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post #1021 of 1240

The Reußenzehn is more like a finessed Italian engine, while the King is all USA musclecar!

 

Both cool!

post #1022 of 1240

 

Mal Valve, Headamp Three - Inside. Can drive any headphone, electrostats too!

 

 

Earmax Silver Edition. Small and beatiful biggrin.gif

post #1023 of 1240

Kondo Gakuon II again, they are just too gorgeous...

 

post #1024 of 1240

Them Earmax's are extremely expensive for what it does and sound like.

 

Anywho, been looking to get some monoblocks lately, casually browsing around stumbled upon these beauties.

 

Lars XLS monoblocks.

 

 

 

 

post #1025 of 1240

I like the symmetry and industrial look of David Manley's compact VTL chassis...

 

post #1026 of 1240
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Them Earmax's are extremely expensive for what it does and sound like.

 

Anywho, been looking to get some monoblocks lately, casually browsing around stumbled upon these beauties.

 

Lars XLS monoblocks.

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting design, but all of that clear acrylic completely kills the aesthetic for me.

post #1027 of 1240

If at all possible, can you guys post the prices too? I'd love to know what all this beauty costs. biggrin.gif

post #1028 of 1240

 

The "Art Adagio" 

$25,000.00

post #1029 of 1240
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Interesting design, but all of that clear acrylic completely kills the aesthetic for me.


I've seen them at an audio show, and frankly they don't look good at all...

post #1030 of 1240

Icon Audio HP8 Mk2 Headphone Amplifier

 

 

 

Love the utilitarian aesthetic.

post #1031 of 1240
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Icon Audio HP8 Mk2 Headphone Amplifier

 

 

 

Love the utilitarian aesthetic.

If the amplifiers had personalities this one would be 'auntie Bertha'.

post #1032 of 1240

I never understood why the Icon Audio's are so expensive, they compare best to sub $350 hp amp's.

post #1033 of 1240

I disagree, as the HP8 that I listened to recently sounded very good indeed.

 

John Grandberg (project86) reviewed the amp very favorably too - http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/icon-audio-hp8-mk2-tube-headphone-amplifier - in this interesting and informative article.

 

Cheers,

 

Andy. 

 

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I never understood why the Icon Audio's are so expensive, they compare best to sub $350 hp amp's.

post #1034 of 1240
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Kondo Gakuon II again, they are just too gorgeous...



Now that there is my dream list Power amp! Combine that with their pre, Turntable and Voxative Ampeggio Due and DCS digital front end and I would never leave my listening room!

Of course I am part way there with my TU-05 by fellow Japanese company Analog Squared Paper or as I like to think Kondo Audio note with batteries! I think this is a pretty good looking SET amp but them I am biased biggrin.gif

T5P
Edited by ianmedium - 4/1/13 at 8:34pm
post #1035 of 1240

Moth audio still does it for me...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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