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Old 02-15-2018, 08:22 PM
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Default Woo Audio WA6

Well, after waiting almost 2 months, the Woo Audio WA6 finally showed up.

Have to say, it is a great tube headphone amp for the money.

Quality build throughout, looks great.

I ordered the optional Sophia Princess rectifier tube and the optional 13EM7 tubes and adapters. The stock tubes are always included with Woo amps as well.

Sounds terrific out of the box but they do take some time to break in. I'll post some updates as I get some more listening time on it.

Pairing this with the Sennheiser HD600 and ZMF Auteur for some late night desktop listening.

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Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Old 02-15-2018, 08:23 PM
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Main System:


Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:20 PM
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Very nice Serge.

Iíve always wanted to pull the trigger on a Woo headphone amp. Maybe some day.
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Very nice Serge.

Iíve always wanted to pull the trigger on a Woo headphone amp. Maybe some day.
The WA6 is not too bad $$$ wise! Go for it or if you think you would rather step up to a bigger and better Woo amp then wait for that and don't settle. I have to say the WA6 is great for what I envisioned would be my "desktop" tube amp.
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Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Old 02-15-2018, 09:29 PM
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I think youíll like the end result. Iíve had mine with the Princess for several years now and still enjoy it with the Sean 800s.
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I think youíll like the end result. Iíve had mine with the Princess for several years now and still enjoy it with the Sean 800s.
I can see that pairing going very well together.
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Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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I'm 'Woo-Wooing' right along with you Serge, for I've had the same amp since last fall and like you couldn't be happier. I haven't tried any tube rolling yet ........ we'll see.
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I'm 'Woo-Wooing' right along with you Serge, for I've had the same amp since last fall and like you couldn't be happier. I haven't tried any tube rolling yet ........ we'll see.
Nice! Not too many choices with the 13EM7 or the stock driver tubes from what I understand, although there are some alternatives for the rectifier tubes and not so inexpensive ones! I actually went with the WA6 not to be tempted by the gazillion tubes out there since that rollercoaster never ends. Woo-Wooooooo!
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Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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I am a huge fan of Woo Audio especially the WA6-SE. I have heard all of their amps except their most newly released. I did an A/B comparison between the WA6 and WA6-SE and the difference is not subtle at all. It is HUGE. I highly recommend upgrading. Your mind will be blown away by the diffence. Out of curiosity, how does your Woo Audio compare to your Primaluna?
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I am a huge fan of Woo Audio especially the WA6-SE. I have heard all of their amps except their most newly released. I did an A/B comparison between the WA6 and WA6-SE and the difference is not subtle at all. It is HUGE. I highly recommend upgrading. Your mind will be blown away by the diffence. Out of curiosity, how does your Woo Audio compare to your Primaluna?
PrimaLuna is an absolute beast when it comes to tone color and saturation and throwing a soundstage that extends beyond any other amp I have heard in width, depth and image specificity/focus. All those EL34's running in Triode Mode and one resistor in the path of the tubes and your cans will do that. Pure Tube Magic.

The WA6 is plenty great, no itch to upgrade here and this is my desktop amp so no room for a 2 chassis amp. I have the PrimaLuna for that purpose.
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Main System:


Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
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