Woo Audio Electrostatic
WA5-LE with Sennheiser HD800
WA5-LE amplifier unit
WA5-LE Headphone amp.
WA5-LE amp front, PSU back
WA5-LE amp front, PSU back

I am completely blown away by the naturalness of the music, the realness of the sound. I listen to a lot of classical and jazz, especially small classical ensembles, piano, violin, cello, that type of music, and it is simply put, a fantastic sound coming from the W5. My K1000 have never sounded this smooth and enjoyable, with NO ear fatigue, no etched treble, and plenty of good clean bass. Not only do the K1000 sound great, but so do speakers on the W5! - by stax-i-nox at head-fi.org

What I can say is the 274B has a very different character from the GZ34 metal base. It is far from subtle. First there is more bass - both in terms of quantity and depth. Second, the overall sound is richer, or I should say, denser across spectrum. Some people may call it "sweet" but not syrupy. Third, the far end treble is not as detailed as the GZ34 and tends to roll off earlier. Overall, it is a very different presentation from the Metal Base GZ34. - fkclo at head-fi.org

Price:  $3699  $3329

* One year factory warranty

* AMP and PSU ship in a molded foam within a double-wall box

* Power supply umbilical cord is included.

* 1 pair of 300B, 6SN7, and 274B tubes are included.

* AC Power cord and audio cables are not included.

* Shipping charge applied to CONUS only. International shipping charge will be invoiced when your order is in our system.

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    Technical Specifications:
  • Two 300B [PDF] power tubes
  • Two 6SN7 [PDF] drive tubes
  • Two 5U4G [PDF] rectifier tubes
  • Voltage: AC 110/220V, 50/60 Hz
  • External dimension (each): 8½(H), 9"(W), 17"(D)
  • Weight: Amp Unit: 35 lbs, Power Supply Unit: 40 lbs
    Headphone Amplifier Specifications:
  • Headphones impedance : 8—600 Ohms
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz—60 kHz, -2dB
  • Power output: up to 8 watts via 4-pin XLR and 1/4"
  • Signal/Noise: >= 95 dB
  • THD: <= 0.08%, 1kHz
    Standard Features:
  • Single-ended Triode, Class A, Output-transformer design
  • Point-to-Point wiring
  • User selectable High or Low Headphone POWER Output
  • User selectable High or Low IMPEDANCE
  • User selectable High or Low LEVEL headphone output
  • One XLR input
  • Two RCA inputs

Parts upgrade: $1200
Premimum parts upgrade package.

(Parts upgrade are intended for amplifier purchase, not to be sold on a standalone basis.)

  • Audiophile-grade ultra premium internal parts that make up the highest version of amplifier.

    • V-Cap input coupling caps. Matched pair 0.15uf/600V
    • Blackgate bypass (6SN7 cathode) caps, 150uf/350V
    • Jensen decoupling caps, 100u/500V
    • Jensen voltage filtering caps, 220uf/450V
  • Power tubes upgrade 1:
    Takatsuki 300B matched pair, made in Japan.
    $1620 with 12-month warranty

    The Takatsuki TA-300B are new production tubes and is packaged in an exquisite wooden presentation box. It’s performance and quality are verified by us to ensure our customers are getting the best of the best. These tubes rival the NOS Western Electric 300B in sonic performance.

    Click to see details.

    Power tubes upgrade 2:
    Sophia Royal Princess 300B matched pair
    All tubes are tested by us in an actual amplifier to meet the highest quality.
    $1200 with 12-month warranty

    Sophia Electric applied all expertise learned from the past to this new flagship Royal Princess 300B model. It has the best virtues of both Princess mesh plate and Princess carbon plate 300B tubes and sound light-years ahead of any 300B tubes made in the history including both Sophia Electric Princess Carbon Plate 300B and Princess Mesh plate 300B tubes that won worldwide praises.

    The Royal 300B's come in an exquisite wooden box. Click to see details.

    Power tubes upgrade 3:
    Sophia Princess 300B Mesh Plate black base matched pair.
    Comparable to Western Electric 300B. Buy and ship independently.

    The result is a 300B mesh plate tube with super clarity, low distortion and out of this world mid range fullness and liquidity. High frequency extension and sweetness is the first thing you would hear. This is a true 300B tube that is 100% interchangeable with the popular Sophia Electric globe shaped 300B mesh plate tubes and Western Electric 300B tubes, as well as current production Chinese/Russian 300B tubes (with WE 300B standard).

    Driver tubes upgrade:
    Hand-pick matched pair
    Sylvania 6SN7GT NOS tubes
    We tested these tubes in an actual amplifier to ensure the highest quality.
    $330 (2 pcs) with 30-day warranty.

    You get a clean and dense sound image with these tubes. It is very low noise, smooth and delicate in the upper frequency range, deep and solid bass, high clarity.

    Rectifier tubes upgrade 1:
    Takatsuki TA-274B matched pair
    $1930 (2 pcs) with 1-year warranty

    Takatsuki 274B offer ultimate performance to any current production 274B's. Users have claimed that it exceeds the quality to NOS Western Electric 274B.

    The TA-274B sold in an individual package Click to see details.

    Rectifier tubes upgrade 2:
    Sophia Princess Mesh Plate 274B rectifier.
    $320 (2 pcs) with 30-day warranty
    To impact WA5's sound quality or for your super backup. Buy and ship independently.

    Sophia Electric™ 274B tube is a premium rectifier tube for a 5U4/5R4/5AR4 direct replacement with 3X longer plate structure, thus it has a deeper, wider sound stage and even smoothier sound than Mullard 5AR4.