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post #196 of 511
Mmm.........
 

" We are reaching out because you have a WA8 Eclipse order in the queue for production. We received our shipment of milled aluminum chassis today. Unfortunately, this batch does not meet our quality standards so we are rejecting the entire batch. This is certainly disappointing and unexpected. 

 

WA8 Eclipse is our pride and joy. We have no choice but to delay your order because we would not ship a product that does not meet our high standard of quality assurance. We’ll be in touch again soon when your order is ready to ship. "

 

 

​I hope they ship my pre-ordered unit before the end of 2017.


Edited by raypin - 5/13/16 at 4:11am
post #197 of 511

I received my unit today. The HD800 certainly sounds impressive

post #198 of 511
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Mmm.........
 

" We are reaching out because you have a WA8 Eclipse order in the queue for production. We received our shipment of milled aluminum chassis today. Unfortunately, this batch does not meet our quality standards so we are rejecting the entire batch. This is certainly disappointing and unexpected. 

 

WA8 Eclipse is our pride and joy. We have no choice but to delay your order because we would not ship a product that does not meet our high standard of quality assurance. We’ll be in touch again soon when your order is ready to ship. "

 

 

​I hope they ship my pre-ordered unit before the end of 2017.

 

Wow.  Sorry to hear that the chassis were bad.  I also received notice this week of the same sort but for three head phone stands that were on back order.  While the additional wait is a disappointment,  I am quite pleased that Woo takes great pride in its products and does not deliver substandard items.

 

I did have the opportunity to listen to WA8 at SoCal CanJam and they are special.  So hang in there, these are superb amps.,..

post #199 of 511
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Originally Posted by raypin View Post
 
Mmm.........
 

" We are reaching out because you have a WA8 Eclipse order in the queue for production. We received our shipment of milled aluminum chassis today. Unfortunately, this batch does not meet our quality standards so we are rejecting the entire batch. This is certainly disappointing and unexpected. 

 

WA8 Eclipse is our pride and joy. We have no choice but to delay your order because we would not ship a product that does not meet our high standard of quality assurance. We’ll be in touch again soon when your order is ready to ship. "

 

 

​I hope they ship my pre-ordered unit before the end of 2017.

 

This hiccup pushed us back approx. 3 weeks. We're working with a second vendor to hopefully avoid this from happening again.

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post #200 of 511
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

This hiccup pushed us back approx. 3 weeks. We're working with a second vendor to hopefully avoid this from happening again.

Does the June date shown on the website take this delay into account or should new orders expect to be shipped in July?
post #201 of 511

Well I was a little reluctant to post this due to the fact that many are still waiting on the Woo Audio WA 8 to arrive. But I could not resist. I have received mine today and it is not to boast, only to say "You are going to be so so pleased when yours arrives."

I had the WA 8 delivered to my work address and when it came I immediately hooked it up to my MacBook Pro via USB, plugged in HD 600 headphones and opened Audirvanna Plus. This is the one word impression I sent to Mike at Woo Audio along with my gratitude and satisfaction with Woo Audio, "WOW!!!" I am so happy for Woo Audio for producing such "Hit it right out of the park products" this Amp/Dac is going to be at the very top of my go to list. So, what does it sound like? To me the best comparison I could make is Vinyl with no scratches, hiss, or pops. For all those who are still waiting, you are in good hands. Woo Audio is at the top of the audio profession. You will be amazed.

post #202 of 511
Just ordered one. Upgrading from an o2+odac. The wait is going to be miserable. I'm glad you're happy with yours! Makes me feel even better about my decision.
post #203 of 511
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Just ordered one. Upgrading from an o2+odac. The wait is going to be miserable. I'm glad you're happy with yours! Makes me feel even better about my decision.


Congratulations - great choice!

 

I am sure you will enjoy this little beast. I miss my review unit dearly.... :(

post #204 of 511
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Just ordered one. Upgrading from an o2+odac. The wait is going to be miserable. I'm glad you're happy with yours! Makes me feel even better about my decision.

Congrats, I am sure you will be very pleased. Koolpep asked the question "Woo Audio WA-8 - All you ever need?" in a review of the WA 8 Eclipse and it got me thinking. If I had to make a choice of one piece of gear I could not do without it would be the WA 8 Eclipse. I am very aware of just a new toy syndrome and believe me when I say that I have given that full consideration and still I have no hesitation at all in saying the WA 8 is something special. A superb example of Woo Audio delivering the best product they can.

 


Edited by havagr8da - 5/19/16 at 4:38pm
post #205 of 511
That's fantastic! May I ask which headphones you're powering with it?
post #206 of 511

danielleesq,

 

Senn HD 600 - ATH ES 10 - Grado RS 1 are the headphones I have used so far all are just amazing. IEMs I have used are Dunu 2000j these blew me away, just opened wide up with this amp, GR 07 were fantastic too, Miles Davis Trumpets I could listen to these all day and just sip bourbon with a big smile the whole time.

post #207 of 511
WA8 or Hugo? with Noble K10s...
post #208 of 511
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Originally Posted by havagr8da View Post

danielleesq,

Senn HD 600 - ATH ES 10 - Grado RS 1 are the headphones I have used so far all are just amazing. IEMs I have used are Dunu 2000j these blew me away, just opened wide up with this amp, GR 07 were fantastic too, Miles Davis Trumpets I could listen to these all day and just sip bourbon with a big smile the whole time.

Thank you for sharing. I've been looking into IEMs so this is fantastic news.
post #209 of 511
I listened to both today and have to say it sounds better on the hugo.

A bit too bassy and warm on the WA8.

Using the HD800S however, the WA8 sounds more musical with deeper bass slam. Combined (Hugo with the WA8) is something special.

There were a few issues though. Whenever the switch is used to change between 2 and 3 tubes, sound only comes out of one ear. It takes a while for sound to become balanced out to both ears. Don't know why this is the case.

The second issue is changing the 2 or 3 tubes switch results in a large popping sound! Sounds like the drivers were just blown which left me with a bit of tinnitus for a few seconds. Dangerous stuff. Learnt my lesson to always disconnect the headphones when I fiddle with the switches. a mild problem but huge inconvenience. (And anxiety about damaging your headphones)

Hope these issues are limited only to early batch production units and they iron out the gremlins in the later batch.

Still, thinking of putting money down on the WA8.


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WA8 or Hugo? with Noble K10s...

Edited by Jimmy6 - 5/28/16 at 3:30am
post #210 of 511
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Originally Posted by Jimmy6 View Post

I listened to both today and have to say it sounds better on the hugo.

A bit too bassy and warm on the WA8.

Using the HD800S however, the WA8 sounds more musical with deeper bass slam. Combined (Hugo with the WA8) is something special.

There were a few issues though. Whenever the switch is used to change between 2 and 3 tubes, sound only comes out of one ear. It takes a while for sound to become balanced out to both ears. Don't know why this is the case.

The second issue is changing the 2 or 3 tubes switch results in a large popping sound! Sounds like the drivers were just blown which left me with a bit of tinnitus for a few seconds. Dangerous stuff. Learnt my lesson to always disconnect the headphones when I fiddle with the switches. a mild problem but huge inconvenience. (And anxiety about damaging your headphones)

Hope these issues are limited only to early batch production units and they iron out the gremlins in the later batch.

Still, thinking of putting money down on the WA8.


Didn't you know that you have to switch WA8 off before changing from 2 tubes to 3 (and vice versa)?

 

You may end up damaging the demo unit.


Edited by uelover - 5/28/16 at 3:50am
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