HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp

The Modern Purist’s Dynamic Amp

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.

HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 Headphone Amp

Specs

  • HeadAmp
  • Amplifier type: Dynamic solid state (JFET, bipolar transistors)
  • Class of operation: Class A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >100 dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: <0.006%
  • Gain: 7.5x / 16.5 dB
  • Input impedance: 50 kohms
  • Output impedance: <1 ohm
  • Output power: 1.5 watts
  • Inputs/outputs: 2x RCA inputs, 1 1/4" headphone out, RCA active-preamplifier out
  • Power consumption: 10 watts
  • Power supply options: 100V, 115V, 230V
  • Made in the USA

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 20, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.