Our headphone amplifiers are the truest expression of our mission to bring tested designs and minimalist values to personal audio. We have chosen to utilize only single-ended, zero feedback tube designs to bring back warmth and musicality to personal audio. Each model balances the desire for power, the need for quiet operation and the desire for wide bandwidth. The ampsandsound sonic signature closely approximates the best aspects of the classic tube sound of the 50's (maximum midrange bloom), supplementing it with a modern bass signature and transient speed. We have chosen a few of our favorite designs to bring to market.
Our production amplifiers represent our most thoroughly tested designs. We have created push-pull and Single-ended tube designs at a variety of power levels to allow you to select the ideal amplifier for your system. Enough samples of each design have been manufactured to maximize their sonic potential. The Ampsandsound sonic signature closely approximates the best aspects of the classic tube sound of the 50s (maximum midrange bloom), supplementing it with a modern bass signature and transient speed. We have chosen a few of our favorite designs to bring to market. In general, we partner moderate efficiency speakers with tube amps of low to modest output to provide high-end sound at reasonable prices.
At ampsandsound, we build horn-loaded loudspeakers because of the effortless manner in which they reproduce music. Well-designed horn loudspeakers offer a level of realism that other loudspeaker designs fail to mimic. Horn loudspeakers are fast, accurate, delicate, and reproduce music with both the intensity and delicacy that it requires.
Horn-loaded loudspeakers are more complex than a first glance would suggest; Driver selection, horn geometry, and crossover design are equally important factors which must be considered to maximize the strengths of the design. Both the Seneca and Hudson are big horns with a small form factor. They were designed to fit into most living spaces without dominating the room. We utilize modified elliptical tractrix midrange horns, which allow us to control vertical dispersion and reducing room interactions. The tractrix flare provides for solid imaging, while providing wide dispersion. Utilization of a direct radiating woofer is to provide visceral bass, yet taut low-frequency extension. The combination of large horns, big horns, and small cabinets is not a new concept, but what sets the Seneca and Hudson apart from other designs is the implementation of modern large horn geometry, cutting-edge crossover design and driver selection.
Our loudspeakers offer the dynamic capabilities and presence of much larger horns in a more room-friendly design that will not dominate the space, but rather enhance it with the music that it recreates.