The first is the new $3000 2A3 amplifier from Eddie Current (pictured above) which I hope to receive a review sample in the coming weeks. The 2A3 and 45 tubes are probably two of the most legendary tubes around, and I do expect the transformer coupled amp (with silver outputs), paired with the vacuum tube rectifier supply to embarrass my Zana Deux.
I do have a new amp coming out you might be interested in. The EC 2A3. This is a 2A3/45 no feedback amplifier with external vacuum tube rectified power supply. The power supply will support the 5AR4, 5R4, 5U4G, or 5Y3 rectifier tubes. The amp has a three input selector switch and will drive any headphone balanced, or unbalanced. Output power into speakers is 3.5 watts. Price without tubes and copper outputs is $2800.00. $3000.00 with silver outputs.
And next is the $30 Sennheiser HD202 headphones that I’m enjoying very much with the HM-602 player. I didn’t like the dual-entry 3 meter cables, and so I’ve made it into a shorter 4 ft single entry version, following the footsteps of all the great closed headphones (Sony Z1000, ATH M-50, Sennheiser HD25-1, among others). Also a review coming on this one perhaps next week.
Lastly, I’m also expecting to receive the Audiosector LM3875 kit. Talk about the BEST Gainclone version around. 😀