Introducing the Amphora - a limited-edition, reference-level desktop headphone amplifier created for the music connoisseur in search of an extraordinary listening experience, dependability, and high value.
The Amphora is 100% designed and manufactured in the USA and demonstrates the finest level of craftsmanship throughout. The enclosure is CNC machined from a solid block of black walnut wood (padauk wood also available) that is laser-engraved and finished using a blend of natural oils for a highest quality fit and furniture-grade finish.
Sonically, the Amphora presents to the listener a natural and effortless musical presentation that highly resolved and addicting. This level of refinement couples musicality and warmth without sacrificing delicate detail retrieval and spatial cues in the music. The Amphora features the Red Wine Audio Isabella Headphone module, along with carefully selected premium components.
Measuring 7‚Äù wide x 5‚Äù deep x 3‚Äù tall and running off a internal battery for over 24 hours of listening per charge, the Amphora is the ultimate in transportability for use in your home or office - delivering a level of sound that is unmatched and unheard of in its price class!
- Goldpoint¬Æ precision stepped attenuator volume control and silver-satin aluminum knob
- Vcap¬Æ reference grade OIMP capacitors
- 2 inputs (L/R RCA jacks, and 1/8" stereo mini-jack)
- 1/4" stereo and 1/8" stereo output jacks on the front panel - no need for adapter plugs and this allows for dual headphone usage
- High/Low gain switch
- Preamp RCA outputs on the rear panel - allowing the Amphora to be used as a high-end, battery powered, home audio preamp
- Continuous Cast Copper solid core wiring used throughout
- Li-ion battery powered, with rapid-speed auto charger
Optional iPod (and iMod) dock
The optional iPod/iMod dock is built-into the top of the Amphora and provides for a convenient connection for your iPod (including the 5G/6G models, Nano, iPhone and iPod Touch) as well as for the 5G/5.5G iMod. This dock utilizes universal docking adapter plate for a perfect fit! It also provides the most direct connection to Amphora (bypassing line-out dock cables and connectors) for the very best sound quality.
- Input impedance ‚Äì 20k
- Output impedance (preamp outputs) ‚Äì less than 100 ohms
- Inputs - 2 sets
- Headphone outputs ‚Äì 2 sets
- Preamp outputs ‚Äì 1 set
- Gain ‚Äì Switchable 0dB / 12dB
- Battery - 9V Li-Ion
- Play time between charges ‚Äì greater than 24 hours
- Charger ‚Äì Li-Ion auto-charger. Fully charges in less than 4 hours
- Charger input voltage ‚Äì 100Vac ‚Äì 240Vac, 50/60Hz
- Dimensions ‚Äì approx. 7‚Äù wide x 5‚Äù deep x 3‚Äù tall
- Made in the USA
Amphora (standard version) - $995 USD
Amphora (iPod/iPhone option) - $1245
"How does one describe the sound of nothing? I don‚Äôt want to sell the Amphora short by calling it a straight wire with gain, but there are simply no colorations of the sound, in the frequency domain, that I can ascribe to it. Using the Amphora as a reference, it was easy to pick out the coloration in the excellent Audio-GD C2C. When listening to the C2C by itself, one has to listen hard to notice any real coloration ‚Äì it‚Äôs that good an amp....For a purely SS amp, I am not sure the Amphora has an equal in terms of naturalness and believability of the soundstage.......
So where does that leave us? Well, if you can spend a grand, want the very least editorialization possible, and highly value transparency, and highly value soundstaging capabilities, I would say the Amphora is the biggest no brainer in the history of Earth." Reviewer Head-fi.org Skylab
2-years for any manufacturing related defects (parts and labor included). The Li-Ion battery are not covered under the warranty. Opening the enclosure for any reason other than replacing the battery (as outlined in the included owner's manual) will VOID your warranty.
Because the Amphora is individually hand built there may be a delay in shipping your Amphora. Please email me at Audiolineout@gmail.com to check availability. Current stock status is: Walnut with ipod dock, and Padauk standard, and Padauk with ipod dock. email me for the most current stock at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Take advantage of our special Amphora Package Deals! NOTE: Grado PS1000, and Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones are still not released, order now to reserve yours.
Read the Amphora review by Skylab
Read Amphora users impressions, at the Head-fi.org forum