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ALO Cv5 Portable Tube Amp

Discussion in 'Sponsor Announcements and Deals' started by kb, Sep 11, 2016.
  1. KB Contributor
    Dear Head-fi,
     
    Building upon 5 generations of critically acclaimed portable amplifiers of the "Continental" series, we are proud to introduce the all new Continental Version 5.
     
    Ideal for sensitive IEMs and full size headphones, the new Cv5 features a 6111 vacuum tube with a user replaceable 8-pin socket that is interchangeable with the larger CDM amp. Hi/low gain switch allows for finer adjustment to gain and better versatility usage with the wide variety of IEMs and headphones. The small sized amp produces low heat with low microphonics making the Cv5 a true portable champion. The new Cv5 has the same footprint as the Rx amp, remarkably small measuring at just 2.28 inches x 3.64 inches. 
     
    **NEW** Leather case included!
     
     
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    $799, PR-ORDER DISCOUNT -$100 happening now $699 while supplies last, Please order 
     

    HERE Cv5 Pre-order. Shipping on or before Oct 1st.

     
    Specifications:
     
    Frequency response: 10Hz - 300kHz +/- 0.1dB  (very impressive)
    Input impedance: 110k (low gain) / 10k (high gain)
    Output impedance: < 0.5 ohm
    Gain (low): -10dB
    Gain (high): +10dB
    Output power (into 32 ohms): 325mW per channel, RMS
     
    Features:
     
    - Premium low ESR audio-grade power supply capacitors
    - USB charger input (same as Rx)
    - High / Low gain switch (great for IEMs and full-size headphones)
    - One 6111 dual triode tube, user changeable (tube rolling)
    - 16V power supply (+/- 8V)
    - 20 second mute circuit for tube warm up (blue LED ON during warm up)
    - Low output noise and microphonics
    - 8-9 hour play time
    - Low voltage warning (blinking red LED)
    - Charging LED (Red = charging, Green = charged, Orange = ON)
     
    Thank you
     
    Ken @ ALO
     
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.aloaudio.com/
  2. pkcpga
    I would love to try a portable tube amp like the ALO, only hold up is I'd want the DAC and amp in the same box for portability, not so portable when you have to carry two boxes plus another box for mobile source.
     
  3. KB Contributor
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.aloaudio.com/
  4. pkcpga
  5. Xacxac

    Mojo USB input isn't galvanized.
     
  6. KB Contributor
     
    Yes can play DSD files.
     
    Thank you
     
    Ken
     
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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  7. KB Contributor
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.aloaudio.com/
  8. paulgc
    @KB 2 questions. 1. V5 only available in silver right now? 2. Does it come with a soft case or is it an option? Can’t tell either way on the web.
     
  9. KB Contributor
    Hi,

    Yes does come with a leather case, sorry yes we do have a few more black ones. I will turn that on in a sec. FYI we are very low on CV5s and I dont know when or if we will make more.

    Thank you,

    Ken
     
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.aloaudio.com/
  10. paulgc
    @KB CV6 in the works or just focusing on iem, hp, cables? I guess same question for CDM. Thanks for the quick response on the first post! Love my Cascade, Atlas, SXC 8 for both!
     
  11. KB Contributor
    There is no CV6 in the works, sorry also no CDM2 in the works.

    Glad you dig the Cascade, Atlas and SXC8. I just picked up a Cayin N8 player and man balanced out of that to the Cascade is just a amazing paring.

    Cheers

    Ken
     
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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  12. paulgc
    @KB. One last very subjective Q. CV5 with Chord Mojo and Cascade... a benefit or just extra gear. Yes a subjective Q.
     
  13. paulgc
    @KB you went stealth on me. I know there may be some perceived bias on my Q. As you want to sell product but i do want your thoughts. If not the CV5 with Mojo and Cascade I am still sure you will see my $ at some point with some creation of yours! Just want to see if it makes sense as a travel rig. Paul.
     
  14. KB Contributor
    Hey Paul,

    I dont have a Mojo and the one I tried was so long ago and it was not with a Cascade, sorry I cant report on that.

    Very impressed with the sound of the Cayin N8 balanced out to the Cascade, stellar match.

    Cheers

    Ken
     
    ALO Audio Stay updated on ALO Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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