The Gilmore Lite mk2 is a miniaturized version of Kevin Gilmore’s discrete dynamic headphone circuit. It represents a modern purist’s approach to dynamic headphone amplification, and is as close as possible to the holy grail of headphone amplification: a “wire with gain.” This celebrated Class A design includes matched new old stock (NOS) Toshiba JFETs in the input stage. Plus, it’s been upgraded with a more powerful, extremely low-noise, thermally-managed output, derived from the flagship GS-X mk2. This amplifier is appropriate for both low- and high-impedance dynamic headphones at low and high sensitivities. The chassis is laser-engraved with lettering in a warm bronze tone, and the case features precision machining, a finely textured matte black finish, and a hand-polished black anodized volume knob.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of 100V, 115V, or 230V.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 17, 2019 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.