Adds Preamp Functionality to Bestselling WA3 Headphone Amp
The WA3-PRE achieves the high standards of Woo Audio's build quality and performance, yet it is very affordable. Compact in size, it functions both as a headphone amplifier and a low noise line stage preamplifier, thanks to the RCA output that has been added to the 'stock' WA3. It 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 tube, two 6922/6DJ8 drive tubes.
You get no-nonsense connectivity with your Woo. It provides one pair of RCA inputs, one pair of preamp RCA outputs, 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