The caps and the Vol pot are around 400US alone in this amp...good job as always Sky
Can you get wood over wood ?
I looked over ALO's site, the only real specs offered are on the Wood. Not much said about the what makes it go. No proud pix of the inside showing the components, the connectors, the solder, board, and wiring work.
I think he meant my Head-fi forum and not the ALO website, there are 2 long threads on the Amphora located with in my sponsored forum HERE
With the Amphora discussion with some technical nuggets specificallyHERE Also the very first post does talk about the wire, components, what connectors were used etc... several posts on internal photos were posted, hope this helps?
and the Amphora impressions by usersHERE
There are lot of photos, no ones hiding anything. As Skylab said at the beginning of his review the enclosure was pretty much covered, most of which is found in these threads. I appreciate Skylabs professionalism and tact here.
Les, quite honestly, that is the sort of post that would make me, as a manufacturer, very hesitant to discuss the details of my design. Are you able to tell, by looking at those pictures, that the circuit used is a CMoy? There is nothing wrong with a simple circuit - in fact, a simple circuit has the potential to offer the BEST sound, if well executed and done with premium parts, and as Pete pointed out, the parts cost of the VCaps and the Pot alone are $400 or so.
So I think you ARE missing something.
|I would say the Amphora is the biggest no brainer in the history of Earth.|
|the biggest no brainer in the history of UNIVERSE!|
|if you can spend a grand, want the very least editorialization possible, and highly value transparency, and highly value soundstaging capabilities, I would say the Amphora is the biggest no brainer in the history of Earth.|
If a cmoy can sound like skylab describes the amphora, I'm all over it hehehe. It doesnt really matter whats inside if it sounds like magic.
|I no longer have any SS amps in the Amphora’s price class on hand to directly compare it with. But at least from memory, I would unhesitatingly say it’s the best $1K SS headphone amp I have heard.|