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Coming Soon: HeadAmp AE-1

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I've been given permission to post some tidbits of info about it so here it goes...

HeadAmp AE-1 (available around July 11th)

Colour: Most likely black. A pair of green LEDs on the symmetrical front panel
indicate either power or charge status.

Dimensions: 2.75" wide, 3" deep, 1.12" tall (plus the size of the knobs/jacks and optional feet).

Inputs: A Pair of RCAs on the back AND 1/8" mini on the front (one of which can be used as a loop out).

Output: 1/8" mini on the front.

Battery: Internal rechargable lithium-ion battery pack provides a battery life of about 125 hours of music, and the included DC adapter charges the battery
in about 3 hours. Unlike most portable amps that have the ability to run
the amp off a DC adapter, there is no hum or noise added when using the
adapter as the amp will always run off the batteries, but the adapter will
keep them charged as long as it's connected.

Circuit: Inside the amp, encased in a small aluminum module is the new amplification circuitry for battery powered amplification. The back side of the circuit board reveals several surface mount chips which make up the power supply and charging circutiry.

Cost: $300-$350
post #2 of 113
will the ae-1 be based on a gilmore design or have a similar gilmore sound?
post #3 of 113
I believe the AE (American Eagle) is a Gilmore design. I heard the prototype at the Maryland meet a few months back and it's a fantastic amp. It's one of the best portable amps I've heard.
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Pics! I must see pics!
post #5 of 113
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Originally Posted by tkam
I believe the AE (American Eagle) is a Gilmore design. I heard the prototype at the Maryland meet a few months back and it's a fantastic amp. It's one of the best portable amps I've heard.
interesting...it would be fun to see a showdown between the AE-1 and Ray Samuels' Hornet...
post #6 of 113
I dug up this pic from the maryland meet thread a few months back. It's the little silver amp on the left.

post #7 of 113
An old, forgotten link...

ok,
erix
post #8 of 113
Damnit.. just when I thought the GS-1 would be the last thing I'd order from Headamp for another few months.
post #9 of 113
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Originally Posted by akwok
Damnit.. just when I thought the GS-1 would be the last thing I'd order from Headamp for another few months.
honestly, I think that the GS-1 will still be better (overall) than the AE-1 for home use.
post #10 of 113
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Originally Posted by Teerawit
honestly, I think that the GS-1 will still be better (overall) than the AE-1 for home use.
It should replace the Pocket Amp V2 very nicely though..
post #11 of 113
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Originally Posted by akwok
It should replace the Pocket Amp V2 very nicely though..
don't discount Ray Samuels' upcoming Hornet portable amp...it's essentially a pocket raptor
post #12 of 113
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Originally Posted by Teerawit
don't discount Ray Samuels' upcoming Hornet portable amp...it's essentially a pocket raptor
A pocket tube amp eh.. can we say charred *enis?

Hehe.
post #13 of 113
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Originally Posted by akwok
A pocket tube amp eh.. can we say charred *enis?

Hehe.
it's solid state, but you can't tell the difference in sound between the hornet and the raptor 9 times out of 10.
post #14 of 113
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Originally Posted by nierika
Battery: Internal rechargable lithium-ion battery pack provides a battery life of about 125 hours of music, and the included DC adapter charges the battery
in about 3 hours.
Is the battery user-replaceable? well, one can always open the box and pry the thing out, but is it user-friendly-replaceable?

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don't discount Ray Samuels' upcoming Hornet portable amp...it's essentially a pocket raptor
Yes, but also don't discount the price. If the sr71 is $400, how much will the hornet be? $500-600? more?
post #15 of 113
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Originally Posted by atx

Yes, but also don't discount the price. If the sr71 is $400, how much will the hornet be? $500-600? more?
sorry bud, but nope, go the other direction
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