Now I'll be typing up my impressions in a few but wanted to get this thread out there.
EDIT: Review Below
I'll be honest i'm not great at reviews and so i'll keep it short and sweet and leave the longer reviews for others who've heard it.
Wow, is the first thing that comes to mind after taking a listen to this amp. It really is something quite special, and I can see it becoming a fav of a lot of head-fi users. Where to start? How about power? Well, I can tell you it has power for sure, it ran the HE-6 beautifully, very clean and natural sounding. Extremely good with dynamics, you can go from hearing the smallest low level details to thunderous levels and you'll be left feeling the amp isn't sweating a bit. It has very impressive detail while maintaining a nice warm sound. Bass is extremely controlled with great detail it did wanders for the HD 800s and AKG 702s. Mids where perfect and paired with some planers like the LCD 2s or the HE-6 where simply to die for, very intimate and with great control of soundstage. The highs where also perfect in my opinion but some people might think they sound rolled off. This helped it pair especially well with bright phones like the HD 800s and the AKG 702s. It seemed to make all the headphones I triad just really sing like nothing else i've heard. I triad a few high end amps at the meetup and honestly overall this one impressed me the most.
also note that this is not the chassis for the amp and was just used as a temporary solution to bring it to the meet. Now I don't remember all the details but I believe he said it puts out 3 ohms on the headphone jacks. It also can drive efficient speakers and retail for around $1500 for the first few builds after which the price may change.
Edited by Gatepc - 5/8/11 at 12:34pm