Fantastic sound. Similar to the appraised Continental V2, but much better bass. Too much gain. Why not a high/low-gain control? The EQ should definitely be revised. I might be interpreted as very critical to this amp, but it’s only because with some minor changes this would have been the best single-ended portable amp I’ve heard. So please Vorzüge, fix them.
Versatile. Get a pocket-friendly cable (i.e. a shortened right-angled one) and an (modded) iDevice (e.g. iPod Touch, Nano or Classic) + IEMs and you can use it everywhere. For a walk. At the gym. Add a CLAS and you have a transportable stack than can drive Orthos quite well. Don’t try to use it in any other way until Vorzüge do something about the fixed gain though. Fixed gain. Less fun.
When I’m writing these final words. All amps used during this extensive review have been sold, except for The Pan Am and the VorzAMPduo. Draw your own conclusions
Equipment used in this review
VorzAMPduo, ALO Audio The National, The Continental V2, The Pan Am + The Passport (with various tubes), Triad Audio L3 + LisaLabPower PSU, Audio Research SP16L, CyperLabs Algorhythm Solo, iPod Touch 4th gen, Custom “Grado” Magnum v4, Audez’e LCD-2 rev 1 w/ LCD-3 pads and LCD-3, Unique Melody Merlin, Toxic-Cables and Whiplash Audio headphone cables and interconnects, Vorz-cable.