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WA5-LE (2nd gen) Headphone Amplifier (on demonstration)

$3,699.00

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Style: Standard Edition in Black

  • Standard Edition in Black
  • Standard Edition in Silver
  • Premium Edition in Black
  • Premium Edition in Silver
$3,699.00

While we do not always stock every product in every finish, we can always put something on order for you! And keep in mind, many products are only available through our brick-and-mortar retail store. Give us a ring anytime at 415-614-1118 to place an order or ask us questions, or write to info@audiovisionsf.com.

AVAILABLE IN BLACK OR SILVER.

WA5-LE (Lite Edition) is a single-ended triode (SET), class A tube amplifier. It differs from the highly acclaimed WA5 only in that it is a dedicated headphone amplifier and cannot be used to drive loudspeakers. In all other respects, WA5-LE is identical to the WA5 and offers the same captivating sound quality. WA5-LE is designed around the audiophiles' favorite 300B vacuum tube. This tube provides exceptional transparency allowing the listener to experience music close to a live performance. 

  • Updated to 2nd generation in August 2015

  • Tubes: 6SN7 driver x 2, 300B power x 2, 5U4G rectifier x 2

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tube sockets

  • Single-ended Triode, Class-A

  • Transformer-coupled, Point-to-Point wiring

  • Pseudo-dual power supply, dual chassis design

  • User selectable HI/LO headphone POWER

  • User selectable HI/LO headphone IMPEDANCE

  • User selectable HI/LO headphone LEVEL

  • XLR input x 1, RCA input x 2

  • 4-pin XLR and 1/4" (6.3mm) stereo headphone outputs

  • ALPS smooth potentiometer

  • Anodized aluminum chassis, available in black or silver

  • Self-biasing with compatible tubes [chart]

  • Global voltage (100v–240v) without a converter

  • Dimensions (with tube & clearance for ventilation): Amplifier: 12"(H), 9"(W), 17"(D) 35 lbs., Power supply unit: 12"(H), 9"(W), 17"(D) 35 lbs.

  • Designed and assembled in New York, USA

  • Three-year limited warranty [learn more]

The Audiophile-grade premium internal parts upgrade adds the following for $1250. *Available only at the time of original build.

  • Mundorf MCap Supreme Silver/Gold input coupling caps. Matched pair 0.15uf/600V

  • Mundorf MLytic HV double-capacity electrolytic capacitors, 100u x 3

  • Mundorf MLytic HV double-capacity electrolytic capacitors, 220u x 4

 

In the Box:

  • Quick start guide

  • WA5-LE headphone amplifier x 1

  • WA5-LE power supply x 1

  • Umbilical DC cord x 1

  • 6SN7 vacuum tube x 2

  • 300B vacuum tube x 2

  • 5U4G vacuum tube x 2

*AC power cord and audio cables are not included

 

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