Spread the love. Let's hear your story about how much you love your MAD Ear+ Purist HD. My story: I had some very specific ideas in mind for my MAD Ear+ Purist HD. The main reason for the purchase was to make my RS-1 and PS-1s sound glorious (a legendary Head-Fi synergy - do a search and find out for yourself). But I figured it wouldn't hurt to add both a Low Z and a High Z headphone jack. Also, I wanted to use the MAD Ear+ as an active Pre-Amp (as opposed to the default passive pre-amp out) to feed my Big Joe power amp, which in turn feeds my beloved AKG K-1000s. And finally, I decided that I wanted to upgrade to Black Gate caps. So after several Emails back and forth to Dr. Lloyd, I decided upon my custom MAD Ear+ Purist HD amplifier configuration. Lloyd was very understanding and patient throughout the entire process, and was more than happy to answer the (many) questions I had for him. So I finally placed my order, and patiently watched the order queue on the MAD website. Several weeks later, I received my MAD Ear+ Purist HD, and let me tell you, it was everything I was hoping for and more! Well worth the wait. My Grados have never sounded better (I prefer the Ear+ over even the SLAM PPX3 with my Grados) and as a bonus, the MAD Ear+ purist feeding my Big Joe and K-1000s sounds better than I ever imagined it would! Lloyd is a class act, and the MAD Ear+ Purist HD kicks MAJOR ass. If you have been on the fence about buying one of these amazing amplifiers, do not hestitate - they are beautiful in both form and function, and Lloyd is a great person to work with. I couldn't be happier. At the price he charged me for my Ear+, I almost feel like I stole it!