Despite appearances, you don’t have to shell out a small fortune for a high-performance headphone amplifier. Producers of some of the most affordable tube amps around, Bravo Audio packs an absurd amount of power into its products for the price tags. One of the company's most popular models, the Bravo V2 features an open-air design and a high-quality tube, making for exquisite sound.
In addition to just looking cool, the open-air design lets in more air flow and results in optimal cooling. Set in the middle of the device, a Shu Guan 12AU7 tube produces a warm sound signature that brightens up your music without blowing it out. This makes it the ideal dance partner to a darker set of headphones, like the Sennheiser HD 650. As the V2 uses 12AU7 / ECC82 standard tubes, the parts can be easily swapped out if you’re into tube rolling.
The V2 supports output impedances between 20 and 600 ohms, letting you power everything from Audio-Technica ATH M50s to the Beyerdynamic DT880 600-ohm edition. Accepting both RCA and 1/8-inch inputs, the Bravo V2 amp pairs well with a DAC and works just fine on its own. If you’re ready for high performance at a low cost, it’s time to call for an encore.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 9, 2018 PT.
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