Buy a miniamp in Europe?
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I live in Sweden where headamps are regarded as type of aliens.
Where in Europe can you buy a battery driven miniamp that is portable? Any suggestions?

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May 14, 2004 at 7:38 AM Post #2 of 21

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What about a PortaCorda(II) from Meier-Audio? I'm very pleased with mine, btw...

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May 14, 2004 at 8:38 AM Post #4 of 21

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I live in Sweden where headamps are regarded as type of aliens.
Where in Europe can you buy a battery driven miniamp that is portable? Any suggestions?

Georg Langrath



Georg, why limit yourself? Ordering from the US isn't difficult or complicated...

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May 14, 2004 at 8:56 AM Post #5 of 21

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Georg, why limit yourself? Ordering from the US isn't difficult or complicated...

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No you are right. But the shipping cost and duty pay makes it cheaper to order from Europe if it is possible. But I have imported from US before so I do that if I don’t find what I seek in Europe.

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May 14, 2004 at 9:01 AM Post #6 of 21

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No you are right. But the shipping cost and duty pay makes it cheaper to order from Europe if it is possible. But I have imported from US before so I do that if I don’t find what I seek in Europe.

Georg Langrath



Georg, my advice would be that if you'd prefer one of the US made amps, just go for it, as the Dollar is pretty weak right now, which makes up quite alot for the duties and shipping...
Where in Sweden are you, BTW? I just moved a while back from Öckerö just outside Göteborg...you can see I've still got my keyboard programmed for the Swedish alphabet..
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Georg, my advice would be that if you'd prefer one of the US made amps, just go for it, as the Dollar is pretty weak right now, which makes up quite alot for the duties and shipping...
Where in Sweden are you, BTW? I just moved a while back from Öckerö just outside Göteborg...you can see I've still got my keyboard programmed for the Swedish alphabet..
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I live in Ljusdal, rather north in Sweden. Born In Stockholm.

I once saw a portable headphone amp not bigger than a credit card. Is it a homebuilt thing or can you buy it? If I have an amp when I take walks it would be preferable that it was very small.

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May 14, 2004 at 10:10 AM Post #8 of 21

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Georg, if you can't find an amp you've heard of, always start here
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Could be one of these you're after, the 2nd one I'd guess:

Super Mini Headphone Amp V3
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Xin SuperMini
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Xin SuperMicro
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May 14, 2004 at 10:26 AM Post #9 of 21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Langrath
I live in Ljusdal, rather north in Sweden. Born In Stockholm.

I once saw a portable headphone amp not bigger than a credit card. Is it a homebuilt thing or can you buy it? If I have an amp when I take walks it would be preferable that it was very small.

Georg Langrath



I used to have that amp you are mentioning (Supermini). The best thing about that amp is its battery life (around 100hours) and its size although the supermicro is even smaller. The supermicro, however, doesn't have such battery life.
 
May 14, 2004 at 10:31 AM Post #10 of 21

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Georg, I'm going to pick up one of these for my portable use, me thinks
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Ray Samuels SR-71 Prototype
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May 14, 2004 at 10:40 AM Post #11 of 21

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I'll third the recommendation for the Porta Corda II. This bad boy is a lot of amp, and it will really grow with you. The only annoyance is that in order to plug it into power, you sort of have to do surgery to the case. A knife heated by a candle will do it though. Has Jan modified this?
 
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I think I read somewhere that there no surgery is necessary anymore... the hole you had to cut by yourself in order to plug the adaptor is now already there - IIRC.

And yes, the Porta Corda is a "WOW! - generating" portable amp.
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May 14, 2004 at 8:48 PM Post #13 of 21

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Has Jan modified this?


Yup, he did - the hole comes factory pre-drilled since quite a while, now...
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Greetings from Hannover!

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Thanks.
I understand that you guys like the Porta Corda II. But even if it is battery driven, I suppose that it is a little big to have in your pockets when you are walking with portables?

Georg Langrath
 

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