-- Solid wood (Padauk and Walnut) that is CNC routed, laser engraving, with a gorgeous look and feel, and highest quality.
The ALO Audio Amphora will feature the Red Wine Audio Isabella Headphone Amplifier board, along with the following premium parts and features:
--Goldpoint Stepped Attenuator volume control and silver-satin aluminum knob (Goldpoint Level Controls)
-- 2 inputs (Vampire RCAs, and 1/8" stereo jack) and mini-toggle input select switch
-- Hi/Lo gain switch
-- Vcap OIMP input capacitors (Teflon Capacitors | Oil Capacitors by V-Cap)
-- 1/4" stereo and 1/8" stereo output jacks on the front panel, no need for adapter plugs!
-- Preamp RCA outputs on the rear panel (YES - it can be used as a battery powered, home audio preamp)
-- Ohno Continuous Cast Copper 22awg solid core wiring in PVC insulation used throughout.
-- Li-ion battery powered, rapid-speed auto charger. Universal input voltage (100 - 240Vac) for charger.
-- Continuous play time between charges: > 24 hours.
-- Can drive headphones with impedance as low as 24-ohms
-- The approx. dimesions will be 7" wide x 5" deep x 2.5" tall (not a "pocket amp," but still fairly portable and makes for a great desktop amp!)
-- Made here in the USA (enclosure and installation of parts made by ALO Audio in Portland, OR - and all wiring and testing by RWA in Meriden, CT)
-- Limited edition - only 100 are going to be made and each will have a serial number "x of 100"
-- OPTIONAL iMod / iPod dock on the top. With the supplied adapter plate, one can use it with any iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nano, etc.
For 5G/5.5G iMod customers - just plug it in to the dock. No need for ALO iMod dock cables or dock - it is all built-in with the Vcaps! It will be a dream combo with the iMod!
* Will only be sold direct from ALO Audio (along with package deals with iMods, headphones and cabling sold by ALO Audio): ALO Audio » Home
Standard Version: $995 plus SH comes with charger and battery
iMod/iPod version: $1245 Plus SH also comes with charger and Battery. iPod/iPhone adapter plates not included, I do have a assortment of these plates if you do not already have one.
Vinnie and I are very excited about the release of the Amphora, and are confident that our customers will discover it to be the finest made, finest sounding headphone amp in its price range!
We will be sending Kent ("alwayswantmore") the final prototype of the limited-edition, ALO Audio "Amphora" headphone amp. It will be making its debut at Southern CanFest 2009 on February 21st, thanks to Kent! http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f24/of...2009-a-360873/
Thank you for all your interest and support. The Amphora will be available soon enough! Until these here are some photos.
Please stay tuned for more details.