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The Audio Guild / Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co.'s EMAC 515SE headphone amplifier

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Well I searched for it in the forums but couldn't find anything yet, so I figured I might as well get the ball rolling (if there's another thread, you can remove this one)

 

A while ago Q Audio sent out an email announcing the the creation of The Audio Guild, under the umbrella of which we'd find Q Audio (whose cables a lot of us really enjoy) and the new Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. (EMAC, which may or may not be intentional, but certainly yields most search results relating to the classic text (and so much more) editor)

 

The first product will be a new and perhaps a bit in the spirit of Monthy Python's "And now for something completely different" (but certainly no joke) headphone amplifier, the EMAC 515SE. And I'm surprised it hasn't generated more interest... yet.

 

So for now the official home page, with an intriguing knob rolleyes.gif: http://www.emac-audio.com/

 

Most information can be found on their Facebook page (luckily you don't have to sign in):

http://www.facebook.com/TheAudioGuild/info

Make sure you unfold the "more" bit on the comments that Steve Eddy & Denny Muratovic made starting a couple of days ago.

 

I won't make a copy-pasta of the whole thing, but it's apparently a new/old design revolving around a step-up transformer and a FETlington-type output stage and to quote them "In my opinion, it truly transcends the whole tubes versus solid state schism and is in a league of its own."

 

I'm personally very intrigued, and especially also look forward to the design reveal since it promises to be as unique as the underlying technology... The knob seems to indicate a bit of a retro vibe which I'm always on board for biggrin.gif

 

Oh, and to complete the links, there's a Twitter account as well:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheAudioGuild


Edited by TheGrumpyOldMan - 6/28/12 at 1:17am
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Thread Starter 

UPDATE: Steve recently added a fairly lengthy post on the Facebook page regarding the design of the EMAC 515 SE. It includes not only a first render, but also links to the amplifiers that inspired the design and some of the high-quality components to be used. If you like retro look and a unique electric design, this looks like it would be the one. Just go to the FB page linked above.

 

Just to liven things up here, I have linked a couple of pictures. If that's not OK, or the links no longer work, I'll gladly remove them, just let me know.

 

Concept Render  The Knob

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I'll be keeping an eye on this...

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I just spoke with Steve today, and it's really a fancy gas grill regulator. In fact, rumor has it that it's just a rebadge of the following

 

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

 

 

Further confirmation that Steve is indeed a gas bag.

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Surely it's about time to revive this thread...Any more info?

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Thought I might link the old post on facebook about the amp. Unfortunately, I don't use facebook so I only found this recently. Not sure if much has changed since then (JULY 2012):

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheAudioGuild/posts/176962839101355

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Ya gotta read all the newer posts since then. biggrin.gif

 

Short answer, we're hoping to officially launch by the end of August or early September.

 

se

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:tongue_smile:

 

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