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Offline 8thMan

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Woo Audio to release first solid state amp
« on: May 07, 2018, 06:17:53 AM »
Balanced and portable.

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Re: Woo Audio to release first solid state amp
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 09:57:57 AM »
I wonder why Woo made the decision to go portable with such a significant product?

I personally would have loved to see a full size (desktop) TOTL solid state head amp rather, with or without DAC.
Or even a Hybrid of some sort, bridging the full tube/full S/S market.

Or maybe Woo will never make such an amp, and this is just a diversion... :thinking:

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Re: Woo Audio to release first solid state amp
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 01:53:36 PM »
I wonder why Woo made the decision to go portable with such a significant product?

Easy, they didn't decide to go portable with a solid state product, they decided to go solid-state because they were trying to make a portable product.

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Re: Woo Audio to release first solid state amp
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 02:54:15 PM »

Easy, they didn't decide to go portable with a solid state product, they decided to go solid-state because they were trying to make a portable product.

Well, they've already made a "trans-portable" product in the awesome WA8, but at over a kilo it's pushing the "portable" limit some.

So yes, this is certainly Woo's first properly portable unit, and solid state sure is easier to shrink down.

That said, there are a few other true portable tube amps, like this Little Bear P4 for all of $70,00:


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Re: Woo Audio to release first solid state amp
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 04:13:42 PM »
There is a the WA8; the WA11 is fully balanced, can you imagine the size of it if it was a tube amp?