The Rockwell is a single ended amplifier with zero feedback, and it employs direct heated triodes for its power tubes. Like the ampsandsound Bigger Ben, it uses a 6SL7 input tube, and it is tube rectified. The out transformers are massive and over spec'd and provide five output impedances (8, 16, 32, 100, and 300). This allows you to match this amp to pretty much any headphone. Like the Bigger Ben, it has Jupiter capacitors, and input transformers, and one single ended input. Volume control is a very high quality stepped attenuator, and it has speaker binding posts on the back of it, making it an integrated amplifier.
AudioExpress RMAF 2016 – ampsandsound coverage Ampsandsound from Southern California (www.ampsandsound.com) teamed up with North California Sonic Studios to show their latest, hand-built hollow-state designs, the $3,600 Agartha and the $1,850 Leeloo combination amps. The former pairs a 6SL7 up front with an overspec’d power supply and 300b triode on output. The latter is both headphone and power amp,using a 12AX7 or equivalent for input (see Photo 8). With a pair of EL-84s out to deliver 2.6 W into an 8 Ω speaker, little Leeloo will also drive a 32 Ω headphone with a dead quiet 1 W of hollow-state […]
I had some time to collect a few of the reviews we received from THE SHOW Newport: Ampsandsound may be missing a few spaces in its name, but a visit to its room at T.H.E. Show in Newport revealed the company wasn’t lacking much else. Indeed, the business founded by medical social worker Justin Weber seems to be making strides in establishing a strong line of components. Weber says Ampsandsound’s goals is to offer hand-built, carefully designed and reliable products offering the highest parts quality at lower prices than a buyer might otherwise encounter for similar gear…. Read the full […]
I first ran into ampsandsound at the Newport show down in the marketplace at the MrSpeakers table. I had heard rumors and seen some initial PR releases about the southern California company but had little experience with them firsthand. Turns out they have quite the selection of tube-based amplifier that straddle both loudspeaker and headphone applications. audio-head and T.H.E Show Newport visits ampsandsound
Tyll Herstens did a great job last weekend in Atlanta spending time with all of the vendors and speaking with the attendees and his much anticipated show report just dropped on InnerFidelity. CanLanta felt more like an enlarged Head-Fi meet than a full blown-out CanJam and that allowed attendees to spend more time at the tables and interact. We had a wonderful event and can’t thank John Morrison, and Joe Saxon enough for the welcome we received. A class group of people in every respect. And a tidbit for foodies…Atlanta has decent deli suddenly. Matzo ball soup to die for. […]