HeadAmp Gilmore Lite Mk2 Headphone Amp In The House! First Impressions And Unboxing Pics

I first heard the $499 HeadAmp Gilmore Lite Mk2 headphone amplifier at AXPONA this year. I was so impressed with how it drove a pair of Meze’s Flagship Empyrean headphones that I had to reach out to the company for a unit to put through the paces at the crib. Thankfully, HeadAmp obliged and sent a unit out for review.

The Gilmore Lite is a relatively small Class A design with the gusto to drive any headphone out there. It has dual analog inputs and a pre-out to allow usage as a preamp, and It’s built like a tank. Every one is also handmade in the U.S of A, something you don’t hear much anymore.

So far I have run it with a pair or Mr. Speakers Aeon Flow Closed and a pair of Focal Elears, and the results have been impressive. Stay tuned for the review…

Here are the specs and unboxing pics…

Electrical

Power Supply Universal 100-240V 50-60Hz AC compatible, IEC inlet
Type Low noise JFET input; Pure Class A bipolar transistor output
Frequency Response 10Hz-90KHz +/-0.2dB
THD+N <0.006%
Total Drive Power Max 1.5W
Gain 7.5X (16.5dB)
Input Impedance 50K ohm
Output Impedance <1 ohm
Line Voltage 100V, 115/120V, 230/240V
Power Consumption 10W

Mechanical

Volume Control Alps Blue Potentiometer
Inputs 2 sets RCA jacks
Outputs 1 6.5mm headphone jack, 1 set RCA active-preamplifier jacks
Dimensions – Amplifier 5.75in [146mm] W x 6.75in [171mm] D x 2in [51mm] H
Shipping Weight 4lb [1.8Kg]

 

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