For some showgoers it’s all about headphones, and the main Headzone at the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show has some top-level product available to visitors to audition.
One impressive combination is the $8999 Woo Audio 3ES, the company’s flagship electrostatic headphone amplifier and preamplifier. It shares the same architecture as the WA33 dynamic headphone amplifier, being a two-unit design with the amplifier docking onto the power supply. The 3ES employs two 6SN7 driver tubes pushing four 300B power tubes as the output stage and one rectifier tube in the centre of the amp.
These were powering the MrSpeakers Voce electrostatic headphones with their huge 88mm diaphragms and Italian Napa leather ear pads - price $4499.
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