Most interesting thing I’ve seen thus far in terms of headphone related news is the new iFi iCAN Phantom doing both e-stat and conventional headphone duties, whenever it gets released. I wouldn’t expect it to be as good as a dedicated high end e-stat amp as the combos always seem to have some concessions, but still very interesting. Also, that massive 2 million dollar horn set up is huge
Theres some great content on youtube of people sharing their experience via videos, I’ll link a couple channels to check out.
Alright so the new iFi Phantom iCan is real interesting. I also tried it with the Shang Jr. And it had no issues with them. Was listening at about 40 on the volume knob. Of they can launch it without any QC issues, I think
iFi may have introduced a solution to the barrier to entry of the e-stat market.
There was this brand new amp out of France that was absolutely ridiculous. $18,000 but was incredible with the Susvara. I expect it to become pretty well known in short order once they have product in the wild. Kallyste Améthyste
Wow. Nothing like a good side tube.
You don’t see that often. It was only in old military equipment. Some were even upside down. Cool to see in an amp. I like the presentation. 18 grand ? I’ll stick with my WA22. Stay in my lane if you will.
Heres a weird one. I noticed this on the banner on the wall of the massive ESD Acoustic horn set up. For anyone who was at the show, did they happen to have a model out for demo? Their website doesn’t seem to have any info apart from the single photo. Look like its a DD, maybe just a concept rendering. Not sure.