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Audinst AMP-HP: impressions and reviews

post #1 of 73
Thread Starter 

You might know Audinst for their HUD-MX1, a good-sounding and affordable DAC/amp. Well, they've recently announced the AMP-HP, a portable headphone amp. It's going to be released on June 17.

http://audinst.com/en/bbs/board.php?bo_table=AMPhp&wr_id=5

post #2 of 73

Looks good. I think I'll pick one up if the price is not crazy (I doubt it will be considering the mx1 was very reasonably priced). I was just thinking I needed another good portable amp for a separate little setup I've been planning, so this should fit perfectly.


Edited by project86 - 6/16/11 at 9:11am
post #3 of 73

I will be getting one very soon and will have a review up after testing it out a little while.

post #4 of 73
Thread Starter 

...and it's released. Just search 'audinst' on eBay:

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=audinst&_sacat=See-All-Categories

The price is fairly reasonable, although closer to the MX1's price than I expected. Perhaps I should buy one.

post #5 of 73

i would think the barrel detail on the aluminum body would make it difficult to stack it together with another device.

just sayin'...

 

post #6 of 73
Thread Starter 

It is flat on one side, though, so it should be fine for a two-unit portable setup.

post #7 of 73

I really hope so, I love my STUDIO-V as an amp and a source, but I want a little more juice.

post #8 of 73

I just noticed it comes with a mini-mini cable as well as an iPod LOD cable. Very thoughtful of them! I'm sure they are not super duper high end fancy cables, but it still seems like a very comprehensive package. 

post #9 of 73
Thread Starter 

Looks like Mike from Headfonia's going to get his hands on an AMP-HP. As an MX1 owner, my expectations are as good as his.

post #10 of 73
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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post

Looks like Mike from Headfonia's going to get his hands on an AMP-HP. As an MX1 owner, my expectations are as good as his.


 

I agree. The mx1 sort of set the standard in that price class and still holds up very well. So I expect good things from their new amp. I know they have been working on it, or at least in the planning stages, ever since the mx1 first came out.

post #11 of 73

 



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I agree. The mx1 sort of set the standard in that price class and still holds up very well. 

 

Indeed ! I couldn't have said better  redface.gif

post #12 of 73

Mine is on the way. Couldn't resist. 

post #13 of 73

Guess what arrived in the mail yesterday? The folks at Audinst ship very quickly.

 

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It's very nicely built and very small, being just a tiny bit larger than my TCG T-Box (which is very small!). Package is well done just like the HUD-mx1 was. I love the layout with the input in the rear and the headphone jack on front - it makes things cleaner in my opinion. 

 

The sound? Seems quite good but it is way to early to judge. I guess the only meaningful comment I could make this early is that it isn't an utter disappointment or anything of that sort. That would be obvious even with the limited listening time I've had. But I'll be spending time with it over the next few weeks to really figure it out.

post #14 of 73
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Guess what arrived in the mail yesterday? The folks at Audinst ship very quickly.

 

DSC_0177.jpg

 

 

DSC_0186.jpg

 

It's very nicely built and very small, being just a tiny bit larger than my TCG T-Box (which is very small!). Package is well done just like the HUD-mx1 was. I love the layout with the input in the rear and the headphone jack on front - it makes things cleaner in my opinion. 

 

The sound? Seems quite good but it is way to early to judge. I guess the only meaningful comment I could make this early is that it isn't an utter disappointment or anything of that sort. That would be obvious even with the limited listening time I've had. But I'll be spending time with it over the next few weeks to really figure it out.


You lucky b....... wink.gif

 

post #15 of 73

Take a picture of it hooked up with your source! biggrin.gif

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