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New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by Rhamnetin, Jul 8, 2018.
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  1. whirlwind
    I figured this was going to be a heck of an amp. I was originally going to wait and buy one , but found a too good to be true deal on a used GS-X mk2
    I heard what you heard with the mini..

    If i did not have a GS-x mk2 I would buy the mini on your comments alone.
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  2. JM1979
    I’m really excited for this amp. Owning a Qutest, I really appreciate the SE input to balanced output approach. Owning the Ether 2, I really appreciate the high/low gain switch.

    This really feels like an amp built to accommodate versatility and deliver performance no matter what you throw at it.
  3. hikaru12
    I agree I’m really excited for this amp too. Curious to see if its going to be more bright like its older brother or more relaxed but really resolving with more power like the Lite? If the latter I’m getting one asap in blue to match with my Aeons!
  4. commtrd
    Exactly what I am waiting to hear. If it is like the Gilmore Lite Mark 2, it will be a sweet little amp. Able to accept SE inputs, icing on the cake. SOLD! Actually if my GL Mk2 could do the same, I would have no need (or want) to get a different amp.
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  5. hikaru12
    Other than the cool looks I’m sure haha
  6. nwavesailor
    I second that with the E2!
  7. purk Contributor
    I think you guy will like it a lot. From my memory, I believe that the GSX Mini is a little warmer sounding than the GS-X M2 (don't have it anymore) while even par/slight less at resolving power. The form factor and versatility are quite excellent. Definitely a must hear/own product IMO. Its 4 watts rating is enough to satisfy a very hard to drive headphones like the Susvara.
    commtrd and hikaru12 like this.
  8. buzzlulu
    Wonder how production is going and if there is a new eta?
    JM1979 likes this.
  9. nwavesailor
    @MattTCG, while paired with the GS-X mini last weekend, did you have the OEM pads on the E2 or one of the the soon to ship (I hope) optional E2 pads?
  10. protoss
    I am also wondering how much longer we need to wait?

    On the website and some of the team members said March 30th, 2019? Now that date disappear.

    Well I hope March 30th arrives soon...... :confused:
  11. MacedonianHero Contributor
    I can't wait to review one. Your comments really have me counting down the minutes!
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  12. nwavesailor
    I will be getting the Gilmore lite Mk2 in a few days to pair with Ether 2. I am,however, intrigued by the prospect of the mini and may preorder if I like the Gilmore lite as much as I expect.

    I am Currently using an iPod for a source and the Sabre DAC section of the Oppo HA2-SE line out.

    I expect to potentially get flamed for considering using an iPod and Sabre DAC paired with the E2 and the mini if I go this route. Trying to K.I.S.S. But perhaps too simple!
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
  13. deafenears
    It's been asked in the past but no answers yet, any ideas what the dimensions are?

    Justin mentioned getting the third revision of the board third week of April. If that ends up being the final version, it'll likely be another couple of weeks.

    See https://www.head-fi.org/threads/new-amp-from-headamp-gs-x-mini.883745/page-17#post-14899884
  14. Schwibbles
    The HA-2SE exhibits the Sabre "glare" that the chips are known for but other than that, sounds quite good. Don't worry too much about it.
    FWIW, I prefer the line out of the Oppo to the 4x as expensive, SMSL VMV D1.
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  15. nwavesailor
    Thanks, @Schwibbles!

    I’ll see how I like the Gilmore lite Mk2 with this very basic setup paired with the Ether 2.
    I can always buy a new DAC.
    There is no shortage of opinions posted here on that subject!
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