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Part Time Audiophile SoCal Can Jam show report – love at ampsandsound

Part Time Audiophile SoCal Can Jam show report – love at ampsandsound

March 29, 2016 1 min read

Pleasure meeting Scot Hull or Part Time Audiophile, can’t wait for his review of the Kenzie. Love at ampsandsound

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Hi-Fi+ Can Jam SoCal Report

March 29, 2016 1 min read

So happy to be mentioned. Hifiplus mentions Kenzie and Mogwai Headphone amps

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Bigger Ben Review – Making Music “Great” Again

March 25, 2016 6 min read

Making Music “Great” Again” – The AmpsandSound Bigger Ben Having grown weary of the boob tube, satellite radio, or any medium discussing our current season of political malcontents, discontent, and boisterous claims of making our Republic “great” again, it was with great anticipation that I took delivery of the AmpsandSound Bigger Ben single-ended tube amplifier. At a time in my life when I need a new tube amplifier like I need another robocall from a presidential candidate, the Bigger Ben seemed like the more intelligent use of my money. Politics 24/7 has worn me out; and those who know me […]

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Positive-feedback review Kenzie Headphone amp

February 11, 2016 1 min read

Positive-feedback review Kenzie Headphone amp

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Feedback from satisfied Kenzie owner.

February 07, 2016 3 min read

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. I route the DAC through my […]

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

February 07, 2016 1 min read

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.

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

January 25, 2016 2 min read

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 few […]

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

November 30, 2015 1 min read

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! http://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/the-12th-annual-positive-feedback-writers-choice-awards-for-2015-the-best-of-the-best/

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Listening Party

November 22, 2015 1 min read

I told Steve Lefkowicz about my headphone amp and the new Eliptrac 240s… He wanted to come hear and brought along some friends. Russ, Stratton, Steve Lefkowicz, and Mike Mercer. My 2 close friends join in to aid with setup. Andy Mawhinney, Art Acosta. My wife and daughter were out of town so setting up the whole house to audition was pretty amazing. After comparing my reference pair of Cornscalas to the pair getting ready to be shipped to NYC all agreed that the big boys were better in every respect. (I still love my pair more ). The […]

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Mike Mercer hears Kenzie Headphone amp

November 22, 2015 1 min read

Mike Mercer was kind enough to listen to my Kenzie headphone amp with Mr. Speaker Ether C headphones. I’ve used Audezze LCDs before and loved, but the Ether C took out the room interaction and we so light and comfortable. If you need a reference headphone it might be the one. Mike had the volume 10:30 and the Ether Cs were jaw dropping. Headphones are truly a way to taste reference level sound without the need of big speakers or complex systems. Never had some many good ears listening. They brought and left some great music, fun time by all. […]

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The completion of project Hulk

October 31, 2015 1 min read

Project Hulk has helped us rise to a new level of building… by far the most complex speaker we have tried, implementing a new crossover, increased structural demands on the cabinet and utilizing state of the art drives. The result is a sound stage that is hulking… The closest example I could give would be, imaging that you’re in a 100 person theater and in the 10th row… Sound stage and dynamic to scale. Anyone in the LA/OC are can come visit and give a critical listen for the next 12days before the speaker is readied for shipping.

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Kenzie Headphone amp back from finishing and fully dressed

October 28, 2015 1 min read

Here is the new Kenzie Headphone amp. We’ve been asked to send two units to a good friends retail store to power a headphone station… super excited for the opportunity.

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