The Arête
Jun 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3


Headphone Vinyl Meister
Sponsor: TTVJ
Jun 21, 2001
HI All,
Both Pete and I have been hard at work creating new products for the high end headphone listener. Our newest creation is the Apex High Fi Audio Arête. The Arête uses a single ended discreet JFET gain stage and the same MOSFET output stage as our Peak. It serves as both a headphone amplifier and a preamplifier.  The Arête is $1095 and comes with an external switching power supply and can be upgraded with our Volcano power supply!
Save $50 if you order the Arête and Volcano together (the switching supply is not provided in this package) or upgrade to the Volcano later for $750.
Both power supplies operate 110v - 240v,  50Hz to 60Hz
The Arête is now in production and orders are being taken. The first amps will be shipping in 1-2 weeks. Get in line and order one of these great new amps now!

The Arête front panel and top

3 inputs and 1 line out make this a very versatile headphone amp/preamp!

An inside look at the Arête
Talk to you soon!
Todd Todd Stay updated on at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
Jun 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM Post #2 of 3


Headphoneus Supremus
Jun 3, 2006
it looks nice! i gather this is an update/upgrade from the fet-a amp, a seriously under appreciated and under reported on amp, around here, a somewhat warm and tubey, but never sloppy sounding amp. that was a sweet piece and i bet this is even nicer. certainly it is aesthetically and functionally  (given it's preamp functionality), and i bet it is sonically too. i'd love to get a listen. please sign me up for a loaner (you are doing a loaner program, right?). thanks, Todd!
Jun 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM Post #3 of 3

Tyll Hertsens

Garmentus Vulgaris & Headphoneus Supremus
Member of the Trade: Innerfidelity
Jun 22, 2001
Hi Todd and all,
Thanks for having me over today Toddski.
I wrote up a little blurb for you on InnerFidelity here.
Thanks for wearing your Hawaiian shirt!


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