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…
|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|
|Total Drive Power||Max 1.5W|
|Input Impedance||50K ohm|
|Output Impedance||<1 ohm|
|Line Voltage||100V, 115/120V, 230/240V|
|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]|