Beyond its look and feel and even its sound quality, the Woo Audio WA8 Eclipse exemplifies what separates the best high-end products from mainstream offerings. - Steve Guttenberg.
Woo Audio’s epic WA8 Eclipse is the world's first battery-operated vacuum tube headphone amplifier. Featuring SET Class-A transformer output for transparent sound quality, a built-in 24bit/384kHz DAC, and easy transportability/set-up, high fidelity audio listening is possible anywhere.. With its high power output, the Eclipse is capable of driving high-end headphones of 8–600 ohm impedance, while its ultra-low noise circuitry is ideal for in-ear monitors.
While portable, 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 DAC, excelling with hi-res music files and compatible with Apple iOS and Android devices.
The Eclipse operates via external DC power or "off-the-grid" battery 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.
An engineering marvel that achieves desktop-class amplifier/DAC performance while retaining transportability (size compared to WA7).
$1799 / $1899 with free CONUS shipping
Genuine leather case: $149
Built upon Woo Audio's accumulated expertise in vacuum tubes amplifier design
Military grade sub-miniature tubes, lifespan in excess of 5000 hours
Digital USB input and analog input for flexible connectivity
Powerful headphone amp with an advanced hi-res DAC, drives any in-ear monitors and dynamic headphones.
Included: Pelican protection hard case
Optional accessory: Premium leather travel case
Available in black, space gray, and gold
Accepts high-resolution music through USB port
Minimalist audiophile playback system
Elegance meets performance
Easy to setup. Enjoy high-fidelity sound anywhere