I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who actually falls in love with a beautiful amplifier, or am I? In that case I’ll gladly be the odd one, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The amplifier in the picture of course is the gorgeous Woo Audio WA2. I reviewed it a long time ago and it actually was an upgraded version of a stock WA2 featuring Black Gate Caps (+$400) and a Goldpoint stepped attenuator. The amplifier in the picture was later sold to a Scandinavian Wooist. The breakup hurt.
Gorgeous. Sexy. Powerful. Those are the first things that come to mind when looking at Woo Audio gear, and I feel this pictures shows just that. Of course, it’s always possible you don’t like how their amplifiers sound but you won’t be able to convince me that Woo gear isn’t one, if not THE prettiest on this planet. Woo Audio uses a full aluminium die-cast chassis with an anodized finish and it not only looks great on the outside. The inside, with its point-to-point soldering and clear lay-out, looks professional and again, oh so sexy.
Last week – during my stay in San Francisco – my friend was so kind to get his WA22 out of storage and unbox it for me. The moment I saw the balanced amp, the WA2 heartbreak disappeared. I’m in love again. My wife looked weird at me but that could also be because she knows where this year’s bonus is going to. Not shoes, that’s for sure.
What gear have you fallen for?
Woo Audio: http://www.wooaudio.com/
Woo Audio WA 2 review: https://www.headfonia.com/the-woo-audio-2-the-looks-and-sound/
Woo Audio Internals: http://cdn.head-fi.org/3/3b/667x500px-3b64415d_wa2_internal.jpg
Woo Audio WA22: http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa22.html
Not Shoes: http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/