Audiophile favorite Woo Audio has started taking orders for its latest product. The WA7 “Fireflies” Amp/DAC is a super-cool little cube, packing in a Class-A vacuum tube headphone amplifier with a 32-Bit, 192K USB Digital-to-Analog Converter.
CNET’s Steve Guttenberg recently took a nice peek at the product. “The Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies is one of the most beautiful audio products I’ve ever used,” he said. That’s some seriously high praise!
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He isn’t kidding, either. This is a very pretty product, with an all-aluminum chassis that has no visible screws and those 6C45 tubes peeking out of the top. Other features include a linear external power supply for amplification circuitries, a custom-built toroidal power transformer, and multi-layer military grade PCBs.
The WA7 also has dedicated jacks for full-sized headphones and those minis. It also has an RCA connector that can be used as an input or a D-A output, and in/out signals that are selectable.
Woo Audio has put a $799 pre-order price on the WA7 “Fireflies” Amp/DAC, with plans to ship by the end of February. Once that happens, you can expect the price to go up another $200.