May 2016

Digital Trends – Kenzie Headphone Amp Review

By |May 26th, 2016|


Big thanks to Digital Trends for their new review of the Kenzie Headphone Amp.

February 2016

Feedback from satisfied Kenzie owner.

By |February 7th, 2016|

Hi Joe, Good to hear from someone else the owns the Kenzie. I am really loving the Kenzie as well. When I purchased the Metrum Octave MKII NOS Dac, it was recommended to look for a zero feedback amp. That is how I found Ampsandsound, and your review of the Kenzie. I knew this was the amp I wanted to try. I have two pair of Hifiman headphones, the HE-6, hard to drive, and the HE-4, that also likes current. Justin recommended the 600ohm setting for the Hifiman, even though the impedance is 50ohms. […]

The Amps & Sound Kenzie: A Brilliant new Tube Amplifier!

By |February 7th, 2016|

The Amps & Sound Kenzie: A Brilliant new Tube Amplifier!

Kenzie Headphone amp review

Headphone.Guru’s review of out Kenzie headphone amp, 1st review of the Kenzie.

January 2016

New Review of Stereo 15 Sp Ed. – Positive-Feedback

By |January 25th, 2016|

Review of ampsandsound Stereo 15 Sp. Ed.

The Stereo 15 Special Edition (there doesn’t seem to be a regular edition) is a basic two channel stereo power amp, running a pair of EL84 tubes per channel in a push-pull, ultra linear configuration, based on “the famous Hafler circuit with cathode bias allowing for trouble free operation” (quoted from their web site). It also uses one 12AX7 and one 12BH7 (1/2 per channel) and is the first tube rectified amp I’ve ever tried. My review sample was sent with both a 5U4 and a 5AR4, which I swapped out a […]

November 2015

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    We made the The 12th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2015 – The Best of the Best!

We made the The 12th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2015 – The Best of the Best!

By |November 30th, 2015|

The 12th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2015 – The Best of the Best!

Super excited by this. Lots of hard work by the many members of ampsandsound made this happen including our customers and friends. Thank you!

June 2015

Rave review for Stereo 15 Sp. Edition

By |June 22nd, 2015|


Mark Shields Time for me to rave about the beauty pictured above, the Stereo 15. Gorgeous, rich, full, glowing sound bridging the whole spectrum. I can’t praise it enough. Its dynamics and power completely bely the 15 watt rating. It easily drove my huge room to reference volume levels without any distortion. It’s also somehow the quietest amp I think I’ve ever heard. No background noise at all. If I had to sum up this amp with one statement, I would say it embodies everything that true audio lovers adore about […]

March 2015

AmpsandSound will be at T.H.E SHOW Newport

By |March 18th, 2015|

We are going to T.H.E SHOW Newport. Incredibly excited to be going to our 1st audio show this year in Newport. Bringing the big iron with the Casablanca in use paired with the incredible Chapman T5 floor standers. Come see us if going.

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December 2014

Casablancas Review

By |December 22nd, 2014|

casablanca review

I have had the good fortune over the past few months to work with Justin Weber at Ampsandsound and acquire some great audio gear (speakers and amps). Most recently I’ve added a pair of monoblocks that Justin calls “Casablancas” – tube driven (of course), PP, and depending on power tubes selected probably producing close to 60 watts per. I had previously acquired a somewhat modified “Big Ben” SE amp – dubbed “Bigger Ben” by Justin – and was very impressed and enjoying it immensely […]

April 2014

Big Ben Review on Klipsch Forum

By |April 29th, 2014|


Big Ben Review By 2Bmusic:
It has taken me awhile to post this. Lots of personal issues that had to be resolved. At any rate, I just wanted to say thank you to Justin Weber for the advise, and helping me to get my system set up, running and sounding great. There are many wonderful vendors here. Justin is certainly one of them. After much reading and question asking, I decided on SET Big Ben to power my LaScalas. BB is incredible and the sound is everything I […]

Kenzie Amp Review

By |April 7th, 2014|

Kenzie Amp Review by C.L.Skoog

I received my Kenzie amp from Justin two days ago. It arrived, superbly packaged and on-time. I have been spinning vinyl since 1967.

In 1990, I started my CD collection but never quit my analog hobby for vinyl. I have been fortunate enough to be able to demo many tube and solid-state amps over the years. I have demoed McIntosh, Manley Labs and many other hi-end amps costing $10,000 or more.

At this point I own a 2005 Manley Labs Sting Ray that is wired in triode and also […]