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Bravo Audio V1 Mini Valve Deluxe Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier
I can see that it's rated to drive down to a 20 ohm load, but the specifications also indicate that THD rises pretty significantly when driving lower impedances. Does anybody with low impedance phones have a comment on the sound quality?
Does this unit employ an all tube signal path is this one of those transistor or IC amps followed by a starved plate tube circuit used for effect?
Sorry, I meant to ask: Does this unit employ an all tube signal path OR is this one of those transistor or IC amps followed by a starved plate tube circuit used for effect?Thanks! (apparently there is no way to edit your question...that I could find)
Date published: 2015-08-05
I am interested in using one of these tube headphone amps as a pre amp in front of a DBX 223 active crossover driving a pair of Dayton APA 100 amps. Is this an appropriate application? Thanks.
I went ahead and bought the Bravo headphone amp and indeed it works great as a preamp in the system that I have. With the Bravo as a preamp I have the gain levels on the BDX crossover (input and output) and the APA 100 amps all set at about half and use the volume control on the Bravo from zero to about a half or a little less. Prior to installing the Bravo as a preamp the gain levels were significantly higher on the crossover and amps (close to maxed out) and there was not a single volume control knob.I bought the two Dayton amps, the DBX crossover and the Bravo pre amp for about $400 with connectors from Parts Express and have a very flexible and relatively high quality system. It is set up as a "vertical" biamped system with the low and high from each side going through one of the APA 100 amps.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Can I use this to upgrade my sound from my iPad?
If you wanted to use the headphone output as a line out it will work. I cannot say it will offer any improvements in sound since that is too subjective, but it will likely change the tone due to the tube itself.
Date published: 2014-11-26
hi guys will a sennh amperior 18 omh work with this 20 ohm amp or should look at another amp?THANKS
I would recommend finding an amplifier that is safely rated down to 18 ohms for your headphones.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Could this amp be used as a tube buffer by using a headphone to RCA adaptor and plugging into the input of a amp?
Absolutely. It would make for a nice line-level tube preamplifier.
Date published: 2013-11-09