The package from Todd the Vinyl Junkie (TTVJ) has finally landed and in my opinion the Peak and Volcano combo clearly tops the list of the best sounding amps I’ve ever listened to. I very much prefer it over the Manley Stingray and the Zana Deux amp. This amp is definitely in my wishlist now and so if the finances are good I’m definitely getting one of these babies.
Stay in tune for a review of the Peak, but let the unboxing pictures do the talking for now.
Unboxing the outer carton box.
Pink foams. Yeah the amp is manly enough and pink is not going to change it a bit.
I’m just peeking through the plastic here. Taking my time.
The back panel.
Relay goodness on the input selector with LEDs to indicate active input. Very nice.
Fairly compact dimension. Foot print is roughly similar to the Burson HA-160 (non DAC version). The Peak amplifier is very light while the Volcano power supply is heavier. This thing is going to be much easier to transport during meets than the Zana.
The anodizing finish is silky smooth and among the best I’ve seen.
A close up at the vents. Again, notice how smooth the anodizing finish is.
The Shuguang tube treasure box. “50 Years Treasures HI-FI Electron Tube”.
Stock Tung-Sol 6SN7 GTB tube on the left, Shuguang CV181 tube on the right. The Shuguang is the more expensive tube option for the Peak.