HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp (on Massdrop)

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  1. Ksorota

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    based on what Justin has stated on headfi it is going to be The same size or a slightly bigger box than the amp chassis. [​IMG]
    Looks about the same size. HeadAmp will Update the original GLMK2 chassis to match the new white LED and lettering. I’m partial to the amber, but not sure is they will add an amber light to the ps.

    Their is still a chance he is working on a larger unit as well, but it hasn’t been mentioned in a while.

    The 800$ price is a bit on the high side, but in reality the only benefit of spending more is to go balanced. I got rid of my GSX mini in favor of the GLMK2, for a couple of reasons but mostly because I could not make the most of the balanced circuit and i felt the lite is hard to beat for the price, particularly used at 300$ And sheer the cap mod.

    I’m very much looking forward to the power supply!
     
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    This belongs to @zerodeefex. Have @Vtory send it to you after he is done. Super curious if a good LPS will sound better than the switcher, which this one has. I think the switcher is holding it back. It's super detailed (both gross and micro detail), but with neutral sources and neutral headphones, the highs were too jumpy. It seemed to work best with darker sources and bassy or laid-back headphones like ZMF Verite and HD650. Curious what you may think. Measurements here as you are already aware: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/gilmore-lite-mk2-measurements.8600/
     
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    The Dedicated power supply is a switcher, but does look like a well built switcher with inductor filers and isolated transformers at least. Looks also well regulated and with a delay relay.

    I am planning on gutting my DIY and putting linear PSU in a separate box and the amp board n a box like the Lite mk2. I've been thinking about this for awhile and now only speeds up this project.
     
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    It's a slightly modded Golden Reference clone supply, the same that's being used in the GSX mk2. I use one per channel in my CFA3 amp. As PSU's go, it's one of the better options. I'd like to see some extra filtering on the SMPSU variant, can't tell how well the GRLV handles high frequency crud.
     
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    I did not remember that I bought this at all. I saw this alert and thought "wtf is @purr1n thinking? Is he confusing me with someone else in his dotage?"
     
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    Wow, @zerodeefex does that mean you didn't even touch your amp since last Nov? :eek:

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    If you think this is the first time I've bought random shit for the forum and have never used it, you'd be mistaken.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Mini: HeadAmp GS-X mini Impressions
     
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    Of course, brother. All you! I heard from Marv I need to get a 5 pin DIN connector to do an LPS.

    Anyone have specs on power requirements? I'm too lazy to look it up but I'll try to build an LPS later this year to try with it
     
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    Lite2's stock power brick is with +/-16V and 1.05A. I believe the same voltages and a little higher current limits (just in case) would suffice.
     
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    Wtf. This sounds eerily familiar to the original. Even the DIN connector looks the same. I need to dig out my original and DPS. Might have a compatible power supply here right now.

    @Hands want me to ship you the original and DPS as well if I can find them? The power supply might be drop in compatible, bwhahahaha.
     
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    Sure, why not?
     
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