summer meet along with the cavalli amps and I thought the allnic was the better sounding amp than all three of the cavalli amps I heard at the show. The amp is also a bit less expensive at 5k.

   If you see the allnic it is a honey of an amp. It actually looks more like a speaker amp. I thought iy was the best sounding amp at the meet.

There was a eddie current balancing act amp at the meet but I got there too late to hear all the amps at the meet though I did get to hear quite a few of them.


Edited by buson160man - 4/24/14 at 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 


 You might want to check out the allnic tube headphone amp. I heard one at last years chiunify summer meet along with the cavalli amps and I thought the allnic was the better sounding amp than all three of the cavalli amps I heard at the show. The amp is also a bit less expensive at 5k.

   If you see the allnic it is a honey of an amp. It actually looks more like a speaker amp. I thought iy was the best sounding amp at the meet.

There was a eddie current balancing act amp at the meet but I got there too late to hear all the amps at the meet though I did get to hear quite a few of them.


Thanks for the info! I'm surprised I never heard of this company before. I looked them up and found that Allnic Audio Labs produce many amplifiers. Do you recall which model you heard? Some of them cost tens of thousands of dollars. In case you weren't aware, the Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold is currently on sale for less than $4,000.

Oh, and what equipment (especially headphones) did you hear it with?


Edited by Music Alchemist - 4/25/14 at 8:56am
post #7 of 8
Actually the Allnic is now more expensive than the LAu which is now (at least temporarily) price at around 4k. It seems to be getting rave reviews too, particularly with the Abyss headphones. Wish I could give that setup a test listen.
post #8 of 8
Another vote here for Allnic
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