WooAudio WA8 Eclipse Headphone Amp/DAC

1,800$

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  • Advanced battery power management offers steady and pristine source to both amplifier and DAC
  • The most compact high power all-tube amplifier
  • Precision volume control with premium touch and feel
  • Transportable size and form-factor, full-sized desktop-class amplifier/DAC performance
  • User replaceable vacuum tubes kit available for purchase
  • Included premium quick battery charger
  • Included Pelican carrying case with custom foam inserts to provide maximum protection
  • Multi-layer military grade PCBs
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Description

WA8 is the world’s smallest first battery-operated, vacuum tube headphone amplifier and DAC with performance that rivals full-size systems. Featuring SET Class-A transformer output for transparent sound quality, a built-in 24bit/384kHz DAC, and easy transportability/set-up, it’s capable of driving high-end headphones of 8–600 ohm impedance, while its ultra-low noise circuitry is ideal for in-ear monitors.

While small, the Eclipse boasts a robust military-grade vacuum tube design rated for 5,000 hours of life. Versatile in analog and digital realms, it offers two- or three-tube operation to tailor the sound quality to a variety of headphones and in-ear monitors. The Class-A, Single-ended Triode topology uses ultra-efficient OCC single crystal copper output transformers offering high bandwidth and low loss. The Eclipse also uses an audiophile-grade ESS SABRE Reference 24bit/384kHz and up to DSD128 DAC, excelling with hi-res music files and compatible with Apple iOS and Android devices.

The Eclipse operates via external DC power or battery for noise-free “off-the-grid” operation. Advanced technology provides steady and pristine power to the vacuum tubes and the DAC, offering several hours of play – and the unit is operable during charging. For the first time, high-fidelity and uncompromised sound can be achieved without boundaries. WA8 Eclipse is the ideal audio system for the home, in the office or in hotels around the world.

WA8 eclipse in gold color. *Specifications and appearance are subject to change for improvement without notice.


Highlights

  • Compatible with Apple iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Mac and Windows computers, how-to video LEARN MORE

  • Gorilla glass cover to showcase tubes: Subminiature 6S31B power x2, 6021 driver x1

  • User selectable two or three tubes operation

  • Single-ended, all-tube design (not hybrid), Class A

  • Custom Ni Alloy core output transformers

  • ESS SABRE Audiophile DAC up to 24-bit/384kHz PCM, and up to DSD256 (11.2MHz)

  • XMOS xCORE-AUDIO asynchronous clocking USB Type-B Input x 1, 1/8″ (3.5mm) analog Input x 1

  • 1/4” (6.3mm) and 1/8″ (3.5mm) headphone outputs (8–600 Ohms)

  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

  • Up to 4 hrs. of continuous music playback

  • Anodized aluminum chassis available in black, space gray and gold

  • Power rating (3-tube): 250mW @32Ω, 350mW @50Ω, 180mW @120Ω, 120mW@300, 80mW @600Ω

  • Dimensions: 6.69″ (L) x 3.6″ (W) x 1.69″ (D) 2.4lbs.

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

  • Designed and assembled in New York, USA

  • Three-year limited warranty [learn more]

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WA8 eclipse in black color. *Specifications and appearance are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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