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Second Gilmore Recieved!  

post #1 of 198
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I wanted to let everyone know I can join Sean H on the short list of people who have recieved their amps , as I just recieved my Headamp Gilmore v.2!!! I haven't yet integrated it into my system for a listen, but my out of box impressions are very good.

It's got a nice weight to it, and a very professional appearance, definatly doesn't look DIY. I really like the look of the jacks in person, though I was undecided from the pictures. The switches all seem solid and don't give the impression of being fragile in the least bit.

Enough for now... I'm plugging this sucker in.

post #2 of 198
Congrats on the arrival of your new baby Gopher. Make sure to give us some initial thoughts on the amp.

My V2 Max will be here tomorrow. I can't wait!
post #3 of 198
Whew, thank god. Finally, some company! Congrats! Definitely well made all around, nice solid feel. Again, burn it in quite a bit before getting too critical. Can't wait to hear your impressions.
post #4 of 198
Got mine yesterday and am blissfully breaking it in. All I can say is Amazing!
post #5 of 198
I hope I will get mine soon....
post #6 of 198
Mine will arrive today.
post #7 of 198
ill just have to sit it out and close my eyes and ears and shut my computer down so i dont get teased as mine is not here yet.


we want to hear some impressions comparing it with different amps you owned and using it with different cans.
post #8 of 198
I guess sovkiller was right...it looks like I won't be receiving mine till May.
post #9 of 198
Adam, the ones going to California take a couple more days and should start arriving on Friday/Monday.
post #10 of 198
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by AdamP88
I guess sovkiller was right...
Don't ever say that!
post #11 of 198
Quote:
Originally posted by AdamP88
I guess sovkiller was right...it looks like I won't be receiving mine till May.
That is what I said.
post #12 of 198
Thread Starter 
Well it's got about 5 hours of burn in on it now, I figure I'll post a few notes:

I'm listening with:
Philips 963SA
Outlaw ICs
Senn HD 600
Cardas aftermarket cables

First off, I wasn't really sure what to expect soundwise--Kelly's description of the sound was a tad hard for me to deciphere (musical & analytical), but I'm getting the idea now. Listening to Clapton, the insturment seperation and focus is just really awesome, the decaying of instruments sound dead on--I'm noding my head to the beautiful sounds with a big dumb smile on my face.

I don't know if I'd agree with Sean H that if feels light on the low end before break in. To my amature ears the sound is nicely balanced, I've been listening to mostly accousticy music since I recieved it, but drums seem to sound the way they should--I'll say more once I listen to something a bit heavy and more encompassing of the bottom end.

I wish I'd had a headphone amplifier with me here at school to compare this directly to, but as it is, I have been ampless for a couple of months, so my only headphone reference is my SR-60s unamped, but the sound in comparision to my MMGs and Jolida 1501RC is very very pleasing... very fast sounding, string instruments just sound magical--on a side note, I was hearing some silbance when listening with my DH Labs BL-1 ICs so I switched to outlaws, maybe that'll go away with burn in.. we'll see.

overall I think it's sounding very smooth and very detailed, with a really transparant mid range--yet it is suprisingly forgiving of what I've thrown at it. I have a 'bootlegg-ish' recording of a D.M. concert I recently attended, and it was very listenable, it isn't terrible quality, but I am suprised it's still enjoyable.

Thats all for now... sorry about the scattered nature of my impressions... I've got alot on my mind, and I suppose I'm just a mixed up individual.
post #13 of 198
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Originally posted by Gopher
Don't ever say that!
hahahahahah

back to the amp... so does it blow you away right away? Does it take a good listen to tell the difference with this amp?
post #14 of 198
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Originally posted by antness
Adam, the ones going to California take a couple more days and should start arriving on Friday/Monday.
Right, which would be May 2nd and May 5th.
post #15 of 198
Adam, a disadvantage to living on the west coast
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