April 07, 2014 1 min read
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 a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum with […]
April 04, 2014 3 min read
From Klipsch User Forum. Author: joshnich as he give his own Little Ben review. I am the happy owner of an ampsandsound little ben amplifier. Having read Joe and Deans review of the SE84 amp I was compelled to call Justin to purchase one as I figured it would be great for the office. After discussion with Justin, we settled on his “little ben”. I had the choice of a few different tubes and ended up with the EL 34. Any more information on exactly what the differences are between his various options would have to come from him. In […]
March 09, 2014 1 min read
Ryan has been tremendously busy in the shop veneering and building new plinths for orders heading out. We have begun using more exotic hardwoods including Sapele and African Mahogony. I’ve been in a bit of a lull waiting for parts. We have Top plates on order and are awaiting new test transformers for some projects we are fleshing out.
February 23, 2014 2 min read
Started By joessportster, Feb 23 2014 07:53 AM I recently acquired Justins design prototype For his Full Ranger speaker at ampsandsound.com, Mine differs from the version he is now selling on his website in that mine is a little bigger and ported, His finished design is transmission line cabinet, which in theory should make it even better than mine. I also want to restate Justin is one of the finest people I have met, If you order from Justin you can expect outstanding service and impeccable shipping / packing took me an hour to unpack the speakers and the amp, and I […]
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February 22, 2014 3 min read
Started By joessportster, Feb 22 2014 01:14 PM First off I want to start with a summary of my experience dealing with Justin of ampsandsound.com, Through hundreds of audio deals on several sites I can honestly say I have never had a better experience. Justin is far and away one of the most thoughtful and genuine people i have met in this hobby or anywhere else for that matter. He not only cares more about music and how his products perform than he seems to care about money, He also shows great compassion for the people he meets, which is a rare […]
February 04, 2014 1 min read
Started By jbsl, Feb 04 2014 07:56 PM Justin Weber from Amps and sound gave me a discount on a pre production model Stereo 15 he had and I have been enjoying it for the last 5 days now. I do not have a preamp so first I hooked my Oppo 103 up to the Stereo 15(ST 15) and used the volume control on the Oppo remote with very good results. Next I tried the passive preamp Justin provided with about the same results as the O 103. Finally I tried the pre out of my Denon 4800 with the best results. […]
January 30, 2014 2 min read
Started By bracurrie, Jan 30 2014 04:52 PM My family thinks I have gone off the deep end. I believe I am too old for a mid-life crisis (although I am not low-T). I just bought another tube amplifier. That make five so far. Plus the loaner then its six. OK, OK I know there are few of you that have been through more but for me its a lot. I got a tip a while back from someone on the forum about Justin Weber and his fledgling enterprise making tube amplifiers called ampsandsound. The information from the web site with a […]
January 28, 2014 1 min read
Not all projects have a name. This was a one-off I did while toying around in the shop that now lives in a friends office.
January 26, 2014 1 min read
Here’s our Stereo 15 pre-production unit and first production unit going out to customers!
January 21, 2014 8 min read
Started By DeanG, Jan 21 2014 11:31 PM: I enjoy my weekly call from Dave Harris since it always provides an opportunity for a good rant. This is cheap entertainment for Dave, and I’m pretty sure it’s the main reason he calls. Sometimes we’re forced to talk business, since we often share customers, and other times we actually talk about the things that make music sound better. “So, I’ve got this amp over here.” “What is it?” “A tube amp.” “I’m sick of tube amps.” “You might like this one.” “I like all tube amps, but I’m still sick of them.” “This […]
January 03, 2014 1 min read
Earlier this week on the way to work I received my third speeding ticket this year. Rather than blame the distance or my lack of time management. I’m choosing to lay sole blame on Paul Simon and his Graceland album. I have an incredibly large music collection but seem to really enjoy driving to 10 or 15 albums that I’ve ripped onto a jump drive to be played in my car. All three speeding tickets of occurred in San Diego County and listening to Graceland; obviously a bad combination! Driving home tonight at 12:45 in the morning on rocking out […]
December 14, 2013 2 min read
To be honest it’s a massive distraction from my work life, which is why my wife allows for it. I work in 2 of the highest acuity settings for mental health and am a front line provider of mental health services. (The two setting are a prison in California and a large community hospital’s emergency department). Over the course of my life, I’d drink too much and worked too much and I find the latter to be a vastly more healthy behavior. The idea of Ampsandsound as a company is a way for me to not be continuously losing money […]