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Apex High Fi Audio Peak and Volcano!!!  

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Hi All,

We are very pleased to announce our newest products the Peak headphone amp and preamp and the Volcano power supply. Both pieces were designed by Pete Millett and sold exclusively through TTVJ!

The Volcano is an audiophile grade power supply - the Peak comes with an external power supply and can be upgraded to full potential with the Volcano. The Volcano also will work with the FET-A so you can upgrade there too!

The Peak sells for $1395 and the Volcano is $650. If you order the Volcano with the Peak you will save $50 ($600) in the package.

We will have pictures in a few weeks and will have the Peak and Volcano to show at CanJam this year in Chicago along with the Apex Pinnacle Headphone amp and preamp ($10,000)

The Apex Peak represents a fresh approach to a mid-priced headphone amplifier and preamp.

The Peak is a hybrid amplifier, pairing a 6SN7 vacuum tube voltage amplifier stage with a class-A single-ended MOSFET output stage. Unlike some hybrid amplifiers on the market, the Peak generates a true high voltage B+ supply to operate the tube where it belongs – at a very linear operating point. The single-ended MOSFET output stage is DC-coupled to the outputs to provide excellent drive capability and deep bass response.

Three inputs, selected by a front panel switch, and a line output (which is automatically muted when you plug in your headphones) are provided, so you can use the Peak both as a headphone amplifier and a pre-amp for a loudspeaker system. Relays are used to keep the signal path short and direct.

The standard Peak is powered by an external switching power supply. For ultimate fidelity, an optional linear power supply is available that matches the amplifier in appearance and performance.

Unique design and quality parts combine to give the Peak optimum sound at an affordable price. Unlike many so-called "high-end" audio components, the Peak is not just a prettied-up marginal design implemented with poor-quality parts from third-world nations. It is proudly hand-built in the USA.


Specifications

Tube complement: One 6SN7

Inputs: Three, unbalanced RCA connectors

Line output: One, unbalanced RCA connectors

Volume control: Alps RK27 potentiometer

Headphone output: 1/4" TRS unbalanced • Can drive loads from 16 ohms and up, including difficult headphones like the AKG K1000

Dimensions: Amplifier – 8.5" wide x 3" tall x 11" deep • Optional power supply – 8.5" wide x 3" tall x 11" deep

Power: 120V or 240V, 50/60Hz
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YES, way to go Todd/Meister!! I wish I could attend this years Jam to drink this in! "Sounds" like a winner and it hasn't played a note yet!!
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