Its always a neat thing to have stuff work well, especially the first time....I was looking for the easy way out, plug and play and came close to buying the Woo Audio WA6SE, but as luck would have it they had a sale on this amp at BH and it was reduced $250. Being retired and on a budget it meant a lot to me and my liking to build stuff and learning in the process made the decision easier for me.
There isnt a lot of stuff written up about this amp, but growing up back in tech college in the 60's we learned tube theory and just started to understand Germanium transistors and PNP and NPN !! LOL. Drawing load lines for tubes in circuits for linearity etc...so the nostalgia is definitly here for me.
I watch as folks spend good bucks on all kinds of NOS tubes and the like....thinking and hoping these magic bottles of my era will lead them to audio nirvana!!...LOL.
With this amp, the 6C45PI tube is not well known, and their are only a very few substitues which makes even the desire to play with tubes, well out of the question pretty much.
The folks at BH are really nice, informative and will answer your tech questions and assist in troubleshooting if needed.
I have a pair of Salk SongTowers and a Van Alstine Ultravalve amp for 2 ch listening, and still like this very much, but to play in that area the cost rises quickly...so the head amp
area is much more affordable to get a good setup going..Many comparitively low dollar amps and dacs to choose from.
This is the most I have spent on an amp for cans ever...
Now that I have this and experience what it is like I could now just buy this one amp and be very happy...but how do we know this unless you try different stuff!!??
Oh well the journey has been great so far!!
Back to listening and thinking about the next "build"~~