Originally Posted by smoked ou7
My visa card is itching to order this amp. I really wanted to hold out for the new Headroom "ultra micro" with the max module but it could be months before anything is official. Honestly, I have never listen to a tube amp before and this little gem sounds like a portable experience not to be missed......hhhhmmm....guess I could cancel my "supermicro" order to justify getting this amp. Must do what "Master Yoda" said....Dwell on this matter, I Must.
The TTVJ Millet Hybrid Portable Amp is a fantastic amp, I have had mine for 6 days and it has been burning in. At the moment it has about 140 hours and it just keeps getting and better.
Right now if I were to say which are the best portable amps I have heard I would say (in no particular order):
- RSA SR-71
- Supermicro IV (I have not heard the 4/11/07 mods yet)
- TTVJ Millet Hybrid Portable Amp
- LaRocco PRII (dying to listen to the MkII version which is supposed to much better)
The funny thing about the list above is how different each of the various amps is from each other. I mean different power source, size, op-amps, shape, etc. Yet they all agree in one thing, delivering fantastic sound. In my case the route has been funny because one of the first amps I ever listened was the SR-71, however I never got one of my own (till this week) because it does not have a charging circuit. Well now that I have it I whish I had done so earlier.
I realize that owning all of the above is overkill but IMO any of them (all is better
) will make over 99.9999% of the listeners happy.
I would like to add that there are two amps which IMO stand out and should be part of the list. Yes their sound may not be on par with the above 4 amps but these two have something special to offer. First the Tomahawk, how many amps can you take on an extended trip (a month or two) and not have to worry about the batteries running out. Secondly the Go-Vibe 6, fantastic sound at such a low price that it almost begs for everyone to own one.