some good info here. thanks.
post #16 of 1459
2/6/09 at 12:56pm
Just talked to the man. Looks like he has all the parts and the chassis bits now (Ferrite beads, power supply circuit board and the plates have been etched/anodized etc). He is going to put together his reference power supply probably this weekend and check out his already put together amp with it and then pass it along to the assembly guys.
The only question left is he kinda wants to strip and redo the chassis top plate because he is not satisfied with how it is looking (This will add a two week lead time) and he will not pass along the cost to his customers. It will take 2 weeks for the power supply to be built anyways so.. I think he is leaning towards that direction since in his own words this is supposed to be the best headphone amplifier he has/will ever build and it is limited to these 10 so he wants everything to be perfect.
Newer versions of this amp will have a different look and be sold as the Aficionado headphone amp/balanced pre amp to be paired with the Aficionado monoblocks that are in development. (It will also be 500 dollars more).
Not long now it seems!