"Better" works for me.
Edited by JoelT - 4/29/14 at 8:59pm
No. There are two power switches - one on the power supply and one on the amp - but the switch on the power supply functions as a master. So from now on, we don't have to reach behind the amp to turn it on. That switch can be left in the on position permanently.
BTW, when you set up and plug in the WA7tp, don't be surprised if it doesn't seem to turn on. Only when the WA7 is plugged-in with it's own switch turned-on does the power supply come on.
EDIT: Just as a reminder, make sure you set the correct voltage on the underside of the WA7tp.
Lol. Well then this will really float your boat... @morserotonin and I are going to be doing an initial impressions write-up tonight for Audio360.org. It'll go live tomorrow, and I'll be re-posting it here. So I guess I'm posting to tell you that I'll be making another post tomorrow.
I wish... and the proof of how lacking I am is: I can't get the write-up to show up here with all the proper formatting. Weird. I hate that I have to link out, but you guys can check it out at http://www.audio360.org/amps-dacs_a0027_early-impressions_woo-audio-wa7tp.php
Thanks for the early impressions, Warren. Much appreciated. One quick question: You touched on soundstage briefly, and you both clearly felt that it was increased. Was the improvement fairly significant, or was it more of a slight bump up in terms of width, depth, etc?
Are you saying that you tube rolled the WA7tp and got it sounding much better than stock? If so, which tubes?
You're welcome Joel I know everyone here's been wondering, and I was curious myself, so Kevin and I wanted to get our impressions out there a.s.a.p.
I would definitely say it was significant, yes. If I had to quantify what I heard, I'd say there was a 40% increase in width and a 60% increase in depth. So, on one hand, it is definitely significant in terms of it being readily audible... but not like OMFG the staging was a kajillion times bigger.
That said (and this is the part that mattered most to me), the expansion in both width and depth seemed to pull instruments apart. The resulting improvement in separation was not trivial. In other words, it wasn't just the room that got bigger, but the spacing between people and instruments as well.
Thanks Oleg! Coincidentally, if there was one single thing I would want to improve on, it would be low end extension.
You ain't getting mine!