Compilation of portable amps
Jan 26, 2005 at 8:23 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 169

ghart999

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I was thinking that it might be worthwhile to start a thread listing the existing portable amps along with their price and website link. No reviews here, just a list. I have spent so much time trying to determine what options I have and would have loved to have a single source to get a list of the options. I don't know if this has been done before, so maybe I am reinventing the wheel. I will start and maybe others can add to this. Maybe we could get a sticky if this gets filled up enough. I would define a portable as having battery power. This list also includes portable DACs, no longer sold amps, and DIY amps. Prices listed are in US$ dollars.
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I also found a link to pictures of various portable amps.
Courtesy of Duncan from www.ipodstudio.com

Portable Amps
http://ipodstudio.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=552

Home Amps
http://ipodstudio.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=505
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AOS Electronics - Flute DAC/AMP - $400 http://aoselectronics.com/index.html

AOS Electronics - Piccolo DAC - $270 http://aoselectronics.com/index.html

AOS Electronics - Pace DAC/AMP - $730-$890 http://aoselectronics.com/index.html

Dr. Head - Dr. Head - 149 Swiss Francs http://www.stgd.ch/audiotrak/DrHead/DrHead.html

Electric Avenues - Pocket Amp 2 - $60 http://www.electric-avenues.com/amplifiers.html

Eyevancsu Amplifiers - CMoy - $50 - $110 http://eyevancsu.net/_wsn/page2.html

Headroom - Airhead - $150 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Bithead - $200 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Total Airhead - $200 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Total Bithead - $270 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Coda Amp LE - $299 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Overature DAC - $299 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Supreme - $449 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Cosmic - $729 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headroom - Cosmic Reference - $879 http://www.headphone.com/layout.php?...&subTopicID=27

Headsave - Go-vibe - $65 http://www.headsave.com/vibe.html

Headsave - Mint-Vibe - $60 http://www.headsave.com/vibe.html

(Note: Headsave no longer exists, so you would have to buy used.)

HPA - HPA-01A - price unknown http://proaudio.8m.net/index.html

JMT Audio - Mint - $90+ http://www.jmtaudio.com/mint_headphone_amps.htm

JMT Audio - Pimeta - $150+ http://www.jmtaudio.com/portable_amp.htm

Larocco - Pocket Reference - $510 http://laroccoaudio.net/pocketref.html

Meier Audio - Porta Corda MkII - $225 http://home.t-online.de/home/meier-audio/

Portaphile - Portaphile Mini - $115-$200 http://www.portaphile.com/ordering.html

Portaphile - The Portaphile v 2.0 - $175 http://www.portaphile.com/ordering.html

Prelude Audio - Symphony II - $125 http://preludeaudio.com/products/aud...mphony-II.html

Ray Samuels Audio - Emmeline SR-71 - $395 http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com

Ray Samuels Audio - Emmeline XP-7 - $495 +$200 for PS http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com

Rockhopper Audio - Mint - $80 - $90 http://homepage.mac.com/skatsaounis/...Audio/mint.htm

Rockhopper Audio - PiMETA - $190+ http://homepage.mac.com/skatsaounis/...dio/pimeta.htm

Rockhopper Audio - PPA - $200+ http://homepage.mac.com/skatsaounis/...rAudio/ppa.htm

Shellbrook Labs - Super Mini Moy - $95 http://www.shellbrooklab.com/mini.htm

Shellbrook Labs - Super Maxi Moy - $125-$215 http://www.shellbrooklab.com/maxi.htm

Simpl Acoustics - A1 - $150 http://simpl.com/
(Note: This amp only works with the iPod)

Sound Professional - Lafferty Headbanger - $99 http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cg...?item=SP-HBA-2

Twinstarr - Blue Cmoy - $90 http://www.twinstarr.com/twinstarr_blue_cmoy.htm

Twinstarr - Red - $70 http://www.twinstarr.com/twinstarr_red_4881.htm

Twinstarr - Black Apheared - $110 http://www.twinstarr.com/twinstarr_black_apheared.htm

Xenos - 3HA - $130 http://www.aptecpro.com/Xenos-Prod/X...ntro-page.html

Xenos - 0HA - $55 http://www.aptecpro.com/Xenos-Prod/X...ntro-page.html

Xin - Supermicro - $150 http://www.fixup.net/products/index.htm

Xin - Supermini - $120 http://www.fixup.net/products/index.htm

Xin - SuperDual - $160 (No longer available new)

Xin - Supermacro - $250-$350 http://www.fixup.net/products/index.htm

Z-Audio - Zmoy - $45-$110 http://z-audio.com/products.html
(Note: No longer made.

Z-Audio - Pimeta - $160-$350 http://z-audio.com/products.html
(Note: No longer made.

Z-Audio - Epsilon - $80 http://z-audio.com/epsilon.html

Z-Audio - Mu - $110 http://z-audio.com/mu.html

Z-Audio - Lambda - $170 http://z-audio.com/lambda.html
 
Jan 26, 2005 at 9:56 PM Post #3 of 169

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Headsave is no more...
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Jan 26, 2005 at 11:38 PM Post #6 of 169

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dont forget all the offerings by Portaphile.
 
Jan 27, 2005 at 12:06 AM Post #7 of 169

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You should include the amps that you can buy from a diyer on Head-fi (such as MisterX, JMT (http://www.jmtaudio.com), and Zemo) (http://www.z-audio.com/). These could include, a cmoy, mint, Pimeta, meta42, z-moy, etc.
The Cmoy usually varies from $20 - 70.
The z-moy starts at $45
I'm not to sure abouy the mint, but I guess from $80 - 110
I have no idea what a meta42 is priced.
The Pimeta can vary from $110 - 160 (or possibly even more)

Oh and you could include the A47, but you don't see a lot of these being sold, so I have no idea what the price would be.
 
Jan 27, 2005 at 11:04 PM Post #14 of 169

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Administrators - can we get a sticky on this? I think it is very helpful and should always be available for others to see. I will continue to maintain this.
 

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