Update: November 4th 2014, “EPA-007x” added to their website. Available in late November.
New dual-XLR / dual-TRS headphone jack, working in either balanced -or- dual unbalanced configuration via front switch (like on the dual-TRS original EPA-007). The rest of the amplifier appears unchanged, specifications-wise.
Phasemation makes almost everything, cartridges, CD transport, hybrid passive volume attenuators, receivers, phono/power/headphone amplifiers, two a DACs, a D2D converter, and a rubidium external clock (discontinued, alas). Their flagship monoblock tube amplifier is costs USD ~25,000 per channel.
About them (http://www.phasemation.com/):
The EPA-007 headphone amplifier (MSRP: 132 300 Japanese yen = 1 679.42 U.S. dollars; though it can be had in Japan and websites for around ¥95,220 ~ 1000 USD brand new) (EPA-007x MSRP: 140 000 JPY):
EPA-007x update (other than the model's name, nothing has changed visually):
|Format||Dual mono drive headphone amplifier|
|Entry||1 line analog (RCA / XLR)|
|Output||XLR / 6.3mm stereo standard jack (×2)|
|Frequency characteristic||20 ~ 100kHz -0.5dB|
|Corresponding headphone impedance||16 ~ 600Ω|
|Residual noise||50μV or less|
|Crosstalk||90dB or more|
|Power consumption||2W (115 or 220VAC, 50/60 Hz)|
|Maximum Dimensions (mm)||220 (width) × 57 (height) × 234 (depth)|
|Accessories||AC power cable|
You can also purchase two Acoustic-Revive TRS male to 3-pin XLR female adapter and a HD800 balanced cable terminated with dual TRS male of the same brand, on the amplifier's product page. (Or buy the updated EPA-007x which features balanced XLR, dual-3pin output)
Here's a video review in Japanese language
Tracking: EPA-007 was first announced in February 2011
Edited by devouringone3 - 7/25/15 at 4:52am