WA8 Eclipse is the world's first battery-operated vacuum tube headphone amplifier and DAC. 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 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 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 "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. WA8 Eclipse is the ideal audio system for the home, in the office or in hotels around the world.
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 Reference DAC
Hi-Res music playback 24 bit, 384kHz PCM, and up to DSD128
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