"One of The Best Audio Buys I've Ever Made"
The WA3 achieves the high standards of Woo Audio's build quality and performance, yet it is very affordable. Compact in size, this high performance headphone amplifier uses a singled-ended triode, 'Class A' all-tube-drive OTL (output transformer-less) design for pristine sound quality.
"The Soundstage is HUGE"
"The soundstage is HUGE. I can easily tell from what direction all the voices and instruments are coming from now. The vocals (and entire midrange) have superb separation, and seem to carry more weight or 'authority,'" notes reviewer 003 in a Head-fi.org post.
"Probably one of the best audio buys I've ever made, and I've always been a solid state guy. Audio Enthusiast, AudioReview.com I just really like the liquidity of the stock tubes."
Meticulously Made Inside and Out
The WA3 is a high quality, meticulously made product inside and out that uses point-to-point wiring throughout its construction. It uses a premium 80-watt toroidal power transformer for quiet, dependable operation. An Alps potentiometer and power switch plus silver plated wires in a Teflon jacket add to the performance.
The casework boasts an aluminum die-cast chassis with an anodized finish along with aluminum volume knobs and power switch button.
For smooth, rich audiophile performance, you can't beat the sound of vacuum tubes. The WA2's tube complement consists of one 6AS7/6080 power tubes, two 6922/6DJ8 drive tubes.
You get no-nonsense connectivity with your Woo. It provides one pair of RCA inputs and one 1⁄4" stereo headphone jack.
Adventures in Tube Rolling
This Woo Audio product is perfect for tweakers who love to experiment with their gear. Changing the sound quality is as easy as trying a different set of audio tubes as an alternative to the tubes that come standard with your Woo. You’ll find lots of suggestions for ‘tube rolling’ on the Internet on head-fi.org and other audiophile Websites. So roll your own and enjoy!
Handcrafted and Made in the USA
Woo Audio takes great pride in every component that the company designs and manufactures. All products are handcrafted, and they're made in the USA.
"The soundstage, it is HUGE. I can easily tell from what direction all the voices and instruments are coming from now. The vocals (and entire midrange) have superb separation, and seem to carry more weight or 'authority.'"
- 003, Head-fi.org
"Probably one of the best audio buys I've ever made, and I've always been a solid state guy. This amp just makes magic with HD-650's. Tried some different tubes, and like them, but I just really like the liquidity of the stock tubes."
- Audio Enthusiast, AudioReview.com
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I purchased this AMP from Audio Advisor a month ago, after breaking in the amp things started to get better and better, for my ears this is max quality I can catch, I did tube rolling to see the difference to be honest 5998 with 7308 is the thing also I m using my HD650 with this amps which makes sound even more sweeter and very relaxing.
|- Muhammad T, MI|
|this is a GREAT SOUNDING headphone amp|
I tried a lot of hobbyist headphone amps and several big name factory made headamps, most using op amps in the signal path. They all sounded flat and dry, no life to the music. I was about to give up on headphone listening when I read a rave review on the Woo Audio 3 tube amp. I ordered one and found it infinitely better than any solid state amp I had tried before. Deciding to take some more advice from the internet, I started tube rolling. Wow! With good NOS tubes like Tungsol and Amperex the Woo 3 goes to a whole nuther level. The music is more organic and alive. Lots of detail and dynamics. Bass like I never heard before on headphones. The Woo 3 plays nicely with Sennheiser HD650, Grado PS500, Denon D2000 just to name a few. Cant imagine anyone not liking the sound of this amp. Its been in the Woo stable for a while now and I would expect into the foreseeable future. Highly recommended.
|- Jim T, NC|