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Is this a Continental clone, or does it just look like one?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just noticed this on the web. Is anyone familiar with it? It looks like it might be an ALO Continental clone of some sort....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fanmusic-BL-1-tube-headphone-amplifier-Portable-Headphone-amplifier-tube-pre-/120785440769


Either way, is it any good?
post #2 of 9

It isn't a clone but there is unconfirmed story behind the whole thing. Anyway, don't know much about BL-1, but I reviewed BL-2 here.

post #3 of 9

This came out before the continental actually. I've seen it in the shop myself when I visited China a few years back.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Did you get to listen to it?
post #5 of 9

I listened to BL2 not BL1, and BL2 sounds very very good. Warm and detailed and has everything a solid state have pretty much, except...it goes super hot.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

I listened to BL2 not BL1, and BL2 sounds very very good. Warm and detailed and has everything a solid state have pretty much, except...it goes super hot.

i can agree with it being good but i would not say that is very warm, maybe a tint. The heat is a issue that is a real loser for me though because it is, well not portable.

post #7 of 9

Well maybe to my ears they're warm since my equipment slants towards the cold side. They are very enjoyable indeed, and shame they aren't portable.

post #8 of 9

Yes, we perceive things compared to our gear indeed. Yes, i struggle to find a decent use for it. I prefer other amps at home and cant take it on the god :(

post #9 of 9

I find that the more I use my home amplifier, the less I want to use a portable amp when I go out :P Now I rarely use a portable amp.

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