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Info on new upcoming Headamp pico POWER Portable Amp?

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Headamp's product page has a small blurb about a new future product.

pico POWER Portable Amp

Coming in the future.
Powerful like a desktop amp, small like a Pico.
Recommended for hard to drive headphones.


Are there more information available in meet threads and such? I've searched the forums but couldn't find any mention. I've been away from HF most of this year. I can't imagine there not being any talks about a new product coming from one of the premier amp designer/makers.
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I think that is what you call a teaser. Having found it, you are on the cutting edge.

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it's an 18V powered amp (2x9V) in what should be the thinnest enclosure for a 2x9V amp (around 0.7"), machined out of solid aluminum with a custom battery cover on the bottom instead of the normal end-loading. Length/width will closely match iPhone/touch/classic.

Discrete transistor output buffer, gain switch, ~25 hr battery life with 300mah NIMH batteries

HeadAmp Audio Electronics - home of the Pico and Gilmore amps.  Now with Audeze, Fostex, HiFiMAN, Sennheiser, and STAX.
Find us at www.HeadAmp.com

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post #4 of 12

That sounds excellent! Replaceable 9 volts is a great format.

 

I hope that you will make it a front input design.


Edited by cooperpwc - 10/10/10 at 6:24am
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UH OH. Competition for my SR-71A. It's sure to be a beauty.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

woot! dual 9v batteries! I still have my 9v battery charger from my days owning the SR-71.

 

Justin, will this new amp inherit the digital volume control from the Pico Slim?

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woot! dual 9v batteries! I still have my 9v battery charger from my days owning the SR-71.

 

Justin, will this new amp inherit the digital volume control from the Pico Slim?


 

No.  the advantages of the digital volume control will mostly be noticeable w/ IEMs, while this amp will have good capability w/ hard to drive full size headphones.  so it will be an analog volume control

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post #8 of 12
will it be balanced?

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No.  the advantages of the digital volume control will mostly be noticeable w/ IEMs, while this amp will have good capability w/ hard to drive full size headphones.  so it will be an analog volume control







That's a shame I love the digital volume control on the Pico Slim.
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post #11 of 12

Just posted a sponsor thread with an introduction to this amp

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/528770/headamp-pico-power-introduction

HeadAmp Audio Electronics - home of the Pico and Gilmore amps.  Now with Audeze, Fostex, HiFiMAN, Sennheiser, and STAX.
Find us at www.HeadAmp.com

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I finally found some time to get this thing finished!  So I posted an update here: Update!  This new amp is nearly ready to go.  Just need to...

HeadAmp Audio Electronics - home of the Pico and Gilmore amps.  Now with Audeze, Fostex, HiFiMAN, Sennheiser, and STAX.
Find us at www.HeadAmp.com

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